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Farmers’ Market, with tweaks, returns

This season, there will be 25 more vendors, a change in hours of operation, and wine sellers. These changes stem from suggestions and a 2009 survey of Farmers’ Market patrons and vendors, which also found that 31 percent of patrons were between the ages of 17 and 25.


Mason: No cliff effect in budget

University of Iowa officials said they are confident they have dodged any layoffs, furloughs, or a budget plunge for next year, and they plan to increase faculty salary.


Report: Grad school attrition rising

With postgraduate education a necessity for top jobs across the nation, universities need to catch up, a national report said.


Men and women ‘take back the night’

More than 50 men and women took to the streets Thursday night carrying signs and chanting to protest sexual abuse and assault that afflicts women all across the country.


Regents seek to boost minority retention

Regent President David Miles said this plan is the first time the regents have set specific targets for graduation rates. The rates are at 68.4 percent for non-minorities and a 54.7 percent for underrepresented minorities — a 13.7 percent difference.


Congressional candidates speak at forum

The candidates discussed the status of the Republican party in Iowa’s 2nd District, which is currently represented by Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa.


Seniors’ Wellness Fair to be held today

Iowa City senior citizens will enjoy everything from Sloppy Joes to free health screenings at the first ever Older Americans Wellness Fair today at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.


Spotlight Iowa City: Dance Marathon head keeps busy

UI senior Kyle Walters finds himself dancing through a marathon of activities.


State ACLU turns 75

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Saturday with an event at the University Athletic Club.


2 homicide trials rescheduled

Two Iowa City men accused of murder in unrelated incidents have filed to have their trials reset, and one motion was granted Thursday.


Brothers trial reset

The trial for an Iowa City man suing Brothers Bar & Grill has been reset, according to court documents.


Regents re-elect Miles, Evans

The state Board of Regents re-elected David Miles as the regents’ president on Thursday.


Culver signs weapons bill

Gov. Chet Culver signed legislation Thursday aiming to standardize who can receive a weapons permit, according to a press release from the governor’s office.


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