The Daily Iowan

UI still faces wireless problems despite reconfiguration

DORA GROTE

August 31, 2011

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Staring blankly into a computer screen, students at the University of Iowa are linked to frustration. Wireless Internet connection problems still occur in the residence halls even after the UI Information Technology Services...

Kirkwood, UI partnership will ease college transition process

KRISTEN EAST

August 31, 2011

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A new community-college facility on the University of Iowa campus isn’t likely the first in the nation, but local leaders say it’s a positive move for Iowa. Kirkwood Community College officials are moving forward with plans...

UI political orgs increase student involvement in prep for 2012

BRENT LARSON

August 31, 2011

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Observers say youth vote might slump in 2012, but campus groups intend to combat that prediction. The last presidential election saw record youth turnout that helped Barack Obama net 365 electoral votes. But University of Iowa...

Dance Marathon increases recruitment efforts

JENNY EARL

August 31, 2011

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Dance Marathon officials hope a new approach to recruitment will increase participation. This year, the University of Iowa Dance Marathon will kick off recruitment with “Lime Days” — a week dedicated to supporting Dance...

Downtown Iowa City business owners mixed on meter enforcement

BRITTANY TILL

August 31, 2011

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Local businesses owners are mixed about plans increase meter enforcement. City officials recently announced an effort to increase meter enforcement in response to concerns from local downtown businesses, said Chris O’Brien,...

Local mom hauls in dough for Englert

JULIA JESSEN

August 31, 2011

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For Katie Roche, life and art are interchangeable. The mother of two has had a personal and professional life deeply enmeshed in the arts, from her personal endeavors as an artist, singer, musician, and writer to doing thankless...

UI job classification redesign continues

DI STAFF

August 31, 2011

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UI officials introduced the second phase of their Compensation and Classification Redesign Project during the first faculty meeting Tuesday. The second phase focuses on the compensation part of the program, said Kevin Ward,...

Faculty group studies retaliation policy

DI STAFF

August 31, 2011

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During the University of Iowa’s Faculty Council meeting Tuesday, officials discussed revisions to the UI Anti-Retaliation Policy, following the ruling in a recent Supreme Court case. The main changes were made to address a...

Man hit with barstool during downtown altercation

DI STAFF

August 31, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a local man after he allegedly hit a man with a barstool during a fight downtown. Patrick Richard Davis, 27, 532 S. Dubuque St. Apt. 1, was charged Sunday with assault causing bodily injury. The police...

Regents release rhabdo report

DI STAFF

August 31, 2011

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The Athletics Department is changing its routine to prevent similar mishaps in the future after 13 Hawkeye football players were hospitalized earlier this year, according to a State Board ofRegents report obtained by the CedarRapidsGazette. Rhabdomyolysis, a condit...

Tallon drops out of city council race

DI STAFF

August 31, 2011

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Dan Tallon, a member of the Iowa Army National Guard, announced on Tuesday he will no longer run for City Council. “It’s not that I ‘dropped out’ of the race — I just decided not run,” he said Tallon. The University...

Derby ascends to No. 2 QB spot

JORDAN GARRETSON

August 31, 2011

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For all the pundits who continue to doubt A.J. Derby’s merits as a college quarterback, there’s at least one head coach who disagrees. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday the redshirt freshman is his No. 2 quarterback behind...