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Drake hazing incident sparks UI concerns

KEVIN HOFFMAN

November 11, 2009

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Members of the UI’s greek community say they’re startled by news of an alleged hazing incident at Drake University in Des Moines and anticipate more education about alcohol in their chapters. Over the weekend, Nathan Erickson,...

UI works to help vets

SHANE ERSLAND

November 11, 2009

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Life at the UI is entirely different from that in the war zone. And that’s why the university’s veteran-friendly programs — some of the best in the nation — are crucial for student veterans. Members of the UI military...

Gulf vet aids younger vets

JORDAN FRIES

November 11, 2009

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Cate Hartmann’s journey to the UI hasn’t been easy. In 1990, she was forced to leave her fifth-grade son behind when her National Guard unit was deployed to Iraq for the first Gulf War. During 11 months overseas, she endured...

Courts being hit hard

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

November 11, 2009

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Employees at the Johnson County Courthouse are bracing for furloughs, potential layoffs, and yet another slash in funding — something they say will further affect an already struggling justice system. Iowa courthouses will...

Communicator is key, VP candidate says

PARKER SMITH

November 11, 2009

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Sandra Conn thinks verbally. Conn, the UI’s second candidate for vice president for strategic communication, said she’s great at working with words — whether as a writer or in public relations. The chief creative officer...

Ped Mall businesses want smoking ban

NICOLE KARLIS

November 11, 2009

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Boutiques in the Pedestrian Mall are looking to move loiterers out of the area — and another smoking ordinance could be the solution. Iowa City business owners, such as Ritu Jain and Catherine Champion, are asking the Iowa...

Iowa up for $45 million grant from Department of Energy

LAUREN MILLS

November 11, 2009

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Tall, white, three-bladed wind turbines are sprouting out of Iowa’s corn fields. In the future, the turbines are likely to spread and grow — possibly with the help of UI research. University officials presented a proposal...

Study: Schools not up to speed on harassment

ASHLEY OERMAN

November 11, 2009

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Iowa schools still aren’t up to par when it comes to the prevention of harassment and bullying, according to a study released today. Findings from the 2009 Climate Survey suggest a serious need for schools to create safer environments...

School Board approves redistricting goals

HOLLY HINES

November 11, 2009

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Iowa City School Board members approved their list of four redistricting priorities on Tuesday, after making slight wording changes. Board members will present the non-ranked priorities — enrollment considerations, operational...

Spotlight Iowa City: Being adaptive in the nude deal

CHRIS CURTLAND

November 11, 2009

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Hundreds of people have seen Jenny Edwards, 42, nude. But even on her first day of art modeling for a UI class two years ago, Edwards said she always felt comfortable, invoking the artistic musings onto nudity. “Being naked...

Woman charged with assault on officer

DI STAFF

November 11, 2009

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Police charged an Iowa City woman on Monday after she allegedly assaulted a police officer. Ayla Marshek, 21, of 1123 Town Court Apt. B, was charged with assault on a peace officer and second-offense public intoxication. According...

Man charged with assault with intent

DI STAFF

November 11, 2009

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An Iowa City man faces a felony charge after he allegedly attacked a woman in her home on Monday night with the intention of sexually assaulting her. Daniel Bothell, 32, of 424 Dakota Trail, was charged with assault with intention...