The Daily Iowan

Frats getting live-in ‘dads’

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

February 17, 2010

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Decades ago, UI fraternities had house mothers. The older women swept, cooked, and maintained the houses. The times have changed. Now, many UI fraternities will select young, fresh-out-of-college men to serve as their house...

Council grants Jakes, Sidelines liquor licenses

KATHRYN STINSON

February 17, 2010

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Keeping a liquor license hasn’t been an easy task for some Iowa City bar owners these days. In five months, Iowa City officials have recommended denying them to five establishments. But two of those found a different fate on...

Leach pushes for civility

KRISTIN LUTZ

February 17, 2010

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Universities have a vital role in encouraging an active debate of how political issues affect society, former Iowa Congressman James Leach told a crowd on the UI campus Tuesday night. “The UI has a responsibility,” he said,...

Students hype underdog congressional candidates

ADAM B SULLIVAN

February 17, 2010

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Chinese across the globe rang in the Year of the Tiger earlier this week. But for politicos on campus, 2010 looks more like the year of the underdog. Still 81⁄2 months from the general election, some UI students are gearing...

Other schools eye UISG administrator forums

JORDAN FRIES

February 17, 2010

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As budget cuts threaten universities nationwide, the UI Student Government is trying to keep students in the loop with regular public forums. But turnout has been low. Roughly 15 students showed up for the first forum on the...

Activity-fee debate finally resolved

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

February 17, 2010

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A roughly yearlong debate over how to allocate the UI’s Student Activity Fee funds could finally be wrapping up. The UI Student Government approved a new committee at its meeting Tuesday evening that would serve as the joint...

Government changes on early Alzheimer’s

MORGAN OLSEN

February 17, 2010

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When UI journalism lecturer Ann Haugland asked her class how many of them had relatives affected by Alzheimer’s last fall, she was surprised when nearly half the students raised their hands. After Haugland’s own father died...

Traffic fatalities drop

SAM LANE

February 17, 2010

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Bob Thompson remembers when he was a young driver in Iowa. “We were really having a bloodbath on Iowa’s and the nation’s roads,” Thompson, the traffic-records coordinator for the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau said in describing the 1...

UI to offer philanthropy-centered curriculum

KELLIE PETERSEN

February 17, 2010

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Students wishing to pursue a career in philanthropy may soon get a head start. A $100,000 gift to the UI Foundation from UI alumnus Kevin Gruneich will be used to fund a philanthropy-centered curriculum and establish a new certificate...

Spotlight Iowa City: She really digs her job

JOSIE JONES

February 17, 2010

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Sarah Horgen likes to dig. Whether it’s 120 degrees outside or the ground is frozen and topped with a layer of snow, she said, she loves everything that comes with archaeology. “It’s really not for everybody,” the 29-year-old...

Council knocks fee back 1 percent

DI STAFF

February 17, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council voted to pass and adopt a reduction of the city’s franchise fee from 2 percent to 1 percent at Tuesday’s meeting. Councilors unanimously passed the reduction after requesting the suspension of the...

Council moves against electronic signs on cabs

DI STAFF

February 17, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council approved its second consideration of an ordinance that would ban the use of electronic signs on Iowa City taxis. Councilors split on a vote to amend the ordinance to only include flashing lights. Three...