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School Board to avoid teacher lay-offs after strong community reaction

LUKE VOELZ

April 27, 2011

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Teachers who were at risk of being laid off in the Iowa City School District due to budget cuts are likely now safe in their jobs. District officials were considering cutting 22 full-time-equivalent positions for the upcoming...

Provost candidate Butler committed to stay at the UI

NINA EARNEST

April 27, 2011

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If P. Barry Butler is selected as the University of Iowa's permanent provost, he would make a commitment to stay in Iowa City, he said on Tuesday. In fact, he's never applied for an outside job in his 26 years working at the...

Business owners discuss tax increase for downtown ‘beautification’ project

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 27, 2011

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Karen Kubby, owner of downtown store Beadology, could buy a lot of beads and supplies with $600 — but she says she's willing to spend it on taxes. The owner of the shop at 220 E. Washington is a key proponent of a Downtown...

Mason on Lewin, campus safety

DI STAFF

April 27, 2011

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The Daily Iowan sat down with University of Iowa President Sally Mason to discuss campus security, Professor Ellen Lewin's controversial e-mail, and the nearly one-year mark of the 21-ordinance. The Daily Iowan: The UI communi...

Ginty files complaint against UI professor over ‘f-word’ email

NINA EARNEST

April 27, 2011

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College Republican leader Natalie Ginty filed a formal complaint against University of Iowa Professor Ellen Lewin in the wake of her organization receiving a message from the professor containing profanity. Lewin, a professor...

Ron Paul announces official exploratory committee in Des Moines

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 27, 2011

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DES MOINES — Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, announced the formation of an official exploratory committee on Tuesday in Des Moines. Though he skirted any direct indication of declaring a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012,...

New leadership for UI graduate students

ALLIE WRIGHT

April 27, 2011

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Kelli Todd spent her undergraduate years in the Cardinal and Gold colors of Iowa State University. Now, the University of Iowa graduate student will head one of the UI's two main student-leadership groups. Todd, who is seeking...

Job fair helps low-income residents

MADISON BENNETT

April 27, 2011

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Iowa City residents Devarius Nelson and Rico Williams came to Eastdale Plaza with one goal in mind: getting a job. In a tough economy and competitive job market, approximately 200 people gathered on Tuesday at 1700 S First Ave....

Postal service officials hear citizens out

JON FRANK

April 27, 2011

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Concerned citizens formed a makeshift semicircle Tuesday in the downtown Iowa City postal substation. The crowd of around 30 silently offered their attention to the three U.S. Postal Service personnel as they discussed the federal...

Spotlight: Following the call of art

LAURA WILLIS

April 27, 2011

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Eliezer Sotillo spent one morning constructing an abstract, Picasso-like painting of a brunette woman — the same subject that appears in six large canvases on his studio walls. In some portraits the woman sits with her arms...

GOP senators urge delay on naming Harkin Institute

DI STAFF

April 27, 2011

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The 24 Republican members of the Iowa Senate sent a letter to the state Board of Regents Tuesday asking regents to postpone the consideration of a naming an institute after Sen. Tom Harkin, according to a letter sent to Regents...

Sentencing hearing for former Iowa football player delayed

DI STAFF

April 27, 2011

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The sentencing hearing of a former Iowa football player found guilty of simple assault has been delayed, according to court documents. Cedric Everson, 21, had been scheduled to be sentenced April 22. The hearing will now be held...