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University compensation for spouses of presidents is not new, Iowa Board of Regents president says

BETH BRATSOS

May 8, 2012

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Higher-education officials are at odds in light of the recent disclosure of the fundraising position the University of Iowa President Sally Mason's husband receives. Ken Mason, the spouse of the UI president, will earn just over...

Facebook launched a new option on their Timeline profile that allows users to identify as registered organ donors

JENNY EARL

May 8, 2012

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Facebook is saving lives through organ donation, and Iowans seem willing to help. The social network added a new feature May 1 allowing users to identify their organ-donor status and allowing those who aren't donors to register....

Microchipping pets save lives and reduce taxpayer’s cost

CHASTITY DILLARD

May 8, 2012

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  A quick pinch and it's done. Charlotte Tobiason held 10-month old Wendy, a golden Labrador mix, as Jen Read gently inserted a syringe with a microchip into the dog's back. "They might whimper a little bit, but it...

Transgender patient files discrimination complaint against UIHC

ASMAA ELKEURTI

May 8, 2012

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When Shay O'Reilly, a former DI employee, contacted the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics endocrinology clinic to get his hormone imbalance regulated, he didn't anticipate being turned away twice after allegedly being to...

Tight budgets force "crazy couponing"

DEREK KELLISON

May 8, 2012

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A slowly recovering economy has inspired more shoppers nationwide and locally to go online for coupons to stretch their dollars.   University of Iowa graduate student Kari Shaffer said she saved almost 90 percent on sh...

The UI will see a new wireless system starting May 21

ANNA THEODOSIS

May 8, 2012

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Beginning May 21, University of Iowa technology officials will unveil a new wireless system. The new system, Education Roaming โ€” or Eduroam โ€” is a wireless network allowing UI students, guests, and faculty traveling to other ...

Advocates say immigrants bring economic prosperity in Iowa

CHASTITY DILLARD

May 8, 2012

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Local and statewide immigrants' rights advocates said a part of Iowa's future may depend on immigration. "The only real growth of population in Iowa has been thanks to immigrants and refugees," said Sandra Sanchez,...

A Coralville man was charged with allegedly causing injury to his girlfriend after an argument

DI STAFF

May 8, 2012

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A Coralville man has been charged with allegedly causing injury to his girlfriend during an argument. Donald Adams, 38, was charged May 6 with third or subsequent offense domestic-abuse assault and obstruction of emergency communications. According...

An Iowa City man was charged with allegedly stealing a wallet and using a stolen credit card

DI STAFF

May 8, 2012

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An Iowa City man has charged with allegedly stealing a wallet and using a stolen credit card for numerous purchases. Donald Marshall, 51, 1100 Arthur St. No. A4, was charged May 1 with third-degree theft and two charges of unauthorized...

DI Coach of the Year: Fran McCaffery

JORDAN GARRETSON

May 8, 2012

Filed under Sports

Fran McCaffery screamed. He received technical fouls. He even slammed a chair on the hardwood. His passionate antics drew admonishment from some, including the Big Ten office. But it also drew equally passionate play from his ...

Point/counterpoint: Without McCaffery, who was Iowa’s Coach of the Year?

DI STAFF

May 8, 2012

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Larry Wieczorek, track and field I respect what head coach Fran McCaffery has done this season. I never thought Iowa basketball would be a relevant topic on campus, much less be the talk of the town. But the real coach of th...

Prime Time League downsizes following UNI’s withdrawal

SETH ROBERTS

May 8, 2012

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A new NCAA rule has caused Northern Iowa head men's basketball coach Ben Jacobson to withdraw his players from the annual Prime Time League held each summer in North Liberty, according to a release. The reduced pool of players...