The Daily Iowan

City on alert

DANNY VALENTINE

August 24, 2009

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Students returning to the Iowa City drinking scene this weekend met an increased force of Iowa City and UI police patrolling downtown bars and the surrounding residential areas. Bar- and house-party attendees can expect more...

Mixed bag at Convocation

CHRIS CURTLAND

August 24, 2009

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Four thousand young Hawklings crammed the Pentacrest lawn on Sunday for a welcoming Convocation to prepare themselves for becoming full-fledged Hawkeyes when fall classes start today. UI President Sally Mason, donning her black...

Freshman seminars start today

LAUREN MILLS

August 24, 2009

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As freshmen wander the campus toting maps and schedules, there is a chance they are headed to one of roughly 100 seminars offered to first-year students. “I thought they would be interesting ways to get credit hours,” said...

‘Fan Cans’ draw frowns

NICOLE KARLIS

August 24, 2009

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As football season quickly approaches, UI students have another black and gold accessory with which to show their Hawkeye spirit: a can of Bud Light. Anhesuer-Busch’s “Fan Cans” hit Iowa City liquor stores this month and...

UI eyes saving utility $

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

August 24, 2009

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UI officials are working to create a greener campus using a portion of its $35.5 million in federal stimulus funding for fiscal 2010. The environmentally friendly agenda, known as the Energy Hawks initiative, received roughly...

Late deal at Target

SHANE ERSLAND

August 24, 2009

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Nearing midnight on Aug. 22 — after Target had closed its doors to the public — a long, winding line extended from the cash registers as UI students waited to buy merchandise. As part of Welcome Week activities geared toward...

Where old clunkers go to die

ERIN PETTIT

August 24, 2009

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An old, gold mini-van sits at Ace Auto Recyclers in Iowa City, its various missing pieces having been harvested and sold as replacement parts. This van is not alone. It’s a “clunker,” or an outdated vehicle traded in through...

Dealers wait for money

SAMANTHA HONKEN

August 24, 2009

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A small-town Iowa car dealership sold 20 brand-new cars in 44 days. Without the government-instituted Cash for Clunkers program, the West Branch Ford dealership likely would have seen half the business it did since the program...

Kirkwood faces surge

MARLEEN LINARES

August 24, 2009

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Nationwide, community colleges have responded to soaring student populations — largely compounded by the economic recession — by capping enrollment. Kirkwood Community College, with centers in seven Iowa counties, is an exception. “I...

Deafness gene found

SAM LANE

August 24, 2009

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UI researchers have discovered a deafness-causing gene defect in mice, revealing critical information about a new protein that protects sensory cells in the ear. When mutated, the gene — known as claudin-9 — is unable to...

The big move hits UI

NICOLE LUMBRERAS

August 24, 2009

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When Lindsay Ellwood moved into Mayflower Hall, it took two to three hours to organize the room to her liking. By Sunday, the day before classes began, the UI’s residence halls had filled up with new freshmen and returning...

Law school sued for alleged bias

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

August 24, 2009

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A seasoned immigration attorney has sued the UI College of Law, alleging that officials refused to hire him purely because of his age. Donald Dobkin of West Bloomfield, Mich., was 55 years old when he applied for the position...