The Daily Iowan

Group ponders ‘special’ reviews for tenure faculty

MORGAN OLSEN

April 14, 2010

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University of Iowa faculty members are taking a closer look at how tenured professors are evaluated. Members of the UI Faculty Council gave input on possible revisions to the Post-Tenure Review Policy during their meeting Tuesday. Under...

New bus service to connect Iowa City, Chicago

GRACE SAVIDES

April 14, 2010

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University of Iowa senior Matt Gerton will soon have another option for commuting to his home in Mundelein, Ill. — one with a cheaper price tag. Megabus.com, a city-to-city express bus company that offers fares as low as $1,...

Disney to come to UIHC

SAM LANE

April 14, 2010

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials have decided to bring two trainers from Disney Institutes to Iowa City rather than send 35 hospital employees to the institute’s Florida location, as a previous proposal suggested. For...

Raising sex-assault awareness

NORA HEATON

April 14, 2010

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Flashing signs describing sexual acts is a sure way to get some college students’ attention. But the student actors of Iowa Student Interactive Theatre Experience are looking for more than shock value. “It’s another too...

Law focuses on minority teachers

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

April 14, 2010

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Iowa schools are looking to become more diverse with a teacher-diversity bill signed into law on Tuesday. Gov. Chet Culver signed the legislation, which aims to increase the number of minorities in teaching positions around the...

District works on free/reduced lunch issues

HOLLY HINES

April 14, 2010

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Several students at Kirkwood Elementary in Coralville agreed they love playing board games such as “Riddle Maze” and coloring during the Kirkwood Kicks after-school program. On Tuesday, before splitting up to work on group...

Spotlight Iowa City: Love for music meets love for aviation

MARLEEN LINARES

April 14, 2010

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In between treble and base clefts and wading through historical information on the Baroque to put together his dissertation (a yearlong process), Francesco Vecchia finds solace in an intriguing form. He makes planes. All different...

Board adopts lower property-tax hike

DI STAFF

April 14, 2010

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Iowa City School Board members on Tuesday voted to adopt a less-than-anticipated increase in property taxes, along with reapproving curriculum changes they agreed on earlier this school year. Property tax will increase by 3.52...

DeMuth lawyers want warrant suppressed

DI STAFF

April 14, 2010

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Attorneys for a Minneapolis man charged in connection with a 2004 break-in at Spence Labs and Seashore Hall have filed a motion to suppress an affidavit for a search warrant, according to court documents. Scott DeMuth, 22, is...

Culver signs alcohol law

DI STAFF

April 14, 2010

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A bill signed by Gov. Chet Culver on Tuesday specifies disciplinary action for those found drinking underage in public. The legislation, House File 788, requires that police officers who make reasonable attempts to identify an...

Some holes on football O-line

BRENDAN STILES

April 14, 2010

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Norm Parker hasn’t needed to evaluate his defense much this spring. But for Ken O’Keefe, it’s another story. O’Keefe’s side of the ball has seen an exodus of players who graduated, and when the team holds its final...

New basketball aide moving ahead

BRENDAN STILES

April 14, 2010

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Men’s assistant basketball coach, mentor, teacher, friend. That’s the job Andrew Francis said he signed on for at his first press conference on Tuesday. “I try to be a person who teaches more than just basketball. It’s...