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UISG debate fairness questioned

ANNA LOTHSON

April 8, 2009

Filed under News

To debate, or not to debate, that is the question. After UI Student Government President Maison Bleam selected Bryce Carlson — who has ties to Your Party — to moderate tonight’s UISG debate, members from Go Party and L...

Some UIHC staffers may take pay reductions

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 8, 2009

Filed under News

Two new voluntary programs will save money for UI Hospitals and Clinics, officials announced Tuesday. The first option will allow UIHC employees and UI Carver College of Medicine faculty and staff to participate in a “voluntary...

Legislators propose bond for flood aid

SHAWN GUDE

April 8, 2009

Filed under News

The state Board of Regents would be authorized to sell $100 million in bonds to rebuild flood-damaged UI buildings under a new Iowa Legislature proposal. The bill was unveiled and subsequently passed out of its Senate subcommittee...

Same-sex marriage may save some $$

LINI GE

April 8, 2009

Filed under News

When Lindsey Quinn first heard about the possibility of adding same-sex partner Cybil Wriedt to her insurance plan as a spouse rather than a domestic partner, she didn’t think there would be a difference. But she jumped at it...

Iowa City, lit city, gets some advice

MARY HARRINGTON

April 8, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa City caught global attention more than five months ago when its writing community became one of just three official Cities of Literature in the world. Working from the only place in the United States to boast the elite title...

Technology, economy changing résumés

MARY HARRINGTON

April 8, 2009

Filed under News

With recruiters working on the go and jobs fleeing, eye-catching résumés are even more crucial to landing a job. With the use of such handheld technological devices as iPhones, the way employers read résumés is changing....

Arabic classes grow at UI

KATHLEEN SERINO

April 8, 2009

Filed under News

When high-school senior Hana Ibrik decided she wanted to learn Arabic, she was forced to look beyond the walls of City High. The 17-year-old chose to study Arabic at the UI as a postsecondary option to her high-school degree....

Iowa M.D. employs Facebook page for his surgery

MAGGIE PETERS

April 8, 2009

Filed under News

The world of Facebook has transformed from a simple tool to share comments and pictures to a complex and diverse realm with uses for every niche. Thomas Oetting, a UI clinical professor of ophthalmology, discovered just how to...

Tough going, but aid available to UI students with food allergies

CAITLIN LOMBARDO

April 8, 2009

Filed under News

Since she was a child, UI sophomore Kristin Langhammer hasn’t been able to drink milk. So when she began looking at colleges, the UI Food Service made her choice easier — it was willing to find her a milk-free menu. “The...

Softball buries Iowa State

AMIE KIEHN

April 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa State can’t break Iowa junior Katie Brown. During Brown’s three years, the first baseman has dropped three game-winning hits against the Cyclones, including Tuesday’s 7-1 smash over the in-state rival. Brown’s...

Baseball’s late rally falls short, 5-4, against Kansas

RYAN YOUNG

April 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

Four errors, a couple bizarre plays, and countless offensive miscues were Iowa’s kiss of death Tuesday night against Kansas during a 5-4 loss. A sparse midweek crowd at Banks Field watched the Hawkeyes drop their third-consecutive...

Cameras not the answer to recent violence

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

April 8, 2009

Filed under Opinions

To help curb the recent increase in violence around downtown, in particular on the Pedestrian Mall, the Iowa City police are considering installing several surveillance cameras to capture future attacks (such as last week’s...