The Daily Iowan

Stimulus money could go towards budget cuts

JOHN DOETKOTT

October 21, 2009

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UI officials are considering using leftover stimulus money to confront the most recent budget crisis, the UI senior vice president for Finance told members of the Faculty Senate on Tuesday. Doug True said approximately $13 million...

UI to close center in Chicago

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

October 21, 2009

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Set in the heart of downtown Chicago, a center established three years ago to recruit high-quality students to the UI from the Windy City’s high schools is closing. Beginning Nov. 1, the efforts formerly concentrated at the...

Call-up affects local troops

KEVIN HOFFMAN

October 21, 2009

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UI sophomore Bryan Kratz said he wasn’t surprised to receive a phone call last weekend notifying him he will likely need to serve in Afghanistan next year. “I knew it was coming for a long time,” said the 20-year-old from...

Graduate employee union fights back against budget cuts

EMILY BUSSE

October 21, 2009

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The UI graduate-student union is gearing up to fight any potential layoffs of more teaching and research assistants, noting that 150 TA positions have already been cut this year. As the UI draws up plans on how to cut $24.7 million...

Tuition increase could factor into financial aid

JOHN DOETKOTT

October 21, 2009

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Hannah Kane pays for college on her own. “My parents could pay my tuition, or they could feed my younger siblings,” the UI junior said. Kane, who is from Manchester, Iowa, relies on a combination of scholarships, student...

UISG sponsors a City Council forum

KATHRYN STINSON

October 21, 2009

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Tuesday night’s first-ever UI Student Government-sponsored Iowa City City Council candidate forum saw little controversy or heated debate. The five hopefuls in attendance generally agreed during their hour-long discussion,...

City Council eyes upping parking ticket

NICOLE KARLIS

October 21, 2009

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City officials plan to plow away more snowbanks this winter — which may leave UI students with illegally parked vehicles no choice but to hop on the toboggan to the impoundment lot. The Iowa City City Council set a Nov. 2 public...

Spotlight Iowa City: In love with the sounds

ERIC SUNDERMANN

October 21, 2009

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As a boy, Ben Kieffer loved sound. Any sound, really. “I had discovered somewhere in the attic an old Masterwork, a reel-to-reel recorder,” he recalled. “I had endless hours of fun recording sounds around my house, sounds...

Man charged in meth bust

DI STAFF

October 21, 2009

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An Iowa City man was arrested in late September for allegedly possessing meth. Police charged Matthew Reuwsaat, 46, 501 Elkhorn Trail, with posession of a controlled substance. According to reports, officers had a search warrant...

Everson’s trial may be delayed

DI STAFF

October 21, 2009

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The trial for a former Hawkeye football player accused of sexual assaulting a female student-athlete will likely be delayed again. Cedric Everson, along with former teammate Abe Satterfield, are charged with second-degree sexual...

Ferentz and Co. not concerned with BCS

SCOTT MILLER

October 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

Ricky Stanzi doesn’t read newspapers, or watch television, or the look up the latest BCS standings. The Iowa junior starting quarterback doesn’t much care about his team’s rapid rise from being unranked a month ago to sitting...

Commentary: Now, polls take on meaning

JON LINDER

October 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

There’s a line in the Possum Lodge Man’s Prayer: “I’m a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.” It’s tough to draw comparisons between “The Red Green Show” and college football fanship, but I couldn’t...