The Daily Iowan

UI: California high school must phase out Tigerhawk logo

SAM LANE

November 18, 2010

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The University of Iowa is, once again, at the center of a trademark controversy. Murrieta Valley High, a 2,500-student school in Murrieta, Calif., has been using the UI's Tigerhawk logo — only in red — for all 20 years of...

FDA threatens ban on alcoholic energy drinks

NORA HEATON

November 18, 2010

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given a big thumbs down to the uppers in the popular caffeine-ridden malt alcoholic drink known as Four Loko, along with similar drinks. The FDA ruled Wednesday that four companies' caffeinat...

Large turnout diluted student vote in election

ARIANA WITT

November 18, 2010

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The youngest age group of Iowa City voters made up the largest percent of voters in the Nov. 2 election, according to Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett. But the effect was lost due to an across the board increase in voters...

Harry Potter-mania hits Iowa City

ALISON SULLIVAN

November 18, 2010

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Brooms clash, bodies smash, and far off in the distance, two seekers — battling the November chill — keep their eyes peeled for the coveted golden snitch. With the strings from her purple hat whipping about her head, Halle...

Study: Letters of recommendation may hinder female faculty hopefuls

SAM LANE

November 18, 2010

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When people call Asabi Dean's name in a waiting room, they have to look around to see whom they've called. Dean, a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of Iowa, classifies her name as unisex — and she said she's never...

Obermann gets temp home

MARIA GIBBS

November 18, 2010

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Now that the Obermann Center's move is nearly complete, the staff and fellows who will occupy it will need to get creative with working arrangements. A former bedroom will be divided in half by a bookcase to make two semi-private...

Experts: Iowa City’s floodplain regulations follow statewide efforts

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 18, 2010

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Experts said Iowa City's new floodplain regulation will prevent future damage and provide a safer environment for emergency response teams, though some acknowledged possible short-term negatives. The newly amended ordinance —...

UI locks in on cheating

MARIA GIBBS

November 18, 2010

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Students hoping to cheat on their online tests may be out of luck. Professors at the University of Iowa implemented the computer testing program LockDown this semester, four years after its worldwide début. The program, offered...

Spotlight: UI prof teaches adult immigrants in West Liberty

ALISON SULLIVAN

November 18, 2010

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Huddled around several tables positioned in an L-shape, roughly 20 people sat facing one another. "Who's cooking for Thanksgiving?" asks Carolyn Colvin, a University of Iowa associate professor. "Carlos, are you?" Beaming,...

Group to promote quitting smoking

DI STAFF

November 18, 2010

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The University of Iowa Colleges Against Cancer will host an event on the Pentacrest today from 11 a.m. to 1p.m.. The group will encourage young smokers to quit and educate them on the dangers of lighting up. Free caffeinated...

Ex- general counsel files documents in suit

DI STAFF

November 18, 2010

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The wrongful termination and defamation trial of Marcus Mills, a former University of Iowa general counsel, has been moved to the federal court. Mills said the move was prompted by the defendants and their attorneys. The reason...

State notes increase in preschools

DI STAFF

November 18, 2010

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Information recently released by the Iowa Department of Education reported increases in the quality of Iowa preschools and the number of minority students, according to a press release. According to the department's website,...