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City taxes to rise under approved budget

Though the City Council reduced the proposed tax levy by around 50 cents, Iowa City property owners will pay $866 in city taxes starting July 1 — up from about $833 in fiscal 2011.


Athletics committee members frustrated with lack of communication

Members said they hope to be more informed and take a more active role in decision-making following the hospitalization of 13 football players last month.


Peace Corps volunteers recall service on 50-year anniversary

University of Iowa Peace Corps alumni gathered to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary and shared stories of their time abroad.


Students send ‘Pollock’ T-shirts to legislator

University of Iowa art students packaged the splattered T-shirts to be shipped to the lawmaker who suggesting sellling the UI’s Jackson Pollock painting.


Gingrich likely to announce bid for presidency nomination

Newt Gingrich is one of three governors considered likely presidential candidates to have visited Iowa in the last several weeks.


UI to offer Harry Potter course

The honors course, set for spring 2012, will likely have room for 19 students.


Officials split on whether students need doctors’ notes

UI health officials implemented a policy in 1998 discouraging students from going to Student Health only to obtain an excuse form. And if a student does go in to get one, most of the time, the medical staff will refuse to write it.


Event pushes hiring vets

The event was the first session of a four-part webinar series about human-relations issues surrounding soldiers, military members, and veterans.


Spotlight: UI student provided medical care to Haitians

This past winter break, Kristen Jogerst, 21, and a group of around 15 others traveled to Port-au-Prince and the village of Camatin to distribute medical care.


Woman arrested after leaving children home alone


UI alumna dies after jumping from bridge on I-80


2 North Liberty men arrested for meth


Obama Names Branstad co-head of governor’s panel


Student leaders prep for Regents Day


Philip Roth to be honored


Grad-student group votes for Bijou funding


City mulls recycling changes


Provost search panel wants candidates on campus by April


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