The Daily Iowan

Regents approve $100 spring surcharge

EMILY BUSSE

December 11, 2009

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UI students will have to pay $100 more next semester after the state Board of Regents approved a tuition surcharge for spring semester Thursday on a 6-3 vote. Originally presented at the board’s Oct. 29 meeting, the one-time...

Firm suggests savings

JOHN DOETKOTT

December 11, 2009

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The state Board of Regents is asking its institutions to explore 19 new cost-saving opportunities following a consulting firm’s investigation into the entire state’s budget crisis. The regents’ Board Office recently released...

Frosh alcohol education class not seen soon

JORDAN FRIES

December 11, 2009

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Discovering new ways to educate students on alcohol safety has been classified as a “public-health issue affecting the entire community” by UI Provost Wallace Loh. But the university must overcome a variety of roadblocks...

Parking tickets fall as fast as snow

MARLEEN LINARES

December 11, 2009

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When UI junior Amanda Seaquist went to get her car Thursday morning, she had a surprise waiting for her: an empty parking spot. “There were no other cars on the street, so I figured my car got towed,” she said. Seaquist’s...

Court case to affect UI group

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

December 11, 2009

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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a religious student group, which has a chapter at the UI, will be forced to change its constitution banning gays and lesbians as officers and voting members or risk losing university...

Several UI publications going online only

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

December 11, 2009

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Some UI departments will no longer print their college publications, opting in favor of online versions that provide more opportunities. “There are things we can do online that we can’t in print,” said Lindon Larson, an...

School Board votes to stop Regina busing

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

December 11, 2009

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The scraping of chair legs and rustling of coats filled the room as parents sprung to their feet Thursday evening. They weren’t happy. The Iowa City School Board had just voted to cut off busing to students at Regina Catholic...

Spotlight Iowa City: Sorority mom is 80 years old

TOMMY MORGAN JR.

December 11, 2009

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When Iowa City resident Jeanne Beckman graduated from the University of South Dakota, she did it with a degree not heard of anymore: home economics. Studying cooking, textiles, and the economics of running a household took Beckman...

Forums on chem report today

DI STAFF

December 11, 2009

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A UI task force that found some practices in the Chemistry Building were unsafe and could have contributed to several occupants’ illnesses will hold two forums today to discuss its findings and recommendations. The first forum...

Wrestlers trounce UNI

RYAN YOUNG

December 11, 2009

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Coming off a sloppy 18-16 victory against No. 2 Iowa State in Ames, concerns about a potential fall from grace weighed heavily on the Hawkeyes. But any misgivings were quickly eased Thursday night as No. 1 Iowa posted six pins...

Commentary: A Brands smile tells all

J.T. BUGOS

December 11, 2009

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The Iowa wrestling team went to Ames on Sunday and won an uncomfortably close match against Iowa State. Between the rivalry, the No. 1 versus No. 2, and hostile Hilton Coliseum, adrenaline was spilling out of Hawkeye ears while...

Turnovers doom Bluder’s Bunch in Ames

JORDAN GARRETSON

December 11, 2009

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Iowa State entered its game against Iowa averaging an NCAA-best 11.2 made 3-pointers per game. On Thursday, the Cyclones (6-1) hit 16 shots from beyond the arc en route to an 85-66 victory over the Iowa women’s basketball team...