The Daily Iowan

Budget woes may endanger sabbaticals

JORDAN FRIES

December 17, 2009

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UI linguistics Professor William Davies has visited Indonesia numerous times on the university’s dime. But these aren’t pleasure vacations; he was on sabbatical — known in academia as professional-development assignments...

Remaining stimulus money to fund several new projects

JOHN DOETKOTT

December 17, 2009

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While a majority of the UI’s stimulus money went to salaries and benefits for employees who will leave the university, several other important projects will also depend on the federal funding. The UI spent nearly $33.4 million...

UI explores reasons students drop out

LAUREN MILLS

December 17, 2009

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UI officials are seeking answers about why students leave the university early, and they’re asking the students themselves. The Early Intervention Committee, which identifies students who are experiencing academic or other...

Best Buddies a big hit

MARLEEN LINARES

December 17, 2009

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As Laura Vukelich and Erin Schubert sat in a local ice-cream shop talking and laughing, they raised their arms to touch their fists together. “Best friends forever,” Schubert said with a bright smile on her face. “And...

The lights of the season

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

December 17, 2009

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Iowa City officials are spreading more holiday cheer this season in the form of glimmering lights. The bulbs went up before Thanksgiving and will light up downtown Iowa City until around the beginning of February. Being lit f...

Spotlight Iowa City: Breathing multicultural air

CHRIS CURTLAND

December 17, 2009

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Isabella Santoro thinks in a mix of languages. The UI senior is a dual citizen of the United States and Italy, and she has added English, French, and Spanish to her native Italian. In her four years of college, Santoro has used...

Miles asks schools for further savings

DI STAFF

December 17, 2009

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On Wednesday, state Board of Regents’ President David Miles asked UI President Sally Mason, along with the other regent schools’ leaders, to examine their operations to find more efficiencies and cost-saving measures. Miles...

No break for tracksters

MICHELE DANNO

December 17, 2009

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For the women on the Iowa track and field team, there will be no “break” following the word “winter” in the coming weeks. The Hawkeyes trained extensively during the fall for their 2010 indoor track season, and team...

Simbhudas back in new role

ROBBIE LEHMAN

December 17, 2009

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Black and Gold still runs in Jenifer Simbhudas’ veins. No longer competing collegiately after finishing her career last season, one of the most decorated female gymnasts in Iowa history assumed the role of volunteer assistant...

Grappler sparks the Hawkeyes

J.T. BUGOS

December 17, 2009

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Iowa wrestler Matt McDonough was faced with the task of taking over the 125-pound spot after former 125-pounder Charlie Falck graduated following last season. As a redshirt freshman, McDonough has more than filled the void. Falck,...

Sporting News honors Hawks

DI STAFF

December 17, 2009

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On Wednesday, The Sporting News recognized Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and seven Hawkeye football players for their accomplishments during the 2009 season. The magazine selected Ferentz as the Big Ten Coach of the Year. The...

Big Ten baseball tourney staying in Ohio

DI STAFF

December 17, 2009

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Big Ten officials, along with the Huntington Park and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, announced on Wednesday that Columbus, Ohio, will host the Big Ten Baseball Tournament for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 seasons. Conference...