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University of Iowa officials revamp chalking policy

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   IOWA CITY -- University of Iowa officials have revamped the university's 6-year-old sidewalk chalk policy months after an anti-abortion group's sidewalk art caused a flap.
   The school already had a policy requiring chalked messages to advertise upcoming public events hosted by a recognized student organization. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/2boywUA ) that under the new policy, student organizations must limit messages an event title, time, location and name of the organization.
   That means no more catchy slogans, extra messages or artwork.
   The change came after members of Students for Life in April drew more than 3,000 hearts on a university walkway to represent the daily number of abortions in the U.S. When the hearts were power-washed away, questions were raised about why other chalked messages were allowed to remain.

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