The Daily Iowan

UI works to save retention fee

KATHRYN STINSON

November 5, 2009

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UI officials will have to cut from other areas to make up for rolling a proposed $60 student success fee into the potential tuition increase for next year. The fee, aimed to improve retention at the UI, was initially separate...

Honors, grad students get longer library check-out

SCOTT RAYNOR

November 5, 2009

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Graduate and Honors students no longer have to trudge through December snow to return boxes and suitcases filled with library books before the semester’s end. The sight of those struggling students bothered Main Library circulation...

Experts disagree on Kehoe’s sanity

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

November 5, 2009

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GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa — No one disagreed Wednesday whether Michelle Kehoe suffered from major depressive disorder. But whether she understood her alleged acts were wrong is a different story. In order to be declared legally...

Task force promotes ‘culture of engagement’

DANNY VALENTINE

November 5, 2009

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There’s a phrase UI community members are almost certain to hear emphasized a great deal more in the near future: “Public outreach.” As the higher-education landscape changes drastically, UI officials are looking for ways...

Legislators question UI’s sexual-misconduct policies

KEVIN HOFFMAN

November 5, 2009

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Some legislators say they have lingering questions about the sexual-misconduct policies at Iowa’s three state universities, but budget constraints will keep them from meeting again to discuss them. Iowa legislators in the Government...

Former health care insider calls for reform

JORDAN FRIES

November 5, 2009

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When Wendell Potter learned how many Americans die from being uninsured, he quit his comfortable job of 20 years as the chief corporate spokesman at one of the largest health-care providers in the United States. The fact that...

Spotlight Iowa City: Guiding light for frat

MICHELLE BORYCA

November 5, 2009

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Most UI law students have one — or at most two — roommates. But Cody Kiroff, a 23-year-old and the house father at Beta Theta Pi, shares his stone mansion with 20 undergraduate fraternity men. While such a setup may invite...

Cyber crime at all-time high, turns to social networking

MARLEEN LINARES

November 5, 2009

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While the Internet has opened many windows of opportunity to research, shopping and entertainment, it has also opened up the window for more crime. According to the FBI’s annual Internet crime report, 2008 was an all-time high...

2nd-degree murder trial set for May

DI STAFF

November 5, 2009

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Former Iowa City man Brian Dykstra’s trial has been moved to May 2010. The 33-year-old is charged with second-degree murder after his 20-month-old adopted child died from head trauma incurred while under Dykstra’s care. On...

Head of Food Prize Foundation to lecture

DI STAFF

November 5, 2009

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The president of the World Food Prize Foundation will speak about global hunger issues at the UI on next week. Kenneth Quinn will deliver a free lecture at noon on Nov. 9 in 22 Schaeffer Hall. Quinn served as a U.S. ambassador...

Officials report 4 more H1N1 deaths

DI STAFF

November 5, 2009

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State public-health officials reported four more H1N1 deaths in Iowa on Wednesday. The victims are from Dubuque, Polk, Mills, and Monona Counties, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Three of them had factors that...

$43 million Carver renovations underway

SCOTT MILLER

November 5, 2009

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Perhaps it’s fitting that legendary Iowa basketball head coach Lute Olson was in town this past weekend to commemorate the 1980 Final Four team. Renovations on Carver-Hawkeye Arena — also known as “The House That Lute Built”...