The Daily Iowan

UI students offer tutoring service not affiliated with university

CHASTITY DILLARD

March 2, 2012

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Thomas Hornbeck and Hung Tran saw an imbalance in the University of Iowa's tutoring world. "We've both been tutors," Hornbeck said. "There is a huge and invisible market. These students can't find the tutors. The...

Facebook photo sparks complaints over residence hall food

JORDYN REILAND

March 2, 2012

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Residence-hall food is catching heat after a photo of what appears to be a bug in a Burge Marketplace dish gained attention on Facebook this week. Dining officials said they responded to the issue and removed the item from the...

Iowa City education officials look to fix white-minority graduation rate disparity

MARISSA MEHALEK

March 2, 2012

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Iowa City School District officials are hoping a series of after-school programs will combat local high-school graduation-rate gaps. Pam Ehly, Iowa City School District director of instruction, said district officials have been...

Iowa lacks women in local and national politics

ANNA THEODOSIS

March 2, 2012

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University of Iowa College of Law officials and students advocate an end to Iowa's dearth of women in state and federal politics. Judges, professors, students, and political officials gathered Thursday at the Women in Iowa Law...

UI graduate to become US House Parliamentarian

LOGAN EDWARDS

March 2, 2012

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A University of Iowa graduate will soon be U.S. House of Representatives' parliamentarian. Wickham will succeed John Sullivan, the parliamentarian of almost eight years, who will retire at age 60. Wickham has served as deput...

County adds $13K security glass in courthouse, but employees want more

BETH BRATSOS

March 2, 2012

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Johnson County officials have added approximately $13,000 in new security glass at the Courthouse, but many Courthouse workers want additional security measures. County Attorney Janet Lyness said the glass, installed around two...

Local man charged with threatening local public defenders

DI STAFF

March 2, 2012

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A local man has been charged with first-degree and third-degree harassment. According to a complaint, Randy Chipman, 46, 2801 Highway 6 E. No. 127, was charged Sunday with one charge of first-degree harassment and four charges...

City to approve water main crossings project on Tuesday

DI STAFF

March 2, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting March 6 to approve plans for the Iowa River water main crossings project. If plans are approved, the city will proceed with installing two new water mains...

City to finalize Highway 6-Sycamore Street intersection improvement

DI STAFF

March 2, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will discuss the final plans for and cost of the construction on the U.S. Highway 6 and Sycamore Street intersection improvement project at its next meeting, March 6. The project — which has an estimated...

Public works officials want increased stormwater utility fees

DI STAFF

March 2, 2012

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The approval of a new city ordinance could mean increased fees for Iowa City residents. The Iowa City City Council will likely set a public hearing for an ordinance increasing storm-water fees as proposed in the fiscal 2013 budget....

Proposed ordinance would separate public urination, indecent exposure

DI STAFF

March 2, 2012

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Approval of a new city ordinance would create two separate offenses for indecent exposure and public urination and defecation. Currently, City Code lists indecent exposure and public urination under the same section, and the...

City officials to discuss transit fee increase

DI STAFF

March 2, 2012

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Iowa City-area residents could soon pay more for local transportation. The Iowa City City Council will vote on the first consideration of an ordinance increasing transit fares at its next meeting, March 6. The proposed transit...