The Daily Iowan

Financial-aid bill passes

NICK PEDLEY

September 18, 2009

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The U.S. House passed a bill on Thursday that could dramatically speed up the way students apply for federal financial aid. Officials said they hope the bill will simplify the application process, a yearly task frustrating for...

Learning through tutoring English

JOHN DOETKOTT

September 18, 2009

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A Mexican man in his early 40s sat focused at the end of a long table, stumbling over his pronunciation of “fireworks.” Not far away, a woman studied for the U.S. citizenship test, easily answering questions about Supreme...

Two men spread kindness and Mayo on the Ped Mall

LAUREN MILLS

September 18, 2009

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The Wal-Mart cash register intones the familiar beep as bread, turkey, cookies, chips, and plastic gloves slide past the scanner. UI graduate Mitch Moylan pays the $35.02 bill, but the food isn’t for him or a Friday night party....

Regents eye tuition increase

SHANE ERSLAND

September 18, 2009

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — UI students may face steeper tuition increases next year because of the ongoing financial struggles of Iowa’s universities, one member of the state Board of Regents said on Thursday. Tuition fees will rise...

Class project turns into company

NICOLE LUMBRERAS

September 18, 2009

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For two UI alums, a class assignment turned into a company. The business, J&J Solutions, is a concept developed in 2006 by John Slump and Jared Garfield as a part of the UI’s entrepreneurial program at the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial...

Mason could get $80,000 bonus

SHANE ERSLAND

September 18, 2009

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — UI President Sally Mason will not receive a pay raise for fiscal 2010, but she could receive a bonus of up to $80,000. The state Board of Regents announced at its Thursday meeting in Council Bluffs that Mason...

County suicides triple this year

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

September 18, 2009

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The number of suicides has more than tripled for adults ages 21 to 40 in the last year in Johnson County. In 2008, there were four suicides in that age group. So far, that number has already reached 13 suicides. “One suicide...

Center marks 40 years of fighting substance abuse

EMILY BUSSE

September 18, 2009

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Chuck Panzer didn’t think he had a drinking problem. But in 1988, he lost his job, received his third OWI, and was ordered to be evaluated at the Mid-eastern Council on Chemical Abuse center in Iowa City. Volunteering himself...

Spotlight Iowa City: Helping hand for seniors

JIM MALEWITZ

September 18, 2009

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When senior citizens talk, Karen Davis is there to listen. Davis, 40, has worked closely with elderly Iowa City residents for the past two and a half years, helping them transition into retirement-community life. Often spending...

H1N1 may be on the rise on campus, officials say

DI STAFF

September 18, 2009

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With possibly 200 cases of H1N1 already on campus, UI officials said the number of students contracting the virus may be on the rise. “I believe we will see an increase almost immediately,” said, Jean Robillard, the UI vice...

Dental Science Building to get makeover

DI STAFF

September 18, 2009

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — Despite budget concerns, UI officials received permission from the state Board of Regents to remodel some portions of the Dental Science Building during the regents’ meeting on Thursday. The first phase of...

County supervisors push for health-care reform

DI STAFF

September 18, 2009

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors agreed on a resolution which urges “immediate passage of comprehensive federal health-care reform legislation” on Thursday. Supervisor Sally Stutsman said this shows support for urging...