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Rod Blum opponent Monica Vernon leads rally against First Amendment Defense Act

Supporters of Monica Vernon — Democratic candidate for for Iowa’s First Congressional District campaigning to unseat incumbent Congressman Rod Blum — gathered with Vernon in front of Blum’s Cedar Rapids office today and voiced opposition to the congressman’s First Amendment Defense Act. The bill would roll back equality legislation and allow businesses to refuse service […]

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Mediterranean-inspired coffeeshop ‘Cortado’ to open this fall in downtown Iowa City

Signage appeared this weekend announcing a new coffeeshop in downtown Iowa City — Cortado Coffee & Café, 26 S. Clinton Street (the former location of Austin Burke Clothier). Reached for comment, co-owner Yochai Harel shared his background and hopes for Cortado, mentioning that it will provide espresso and coffee drinks while bringing “some Mediterranean flavor […]

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COGS: Harreld comments that unprepared teachers ‘should be shot’ are a threat to university safety

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In a statement released today, the union representing graduate student workers at the University of Iowa (COGS) responded to UI President Bruce Harreld’s Dec. 9 remarks to UI staff council that unprepared instructors should be shot. President Harreld described his comments in an email to librarian Lisa Gardinier as “an unfortunate off-the-cuff remark,” the Associated […]

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Just Announced: Edward Snowden to join live lecture and Q&A via satellite at Englert Theatre

Intelligence not Mistaken but Fixed for War Englert Theatre — Monday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The University of Iowa Lecture Committee and Veterans for Peace announced today that Edward Snowden will be participating live in next Monday’s lecture, “Intelligence not Mistaken but Fixed for War,” featuring former CIA anlayst Ray McGovern and FBI whistle […]

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