The Daily Iowan

International students adapt their religions in new country

SAMANTHA HONKEN

September 8, 2009

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For one UI student who traveled more than 5,000 miles to campus, making new friends was a must. But UI graduate student Bingxuan Wang knew she also needed a place to continue practicing her religion. That’s when she found...

Grant to teach teacher-librarians

SAMANTHA HONKEN

September 8, 2009

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Though a day in the library might seem like poison for some UI students, 40 Iowa teachers are learning how to make that stack of books appealing. Amber Swenson, who has taught at West High for eight years, recently decided she...

New wellness center offers state-of-the-art features

ERIN PHILLIPS

September 8, 2009

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Construction workers scattered throughout the future UI Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on a Thursday morning, swinging their hammers to the sounds of drills and bulldozers. Since 2007, the construction project at the...

Faculty Senate not subject to Open Meetings Law

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

September 8, 2009

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The UI Faculty Senate may not be subject to Iowa’s open-meeting law, but many advisory boards fall under the state’s jurisdiction. After the UI Faculty Senate went into two closed sessions regarding budgetary issues, many...

Slow Food potluck encourages healthier school lunches

SHANE ERSLAND

September 8, 2009

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The table held several foods consistent with an average Labor Day potluck. But among the sweet potatoes, broccoli-raisin salad, and potato chips, one dish stood out: a giant loaf of bread baked in the shape of a snail, the symbol...

The weekend’s drug- and alcohol-related tickets

DI STAFF

September 8, 2009

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Between Sept. 4 and Sunday, Iowa City police handed out more than 100 alcohol- and drug-related tickets — totaling at least $11,200. Make sure to check out the DI after every home-game weekend to make monetary cents of the weekend’s...

New UniverCity program to rebuild neighborhoods

JOHN DOETKOTT

September 8, 2009

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A new program could bring more families into neighborhoods surrounding the UI campus, which are now predominately made up of student renters. UI officials have made a $200,000 commitment to the UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership...

State Historical Library may merge with UI

EMILY BUSSE

September 8, 2009

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Mary Bennett weaves effortlessly through a sprawling maze of two-tiered 8-foot-high shelves, pulling open drawers to reveal “treasures,” such as a UI student’s lab notebook from 1897 and an Iowa football poster from 1904. The...

Spotlight Iowa City: Running and writing

REBECCA KOONS

September 8, 2009

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Matt McCue fell in love with running in a rather unexpected manner. As a student in the Regina Catholic Education Center, he participated in dodge ball in an after-school program. During the pregame warm-ups, he discovered the...

More women in science group

LAUREN MILLS

September 8, 2009

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Leaning against Chris Brus’ desk is a framed image of “WISE Words,” which orbited the globe with astronaut Peggy Whitson in the International Space Station. Beside it is a photograph of mission control crammed with all the...

Moeaki emerges for Hawkeyes

BRENDAN STILES

September 8, 2009

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When the Iowa Hawkeyes left the field on Sept. 5 with a 17-16 victory over Northern Iowa, all the talk afterwards was about the game’s ending. And rightfully so. The Hawkeyes had to block two field-goal attempts in the game’s...

Commentary: Ferentz had rare off day

JON LINDER

September 8, 2009

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Kirk Ferentz has had some mighty fine days leading the Black and Gold. Sept. 5 was not one of them. Every coach has off days, and sometimes they occur when you have to lead a team against a supposedly inferior opponent. In that...