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UI faculty, students moving into Art Building West

MATT STARNS

December 16, 2011

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The anticipation of moving back into Art Building West has been building since Nov. 11 for Lynne Lanning. That was when Lanning, an undergraduate adviser in the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, got her first...

UI has no specific social media policy, despite Bloom backlash

ASMAA ELKEURTI

December 16, 2011

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Higher-education officials from across the state said it's important for college faculty to be careful with their social-media presence. A piece written by University of Iowa journalism Professor Stephen Bloom has caught a...

Iowa’s role not likely to change as health care law goes to SCOTUS

ADAM B SULLIVAN

December 16, 2011

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Iowa's challenge to the Democrats' health-care overhaul is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court but that likely won't mean much for officials in Iowa. Federal officials announced last month that the country's highest court would...

UI prof starts as Chilean ambassador in January

MELISSA DAWKINS

December 16, 2011

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Though Roberto Ampuero will return to Iowa City today, he won't return to his faculty position at the University of Iowa this spring semester. Instead, he'll begin serving as the Chilean ambassador to Mexico in January. "In...

IC center wants ‘Mental Health First Aid’ in UI residence halls

EMILY BUSSE

December 16, 2011

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Most college students would know how to react if a roommate fell down the stairs or choked in the dining hall. But what if a roommate is excessively anxious, a friend stops eating, or a neighbor begins sleeping all day? These...

Johnson County officials approve generators

AUDREY ROEN

December 16, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to approve a grant request for four backup power generators for the county. Sara Sedlacek, a grant specialist for the county, presented the supervisors with a proposal...

UI flu shot promotion successful

ERIC MOORE

December 16, 2011

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A chance at an iPad was enough motivation for many University of Iowa students to get a flu shot this year. Lisa James, the interim administrative director for Student Health Service, said this year's vaccination numbers have...

UI senior ‘fulfills visions’ with theatre lighting

SAMANTHA GENTRY

December 16, 2011

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When Daniell Grothus is not creating a lighting design for a theater production, you can usually find her in the paint shop at the University of Iowa. Creating scenic works of art is what she considers to be her break from...

IC musicians perform for local food bank

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

December 16, 2011

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The Johnson County Crisis Center helps approximately 4,500 individuals per month, and the number is growing. This weekend, Iowa City band Eufórquestra will hold a concert to benefit the Crisis Center. Eufeórquestra, Dennis...

SCOPE announces March Avett Brothers concert

DI STAFF

December 16, 2011

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The Avett Brothers are set to perform at the IMU Main Lounge March 7 as part of "An Evening with the Avett Brothers" at 7 p.m. SCOPE announced the event today, touting the band as "an exciting brand of folk...

Several IC men face drug charges

DI STAFF

December 16, 2011

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Three Iowa City men face drug charges after police executed a search warrant on their apartment Wednesday night. According to a series of complaints by Iowa City police, Jacob Pickens, 19, John Koenen, 20, and Joseph Mescher,...

IC woman charged with assault

DI STAFF

December 16, 2011

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An Iowa City woman was charged Tuesday with second-offense domestic-abuse assault after she allegedly bit her girlfriend and covered her face with a pillow. According to a complaint by Iowa City police, officers were called...