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More than 50 apply for alcohol administrator job

Fifty-two people have applied to oversee the UI’s efforts to combat binge drinking, and officials hope to have someone start by June or July.


UI may host some West High classes as overcrowding continues

Overcrowding at West High School is prompting officials to look at various options, including expanding and remodeling facilities, moving programming off-site, and eventually building a third high school.


National group: UI’s rhabdo analysis correct

A national athletic training group said the squat workout that hospitalized 13 Hawkeye football players has no place in college athletics.


Athletics committee chair concerned over group’s role

The chair of the Presidential Committee on Athletics said the committee lacks any power in its advisory capacity and often learns of major events through the media before being told by officials.


Threat Assessment Team has had 400 referrals

The Threat Assessment Team was consulted in about 400 matters since its inception in 2008, but officials said the high number is positive and indicative of knowledge of the team.


Local darts group loses half of its players with 21 ordinance

About 150 people are part of the Iowa City Dart League, which meet multiple times a week at various bars and have fall, winter/spring, and summer seasons.


Summer of the Arts line up announced

Organizers said they are hoping to reach a larger demographic this year and announced some expanded series’.


Officials award construction contract for new elementary school

School Board members voted unanimously to award construction of Norman Borlaug Elementary to City Construction, whose bid was $10,595,000.


UI students seek to help teen parents

Students from the UI career leadership academy organized an event to help teen parents with necessary job skills.


House Dems laud accomplishments for students

Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said health-care reform and improvements to the student-loan system have put millions of students in college, but students said despite the health care provisions, they are still struggling financially.


More seek public service jobs

Local and national officials said college graduates working for smaller nonprofits and public-service organizations seems to be an emerging trend.


Spotlight: Local puppeteer creates and performs original shows

Monica Leo displays her hand-crafted puppets through her company, Eulenspiegel Puppets.


Locals get to the root of their food

Backyard Abundance said they’ve seen more people at workshops interested in learning to grow their own food.


Police: Man allegedly assaulted in Maclean did not know attackers


IRL consultant points to progress


Coralville announces 4thFEST line-up


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