The Daily Iowan

Summit sues city

NICOLE KARLIS

November 18, 2009

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Just before the Iowa City City Council denied a downtown bar’s liquor-license renewal on Tuesday, its owner filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming an ordinance is unconstitutional. The Summit, 10 S. Clinton St., became...

UI reaches out of Iowa

JOHN DOETKOTT

November 18, 2009

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The UI Admissions Office has seen a spike in applications from last year, with the majority coming from students outside Iowa, officials said. The UI has received around 1,500 more applications this year compared with last year...

UI explores cliff vesting

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

November 18, 2009

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UI Faculty Senate members learned Tuesday that faculty would be subject to the same change in the vesting policy as staff if officials approve the plan. The proposal, known as cliff vesting, would annul all retirement contributions...

Possible change could hamper faculty freedom

JOHN DOETKOTT

November 18, 2009

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Faculty could find their time more strictly regulated under a new policy the UI Faculty Council considered on Tuesday. A change in the Post-Tenure Effort Allocation Policy would give UI deans the power to make decisions about...

Hands-on human rights

HOLLY HINES

November 18, 2009

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A group of 40 middle-schoolers spoke out on Tuesday about what news stories they find most important, giving priority to hard news about domestic events, politics, and science. Unfazed by catchy slogans and brightly colored pictures,...

Riverfront Crossings gets some bad reviews

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

November 18, 2009

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Will Ingles’ bookstore was built in 1859, when the building was used as a stagecoach layover station and later as a Pony Express station. But now city officials are planning a renovation project in the area, known as the Riverfront...

Abortion measure infuriates some locals

KEVIN HOFFMAN

November 18, 2009

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Iowa City legislators and local women’s health advocates say they are infuriated by an addition to the House health-care bill that would restrict access to abortion coverage in the private insurance sector. “I can’t think...

Pushing cornea transplants ahead

SAM LANE

November 18, 2009

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Greg Schmidt furiously scrubs his hands and forearms as his research assistant, Vickie LeGare, watches with a hint of impatience. The duo from the Iowa Lions Eye Bank in Iowa City is about to prepare a cornea for research into...

UI to promote diversity skills with certificate program

ASHLEY OERMAN

November 18, 2009

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In the middle of mostly white Iowa, UI officials are hoping to attract students with some diverse thinking. Beginning in the spring of 2010, the university will be the first school in the Big Ten to offer a certificate program...

Spotlight Iowa City: Theater that truly makes a difference

NICOLE KARLIS

November 18, 2009

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Janet Schlapkohl is producing young starlets every day — growing pains included. Monday’s life lesson: dancing the waltz. Schlapkohl, 52, founded City High’s “Combined Efforts Community Drama,” a group that includes...

Council passes 2nd reading of franchise fee

DI STAFF

November 18, 2009

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The Iowa City City Council voted 5-1 in favor of implementing a franchise fee on Tuesday. The vote was the council’s second consideration of the fee; it needs one more vote before the fee passes. The proposed fee would charge...

Ferentz defends late-game call

SCOTT MILLER

November 18, 2009

Filed under Sports

With 52 seconds on the clock, 67 yards to the end zone, and the game tied at 24, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz made the unpopular decision to swallow his remaining time-out and play for overtime against Ohio State on Nov. 14. On...