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Surcharge refunds start today

After Gov. Chet Culver signed a bill sending $14.4 million to the UI, officials will use the money to refund the spring surcharge to students ($100 for full-time and prorated for part-time) starting today.


Bar owners could drop drink specials with 21-ordinance

$1-you-call-it deals may not be around for much longer, as bar officials fear a loss of revenue with a loss of the 19- and 20-year-old crowd.


Healing the vets with art

The internationally known Combat Paper Project visited the UI this week to work with veterans. They’ll host an open house to showcase the work today.


Program to replace jail with education

A proposal by Johnson County prosecutor Janet Lyness will require individuals with first-time offenses for alcohol (public intoxication or PAULA) or marijuana (possession of 10 grams or less) to complete educational and treatment sessions instead of paying fines or serving jail time.


After winning the Pulitzer Prize

“I feel like what the prize does is … authenticates and encourages me to keep going along the same exact way that I’ve always been,” Paul Harding told The Daily Iowan. “It all worked out.”


Carrying water, raising awareness

On Thursday, students participated in Be Hope to Her, an event sponsored by the nonprofit organization Nuru International. The event is meant to raise awareness of the daily journey of millions of women in developing countries.


Iowa City Tea Party draws diverse crowd

Hundreds gathered in downtown Iowa City Thursday to protest what they say is too much government spending.


Spotlight Iowa City: National group honors UI professor

UI Professor Kim Marra will be celebrated this weekend for her life’s work and passion in theater.


Authorities can’t find man accused in shooting

A Cedar Rapids man accused of shooting an Iowa City man outside the now-closed Los Cocos bar has violated his probation, according to court documents.


Video: Greek Nation Follies

Check out a video feature from the event.


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