The Daily Iowan

UI rethinks PR approach after football hospitalizations

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 23, 2011

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University of Iowa officials are reevaluating how they communicate during high-publicity incidents after receiving national scrutiny for their response to Hawkeye football players’ hospitilizations last month, according to e-mails...

Art donors wary after Pollock bill

ARIANA WITT

February 23, 2011

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Des Moines resident Joan Mannheimer donated hundreds of pieces of art to the University of Iowa Museum of Art in 1980 and had recently considered giving prints to the UI. Now, she won’t. Mannheimer — whose husband and son...

Students learn how to respond in violent situations

HAYLEY BRUCE

February 23, 2011

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LeeAnn Yeckley entered a training room at the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety wielding a red rubber gun. Instantly, the 22 other “potential victims” pelted the UI graduate student with yellow Styrofoam balls. In...

Union supporters gather at Capitol

ALISON SULLIVAN

February 23, 2011

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DES MOINES — Anger spread from neighboring states to Iowa on Tuesday and stood outside the state’s Capitol wielding picket signs and waving flags. Several hundred protesters stood outside the Capitol Tuesday, voicing their...

School Board aims to increase communication

RYAN COLE

February 23, 2011

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Public-school students and administrators might start seeing a School Board members in the audience for orchestra concerts, sports activities, and other events. The Iowa City School Board’s Communication Committee met Tuesday ...

UIHC patient celebrates 25 years on dialysis

MADISON BENNETT

February 23, 2011

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For many patients, dialysis treatment can mean the beginning of the end. Not Denny Burgess. On Tuesday, roughly 30 of the 54-year-old’s friends, family, and physicians gathered at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics’...

Spotlight: One of the town’s favorite haunts

RYAN COLE

February 23, 2011

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The Haunted Bookshop is not your typical bookstore. Two cats, Logan and Nierme, roam lethargically around the shop, 203 N. Linn St. Labyrinthine passageways wind into cozy nooks. A worn couch, upright piano, and wooden dinner...

Prof convicted of assault resigns from UI

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

February 23, 2011

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University of Iowa pathology Assistant Professor Toshiki Itoh, who had been on paid administrative leave since July 2008, resigned from his position in January through an agreement released Monday. The agreement states Itoh’s...

Petition tries to block release of employment records

DI STAFF

February 23, 2011

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John Doe, an anonymous employee of the University of Iowa, has filed a lawsuit against the university to keep his records confidential. On Jan. 31, the Associated Press requested copies of certain employment agreements involving...

Off-duty officer prevents theft

DI STAFF

February 23, 2011

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An off-duty Iowa City police detective helped prevent the escape of a shoplifter at Hy-vee, police said. Tyshiana Mahomes, 19, was charged Feb. 21 with second-degree robbery. According to police reports, police were dispatched...

Police: UI athlete hit man’s head with champagne bottle

DI STAFF

February 23, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a University of Iowa high jumper after he allegedly hit another man over the head with a champagne bottle at a downtown liquor store. Graham Valdes, 22, 711 Melrose Ave., was charged Monday with assault...

IC man arrested for witness tampering

DI STAFF

February 23, 2011

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Iowa City police said they arrested a man after he allegedly threatened a witness at the Old Capitol Mall. Johnny B. Potter III, 18, address unknown, was charged Jan. 27 with tampering with a witness. According to police reports,...