The Daily Iowan

"Slutwalk" aims to take ownership of the word "slut," stop victim-blaming

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 27, 2012

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A crowd, some dressed in lingerie and ripped up jeans, walked through downtown Iowa City on Thursday night. As they moved in a cluster up and down Washington Street, they chanted: "It's a dress, not a yes."   ...

Regents vote to demolish UI Melrose property despite concerns from Melrose neighborhood residents

BETH BRATSOS

April 27, 2012

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CEDAR FALLS — Two houses in Iowa City's historic Melrose neighborhood are set for demolition, but some residents believe the buildings should get more consideration. The state Board of Regents approved University of Iowa officials'...

UI officials announce filing three appeals to FEMA

BETH BRATSOS

April 27, 2012

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CEDAR FALLS — University of Iowa officials told the state Board of Regents Thursday they decided to appeal three funding decisions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during a discussion of flood renovation. Doug True,...

Talent scout who discovered Ashton Kutcher returns to IC

DEREK KELLISON

April 27, 2012

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The talent agency that found Ashton Kutcher 15 years ago at the Airliner is back again — and UI students are both excited and concerned about the entertainment industry's ability to increase Iowa's profile. The St. Louis-based...

Locals support proposed state-wide bullying hotline

DORA GROTE

April 27, 2012

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Mental-health advocates support a local legislator's move to expand crisis services into a statewide bullying-specific hotline. Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, proposed the hotline last week in the Legislature, partially in reaction...

Professor who wrote UI’s first women’s studies textbook to retire after 41 years

KATHRYN-KELLY OLIN

April 27, 2012

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University of Iowa Professor Linda Kerber read from her book Women's America to her class in Schaeffer Hall one last time on Thursday. "The next time you hear a generalization, I want you to pick it up, pick it up and s...

Man faces meth-related charges

DI STAFF

April 27, 2012

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A local man was charged earlier this month with possession of items to manufacture methamphetamine. Robert Lothridge, 36, 546 Elkhorn Trail, was charged April 18 with possession of anhydrous ammonia and a controlled-substance...

UI student faces drug charges

DI STAFF

April 27, 2012

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A University of Iowa student has been charged with possession of a package containing numerous marijuana-based food items. Paul DeMent, 19, 508 Slater, was charged Tuesday with a controlled-substance violation and failure to...

Councilors to move forward with multi-family housing amendment

DI STAFF

April 27, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will vote on a rezoning amendment that would establish three as the maximum number of bedrooms in a multifamily housing unit in multifamily zones. The amendment, if approved, would also establish new...

Councilors to move forward with parking amendment

DI STAFF

April 27, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will vote on the second consideration of a rezoning amendment increasing the number of required parking spaces for several multifamily dwelling units in the University Impact Area. City officials said...

City to hold public hearing on fire and police department remodeling

DI STAFF

April 27, 2012

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The Iowa City city councilors will hold a public hearing on plans for the remodeling of the fire station/police station. According to the proposal, the project involves updating and remodeling different areas in each station. The...

Councilors to cast final vote on housing ordinance

DI STAFF

April 27, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will likely vote and pass an ordinance changing the definition of "household" in the City Code. The rezoning amendment would limit the number of unrelated persons living in one housing unit...