Mount Mercy University exhibit educates about human trafficking

CEDAR RAPIDS — Human trafficking is a local problem, and there are things people can do in Eastern Iowa to fight it.

That’s the message Mindy Pfab hopes people come away with after walking through “Journey to Freedom,&#x [...]

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University of Iowa takes strides in adding on-campus housing

IOWA CITY — With the University of Iowa’s first new residence hall since 1968 on budget and on track to house 501 students by next fall, officials are moving forward with plans to build a second even larger new dormitory across campu [...]

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Animals rights complaint filed against University of Iowa

IOWA CITY — A national animal rights watchdog group has filed a federal complaint against the University of Iowa after it says four rabbits died in one of its labs without being seen by an attending veterinarian.

The complaint was fi [...]

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Creative requests

Once upon a time, men asked women to marry them.

Normally they didn’t ask in a very special or significant way. Usually they just got down on a knee and asked.

Times have changed and now, not only do you propose for marri [...]

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Immigrant Experience: Schools tackle needs of students from other countries

CEDAR RAPIDS — Homework and dinner time converge in Mazahir Salih’s kitchen every day after school. The smell of roasted chicken collides with a peppering of questions from four of her children about math problems, patterns and telli [...]

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In tech world, women look for mentors

IOWA CITY — In 2013, a tweet accusing two men of making a sexist joke during PyCon, a heavily attended programming conference in Santa Clara, Calif., caused waves in the tech industry and ultimately resulted in their firing from gaming ad c [...]

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Archaeological dig resumes on UI campus

IOWA CITY — A surprise glimpse into Iowa City’s past has opened the door for a more in-depth look into how the community’s earliest settlers lived, worked and played.

Last week, researchers from the University of Iowa O [...]

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Mount Mercy inaugurates ninth president

CEDAR RAPIDS — The ninth president of Mount Mercy University was inaugurated Friday during an installation ceremony that welcomed the school’s first female leader since 1977.

Laurie M. Hamen was appointed in December after univ [...]

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University of Iowa Chemistry Building blaze causes over $100K in damage

IOWA CITY — A possible chemical fire that investigators believe was sparked at 3 a.m. Wednesday in the University of Iowa’s Chemistry Building caused more than $100,000 in damage, officials are reporting.

The blaze originated [...]

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Ready for new season

STANWOOD — This year will mark the fifth that North Cedar is offering a robotics team.

Earlier this month, North Cedar robotics Coach Vicki Hamdorf took eight team members to the First Tech Challenge (FTC) kickoff party at Cent [...]

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Branstad statewide tour focuses on reducing bullying

SIOUX CITY — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Wednesday called on state legislators to move past the gridlock of the 2013-14 session and give schools more tools to fight bullying.

Branstad said state and school officials need to work toget [...]

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College enrollment drops nationally

IOWA CITY — College enrollment nationally continued its slide from 2012 to 2013, and two-year colleges accounted for the largest part of the decline, according to census data made public Wednesday.

Four-year colleges across the count [...]

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Federal investigators hear feedback on Cedar Rapids schools

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids School District has come far in addressing the needs of students of color, district administrators and staff told federal investigators from the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Tue [...]

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Hawkeye ticket promotion goes to season ticket holders, as intended

IOWA CITY — Winners of a Hawkeye student ticket giveaway of five $8,000 packages toward education expenses have been chosen, and they’re all football season ticket holders — as originally intended.

The winning Universit [...]

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Branstad to visit schools, discuss bullying with officials

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will visit three schools this fall to talk with local officials about what they are doing to prevent bullying in schools and what the state can do to help.

Branstad will be joined by his wife, Chr [...]

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