The Daily Iowan

UI students voice tuition concerns at Occupy walkout

MATT STARNS

November 18, 2011

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Students and Occupy Iowa City protesters converged on the Pentacrest in conjunction with Occupy Wall Street's National Day of Action on Thursday. "It's time the University of Iowa starts being our university again,"...

Santorum defends Iranian foreign policy in IC

KRISTEN EAST

November 18, 2011

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Iowa caucus candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday defended his plan to stop reported Iranian nuclear-weapon activity, despite facing criticism from some Iowa City residents. Santorum stopped by the Hamburg Inn No. 2, 214 N. Linn St., brief...

UI Main Library addition could mean 24-hour access

DORA GROTE

November 18, 2011

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The changing landscape of education is about to transform the University of Iowa Main Library into a learning commons filled with smart boards, individual study cubicles, laptop furnishings, group study space, a "concierge"...

UI debt more than doubles in past five years

JORDYN REILAND

November 18, 2011

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University of Iowa officials said they are not concerned with the school's increased debt that has nearly doubled in the past five years. The UI's outstanding debt has increased from around $349.8 million in fiscal 2005 to...

UI, IC officials discuss altering PAULA ratio

CHASTITY DILLARD

November 18, 2011

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Some local leaders want to tighten restrictions on establishments with 21-ordinance exemptions. In a recent report, the Iowa City staff members recommended that the City Council apply the city's PAULA ratio to restaurants...

Many unaware of UI family-leave change

AUDREY ROEN

November 18, 2011

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Former University of Iowa Staff Council member David Johnson said he was shocked to find he couldn't use sick leave hours when he was expecting his first child in 2002. Instead, his time off would come out of his vacation...

Locals share Thanksgiving with international students

MELISSA DAWKINS

November 18, 2011

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Next week marks University of Iowa senior Linshan Li's fourth Thanksgiving celebration. The Friends of International Students board members say more families are needed to help UI international students— such as Li — experience...

Storyteller shares holiday anecdotes

JULIA JESSEN

November 18, 2011

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A personal anecdote about being zapped by holiday lights is one of the many stories Ron Clark will share at his one-man holiday show, Small Miracles. A 5-year-old Clark was unpleasantly surprised by the shock he received as he tr...

Judge denies motion to dismiss in Thompson murder trial

DI STAFF

November 18, 2011

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A motion to dismiss the first-degree murder case against 19-year-old Charles William Curtis Thompson has been denied. Sixth District Judge Sean McPartland denied the defense's motion to dismiss the charge Thursday during a...

Preliminary hearing set in Williams murder trial

DI STAFF

November 18, 2011

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A Coralville woman charged with first-degree murder will have her preliminary hearing Nov. 28. Lillie Will Williams, 49, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder after police alleged she started a fire that killed a...

IC council to consider immigrant proposals

DI STAFF

November 18, 2011

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Iowa City city staff sent responses, recommendations and comments for each of the nine ordinances submitted by the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, according to the council information packet. The proposals were a part of...

IC council slated for second consideration on municipal-district tax

DI STAFF

November 18, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council will hold a public hearing and second vote on the self-supporting municipal improvement district tax levy on Nov. 22. The first hearing on Nov. 1 was passed unanimously in a 4-0 vote, with Councilors...