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Ms. Marvel author G. Willow Wilson discusses faith, gender and the comics industry

Muslim-American writer G. Willow Wilson will give a free lecture at Hancher Auditorium on Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. titled A Superhero for Generation Why. The lecture is a part of Hancher’s Embracing Complexity series, which focuses on Muslim art and Islamic artists like Wilson, and also kicks off the Iowa City Book Festival. […]

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Plan for the future of Cedar Rapids schools calls for closure of eight elementary schools

The Cedar Rapids Community School District will close eight elementary schools and replace the buildings of almost all the remaining 13 elementary schools, according to a presentation on the district’s new Facilities Master Plan at the Board of Education meeting on Monday. […]

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‘So disrespectful’: Gov. Reynolds criticizes the silent protests of NFL players

During her Monday press conference, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds came out strongly in favor of the American flag and against NFL players silently protesting during the national anthem. But judging by her remarks — which included references to respecting the military and those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — it’s unclear if Reynolds knows why there are protests or anything about the players who are protesting. […]

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Regents reveal secret meetings behind Bruce Harreld hire

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 and holding a series of meetings on July 30, 2015 without a board majority at the business of former Board President Bruce Rastetter — all in an attempt to get Harreld to apply for the job. Harreld applied a day after these meetings. […]

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New marathon will take runners from Cedar Rapids’ New Bo Market to Kinnick goal line in Iowa City

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 of Iowa Kinnick Stadium. The event, which will take place Sunday, April 29, has been in the works for a long time, organizers said during a Thursday morning press conference. […]

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