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Bill would change regents

EMILY BUSSE

December 18, 2009

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By Christmas, Rep. Jeff Kaufmann, R-Wilton, said, he will draft a bill that would drastically restructure the state Board of Regents. The “Regents Reform” bill will include Kaufmann’s three main ideas: putting more student...

Big Ten schools get tough on discipline

KATHRYN STINSON

December 18, 2009

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At most Big Ten universities, a list of students’ off-campus misdemeanor charges lands on a dean’s desk every Monday morning. UI officials are looking to follow suit and implement a policy that allows them to discipline students...

‘Real World’ becoming grittier

JORDAN FRIES

December 18, 2009

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Despite a tough economy, outgoing UI senior David McNace remains optimistic about his job search. McNace — one of 1,138 UI students graduating this month — will leave the university with a double-major in journalism and health...

Local restaurant owner aims to help Iowa City youth

HOLLY HINES

December 18, 2009

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Standing outside his Iowa City restaurant with a broad smile, Jeff Currie rewarded City High sophomore Don Williams for getting good grades just as he had promised. After posing for pictures on Thursday, Currie asked Williams,...

UI energy goals loom

LAUREN MILLS

December 18, 2009

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The UI is, for the most part, on track to meet sustainability goals set three years ago. The Energy Conservation and Management Strategic Plan, which could save the university from $3.5 million to $4 million, includes decreasing...

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JOSIE D'AGOSTINO - SPECIAL TO THE DAILY IOWAN

December 18, 2009

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Twenty percent off tanning lotion. A Wich, chips, and a drink for $5.50. Free cover at the Union Bar. These are just some of the deals being sent to students’ cell phones, thanks to UI marketing student Eric Procaccio. He...

Tree group hugs UI

SCOTT RAYNOR

December 18, 2009

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Every day is Arbor Day for Andrew Dahl. So when the UI was named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, it gave Dahl, a UI arborist, a sense of accomplishment. “It’s kind of a feather in our cap,” he said. “It...

Special needs no problem for UI Study Abroad

NICOLE KARLIS

December 18, 2009

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Close your left eye, and squint your right eye. That’s how UI senior Abigail Burkle sees the world. But her vision impairment hasn’t stopped her from participating in typical college activities, including studying abroad....

Local activist protests war weekly

MACKENZIE ELMER - SPECIAL TO THE DAILY IOWAN

December 18, 2009

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When David Smithers isn’t taking parking tickets at ramp four of the UI Hospitals and Clinics, he is crusading for human rights at the intersection of Clinton and Washington Streets. He’s becoming somewhat of a mainstay downtown,...

Students deal with divorced parents

HOLLY HINES

December 18, 2009

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As UI freshman Elizabeth Alpert finishes her final exams today and prepares to travel home for winter break, she’s preparing herself for a different atmosphere. Just after she started classes at the UI, her parents filed for...

Police will continue increased downtown patrols

MARLEEN LINARES

December 18, 2009

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After a jump in violence in and around downtown Iowa City, the UI police and Iowa City police joined forces this past semester to patrol the area, and officials say the partnership has been beneficial. In August, the UI police...

Spotlight Iowa City: Finding a passion in a crusade

AMIE KIEHN

December 18, 2009

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When college seniors approach the finish line, it’s probably normal for them to be a tad numb about graduating. After all, the big moment is the culmination of years spent immersed in textbooks and bogged down trying to write...