The Daily Iowan

Tuition may soon back $100 million in flood loans

EMILY MELVOLD

June 9, 2009

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The typical in-state UI student pays $3,412 a semester in tuition. While that money normally fund such campus services as professors’ salaries and building maintenance, it soon may be used as the collateral for $100 million...

Police see anomaly in IC crime statistics

ABE TEKIPPE

June 9, 2009

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Despite a percieved wave of violence stretching from downtown to the Southeast Side, Iowa City followed a national downward trend in violent crime. While the 224 incidents reported to Iowa City police in 2008 were fewer than...

Attempted robbery doesn’t scare locals

KIF RICHMANN

June 9, 2009

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Despite an armed robbery attempt in the afternoon this past weekend, Iowa City residents said they are not worried about their safety. “I walk around, run around, [and I] never feel unsafe,” said Jason Parker, who lives in...

UI tepidly tries Twitter

TYLER LYON

June 9, 2009

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UI officials have set up numerous accounts on Twitter, but they don’t know how many people are following the novel social networking site. Updating with the 140-character-limited messages could just be “throwing stuff into...

Group calls for creative medical curricula

ZHANRAN ZHAO

June 9, 2009

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Medical-school students may not have to face a harrowing list of calculus classes and exams to graduate in the future. According to a recent report, they might only have to demonstrate they know how to apply their math skills...

Citing 9/11, more students study in the Middle East

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

June 9, 2009

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Many students spend their Friday afternoons downing drink specials downtown. Sarah Chughtai, a UI senior, encountered closed shops and people praying in the streets. She spent her spring semester in Egypt experiencing the Muslim...

Mother accused of murdering her son to use insanity defense

SCOTT RAYNOR

June 9, 2009

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Michelle Kehoe, accused of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son, will go to trial with a combination of insanity or diminished responsibility defense. UI law Professor David Baldus said cases that use the insanity...

Locals react to N. Korea situation

MICHAEL DALE-STEIN

June 9, 2009

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Some UI students and faculty are keeping close tabs on the plight of two U.S. journalists sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea. “It’s a continued attempt to provoke the U.S.,” said Brian Lai, a UI associate...

Europe good for Hawk hoopsters

BRENDAN STILES

June 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Iowa men’s basketball team went on its European tour looking to become better on the hardwood as well as a more closely knit group off it. Reuniting a week after arriving back to the United States for a team workout on...

Rowers like their improving stock

AARON COOPER

June 9, 2009

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The Iowa rowing team narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA championships with their fifth-place finish out of 13 teams in the Central Regional. In the May 16-17 event in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the finish left them one spot short....

Sisterly act on water

AARON COOPER

June 9, 2009

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When the Academic All-Big Ten team was announced for the 2009 spring season, rowing led the way for Iowa with 22 honorees. Three sisters, senior Hannah Miller and sophomores Haylie and Heidie Miller, earned the distinction by...

Distance runner makes immediate impact

TRAVIS VARNER

June 9, 2009

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Iowa freshman distance runner Betsy Flood was considered a future star before the outdoor track season, but she has made an immediate impact by qualifying for this week’s NCAA championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Flood qualified...