The Daily Iowan

14 programs won’t get new grad money

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

March 5, 2010

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The UI’s graduate programs that were marked as needing more evaluation in a recent report won’t receive fellowship funding to recruit new students for the upcoming academic year, Graduate College Dean John Keller said Thursday. “We...

UI business students learn the value of giving

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

March 5, 2010

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For Tara From, investing a fictional $1,000 in Amigos de las Américas made the most sense. The University of Iowa first-year M.B.A. student has been involved with the organization, which provides community-oriented service project...

IC church aids Pakistani girls

MARLEEN LINARES

March 5, 2010

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When Jane Cranston visited Pakistan in 2009, the first thing she noticed was the dearth of women roaming the streets. “You see but one or two women on the streets; the rest are men,” said the College of Education instructor....

Rec Services suggests new fee for non-student club members

MICHAEL ARRIOLA

March 5, 2010

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Nonstudent members of University of Iowa sports clubs will probably pay more than just their dues next fall. The Recreational Services is proposing a $100 fee for all nonstudent members involved in university sports clubs next...

Using Katrina in education

JORDAN FRIES

March 5, 2010

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Gritty images splashed across the overhead projector in a University Capitol Centre seminar room late Thursday afternoon. Roughly 50 attendees — mostly local educators — gazed at New Orleans homes with shattered windows and...

UN special rapporteur Manfred Nowak speaks on human rights

HOLLY HINES

March 5, 2010

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Pictures of a “torture room” filled with detainees, wounds covering their bodies, served as the backdrop for U.N. special rapporteur Manfred Nowak’s Thursday lecture. Nowak responds to allegations from torture victims and...

Spotlight Iowa City: Chef par excellence for the UI

CAROLINE BERG

March 5, 2010

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Barry Greenberg enjoys experimenting on his family. “When Barry is preparing for a competition, he’ll get the whole family involved in testing out different recipes,” wife Lisa Greenberg said. “We’re almost like judges...

Iowa misses on Race to the Top

DI STAFF

March 5, 2010

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Iowa was not one of 16 finalists for the U.S. Department of Education Race to the Top grants. The $4.35 billion initiative aims to “dramatically reshape America’s educational system to better engage and prepare our students...

Schiefer’s sex-assault trial goes to judge

DI STAFF

March 5, 2010

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The trial of a Williamsburg, Iowa, man charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree sexual abuse went to the judge Thursday. On Monday, the alleged victim, a former University of Iowa student, testified that Jonathan Schiefer,...

Tip aided police in homicide investigation

DI STAFF

March 5, 2010

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A Crimestoppers tip helped police discover the suspect who allegedly shot and killed an Iowa City landlord in October, police said. Police charged Charles W.C. Thompson, 17, with first-degree murder last month in the shooting...

Culver declares Flood Awareness Month

DI STAFF

March 5, 2010

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March is Flood Awareness Month in Iowa, Gov. Chet Culver said at a press conference Thursday. The governor said he wants Iowans to know what flood-relief efforts are available to them; public offices will share information with...

Clayborn pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

DI STAFF

March 5, 2010

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A Hawkeye defensive end charged with assault has now pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, according to online court records. In January 2009, Adrian Clayborn was involved in an altercation with a taxi driver over a dispute during...