The Daily Iowan

UI hiring 10 new faculty to focus on water sustainability

EMILY BUSSE

March 2, 2010

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University of Iowa officials are working to draw 10 experts on water sustainability to tenure-track positions by the fall of 2011. With searches underway now, five of the 10 may be here by July 1. The water-sustainability hirings...

PAULA-ratio decision likely in new alcohol czar’s hands

JOSEPH BELK

March 2, 2010

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A battle between the Iowa City City Council and some downtown bars over high PAULA-per-police visit ratios will likely be settled by a newly appointed state official. Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Administrator Lynn Walding wi...

Proposed school redistricting causes resource concerns

NORA HEATON

March 2, 2010

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As the redistricting debate heats up in the Iowa City School District, some community members have expressed concern over the practicality of shifting resources among and in schools. Five elementary schools in Iowa City receive Title I fu...

After earthquake, UI students safe in Chile

MARLEEN LINARES

March 2, 2010

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When Luke Mescher felt the floor trembling under his feet, he had no doubt what was occurring. The University of Iowa senior said his bed started “wobbling like crazy” while the windows shook and his belongings fell off the...

Former UI student testifies she was sexually assaulted

SAM LANE

March 2, 2010

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A Williamsburg, Iowa, man entered the apartment of a former University of Iowa student without consent and sexually assaulted her, the reported victim testified on Monday. “He looked evil,” she said about the perpetrator...

‘Affordable housing’ for Iowa City on-hold

KATHRYN STINSON

March 2, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council on Monday night postponed discussion on implementing a comprehensive plan which called for creating neighborhoods with a mix of housing types and income levels. The council voted 4-3 in favor of waiting...

UI men learn to wine and dine

MICHAEL ARRIOLA

March 2, 2010

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Fifteen men sat around a conference table at a meeting designed to improve their job prospects. But instead of focusing on résumés, they turned their attention to dinner etiquette. “How do you let people know if they have...

Spotlight Iowa City: Engineering recruitment director keeps students at UI

MORGAN OLSEN

March 2, 2010

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Jane Dorman told prospective students at a Hawkeye Visit Day last week that she doesn’t like to think of University of Iowa engineering students as “engi-nerds.” “This major has a bad reputation of being very competitive...

Inmate attacks female officer

DI STAFF

March 2, 2010

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An inmate at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility was placed in segregation after he allegedly attacked a female officer early Monday morning. Antonio Mikhal Johnson, 24, is serving a 10-year sentence stemming from a 2008...

2 promoted in police

DI STAFF

March 2, 2010

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Two Iowa City police officers received promotions that will take effect next month. Sgt. Mike Brotherton will be promoted to the rank of police lieutenant, and Officer David Droll will be promoted to police sergeant. Both promotions...

UI teacher to run for House

DI STAFF

March 2, 2010

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A University of Iowa adjunct lecturer will run for a seat in the U.S. House, he announced Monday. Rob Gettemy, a Marion resident, teaches entrepreneurship in the UI Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. He is a graduate of the University...

Java House to leave Prairie Lights

DI STAFF

March 2, 2010

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The original Java House will leave Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St., on March 7. It will relocate to the existing Java House at 211 1/2 E. Washington St. Prairie Lights discontinued the lease with the Java House “to...