The Daily Iowan

Mason: UI losing faculty due to budget cuts

ARIANA WITT

February 10, 2011

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The University of Iowa is losing strong faculty members to other states because of the negative side effects of ongoing state budget cuts, UI President Sally Mason told legislators Wednesday. In her presentation to the education appropriations subc...

Iowa not alone in education funding woes

NINA EARNEST

February 10, 2011

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Only two other states have had sharper decreases in state funding reductions to public universities from the last fiscal year than Iowa, according to a recent study. Iowa ranks third in the nation with a 12.2 percent decrease,...

Bill would force UI to sell $140 million Pollock painting

ALLIE JOHNSON

February 10, 2011

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Legislators introduced a bill in the Iowa House Wednesday that would require the University of Iowa to sell its famous Jackson Pollock painting and use the revenue for scholarship assistance. The painting, titled Mural and originally...

Downtown donation ‘meters’ collect $900

KENDALL McCABE

February 10, 2011

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The nine purple “donation station” parking meters in downtown Iowa City have raked in $900 for local nonprofit organizations in eight months. And soon, they may become public artwork. The city installed the donation stations...

UI lifetime-enrichment adult program expands

KATIE HEINE

February 10, 2011

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Lynne Hungerford wasn’t about to let her brain disintegrate after she retired. Which is why the 68-year-old spent an hour-and-a-half discussing paintball, video games, and war movies Wednesday night. Hungerford was one of six...

UI students hail mini ‘Cash Cab’

MADISON BENNETT

February 10, 2011

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It was 7 degrees in Iowa City, and University of Iowa freshmen Cody Stites and Logan Ryser faced the possibility of getting kicked out of their cab. One more strike, and they were done. “What shoe company was Michael Jordan...

Real Records closes after 25 years

RYAN COLE

February 10, 2011

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Bob Beckman has spent time thumbing through classical music albums on the tall wooden shelves of Real Records for 25 years. And as Beckman maneuvers through a maze of thousands of CDs and records, on his way home from work at M...

Grad students seek advisors

ALISON SULLIVAN

February 10, 2011

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University of Iowa officials said the Graduate College should provide career advisers for the increasing number of graduate students going into nonacademic fields. In the last five years, more graduate students have started seeking...

Parking rates to increase

ALISON SULLIVAN

February 10, 2011

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University of Iowa campus parking rates and fees will increase starting next year, something that hasn’t happened since 2008. Rates usually increase yearly, said Dave Ricketts, the director of parking and transportation se...

UI students experience Israel for free

LUKE VOELZ

February 10, 2011

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The first thing Eric Jacobson noticed when he walked off the airplane at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, last summer was the oppressive desert heat. “That was my first realization that we weren’t in...

Local video rentals take a hit

ALLIE WRIGHT

February 10, 2011

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That’s Rentertainment, an Iowa City movie rental store, is hanging on by a thread. Thanks to such modern services as Netflix and Redbox, Ross Meyer, the store’s owner will be forced to close in the next month. “Every month,...

UI launches program for cultural competency

KENDALL McCABE

February 10, 2011

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A relaunched series at the University of Iowa aims to enrich faculty members with one concept: cultural competency. The Staff Language and Culture Services will restart “Accents In the Workplace and Education” this semester,...