The Daily Iowan

Iowa universities see more financial-aid appeals

KELLIE PETERSEN

February 15, 2010

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As a faltering economy continues to affect college students and their families, more Iowa college students are appealing the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Families may request an appeal brought on...

Chorus charms lovebirds

MARLEEN LINARES

February 15, 2010

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When Dianna Mosier went into work on Feb. 13, she got more than a sandwich at lunch time. Mosier was told someone was looking for her outside, and she appeared from behind the counter at the Coralville Wal-Mart with a knowing,...

Robinson eyes power of art in the Midwest

TOMMY MORGAN JR.

February 15, 2010

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As the UI continues to plan the rebuilding of the fine-arts buildings damaged by the 2008 flood, Iowa Writers’ Workshop Professor Marilynne Robinson sought to remind the community about the significance of the arts to the entire...

Officials optimistic on Pell proposal

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

February 15, 2010

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UI officials said they are optimistic about the benefits students could receive from an increase in Pell Grant funding, as outlined in President Obama’s recent budget proposal. The proposed budget calls to increase the maximum leve...

District policy to notify parents of employee crimes

KRISTIN LUTZ

February 15, 2010

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Iowa City School District officials are drafting a policy that would notify parents or guardians when a person who works with their children is accused of a crime. Administrators currently conduct this process on a case-by-case...

Gamers unite at IMU

JOSEPH BELK

February 15, 2010

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A scroll and game pieces covered the table before Chris Mortika, as he described to the others role playing how he would get past an obstacle. “I have a magical necklace that allows me to breathe underwater for as long as I...

Spotlight Iowa City: Student battles back after medical error

JORDAN FRIES

February 15, 2010

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The home videos projected on the television screen at Scott Edwards’ Fort Madison home show a man who appears strangely unfamiliar to his 6-year-old son, Clay. “Everyone, hurry and come in the room, look at daddy walk,”...

Jones’ lawyers want attorney general disqualified

DI STAFF

February 15, 2010

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Attorneys for a former UI vice president for Student Services have asked that the Iowa attorney general be disqualified from representing the UI, state Board of Regents, and UI President Sally Mason, according to representative...

Man charged with assault, intoxication

DI STAFF

February 15, 2010

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Iowa City police arrested a man after he allegedly brandished a broken beer bottle at someone in a downtown Iowa City bar. Camurn Munro, 19, was charged Feb. 11 with assault with intent to inflict serious injury and public intoxication...

Hanson to leave City High

DI STAFF

February 15, 2010

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City High Principal Mark Hanson will resign once his one-year contract is fulfilled on June 30, he said Sunday. Hanson said he sent an e-mail to his staff early on Feb. 13, stating he would not return for the 2010-11 academic...

Task forces to release results

DI STAFF

February 15, 2010

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After a nine-month investigation of the UI, Provost Wallace Loh’s six strategic planning task forces will submit their results to the public this week. All six task forces were made up of faculty and staff recommended by collegiate...

Man pleads not guilty to sex-abuse charge

DI STAFF

February 15, 2010

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A man charged with second-degree sexual abuse has pleaded not guilty, according to court documents. Andre White, 39, was at a residence in Lone Tree on the night of Jan. 22 when he allegedly forced a woman to have sex with him...