University of Iowa officials received a report of a sexual assault that occurred during the early hours of Saturday, February 18, at an east side residence hall. Indications are the assault was perpetrated by an acquaintance.
On February 12 at approximately 1:13 a.m., Iowa City Police received a report of a strong-armed robbery at 22 S. Van Buren Street. The victim reported being approached by two men who demanded his phone and wallet. The suspects fled after taking an undisclosed amount of cash and were not located. One suspect was described as being about 6 feet tall with a muscular build, short buzzed hair and wearing a white and navy blue crew neck shirt. The other suspect was also described to be about 6 feet tall, with light brown scruffy hair.
Though the department historically has employed a handful of students each semester to help with security-related duties, it hopes to hire about 125 students to help with building checks, dorm patrol, fingerprinting, athletic events, and other special events. The program also will feature opportunities for students to advance to supervisory positions to assist with additional daily operations.