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Barta: Background checks on athletes worth discussing

Iowa ranked second out of the top 25 football programs in the country for the number of football players with criminal records.


UI relies more on endowments as state funding dwindles

Nationwide, more public universities have invested in more endowments.


Field House still popular even with new rec center

Harry Ostrander, the director of UI Recreational Services, the Field House will remain unchanged until it becomes a financial burden or under-utilized.


Local schools shun science fairs, students turn to outside competitions

Many local schools are sending interested students to regional and state science competitions.


Students, local teachers call for labor rights

Protesters gathered on the UI campus Wednesday to speak out against proposed budget cuts and limitations on collective-bargaining rights.


Local bookstores not worried about e-book effects

Many local book shop owners said they’re lucky to be in Iowa City, a literary community they believe won’t abandon traditional books.


UI celebrates women’s month

Some officials said the UI’s lack of policy on maternity leave is problematic for female faculty.


Spotlight: Costume store supervisor never stops helping

Gazing around the closet in the Studio Arts Building through her red-rimmed glasses, costume-shop supervisor Megan Petkewec appears nonchalant about the peanut costume in the corner and hoop skirts along the back wall.


Supervisors propose county budget

Johnson County residents will see a 23 cent drop in their tax levies for fiscal 2012 if supervisors approve a budget proposal presented Wednesday night.


Legislators pass nuclear energy bill

A panel of Iowa legislators voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a bill allowing Iowa energy companies to expand the use of nuclear power. And the University of Iowa could be heavily involved in the process, some experts said.


Police: Man drove two women to IC against their will


West has perfect ACT score


Future unsure for Hawkeye Court


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