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UI officials announce updated flood-recovery plans

CHASTITY DILLARD

February 8, 2012

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University of Iowa students may be one small step closer toward a campus unblemished by flood damage. The 2008 flood devastated more than one-sixth of the campus. At a meeting Tuesday night in the recently renovated Art Building...

UI to re-evalute safety of minors on campus after Penn State scandal

ASMAA ELKEURTI

February 8, 2012

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AMES — Higher education officials around the state say they're taking steps to avoid anything like what blemished Penn State University's reputation last year. University of Iowa President Sally Mason told the state Board...

Officials: Expect more Friday classes next fall

CONRAD SWANSON

February 8, 2012

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University of Iowa students will likely see more Friday classes next fall. Following faculty requests, the Registrar's Office will offer Wednesday/Friday classes in the upcoming fall semester to compensate for an overcrowded...

UISG passes resolution to oppose House voter ID bill

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 8, 2012

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University of Iowa Student Government officials say a statehouse bill could harm student voters in the upcoming election. UISG officials proposed a resolution Tuesday night declaring opposition to a voter-ID bill. "[The...

Local officials worried House bill could cause profiling

DORA GROTE

February 8, 2012

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Local policymakers are concerned over whether a newly presented House bill could spur ethnic profiling in employment. The bill, House File 2156, would mandate all Iowa employers to use the E-Verify program, which checks potential...

Iowa City School Board officials seek more transparency

JORDYN REILAND

February 8, 2012

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Some Iowa City School District parents are wary about how soon School Board members can accomplish several proposed improvements. School Board officials said at Tuesday's meeting that they intend to provide more transparency...

UI student organization promotes film discussion

SAMANTHA GENTRY

February 8, 2012

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University of Iowa junior film student Jenna Lester enjoys viewing free screenings at the Bijou. So, she wanted to get involved in a program, such as React to Film, that contributes to the variety of films shown at the theater. "I...

Police release information on Romantix robber

DI STAFF

February 8, 2012

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Iowa City police have released an image captured by a security camera at Romantix Pleasure Palace, 315 Kirkwood Ave., during a Jan. 12 armed robbery. During the robbery, a masked man displaying a large knife attempted to enter...

New School of Music facility to be one building

DI STAFF

February 8, 2012

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The proposed new University of Iowa music facility has been redesigned to be one building, UI officials told state Board of Regents on Tuesday in Ames. The initial design called for two separate buildings. The facility to...

Old Hancher building could be razed this year

DI STAFF

February 8, 2012

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Hancher Auditorium may be demolished this year if University of Iowa officials receive final obligation in April from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Designs for a new Hancher are being completed, and the building...

Regents approve plans for boiler at the UI

DI STAFF

February 8, 2012

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The state Board of Regents approved the University of Iowa's project plans for a new power plant and boiler at a meeting Tuesday. The plant would be located on the west side of campus, and the systems would run on natural...

Regents approve purchase of $2.2 million surgical robot

DI STAFF

February 8, 2012

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The state Board of Regents approved the purchase of a $2.2 million surgical robot by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics at a meeting Monday. The da Vinci Si Firefly surgical robot would allow surgeons to perform...