The Daily Iowan

Eating, talking turkey, and taking a stand against violence

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

November 16, 2009

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The setting was friendly and relaxed, but the message was a serious one. Fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon, along with the Men’s Antiviolence Council, organized a Thanksgiving-style dinner on Sunday to raise awareness about domestic...

UI Human Rights Center vows to hang on

EMILY BUSSE

November 16, 2009

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They’re going to fight. With recent budget cuts and setbacks from flooding, the UI Center for Human Rights’ staff and student members are concerned about the facility’s future. It’ll take about $100,000 each year for...

Retirement benefit change may damage recruiting

JOHN DOETKOTT

November 16, 2009

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UI officials say cuts to retirement benefits could hurt faculty recruitment. UI President Sally Mason told the DI last week that she is worried the 2 percent reduction could hurt the university’s ability to attract top faculty....

Et Cetera 1 of 7 ‘stung’

NICOLE KARLIS

November 16, 2009

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Seven Iowa City businesses failed a police sting last week — including one whose liquor license is already on the line. Et Cetera, 118 S. Dubuque St., was one of the seven whose employees failed to abide by state law, according...

Judge to rule on Jones’ suit

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

November 16, 2009

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A judge will soon decide the fate of a former UI vice president’s lawsuit against the university. Sixth District Judge Douglas Russell must determine whether to grant the UI’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit after hearing arguments...

Game, not beer, the drawing card for UISG’s tailgate

JORDAN FRIES

November 16, 2009

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At the first UI Student Government-sponsored event with alcohol, the beer seemed to stay on the sidelines. By the end of the first half of the Battle of the Roses tailgate, the 170 Hawkeye fans flooding the IMU River Room for...

Special vote now set for Board of Supervisors seat

SCOTT RAYNOR

November 16, 2009

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Despite being recently appointed a Johnson County supervisor, Janelle Rettig will now face competition to hold her position in a special election. “If people want to vote, that is perfectly fine,” she said. “I am looking...

Spotlight Iowa City: Life in the grilled-cheese lane

LAUREN MILLS

November 16, 2009

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Jill Hoffman is full of stories. There’s the woman who stuffed a bag of tortillas down her dress, and then there’s the guy who threw a propane tank through the window of Brothers Bar & Grill, and one time, there was even...

Fire causes $26,000 in damages

DI STAFF

November 16, 2009

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Iowa City firefighters were called to a structure fire on Sunday around 1 a.m. The fire was at a one-story duplex at 1103 Pickard St. When firefighters entered the building, they encountered heavy smoke and fire in one apartment....

Nothing moral about loss

BRENDAN STILES

November 16, 2009

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Iowa Hawkeyes aren’t looking for anyone to feel sorry for them. Coming into Ohio Stadium as a double-digit underdog, Iowa bounced back from a two-touchdown deficit in the game’s final 11:11 and took...

Commentary: Buckeye fans don’t deserve title

SCOTT MILLER

November 16, 2009

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — I’ve never quite understood why the Ohio State Buckeyes garnered so much hatred. Sure, they’re represented by head coach Jim Tressel, a man so conservative that Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz came out of...

Men’s basketball drops historic opener

ROBBIE LEHMAN

November 16, 2009

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After 8,486 fans silently exited Carver-Hawkeye arena following the Iowa men’s basketball team’s season-opening loss to Texas-San Antonio, 62-50, Hawkeye head coach Todd Lickliter opened his postgame press conference with...