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Johnson County justice center proposal fails with 54 percent of vote

QUENTIN MISIAG

May 7, 2013

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After more than 12 tumultuous years of back-and-forth divisive debate regarding the treatment of Johnson County’s growing judicial and jail demands, a $43.5 million bond referendum was defeated Tuesday evening, leaving amended...

Mason stresses pedestrian safety following Monday’s Cambus accident

CASSIDY RILEY

May 7, 2013

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In the wake of a recent Cambus accident, University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she wants the university to take a closer look at how to avoid future incidents involving pedestrians on and near campus. A Cambus struck...

School district considering partnership with Iowa City police for armed officers

STACEY MURRAY

May 7, 2013

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The Iowa City School District Governance Committee on Monday discussed a federal grant that could bring armed police officers to the Iowa City district schools. “We want to highlight the safety procedures we’ve taken,...

Q&A: Mason discusses outreach, construction

DI STAFF

May 7, 2013

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The Daily Iowan: President Mason, you helped announce the unveiling of the UI Foundation’s newest fundraising campaign. How did UI officials come to decide on $1.7 billion as the goal for the campaign? Can you speak at all t...

Mason: Art Museum should be built in a public place

CASSIDY RILEY

May 7, 2013

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University of Iowa officials say they are not yet sure of how the new art museum will be paid for, but they do want a replacement to be built in a central location. UI President Sally Mason said in an interview with The Daily Iow...

Oprah network president set to speak at Tippie graduation ceremony

LAUREN COFFEY

May 7, 2013

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University of Iowa students do not have to know what they are going to do for the rest of their college careers or after they graduate — Sheri Salata just says it’s important to keep an open mind to all the options they...

UI Foundation’s new fundraising campaign supports student entrepreneurs

MICHELLE KIM

May 7, 2013

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In recent years, entrepreneurship centers and programs at the University of Iowa have obtained funding to keep services alive. And the UI Foundation's new fundraising campaign aims to continue contributing to those resources serving...

Perlmutter resigns as director of UI School of Journalism

BRENT GRIFFITHS

May 7, 2013

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With the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication set to face a change in leadership this summer, journalism faculty said outgoing director David Perlmutter helped steer the school toward the future of new...

UI Inflammation Program’s participants win Bicycle Commuter Challenge

REBECCA MORIN

May 7, 2013

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With more than 14,000 miles logged, University of Iowa faculty, staff, and student participants competed against each other to gain the most miles traveled to the university via bicycle. The UI Office of Sustainability, in collaboration...

West, City High ranked in top ten among best high schools in Iowa

QUENTIN MISIAG

May 7, 2013

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For the second-consecutive year, two Iowa City high schools have been named among the top high schools in Iowa and the nation. On Monday, Newsweek’s  Daily Beast unveiled its top 2,000 U.S. high schools, ranking ...

Man charged after stealing several vehicles

REBECCA MORIN

May 7, 2013

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An Iowa man has been accused of ramming a stolen pickup truck with a stolen semi-trailer truck. Travis Peterson, 21, was charged Jan. 22 with first-degree criminal mischief and was charged Oct. 3, 2012, with first-degree theft. According...

Four Iowa City businesses cited after selling alcohol to minors

KRISTEN EAST

May 7, 2013

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Barring appeals, several Iowa City businesses will have to pay a civil penalty of $500 after their employees were caught selling alcohol to minors. Employees at Noodles and Company, Z'Mariks Noodle Cafe, Quinton’s Bar &...