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Recent college grad Gov. Reynolds passes on chance to work on funding problems at Iowa universities

The governor’s office was one of several state agencies that declined to participate in a Tuition Task Force meeting. The Board of Regents cancelled the planned meeting due the lack of participation. […]

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Leveling the playing field: Women gather for a reunion game to celebrate accomplishments, recognize the work that remains

A friendly softball game in Iowa City’s Happy Hollow Park on Sunday capped off a weekend of events through the Iowa City Feminist Reunion celebrating the impact Iowa City women had on local and national culture and institutions during the mid-sixties and into the eighties. […]

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New Iowa City coworking space, MERGE, hosts an open house Thursday

MERGE Innovation Space, an expansion of the IC CoLab, is hosting an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening starting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in its Ped Mall location. Protostudios, a rapid prototyping facility located within MERGE, and its counterpart on the University of Iowa medical campus, the Translational Research Incubator (TRI), will also be celebrating their kickoff. […]

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Iowa City area works to cut back on pesticides

Iowa City’s efforts to cut back on spraying pesticides on public lands and school grounds have been recognized by Good Neighbor Iowa, a statewide project through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education that promotes pesticide-free lawn maintenance. […]

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From Auschwitz to Iowa City: Michael Bornstein at the IMU

Michael Bornstein IMU Main Lounge — Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Long reluctant to share his story of surviving the Holocaust as a young child, Michael Bornstein has broken an over-70-year silence and is returning to Iowa City, where he graduated from the university over half a century ago. He will give a lecture, […]

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Letter to the editor: Response to Hancher — ‘Cash is king’

I was picking up passengers at the Cedar Rapids airport. While I was waiting for their flight to land, I read a copy of your magazine, Little Village. On page six in Letters to the Editor, Steven Vosatka asked why Hancher Auditorium does not accept cash. [Aaron Hill, the Hancher food service supervisor,] offered this response: “Student employees did not have prior cash handling experience and some were struggling with the required training.” […]

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Second annual fundraiser for UI student veterans takes place Saturday

Sponsors from around the Iowa City area are coming together Saturday, March 4 for an evening to support University of Iowa student veterans at the Iowa City VFW Post 3949 (609 Hollywood Blvd #2). This is the fundraiser’s second year. In proper Heartland fashion, the evening will kick off at 5 p.m. with a dinner […]

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Open Letter: COGS has its say to the Board of Regents and UI Administration

Members of University of Iowa graduate student union, the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS), rejected the Iowa Board of Regent’s Feb. 21 offer, which the group called “unreasonable and immoral” in a post on the COGS website from Tuesday, Feb. 28. The regent’s offer provided for a 1.1 percent raise and removed every other […]

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