The Daily Iowan

Regents to vote on Iowa House

EMILY BUSSE

April 23, 2010

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The state Board of Regents will vote whether to continue with a $9.25 million plan to convert the Iowa House Hotel into a dorm at its monthly meeting next week. If approved, the Iowa House could cease to function fully as a hot...

Local judge works on ‘fine’ moment

SAM LANE

April 23, 2010

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Sixth District Judge Stephen Gerard has had an effect far beyond his sun-soaked quarters in the Johnson County Courthouse. Four years ago, he created a program designed to force Johnson County’s law breakers to literally pay...

Conservatives speak out

GRACE SAVIDES

April 23, 2010

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After sending out an e-mail promoting Conservative Coming Out Week at the University of Iowa, Natalie Ginty said she received nasty e-mails calling her a Nazi-fascist and telling her she would burn in hell. Ginty, the chairwoman...

All are responsible for diversity, hopeful says

NICOLE KARLIS

April 23, 2010

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Increasing diversity on a college campus will take more than just an addition to University of Iowa President Sally Mason’s cabinet, Lawrence Potter said on Thursday. Potter, one of five individuals vying for the UI cabinet...

School Board interviews third hopeful

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

April 23, 2010

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Iowa City school superintendent candidate Brad Meeks, the Farmington, Minn., School District president for seven years, said Thursday that searching within a budget for inefficiencies can allow him to stretch the dollar. By purchasing...

Spotlight Iowa City: Providing alternatives for inmates of the jail

HOLLY HINES

April 23, 2010

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Jessica Peckover, 28, loves seeing inmates who struggle with mental illness have “aha” moments. When these individuals realize they’ve learned to make healthy decisions, rather than turning to drugs, stealing, or antisocial...

Tuition to cover more of UI budget

DI STAFF

April 23, 2010

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University of Iowa students will pay a larger chunk of the school’s budget than ever, according to the fiscal 2011 preliminary budget. Officials project students will pay $25.6 million in fiscal 2011, and students from all...

New music building not on regents’ agenda

DI STAFF

April 23, 2010

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The relocation of the School of Music is not on the agenda for the April 29 state Board of Regents meeting, despite initial expectations. At the regents’ monthly meeting in February, regents gave University of Iowa officials...

UIHC officials to present audit

DI STAFF

April 23, 2010

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will present an external audit report to the state Board of Regents at its monthly meeting next week. Conducted by an independent auditing firm, the reports include financial statements...

UIHC officials to pitch new clinic

DI STAFF

April 23, 2010

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials will go before the state Board of Regents again next week for approval to move ahead with the Iowa River Landing Ambulatory Care Clinic Facility. The satellite facility would...

Councilors investigate ‘split’ bars

DI STAFF

April 23, 2010

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Iowa City city councilors are interested in investigating the feasibility of splitting drinking establishments into alcohol and alcohol-free areas, according to a memo sent by the city attorney. This would allow those under 21...

Trial reset in Spence break-in

DI STAFF

April 23, 2010

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The trial has been reset for a Minneapolis man charged in connection with a 2004 break-in at Spence Labs and Seashore Hall. Scott DeMuth, 22, is charged with conspiracy. On Nov. 14, 2004, four masked individuals broke into the...