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Local police see rise in fake ID charges

JORDYN REILAND

April 10, 2012

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Iowa City police Officers Alex Stricker and Alirio Arcenas scour the Pedestrian Mall near midnight, flashlights in hand in search of fake IDs. When they suspect one, they don't hesitate to take action. "When we get an...

Mason defends UI’s hiring process amid protests

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 10, 2012

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason defended the UI's hiring processes on Monday in the wake of a Johnson County Republican protest of what they call political inequality among the campus's faculty. "We adhere strictly...

The Library Bar opts to end split venue exemption

JORDYN REILAND

April 10, 2012

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Many underage Iowa City residents will have to find a new place to gather downtown this weekend. Tom Lenoch, the owner of the Library, 113 E. College St., said he plans to speak with city officials today about ending a split-venue...

Iowa native to open third branch of Molly’s Cupcakes this summer

KRISTEN EAST

April 10, 2012

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Jamie Smith loves cake and hopes the downtown night scene will as well. Smith plans on opening a Molly's Cupcakes branch at 14 S. Clinton St. in mid-July. The business, she said, would serve as an alternative to Iowa City's b...

Michael Kutcher tours UIHC for first time since his heart transplant 20 years ago

JENNY EARL

April 10, 2012

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was not the same hospital Michael Kutcher remembered 20 years ago. It wasn't the high-tech equipment or the new facilities he was drawn to this year but the new and familiar faces that...

CLAS Dean finalist addresses balanced liberal arts program

DEREK KELLISON

April 10, 2012

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Peter Hahn said he would approach improving education at the University of Iowa by focusing on three key areas — professional research, graduate education, and undergraduate education. Hahn, a finalist to become the dean of...

Mason stresses importance of aiding underrepresented groups to university retention

ASMAA ELKEURTI

April 10, 2012

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason has pointed recruitment and retainment as university priorities. "We're always looking for ways to help students who need particular kinds of help, whether it's financial aid, whether...

Q&A with President Mason

DI STAFF

April 10, 2012

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The Daily Iowan: Following recent Supreme court action. How much of a priority does the university take in enrolling diverse and minority students? Is there a main focus on a specific demographic of minority students? President Mason: "...

Local man charged with third OWI

DI STAFF

April 10, 2012

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A local man has been charged with third-offense OWI. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Andres Medina, 40, 1205 Laura Drive Lot 19, was charged Monday. Police officials reportedly responded to the Baculis trailer park...

Car catches fire near Halsey Hall

DI STAFF

April 10, 2012

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University of Iowa police responded to a call on Jefferson Street about a black car on fire near Halsey Hall on Monday morning. UI fire-safety coordinator Bruce McAvoy said officials determined the car had a mechanical failure,...

UI Dems President charged with possessing open container of alcohol in a vehicle

DI STAFF

April 10, 2012

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University of Iowa Democrats President Nathan Fiala has been charged with possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. According to the Iowa City police blotter, Fiala, 22, from Swisher, Iowa, was charged Monday. The...

Murder trial date reset for Iowa City landlord death

DI STAFF

April 10, 2012

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The trial date for a suspect in the slaying of an Iowa City landlord has been reset. Justin Alexander Marshall, one of three people charged with killing Broadway landlord John Verspyt, was set to go to trial May 22. Online court...