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Regents approve 5 percent tuition hike to offset state cuts

Experts said the 5 and 6 percent increases aren’t drastic compared to some states, but students said they worried about footing an ever-growing tuition bill.


Officials: Rhabdo scare should be national wake-up call

Officials cleared all coaches, players, and trainers of wrong-doing, but failed to find the root cause of the hospitalization of 13 Hawkeye football players.


Meditation on the rise locally, nationally

An increasing number of students and community members are learning the skill of meditation to find relief in their busy lives, local instructors said.


Regent nominees against Branstad’s higher-ed cuts

Two of Branstad’s three nominees to the state Board of Regents said they didn’t agree with his budget proposal, which would slash higher education funding.


Drug shortages hit Iowa City

The national drug shortage crisis has caused hospitals across the country to worry about the well-being of patients and has affected both the UIHC and local pharmacies.


Regents approve Hawkeye Court razing, other housing plans

Regents approved extending the UI’s contract with The Lodge while voting to demolish 76 flood-damaged units at Hawkeye Court.


Spotlight: UI grad deals with others’ crises

John Shean, the Crisis Intervention Coordinator at the Johnson County Crisis Center, works long hours to make sure he’s always available to those who need help.


UIHC revenue growing for fiscal 2011

UIHC revenue grew by 11 percent over the last year, and the cash flow operating margin increased by almost 50 percent, but officials remained concerned with the length of patient stays.


Some question governor’s education summit

Experts are split about whether Gov. Terry Branstad’s summit is a sign of his commitment to education, or mere political theater.


Flood Center unveils Des Moines flood maps

Des Moines is the latest in a series of cities to develop an inundation map to better prepare for flood mitigation.


UIHC employee files defamation claim against former employee


Man sues state over wife’s death


Regents approve two UI honorary doctorates


Parking rates to rise


Regents approve cutting German Ph.D., reopening M.A.


COGS bargaining agreement ratified


B.O.B. concert canceled


Trump to headline Republican dinner


Pilot in Kinnick flyover resigns from military


Itoh pleads guilty to lesser charge


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