The Daily Iowan

E-mails detail UI officials’ support of 21-ordinance

NORA HEATON and MORGAN OLSEN

April 6, 2010

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To ensure his suggestion of making Iowa City bars 21-only succeeds, Mayor Matt Hayek requested specifc support from the University of Iowa — including direct advocacy from UI President Sally Mason, e-mails obtained by The Dai...

City set to deal with house parties

EMILY BUSSE

April 6, 2010

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Neighbors will have to step up complaints to help combat a potential increase in the number of house parties if the 21-ordinance is passed, Iowa City city councilors said Monday. Councilors and police officers are predicting...

Health-care reform could help nursing crisis

JOSEPH BELK

April 6, 2010

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In their clinical briefing for a nursing class, students diligently jotted down notes for a patient who had undergone a tracheotomy. In a clinic room down the hall, an advanced “simulation mannequin” waited in a hospital...

School Board to discuss membership with Iowa Association of School Boards, amid controversy

HOLLY HINES

April 6, 2010

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The Iowa City School Board is set to discuss this spring its membership in the Iowa Association of School Boards, which is under investigation for claims of mismanaged funds, later this spring. Iowa legislators recently questioned...

No longer invisible

LISA BRAHM

April 6, 2010

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Geoffrey Howard Okot grew up surrounded by child soldiers in Northern Uganda. And on Monday night, the 25-year-old Ugandan man shared the struggles he faced during his youth with University of Iowa students at an Invisible Children...

International graduate student numbers rising

ARIANA WITT

April 6, 2010

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As University of Iowa officials continue to emphasize the importance of enrolling international graduate students, a new study indicates that’s a trend mirrored at universities nationwide. The Council of Graduate Schools ...

Passover diet blues

SAM LANE

April 6, 2010

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I sat quietly, staring across a wooden table in Burge Marketplace. On the other side, a friend quickly consumed a greasy cheeseburger and a piece of freshly baked bread. My tray consisted of a dull salad and a glass of lukewarm...

Students aid counselors with college information

HOLLY HINES

April 6, 2010

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Iowa high-school counselors are turning to University of Iowa students as experts on transitioning to college. Mike Thompson, a counselor at Solon High, plans to find out what UI students have learned outside the classroom and...

Spotlight Iowa City: Alum gets more than a taste of the world

JOSIE JONES

April 6, 2010

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Andy Stoll didn’t know a road trip to Ames for a Ben Harper and Jack Johnson concert would eventually change his view of the world. The two-hour drive helped Stoll, 30, realize the possibilities available after graduation. “When...

3 charged with third-offense OWIs

DI STAFF

April 6, 2010

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Local police arrested three men for allegedly driving drunk over the weekend. Coralville police arrested Christopher Wright, 28, Cedar Rapids, and Laffite Pierre, 37, Coralville. Iowa City police arrested Robert Abbott, 47, address...

Trial reset in slaying

DI STAFF

April 6, 2010

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The trial has been reset for a 17-year-old charged in the slaying of John Versypt, the landlord of an Iowa City apartment complex, for Sept. 20, according to court documents. According the documents, the parties decided to move...

City urges people to respond to census

DI STAFF

April 6, 2010

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As of Monday, Iowa City had a 65 percent mail participation rate for the current census, 5 points above the national average, according to reports from the Census Bureau. Iowa ranked fifth in the nation for its participation...