The Daily Iowan

Regents want funding boost, but legislators not so sure

ALLIE WRIGHT

September 21, 2011

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WEST DES MOINES — The state Board of Regents will seek more than $621 million in appropriations from state legislators in the upcoming legislative session. But state politicians have mixed views about whether the 4 percent increase...

UIHC sees record revenue, moves on $176 million renovations

ALLIE WRIGHT

September 21, 2011

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WEST DES MOINES — The state Board of Regents on Tuesday unanimously approved a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics request for $176.7 million for remodeleing and renovation projects over the next five years. Also at Tuesday's...

UISG split on endorsing Patel

KRISTEN EAST

September 21, 2011

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Student government leaders and a student City Council candidate have apparently not yet settled their differences. After much deliberation at Tuesday night's meeting, the University of Iowa Student Government Senate tabled a...

IC City Council: Outdoor vendors can sell booze

ASMAA ELKEURTI

September 21, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council voted to allow temporary outdoor Iowa City vendors to sell alcohol regardless of proximity to residential areas Tuesday. Before this approval, vendors without a permanent outdoor establishment could...

Ambulance software causes headaches for UI officials

MATT STARNS

September 21, 2011

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Officials are having trouble tracking trends in alcohol-related ambulance calls. Following a 2010 upgrade in the Johnson County Ambulance Service's incident software — which changed the protocol for what is considered an alcohol-rela...

UI international students learn the finer points of football

JORDYN REILAND

September 21, 2011

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David Xu scribbled feverishly, taking notes on the three phases of a football game Tuesday evening, as John Solow, a University of Iowa economics associate professor, described football terminology. Luckily for Xu, he won't be...

Regents approve termination of nursing program

DI STAFF

September 21, 2011

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The state Board of Regents unanimously approved a University of Iowa request to terminate its master's program in nursing and health-care practice in the College of Nursing at its meeting Tuesday. The request, which stemmed from...

UI officials: FEMA regulations have slowed flood recovery

DI STAFF

September 21, 2011

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University of Iowa officials, speaking at the state Board of Regents meeting Tuesday in West Des Moines, said they are confident in the completion dates for several flood-damaged campus buildings. The progress has been slowed...

UI receives approval for $7M MRI scanner

DI STAFF

September 21, 2011

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The state Board of Regents Tuesday unanimously approved the University of Iowa's request to purchase a new $7 million magnetic resonance imaging scanner. The scanner will be located in the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building,...

Regents OK Howard name for Carver addition

DI STAFF

September 21, 2011

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The state Board of Regents unanimously approved a University of Iowa request to name the new addition to Carver-Hawkeye Arena after Dale and Marilyn Howard. The regents accepted the UI's proposal to call the addition the "Dale...

Council approves installation of Wells Fargo kiosk

DI STAFF

September 21, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday voted to approve a request to install a Wells Fargo bank ATM on the College Street area of the Pedestrian Mall. The bank will sign a lease with the council that will allow it to place the...

Council votes to support sustainability program planning

DI STAFF

September 21, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council voted in favor of participating in the Linn County and Johnson County sustainable communities grant and planning process Tuesday. After being approached by Linn County, councilors voted to approve a...