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‘No major changes’ needed to SROs, CRPD says, despite data showing racial disparities in student arrests

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman told school board members on Monday the department realizes its officers in Cedar Rapids schools have been arresting Black students at a disproportionately high rate, but said he still supports the school resource officer program “100 percent.” The Cedar Rapids Community School District has been re-examining its use of […]

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Loop, an interactive art exhibit, lights up the Ped Mall

Loop began to light up the Ped Mall on Friday. The interactive art installation combines spinning illustrations and quiet music, all powered by the person viewing the art. The installation features large cylindrical pods that mimic the display of a zoetrope, an early 19th-century precursor of the movies. Zoetropes were tabletop devices containing a loop […]

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Cortado: Los libros del Gran Santiago

Antes de llegar a Santiago de Chile, ciudad en la que viví cerca de siete años (2009-2016), yo conocía muy poco de literatura peruana. A lo mucho un par de novelas que tuve que leer de manera obligatoria en el colegio. Sin embargo, fue en el Gran Santiago donde pude conocer más de literatura peruana […]

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Brock About Town: Summer lovin’

Is it just me, or has this already been an insane summer? In the wake of the CDC’s declaration that fully vaccinated adults are OK to go out without a mask, provided they’re not in a crowded indoor area, the good people of Iowa City have totally lost their minds. People are licking the handrails […]

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