The Daily Iowan

Board of Regents begins planning the end of tuition set-aside policy

ALEX SHEETS

June 7, 2012

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After fielding a slew of complaints from state legislators and the public, the state Board of Regents now has plans to eliminate its tuition set-aside policy within five years. At the regents' Wednesday meeting, Regent President...

New Children’s Hospital costs rise by $21 million

ALEX SHEETS

June 7, 2012

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Costs continue to rise as plans for the new University of Iowa Children's Hospital. With six additional floors tacked to the building — which will now have 14 stories — the construction cost has increased by $21 million,...

‘Chalk Talk’ back at IMU to promote student groups

NICHOLAS MILLER

June 7, 2012

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University of Iowa students have been provided an interactive, colorful way to learn and share about on-campus student organizations. After being destroyed in the 2008 flood, Chalk Talk — a large chalkboard located in the River...

Locals voice concerns about Taft Speedway levee

AMY SKARNULIS

June 7, 2012

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Local residents still have concerns about the Taft Speedway Flood Mitigation after having had their last chance to provide feedback in a public setting Wednesday night. The purpose of the meeting, held at Parkview Church, 15...

Harkin: women play major role in 2012 election

ANNA EGELAND

June 7, 2012

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In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of eligible women who voted has exceeded the proportion of eligible men who voted, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census Current Population Reports Series P-20. This...

Regents discuss PharmD accreditation, new facility

DI STAFF

June 7, 2012

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The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy opened an accreditation discussion for the Doctor of Pharmacy program, commonly referred to as PharmD, during the state Board of Regents' meeting in the IMU Wednesday. College of Pharmacy...

Former UI student recognized for philanthropic efforts

DI STAFF

June 7, 2012

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Richard Jacobson, an Iowa philanthropist, was recognized today at the IMU by the state Board of Regents for supporting the in-state public universities. The former University of Iowa business student founded the Richard O. Jacobson...

UI students team up with Dubuque Development Corporation

DI STAFF

June 7, 2012

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The University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning has teamed up with the Greater Dubuque Development Corp. in order to further renewable-energy research efforts. Chuck Connerly, a UI professor urban and regional planning,...

Trial postponed for IC woman charged with endangerment

DI STAFF

June 7, 2012

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The trial and pretrial conference dates for an Iowa City woman charged with child endangerment have been reset. Natasha Kriener, 26, was charged in February with child endangerment causing bodily injury after the father took...

UI Children’s Hospital ranked among best in nation

DI STAFF

June 7, 2012

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The University of Iowa Children's Hospital has ranked in all 10 of its specialty areas, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospital Rankings. According to a UI press release, the UI Children's Hospital...

Two men charged with possessing half a pound of marijuana

DI STAFF

June 7, 2012

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Two Iowa City residents were charged with possessing a half a pound bag of marijuana. James Jordan, 18, 1100 Arthur St. Apt. 6, was charged Wednesday with possessing or distributing without a tax stamp and a controlled-substance...

Two men charged with possessing an 8-ball of crack

DI STAFF

June 7, 2012

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Two man were charged with allegedly possessing an 8-ball of crack. Dimione Walker, 19, address unknown, was charged Tuesday with a controlled-substance violation and taxable substance possession or distribution without a tax...