The Daily Iowan

Professional development assignments increase but UI still falls under statewide cap

CASSIDY RILEY

December 4, 2012

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The University of Iowa Provost’s Office approved 65 career-development assignments for fiscal 2014, during which faculty members are able to conduct research or complete projects in their fields while staying on salary....

With levee proposal shelved, Iowa City City Council looks forward

NICK HASSETT

December 4, 2012

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They held an almost four-hour meeting, full of debate and public input. Now that the Iowa City city councilors have officially voted down the proposed Taft Speedway levee, they are looking ahead. The council will discuss Councilor...

Former U.S. Ambassador details international careers for UI students

NICK HASSETT

December 4, 2012

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Ronald McMullen, a visiting associate professor of political science at the University of Iowa and a former U.S. ambassador to Eritrea, offers three pieces of advice to students interested in working in international politics. “Be...

Demolition dates for last UI flood recovery projects set for winter 2013

RISHABH R. JAIN

December 4, 2012

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The flood-damaged Art Building and Hancher/Voxman/Clapp building will remain silently vacant along the riverbanks for at least another year. But University of Iowa officials maintain that flood-recovery efforts are still on schedule. More...

UI Main Library tries to minimize construction distraction ahead of finals

TIERRA SIMPSON

December 4, 2012

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With jackhammers chiseling into slabs of broken up concrete at the UI Main Library, the noise makes it difficult at times for Rachel Price to concentrate. And as finals week looms, library officials are finding creative ways to...

Branstad backs ‘strengthening’ anti-bullying laws

BRENT GRIFFITHS

December 4, 2012

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Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday said he supports tougher anti-bullying laws, and state proponents differ in their opinions of what actions the government should actually take. “[Measures] can be taken to strengthen and improve...

Sophomore Walsh representing UI at State Board of Regents

QUENTIN MISIAG

December 4, 2012

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Hannah Walsh is no stranger to Iowa politics. Gov. Terry Branstad announced Walsh’s appointment to the state Board of Regents on Nov. 30, effective that day. Walsh will fill the student regent position formerly held by...

Former Johnson County sheriff passes away

DI STAFF

December 4, 2012

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Former Johnson County Sheriff Robert Carpenter passed away Sunday. Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said in a statement the members of the Sheriff’s Office will mourn the loss. “Former Sheriff Robert Carpenter gave many years...

Woman who gave alcohol to 22-month-old child requests bond review

DI STAFF

December 4, 2012

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A woman who pleaded guilty to charges in connection with giving alcohol to a 22-month-old child has requested a bond review. Natasha Kriener was accused of felony neglect and felony child endangerment in connection with the incident....

Trial set for IC landlord accused of peeping

DI STAFF

December 4, 2012

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The trial has been set for an Iowa City landlord who allegedly spied on female residents, according to court documents. Elwyn Miller, 63, was charged with 11 counts of invasion of privacy in connection with the alleged incidents....

McCaffery keeps starting lineup plans under lock and key

TOM CLOS

December 4, 2012

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Here’s what’s known: The Iowa men’s basketball team has dominated visiting opponents in Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season. The Hawkeyes have won all five of their games in Iowa City this season by an average...

Bowl Notebook: Nine Iowa opponents reach postseason games

DI STAFF

December 4, 2012

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Iowa went 3-6 against teams that made bowls in 2012, and it lost three of those games by 3 points or fewer. The Big Ten fared well during football’s Selection Sunday, with seven teams in the conference accepting bowl bids....