The Daily Iowan

Some professors dislike changes to sexual-harassment policy

HOLLY HINES

April 28, 2010

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Proposed changes to the University of Iowa’s sexual-harassment policy aren’t fair to alleged violators, some faculty members said. Members of the UI Faculty Senate expressed concerns at their meeting on Tuesday regarding...

Back in Iowa, Obama salutes green jobs

MORGAN OLSEN

April 28, 2010

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OTTUMWA, Iowa — Green jobs will be a key to economic recovery across the country, President Obama said during a visit to Iowa on Tuesday. The president returned to the state after visiting the UI campus less than a month ago....

UI to build new women’s health center

JOSEPH BELK

April 28, 2010

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The University of Iowa is becoming an excellent place to study women’s health, some say. And the National Institutes of Health recently agreed, awarding the UI a $2.2 million grant to establish the Women’s Reproductive He...

Panhandlers may soon face restrictions downtown

NORA HEATON

April 28, 2010

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Iowa City panhandlers could soon face more restrictions, barring them from soliciting in certain areas downtown. An ordinance before the Iowa City City Council, which the council voted 6-1 in favor of during its first reading...

Murley to be new Iowa City School District superintendent

HOLLY HINES

April 28, 2010

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Stephen Murley will lead the Iowa City School District as its newest superintendent. School Board members announced they had chosen Murley, from Wausau, Wis., from a pool of three candidates at their Tuesday board meeting. Murley...

Drug charges don’t bring automatic banishment

SAM LANE

April 28, 2010

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Recently arrested University of Iowa students were not permanently removed from the residence halls or expelled from the university despite previous drug charges on campus. The UI’s “one strike” policy, which calls for...

Graduate council doesn’t act on travel grants

ARIANA WITT

April 28, 2010

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Graduate students are at a standstill on a move that would remove restrictions from travel grants. The University of Iowa Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students was unable to reach a unanimous decision at its...

Locals make another train pitch

BRITTANY BIERLE

April 28, 2010

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Officials will reapply for federal funding for a rail line between Iowa City and Chicago after Gov. Chet Culver signed legislation on Monday setting aside $6.5 million for the project. Plans for the railway have been ongoing;...

Spotlight Iowa City: Not the bird whisperer, but close

NICK GANS

April 28, 2010

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In front of 12 silent fifth-graders in the depths of a dense forest just outside Iowa City, Meredith Caskey let out a mellow blue-jay call on a clear morning last week. Caskey and the students quickly turned their heads to the...

‘Rolling’ into the record books

MATT SCHOMMER

April 28, 2010

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Breaking school records isn’t enough for decathlete Dan Rolling. He has to obliterate them. “Both of them are kind of bittersweet,” the senior said. “I would have liked to smash them more than I did.” After scoring...

Iowa State game football tickets in jeopardy for some

IAN MARTIN

April 28, 2010

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University of Iowa students with season football tickets will get stubs for all seven home dates in the fall, but some general-public fans may not be as fortunate. In a release on Sunday, the athletics department stated that...

Hoops prospect visits

BRENDAN STILES

April 28, 2010

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Melsahn Basabe, a 6-7 forward who originally signed a letter of intent to play for Fran McCaffery at Siena, may possibly reunite with McCaffery at Iowa. Basabe flew into the Quad Cities on Tuesday, his high-school coach David...