The Daily Iowan

Johnson-Koulianos’ draft stock plummets after arrest

HAYLEY BRUCE and J.T. BUGOS

December 9, 2010

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Hawkeye leading wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos has likely jeopardized his chance at a NFL career, an expert on the NFL draft said. The 23-year-old, who was arrested Tuesday on seven drug-related charges and suspended...

Nursing students to aid homeless in new Shelter House

ALICIA KRAMME

December 9, 2010

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Heart checkups. Diabetes care. Tending to cuts and scrapes. These small services are sometimes difficult for homeless people to access. But now, Iowa City Shelter House residents can maintain better health without ever stepping...

Home liquor delivery could return

HAYLEY BRUCE

December 9, 2010

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Home liquor delivery may be resurrected. After significant petitioning from Iowa liquor retailers — including local businesses John’s Grocery and Liquor Downtown — officials from the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division said...

Regent schools hope to improve Iowa’s teacher diversity

SAM LANE

December 9, 2010

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Iowa’s schools have a diversity problem. During the 2008-09 school year, only 2 percent of Iowa’s public-school teachers were minorities, and the minority population in the state was nearly 18 percent. In the 2003-04 school...

UI works to reclassify jobs

ALISON SULLIVAN

December 9, 2010

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Updating roughly 5,500 staff titles and job descriptions will help University of Iowa officials recruit and retain employees more effectively, officials said Wednesday. Kevin Ward, the UI assistant vice president for Human Services,...

A joyous celebration of Kwanzaa

ALLIE WRIGHT

December 9, 2010

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Performers dressed in vibrantly colored tunics, skirts, and head pieces danced to the beat of bongo and djembe drums on Wednesday night, as audience members nodded their heads, danced in their chairs, and mingled. Roughly 150...

Undergrads show off research projects

MARIA GIBBS

December 9, 2010

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Nico Aguilar stood by his corkboard, watching roughly 200 spectators and graduate students milling around the second floor of the University Capitol Centre on Wednesday. When someone stopped in front of his display, the University...

Spotlight: The science of strength

JON FRANK

December 9, 2010

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It’s 9:30 a.m., and JC Moreau is in the Recreation Center’s weight room coaching. Glints of sun beam through a nearby window as he crouches in a squatting position, dumbbells in either hand. The 34-year-old rows his arms...

Police arrested four for attempting burglary with shotgun

DI STAFF

December 9, 2010

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Iowa City police have arrested four subjects for allegedly attempting a burglary. Kodie Kruse, 22, and Taia Garcia, 19, both of Muscatine, were charged Wednesday with attempted first-degree buglary and going armed with intent....

UI won’t turn over report on Hunninghake probe

DI STAFF

December 9, 2010

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The University of Iowa is refusing to release a report regarding the criminal investigation of UI Professor Gary Hunninghake, according to the Associated Press. UI police said they have concluded their seven-month investigation...

$250,000 grant to help Iowa towns with economic development

DI STAFF

December 9, 2010

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Eight Iowa towns are receiving help with economic development. Jeff Schott, the director of the University of Iowa’s Institute for Public Affairs, is spearheading the project, which is funded by a $250,000 grant from the state’s...

Julian Vandervelde: A man of many worlds

SCOTT MILLER

December 9, 2010

Filed under Sports

    Julian Vandervelde stands in line at Mesa Pizza, patiently waiting to be served. He peers over the glass to look at the gourmet options: slices of chicken pesto, barbeque steak and fries, and Southwest taco. From...