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Lauren Shotwell

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 13, 2017

An ongoing art gallery displayed in the Little Village Iowa City office challenges society’s conceptions of people living in prisons. “A Glimpse Inside: Art Produced in Iowa Prisons,” which will...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 8, 2017

The fourth NewBoCo Launch Day event on Thursday night showcased four of eight startups that have gone through this years’ Iowa Startup Accelerator in the hopes of turning innovative ideas...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 4, 2017

Pres Maxson, a 2002 University of Iowa graduate, published his second novel, Pigeon, in October. The book, a rollicking romp through the made-up world of a Parisian uber-elite sports club,...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 4, 2017

Eight local high school students will join Lindsey Stirling during her performance Tuesday at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Sophie Pionek, a cellist from Jefferson High School in...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Nov 15, 2017

Organic farmers, experts and those interested in getting into organic production will gather on the University of Iowa campus this Sunday and Monday, Nov. 19-20, for the 17th annual Iowa...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Nov 6, 2017

The Cedar Rapids Community School District is holding three public input sessions gathering feedback on its Facilities Master Plan -- which includes plans to close eight elementary schools and rebuild...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 20, 2017

A group of activists and community members gathered on the south side of Cedar Rapids Thursday afternoon outside a nondescript building with a tiny sign: "Homeland Security." They were protesting...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 12, 2017

The U.S. plans to withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, but Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Executive Director John Kenyon said he doesn't believe...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 6, 2017

The grocery store chain Trader Joe’s opened its much-anticipated Coralville store Friday morning to a line of shoppers eager to browse the tiki-themed aisles and bring home some of the...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 3, 2017

Author and Iowa City resident Susan Futrell starts out her book 'Good Apples: Behind Every Bite' with the auction of the oldest commercial apple orchard in Iowa: an orchard outside...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Sep 25, 2017

According to the report by Ryan J. Foley, the business man was recruited in secret -- with Regents flouting Iowa's open meetings and records laws by using private email accounts...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Sep 21, 2017

A newly announced marathon, Run CRANDIC, will set off from The NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids and take runners all the way to the goal line of the University...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Sep 20, 2017

Cathy Glasson, who up until now had been running an exploratory campaign, formally announced her official candidacy Tuesday evening in Cedar Rapids, with simultaneous events in seven additional Iowa towns....

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Aug 1, 2017

Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe, the recently published book by University of Iowa Assistant Professor Inara Verzemnieks,...