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UI making changes to HawkAlert

The emergency-notification system — which has been alerting the university community since 2007 via text, phone, and e-mail — is undergoing several changes set to be complete within the next month.


Iowa students to lobby at the Capitol today

More than 300 students from Iowa’s regent universities are expected to make a trip to Des Moines today to speak against the ongoing cuts to higher education funding.


Glee sparks local show choir interest

Officials at schools across the state said they’ve noticed changes in their show choir programs since the start of the television series Glee.


Ms. Wheelchair pageant celebrates character

Designed for women ages 21 to 60 who use a wheelchair for 100 percent of their daily mobility, the Ms. Wheelchair competition aims to select an accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for people with disabilities.


Speaker addresses local Arab discrimination

James Zogby, an author and the founder of the Arab American Institute, spoke as part of “WorldCanvass” in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber on Sunday evening. He talked to a crowd of more than 50 about the misconceptions between Americans and Arabs and how to combat them.


IC school district discusses budget

Iowa City School District officials said the remainder of their $2.4 million stimulus funds will help them avoid major staff reductions, but a slew of other options will be on the chopping block as the budget tightens.


UI students bare (almost) all for charity

More than 400 UI Students and area residents ran in the Nearly Naked Mile race on March 5 and donated over 2,000 pounds of clothing to the Salvation Army.


Spotlight: Dogs act as student’s art subjects

UI student Kelly Jones paints a unique subject: her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


Police look for hit-and-run driver


UI Health Care human-resources official named


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