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Local communities celebrate Independence Day with family-friendly activities

Monday, June 24, 2024
If you’re looking for family fun over the Independence Day holiday and weekend, events are planned in Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty to keep you busy from July 3 through July 7.
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UI students named to president’s list for spring 2024 semester

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
More than 1,250 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the president’s list for the 2024 spring semester.
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UI students named to dean’s list for spring 2024 semester

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
More than 7,650 students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2024 spring semester.
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UI students receive degrees after spring 2024 semester

Monday, June 10, 2024
The University of Iowa has welcomed a new cohort of alumni at the close of the spring 2024 semester, with more than 5,300 Hawkeyes receiving their degrees.

Cicada broods are singing—catch the buzz while you can

Thursday, June 6, 2024
The University of Iowa’s Macbride Nature Recreation Area (MNRA) is well known for hosting researchers, scientists, and scholars, but a rare appearance from millions of special guests has turned the campus woodland into a noisy tourist attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Traffic changes coming to I-80/First Avenue interchange in Coralville on May 23

Monday, May 20, 2024
As progress continues on the Interstate 80/First Avenue interchange at exit 242 in Coralville, please be aware of these traffic changes that will take place starting May 23. The changes could affect your commute to and from work if you are an employee at the University of Iowa Health Care Iowa River Landing clinic, or are a patient receiving care there.
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Herky parades across campus

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Graduation Herky—which was part of the 2014 iteration of the community’s Herky on Parade public art project—has become one of the most iconic figures on the University of Iowa campus. This year, 23 new Herky statues have been placed across campus as part of the 2024 rendition of Herky on Parade.
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Eye safety: Viewing the April 8 solar eclipse

A solar eclipse is set to grace the skies of the United States on Monday, April 8. Watching a solar eclipse can be an extraordinary experience, but looking directly at the sun can seriously damage your eyes. Dr. Ian Han, ophthalmologist and retina specialist at the University of Iowa, shares these safety tips.
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Westbound I-80 on-ramp at 242 to close for reconstruction

Monday, March 25, 2024
The on-ramp to westbound Interstate 80 will be closed from Tuesday, April 2, until mid-June.
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Need activities for your kids this summer? Check out this list of local summer camps

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
We know finding enough activities to keep your kids busy during the summer can be challenging. We hope this list of local summer camps and other resources can help.
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City to begin Dubuque Street Reconstruction Project on March 11

Monday, February 26, 2024
If you work, drive, or park in downtown Iowa City, be aware of a major street closure that is expected to last until at least late summer.