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Clark found guilty

SAM LANE

February 11, 2010

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As Donald Clark removed a golden cross from around his neck, he began to cry. The 41-year-old took his wallet out of his pocket, ripped off his tie, and handed his belongings to the sheriff’s deputy. The officers led him to...

Loh: Students the priority

MORGAN OLSEN

February 11, 2010

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UI officials are trying to remedy the problem of increased enrollment coupled with fewer faculty members predicted for next year, Provost Wallace Loh told the UI Staff Council on Wednesday. Six task forces charged with investigating...

Howie Day to headline 10K Show

MARISA WAY

February 11, 2010

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Philanthropic students on the UI campus will get a chance to see Howie Day this year, 10,000 Hours Show officials said Wednesday. The concert, which will take place on April 11 in the IMU Main Lounge, will be the group’s seventh...

Mason, Loh discuss budget, drinking

JOE CAVALIERE

February 11, 2010

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Students gathered Thursday night to get direct answers from their administrators on a range of issues. Quality of education, the fate of graduate programs, and drinking issues steered the discussion. Approximately 15 students...

UI helps train science teachers

ASHLEY OERMAN

February 11, 2010

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A new UI program will get students out of college and into a career in science education one year early. Students majoring in biology, chemistry, and physics will have the chance to get both a bachelor’s and master’s degree...

Bill would aid undocumented immigrants

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

February 11, 2010

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Eva wants nothing more than to go to an Iowa university. But the 21-year-old has one problem: She is an undocumented immigrant. The Marshalltown High graduate, who asked not to be named because of her immigration status, must...

Cambus confident about its drivers in winter

KELLIE PETERSEN

February 11, 2010

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Even when other local bus routes come to a halt in winter weather, Cambus often continues to deliver people to their destinations. While not all Cambus drivers are trained to drive in winter conditions, Cambus officials say their...

Poverty an issue in Iowa, local experts say

JOSEPH BELK

February 11, 2010

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Local experts weighed in on both state and national poverty Wednesday night as a part of a series of UI forums on domestic policy. The discussion was part of the UI course Policy Matters: Scholarly and Practical Perspectives...

Spotlight Iowa City: Writer knows when to park day job

MITCH SMITH

February 11, 2010

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John Thomas has a secret identity. He spends his days working in the UI Parking and Transportation Department. But by night — or “early evening,” because he’s getting older — the Coralville resident is in a much more...

Material witness wants case dismissed

DI STAFF

February 11, 2010

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The material witness held in relation to the Oct. 8, 2009, shooting death of John Versypt has asked that his case be dismissed, according to court documents. Justin Marshall, 19, was in the apartment building where Versypt, the...

Iowa lags in Advanced Placement Exams

DI STAFF

February 11, 2010

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Fewer Iowa high-school students took an Advanced Placement Exam in 2009 than students nationwide and scored lower than their American peers, according to the group’s sixth-annual report to the nation released Wednesday. Roughly...

IMU, your late-night place to be

DI STAFF

February 11, 2010

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The IMU has extended its hours and is offering new services for students. Now open until 2 a.m. daily, students can study, grab late-night snacks, or find a place to relax. Students can take advantage of free Wi-Fi Internet...