The Daily Iowan

Youth center provides support on Southeast side

JOHN DOETKOTT

September 22, 2009

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Iowa City’s Southeast Side has recently become a magnet for media attention. Violence, gang activity, and increased crime have sent the area into a tailspin. One local group is trying to change that, starting with the kids. The...

Loebsack addresses new financial-aid bill

NICK PEDLEY

September 22, 2009

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Rep. Dave Loebsack empathizes with students who have low bank balances. As an Iowa State University student, the Democrat paid his way through college, relying heavily on federal financial aid. So it makes sense for him to endorse...

UI officials not tracking H1N1 absence forms

HOLLY HINES

September 22, 2009

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UI officials are not tracking the total number of H1N1 forms students turn in when they miss class because of flu-like symptoms. Faculty members are not required to report the number of forms they receive from students, said...

UI Children’s Hospital could win new gameroom

EMILY BUSSE

September 22, 2009

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The UI Children’s Hospital’s “teen lounge” is not exactly teenager-friendly. The “very, very small” room houses one pool table, an old, scratched big-screen TV, and a single computer, said child life specialist Emily...

New administrative search underway, three others continue

MARLEEN LINARES

September 22, 2009

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The UI’s national search for a chief diversity officer is set to begin in two weeks. The hiring, along with the search for a vice president for Strategic Communications, will complete President Sally Mason’s administrative...

Giving financial advice for students about to face the real world

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

September 22, 2009

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Terrance Lillis knows about the job market in a struggling economy firsthand. Having found employment during two different recessions, Lillis visited the UI campus to offer advice to students facing similar challenges. “This...

Off the beaten academic path

MATT SCHOMMER

September 22, 2009

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Thousands of UI students can struggle when trying to pick out a major. That includes senior Abby Milloy, who felt that there might be something missing from the UI’s. So she created her own. As Milloy sat through her chemistry...

Man alleges gang connection

DI STAFF

September 22, 2009

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A North Liberty man arrested last week after allegedly growing marijuana for a national gang said he was a member of Iowa City’s homegrown gang the Broadway Goons, according to North Liberty police. This would be the first...

Weinberg sentenced to 10 years

DI STAFF

September 22, 2009

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A federal judge sentenced a former Iowa City psychologist to the maximum 10 years in prison for storing child pornography on his computer. Howard Weinberg, 61, 332 S. Governor St., pleaded guilty to federal charges of possession...

Man allegedly smuggled pot in anus

DI STAFF

September 22, 2009

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A North Liberty man was arrested Sunday after allegedly attempting to bring marijuana concealed inside his anus into the Johnson County Jail. Kevin Edwards, 36, was charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility,...

Hawkeyes know what to anticipate

BRENDAN STILES

September 22, 2009

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If there was any celebration by the Iowa Hawkeyes after beating Arizona last weekend, it didn’t last long. Following a 27-17 win over the Wildcats on Sept. 19, the focus of the Hawkeyes immediately shifted to this week. They...

Women harriers select team leaders

MICHELE DANNO

September 22, 2009

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Two meets into its season, the Iowa women’s cross-country squad recognized two women who stand out as “leaders of the pack.” Senior Hannah Roeder and graduate student Jennie Docherty were elected team captains late last...