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Iowa City first responders don’t anticipate drastic effects from sequestration

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 27, 2013

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Federal agencies are preparing for Friday’s deadline for automatic spending cuts, including those to law enforcement and other first responders. While local agencies anticipate cuts, they don’t believe they will ...

Iowa legislature considers legalizing raw milk

CASSIDY RILEY

February 27, 2013

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Milk may soon be on the list of raw products Iowans may purchase. A few weeks ago, a bill was introduced into committee that, if passed, would make it legal for farmers to sell raw milk on their farms. Since then, debate has...

Arrest rates lower among UI sororities and fraternities

REBECCA MORIN

February 27, 2013

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The University of Iowa greek community has seen a decrease in arrest rates, and some officials say this is a step in the right direction. In 2011, UI fraternities and sororities had double the number of arrests compared with...

Iowa City group seeks signatures on red-light camera petition

JONATHAN SOLIS

February 27, 2013

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The University of Iowa Young Americans for Liberty student organization has teamed up with a community group called Stop Big Brother to petition against red-light cameras, drones, and other traffic-surveillance technology. The...

UI avoids controversy with Confucius Institute contract

CASSIDY RILEY

February 27, 2013

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Despite controversy at a Canadian university that led to the closing of its Confucius Institute, officials at the University of Iowa say they have taken measures to prevent the same occurrence. Confucius Institutes, which can...

Iowa City’s high school AP test scores trump rising national average

STACEY MURRAY

February 27, 2013

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Iowa City West and City High’s Advance Placement scores have consistently topped national averages — demonstrated once again last week in the release of the Advance Placement test report. Advance Placement courses are...

Three events held in Pentacrest Museum postponed

JORDYN REILAND

February 27, 2013

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Three events at the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museum have been rescheduled following postponements last week because of inclement weather. According to a news release, the UI Explorers Seminar, Humanities Iowa speaker Hal...

Latham not running for Senate

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 27, 2013

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Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, announced Wednesday he would not seek election to U.S. Senate, according to his chief of staff. Latham was rumored to be considering running for the Senate seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Tom...

2012 Iowa graduation rates increase

JORDYN REILAND

February 27, 2013

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The graduation rate for Iowa's class of 2012 increased by nearly 1 percentage point, according to a report released today by the Iowa Department of Education.  According to a release, the 2012 statewide graduation rate was...

Iowa City looks for unused prom apparel for ‘Project Prom’

JORDYN REILAND

February 27, 2013

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City officials are requesting prom wear for their “Project Prom” initiative. According to an Iowa City news release, the project asks for unused prom-wear including dresses, tuxedos, shoes, handbags, and donate them...

UISG and ECGPS accepting applications for committee positions

JORDYN REILAND

February 27, 2013

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The Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students and the University of Iowa Student Government are looking for applicants for Presidential Charter and Advisory Committees. According to an email release, applications...

ECGPS approves nearly $470K to nine on-campus organizations

JORDYN REILAND

February 27, 2013

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The University of Iowa Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students unanimously approved funding of almost $470,000 for nine campus organizations. “I'm happy that [the Executive Council] and UISG worked together...