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Former UI Vice President Phillip Jones sues UI

ABE TEKIPPE and SCOTT RAYNOR

June 11, 2009

Filed under News

Former UI vice president for Student Services Phillip Jones sued UI President Sally Mason on Wednesday, accusing her of wrongfully firing him after the investigations into an alleged assault in Hillcrest. The lawsuit, which names...

Area businesses try to capitalize on gay marriage

EMILY MELVOLD

June 11, 2009

Filed under News

A local tourism group wants to hear more of the statement, “I now pronounce you partners for life.” That’s why the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has established a committee to help advertise the...

Summer classes more popular

CHRIS CURTLAND

June 11, 2009

Filed under News

School’s out for summer — but many UI students are back for more. As of June 5, 10,707 students had enrolled for the summer sessions, and more are likely to do so, said Doug Lee, associate dean of continuing education, who...

Student health plan to cover gynecological exams

AMY MATTSON

June 11, 2009

Filed under News

It may have been a Tuesday, but UI senior Miranda Welch still had something to celebrate. The University Student Health Insurance Plan will now increase its coverage to include gynecological testing. Welch, a volunteer at the...

Stimulus dollars to help primary care practitioners

ZHANRAN ZHAO

June 11, 2009

Filed under News

Incoming UI medical resident Lisa Zittergruen — who will specialize in family medicine — understands the reality of her decision to pursue a career in primary care. “I never wanted to become very wealthy,” she said. “I...

UI alum has chance to win free dream wedding

KATIE SIMS

June 11, 2009

Filed under News

The average cost of a wedding today is roughly $21,000. But for one UI alum and his fiancée, the walk down the aisle might just cost nothing at all. UI graduate Brian Froelich and fiancée Kellee Zavala are competing against...

Gatens, Cole top picks for summer’s Prime Time League

SEAN MORGAN

June 11, 2009

Filed under Sports

Matt Gatens and Jarryd Cole have both established themselves as leaders on the Iowa men’s basketball team. So it’s no surprise when the Prime Time League draft took place Wednesday evening, the Hawkeye duo went 1-2. Choosing...

Tucker returns to court

J.T. BUGOS

June 11, 2009

Filed under Sports

Game days are what athletes live for. Endless hours of practice, conditioning and strength training all lead up to the days they get to compete. For months, Anthony Tucker was denied game day. He wasn’t able to experience...

Toronto Blue Jays draft Hawk Hurler

J.T. BUGOS

June 11, 2009

Filed under Sports

Steve Turnbull was navigating through Facebook and the MLB DraftTracker when he heard his name called Wednesday afternoon. The Hawkeye pitcher was selected in the 17th round by the Toronto Blue Jays. “I was so excited; I had...

Commentary: Gatens above hype

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 11, 2009

Filed under Sports

No surprise here. Iowa sophomore-to-be Matt Gatens was chosen as the first overall pick in this summer’s Prime Time League draft. It makes sense; pick last summer’s most valuable player whose team won the league championship....

Newly acquired rights are great, but marriage is no hasty decision

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 11, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Attempts to market Iowa City as a friendly place for same-sex marriage have again raised the question of what defines marriage. Individuals opposed to same-sex marriage argue that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a...

Facebook creeping for new news

ADAM SULLIVAN

June 11, 2009

Filed under Opinions

“I want to just delete all the information off my Facebook profile,” a friend recently told me. “Then I’ll just use my account to look at what everyone else is doing.” There’s a name for “looking at what everyone...