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Tuition ‘surcharge’ and layoffs options for cutting

EMILY BUSSE

October 15, 2009

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UI students could see a “modest boost in tuition” for the spring semester, the state Board of Regents said in a special meeting Wednesday. Regent President David Miles proposed the idea — essentially a one-time fee for...

International scholars’ spouses face hardships

SAMANTHA HONKEN

October 15, 2009

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The dialogue ranged from what time of the day was best to apply makeup to making sure their children were well-socialized to who had the meanest mother-in-law. While the conversation took place on American soil, the women present...

UI student combats ID theft

SAMANTHA HONKEN

October 15, 2009

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Thinking about global crime fighters may conjure images of Batman, Superman, or Spiderman. But one UI Ph.D. student is putting a new face on crushing bad guys across the world. Peter Likarish, a fourth-year graduate student...

Homeless, not necessarily phone-less

SCOTT RAYNOR

October 15, 2009

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Joseph McKenna was never enticed by the Geico commercials promising up to 15 percent savings on car insurance for every 15-minute phone call. “No way would I want to spend 15 minutes on a phone,” the 50-year-old said. “No...

State seeks budget ideas

MARLEEN LINARES

October 15, 2009

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Iowa residents can now send their suggestions on statewide budget cuts directly to their government. Gov. Chet Culver has established a website specifically for public feedback to his 10 percent across-the-board cuts. The recently...

Leave it to Beaver to help with meds

SHANE ERSLAND

October 15, 2009

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The majority of Iowa City residents who stopped by the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building on Wednesday came to specifically see a TV star. Jerry Mathers, “The Beaver” of the show “Leave it to Beaver” signed...

Spotlight Iowa City: Twined with the chant of his soul

BEN EVANS

October 15, 2009

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The first time Ed Folsom made a true connection with Walt Whitman was the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He remembers it vividly. His usually punctual English teacher arrived 20 minutes late to class, signaling something...

UI Health Care gets new chief medical info officer

DI STAFF

October 15, 2009

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UI Health Care officials have named Douglas Van Daele as the hospital’s new chief medical information officer. The assistant professor of otolaryngology will dedicate half of his time to the position and the remainder to patient...

Police probe reported assault

DI STAFF

October 15, 2009

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The Iowa City police are investigating a reported assault that landed one man in the UI Hospitals and Clinics. According to police reports, on Oct. 10 around midnight, two white males got into a verbal confrontation with three...

MidAmerican offers trees

DI STAFF

October 15, 2009

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MidAmerican Energy customers are now eligible purchase a tree for $30, a plan for long-term community reforestation. MidAmerican Energy partnered with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to offer residential tree planting....

Cancer Society to hold fundraiser

DI STAFF

October 15, 2009

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The second American Cancer Society fundraiser “Dancing for the Stars” will be held Nov. 7 at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville. Twelve eastern Iowa celebrities are expected to attend the event, which supports the Russell and...

Football midterm report card

DI SPORTS STAFF

October 15, 2009

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The Hawkeyes have reached the halfway point in their 2009 season, and UI students are cramming for midterms. With this in mind, here are The Daily Iowan’s midterm grades for the No. 11 Iowa Hawkeyes. Quarterbacks — B Besi...