The Daily Iowan

Arts students face new challenge: time

JOHN DOETKOTT

September 9, 2009

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The new schedule posted on the automatic glass entrance doors of the UI Studio Arts Building has at least one enemy. Sara Gomer, a UI junior art major, sees the building’s hours — now to be locked after 10 p.m. daily —...

Iowa City schools make Obama address optional

NICOLE KARLIS

September 9, 2009

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Tiffany Lewis’ homeroom class at Horn Elementary took a break Tuesday from a science lesson to listen to President Obama’s back-to-school speech. “We’re going to have a speech from President Obama about goals for the...

Faculty Senate discusses workload, budget

MARLEEN LINARES

September 9, 2009

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Members of the UI Faculty Senate still have doubts about the university’s future after a presentation from UI Provost Wallace Loh during the group’s first meeting Tuesday. Loh outlined future plans for the university, including...

Local union seeks to block mandatory shots

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

September 9, 2009

Filed under News

A local union filed an injunction Tuesday in an attempt to prevent officials at the UI Hospitals and Clinics from mandating flu shots for its employees. Representatives of the Service Employees International Union Local 199 claim...

Revived UI group gives students advertising insight

SHANE ERSLAND

September 9, 2009

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Although students don’t have the opportunity to formally study advertising at the UI, one group is aiming to help them gain experience in the field. The re-emergence of Students in Advertising is entering its second semester...

Cooper, Dorau, Swisher win School Board seats

HOLLY HINES

September 9, 2009

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Voters elected incumbent Mike Cooper and newcomers Tuyet Dorau and Sarah Swisher to the Iowa City School Board during record-breaking turnout at the polls on Tuesday. Swisher earned 54 percent of the total votes, Dorau received...

Spotlight Iowa City: Grad student gets NASA experience

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

September 9, 2009

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Min Huang took experimenting to new heights — literally — when she participated in a NASA science program this past summer. Huang, a UI graduate student in chemical engineering and a native of China, was one of the 29 accepted...

Dogs have day in the sun

PARKER SMITH

September 9, 2009

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Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Shih Tzus, and Labradors will take laps in a pool usually filled with less furry patrons today as part of the City Park Pool’s seventh-annual Dog Paddle. On Tuesday, the first day of the event, Bonnie...

Ferentz favors Robinson in the backfield

SCOTT MILLER

September 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Paki O’Meara experiment didn’t necessarily go as planned in Iowa’s opener on Sept. 5 against Northern Iowa. Consequently, three days after the junior running back ran the ball nine times for an uninspiring 16 yards,...

Slater’s Sloppy Seconds wins flag-football opener

IAN MARTIN

September 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

In the first flag-football game of the year, Slater’s Sloppy Seconds was able to overcome an early deficit and defeat an experienced team of sophomores and juniors in the Brown Bombers, 19-12. Slater’s Sloppy Seconds, an...

All eyes on Big Ten this weekend

BRENDAN STILES

September 9, 2009

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This weekend, all eyes will be on the Big Ten. As a conference, the spotlight will be shining on Columbus, Ann Arbor, and Minneapolis, where there are enormous games taking place — ones that will either heal the Big Ten’s...

Commentary: No time like now for Hawks

BRENDAN STILES

September 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

I hear it all the time. Kirk Ferentz, Ken O’Keefe, and Norm Parker don’t change their philosophies. But I understand why. They like to keep things simple. What you see is what you get. And more often than not, what you...