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Expert: Branstad public-records exemption unique

Open-records advocates are praising a bill that would create a state board to handle public information complaints, but said exempting Iowa’s governor from the committee’s oversight would likely be an anomaly.


Action Party wins UISG election

President-elect Elliot Higgins and Vice-President-elect Brittany Caplin ran uncontested this year.


UI gives youth health-care experience

Project HOPE aims to offer health sciences career education to children of under-represented minorities and rural communities.


UI students attempt to raise farm bill awareness

The UI Environmental Coalition is hosting a work day with the Food and Water Watch organization to inform the community of the importance of the federal Fair Farm Bill.


Culinary schools face scrutiny

Nationwide, some legislators have recently criticized the economic strength of culinary degrees: Do recent graduates make enough to justify the often large amounts of student debt?


Two IC high school students to appear on NPR

A cello player and alto saxophonist from West High auditioned for a spot to appear on an NPR broadcast.


Students to send paper cranes to Japan

The origami figures from the 1 Million Crane Project will go towards a memorial art project.


Local musicians and music instructors wary of standardized rankings

While many school and private music teachers have broad guidelines for progressions, musicians worry too much standardization could restrict creativity.


National leaders meet at injury prevention conference

On Thursday, the Injury Prevention Research Center, based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, hosted the “Federal Partnerships to Prevent Injuries” conference, an event in conjunction with the 2011 National Public Health Week to discuss safety.


Supervisors approve bridge connection

Two days after Iowa City city councilors completed plans to create a pedestrian trail for local bikers and runners along the Iowa River, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors said they were unaware a portion of the trail would consist of a sidewalk attached to a county-owned bridge.


Branstad signs concussion bill


IC’s unemployment rate nearly best in U.S.


Dance Marathon’s center to be dedicated


Iowa leads in wind power


Correction


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