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Iowa university faculty want to require masks in classrooms

Sep. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Faculty at Iowa public universities are demanding the right to require masks in their classrooms regardless of state law or policies against them. Biology professor Steve O'Kane Jr. has pushed a resolution among colleagues at the University of...

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

Sep. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last school year learning remotelyand a greater...

UI hospitals head says virus surge leading to staff burnout

Sep. 22, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of Iowa's largest hospital said Wednesday that he's worried a surge in coronavirus cases is burning out many nurses and other staffers. Suresh Gunasekaran, the CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, told...

Iowa Board of Regents approve North Liberty hospital

Sep. 07, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Regents on Tuesday approved a plan by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to build a $230 million hospital in North Liberty. The vote came a week after it was advanced by a state council over dozens of objections. The...

Months after rejection, council OKs North Liberty hospital

Sep. 01, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Months after it first rejected an application from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to build a $230 million hospital complex in North Liberty, a state council has now approved the plan. The Health Facilities Council on Tuesday voted...

Man gets life sentence in 2018 killing of Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 30, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday in the abduction and killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, three years after she disappeared while out for an evening run. Judge Joel Yates' sentence for Cristhian Bahena...

Man sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2018 stabbing death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 30, 2021 14:52 PM EDT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Man sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2018 stabbing death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.

Iowa state Rep. Bohannan to challenge US Rep. Miller-Meeks

Aug. 24, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa law professor and Democratic state legislator said Tuesday she will challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks. State Rep. Christina Bohannan said in a campaign announcement video that she too often sees Iowa...

New U. Iowa utilities contractor fined after worker's fall

Aug. 18, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A contractor that recently took over management of the University of Iowa utility system has been cited for safety violations after a worker fell into an underground steam tunnel and was injured, newly released records show. The Iowa Occupational...

Cedar Rapids official part of trial for COVID booster shot

Aug. 07, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa official is participating in a trial for a COVID-19 booster shot and it's the second time she's been part of one. Cedar Rapids City Council member Ashley Vanorny traveled Friday to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics...