Mason: UI losing faculty due to budget cuts

State Board of Regents President and leaders of the three regent institutions met with the Education Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday to discuss next year’s budget.

Iowa not alone in education funding woes

Data collected by the Grapevine Survey show Midwestern states are cutting funding by 10 percent or more.

Bill would force UI to sell $140 million Pollock painting

Some lawmakers said selling Jackson Pollock’s famous “Mural” painting would create revenue for scholarships.

Downtown donation ‘meters’ collect $900

Iowa City’s donation meters have hauled in $900 so far, and officials now have plans to decorate the devices.

UI lifetime-enrichment adult program expands

The University of Iowa Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program offers an array of learning opportunities for locals this spring, including a class about military in pop culture.

UI students hail mini ‘Cash Cab’

The imitation of the Discovery Channel’s hit show “Cash Cab” is one of the events sponsored by the Campus Activity Board in preparation for an appearance from the show’s host, Ben Bailey, on Feb. 18.

Real Records closes after 25 years

Craig Kessler, owner and operator of Real Records, has decided to close his storefront to pursue other interests in music.

Grad students seek advisors

Graduate College Dean John Keller said more graduate students are seeking non-academic jobs, and they need additional career guidance.

Parking rates to increase

At a Staff Council meeting Wednesday, officials decided to increase parking rates each year from 2012 to 2016 as a way to help pay for Hancher’s replacement and the new children’s hospital.

UI students experience Israel for free

Increasing donations to the Taglit-Birthright foundation are funding free trips to Israel for more Jewish students.

Local video rentals take a hit

The owner of one video rental shop, That’s Rentertainment, said the store will likely close in the next month or two.

UI launches program for cultural competency

The UI’s Staff Language and Culture Services plans to relaunch a program on accents in workplace.

UI seeks new ways to prevent flu

A new UIHC study seeks to identify a new cure for influenza. Meanwhile, Student Health officials said they’re eager for next year’s vaccines.

Spotlight: Professor finds joy in defunct gadgets

UI professor Robin Hemley and some of his graduate students started an online bi-annual magazine honoring defunct objects, cultures, and ideas.

Man arrested for bar theft

Coralville man charged for throwing urine at officer

NL City Council approves credit union

Judge overrules ninja robber dismissal

Former Iowa City surgeon seeks case review

CR man files suit against IC police for excessive force

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