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Metro briefs

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 19, 2015 5:00 AM

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New sandwich shop to open in mall

The Old Capitol Town Center will see a new sandwich operation soon.

Wisconsin-based Erbert and Gerbert’s will open a store later this year, likely in April or May, a corporate official confirmed.

The mall previously had a Quiznos, which closed in December 2014.

The location will be the first in Iowa among over 50 nationwide, primarily in the Midwest.

Hawk Alert test today

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will test its Hawk Alert system at 10 a.m. today.

The system notifies campus members of emergency situations through text message and phone.

Hawk Alert is programmed to resend messages should a recipient not answer.

Job fair coming soon

Around 160 organizations will attend an upcoming job fair.

The event will take place in the IMU Main Lounge from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fair, scheduled for Feb. 25, will allow employers — including ACT, Berkshire Hathaway, IBM, and Wells Fargo — to reach out to students.

College of Education reaches goal

The UI College of Education has heightened its fund-raising goal after surpassing it this year.

The school has raised $30 million — the initial aim — since 2008, the year the college’s fundraising campaign began.

The goal is now to raise $35 million by 2016.

Initiatives the fundraising supports include scholarships and the Belin-Blank Honors Center.

— by Chris Higgins

Man charged with theft

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of stealing a car.

Navel Aguilar, 32, was charged with second-degree theft on Tuesday.

According to online court documents, a person reported that her 2009 red Toyota Yaris had been stolen. She witnessed the theft, the document said.

Aguilar was stopped near West Branch and taken into custody.

Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman


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