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Student group backs Branstad

ADAM B. SULLIVAN

January 26, 2010

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The year was 1983, and a 35-year-old Terry Branstad was sworn in for his first term as Iowa governor. Future UI student Nic Pottebaum wasn’t going to be born for about seven more years. Back to the future: A 19-year-old Pottebaum...

Jakes’ license in limbo

KATHRYN STINSON

January 26, 2010

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Iowa City city councilors expressed disappointment Monday with local bar owner Mike Porter for failing to meet a fire-code compliance deadline. The City Council moved its decision on Porter’s liquor-license renewal for One-Eyed...

High-proof alcohol under Iowa scrutiny

JOSEPH BELK

January 26, 2010

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A public forum in Des Moines tonight could help determine whether Iowa stores can continue to sell high-proof liquors such as Everclear 151. The forum on the highly concentrated spirits, held at Drake University, won’t be...

Purchasing change could hurt IC

EMILY BUSSE

January 26, 2010

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Gov. Chet Culver’s proposal to centralize UI purchasing could potentially save the university money, officials said, but it could have negative effects on local suppliers. Under the system, common university supply needs such...

UI’s English-language standard low in Big Ten

JORDAN FRIES

January 26, 2010

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The UI’s language-proficiency admissions standards for international students are among the lowest in the Big Ten, but officials and students say it hasn’t affected the quality of education. Each of the 11 Big Ten universities...

As grants run dry, some UI researchers may face furloughs

JOE CAVALIERE

January 26, 2010

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The UI received almost $430 million to fund research in fiscal 2009. But eventually, that money will run out. And for researchers, this can mean furloughs, which were the focus of the latest Brown Bag Series presentation, “Been...

UI alum named chief judge in 4th District

SAM LANE

January 26, 2010

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Law administration runs in Jeffrey Larson’s blood. Larson’s father, Jerry Larson, served on the Iowa Supreme Court from 1978 to 2008, making him the longest-serving member on the bench in the court’s history. Larson,...

Spotlight Iowa City: For the love of the game

J.T. BUGOS

January 26, 2010

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As a 10-year-old boy, Stacey Brook snuck a 12-inch black-and-white antenna TV into his room so he could catch glimpses of his beloved Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers and his favorite athlete, the Sixers’ Julius “Dr. J” Erving. “I...

UI vice presidents get active

KATHRYN STINSON

January 26, 2010

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Interim Vice President for Student Services Tom Rocklin has been pretty good about hitting the gym on weekdays lately — and he plans to add walking and biking to his weekend activities. Rocklin is joining seven other UI vice...

Student investment fund skyrockets

NORA HEATON

January 26, 2010

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Twelve UI students saw their investments jump above the $1 million mark last year, outperforming expectations despite the challenging economy. The Henry Fund, an endowed stock portfolio managed by 12 students in the Tippie Col...

Council to hold hearing on fire station, fee

DI STAFF

January 26, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council passed a resolution to schedule a public hearing on Feb. 2 to discuss the construction of the new Iowa City fire station and the possible reduction of the franchise fee. The fire-station hearing will...

Johnson arraignment moved

DI STAFF

January 26, 2010

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The arraignment for an Iowa City man accused of involuntary manslaughter has been moved to Thursday, according to court documents. Alajuwon Shamar Johnson, 26, was charged in the death of 20-year-old Kylie Jo Perkins on Jan....