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Branstad derails IC-Chicago rail funding

Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday the state would not provide funding needed for the Iowa City-Chicago rail service in the near future.


Intense workouts preceded hospitalization of 13 football players

The muscle injury syndrome known as rhabdomyolysis likely resulted in connection with intense but NCAA-permitted off-season workouts.


City officials would support downtown manager position

City Manager Tom Markus and several city councilors said they would likely be in favor of creating the position, which would oversee the development of downtown.


Law students aid abused female prisoners

Former Gov. Chet Culver commuted a woman’s 30-year prison sentence after a pair of UI law students spent nearly two years helping end her prison sentence.


Studio Arts still awaits plans for a new home

The Studio Arts Building remains the last flood-damaged building without plans for a new, permanent replacement.


New public health building on track

Since the University of Iowa College of Public Health opened in 1999, it’s been scattered throughout 16 different buildings on campus. By January 2012, that will change.


North Side residents upset after unique street signs are stolen

A local artist made the stolen street signs in 2005 as part of an initiative to generate more public art in the neighborhood.


Students open moped business

Starting this March, students will be able to rent mopeds for three-month, one-month, week-long, and day-long periods.


UI to offer M.F.A in book arts

The UI’s Center for the Book, which integrates both the art and cultural sides of book making, will house the new M.F.A program that is set to start this fall.


UI follows retention trends

Though retention rates at four-year public colleges diped from 2005 to 2008 nationally, retention has since rebounded, a recent study shows.


Students can now ‘grab and go’ for meals at Burge

Through a new service out of Burge’s Carnival Room, busy UI students can now grab their lunch on the go.


Volunteering up among students

An increasing number of students are involved in volunteer organizations at the UI.


City library wants funds for security, technology

The Iowa City Public Library has asked city councilors for more money, but likely won’t get it due to a tight budget this year.


Spotlight: French journalist learns about America

UI teaching assistant Sebastian Compagnon came to Iowa to be with his American girlfriend. Now, he’s studying the country’s changing journalism landscape.


School Board bans weapons


Firefighter asks council to reconsider cuts


Cab driver charged with sex assault


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