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UIHC layoffs start today

SCOTT RAYNOR

June 17, 2009

Filed under News

Today, some UI Hospitals and Clinics employees will learn whether their jobs have been cut in an effort to relieve the institution’s strained budget, UI officials said Tuesday. Throughout the week, the affected employees will...

State may try alternate route to teaching

TYLER LYON

June 17, 2009

Filed under News

Next year, those who wish to teach won’t have to go through the College of Education. And they won’t need to endure unpaid student teaching. Pending approval from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, a new program will...

Binge drinking rises nationwide

MICHELLE BORYCA

June 17, 2009

Filed under News

It’s not just UI students with a drinking problem. The binge-drinking rate, as well as alcohol-related crimes and fatalities, rose on college campuses nationwide over the past decade, according to a study from the National...

City action may increase tows, rates

CHRIS CLARK

June 17, 2009

Filed under News

People parking in city garages may have to reach deeper into their pockets. The Iowa City City Council approved a number of amendments to different parking ordinances at its meeting Tuesday. The changes were mainly focused on...

New website offers quick answers — and the reasoning

EMILY MELVOLD

June 17, 2009

Filed under News

UI junior Daniel Sloyan has told professors he’s found answers to his homework online. To his surprise, many didn’t mind; in fact, they seemed to appreciate his quest for additional resources. This counters initial reaction...

Locals respond to smoking bill awaiting Obama’s signature

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

June 17, 2009

Filed under News

Bigger warnings. Bad taste. No flavors. At the national level, lawmakers hope these changes to cigarettes will discourage people from smoking. On June 11, the Senate approved the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control...

Frosh strong in Game Time début, but vets lead

CLARK CAHILL

June 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

Coralville Hy-Vee received a huge contribution from one of Iowa’s incoming freshmen, but two of the Hawkeyes’ veteran players led the way en route to a 102-82 victory over L.L. Pelling/Cullen Painting in the opening night...

Hoops youth Printy, Jones dazzling in Game Time

SEAN MORGAN

June 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

Incoming Iowa freshman Jaime Printy didn’t look like someone who had never suited up for a Division-I basketball game. The Marion product scored a team-high 15 points in the first half on the way to a 17-point, six-rebound,...

Men’s track eyes better finish

SEAN MORGAN

June 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

Finishing the Big Ten meet with 83 points, the Iowa men’s track and field team ended up seventh. “We went to bed after the second night [of the Big Ten championships] thinking we were going to finish fourth,” Wieczorek said....

Women’s track looks ahead

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

June 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

After months of strenuous training and competing filled with many highs and lows, the Iowa women’s track and field team’s 2009 campaign ended with the conclusion of the NCAA outdoor championships on June 13. The third day...

Despite the distance, locals get involved in disputed Iranian election

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 17, 2009

Filed under Opinions

The disputed election in Iran seems so far away. That’s because it is; Iran’s capital, Tehran, is more than 7,000 miles from Iowa City. But that doesn’t mean locals need be totally disconnected from the Iranian protesters’...

Packing the days

COLIN GILBERT

June 17, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Sometimes an empty day holds infinite promise, the sense of possibilities multiplying all around you, and that day seems wonderful for its sheer blankness. And then the empty day comes around with its possible scenarios, its lack...