The Daily Iowan

Faculty Council endorses 21-ordinance

MORGAN OLSEN

March 10, 2010

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The University of Iowa Faculty Council endorsed the 21-ordinance Tuesday, noting that alcohol abuse is “physically and mentally harmful, which reduces student learning.” Victoria Sharp, the UI special assistant to the provost...

Group petitions to make bars 18 and older

NICOLE KARLIS

March 10, 2010

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Some opponents of the newly resurrected 21-ordinance aren’t just interested in keeping the status quo for bar-entry age. They think 18-year-olds should be allowed in, too. Tom Lenoch, an Iowa City bar manager, and UI junior...

School Board eyes alternatives to tax hike

NORA HEATON

March 10, 2010

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After initially drafting a certified budget that outlined a possible 15 percent increase in property taxes, Iowa City School District officials say there might be another place to scrape for revenue. Instead of boosting the ta...

UI group tackles retention rate, students’ financial issues

MORGAN OLSEN

March 10, 2010

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Students with unpaid university bills will soon be hearing from collection officials. But they’re not the typical agents one might expect. They’re University of Iowa faculty, tasked with making sure the students are going...

City allows more food vendors on Ped Mall

GRACE SAVIDES

March 10, 2010

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Downtown and hungry on a Saturday night? Soon, there may be more options. The Iowa City City Council is moving to allow two more street vendors to move onto the Pedestrian Mall. At present, the city allows six food stands to...

Spotlight Iowa City: Professor leads probe into rare eye disease

SETH ROBERTS

March 10, 2010

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Vinit Mahajan has one very ambitious aspiration. “My mentors have invested their efforts into training me for one goal,” said the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics doctor. “Cure the blind.” Mahajan is an assistant professor of vitreoretinal surgery and dise...

UISG split on Hawks Nest funding

DI STAFF

March 10, 2010

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University of Iowa Student Government senators were divided on legislation Tuesday night that would allocate $25,000 to the Hawks Nest Hawkapalooza, voting 18-9 to table the decision. Last year, UISG approved a $30,000 request...

Man charged with fifth OWI

DI STAFF

March 10, 2010

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Police charged a man with his fifth OWI after officers found his truck stuck in the mud. Robert McDowell, 42, Kalona, was charged Sunday with third-offense OWI. According to police reports, McDowell had been drinking in his...

District settles with bus company

DI STAFF

March 10, 2010

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The Iowa City School District will pay a settlement of $200,000 to First Student Inc., after the bus company threatened to take legal action against the district for its payment practices. The agreement, which was approved by...

Hawkeyes focus on matchup with Michigan, future ahead

BRENDAN STILES

March 10, 2010

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The 2009-10 regular season didn’t conclude the way Todd Lickliter envisioned. In fact, the ending probably couldn’t satisfy anyone in the Iowa men’s basketball program. The Hawkeyes didn’t just lose road games at Wisconsin...

Women hoopsters aim for tourney bid

EVELYN LAU

March 10, 2010

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The Iowa women’s basketball team left Conseco Field House in tears after a disappointing 66-64 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game on Sunday. However, the Hawkeyes (19-13 overall) still have a chance to continue...

Close games continue to haunt softball

MITCH SMITH

March 10, 2010

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With three of the four best hitters returning for the Iowa softball team, the Hawkeyes are on pace to hit more home runs than the 37 they tallied last year. Still, the 2010 season hasn’t quite gone the way the Iowa softball...