The Daily Iowan

More TA cuts possible

DANNY VALENTINE

October 2, 2009

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UI officials said more TA positions may be cut in response to ongoing state budget woes. But it’s too early to tell how many or what the scope of the cuts would look like. There are still numerous financial factors, such as...

Funds gap in City Council race

SHANE ERSLAND

October 2, 2009

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The three UI students vying for Iowa City City Council seats are hoping early voting, mass e-mails, and work on the ground will make up for their lack of campaign funds. Hopefuls Terry Dickens and Susan Mims have both raised...

Local women launch company to help when “girls hurt girls”

EMILY BUSSE

October 2, 2009

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When Blair Wagner’s daughter Libby was in third grade, her friends stopped talking to her. For months, Libby was treated as a “nonperson,” and Wagner said she felt helpless watching her daughter cry herself to sleep. But...

Mason addresses budget concerns

LAUREN MILLS

October 2, 2009

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UI President Sally Mason predicted future adjustments to the university’s budget, but she remained optimistic throughout her annual “State of the U” address Thursday afternoon. Around 200 people filled the dining room at...

Student and soldier aims at City Council seat

NICOLE KARLIS

October 2, 2009

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UI junior Dan Tallon has experience in the combat zone. In fact, he served his patriotic duties before he could legally purchase tobacco. Now, Tallon is looking to further carry out the commitment he made as a soldier to serve...

Students learn about sustainability

ERIN PETTIT

October 2, 2009

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Tina McPherson thought sustainability was just about being green. But after the business graduate student attended a lecture Thursday, hosted by a vice president of the Fortune-500 company that makes Post-Its, she realized, “It’s...

Korean program joins Chinese to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

EMILY BUSSE

October 2, 2009

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Chinese and Korean language students crammed into a small classroom in Phillips Hall on Thursday night under red hanging paper lanterns to watch live performances of kung fu, music, and poetry readings. The festivities celebrated...

New bridge over Iowa River sparks hopes for development

NICOLE LUMBRERAS

October 2, 2009

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Today, Iowa City officials will unveil a new bridge over the Iowa River, bringing with it the possibility of development to the Southeast Side. “Development follows transportation,” said Iowa City Mayor Regenia Bailey. “When...

Spotlight Iowa City: UI professor brings Thai culture to the classroom

MICHELLE BORYCA

October 2, 2009

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Khon Thai jai dee. This phrase, meaning “Thai people are good-hearted” in English, sums up the way UI Associate Professor Scott McNabb feels about the southeastern Asian country and its people. McNabb, now fluent in Thai,...

UI wants more time on Hillcrest-assault documents

DI STAFF

October 2, 2009

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Attorneys for the UI asked a judge on Wednesday to allow them more time to release more than 1,100 documents related to the sexual-assault investigation involving two former Hawkeye football players. Sixth District Judge Douglas...

Man wants aiding and abetting dropped

DI STAFF

October 2, 2009

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An Iowa City man accused of aiding and abetting attempted murder requested on Wednesday that the case against him be dismissed. Harry Rayton IV, 22, is accused of helping Adam Burkart, 19, attack another man June 13. But Burkart...

IMU footbridge back in action

DI STAFF

October 2, 2009

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The IMU footbridge will reopen today after being closed from the 2008 flood. UI officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony with brief remarks at 10 a.m. UI President Sally Mason told the university community in an e-mail...