The Daily Iowan

UI lags in RAs’ IDs

DANNY VALENTINE

November 30, 2009

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UI freshman Betsy Bates said she was really scared when two men knocked at her Burge Hall door around midnight one recent Friday. Outside through the peep hole she saw two college-age people: One wore a T-shirt and basketball...

UI shuns advisers on budget

EMILY BUSSE

November 30, 2009

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While several large universities have hired outside consultants to help trim their budgets — the University of California-Berkeley dropped $3 million for its evaluation — UI Provost Wallace Loh said the UI doesn’t need the...

Officials eye bars’ cover charges

NICOLE KARLIS

November 30, 2009

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Every weekend, UI students and others form long lines outside downtown bars, waiting to dish out their cash to enter. Now, city officials want to know where money generated from cover charges goes and if it’s being taxed properly. “Is...

UI researchers aim to prevent birth defects

SHANE ERSLAND

November 30, 2009

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Jeff Murray is searching for a way to prevent cleft palate. But the UI Carver College of Medicine professor isn’t sure what causes the defect. In fact, researchers nationwide have yet to fully understand how the human face...

UI med students take proactive approach to politics

SAM LANE

November 30, 2009

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As a future medical professional, Dustin Krutsinger thinks the government should play a limited role in health care. This philosophy pushed him to create a new student organization working to spread the idea of a minimally regulated...

UIHC Disney trip defended

SCOTT RAYNOR

November 30, 2009

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While some have questioned UI Hospital and Clinics officials’ pricey proposed Disney World visit for a lesson in management, others say no area options would meet the hospital’s needs. UIHC officials recently announced they...

Spotlight Iowa City: 2008 election collides with gay rights

JOSIE JONES

November 30, 2009

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It was difficult for Justin Dewey to let go of America! (Our Better History), the first play he ever produced. But after helping make the casting decisions, Dewey slowly allowed the director to shape the show into something he...

Judge mulls releasing man charged in Spence break-in

DI STAFF

November 30, 2009

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A Minneapolis man charged in connection with the 2004 Spence Lab break-in at the UI will remain in jail today while a federal judge decides whether to release him until his trial. Prosecutors allege Scott DeMuth, 22, conspired...

UI report backs M.D.-pharmacist cooperation

DI STAFF

November 30, 2009

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A UI study released in the Nov. 23 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine found that high blood pressure is better controlled through doctor-pharmacist cooperation rather than doctors and pharmacists working alone. In the stud...

School Board revisits busing Regina students

DI STAFF

November 30, 2009

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Iowa City School Board members are reconsidering a recent decision to discontinue busing for students at Regina High School. Providing transportation to the private school costs the district roughly $260,000 a year, and board...

UI among 30 affordable schools

DI STAFF

November 30, 2009

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According to U.S. News & World Report, the UI is one of 30 “well-regarded and affordable colleges” offering small class sizes. Researchers recognized the UI for offering 50 percent of its classes with 19 or fewer st...

3 charged with 3rd OWI

DI STAFF

November 30, 2009

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Police arrested three people over the weekend for allegedly driving drunk. Paul Schneider, 45; Kenneth Yanda, 60; and Rob Nichols, 37, were charged with third-offense OWI. According to police records, police stopped Schneider,...