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Violence tests police

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 15, 2009

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A young man awoke to bystanders sitting him up against a planter on the Pedestrian Mall in the early hours of April 4. He’d been knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw. The 28-year-old was attacked early that morning,...

UI classes to get bigger

ANNA LOTHSON

April 15, 2009

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After the UI budget slims down, university officials say classroom size is likely to increase because of hiring freezes and the possibility of faculty layoffs. In addition to cramming more students in a room or packing an extra...

Students continuing to love that plastic

SHANE ERSLAND

April 15, 2009

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Recent studies show college students are using credit cards at record rates while the economy muddles along — and access to plastic for those at the UI remains steady. Bart Floyd, the president of US Bank, 204 E. Washington...

Proposed school time change worries some parents

CLARK CAHILL

April 15, 2009

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Iowa City School Board members have a lot to think about after hearing numerous concerns about options to change elementary and secondary school schedules Tuesday night. School District administrators presented the board five...

Study abroad still beckons, despite economic woes

MEGAN DIAL

April 15, 2009

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UI junior Carly Johnson works two jobs — not to pay for her tuition but so she can pay $8,000 to study abroad this summer in Florence, Italy. “I wanted to go for a full semester, but I couldn’t,” the 21-year-old said....

Local apartment complexes lock up

EMILY MELVOLD

April 15, 2009

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Apartments Downtown recently installed door locks on building entrances to increase security and prevent interior damage. “I came back from class one day to find my apartment building locked,” said UI junior Charles Kramer,...

Iowa City to cut travel budget

TESSA McLEAN

April 15, 2009

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Iowa City officials aren’t going anywhere. In another effort to deal with increasing budget reductions at the city level, officials will curtail travel expenses. Iowa City Mayor Regenia Bailey made the initial suggestion to...

Alums band together

MEGAN DIAL

April 15, 2009

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UI alumnus and Fort Myers, Fla., resident Justin McBride assembles watch parties for every single Hawkeye football and basketball game. He calls it his “anchor” to Iowa. “Going to the university and being from Iowa is a...

Marvin McNutt opens some eyes

RYAN YOUNG

April 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

Nearly a year ago, sophomore-to-be Marvin McNutt left spring practice as Iowa’s No. 3 quarterback behind former starter Jake Christensen and sophomore Ricky Stanzi. Now he has become the Hawkeyes’ primary receiver, listed...

Parker raves about Amari Spievey, defense

BRENDAN STILES

April 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

There may not have been a crystal ball in front of Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker when he met the media on Tuesday, but that didn’t keep him from looking into the future. As he discussed how the defensive side of the...

Chicken issue reveals pros and cons of local food

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

April 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Hundreds of locals have signed a petition urging Iowa City officials to allow Iowa City residents to raise up to five hens in their backyards. The motives for backing such a petition range from sustainable practices and egg collection...

Best of IC Craigslist

NICHOLAS KELLY

April 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

It’s hard not to adore Craigslist. It offers that wonderful intersection between the absurdity of the Internet and the localization of your online classified. Which means not only can one peruse the ads and gaze in wonder at...