Some professors dislike changes to sexual-harassment policy

Some are concerned the changes won’t let alleged offenders respond to allegations.

Back in Iowa, Obama salutes green jobs

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Green jobs will be a key to economic recovery across the country, President Obama said during a visit to Iowa on Tuesday.

UI to build new women’s health center

National Institutes of Health recently awarded the UI a $2.2 million grant to establish the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development Center.

Panhandlers may soon face restrictions downtown

Iowa City city councilors voted in favor of an ordinance that would expand regulations on panhandling downtown, prohibiting solicitation on the Pedestrian Mall within 20 feet of an ATM and within 10 feet of a building or mobile vendor. It needs two more readings to pass.

Murley to be new Iowa City School District superintendent

School Board members announced they had chosen Stephen Murley, from Wausau, Wis., from a pool of three candidates at their Tuesday board meeting. Murley will replace Lane Plugge, who is leaving to take a similar position.

Drug charges don’t bring automatic banishment

Recently arrested University of Iowa students were not permanently removed from the residence halls or expelled from the university despite previous drug charges on campus.

Graduate council doesn’t act on travel grants

The University of Iowa Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students was unable to reach a unanimous decision at its meeting Tuesday regarding the council’s plans to expand an existing grant program that provides money for graduate students looking to travel abroad.

Locals make another train pitch

Officials will reapply for federal funding for a rail line between Iowa City and Chicago after Gov. Chet Culver signed legislation on Monday setting aside $6.5 million for the project.

Spotlight Iowa City: Not the bird whisperer, but close

UI alumna Meredith Caskey, who works with children at the UI’s School of the Wild nature program, has a gift for teaching students about the outdoors.

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