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Former UI professor Throgmorton enters Iowa City City Council race

ARIANA WITT

June 9, 2011

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The second candidate to announce a bid for city council this year says he wants to ease growing pains that stem from demographic shifts on the Southeast side. Former University of Iowa professor Jim Throgmorton announced Wednesday...

UI officials announce new flood recovery completion dates

LUKE VOELZ

June 9, 2011

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University of Iowa officials announced tentative completion dates for major flood-recovery projects on Wednesday, some of which lag behind initial estimates. During the discussion at Wednesday’s state Board of Regents meeting,...

UIHC revenue increased $75 million from last fiscal year

LUKE VOELZ

June 9, 2011

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics profits increased over the last fiscal year, officials said on Wednesday at a state Board of Regents’ meeting. UIHC Chief Financial Officer Ken Fisher said revenue for fiscal 2011 was...

Iowa City business owner named state Alcoholic Beverage Commission vice chair

KATIE HEINE

June 9, 2011

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An Iowa City man says he wants to use his statewide position to curb underage and binge drinking. Next month, Jim Clayton will take over as vice chairman of Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverages Commission. The body advises state officials...

Video: Environmentalists push university to end coal use

LUKE VOELZ

June 9, 2011

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The Iowa branch of the Sierra Club, a nationwide environmental organization, appeared at Wednesday’s state Board of Regents meeting to protest the regents’ universities’ use of coal power. The members entered the meeting...

Iowa officials hope to increase trade with South Korea

ALECIA BROOKS

June 9, 2011

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Even though it’s thousands of miles away, Iowa officials say the Hawkeye State and South Korea are closely linked. For instance, South Koreans have recently been dealing with an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, forcing farmers...

Crisis Center adds online chat to reach youth

CHASTITY DILLARD

June 9, 2011

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Ready to take calls ranging from how to bake a turkey to suicide prevention, University of Iowa alum John Shean, 27, typically starts his shift at the Crisis Center of Johnson County with a simple phone greeting: “Crisis Cente...

UI alumnus a successful restaurateur

CONRAD SWANSON

June 9, 2011

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Jack Piper’s schedule is full. The Burlington native is a few days away from opening a new restaurant, and he said everything must be calculated carefully — from moving tables to figuring out seating arrangements and finishing...

Regents OK UIHC transportion center

DI STAFF

June 9, 2011

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The state Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve plans for a $23 million West Campus Transportation Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Wednesday. The center, which will include a new Cambus route,...

UI plans to make campus “bike-friendly”

DI STAFF

June 9, 2011

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The University of Iowa plans to make its campus “bike-friendly” to promote sustainability efforts, Facilities Management officials said Wednesday. Iowa City is designated a bike-friendly community, according to criteria established...

Regents approve Butler as Provost

DI STAFF

June 9, 2011

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The state Board of Regents voted unanimously to appoint interim Provost P. Barry Butler to the position of University of Iowa executive vice president and provost on Wednesday. The appointment is effective immediately. Butler...

Sowinski just misses at NCAAs

BEN SCHUFF

June 9, 2011

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DES MOINES — Erik Sowinski just didn’t get the right race. The Iowa junior placed fifth in his heat Wednesday night at the NCAA track and field championships, failing to move onto the finals of the 800 meters. The middle-distance...