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New Saferide route sees few riders

NICOLE LUMBRERAS

September 14, 2009

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Students now have another option of getting to and from downtown on weekend nights, but many have yet to discover the new service. The East Side Loop Saferide — which runs Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. — started...

Volunteers test H1N1 vaccine at UIHC

KURT CUNNINGHAM

September 14, 2009

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Susan Faith loves pigs. In fact, she loves pigs so much she carries around with her a photograph of a child kissing the animal, jokingly telling people this is how “swine flu” started. “I know this is not how ‘swine flu’...

No official plans for IMU basement

MICHELLE BORYCA

September 14, 2009

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Metal beams outline the skeleton of what was once the IMU basement. Air-filled plastic tubing tunnels run along the ceiling to keep moisture out of the basement. Space that was once occupied by such popular stops as the University...

Mason talks alcohol issues, H1N1

DI STAFF

September 14, 2009

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The Daily Iowan sat down with UI President Sally Mason to discuss increased class sizes, alcohol-related issues, and transparency on budget concerns. DI: This year, the UI has seen an increase in class sizes and fewer teachi...

Former regents president, UI alumnus dies

NICK PEDLEY

September 14, 2009

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Memorial services will be held today for S.J. Brownlee, a UI alumnus and former state Board of Regents president who died last week at his home in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He was 82. Brownlee graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the UI in...

UI officials ready to add and subtract majors

SHANE ERSLAND

September 14, 2009

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Students could major in two new programs if the state Board of Regents approve the plan at its meeting in Council Bluffs this week. Regents will vote on whether to accept UI officials’ requests for a bachelor of arts programs...

Voluntary manslaughter common

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

September 14, 2009

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Voluntary manslaughter has been a popular plea or verdict in several recent local trials. David Christian will plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Sept. 25. He is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing...

Feeling foreign in their own country

SAMANTHA HONKEN

September 14, 2009

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For some UI students, coming to college can be like coming to a foreign country — even though they may only be three hours from home. But one UI group is working to make some of those students feel more at home. The Hubbard...

Spotlight Iowa City: Trip to Africa enlightens UI sophomore

SCOTT RAYNOR

September 14, 2009

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UI sophomore Hemali Batra checks her e-mail compulsively. But immediate access to technology was a luxury she missed on her solo trip to Malawi last summer. When she told her parents she planned to live in a town near Monke...

Greek life with an Asian focus

LAUREN MILLS

September 14, 2009

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As the sun streamed in through the windows of T-Spoons on Market Street, a cheerful UI sophomore, Tiantian Sun, described her efforts to create the first Asian sorority on campus, alpha Kappa Delta Phi. Sun’s début on the...

Coralville man charged with willful injury

DI STAFF

September 14, 2009

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A Coralville man was arrested after allegedly hitting a woman seven times with a metal pipe and holding her against her will, according to the Coralville police. Wallace Galbreath, 52, was charged Sept. 3 with willful injury...

Sash, Greenwood come up big for Iowa

BRENDAN STILES

September 14, 2009

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AMES — Tyler Sash has a knack for stepping up in big moments. Last year as a redshirt freshman, when the Iowa defense needed a turnover, he came up with big interceptions. And in wins over Iowa State, Penn State, and South...