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Prof’s ‘f-word’ e-mail to conservative group sparks controversy

SARAH BULMER

April 21, 2011

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A University of Iowa professor likely won't face punishment for a controversial e-mail she sent to members of the UI College Republicans this week. UI anthropology/women's studies Professor Ellen Lewin's response to a universitywide...

UI condemns three racial slur incidents outside Hillcrest

NINA EARNEST

April 21, 2011

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University of Iowa officials are investigating three recent reports of racial slurs being shouted at black students outside Hillcrest Residence Hall. A University of Iowa sophomore — who wished to remain anonymous for fear...

Parole Board denies Fry’s release

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 21, 2011

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Curtis Fry will stay in prison for at least four more months — and likely longer — after the Iowa Board of Parole refused to release him from prison Wednesday. That decision isn't surprising, said University of Iowa law Professor...

School district delays teaching cuts

LUKE VOELZ

April 21, 2011

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Iowa City School District officials are delaying plans to cut 22 full-time equivalent positions for the upcoming school year. To help prevent laying the teachers off, the School Board will discuss decreasing the amount of mon...

UI, Iowa City embrace Earth Week

KATIE HEINE

April 21, 2011

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Keaton Rickels' white gloves didn't stay white for long. The 20-year-old spent two hours pulling garlic-mustard weeds and planting trees just south of the Boyd Law Building on Wednesday. In recognition of Earth Day coming up on Friday, the...

Southeast Side documentary sparks debate

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 21, 2011

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Prejudice exists in Iowa City, panel and audience members said Wednesday night — both ethnic discrimination and discrimination against those in low-income housing. A film screening of issues surrounding Iowa City's Southeast...

Spotlight: Grad student counsels across cultures

NINA EARNEST

April 21, 2011

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Lauren Levy once worked in a 50-story building in New York City. Her cubicle, located on the 47th floor, overlooked Central Park. She had the job that many college students dream of. But she gave it all up. "I just found...

Supervisors eye council on local foods

KATIE HEINE

April 21, 2011

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Johnson County officials identified local food as an area to explore further in their most recent strategic plan. And with a new council devoted to local foods potentially on the horizon, they seem to be making progress. During...

U.S. departments push awareness of health care changes

ARIANA WITT

April 21, 2011

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National health care and education officials are reaching out to college campuses as commencement nears to ensure graduates know they have a health- care safety net for a few more years. Part of the national health care reform...

Christie Vilsack eyes 4th District run

DI STAFF

April 21, 2011

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Christie Vilsack, a former first lady of Iowa, announced she is considering running in Iowa's 4th Congressional District on Wednesday. According to her new exploratory committee website, "Christie Vilsack for Iowa — A...

Huckabee leads in Iowa, one poll says

DI STAFF

April 21, 2011

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Mike Huckabee is the current Iowa GOP frontrunner, according to April 19 Public Policy Polling results. Host of the Fox News show "Huckabee," the Republican earned 27 percent of usual caucusgoers' support. Former Massachusetts...

Hayek to seek re-election

DI STAFF

April 21, 2011

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Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek will seek another term as mayor in January, he said Wednesday. He is currently in his first term as mayor. "I'm excited about the direction that the city is headed in," he said. "I think...