The Daily Iowan

Mason: Increased funding could help UI retention rates

ASMAA ELKEURTI

February 17, 2012

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason said increasing higher-education funding could help keep more students in the state's universities. The state Board of Regents is requesting a $40 million increase in funding this year....

Q&A: Mason talks campus safety, salaries

DI STAFF

February 17, 2012

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The Daily Iowan: Considering last month's criminal incidents on or near campus, are the University of Iowa officials making any changes in order to better maintain campus safety? UI President Sally Mason: Well campus safety h...

A rising number of UI students report depression

JENNY EARL

February 17, 2012

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Depression has hit the University of Iowa campus โ€” and UI health officials have noticed. The number of UI students who have reported depression has doubled since 2009. "Our numbers are a little up this year โ€” demand...

City zoning proposals could affect student housing

KRISTEN EAST

February 17, 2012

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A new Iowa City proposal is targeting big student-housing developments. The Iowa City City Council plans next week to discuss a new rule that would limit the size of housing units developers can build. Currently, the city allows...

Iowa City School District trails national nurse-to-student ratio

JORDYN REILAND

February 17, 2012

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Iowa City schools are behind national standards for school nurses. Though those standards call for each school to have a nurse, Iowa City school nurses are each responsible for four schools. "The job of school nurses is...

UI School of Music to host concert of music set to poetry

SAMANTHA GENTRY

February 17, 2012

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Words will come alive and turn into music as audience members sit in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber on Feb. 19. David Gompper, the director of the University of Iowa Center for New Music, has brought the language of renowned...

UI organizes Condom Crawl for tonight

DI STAFF

February 17, 2012

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The University of Iowa will host a Condom Crawl tonight to inform students and bar patrons about proper safe-sex techniques as well as providing them with safe-sex materials. The crawl, which is a part of National Condom Week,...

China VP Xi Jinping’s visit not funded by taxpayer money

DI STAFF

February 17, 2012

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The expenses for China Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to Iowa Wednesday were not funded by taxpayer dollars, said Larry Johnson Jr., the deputy legal counsel in the Governor's Office. Johnson said the events were funded by...

Megabus driver sentenced to 77 days in jail following OWI

DI STAFF

February 17, 2012

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A former MegaBus driver from Chicago was sentenced to 77 days in the Johnson County Jail on Thursday. Carl Smiley, 52, was charged with second-offense OWI in October 2011 after a state trooper pulled him over on Interstate 80...

City proposes two new water mains under Iowa River

DI STAFF

February 17, 2012

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Iowa City city officials would like to install two new water mains under the Iowa River following damage from the 2008 flood. The flood exposed several existing water mains, and city officials said they hope to replace those...

City councilors to discuss new medical facility

DI STAFF

February 17, 2012

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Iowa City city councilors will hold a public hearing March 20 to discuss the construction of a medical facility and radiation oncology clinic. Iowa Cancer Cure, the company that would own and operate the facilities, has asked...

City to hold hearing on Highway 6 and Sycamore Street improvement

DI STAFF

February 17, 2012

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Iowa City city officials plan to move ahead with the approval of the U.S. Highway 6 and Sycamore Street improvement project. The improvements to the intersection include adding an additional lane to Sycamore Street, a right-turn...