12 UI students arrested in dorm bust

Area authorities executed 11 search warrants Monday night in Currier and Mayflower, accusing the UI students of numerous drug- and alcohol-related charges, including possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, and PAULA.

Locals stuck in Europe by ash cloud

University of Iowa Associate Professor of Spanish Denise Filios and her husband, UI English Professor Jon Wilcox, were supposed to fly home late last week from London. But instead, they won’t leave London until at least Thursday. They hope.

UI expands living-learning communities

Though they don’t yet have the blueprint, University of Iowa officials know that within the next five years, they want each incoming freshman’s home to be among a group of like-minded peers.

School Board interviews first finalist for superintendent

Mark Bezek said on Tuesday Iowa City is a “mirror image” of the Elk River School District in Minnesota, where he has been superintendent for four years. He said the two are similar in terms of students and operating budget.

Officials: Diversity officers important to universities’ mission

A growing number of institutions are employing officials charged with fostering diversity among students and employees.

Police charge 3 in drug bust

Iowa City police arrested three men on drug charges at an Iowa City residence Monday night.

City High student charged with bringing gun to school

Tyler Wright, 15, was charged with carrying weapons on school grounds.

Culver to sign nursing bill on campus

Gov. Chet Culver will visit the University of Iowa campus today to sign nursing legislation into law.

Obama to visit Iowa again

As part of his “Main Street Tour,” President Obama will visit Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois on April 27 and 28.

Spotlight: Hearing his own string theory

Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand is a luthier — a maker of stringed instruments — and runs the Heartland String Bass Shop in his Iowa City home. He specializes in double basses.

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