The Daily Iowan

2010 state education budget passes: Effect on UI becomes clearer

SHAWN GUDE

April 27, 2009

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Students will likely see a tuition increase akin to last year’s 4.2 percent hike, Regent Robert Downer said Sunday night. “I am not excited about going back to the days of double-digit percentage tuition increases such as...

City eyes cheap search for Lombardo’s replacement

CHRIS CLARK

April 27, 2009

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Iowa City’s next city manager search could come without much of a price tag. The Iowa City City Council paid a recruitment service more than $30,000 over nine months to find former City Manager Michael Lombardo. On April 17,...

Following inauguration, Currie, Moran ready to get cracking

MICHELE DANNO

April 27, 2009

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Forty-ninth UI Student Government President Mike Currie said on Sunday his administration is committed to accomplishing its 11 platform goals over the next year. “Student government gets a lot of criticism for what it is and...

Same-sex marriage finally arrives in Iowa

ZHI XIONG

April 27, 2009

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“We’ll be at the recorder’s office at 10:30 a.m.,” said UI graduate student Lindsey Quinn, who plans to officially marry her wife, Cybil Wriedt. “Starting Thursday, we’ll be the Quinn-Wriedts.” On top of objections...

Changing fields: Interest in languages grows

MEGAN DIAL

April 27, 2009

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UI language departments are growing as students realize employers are seeking bilingual applicants. In light of the increased interest, the UI Spanish/Portuguese department will offer a new course — Spanish-English translation...

RiverFEAST goes hungry

MARY HARRINGTON

April 27, 2009

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Downtown restaurant workers were disappointed by the lack of lines and uneaten food April 25 at the RiverFEAST food event. The event, sponsored by RiverFest and the Downtown Association, offered sample-sized servings of appetizers,...

District puts off changing schedules

CLARK CAHILL

April 27, 2009

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Students and staff in the Iowa City School District won’t have to worry about changing their daily routine for at least another year. Superintendent Lane Plugge announced April 24 he has recommended to postpone any potential...

State lawmakers end with flourish

SHAWN GUDE

April 27, 2009

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It was a busy weekend for Iowa legislators. Looking to wrap up the session early, sleep-deprived legislators pushed through myriad appropriations and policy bills in the final days. “It was a very intense, but a very good...

Dems, GOP grade session quite differently

SHAWN GUDE

April 27, 2009

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Iowa Legislature Republican and Democratic leaders’ assessments of the session’s efficacy diverged greatly. Democrats, who control both chambers and the governorship, predictably painted the session as a success. “Despite...

Know Your Campus: President’s Residence serves as home, event center

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 27, 2009

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The UI President’s Residence, home to current president Sally Mason and husband Ken, is as symbolic to the UI community as the White House is to the nation. For many, the residence is one of the most striking and memorable...

Greene leads Hawks in NFL draft

BRENDAN STILES

April 27, 2009

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There may not have been any Hawkeyes taken in the first two rounds of the 2009 NFL draft, but the second day saw a couple come right off the board. The New York Jets traded up to the first pick of the third round (65th overall)...

Spartans sweep Hawkeye baseball team

RYAN YOUNG

April 27, 2009

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The postseason aspirations that once seemed feasible for the Iowa baseball team at the beginning of the season are now becoming dim. The Hawkeyes dropped their third-straight game to fellow conference cellar dweller Michigan...