The Daily Iowan

A bonanza of undergrad research

SHANE ERSLAND

December 4, 2009

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UI senior Rebecca McCray spent her summer helping women make books at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, Iowa. An English major, her time there uncovered a passion for reaching out to the incarcerated masses...

Officials: Chemistry Building report faulty

SAM LANE

December 4, 2009

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Some officials in the UI chemistry department say claims made in a recently released report regarding the condition of the Chemistry Building are an inaccurate representation of the department’s laboratory procedures. Compiled...

Mason received bonus in 2008

EMILY BUSSE

December 4, 2009

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The same month that regents denied UI President Sally Mason a pay increase last year, in part because of the university’s mishandling of an alleged on-campus sexual assault, she received a $50,000 bonus. The $50,000 was guaranteed...

3 Senate hopefuls focus on economy

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

December 4, 2009

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Three Democratic candidates running against Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, agreed on Thursday night: the economic crisis will continue to be a major issue throughout the 2010 campaign race. The hopefuls spoke briefly about campaign...

New UI club roils water

JORDAN FRIES

December 4, 2009

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Officials from the UI Competition with Private Enterprise Committee failed to make a decision Thursday regarding a complaint filed by the Iowa City Eels swim club against the UI’s new Iowa Flyers club. UI spokesman Tom Moore...

Furlough to create backlog

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

December 4, 2009

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The Johnson County court staff braced for the first of 10 furlough days today, but they didn’t do much to prepare. Because they couldn’t. All they could do is wait to see how big the backlog of paperwork awaiting their return...

Spotlight Iowa City: Digging the jig

BRI LaPELUSA

December 4, 2009

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If jumping up and down in a black unitard, plastic silver mask, and thick leather shoes in excruciating summer heat for 16 hours isn’t the definition of passion, the word is indefinable. While most would consider such a feat...

Regina busing still up in air

HOLLY HINES

December 4, 2009

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North Liberty resident Sharon Romans might have to pull her kids out of private schooling next year if the Iowa City School District cuts its busing service for students at the Regina Catholic Education Center next year. She...

UI on watch for ghostwriters

LAUREN MILLS

December 4, 2009

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Some medical research is haunted by a specter — a ghostwriter. Ghostwriters are hired to write works that are published under another name — such as in the legions of celebrity autobiographies on bookstore shelves. But ghostwriting...

2 alums donate for Ponseti work

DI STAFF

December 4, 2009

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UI alumni Bob Whitmore and Molly Osterhaus Whitmore gave a $1 million donation to continue the work of UI Professor Emeritus Ignacio Ponseti worldwide. Bob Whitmore graduated from the UI in 1986, earning a bachelor’s degree...

Number of UI alcohol crimes rise

DI STAFF

December 4, 2009

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Alcohol-related crimes at the UI are up, according to a state Board of Regents report released Thursday. The report is for the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, and since the quarter that ended June 30, driving under the influence,...

Top-ranked wrestlers face No. 2 Iowa State

J.T. BUGOS

December 4, 2009

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Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands spoke to his team before practice on Wednesday, emphasizing that the Hawkeyes would need a sense of urgency this weekend when they travel to Ames to face the second-ranked Iowa State Cyclones...