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UI gaining international regard

NORA HEATON

January 27, 2010

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One freshman from Hungary learned about the UI through his grandparents. A Chinese student heard about the campus through a friend. Another discovered it on the Internet. Some international students find the UI on their own,...

Firefighters prepare for rescues

JOSEPH BELK

January 27, 2010

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Firefighter Will Shanahan strapped on a bulky ice-rescue suit the color of an orange traffic cone. Other firefighters inflated an emergency craft. The gear, used just last weekend to save a 1 1⁄2 year-old yellow lab, is the...

Planning key in disaster relief

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

January 27, 2010

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Ann Campbell has a passion for disaster relief. The UI associate professor of management sciences has researched relief logistics since the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. During that disaster, she became curious how the refugees...

IC School District test scores fail to meet goals

MARLEEN LINARES

January 27, 2010

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Members of the Iowa City School Board are worried about students’ test scores. Students in the School District failed to meet state goals in their Iowa Test of Basic Skills scores in the fall of 2009, which will likely result...

More students report mental-illness concerns

HOLLY HINES

January 27, 2010

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UI senior Katie Ovrom said she wants to do everything. But sometimes it stresses her out. “I think people are trying to do all of it, and that’s not really conceivable,” said the double major in Spanish and international...

Students find new groups at organization fair

JOE CAVALIERE

January 27, 2010

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Some students learned on Tuesday that bars and parties aren’t the only way to have fun at the UI. The Student Organization Fair, which officials hold each semester, provides an opportunity for students to explore different...

Spotlight Iowa City: Journey covers Hawaii, Japan

NICOLE KARLIS

January 27, 2010

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UI senior Christopher Schafer didn’t have an average trip back to the UI after winter break. Coming home from Japan, the 24-year-old had a long haul to hometown Bettendorf made even worse when the plane suffered mechanical...

Delay requested in DeMuth trial

DI STAFF

January 27, 2010

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Attorneys for a Minneapolis man charged in connection with the 2004 break-in at the UI Spence Labs requested his trial be delayed. Scott DeMuth, 22, is charged with conspiracy to commit animal-enterprise terrorism. His attorneys...

School Board hires search firm

DI STAFF

January 27, 2010

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The Iowa City School Board chose to hire Hazard Young Attea & Associates to assist the district in its search for a new superintendent. In a unanimous vote, School Board members decided on the Illinois-based firm after interviewing...

School Board nixes North Central addition

DI STAFF

January 27, 2010

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The Iowa City School Board voted against an addition to North Central Junior High School on Tuesday. Board members unanimously decided to wait on the more than 14,000-square-foot extension to the school, which would have cost...

UISG implements new election codes

DI STAFF

January 27, 2010

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The UI Student Government passed new election codes on Tuesday evening, changing previous standards on how students can run for office. The new rules will modify the procedure of candidate complaints, as well as add a new position...

Iowa faces Turner, Buckeyes tonight

SCOTT MILLER

January 27, 2010

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It was a horrific play — the kind that makes viewers turn away from the television and cringe as it’s replayed. Evan Turner, Ohio State’s All-American-class forward, sprinted down the middle of the lane against Eastern...