The Daily Iowan

UISG may endorse students running for City Council

KATHRYN STINSON

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

UI Student Government members will discuss endorsing the three UI students running for the Iowa City City Council at its first meeting of the year tonight. Sens. Kyle Schwarz and Whitney Carson will present a piece of legislation...

Participation in LGBT organizations high

EMILY BUSSE

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

When UI student Cody Shafer came out at 15 years old to his religious family and his small, conservative community of Wapello, Iowa, the fear was “debilitating.” But Shafer’s teachers and peers rallied to support him. He...

Students with H1N1 symptoms urged to stay home

HOLLY HINES

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

UI officials are emphasizing this message: Most students and faculty with H1N1-related symptoms should stay at home. Though nurses at Student Health Service will evaluate walk-in patients who think they may have the virus, students...

Council debates fowl move

NICOLE KARLIS

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

The Iowa City City Council took its first look at an issue Tuesday night that has been ruffling some residents’ feathers — amending the zoning code to allow hens and roosters to be housed in residential areas. Councilors...

West Side dorms to see expanding recycling

PARKER SMITH

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

Students living in UI residence halls are still waiting for expanded recycling capabilities, while others remain with none. University Housing Director Von Stange said officials are in the process of providing expanded recycling...

Spotlight Iowa City: IC resident swims back to live

MICHELE DANNO

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

While most Olympians run the risk of being stripped of their titles if caught using steroids, athletes such as Bill Klahn would be unable to compete without them. His Iowa City apartment is cluttered with swimming caps, workout...

‘Gang leader for a day’ visits UI

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

One day in November 1989 a University of Chicago first-year graduate student walked into an apartment building lobby to conduct a survey. Instead, he met a gang leader. Tonight, Sudhir Venkatesh will speak in the IMU about...

UIHC sees increase in facial plastic surgery

SAM LANE

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

Despite tough economic times, people are turning to facial plastic surgery as a form of career insurance, UI Hospitals and Clinics officials say. “People are coming into the office who never expected to look for a job,” said...

‘Suspicious’ cooler not a bomb, police say

DI STAFF

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

Police blocked traffic for around an hour Monday afternoon near the Field House while investigating a suspicious cooler. The brand-new red and white container was on the sidewalk near the intersection of Melrose and South Grand...

Crash kills IC man in Wisconsin

DI STAFF

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

An Iowa City man was killed in Wisconsin after his motorcycle crashed on Sept. 12, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. David Ryan, 39, was driving a 2008 Triumph motorcycle in Gays Mills, Wis., when his brakes...

Man not guilty of attempted murder

DI STAFF

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

A Johnson County jury found an Iowa City man not guilty of attempted murder on Sept. 11. Adam Burkart, 19, 216 E. Bloomington St., was found not guilty of attempted murder and willful injury. He will be released from custody. Burkart...

UI gets Exxon gift

DI STAFF

September 15, 2009

Filed under News

ExxonMobil Foundation contributed $107,625 to the UI Foundation as part of the corporation’s matching-gift program, the UI announced Sunday. When ExxonMobil employees, their surviving spouses, as well as retirees and directors...