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President Obama might visit UI April 25

DI STAFF

April 20, 2012

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President Obama could possibly make his third appearance at the University of Iowa campus on April 25. UI police officials said Thursday discussions with the Secret Service would occur regarding the details of Obama's visit....

Parking expenses and downtown living lead to drop in car use at UI, nationally

DORA GROTE

April 20, 2012

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Samantha Sammons would rather walk in downtown Iowa City and across campus than drive a car. "You don't need a car because you're in walking distance of everything or you can take the bus," the University of Iowa...

New grad student government members to focus on communication between UI colleges

BETH BRATSOS

April 20, 2012

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The new leaders of the University of Iowa Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students said they would like to see more collaboration among UI member governments in the next year. The winners of the council election...

State Board of Regents to vote on delaying maturity date of $30 million credit for UI flood recovery

ASMAA ELKEURTI

April 20, 2012

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The University of Iowa could receive extended credit for the funding of flood-recovery projects, pending a decision by Iowa higher-education officials. The state Board of Regents is scheduled to vote April 26 on prolonging the...

Policy and political issues impede wind energy in Iowa, experts say

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 20, 2012

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An Iowa energy expert said public policy and political issues form the greatest obstacles to an expansion of wind energy in the state at a symposium Thursday. University of Iowa engineering adjunct lecturer Dan Mineck said people...

Iowa City School District parents offer support, criticism of administrators over elementary school redistricting plans

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 20, 2012

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Iowa City School District parents gave mixed support to district administrators during a discussion on elementary-school redistricting at a public forum Thursday. The forum focused on the second draft of redistricting plans for...

UI Police received two reports of cell phone robberies Wednesday

DI STAFF

April 20, 2012

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According to a University of Iowa police news release, they received two reports Wednesday of attempted cell-phone robberies near or on the east portion of campus. According to the release, in one of the anonymous reports, a...

Man charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft

DI STAFF

April 20, 2012

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A man has been charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Marzell Hicks, 35, was charged March 25. Officers were dispatched to 2401 Highway 6 E. No. 3011 after receiving...

Iowa Board of Regents to vote on approval for new buildings at the UI

DI STAFF

April 20, 2012

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The state Board of Regents will vote on April 26 on proceeding with the funding and planning of several proposed University of Iowa buildings and building modifications, including: • An Oakdale Campus/UI Research Park vivarium...

Iowa Board of Regents to vote on demolishing several UI buildings

DI STAFF

April 20, 2012

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The state Board of Regents will vote on April 26 meeting at Northern Iowa University on demolishing the following University of Iowa buildings: • Oakdale Duplexes, 2220 Crosspark Road, Oakdale Campus. The duplexes are typically...

Iowa Board of Regents to vote on new departments, academic programs at the UI

DI STAFF

April 20, 2012

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The state Board of Regents will vote on April 25 at the University of Northern Iowa on establishing several new departments and areas of study at the University of Iowa. These programs include Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of...

Iowa Board of Regents to vote on small increases to several student fee areas

DI STAFF

April 20, 2012

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The state Board of Regents will vote on April 26 at the University of Northern Iowa on approving increases in University of Iowa student fees. The proposals include a 3 percent increase in student-activity fees, a 4.2 percent...