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City officials look south

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

November 12, 2009

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When the floods of 2008 damaged a large portion of Iowa City, some officials saw it as more of an opportunity than a setback. Because of the availability of funding and the need to renovate, city leaders are now planning major...

Inside Obama’s race to history

NICOLE KARLIS

November 12, 2009

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A little more than a year ago, energetic students donning blue and white Barack Obama shirts swarmed the UI campus, hoping for the victory of a man they believed could bring change. Then on the night of Nov. 4, 2008, UI students...

Women study abroad more than men, UI research shows

MARLEEN LINARES

November 12, 2009

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UI junior Maggie Roque spent her past summer in the thin, crisp air of Cusco, Peru, a lively city thousands of feet up in the Andes. Of the 13 people accompanying her during the eight-week stint in the former center of the Inca...

Hopeful sees UI as inspiring brand name

KEVIN HOFFMAN

November 12, 2009

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Tysen Kendig believes the UI is like a brand name and should be promoted to intrigue and inspire people. Kendig, the UI’s third candidate for the position of vice president for Strategic Communication, detailed how his past...

Interdisciplinary study programs growing

SCOTT RAYNOR

November 12, 2009

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UI student Heather Clausen changed her major twice before settling on her current choice. She finally found an interdepartmental major — international studies — that will allow her to study ethnic conflict in Moscow next...

UI eyes blood system

SAM LANE

November 12, 2009

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New technology at the UI Hospital and Clinics may make tracing blood more efficient and the donated blood safer for patients. After receiving part of a $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant several weeks ago, UIHC...

UI eyes paper sludge as fuel

LAUREN MILLS

November 12, 2009

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Despite a slight odor, sludge left over from production in local paper mills could provide one green solution to coal. Marta Muilenburg, a graduate research assistant in mechanical engineering, started compiling data in June...

Justice official: Slavery persists

CHRIS CURTLAND

November 12, 2009

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When John Richmond started speaking Wednesday night for the Geneva Campus Ministries Lecture series, he opened with a question. “How many of you have met a slave?” he asked the crowd that nearly filled the IMU’s second-floor...

Number of UI Fulbright applicants stays flat

CHRIS CURTLAND

November 12, 2009

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A grim job outlook may be one factor pushing an increasing number of graduating seniors and alumni to pursue intellectual, professional, and artistic goals internationally. But despite a significant increase in applications nationwide...

Spotlight Iowa City: Have knowledge, will travel

SHANE ERSLAND

November 12, 2009

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Alex Cohen takes off for a road trip at least once a week — but the excursions are hardly relaxing. UI teaching assistant Cohen, a graduate student in political science, zooms around in a rental car to teach a Globalization...

Three teens charged in home invasion

DI STAFF

November 12, 2009

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Iowa City police charged three teens for allegedly breaking into a residence and assaulting and robbing the residents on Monday. Loel Howieson II, 19, Lucas Pumfrey, 16, and Artis Mason III, 17, were each charged with first-degree...

Miss Iowa named ambassador for University Hygienic Laboratory

DI STAFF

November 12, 2009

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UI officials announced Wednesday Miss Iowa 2009 Anne Michael Langguth will serve as the environmental and public health laboratory ambassador for the University Hygienic Laboratory. As ambassador, Langguth will bring attention...