The Daily Iowan

UISG to provide student workers with public forum

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 21, 2012

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Students working at the University of Iowa will soon have a forum in which to share their concerns. "There is a huge chunk of students who are employed [at the UI]," said UI Student Government Chief of Staff Navi...

Eastern Iowa community colleges applaud Obama plan for more federal assistance

CHASTITY DILLARD

February 21, 2012

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Area community-college officials are applauding President Obama's plans to lend more support to U.S. community colleges. The president released his 2013 budget proposal last week, detailing a plan that would give $8 billion t...

UI residence halls see decrease in phonebook use

JORDYN REILAND

February 21, 2012

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Old, unused phone books lay strewn across the front desks of residence halls, barely touched each year. University of Iowa officials said they doubt whether these books will see use anytime soon. ...

Iowa to require mandatory whooping cough vaccines for children

JENNY EARL

February 21, 2012

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As the number of cases of pertussis โ€” known as whooping cough โ€” increases across Iowa, state health officials are making vaccinations throughout school systems mandatory. Local nurses said the move helps students stay...

UIHC to remove 100-year-old trees during Children’s Hospital construction

MARISSA MEHALEK

February 21, 2012

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A patch of weathered trees near the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are being removed to make way for the new Children's Hospital. University officials said five trees along Hawkins Drive have been removed, with three...

University of Iowa Press sees increase in E-book sales

BETH BRATSOS

February 21, 2012

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Authors want electronic publishing, and the University of Iowa Press is following with the trend. UI Press Director Jim McCoy said the press has approximately 800 books in print, with around 75 percent of those books digitized....

University officials will begin nomination process for new College of Medicine Dean

DI STAFF

February 21, 2012

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The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine search committee will now begin accepting nominations for the position of dean. The position was recently vacated by former Dean Paul Rothman, who was named dean and chief...

IC woman charged with endangering her child

DI STAFF

February 21, 2012

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Natasha Kriener, 26, 2018 Waterfront Drive, was charged on Feb. 15 with child endangerment with bodily injury. According to an Iowa City police report, Kriener is allegedly the primary custody-holder of her 22-month-old child...

IC man charged with assaulting an officer while holding child

DI STAFF

February 21, 2012

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A Coralville man was charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer while holding a child. Alfred Washington, 32, Coralville, was charged on Feb. 18 with assault on a peace officer and others and endangerment without injury. According...

Coralville woman charged with drug possession near children

DI STAFF

February 21, 2012

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A Coralville woman has been charged with the possession of a controlled substance in the presence of children. Jessica McDonald, 27, Coralville, was charged on Feb. 18 with the possession of a controlled substance. According...

Local woman charged with arson after alleged meth lab explosion

DI STAFF

February 21, 2012

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An Iowa City woman was charged with arson after the alleged explosion of a drug lab. Kristy Clouse, 25, 3734 Lower West Branch Road, was charged on March 14, 2011, with first-degree arson. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's...

List of local officials who attended Chinese VP’s Iowa dinner last week

DI STAFF

February 21, 2012

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WHO-TV.com released a list Monday of the attendees at a dinner for Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Feb. 15. Local officials among the 552 guests who attended included University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen, Sen....