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UI to change rhetoric courses

JORDAN FRIES

November 4, 2009

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Students who complain about the rigors of rhetoric may soon be quieted by changes UI officials are implementing. The Dean Student Advisory Committee recently persuaded officials to begin offering only the semester-long rhetoric...

Mims, Dickens, and Champion victorious

NICOLE KARLIS

November 4, 2009

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After months of campaigning, Terry Dickens and Susan Mims will join the Iowa City City Council in January, and Connie Champion will return. The election saw one of the lowest turnouts in 30 years — 4,682 votes cast, according...

UIHC pulls back donation plan

JOHN DOETKOTT

November 4, 2009

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The UI Hospitals and Clinics is delaying its plan to ask patients if they want to receive information about donating to the hospital. The decision comes in response to concerns from staff members and “others,” Vice President...

Witness: Michelle Kehoe mentally ill

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

November 4, 2009

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GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa — Michelle Kehoe’s defense opened its case Tuesday with description of the Coralville woman’s long history of mental illness. “It is not faked, it is not feigned, it is not a story made up after the...

UIHC faces big cuts

EMILY BUSSE

November 4, 2009

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The UI Hospitals and Clinics has its own share of cost-cutting to tackle after statewide cuts last month resulted in a 5 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursement — roughly $5.7 million lost in patient-care revenue. With...

Award to fund new UI center

HOLLY HINES

November 4, 2009

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The UI School of Social Work will use a $4.75 million award to create the National Resource Center for In-Home Services to research child-welfare practices nationwide. The new center, which will be part of the college’s existing...

UI graduate works with fungus to alleviate oil dependency

LAUREN MILLS

November 4, 2009

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UI graduate Mark Emalfarb’s life has been anything but predictable. A former Hawkeye wrestler and communications major, Emalfarb worked with Levi to produce the beloved ’80s acid-wash jeans, traveled to Russia in search of...

Writers get 2nd Life

PARKER SMITH

November 4, 2009

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The UI has created a second life for participants in the International Writing Program. The School of Library and Information Science has worked with the IWP to provide online readings at the UI’s private island on the Second...

Spotlight Iowa City: Bearing witness for Palestinians

SHANE ERSLAND

November 4, 2009

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For seven weeks, Dennis Bricker slept on the roof of a 12-by-16 foot concrete building in the Palestinian territory, a place in which Israeli occupants marched threateningly with rifles. During the day, though, the 66-year-old...

Library announces change

DI STAFF

November 4, 2009

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UI graduate and undergraduate honors students will now be able to check out regularly circulating books for a one-year period, according to the UI Libraries’ circulation department. Books will now be due the last Wednesday...

E-mail change coming

DI STAFF

November 4, 2009

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Hawkmail users routing to non-Hawkmail addresses will lose their accounts on Nov. 9 unless the e-mail address is routed back, according to UI Information Technology Services. The change will take place after 5 p.m., and users...

Frazier wins award

DI STAFF

November 4, 2009

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UI alumnus and Daily Iowan photography coach Danny Wilcox Frazier has won an Online Journalism Award for his documentary Driftless: Stories from Iowa, a black-and-white collection that has been praised for its richness, restraint,...