The Daily Iowan

IC, UI remember last year’s flood

CHRIS CURTLAND

June 16, 2009

Filed under News

Sporting a “We Care” button on his lapel, 85-year-old Frank Cheng — a professor emeritus in radiology and a member of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce — said he worked tirelessly to “help the community remain intact”...

Researchers investigate flood mitigation measures

EMILY MELVOLD

June 16, 2009

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Researchers presented around a dozen projects centered on flood mitigation Monday, and each presented unique results that could play a role in Iowa City’s and the UI’s future. As part of the flood commemoration, they set...

2 charged in Saturday stabbing

ABE TEKIPPE

June 16, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa City police arrested two men in connection with an attack that left a 37-year-old man with 5-inch-deep stab wounds “all over his torso,” police said. Harry Rayton IV, 22, address unknown, and Adam Burkart, 19, 216 E....

Web searches on celebs and lyrics return viruses

NICOLE KARLIS

June 16, 2009

Filed under News

Michael Phelps may have conquered the 2008 Olympics, but he might also be destroying students’ computers. Typing his name in five major search engines carries a 40 percent maximum risk of infection, according to a recent report...

Local officials: No panic in flu pandemic

KURT CUNNINGHAM

June 16, 2009

Filed under News

For five days, UI junior Rachel Hirsh stayed in her home. She took the medicine doctors prescribed and rested. And just as seasonal flu comes and goes, the fever and headache disappeared. Hirsh was infected with the H1N1 virus. “It’s...

Kirkwood data breach drives security concern

ABE TEKIPPE

June 16, 2009

Filed under News

In light of last week’s potential security breach at a Kirkwood office in Iowa City, UI officials said students’ and faculty’s personal information is secure on the university’s servers. At the UI, where students’ ID...

Iowa near top in high-school graduation rate

SCOTT RAYNOR

June 16, 2009

Filed under News

Around 80 percent of all Iowa high school students graduated on time in 2006 — 11 percent more than the national average, according to a study by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. And it’s a fair comparison,...

2 Hawkeyes-to-be jostle in Prime Time

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

June 16, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Prime Time League got off to a fast start on Monday in North Liberty as two incoming Iowa freshmen took to the pace quickly inside the new gym of the North Liberty Community Center. Cully Payne of Schaumburg, Ill., and Eric...

In Prime Time opener Gatens leads big turnaround

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 16, 2009

Filed under Sports

Incoming Iowa junior Devon Archie wasted no time producing in his first appearance as a Hawkeye in Monday’s Prime Time League opener, but his L.L. Pelling/Iowa City Ready Mix team failed to hold a halftime lead against Jill...

After flood, camp-going high-school football players resurge

TRAVIS VARNER

June 16, 2009

Filed under Sports

Aspiring high-school football players are in Iowa City this week trying to improve their skills under the guidance of college and high-school coaches at the annual Hawkeye football camp. The players, ages 14-18, started camp...

Requiring employee survey would help to set concrete goals for UI

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 16, 2009

Filed under Opinions

In a university of this stature, it’s important that all educators on campus share common goals. In order for our university to move forward, administrators and faculty and staff members alike must work to the same end. One...

Throwing the vote in Iran

BEAU ELLIOT

June 16, 2009

Filed under Opinions

What if they threw an election and everybody came? Well, nearly everybody — 85 percent, according to some reports. And what if, when the government announced the results, millions and millions of people cried foul and said...