The Daily Iowan

Dorm application numbers down

SHAWN GUDE

March 26, 2009

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For UI students who have been relegated to temporary housing over the years, it may come as a shock that empty dorms — rather than overcrowded ones — could be a problem next school year. But at least for now, housing applications...

Life trickles back into Idyllwild after flood

MEGAN DIAL

March 26, 2009

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An Iowa City resident says the new feeling of “neighborliness” brought her back to the once-flooded area of Idyllwild, despite a tremendous decrease in property value. Mary Kathryn Wallace, 69, and husband Douglass Wallace,...

Music school takes space in former Campus 3 cinema

CHRIS CLARK

March 26, 2009

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UI officials will renovate the former Campus 3 cinema in the University Capitol Centre for temporary instrumental lessons, office space, and practice areas for the UI School of Music, according to an e-mail sent Wednesday. The...

Bench trials rare, local experts say

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 26, 2009

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Despite having two high-profile bench trials in Iowa City in a month, they remain uncommon, local experts said. Curtis Fry, who is accused of second-degree murder, and Micah Matthews, who was found guilty of first- and second-degree...

Rocklin OKs split for student activity fees

MICHELE DANNO

March 26, 2009

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Tom Rocklin, the UI interim vice president for Student Services, authorized splitting student-activity-fee allocation rights between the UI Student Government and the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students, he...

Unpaid internships growing due to economic downturn

MAGGIE PETERS

March 26, 2009

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Although UI junior Brigette Fanning scored a summer internship with Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, in Iowa City, she knows she will have to find another job, too. Fanning’s internship is unpaid — meaning she will have to balance...

Group writes away the flood

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

March 26, 2009

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While last summer’s flood may be a distant memory for some, people throughout the community continue to deal with its aftermath. The Johnson County Crisis Center is giving those affected by the devastation a chance to use their...

Right notes behind bars in choir group

MARY HARRINGTON

March 26, 2009

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Life inside Oakdale Prison is rarely bright for Jason Wheeler. But now, the 20-year-old inmate looks forward to several hours of congregation, reflection, and song every week. Joining voices with UI students, community volunteers,...

Summer job may lower teen suicide

TESSA McLEAN

March 26, 2009

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Summer jobs may be more than a way for teenagers to make some extra cash. According to a UI study released Wednesday, a summer job can also make at-risk teens less likely to commit suicide. The study notes summer employment is...

CEO still bullish on economy in lecture

SHANE ERSLAND

March 26, 2009

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The key to fixing the sour U.S. economy could be in the hands of the consumers. Americans may need to increase consumption to help solve America’s current economic problems, said Roger Ferguson, the president and CEO of the...

IC Airport funded with stimulus money

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 26, 2009

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A project to rebuild Iowa City Municipal Airport’s runway is finally taking off. Iowa City’s airport will receive $2.5 million in federal stimulus funds to reconstruct its more than 50-year-old runway, Rep. Dave Loebsack,...

Sustainability certificate to become available

JUSTIN SUGG

March 26, 2009

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Undergraduate students from every corner of the UI can now make their degrees greener with a certificate in sustainability. Providing a multidisciplinary approach to the subject by including courses from the College of Engineering...