The Daily Iowan

Some officials skeptical of Iowa House bill to freeze universities’ tuition

JORDYN REILAND

March 23, 2012

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A proposed tuition freeze passed the House Appropriations Committee unanimously Wednesday, even as state officials from both parties said the legislation could result in further education cuts. The committee also added a regent-university...

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity helps local families weatherize homes

ELISE DILGER

March 23, 2012

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Old homes in Iowa City can face drastic heat loss when standing up to the elements — a problem a few local organizations are looking to fix. The Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity is weatherizing homes for local low-income families...

Group raises awareness for clean tap water

ELDON GIANNAKOUROS

March 23, 2012

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People conversed and swayed to the music of a small concert in Public Space One near a painting of a little girl in a yellow and red sari kneeling near a tap, pursing her lips in hope of catching a drop of clean water. The...

UI lags in special programs for Autistic students

JENNY EARL

March 23, 2012

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Colleges have started to develop special programs geared toward students with autism, but the University of Iowa — which only has 12 registered students who suffer from autism — hasn't followed suit. With the rise in the...

The Java House plans to open sister company

LOGAN EDWARDS

March 23, 2012

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The Java House will soon add a new restaurant next door, and some University of Iowa business officials said the move could play to an untapped food market. Java House President and owner Tara Cronbaugh said she plans to open...

Johnson County officials hope to work with Iowa Flood Center

BETH BRATSOS

March 23, 2012

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Johnson County officials will soon apply to work with the Iowa Flood Center for the first time. County supervisors said Thursday they will sign an application to partake in a research project sponsored by the University of Iowa...

A Bossier City man was charged with possession of firearms as a felon

DI STAFF

March 23, 2012

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A Bossier City, La., man has been charged with possession of firearms as a felon. Mario Williams, 31, was charged Wednesday with possession of firearms as a felon. According to an Iowa City police complaint, police approached...

Police investigate robbery at Papa Murphy’s Pizza

DI STAFF

March 23, 2012

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The Iowa City police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying suspects following a robbery at Papa Murphy's Pizza, 2300 Muscatine Ave last month. According to an Iowa City press release, the restaurant was burglarized...

Former UI provost resigns from University of Illinois presidency

DI STAFF

March 23, 2012

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Former University of Iowa Provost Michael Hogan has resigned from his current position as president of the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana. According to a University of Illinois press release, officials announced Thursday...

Four new members appointed to UNESCO board

DI STAFF

March 23, 2012

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The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization has added four members to its Board of Directors. The new members are City Councilor and University of Iowa Professor Emeritus Jim Throgmorton, Agate Publishing Executive...

Journalism building briefly evacuated due to fumes

DI STAFF

March 23, 2012

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Students, faculty, and staff in the Adler Journalism Building were evacuated around 1:20 p.m. Thursday because of fumes in the building. Bruce McAvoy, the fire-safety coordinator at the University of Iowa Public Safety Department,...

Trial date set in UI law school discrimination case

DI STAFF

March 23, 2012

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The trial date has been set in a discrimination case involving the former dean of the University of Iowa law school. Lawyer Teresa Wagner said former Dean Carolyn Jones did not hire her when she applied during the 2006-07 academic...