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Students sling snow in massive Pentacrest fight

LAUREN MILLS

December 10, 2009

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Chaotic. That is how many UI students described the snowball fight on the Pentacrest on Wednesday evening. They lobbed snowballs into the night sky. Puffs of white went up from heads and jackets as the spheres found their target....

Commentary: First blizzard leaves me winded

MARLEEN LINARES

December 10, 2009

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The winter and I do not get along. I made the decision to attend the UI after visiting campus twice: once just before winter set in and once right after it had ended. Unlike right now, the campus was bathed in sunlight, and...

More police on the way

NICOLE KARLIS

December 10, 2009

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The Iowa City police may soon welcome six new members to the team, including one specifically designated to work with teens. The Iowa City City Council turned talk of the potential hirings into a reality when they passed a final...

UI names new ombudsperson

JOHN DOETKOTT

December 10, 2009

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Susan Johnson will have a new job next year. Starting Jan. 1, Johnson will take over as a UI ombudsperson, helping students, staff, and faculty work through difficult problems. Appointed by UI President Sally Mason, Johnson...

Medical students get new teaching track

SAM LANE

December 10, 2009

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UI medical students hoping to pursue a career in education now have a proper training ground. The UI Carver College of Medicine inaugurated the Teaching Distinction Track on Dec. 4, which aims to prepare its students to be effective...

Fan cans stick around

CHRIS CURTLAND

December 10, 2009

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Football game days are gone, but black and yellow “fan cans” are still popping up around Iowa City. UI President Sally Mason — along with several other university presidents — sent a letter to Anheuser-Busch Companies...

City High eyes adding more advanced classes

HOLLY HINES

December 10, 2009

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When it comes to Advanced Placement and Honors classes at City High School, Tareq Abuissa is an expert. Abuissa, a senior who recently applied to Yale University, has taken five advanced classes and at least eight Honors courses. Iowa...

Spotlight Iowa City: DI’s Frazier wins award

COURTNEY SPEARS

December 10, 2009

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Danny Wilcox Frazier was stuck in traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge when he got the phone call. Not many miles into his trip from New York City to Washington, D.C., the photographer was elated to find out he had won a grant to...

Regents to decide on surcharge today

DI STAFF

December 10, 2009

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The state Board of Regents will hold a meeting by telephone conference today, its last of the year. The regents delayed making a decision on the potential $100 fee for students at their Oct. 29 meeting. They were originally sched...

Career Center offers more job-hunt aid

DI STAFF

December 10, 2009

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Officials from the Pomerantz Career Center have expanded their services to aid graduating UI seniors. The center will hold a “Job Search Strategies for a Tough Economy” workshop on Friday, geared toward seniors but available...

Grapplers eye improvement

J.T. BUGOS

December 10, 2009

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Letdowns are frequent after emotional matches. The Iowa wrestling team will hope to avoid one when it takes on Northern Iowa at 7 p.m. today in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. On Sunday, the top-ranked Hawkeyes dispatched second-ranked...

Hoopsters go for first win in Ames since 1989

JORDAN GARRETSON

December 10, 2009

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The Nesbitts may be the only ones with welcoming arms for the Iowa women’s basketball team today in Ames. The family of freshman (and Ames native) Trisha Nesbitt will welcome the Hawkeyes for a pregame meal today. Once Iowa...