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12 UI students arrested in dorm bust

MORGAN OLSEN

April 21, 2010

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Law-enforcement authorities say they worked with residence-hall staff for weeks leading up to a drug and alcohol raid that ended in the arrest of 12 University of Iowa students on Monday. The students were arrested Monday night...

Locals stuck in Europe by ash cloud

BRETT G. JOHNSON

April 21, 2010

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University of Iowa Associate Professor of Spanish Denise Filios and her husband, UI English Professor Jon Wilcox, were supposed to fly home late last week from London. But instead, they won’t leave London until at least Thursday. They...

UI expands living-learning communities

SAM LANE

April 21, 2010

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Though they don’t yet have the blueprint, University of Iowa officials know that within the next five years, they want each incoming freshman’s home to be among a group of like-minded peers. Those groups, arranged in residence...

School Board interviews first finalist for superintendent

NORA HEATON

April 21, 2010

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For the first time in more than a decade, someone other than Lane Plugge sat in the superintendent’s chair in the Iowa City School Board’s chambers. Mark Bezek, the first of three finalists for the role of superintendent ...

Officials: Diversity officers important to universities’ mission

JOSEPH BELK

April 21, 2010

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With University of Iowa officials in the midst of hiring a new chief diversity officer, higher-education officials across the country say similar positions help pursue integral pieces of universities’ missions. Just a few decades...

Police charge 3 in drug bust

DI STAFF

April 21, 2010

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Iowa City police arrested three men on drug charges at an Iowa City residence Monday night. Seth Ream, 23, was charged with possession of marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms with intent to deliver, two counts of possession or...

City High student charged with bringing gun to school

DI STAFF

April 21, 2010

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A City High student allegedly brought a gun to school, authorities said. Tyler Wright, 15, was charged with carrying weapons on school grounds. Officials said Wright brought the gun to school April 16 and showed it off to students....

Culver to sign nursing bill on campus

DI STAFF

April 21, 2010

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Gov. Chet Culver will visit the University of Iowa campus today to sign nursing legislation into law. The bill, passed by the Iowa Legislature this year, aims to address a shortage of nurses in the state. The law will help fund...

Obama to visit Iowa again

DI STAFF

April 21, 2010

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President Obama will make another visit to Iowa in roughly a week, according to a White House press release. As part of his “Main Street Tour,” Obama will visit Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois on April 27 and 28. During the...

Spotlight: Hearing his own string theory

TOMMY MORGAN JR.

April 21, 2010

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For up to 10 hours a day, nearly every day of the week, Chris Threlkeld-Wiegand is in his garage. The 47-year-old isn’t looking for that elusive tennis racket or fiddling with an old auto. (Even if he were, those things wouldn’t...

Cornering the market

SCOTT MILLER

April 21, 2010

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Amari Spievey still isn’t quite sure how he ended up here or how he managed to stick around. Not that he’s sticking around, necessarily. On a cloudless spring day in Iowa City — the kind that makes this town perk up after...

Hyde leads with Bernstine behind him

BRENDAN STILES

April 21, 2010

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For the past three years, Iowa has dealt with cornerback questions. With one spot seemingly locked up, the other tends to be up for grabs. In 2008, Bradley Fletcher held down one position, and Amari Spievey replaced Charles...