The Daily Iowan

Work-study aided with stimulus

ANNA LOTHSON

March 2, 2009

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Out of the $53 billion set aside in the federal stimulus package for education, work-study programs will receive a hefty $200 million — an allocation many expect to pave the way for more UI students in the universitywide program. Based...

Beer consumption steady despite national drop

MARY HARRINGTON

March 2, 2009

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Iowa City drinkers may be upgrading rather than cutting down on beer consumption during an economic recession. National alcohol sales dropped an unprecedented 9.3 percent during the last quarter of 2008, with a majority of the...

Recession doesn’t bite at UI College of Dentistry

LINI GE

March 2, 2009

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Brenda Myers, 69, hasn’t had her teeth cleaned for nearly 20 years, weathering a broken tooth and some cavities all because she doesn’t have health insurance. Myers was among roughly 100 people who signed up to potentially...

No raise for UI President Sally Mason

TESSA McLEAN

March 2, 2009

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UI President Sally Mason will not receive a bonus or raise because of the proposed extensive UI budget cuts, officials recently announced. Mason’s salary will remain at $450,000 for fiscal 2010. She also won’t get the $80,000...

Program addresses frosh sexual misbehavior

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 2, 2009

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In addition to the sexual-harassment education mandated by the UI for faculty and staff, an online program addressing sexual misbehavior for freshmen will soon be introduced. “The goal is that all the freshmen starting this...

Know your campus: Digging into UI architecture

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 2, 2009

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What do a guitar, a computer punchcard, and an open book have in common? For the careful observer, they can all be uncovered in the walls of UI buildings. The most notable of this trio is the contemporary architecture of Art...

UI communication sciences at the forefront

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 2, 2009

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Though a rookie among disciplines such as physics, chemistry, and theology, the UI’s communication sciences and disorders department reigns as the grandfather among programs of its kind. “Speech pathology was invented here...

Legislators talk stimulus at forum

GEOFF WARING

March 2, 2009

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The future of Iowa’s funding from the federal stimulus package became a little clearer for Johnson County voters on Feb. 28. In the second of four legislative forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County,...

Budget cuts worry Iowa courts

OLIVIA MORAN

March 2, 2009

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Iowa’s court employees will take seven additional days of unpaid leave, the Iowa Supreme Court recently ordered. Also known as furloughs, each temporary layoff day will save the Iowa judicial branch $335,009. The first furlough...

Women’s tennis bounces back in conference-opener

ROBBIE LEHMAN

March 2, 2009

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Fans at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex cheered with joy and applauded the hard work of the Iowa women’s tennis team Sunday as it came from behind to upset No. 52 Minnesota, 4-3, in its first Big Ten match of the...

Hoopsters tie for second, Iowa women set record

MIKE BROWNLEE

March 2, 2009

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Seniors Wendy Ausdemore, Megan Skouby, and Kristi Smith entered the Big Ten record books Sunday afternoon as the Iowa women’s basketball team beat Northwestern, 86-79, in Evanston, Ill. A Skouby 18-foot jumper with 15:06 left...

GymHawks hang on to win on Senior Night against Maryland

EVELYN LAU

March 2, 2009

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Feb. 28 might have been designated Senior Night for the Iowa women’s gymnastics team, but the underclassmen carried the 21st-ranked GymHawks to a 194.875-192.175 victory over No. 25 Maryland in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa sophomore...