The Daily Iowan

UI program focuses on needs of transfer students

KRISTEN EAST

March 19, 2012

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Jack Hasso, who transferred to the University of Iowa from the University of Kentucky in the middle of his freshman year, says the UI's easy transition process helped with his decision. "… The transition process was made...

UI Tippie College of Business welcomes first female dean

JENNY EARL

March 19, 2012

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The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business will have a female dean for the first time in the school's history. UI officials announced last week that University of Tennessee administrator Sarah Gardial would take over as...

Iowa City parents petition for new elementary school

ANNA THEODOSIS

March 19, 2012

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Iowa City School District parents are petitioning for a new East Side elementary school instead of a fourth high school in the immediate future. Parents who support the petition said the growing elementary-school enrollment,...

Advocates say physical barriers impede southeast Iowa City neighborhoods

DEREK KELLISON

March 19, 2012

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Physical barriers prevent residents of Iowa City's Southeast Side neighborhood from reaching other parts of the city, officials from two local organizations said Sunday night. Sean Lewis, the artistic director of Working Group...

UI senior competes in Trinidad steel drum contest

SAMANTHA GENTRY

March 19, 2012

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Amanda Kendal-Brown grew up in a Trinidadian family in which music and carnival were always a part of her life. When Kendal-Brown was 12, her mother, Yvette Kendal, introduced her to the steel band, and Kendal-Brown has been...

Two charged with counterfeiting bills

DI STAFF

March 19, 2012

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A Coralville woman and Chicago man were charged with possessing counterfeit bills. According to the Iowa City police, Christopher Carter, 20, Chicago, and Fatima Amin, 18, Coralville, were charged March 17 with fourth-degree...

Hawk Dawgs owner charged with possession of marijuana, laundering

DI STAFF

March 19, 2012

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Update: The money laundering charges and intent to distribute/tax stamp violation have been dropped since the publication of this police brief. Foust has completed probation and the cases are now expunged from his record. A Nor...

Bill to ban red light cameras moves to Iowa House appropriations committee

DI STAFF

March 19, 2012

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A bill banning the use of red-light traffic cameras in Iowa has moved to the Iowa House Appropriations Committee. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the bill almost died by not receiving enough votes in the House to push ...

Local protests could delay approval of housing zoning amendments

DI STAFF

March 19, 2012

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Local residents have developed petitions against an Iowa City City Council ordinance that would, among other things, change the definition of a household in Iowa City. Approval of the amendments would limit the number of unrelated...

City Councilors to vote on increased stormwater utility fees

DI STAFF

March 19, 2012

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The Iowa City city councilors will vote Tuesday on the first consideration of an ordinance increasing storm-water utility fees. The increase, as proposed in the city's fiscal 2013 budget, would be the second since the Public...

City Councilors to pass and adopt TIF ordinance

DI STAFF

March 19, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will vote on the third and final consideration of a tax-increment-financing ordinance. The ordinance would allow for taxes from the Urban Renewal Project Area property to be placed in a TIF fund. According...

Councilors to discuss new sidewalk cafè ordinance

DI STAFF

March 19, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will discuss a new sidewalk-café ordinance during Tuesday's work session. The new ordinance would reduce the required amount of sidewalk space between an alleyway and a restaurant from 10 feet to 2. According...