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Higher ed experts applaud Obama’s student aid proposals

CHASTITY DILLARD

February 15, 2012

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Higher-education advocates are applauding President Obama's plan to revamp federal student aid. In a budget proposal released Monday, the president calls for increasing the Pell Grant cap, doubling the number of work-study...

Former UISG president, statehouse candidate says officials should examine fees

ALISON SULLIVAN

February 15, 2012

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While keeping tuition down is a perennial talking point among state policymakers, the fees students pay don't get as much attention. But a former University of Iowa Student Government president wants to tackle that issue. Maison...

UI officials say iPads and smart phone will surpass student laptop use

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 15, 2012

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University of Iowa technology officials say they expect smartphones and tablets to soon surpass laptop use on campus. Steve Fleagle, the UI associate vice president for Information Technology Services, said almost 25,000...

UIHC offers new heart disease screening process for newborns

ELISE DILGER

February 15, 2012

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Hundreds of infant heart patients could be saved each year thanks to a new technology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The UIHC is the first facility in the state to offer a new heart disease screening on...

Iowa energy companies moving toward more natural gas

BAJ VISSER

February 15, 2012

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A greener future — thanks to natural gas? Justin Foss of Alliant Energy said that's exactly what's happening. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Iowa produces approximately 5 percent of its energy via natural...

Despite national hubbub, Catholic UI students still support contraception

BETH BRATSOS

February 15, 2012

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A mandate requiring religiously affiliated organizations to provide insurance for prescription birth control has upset local and national Catholic leaders, but many University of Iowa students who are Catholic side with the...

UI faculty face new rules for teaching more classes

ALYSSA BERGAMINI

February 15, 2012

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University of Iowa faculty members have established a new teaching policy that would prevent professors from taking on too many classes. UI Associate Provost for Faculty Tom Rice said administrators felt some professors were...

Chinese Vice President stops in D.C. en route to Iowa

DAVID PITT-ASSOCIATED PRESS

February 15, 2012

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DES MOINES — The last time China's soon-to-be leader visited Iowa, he slept in a bedroom with green shag carpeting and Star Trek character cutouts on the walls. He ate eggs with a spoon because his host forgot the chopsticks.   ...

Woman charged with murder to receive witness information

DI STAFF

February 15, 2012

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An Iowa City woman charged with first-degree murder will have a hearing to discuss her request to receive information about a potential witness. Lillie Will Williams, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in November 2011...

Suspended UI professor’s attorney requests disciplinary hearing

DI STAFF

February 15, 2012

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A suspended University of Iowa radiology professor's attorney requested Tuesday a disciplinary hearing to determine the status of that professor's employment and that the professor continues to receive pay during suspension. Malik...

UISG announces open hearing for 2012 student government candidates

DI STAFF

February 15, 2012

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University of Iowa Student Government officials announced Tuesday that they will hold a hearing for candidates for the 2012 student government elections. The hearing will occur Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in 348 IMU. —By Luk...

Notebook: McCaffery talks White, non-conference schedule

BEN SCHUFF

February 15, 2012

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Aaron White didn't know much about the Hawkeyes when he committed to Iowa in October 2010. The 6-8 forward had never been in the state prior to arriving in Iowa City for a recruiting visit two years ago, and he said on Tuesday...