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Some in UISG no strangers to tickets

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

May 13, 2009

Filed under News

Even as UI Student Government members try to move ahead with their plans to curb students’ binge drinking, background checks show nine of those representatives have received drinking-related tickets. The question for UI officials...

Number of UI international students to rise

MEGAN DIAL

May 13, 2009

Filed under News

An increasing number of international students are seeking out the coveted “gold standard” U.S. degree, UI officials say. The UI has received double the number of international-student applications compared with last year,...

Court reporters may be replaced

ZHI XIONG

May 13, 2009

Filed under News

In the courtroom, few can stop state public defender Tyler Johnston when he starts talking too fast. One exception is the court reporter who is transcribing his every word for the record. Now, Johnston is part of a committee...

May UI graduate ready to head toward the border

JENNIFER DELGADO

May 13, 2009

Filed under News

In Yuma, Ariz., the temperature rarely falls below 40 degrees on a typical day in January. And for Iowa-raised Nathen Baker — a graduating UI senior who will teach fourth grade in the far-southwest Arizona city — trading...

School board OKs library cutbacks

MAGGIE PETERS

May 13, 2009

Filed under News

The Iowa City School Board on Tuesday evening decided to cut back on teacher-librarians and media secretaries and to increase the student-to-teacher ratio. The board had decided to postpone a vote on April 28 to reduce librarians...

Art school remains upbeat

MAGGIE PETERS

May 13, 2009

Filed under News

Despite having to move into an old hardware store after last summer’s flood, students and faculty in the UI School of Art and Art History are using state-of-the-art technology and said they will continue to in the future. “We...

Flood-tax vote now official

SHANE ERSLAND

May 13, 2009

Filed under News

With absentee and provisional votes now accounted for, the results of last week’s local-option sales tax election remain the same; Iowa City will implement the measure, Coralville will not. In Tuesday’s Johnson County Board...

Nurses at junction of medicine, law

EMILY MELVOLD

May 13, 2009

Filed under News

Solving crimes isn’t just the job of police or investigators — nurses play a major role in the justice system, too. The field of nursing forensics has people in the medical field collecting evidence instead of taking temperatures. “Forensic...

Basketball wants the fans back

SCOTT MILLER

May 13, 2009

Filed under Sports

To call Iowa basketball fans starved would be kind. With the men’s program making only three NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 10 years (2001, 2005, and 2006), famished would be a more accurate description. But there...

Pfeiffer is DI Female Athlete of Year

JEFF PAWOLA

May 13, 2009

Filed under Sports

As if she did not have enough honors and recognition, senior field hockey player Lauren Pfeiffer adds another award to her proverbial trophy case, being named the Female Athlete of the Year by The Daily Iowan. The Mount Laurel, ...

Men’s golf set for regional

JORDAN GARRETSON

May 13, 2009

Filed under Sports

When the Iowa men’s golf team tees off in Thursday’s first round of the Southeast Regional in Sorrento, Fla., it will mark the Hawkeyes’ first postseason action in 14 years. Making the trip for Iowa, ranked 59th nationally,...

Housing-assistance program has severe flaws on the local level

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 13, 2009

Filed under Opinions

At the heart of the tenant-landlord relationship is trust. Though money may seem a substitute for trust, it often does little to calm fears from both the tenant and landlord have that the other party may not honor a housing agreement....