The Daily Iowan

UI to hire 20 faculty for newest “cluster hires”

LUKE VOELZ

July 8, 2011

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University of Iowa officials announced approval Thursday for additional research positions in Obesity and in Genetics Initiatives, part of the university’s cluster-hiring initiative. Each program will acquire 10 faculty members,...

UIHC officials aim to increase ATV safety

ZACHARY POUND

July 8, 2011

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Officials at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics are taking measures to promote safety standards for operating all-terrain vehicles as accident rates continue to climb for increasingly popular machine. “ATVs are becoming...

New Johnson County courthouse planned for space, security

ASMAA ELKEURTI

July 8, 2011

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The long-awaited plans to build a new justice center for Johnson County are finally underway. And Courthouse officials said the plans for a center are necessary as they continue battling overcrowding and safety problems in the...

Tippie College of Business uses social media in application process

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 8, 2011

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The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business has garnered plenty of attention recently for a new web-based initiative, but leaders in other UIprograms say the idea isn’t likely to catch on. College officials recently...

Local businessman channels inner comic book character

SETH ROBERTS

July 8, 2011

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Eric Vance really likes comics. The self-described “Marvel head,” a reference to his favorite comic-book company, decorated his workplace with posters depicting such characters as Thor and Captain America. One character...

Hope House escapee caught, girlfriend arrested

DI STAFF

July 8, 2011

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Alajuwon Johnson, who reportedly escaped from the Hope House during work leave almost three weeks ago, was caught Thursday and placed in the Johnson County Jail, according to jail officials. The 27-year-old is being held under...

Research market predicts Obama comes out on top in 2012

DI STAFF

July 8, 2011

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Trading numbers from the Iowa Electronic Markets’ 2012 presidential-election prediction indicated Thursday morning President Obama had a leading chance to be re-elected, according to a press release. The real-money prediction...

City Council to consider the sale of UI property for affordable housing

DI STAFF

July 8, 2011

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Iowa City officials propose to sell the single-family residence at 826 E. Davenport St., under the UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership Program grant, according to the Iowa City City Council. The program is a collaboration between...

IC City Council slated to adjust precincts

DI STAFF

July 8, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council is set to re-evaluate and vote July 12 on the city’s precincts and boundaries, according to the council. The most recent federal census showed Iowa City’s population rising from 62,220 in 2000...

Riverside man allegedly stole over $3,800 from his workplace

DI STAFF

July 8, 2011

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Iowa City police charged a Riverside, Iowa, man with second-degree theft after he allegedly stole more than $3,800 from his workplace. Matthew Lynn Day, 36, worked at Pharmacy Matters from February 2009 until April 2011. Reports...

Iowa bagpipers to be honored at Fry Fest

ERIK PAPKE

July 8, 2011

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Close your eyes and imagine the University of Iowa. What image comes to mind? Some might see the wrestling team hoisting another national championship trophy. Others may think about the hustle and bustle of campus during the...

Kris Blanks sits on top of leaderboard at John Deere Classic

DI STAFF

July 8, 2011

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Round one of the John Deere Classic began Thursday at the TPC Deere Run golf course in Silvis, Ill. Kris Blanks finished the day atop the leaderboard with a 8-under 63, and three golfers finished with 7-under 64s. Two-time defending...