The Daily Iowan

UI officials: Sabbatical cap may have caused drop in applicants

DORA GROTE

December 7, 2011

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University of Iowa officials say the state's cap on sabbaticals has made the rigorous review process even more difficult. "The cap has caused the university to examine the award process and make certain we have in place...

Iowa caucus candidates point to deregulation for job creation

ALISON SULLIVAN

December 7, 2011

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Repeal and deregulate. Those are the solutions many Iowa caucus candidates are saying will spur U.S. job growth. Federal data show unemployment was at 8.6 percent in November. That's down from 9 percent in October and 9.8...

Iowa City snow storm causes 31 morning crashes

MATT STARNS

December 7, 2011

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Tuesday's light snowfall was enough to cause 31 reported car crashes on the morning commute in Iowa City. Yet Iowa City police Sgt. Denise Brotherton said such an influx of accidents is common with the first snow of the winter.   ...

UISG drops platform item of expanding U-Bill to downtown

KRISTEN EAST

December 7, 2011

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University of Iowa Student Government leaders will need to simplify their plans to expand the U-Bill's charging capabilities next spring. The need for change follows a series of panel discussions and focus groups in which...

Experts identify "hidden economies" in Iowa City

ASMAA ELKEURTI

December 7, 2011

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Iowa City has the potential to appeal to national retailers, according to one real estate expert. Researcher John Millar, the vice president of Divaris Real Estate, presented the results of his strategic assessment of downtown to ...

School board votes to dip into reserve fund, hire teachers

MARY KATE KNORR

December 7, 2011

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Members of the Iowa City School District are urging school officials to dip into reserve funds in order to hire more teachers. School Board members voted unanimously to give Superintendent Steve Murley access to reserve funds...

Tax levy passes in final consideration

ASMAA ELKEURTI

December 7, 2011

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Downtown businesses will have approximately $340,000 to spend on marketing and improvements for downtown and the North Side Marketplace next year following an Iowa City City Council vote Tuesday night. Though initial proposals...

City council says goodbye to three members

DI STAFF

December 7, 2011

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Regenia Bailey Regenia Bailey will complete her eighth year as a city councilor at the end of this month. She served as the mayor of Iowa City for her first four years and faced challenges during the 2008 flood. Bailey s...

UI Faculty Senate members concerned about safety of online CV fe

JORDYN REILAND

December 7, 2011

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Despite University of Iowa officials optimism about a new online curriculum vitae database, faculty remain skeptical about the program's value. UI Associate Provost Tom Rice told a Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday the electronic...

Johnson County pays more than others for jail alternatives

AUDREY ROEN

December 7, 2011

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Some Iowa counties have similar jail alternative programs to Johnson County; however, they tend to pay less for their programs than Johnson County does. County officials say the current number of inmates is the main cause...

UI to buy old school district office

DI STAFF

December 7, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council voted to disclaim interest in the Iowa City School District's property at 509 S. Dubuque St. at a meeting Tuesday. The School District is selling the property to the University of Iowa, and it has...

Council approves Uttermark as new student liaison

DI STAFF

December 7, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council voted to approve the appointment of Matthew J. Uttermark as the University of Iowa Student Government student liaison in a 7-0 vote Tuesday. Uttermark served as the liaison after former liaison Raj...