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UI grad student builds bamboo bike, rides across Iowa

For the past seven months, University of Iowa graduate student and Fulbright Scholar Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz has been working on building a bamboo-frame bicycle to ride in RAGBRAI to raise awareness about the effects of global climate change on rural bamboo-craft communities in the Philippines. She hopes her trip, which she calls the “Bamboo on New […]

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Iowa City Pride gears up for Rainbow Run 5k

Pride Fest

Iowa City Pride is hosting the eighth annual Rainbow Run/Walk 5K in Iowa City’s Lower City Park on Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. As in previous years, proceeds from the event will support the Iowa City Pride Festival, which will be held in the Ped Mall on June 21. According to Rainbow Run organizer […]

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