Legislators, regents still grapple over sabbaticals

Regents and university officials still fervently support “career development awards,” which allow faculty members to take paid leave from teaching for research and projects.

Students try for alcohol-free dance club

Two UI students missed going downtown and dancing. So they decided to create an opportunity for underage students to let loose — without alcohol.

Judge to consider reduced charges, acquittal for Everson

The first several days of former Hawkeye football player Cedric Everson’s sexual-abuse trial brought conflicting testimony and a judge is now deciding whether the state’s case is enough for a jury to convict.

UIHC officials move on children’s tower, without grant

Officials say not receiving the competitive grant — through the Infrastructure to Expand Access to Care Program — was “disappointing.” But they weren’t relying on the grant for the estimated $280 million project, and original plans didn’t include the grant.

More downtown bars close

Predictions that the downtown landscape would change with a 21-ordinance seem to be coming true — several bars have closed with the new law in place, and many occurred while students were away.

City proposes revisions to liquor-license law

Iowa City City Council sent revisions to the Iowa Legislature suggesting changes in liquor licensing law. The revisions would require bars to not be classified as “public nuisances.”

Service kicks off week-long MLK celebration

The event at Bethel AME church event marked the beginning of the Celebration of Human rights event series — a week of celebration centered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day today.

Locals decry new Huckleberry Finn edits

A publisher will release a version of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with all instances of the “n-word” removed. Some in the literary community believe this could ruin the intended anti-racist message of the novel.

UI to launch campaign against sleep deprivation

The University of Iowa is launching a campaign next fall to help staff find ways to get more sleep. The campaign will focus on increasing productivity through more energized employees.

UI graduate degree growth following national trend

The University of Iowa’s health sciences has seen one of the largest enrollment increases in the last decade, consistent with national numbers.

Rec center to open earlier

Coralville man charged with assault

UI Staff Council accepting nominations

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