The Daily Iowan

Farmers’ Market, with tweaks, returns

GRACE SAVIDES

April 30, 2010

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Jennifer Goodlove will be up late tonight. After picking asparagus, radishes, potatoes, and other fresh produce, she will load it into a walk-in cooler to keep it crisp overnight. A few hours later, she will be up again, packing...

Mason: No cliff effect in budget

EMILY BUSSE

April 30, 2010

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University of Iowa officials said they are confident they have dodged any layoffs, furloughs, or a budget plunge for next year, and they plan to increase faculty salary. Through “judicious” use of nonrecurring resources and...

Report: Grad school attrition rising

MORGAN OLSEN

April 30, 2010

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With postgraduate education a necessity for top jobs across the nation, universities need to catch up, a national report said. “The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the U.S.,” released on Thursday, found...

Men and women ‘take back the night’

MITCHELL AVERY

April 30, 2010

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More than 50 men and women took to the streets Thursday night carrying signs and chanting to protest sexual abuse and assault that afflict communities all across the country. “We have the power, we have the right, we will all...

Regents seek to boost minority retention

EMILY BUSSE

April 30, 2010

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The state Board of Regents will try to cut the 13.7 percent gap between graduation rates of non-minority students and underrepresented minority students in half by 2016. The goal is just one of many outlined in the regents...

Congressional candidates speak at forum

ARIANA WITT

April 30, 2010

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The University of Iowa’s Chapter of the Young Americans for Liberty hosted four congressional candidates for Congress in a public forum Thursday night. The candidates discussed the status of the Republican Party in Iowa’s...

Seniors’ Wellness Fair to be held today

LISA BRAHM

April 30, 2010

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From Sloppy Joes to free health screenings, Iowa City senior citizens can keep busy at the first-ever Older Americans Wellness Fair today at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. For the event, the Johnson County Elderly Consortium...

Spotlight Iowa City: Dance Marathon head keeps busy

MARISA WAY

April 30, 2010

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In the lime-green-accented Dance Marathon office in the IMU, several large posters, crammed with signatures of dancers from 2009, cover the wall above Kyle Walters’ head. At the very top of one of the posters runs Walters’...

State ACLU turns 75

DI STAFF

April 30, 2010

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Saturday with an event at the University Athletic Club. The event will feature the ACLU’s national executive director, Anthony Romero, and will...

2 homicide trials rescheduled

DI STAFF

April 30, 2010

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Two Iowa City men accused of murder in unrelated incidents have filed to have their trials reset, and one motion was granted Thursday. Eric Scott Osborn, 26, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his live-in girlfriend,...

Brothers trial reset

DI STAFF

April 30, 2010

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The trial for an Iowa City man suing Brothers Bar & Grill has been reset, according to court documents. Jordan Neve said he was forcibly removed from the downtown bar in June 2007 for no apparent reason. Employees allegedly...

Regents re-elect Miles, Evans

DI STAFF

April 30, 2010

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The state Board of Regents re-elected David Miles as the regents’ president on Thursday. Miles, 53, a resident of West Des Moines, was voted in unanimously. “I am honored by the confidence of the board and look very much...