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Cost of arts campus flood recovery jumps by millions

ARIANA WITT

April 29, 2011

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AMES — Replacing the University of Iowa's flood-damaged arts facilities is going to be more expensive than initially planned, officials told the state Board of Regents on Thursday. Officials said at the regents meeting in Ames...

Regent wants review of university tenure system

ARIANA WITT

April 29, 2011

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AMES — The state Board of Regents approved new procedures for University of Iowa tenured-faculty evaluations at its meeting Thursday. But one regent asked for a review of the tenure system to see its cost effect on all three...

The Summit to get new owner

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 29, 2011

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The popular Iowa City restaurant and bar the Summit will likely continue to be a staple of downtown nightlife — but under new ownership. Mike Porter, known for fighting against the 21-ordinance, is in the process of selling...

Johns Hopkins dean is second provost hopeful

NINA EARNEST

April 29, 2011

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The dean of Johns Hopkins University's business school is the second candidate for the University of Iowa's provost position, officials announced Thursday. Yash Gupta is scheduled to give a presentation during a public forum...

Children come face-to-face with firefighters

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 29, 2011

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Laird Holden stood clutching a red fire truck to his chest, his eyes transfixed on the life-size version parked smack in the middle of the Pedestrian Mall. The 4-year-old, wearing black and red fire boots, had the chance to meet...

Phillips gets 7 years after pointing gun to landlord’s head

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 29, 2011

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Gregory Phillips said he's sorry about putting a gun to his landlord's head more than three years ago. But that's not enough to keep him out of prison. Phillips, 57, was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison — two...

UI outlines housing expansion

ARIANA WITT

April 29, 2011

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AMES — University of Iowa officials are planning pod-style living and a learning community for a new residence hall on the West Campus — the latest update on the expected expansion of university housing. Tom Rocklin, the...

Men and women gather to ‘Take back the night’

MADISON BENNETT

April 29, 2011

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Holding vibrantly colored signs and chanting loudly, roughly 100 women and men marched around downtown Iowa City on Thursday. "Two, four, six, eight," they shouted. "No more date rape." "We have the...

UIHC: Raised rates won’t cover increased spending

ARIANA WITT

April 29, 2011

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The state Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to approve a 6 percent rate increase at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  But officials said the hospital's expenses are increasing more than their rates. Ken...

Royal wedding draws local interest

ALLIE WRIGHT

April 29, 2011

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Maggie Landon is prepared for the royal wedding. The University of Iowa freshman and her friends have stocked up on Redbull and Starbucks to ready themselves for a long night waiting to see the prince and soon-to-be princess...

Spotlight Iowa City: Local women collects sewing machines from all eras

KATIE HEINE

April 29, 2011

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Not many women can say a sewing machine helped them meet the man they wound up wedding. Well, Phyllis Rosenwinkel can't exactly credit just one sewing machine. The 65-year-old's passion for old "people powered" machines...

Man charged with sexual abuse of minor

DI STAFF

April 29, 2011

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Coralville police have arrested a man after he allegedly performed a sex act with a child. Clifton T. Walker, 29, Coralville, was charged Wednesday with third-degree sexual abuse. A police report said Walker met the alleged...