The Daily Iowan

UI research sails along

SAM LANE

October 22, 2009

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Research funded by outside sources may be one area at the UI safe from major cuts. A scenario in which the UI’s budget issues would affect these research projects is unlikely but not impossible, UI spokesman Tom Moore said...

Hundreds of state jobs could be slashed

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 22, 2009

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Hundreds of jobs will be lost in response to Gov. Chet Culver’s call for 10 percent across-the-board budget cuts, according to plans released Wednesday. The plans submitted by various state agencies call for 791 state employees...

Job market looks dismal

CHRIS CURTLAND

October 22, 2009

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For UI seniors hoping to graduate in December, the job outlook appears bleak. Iowa’s unemployment rate remained steady at 6.7 percent in September, up from 4.2 at the same time last year, numbers released by Iowa Workforce...

Teach For America gains popularity

MICHELLE BORYCA

October 22, 2009

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UI senior Ricky Ridgway had a standard plan coming into the UI: graduate from college, get a corporate finance job, and fulfill the American Dream. But when he watched a friend go through the Teach For America application process...

UI alumnus addresses low-income housing

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

October 22, 2009

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Andrew Greenlee wants to dispel the myth that Chicago natives cause the majority of violence in Iowa City. During a lecture Wednesday night in the University Capitol Centre on the issue of Chicago’s so-called “third ghetto,”...

Faculty and students petition to keep branch libraries open

LAUREN MILLS

October 22, 2009

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Some faculty and students are fighting back against the UI’s plans to merge four branch libraries. Citing the importance of a specialized library, many said they are worried about the effect closing the facilities will have...

UI students work to bring sustainability to small Iowa towns

SAMANTHA HONKEN

October 22, 2009

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UI students are journeying to small Iowa towns this year, bringing big ideas of sustainability. Field Problems, a course in the graduate program of urban and regional planning, offers second-year graduate students a chance to...

Oxford bank robbed

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 22, 2009

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An unknown man robbed an Oxford, Iowa, bank on Wednesday before fleeing in a stolen car with an undisclosed amount of money, authorities say. According to Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek, the incident occurred just after...

Students to get early look at book costs

MARLEEN LINARES

October 22, 2009

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UI students looking to avoid classes with costly textbooks will soon have another option: avoiding the course altogether. Under a new federal act, students will now be able to view required textbooks — and their pricetags —...

Spotlight Iowa City: A long love affair with ‘real’ beer

PARKER SMITH

October 22, 2009

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Doug Alberhasky feels sorry for all you Bud Light drinkers. “That beer has no soul,” the John’s Grocery store manager and resident “Bier Guy” said, sitting in his cluttered store office Tuesday. “I’ve spent half...

Satterfield’s trial delayed

DI STAFF

October 22, 2009

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The trial for a former Hawkeye football player accused of sexually assaulting a female student-athlete inside an empty Hillcrest dorm room has again been rescheduled. Abe Satterfield will now go to trial April 12, 2010. His pretrial...

Man charged with controlled-substance violation

DI STAFF

October 22, 2009

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Police have arrested an Iowa City man after he allegedly participated in a marijuana sale. Police charged Andrew Pelzer, 19, 1922 Grantwood Drive, with a controlled-substance violation. According to police reports, an individual...