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German universities seek advice on spouse program

MARLEEN LINARES

September 23, 2009

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The director of the UI’s Dual Career Network, received an e-mail last March from somewhere unexpected: Tübingen, Germany. Waiting in Joan Murrin’s inbox was an invitation from the German American Institute there to be a...

UI faculty member gets $500,000 ‘genius’ grant

SAMANTHA HONKEN

September 23, 2009

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Red and black ink covers the pages of a 15th-century book. They crackled as Timothy Barrett carefully turned them. Most people would probably ask the title of the book. But Barrett wants to know the kind of paper it’s printed...

UIHC gives back in Jamaica

SAM LANE

September 23, 2009

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Doctors and nurses from the UI Children’s Hospital went to Jamaica last week — but it was hardly a vacation. Physicians including Stacy McConkey, a UI clinical associate professor of pediatrics, provided health care to underprivileged...

Supervisor Larry Meyers dies at 58

SCOTT RAYNOR

September 23, 2009

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Larry Meyers, the Johnson County supervisor known for his work to preserve the area’s northern quarter, died Tuesday. He was 58. Meyers learned he had cancer just after serving his first year on the board in 2006, said Johnson...

A glimpse of Palestine

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

September 23, 2009

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Joe Goodner joked he has a favorite type of tear-gas canister — the kind that hurt least when it struck him in the head. The former UI student spoke to dozens of people at the Iowa City Public Library on Tuesday evening about...

‘Old’ Coralville to upgrade

NICOLE LUMBRERAS

September 23, 2009

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Coralville may now be known for its bustling mall and seemingly endless new commercial developments, but officials are looking to revitalize another, less familiar part of the city — Old Town Coralville. The Coralville City...

Identity bites in novel

BEN EVANS

September 23, 2009

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Dan Chaon stood in a typical Nebraska heat, looking out onto the lake bed. It seemed abandoned or forgotten, dried sand blowing through the patches of scrub. It was the same place Chaon spent his childhood, molding his identity. “This...

Spotlight Iowa City: Leading by example

MICHELLE BORYCA

September 23, 2009

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Terry Endreshak works quickly and efficiently. Grabbing to-go cups for Starbucks coffee and plastic-wrapping banana bread, the Main Library Food for Thought Café manager keeps the line flowing while also keeping his clients...

Flu-shot agreement reached at UIHC

DI STAFF

September 23, 2009

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Officials with the UI Hospitals and Clinics reached an agreement with a local union over mandatory flu shots Tuesday. Representatives of the Service Employees International Union Local 199 filed an injunction Sept. 8 to try...

Fields new School Board president

DI STAFF

September 23, 2009

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Patti Fields was elected president of the Iowa City School Board at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. Mike Cooper — who was recently re-elected to the board — took over the position of vice president. Fields ran against...

Trio of Hawkeyes still iffy for Penn State

SCOTT MILLER

September 23, 2009

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All these injuries are making Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz pessimistic. First it was Jewel Hampton’s season-ending knee injury that shot down any chance of the sophomore running back replacing Shonn Greene. Next it was Bryan...

Lack of AP love unjustified

RYAN YOUNG

September 23, 2009

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I’m still waiting for Iowa to jump back into the top 25 rankings. But after more than three weeks of rumination, I can only come up with one sensible assertion. Actually, I’ll refine my claim: The AP college football top-2...