The Daily Iowan

UI saving money with faculty teaching extra courses

MARY KATE KNORR

December 1, 2011

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University of Iowa officials say they're saving money by hiring adjunct instructors and having current faculty teach more courses. However, the number of permanent faculty at the UI is still rising. The UI paid almost $2 million...

Friend describes attempted murder suspect as ‘happy go lucky’

ERIC MOORE

December 1, 2011

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A high-school friend of University of Iowa student Branden Plummer said the attempted-murder charge against his friend is "absurd." Taylor Webb, 20, was friends with Plummer at Valley High School in West Des Moines...

Few GOP hopefuls have clear stance on Middle East

MAX FREUND

December 1, 2011

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Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman want the troops home, period. The other Republican candidates for president, however, are not so enthusiastic. But candidates aren't the only ones split on how to deal with the U.S. presence in Iraq...

Cancer patients help design new UIHC wing

MARY KATE KNORR

December 1, 2011

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics staff marveled Wednesday at the crystal-clear panes of glass and freshly painted beige and teal walls of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center's new clinic and infusion suites.   ...

Local recognize 23rd World AIDS Day

CHASTITY DILLARD

December 1, 2011

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Two thousand Iowans have been infected by HIV/AIDS since the first case was reported in the United States in 1981. In recognition of World AIDS day, organizations in the Johnson County community want to reduce the stigma attached...

Johnson County Supervisors debate JECC budget

MATT STARNS

December 1, 2011

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The Johnson County supervisors aren't keen on increasing the budget for the county's emergency communication center. During an informal meeting Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors said it doesn't want to be held accountable...

UI alumnus runs authentic African restaurant

CARLY HURWITZ

December 1, 2011

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The walls of the restaurant Elikia, 118 Second St. Suite C, in Coralville are adorned with photographs of leaders and icons of African and African-American descent. The faces of Nelson Mandela, President Obama, and Martin...

Councilors, community discontent about Roosevelt demolishing

DI STAFF

December 1, 2011

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Those attending the Wednesday joint meeting among the Iowa City School District, Iowa City City Council, and Johnson County Board of Supervisors expressed discontent at the idea of closing Roosevelt Elementary. "We got...

Johnson County supervisors select architect for Justice Center

DI STAFF

December 1, 2011

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Neumann Monson Architects has been hired to design the new Justice Center going up near the Johnson County Courthouse. The firm is doing a pre-schematic design for the new center for a flat rate of $98,000. The entire plan...

IC man charged after allegedly threatening to kill wife, himself

DI STAFF

December 1, 2011

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An Iowa City man was charged with first-degree harassment after he allegedly threatened to kill himself and his wife. According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Brett Ayers, 49, allegedly called 911 around 1 a.m. on Nov....

Iowa swim captain chooses ‘Plan B’, never looks back

TORK MASON

December 1, 2011

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It might sound strange to hear an athlete say the sport in which she holds records wasn't her first love. For Iowa swimmer Daniela Cubelic, though, the pool was her second choice — but it was one she doesn't regret making. The...

U.S. women’s wrestling team trains in IC

SAM LOUWAGIE

December 1, 2011

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Elena Pirozhkova knew "for a fact" that she was about to lose. Pirozhkova is a world-class wrestler. In 2010 alone, she won championships in the U.S. World Team Trials, Pan American Championships, and the U.S. Open. But...