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UI lays off 11

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

December 3, 2009

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Hopes that the UI could escape the budget crisis without layoffs ended Tuesday when officials sent layoff notices to 11 staff members. Employees from UI Pharmaceuticals are the first to receive such notice since the state Board...

Maxson eyes some mergers

KATHRYN STINSON

December 3, 2009

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — the largest school on campus — may soon undergo a revamp of administrative positions to ensure it can provide students with professors and keep classes small. College Dean Linda...

All UI students eligible for vaccine

LAUREN MILLS

December 3, 2009

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All UI students are now eligible for the H1N1 vaccine. The Johnson County Public Health Department expanded the priority groups for the vaccine to individuals from 6 months to 24 on Wednesday, said Doug Beardsley, the director...

Forum with leaders draws few students

KATHRYN STINSON

December 3, 2009

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Few students attended the UI Student Government’s first open forum Wednesday evening, to which students had been invited to address their tuition concerns to UI President Sally Mason and Provost Wallace Loh. Fewer than 20 students...

Homicide witness remains in jail

MARLEEN LINARES

December 3, 2009

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The material witness held in connection to the Southeast Side shooting that killed Cordova, Ill., resident John Versypt will stay in jail until trial or authorities no longer have concern about his whereabouts, police said. Police...

The trays may have had it

JORDAN FRIES

December 3, 2009

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The UI dining halls will likely go trayless next year, catching up with at least six peer institutions that have dumped tray use to try to prevent waste and save money. Director of UI Food Services Greg Black said the university...

Officials waiting for a train

ASHLEY OERMAN

December 3, 2009

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A record-breaking number of Amtrak riders in Iowa has reinforced Iowa City officials’ push for a passenger rail service to Chicago. According to Amtrak, 66,286 passengers rode the rails in Iowa this fiscal year — the most...

Judging ‘good moral character’

NICOLE KARLIS

December 3, 2009

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Beyond enforcing Iowa laws, bar owners must display what is dubbed “good moral character” in order to obtain or keep a liquor license. But the definition of this term can be murky to owners and the public. State officials...

Spotlight Iowa City: UI senior is paging all pagans

TOMMY MORGAN JR.

December 3, 2009

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The mention of the term “pagan” often connotes thoughts of the dark arts, ritual sacrifices, and any number of Goth stereotypes. But for UI senior Kirk Cheyney, it’s not about any such thing. It’s more about nature and...

Ponseti memorial service set

DI STAFF

December 3, 2009

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A memorial service for Ignacio Ponseti will be held on Dec. 6 from 3-5 p.m. in the Coral Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville. The service celebrates the life of the UI professor emeritus, who developed...

Ferentz, Barta push for BCS bowl

BRENDAN STILES

December 3, 2009

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Election Day may be in November, but the week leading up to the announcement of all 34 college football bowl games seems to have politicking left and right. When Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz held a press conference to discuss...

Boston College ousts Bluder’s Bunch

JORDAN GARRETSON

December 3, 2009

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The Iowa women’s basketball team was outmatched in terms of size, experience, and number of players in its Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Boston College on Wednesday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Those factors combined...