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E-mail scam hits UI students

XIN FENG

May 12, 2009

Filed under News

When hundreds of thousands of people were losing their jobs each month, UI freshman Tim Riphagen was offered one that contended it could pay him several hundred dollars per week. All he needed was a computer with Internet access....

UI forced to shift sites of many graduations

JENNIFER DELGADO

May 12, 2009

Filed under News

The effects of last year’s flood are still lingering — with Hancher Auditorium closed, officials at many UI colleges were forced to relocate graduation ceremonies. “Because Hancher wasn’t available, we had to determine...

Who’s got mail? Officials and their policies

TESSA McLEAN

May 12, 2009

Filed under News

State Board of Regents President David Miles uses Gmail, Iowa City Mayor Regenia Bailey uses an Avalon account, and Iowa City City Councilor Matt Hayek has his law firm’s address. Recently, it’s become clear: Sometimes official...

Who will replace Souter? Locals weigh in

SHAWN GUDE

May 12, 2009

Filed under News

It’s been more than a week since Supreme Court Associate Justice David Souter announced his retirement, but UI experts, akin to many others around the country, are still scratching their heads about whom President Obama will...

Graduating actor chases career, despite economy

MARY HARRINGTON

May 12, 2009

Filed under News

Even with an unknown future in a brutally competitive profession, UI senior David Pinsof is graduating with big goals and big talent that may take him far. Pinsof is a daydreamer. He relishes daily in the opportunity to morph...

Summer changes Iowa City police patrols

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

May 12, 2009

Filed under News

The traditional increase in crime that comes with warmer weather may be offset in Iowa City as students leave campus after finals, authorities said. Iowa City police generally receive fewer calls for service in downtown when...

Dance Marathon runs Chicago again

SCOTT RAYNOR

May 12, 2009

Filed under News

It will be another nine months before Dance Marathon takes over the UI campus again, but more than 200 UI students are training to raise money for the program. For the second-consecutive year, participants will run with Dance...

Point/Counterpoint: Should Brett Favre play for the Vikings in 2009?

DI SPORTS STAFF

May 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about Brett Favre? I certainly am. Two words to Favre: STAY RETIRED. Why? Because I can’t get my daily fix of ESPN anymore. It refuses to stop beating this dead horse. Aside from ...

Hawkeye sports in the time of economic cholera

ZACH SMITH

May 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Iowa athletics department has distinguished itself in more ways than one this year. For the first time in 18 years, the Hawkeye football team beat a squad ranked in the AP top five when it downed Penn State, 24-23, on Nov....

Greene nabs DI Male Athlete of the Year award

SCOTT MILLER

May 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

What’s left to say about Shonn Greene? By now, everyone knows about his rise from obscurity to domination of Big Ten defenses. Everyone knows the way he treats his teammates and acts off the field. Everyone knows his statistics...

Hicks to swim for New Zealand

EVELYN LAU

May 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

Verity Hicks won’t spend her summer working a job or internship. Instead, she’ll be in Serbia, representing her country, New Zealand. The sophomore AquaHawk will compete in the World University Games, also known as Summer...

Reality vs. baseball

BEAU ELLIOT

May 12, 2009

Filed under Opinions

The U.S. economy dropped another 539,000 jobs in April, according to various reports — which I realize is not the news that those of you about to embark on what we euphemistically call “the real world” necessarily wish to...