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Emboldened by last year’s success, the Green Room lecture series returns

The Green Room is returning to the Englert Theatre this fall. The six-week lecture series, which kicks off on Monday, Sept. 10 with rapper, singer and writer Dessa, is free and open to the public. The Monday night series will feature speakers and performers recognized as leaders in their fields, and highlight nonprofits doing important […]

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Faculty Forward Iowa and UI agree to new benefits for non-tenure track faculty

Non-tenure track faculty at the University of Iowa will finally receive some of the same standard benefits as their tenured colleagues do, thanks to an agreement between the university administration and Faculty Forward Iowa (FFI). “The new policy, which starts on Sept. 1, gives us some much-needed benefits,” said Faye Bartram, visiting assistant professor of […]

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Christine Ralston and Bruce Teague announce they are running in the special election for the Iowa City Council

An at-large seat in the Iowa City Council is up for grabs, and one day before the deadline to file petitions to run in the special election, two new candidates entered the race. Christine Ralston, director of career services at the University of Iowa School of Law, and Bruce Teague, the owner of Caring Hands […]

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Raygun’s new Iowa City location is open

The bold, capital letters on the sign in the window of Iowa City’s Raygun are familiar, but the message, like the location across from the Ped Mall, is new: “I assure you we’re open.” Raygun, purveyor of fine T-shirts, bumper stickers and other items on which clever messages can be printed, took over the space […]

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Ryan Hall and Brianna Wills declare as candidates in the Iowa City Council special election

Three days after the Iowa City Council voted to hold a special election to fill the at-large seat left vacant when Kingsley Botchway resigned, there are now two candidates in the race: Ryan Hall, a University of Iowa undergraduate and member of the Iowa City Board of Adjustment, and Brianna Wills, the executive director of […]

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Iowa City Council schedules special election to fill empty at-large seat

The Iowa City Council voted unanimously on Friday morning to hold a special election to fill the at-large vacancy created by Kingsley Botchway’s resignation. The election’s date will be Oct. 2, and the Johnson County Auditor has estimated its cost as $30,000. State law limits how a city council can fill an empty seat to […]

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A diverse team of UI researchers tackle energy, the environment and nanotechnology

A sign in the east wing of the Chemistry Building points visitors to the lab of the University of Iowa’s Mason Group, one of the leading quantum computational chemistry (QCC) research groups in the country. But the room the sign points to looks nothing like a traditional chemistry lab. There are no test tubes, and […]

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Witching Hour announces Richard Hell, Aasif Mandvi, Here Lies Man

The fourth annual Witching Hour festival, co-presented by Little Village and the Englert Theatre, made its first line-up announcement today. The festival, which runs Oct. 12-13 this year, centers on celebrating new work and exploring the creative process. For 2018, Witching Hour will feature groundbreaking writers, musicians and comedians from across a variety of genres.

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Iowa Secretary of State says he’s not trying to undermine a judge’s ruling on voter ID

On Friday, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate issued a statement explaining his office was not encouraging county-level election officials to ignore a court order suspending parts of Iowa’s 2017 voter ID law. The statement was necessary, because on Thursday a top elections official from the Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) told a meeting of […]

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Iowa Department of Public Safety responds to reports of a sudden spike in missing persons

The Iowa Department of Public Safety issued an unusual press release on Friday, in an effort to reassure people that the state is not experiencing a sudden increase in missing young people. According to the press release, “The number of missing juveniles reported in recent weeks is in line with historical numbers.” […]

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Get on your bikes and ride: RAGBRAI in Iowa City

Weeks before students return to town, Iowa City’s population will temporarily inflate as RAGBRAI rolls in for the first time since 1976. Whether you’re a rider or a townie (or both), here’s where to be and what to see during the Iowa City leg of RAGBRAI. (All events are free unless otherwise stated.) Thursday, July […]

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America’s first dogs: A UI researcher contributed to a new study of ancient canines

Long before the first terrier, retriever, shepherd or toy breed crossed the pond, America was populated by dogs who could trace their roots back nearly 15,000 years. This ancient and now-extinct breed was the subject of an in-depth study by an international team of 50 scientists, including one University of Iowa researcher, Andrew Kitchen. “The […]

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