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Recession, deaths, and the Flood in ’08-09

DI STAFF

May 15, 2009

Filed under News

Violent deaths mark year Iowa City residents and the UI community contended with a series of shocking slayings and suicides during the 2008-09 academic year. Following allegations that he tried to trade grades for sexual favor...

Culver signs aid bill near empty Hancher

ANNA LOTHSON

May 15, 2009

Filed under News

Outside Hancher Auditorium on a sunny day amid puddles and mud, Gov. Chet Culver signed I-JOBS bills into law Thursday that will secure $100 million for the UI’s flood-recovery efforts. Though Hancher remains empty after last...

Seniors encounter scarce-job world

JENNIFER DELGADO

May 15, 2009

Filed under News

UI senior Emily Samuels thought her postgraduation plans were set after officials at C.H. Robinson, a logistics company in Chicago, offered her a job last October. But all that changed when company officials rescinded their job...

Grad school on the move

MICHAEL DALE-STEIN

May 15, 2009

Filed under News

When the end of summer rolls around, UI senior Adam Keen will pack his bags to study in Norway, the Netherlands, and England. He will begin a two-year graduate degree this fall, studying coastal engineering at universities across...

Universities join forces against violence

TESSA McLEAN

May 15, 2009

Filed under News

The UI, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa will join together at UNI for a conference today on preventing and taking a stand against violence against women. The three regent universities received a $1...

Brainy UI student delves into the brain

SHANE ERSLAND

May 15, 2009

Filed under News

While working with patients diagnosed with vascular disease at the UI psychiatry department, UI junior Caitlin Moore began to wonder how difficult it would be for the individuals to live independently. Soon after, she began...

UI projects cost less

TYLER LYON

May 15, 2009

Filed under News

The university will save roughly $200,000 on the re-roofing of Burge Hall this summer, University Housing Director Von Stange said. The savings are a result of local contractors’ lower bids during the economic recession. “Based...

‘Waste not, want not’ not living in UI dorms

MAGGIE PETERS

May 15, 2009

Filed under News

Waste production, an area usually unaffected by the ups and downs of the economy, is experiencing an unprecedented downturn after steadily increasing since the 1960s. This year is the first time residential-waste volume has dropped...

Turnaround day in November is Sports Story of the Year

BRENDAN STILES

May 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

Nov. 8, 2008, will be engraved in the mind of anyone associated with Iowa football. Our choice for the DI’s Story of the Year had the elements of a Hollywood script — frigid weather, a powerhouse opponent, a game decided...

Tourney time for Hawkeye softball

JON LINDER

May 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

With the regular season, spring semester, and a shortened finals week in the rearview mirror, the Iowa softball team has its sights set on a 4 p.m. matchup with Auburn today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes...

Despite broken arm, Toole drawing MLB interest

RYAN YOUNG

May 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

Justin Toole isn’t letting his broken arm get in the way of his baseball future. With the MLB first-year players draft set for June 9, the senior shortstop has been talking to a number of major-league teams. He declined to...

Keeping study drugs a secret only breeds dangerous behavior

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

In the wake of final exams, papers, portfolios and the reading, studying, and memorizing sessions crammed in between them, many students at the UI are collapsing with exhaustion. But, quite commonly, the strain of the semester’s...