The Daily Iowan

Regents approve universities’ sabbaticals

SAM LANE

December 10, 2010

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University of Iowa English Professor Florence Boos spent three weeks in England last spring. But she wasn't just a tourist marveling at the Big Ben. She was completing research as part of her professional development assignment. She...

Profs on leave over allegations cost UI over $400K

SAM LANE

December 10, 2010

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Four University of Iowa professors are currently on paid administrative leave pending investigations of alleged misconduct, and they have received more than $461,000 combined since their leaves began, according to information...

Abortion plan draws fire from locals

MAX FREUND

December 10, 2010

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A day after one Iowa lawmaker announced plans to tighten abortion regulations, local legislators and women's advocates said the change is unlikely and unnecessary. Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, said he plans to introduce...

UI living-learning communities to expand

NINA EARNEST

December 10, 2010

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The University of Iowa is introducing four new living-learning communities next fall, a move outlined in the UI's strategic plan as part of a push to increase student retention. The new communities — Political Process, Education,...

Clothing drive aids area teens

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

December 10, 2010

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Southeast Junior High eighth-grader Eve Small folded the tops, one at a time, and laid them back on the table in a colorful spiral design. The room was packed with tables and racks full of colorful shirts, coats, and pants Thursday...

Provost committee leans toward health schools

ALISON SULLIVAN

December 10, 2010

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A university's president is the face of the institution: the PR outreach, the fundraiser and the ultimate decision-maker. The provost is the one behind the curtain — the person responsible for working directly with faculty and...

Greeks make alcohol progress

ARIANA WITT

December 10, 2010

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The University of Iowa's new three-year plan to reduce dangerous drinking targets one group on campus already seeing positive results — greek life. In the Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan released on Tuesday, officials noted they...

Spotlight Iowa City: Nursing prof wins prestigious award

ALLIE WRIGHT

December 10, 2010

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Diane Huber knew she wanted to work in the health-care field. Though she first wanted to become a doctor, adversity stood in her way. "It wasn't a realistic career option for women," the 60-year-old said, and it...

UI must find new site for studio arts

DI STAFF

December 10, 2010

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The University of Iowa will have to find a different site for a new Studio Arts Building. Talks to buy private property located at 119, 125, and 203 River St. for the new building fell through, UI Vice President for Finance Doug...

Museum of Art wait continues

DI STAFF

December 10, 2010

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University of Iowa officials could have to wait for up to 90 additional days before they receive a ruling on their appeal of a decision from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny funding to build a new Museum of Art. Doug...

Regents approve new football facility

DI STAFF

December 10, 2010

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The state Board of Regents approved the budget, schematic design, and project design for the UI's new Indoor Athletics Practice and Recreation Facility, the first phase of a larger football facility project. The facility —...

Regents approve new MFA program

DI STAFF

December 10, 2010

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The University of Iowa received approval from the state Board of Regents today for a new Master of Fine Arts in the Book Arts Program. The three-year program will require 60 semester hours and will build on the current certificate...