The Daily Iowan

Iowa City, UI officials mull PAULA jump

BRITTANY TILL

August 23, 2011

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Local officials have cited an increase in enforcement and under-informed students as causes for the increase in alcohol-related citations over the weekend. Iowa City police say they’re patrolling more aggressively and Kelly...

UI goes green with $800k electric car charger

DORA GROTE

August 23, 2011

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Locals will see a number of new university-owned electrical vehicles zooming around campus in the next year. And a brand-new solar/electric vehicle car charging station is one of the first steps in fueling that future fleet. The...

Iowa Dems accuse Branstad of open-records biff

JANET LAWLER

August 23, 2011

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The Iowa Democratic Party has waited 47 days for an open-records request pertaining to expenditures for the governor’s state tours. And though Democrats fear too much money is being spent and no jobs are being created, the...

UI Liberal Arts dean search panel to be named

JORDYN REILAND

August 23, 2011

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A lot has changed since University of Iowa officials first appointed its current dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 14 years ago. Then, much of the application process was on paper. Ads for the position were placed...

Harkin calls for economic stimulus “booster shot”

JOHN STAAK

August 23, 2011

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Iowa lawmakers want to keep Washington, D.C., focused on restoring American jobs — and education, they feel, is a large part of that. During a roundtable discussion and press conference in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Rep. Bruce...

UI class aims to connect students, senior citizens

ERIC MOORE

August 23, 2011

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This fall, University of Iowa students and local senior citizens will come together to create original works of music and possibly lasting friendships. Students in the Aging and Leisure class this semester will participate in...

Two UI living-learning communities canceled

ALEX CORDERO

August 23, 2011

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At the end of last year, announcements regarding the addition of new living-learning communities being added to the University of Iowa began circulating. Two proposed living-learning communities, however, never came to fruition....

UI frosh served as a Congressional page

ALLIE WRIGHT

August 23, 2011

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Ben Olson was once responsible for raising one of the most recognizable American flags in the country. As a Congressional page during his junior year of high school, the incoming University of Iowa freshman climbed up flights...

UI director adds medication reminders to Facebook

BRITTANY TREVICK

August 23, 2011

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Patrick Brophy doesn’t have any Facebook friends. He can’t Facebook chat, and there are no tagged photos of him. But that didn’t stop Brohpy from coming up with Iowa MedMinder, a Facebook application that allows young transplant...

Panchero’s preps for IC-favorite $1 burrito day

ASMAA ELKEURTI

August 23, 2011

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Imagine the rush of Black Friday, people lining up hours before, ready to snag those highly advertised sensational deals. Now apply that scene to a small burrito parlor. Today, Panchero’s Mexican Grill, 32 S. Clinton St., will...

UIHC Brain Registry studies traumatic injury recoveries

ALLIE WRIGHT

August 23, 2011

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When she looks in the mirror, Tara Fall doesn’t recognize her own face. She doesn’t recognize her own children or remember the face of anyone she meets. Fall, who lives in Menifee, Calif., suffered a stroke after surgery...

Early voting ballots now available

DI STAFF

August 23, 2011

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Early voting is now open for the Sept. 13 school election. Ballots for the Sept. 13 School Board election are available at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, 913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101, according to a press release. The...