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Lockdown lifted at University of Iowa's Jessup Hall after suspicious backpack discovered | KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY — The lockdown at Jessup Hall at the University of Iowa was lifted Monday afternoon, hours after the bomb squad was being brought in Monday morning to check out a backpack that was brought to the president’s office in Jessup Hall on the first day of fall semester classes at the UI.

“Situation at Jessup Hall has been resolved,” read a tweet from the UI’s official Twitter account, issued at 2:35 p.m.


Athletics pitches big upgrades - The Daily Iowan

The Iowa Athletics Department has proposed major and extensive renovations to athletics facilities in a number of various projects it initially estimates will cost $130 million.

The proposal includes plans to renovate the north stands at Kinnick Stadium, add a West Campus residence hall for student-athletes, and add improvements to Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Banks Field, and Finkbine as well as other athletics settings across the river.


UI asks Regents for $35 to $45 million renovation of Kinnick Stadium | TheGazette

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa athletics department plans to spend as much as $45 million to renovate the north stands in Kinnick Stadium, the school revealed in a proposal Tuesday to the Board of Regents.

The project would renovate the north stands and the related concourse area of Kinnick. The 30-year-old north stands have remained unchanged since the original 1980s construction. In the document, Iowa deemed the north stands as “functionally obsolete by modern-day standards.”


RAGBRAI is a classroom for UI entrepreneurial students | Iowa Now

It’s not every day that a town like Solon has thousands of bike riders passing slowly through their town, checking out the ambience and its quant charm, but that’s what will happen on Friday, when Solon is a pass-through town for this year’s RAGBRAI bicycle ride.

To maximize the impact of this rare opportunity, the town is working with five students from the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. The students have interned through the summer with the city and its RAGBRAI organizing committee to help businesses get noticed by riders as they pass through on July 24. 


UI cuts ribbon at Petersen Residence Hall - The Daily Iowan

With just a month before students move into the new facility, Petersen Hall is teeming with activity.

Community members joined with university representativeson Tuesday afternoon to officially open Mary Louise Petersen Hall, the University of Iowa’s first new dormitory since 1968, with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Writers’ Workshop Grad returns with debut novel - The Daily Iowan

Almost a month after the publication of her popular first novel and two weeks of signings, tours, and talks, author Naomi Jackson came home to Iowa City on Monday night to talk about her writing and the success of the Star Side of Bird Hill.

Two years after graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Jackson said she did not expect to have such success with the novel.


A man of science & art - The Daily Iowan

Rudolph Schulz, known mostly as Rudy, has a lot of legacies. The one you get depends on whom you ask.

Those in the psychology field might note his long list of accomplishments, both as a researcher and as an administrator. His family knew him as a scientist with incredible strength, compassion, and integrity. And if you could ask Rudy, he would naturally talk about psychology.


Growing enrollment brings growing pains - The Daily Iowan

The University of Iowa’s incoming freshman class is estimated to be the school’s largest yet, and officials say to expect growing pains in the coming years when it comes to housing.

Although official numbers won’t be in for a few months, Brent Gage, the UI associate vice president for enrollment management, said officials are working on estimating exactly how many incoming freshmen the school will have.