The Daily Iowan

10 homeless after fire

JORDAN FRIES

February 19, 2010

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A fire in an Iowa City apartment building on Thursday left 10 residents, including some UI students, without a home. Iowa City firefighters said the structure, located at 515 E. College St., is probably destroyed. No injuries...

UI class sizes under scrutiny

EMILY BUSSE

February 19, 2010

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Faculty efficiency has been a focus at the UI for at least two years, but the budget crisis in particular has “accelerated” the need, the faculty council president said. Because of the diminishing numbers of faculty positions...

Hayek highlights budget, crime

KATHRYN STINSON

February 19, 2010

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Preventing crime and balancing the budget are the two key issues facing Iowa City, Mayor Matt Hayek told the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday evening. He addressed a number of the city’s challenges at the chamber’s...

UI scrambles to better serve Latinos

KATHRYN STINSON

February 19, 2010

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The UI is looking to continue boosting its minority recruitment, particularly for Latinos, according to a Monday report from a task force commissioned by Provost Wallace Loh. But several community members emphasized retaining...

Cohen to step down as head of downtown board

NORA HEATON

February 19, 2010

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One of downtown Iowa City’s fiercest advocates will step out of the spotlight this summer. Leah Cohen, the current president of Iowa City’s Downtown Association, will leave the position on June 1, six months before the close...

Center gets gift for gifted

NORA HEATON

February 19, 2010

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The way UI gifted researchers see it, no child should be left behind — or held back from her or his possible future. The Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, which works to accelerate gifted students...

New fee panel praised

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

February 19, 2010

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A new committee to decide the allocation of the student activity fees is garnering praise from both sides of a yearlong funding dispute. The new committee will help determine how much funding groups with a shared interest will...

Material-witness system faces criticism

SAM LANE

February 19, 2010

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Justin Marshall has been in jail for more than 90 days. The 19-year-old is being held as a material witness in conjunction with the Oct. 8 shooting death of John Versypt, the landlord of an apartment complex on Iowa City’s ...

Slim pickings found in social work

HOLLY HINES

February 19, 2010

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UI social-work major Anna Schwenker loves giving children the opportunity to learn musical instruments. The music-minor counsels youth through music and other programs as a part of her practicum. Today social-work students will...

Spotlight Iowa City: Around the world with her pen

JOE CAVALIERE

February 19, 2010

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Stephanie Griest fondly remembers the adventurous and worldly bedtime stories her father, a Navy drummer, told her. She got the travel bug early on. “I just have wanderlust encoded in my DNA,” the UI graduate fellow said....

Man charged with animal abuse

DI STAFF

February 19, 2010

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Iowa City police arrested a man last week after he allegedly beat a dog. Earnest Mitchell, 54, 2401 Highway 6 E. Apt. 3427, was charged Feb. 12 with animal abuse after a woman, the dog’s owner, reported that he injured her...

Student charged with burglary

DI STAFF

February 19, 2010

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A UI student and IMU Catering employee was charged last month after allegedly using someone’s ID to steal items from Mayflower Market. Junqi Ji, 19, 1122 N. Dubuque St., was charged Jan. 31 with third-degree burglary, possession...