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Crisis dwarfs past cuts

EMILY BUSSE

October 14, 2009

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The $24.7 million slash to the UI’s budget has put university officials and the state Board of Regents in “considerably the most difficult process we’ve been through before,” Regent Robert Downer said. The UI has dealt...

Education feeling pinch

KEVIN HOFFMAN

October 14, 2009

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It’s called the higher-education “balance wheel.” In healthy financial times, state officials are said to happily invest in universities, reaping their monetary and social benefits. But as a recession sends state budgets...

Sometimes, hard to be first

EMILY BUSSE

October 14, 2009

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Roughly 20 years ago in Tepatitlan, Mexico, Moises and Martha Garcia wanted a better life for their children. So they moved to the United States, settling in Iowa and hoping their kids would have an opportunity they didn’t:...

Sheraton finishes renovation

CHRIS CURTLAND

October 14, 2009

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Sheraton Hotel’s ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday marked the completion of the building’s new, modern renovations. It also means one fewer warm pit stop on the way downtown for students. With the end of the nine-month, $11...

Music faculty, students favor downtown

DANNY VALENTINE

October 14, 2009

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Some UI music professors are frustrated. In the months-long and oft-controversial discussion about where to locate future performing-arts facilities, the only talk faculty members seem to hear is about Hancher Auditorium, the...

IC School Board sees $5.6 M cut

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

October 14, 2009

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The Iowa City School District will see a $5.6 million cut from its funds — the effects of which may be felt for years. The cut comes after Gov. Chet Culver announced a 10 percent reduction in state funds across the board. The...

Combating flu, UI builds supply of hand sanitizers

SAM LANE

October 14, 2009

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UI students have undoubtedly noticed the growing presence of hand sanitizer stations on campus. And the number of sanitizer stations will only increase in coming weeks, UI officials said. In fact, students will find these liquid-filled...

How to feed the world’s poor

SHANE ERSLAND

October 14, 2009

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Gebisa Ejeta grew up a poor, hungry boy in west-central Ethiopia. Now, years later, he has won a renowned award for confronting his boyhood nemesis. Two days before he is scheduled to receive the World Food Prize in Des Moines,...

Minorities seeking redress, counseling

JOHN DOETKOTT

October 14, 2009

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UI counseling offices are seeing more minority visitors than expected for a range of reasons, including ethnic discrimination, academic issues, and conflict resolution. The annual report from the Office of the Ombudsperson for...

Compost closes UI’s food circle

JORDAN FRIES

October 14, 2009

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UI Dining Services have composted 72 tons of food waste from campus dining halls in three years, cycling it back into the university’s miniature ecosystem. But only pre-consumer food waste — or food that was made but never...

Spotlight Iowa City: Research champ

ALEXIS DORR

October 14, 2009

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Julie Andsager’s four cats aren’t excited about their owner’s prestigious research award. In fact, the felines, including a couple of tabbys, only really care about their pampered home life — ample petting and food included. But...

Man charged with stealing prescription drugs

DI STAFF

October 14, 2009

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UI police arrested a man after he allegedly stole prescription drugs. Jack Otto, 48, Davenport, was charged with second-degree theft. According to reports, Otto allegedly stole prescription drugs from a woman’s purse that...