The Daily Iowan

Education experts discuss teaching 9/11

MELISSA DAWKINS

September 7, 2011

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On Tuesday afternoon, 18 University of Iowa education students sat captivated as their professor asked them to remember the events of 9/11. Bruce Fehn, a UI associate professor of teaching and learning, asked the class members...

Iowa experts unsure which way Latino vote will swing in 2012

ALEX CORDERO

September 7, 2011

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Experts say the Latino vote will play an important role in determining whether President Obama will remain in office for another four years. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, the Latino population voted in favor of the Democrats...

UI spent more than $100K on roommate matching software

DORA GROTE

September 7, 2011

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Nicole Rae,18, shook her head jealously after hearing the options students will have for roommate selection next year. “If I would have been matched up with a person who has the same likes and dislikes as me, it would have...

Iowa City moves forward on hiring Des Moines lobbyist

ASMAA ELKEURTI

September 7, 2011

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Iowa City officials are in favor of hiring a lobbyist to improve communication with state legislators. At a work session Tuesday evening, the City Council discussed a recent recommendation by City Manager Tom Markus to hire ...

Number of visitors to UI counseling service stagnant

RISHABH R. JAIN

September 7, 2011

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While the number of visitors to the University Counseling Service has remained level over the last few years, funding for the program has grown slightly, and officials said they’re doing more to serve students. Since the 2007-08...

UI custodian heads back to class

JOHN STAAK

September 7, 2011

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As the smoke cleared, Ed Phipps tried to open his car door. It wouldn’t budge. He panicked, afraid the car might explode into flames — a fear he said was developed from watching too many action movies. When he finally escaped...

Branstad appoints Mason to council

DI STAFF

September 7, 2011

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Two members of the University of Iowa community were appointed to the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council. University of Iowa President Sally Mason and clinical urology Professor Victoria...

City Council to survey UniverCity property

DI STAFF

September 7, 2011

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As a part of the UniverCity program, which aims to enrich and diversify areas near downtown, the city of Iowa City purchased property on 336 S. Governor St. on Aug. 8. But problems recently arose with the property. The city...

City moves ahead on Riverfront Crossings

DI STAFF

September 7, 2011

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At Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council voted 7-0 begin an urban-renewal project in the Riverfront Crossings area to increase residential and commercial development, said City Councilor Regenia Bailey. The project will be subsized...

Pre-trial conference delayed for ex-UIHC employee

DI STAFF

September 7, 2011

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A pretrial conference involving former University of Iowa employee has been rescheduled, according to court documents. Ravi Sood, a former visiting associate in the UI Nuclear Medicine Department, filed a suit against the UI,...

Police: Pregnant woman assaulted man while intoxicated

DI STAFF

September 7, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a pregnant woman Sunday after she allegedly assaulted the father of her child while intoxicated. Danielle Davis, 26, 2430 Muscatine Ave. Apt. 26, was charged Sunday with domestic-abuse assault without...

Man breaks into womans house, threatens life

DI STAFF

September 7, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a homeless man after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and threatened to kill her. Victor Van Pelt, 47, address unknown, was charged Monday with second-degree burglary. The complaint said Van...