The Daily Iowan

Plenty of students, less companies at career fair

MICHELE DANNO

February 27, 2009

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With graduation approaching, UI senior Ashley Danielson had applied at a handful of companies, but she didn’t land an interview until Wednesday’s Spring Job and Internship Fair. “Before the fair, I was getting really nervous...

To furlough or not at the UI up in the air

ANNA LOTHSON

February 27, 2009

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While weighing possible alternatives to combat rigid statewide budget cuts, furloughs at the UI may be a option — but not without plenty of complicated logistics. Preparing for Gov. Chet Culver’s proposed budget cuts of up...

Faces of the UI: Juggling a lot more than classes

KATHLEEN SERINO

February 27, 2009

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Since he let go of his Elvis Presley obsession and guitar hobby, Luther Bangert has become a major juggling enthusiast — juggling everything from flaming torches to bowling balls. Bangert, who picked up juggling three years...

No intox defense for Curtis Fry, attorneys request

OLIVIA MORAN

February 27, 2009

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Prosecutors requested on Thursday that a judge order the attorneys for Curtis Fry to not use intoxication as Fry’s defense in the killing of a 75-year-old Iowa City man. Police arrested 22-year-old Fry — of Wilton, Iowa —...

Some friendly engineering jousting

JUSTIN SUGG

February 27, 2009

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Roller coasters aren’t part of the Iowa City skyline. But with just office chairs and construction paper, students from Iowa high schools, including West High and City High, turned an IMU ballroom into a makeshift amusement...

Anthropology professor of, and above, diversity

MEGAN DIAL

February 27, 2009

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The friendly, relaxed demeanor of James Matory immediately engaged the audience at his guest lecture Thursday — he held a beer bong and asked, “Does anyone know what this is?” The Harvard professor of anthropology and African...

University of Dreams provides internship experience for a price

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

February 27, 2009

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Though taking an internship through University of Dreams was an “awesome” experience for some participating UI students, others don’t believe the internship organization is playing fair. But with the pressure to get a summer...

Students get hands-on-brain experience

ASHLEY HAUGO

February 27, 2009

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The characteristic worm-like grooves were there. The tiny cerebellum was there. Even the beginnings of a spinal cord could be seen. But this plastic-feeling organ was no replica. It was a real human brain and it sat in the un-gloved...

Courts look for ways to cut

OLIVIA MORAN

February 27, 2009

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Judicial officials are even more fearful after recently hearing about some additional budget cut scenarios. Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus held a press conference on Feb. 19, warning the state courts of additional...

Visiting consul general wants better U.S.-French ties

SHANE ERSLAND

February 27, 2009

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How Americans perceive France’s religious conceptions is detrimental to good relations between the two countries, says Jean-Baptiste Main de Boissiere, the French consul general in Chicago. Main de Boissiere addressed French-American...

Johnson County would see 4-year tax, if approved

SHANE ERSLAND

February 27, 2009

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In a contentious decision, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 in favor of a four-year plan for the proposed local-option sales tax in the event that voters approve it. Voters will decide whether they will pay an...

Women’s basketball team wins fifth straight game

JEFF PAWOLA

February 27, 2009

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The Iowa women’s basketball team won its fifth-consecutive game on Senior Night Thursday, defeating Illinois, 69-56, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes (19-9, 12-5) also won their fifth-straight game, the longest victory...