The Daily Iowan

Budget outlook grim: More cuts ahead

SHAWN GUDE

March 24, 2009

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Economic downturn or not, UI fifth-year senior Andy Biasin balked at the proposed cuts to the state education budget, which could potentially include money for financial aid. “That’s ignorant,” he said. “The whole reason...

No smoking fines yet on campus

JENNIFER DELGADO

March 24, 2009

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Police officers have caught more than 140 people violating the smoking ban on the UI campus since the law went into effect in July 2008 — but they have yet to issue any tickets. Officials said they will continue educating individuals...

UI shuns most background checks

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 24, 2009

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The UI is the only regent university not conducting criminal background checks on all employees and not asking incoming students about their criminal backgrounds, a comparison of the three schools’ policies shows. Last week,...

ITC printers seeing double

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

March 24, 2009

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The Instructional Technology Center printers’ switch to double-sided printing contributes to the UI’s effort to go “green” — without helping students save any money. But not everyone is complaining. “With the economy...

Center pushes e-cycling

MEGAN DIAL

March 24, 2009

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Iowa City Senior Center officials are leading a local effort to make sure people’s discarded electronics don’t end up in limbo at the landfill. They’ve caught on to the environmentally friendly movement of recycling electronics. Susan...

Iowa finds unemployment buster

TESSA McLEAN

March 24, 2009

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The UI, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa are doing more than educating college students — they may be helping Iowa survive during tough economic times. Three Iowa cities placed in the top 10 with lowest...

Council seeks flood money

AMANDA McCLURE

March 24, 2009

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Iowa City may receive funding for continued flood relief with the application for a federal grant. The Iowa City City Council will announce its application tonight for the money from the Economic Development Administration for...

Group airs concerns on high-school balance

CLARK CAHILL

March 24, 2009

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Some Iowa City residents are concerned that the district’s high-school enrollment — an issue the Iowa City School Board has discussed for years — is polarizing the city. Members of the Citizens for Outstanding Public Education...

Class doles out a UI cup of kindness

MAGGIE PETERS

March 24, 2009

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After grabbing a snack at Pat’s Diner in the Pappajohn Business Building Monday, UI sophomore Chelsea Fields decided to cover the purchase for the woman behind her in line, too. “Then I explained a little about our event...

Tech still unfazed after playing Hawkeyes in NCAA Tournament

MIKE BROWNLEE

March 24, 2009

Filed under Sports

All season long, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team has shown it’s not afraid to step out of its comfort zone. The Yellow Jackets traveled to Storrs, Conn., in its second game of the year to take on No. 1 Connecticut...

No. 1 Oklahoma acting like an underdog

JEFF PAWOLA

March 24, 2009

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A powerhouse on most accounts, top-seeded Oklahoma feels it has a lot to prove. Two of this year’s No. 1 seeds have never won a national championship, the Sooners and Duke, making the 2009 tourney important for both teams,...

Rowers happy with start

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

March 24, 2009

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The Iowa women’s rowing team got its spring season off to a fast start last weekend, competing in the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas. The Hawkeyes’ varsity and novice squads both finished with strong performances...