The Daily Iowan

UI girds for flu

ZHANRAN ZHAO

August 26, 2009

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For UI students, “swine flu” are two words heard as commonly as “plagiarism” and “finals” this first week of class. That’s because they’re required to be in every class syllabus. “If you come down sick, don’t...

Secrets come spilling out

MAHMOUD LUTFI

August 26, 2009

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At the end of an hour, Frank Warren had at least a dozen students on their feet sharing, what else but, their secrets. One young man spoke about his mother’s death, then turned and promptly left. “I felt really bad for him,...

Commentary: Secret project escapes from media-saturated culture

ADAM SULLIVAN

August 26, 2009

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PostSecret doesn’t advertise. Aside from appearing in an All-American Rejects video, Dirty Little Secret in 2005, the project doesn’t get much play in mainstream media. Still, nearly a quarter billion people have visited...

UI still looking to fill positions

MARLEEN LINARES

August 26, 2009

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The UI has received more than 200 applications for its vacant vice president for strategic communications position, one of four administrative spots officials are still trying to fill. The position, created by UI President Sally...

City eyes recycling woes

PARKER SMITH

August 26, 2009

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Iowa City and UI officials are making recycling easier for those living in residential neighborhoods and residence halls, but tenants in larger apartment buildings still have no city-sponsored options. “There has been a demand...

District may hire consultant

HOLLY HINES

August 26, 2009

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Iowa City School District officials seemed closer to hiring a consultant who would help address burgeoning enrollment in some district schools. Robert Schwartz and Mark Porter with RSP & Associates, LLC — a Kansas-based...

City considers curfew

DANNY VALENTINE

August 26, 2009

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Iowa City city councilors will soon consider two ordinances that would impose a citywide curfew and criminalize certain bad behavior in juveniles. The proposals, which the council will discuss on Sept. 10, follow a spate of incidents...

Colleges junk landlines

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

August 26, 2009

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Schools nationwide — including Iowa State University — are ending their on-campus housing’s landline service this fall, but the UI has yet to join the trend. ISU is in the process of deactivating approximately 3,400 landlines,...

Prof tracks zoonotic bugs

PARKER SMITH

August 26, 2009

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Blood samples from 483 Mongolian animal workers arrived on the UI campus this month, destined for epidemiology research labs. A rising number zoonotic infections — viruses transmitted between animals and humans — has prompted...

Spotlight Iowa City: UI senior takes aim at council seat

CHRIS CLARK

August 26, 2009

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On Thursday, UI senior Jeff Shipley will have one final task before joining his fellow Hawkeyes downtown to forget their first week of classes. He has to turn in a list of peoples’ signatures in support of his election to the...

O-line a question mark

BRENDAN STILES

August 26, 2009

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For a group of football players who normally don’t ask for the spotlight, the Iowa offensive line comes into the 2009 season providing plenty of intrigue for fans. While most of the questions revolving around this year’s...

Big Ten Preview: Illini offense Juiced up

JON LINDER

August 26, 2009

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For Big Ten fans, it’s scary to imagine the league’s best passing offense as better this season. It’s even scarier for Illinois fans, who know their team’s defense will likely be much worse. With the return of Juice Williams...