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Branstad backs restoring funds to higher education

In an interview with The Daily Iowan on Tuesday, Gov. Terry Branstad defended his cuts to higher education and promised to restore funding when he is able.


Parents hope for alternative charter school

Local parents are seeking to open a public elementary school based on the Montessori method.


Piano Lounge gets new liquor license, new location

After closing because of a liquor-license denial, the Piano Lounge is set to open at its Gilbert Street location under new ownership.


UI reps lobby at Capitol for Hawkeye Caucus Day

Whether through trips to the Capitol, letter-writing campaigns, or other innovative methods — members of Hawkeye Caucus want to interact with politicians more frequently in hopes they will defend funding Iowa’s regents institutions in the future.


House bill slashes Pell Grants

A U.S. House bill would slash nearly $6 billion from federal Pell Grant funds if the Senate fails to prevent a government shutdown today.


Up to 60 K-12 jobs could be lost in IC

Under a worst-case scenario prediction, with increased labor costs and potential zero percent allowable growth, officials say up to 60 people could lose their jobs this month.


Evaluation of online courses questioned

The UI uses only student evaluations for its online courses, but experts said that should only be a small part of the process.


Spotlight: Finding the joy in writing

Mark Mayer, who is in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop — a program whose alumni have won 17 Pulitzer prizes — is in charge of the four to five undergraduate workshops per semester along with Writers’ Workshop member Adrienne Raphel.


Englert exec, Mission Creek co-founder arrested


Councilors approve surveys for strategic plan


Two local stores fined


Council approves recreation trail


Water main improvement approved


Senate confirms new regents


Regents ask for public input on ISU presidential search


Woman charged with stealing and selling car


Lawmaker pulls amendment for children of officers


Santorum to speak in Cedar Rapids


Legislature bans investment in Iran


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