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UI: Consultant fee to revamp classification system was justified

The UI paid an outside consultant more than $560,000 to help redesign the staff classification system, an amount one official called “reasonable.”


Law applications up at UI, down nationwide

UI law school leaders said the number of applications to the college are increasing, despite a national decline in law school applications.


Margaret Crocco to lead education college

Margaret Crocco will become the 15th dean of the UI College of Education, returning to the Midwest after 20 years working on the East Coast.


10,000 Hours Show picks DJ Earworm

For the first time, the year-end performance will be also open to the general public.


Writers’ Workshop partners with high-school students

City High students met with four members of the Workshop as part of the first session of a pilot partnership program aimed at connecting student writers with professionals.


Panelists to discuss Iowa energy use today

The “Green Energy for the Future” event will focus on motivating local businesses to reduce energy waste and become more sustainable.


Theater, Foreign Relations Council partner

The Syringa Tree wrestles with centuries of South Africa’s fragmented history, and the two organizations hosted a session to examine the historical and social background of the production.


Business school to offer distance degree

The UI Tippie College of Business will now offer people a chance to get a degree exclusively through online coursework, a growing trend nationwide.


Spotlight: UI instructor leads Iowa percussion

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


Iowa man leads deputies on 140 mph chase


Local man arrested for driving drunk for the third time


City council to change work session time


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