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More UI students in ‘crisis’

SCOTT RAYNOR

September 24, 2009

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More UI students are turning to the Crisis Center this year. Approximately 320 UI students received groceries from the Johnson County Crisis Center in fiscal 2009, a 33 percent increase over last year. Officials say that trend...

Report: Increase in disrespectful behavior at UI

SAMANTHA HONKEN

September 24, 2009

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The UI saw more calls regarding disrespectful behavior on campus last year, and officials cite the tough economy and flooding as contributing factors. Seventeen percent of the calls to the UI Office of the Ombudsperson this year...

Campus Wi-Fi to expand

ERIN PHILLIPS

September 24, 2009

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When Ugur Akgun told his students to log online and Tweet questions during his lecture last week, he was disappointed to discover Van Allen Hall didn’t have wireless. Frustrated, the assistant research scientist in physics...

UI mulls green options for arts

LAUREN MILLS

September 24, 2009

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Amid talk of parking lots and walking distance, another factor in the debate over where to build the Hancher/Voxman/Clapp complex lies underground in the tunnels and pipes branching from the UI Power Plant and in the subterranean...

UI centers receive $50,000 grant to aid immigrant workers

EMILY BUSSE

September 24, 2009

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After months of waiting, the UI Labor Center and the Center for Human Rights are set to receive a $50,000 grant to combat discrimination against immigrant workers across the state. Amy Weismann, the deputy director of the UI...

Big disparity between tenured and non-tenured positions on campus

SHANE ERSLAND

September 24, 2009

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Some faculty members are worried about the disparity between the increase of tenured positions at the UI compared with nontenured jobs. The number of tenured and tenure-track faculty at the UI increased by 15 positions from 2007-08...

Game of catch floods part of Mayflower

NICK PEDLEY

September 24, 2009

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A recent game of catch in the Mayflower Residence Hall ended in the building’s evacuation as ankle-deep water partially flooded two floors. Josh Nikolovski, a freshman living on Mayflower’s third floor, and a floormate were...

Public suggestions save UI money

JOHN DOETKOTT

September 24, 2009

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UI officials say suggestions taken from a public forum have led to big savings for the university. UI President Sally Mason established a website in February to connect the university community with administrative budget di...

Researcher hits UI on admissions

ERIN PETTIT

September 24, 2009

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One researcher thinks the UI is beginning to look more like a country club than an academic institution. Iowa’s public universities are some of the worst in the nation at enrolling students from low- and lower-middle income...

Environmental designation receives mixed reviews

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

September 24, 2009

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The UI has mandated all major buildings and renovations to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified, but the ranking system has drawn some opposition elsewhere. The system rates green-sustainable buildings,...

Spotlight Iowa City: Lectures filled with munchies

CHRIS CURTLAND

September 24, 2009

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While some literary professors might spend time drudging up primary sources, UI American studies Professor Lauren Rabinovitz whips up snacks to complement her lessons. “Occasionally, I throw food into the mix,” she said. Given...

UI student stole credit, ID, police say

DI STAFF

September 24, 2009

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A UI student faces three charges after allegedly using a stolen credit card and university ID to buy a computer and other items at the Old Capital Town Center, according to UI police. Liuyizhi Yuan, 18, was charged with two counts...