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Former regent head: UI faculty system needs major changes

LUKE VOELZ

July 18, 2011

Filed under News

The University of Iowa Faculty Senate is facing criticism from former Board of Regents President Michael Gartner, reviving a debate some UI academics call a sign of the times. In a Sunday opinion piece for the Des Moines Register...

Ugandan minister speaks out on LGBT issues

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 18, 2011

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The Rev. Mark Kiyimba was forced to leave his Ugandan home in March for his safety. The gay-rights activist, now in the United States, stood before a captivated church crowd Sunday morning to discuss Uganda's gay rights issues. Though...

Locals celebrate literature through Scrabble

ASMAA ELKEURTI

July 18, 2011

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Teens, adults, the elderly, and small children gathered around tables with Scrabble boards set up in the center at the bustling Bread Garden Market & Bakery on Sunday. Some laughed and talked between plays, while the more...

UI junior finalist in national playwriting competition

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

July 18, 2011

Filed under News

There were two Stephanie Ms on her floor freshman year of college. So Stephanie Muller changed her name to Marek. "Basically, there was a villain on a TV show who I thought was really cool, and then there was my favorite...

Jacoby named head of Johnson County Social Services

DI STAFF

July 18, 2011

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Lynette Jacoby has been appointed by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors as the new social-services coordinator for county's Human Services Department. Jacoby will formally take her position on July 21. The Coralville resident,...

Burlington man charged with abuse, theft

DI STAFF

July 18, 2011

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A Burlington man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, falsely imprisoned her, and stole a vehicle. Antavis Marice Wardell Watson, 31, was charged July 14 with first-degree theft, domestic-abuse assault with...

Coralville police arrest man for 2009 crime

DI STAFF

July 18, 2011

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Coralville police arrested a Chicago man and two others after they allegedly attempted to rob Coralville residents nearly two years ago. Reports said 21-year-old Jimmy Powell Jr. and two others entered the residence at 708 18th...

Gatens, Basabe into second round of Prime Time playoffs

ERIK PAPKE

July 18, 2011

Filed under Sports

In the Prime Time League, defense is overrated. This held true in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday, when the trio of Matt Gatens, Melsahn Basabe, and Aaron White scooted out to a comfortable 24-point lead in the second...

Farokhmanesh passes Lee’s 35-point, 21-rebound performance

KYLE HUGHES

July 18, 2011

Filed under Sports

Ali Farokhmanesh knows how to play in elimination games. The former Northern Iowa guard proved as much when he led his team to a 93-91 victory in the first round of the Prime Time League playoffs. With just over four minutes...

Commentary: Hubbard’s departure not the end of the world

SETH ROBERTS

July 18, 2011

Filed under Sports

By now, Hawkeye basketball fans should have heard that Anthony Hubbard decided he doesn't want to wear the Black and Gold. The 6-5 forward from Virginia announced the decision late last week, saying in a release that he wanted...

Should $883,000 in overpayment prompt investigation into UI efficiency?

DI EDITORIAL STAFF

July 18, 2011

Filed under Opinions

YES Tuition for 131 in-state students; 7,358 copies of an American economic history textbook; three houses on Dodge Street. These are all things that could be purchased for $883,000, the amount of money the University of Io...

Uganda’s nascent genocide

KIRSTEN JACOBSEN

July 18, 2011

Filed under Opinions

"The whites didn't bring homosexuality [to Africa] … they brought homophobia," a gay Ugandan man quips to Channel 4's Sorious Samura as they stand surrounded by church-goers at an outdoor anti-homosexuality rally. The air is...