The Daily Iowan

Moen’s Iowa City [email protected] high-rise set for Nov. 1 completion

QUENTIN MISIAG

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

Marc Moen started changing the shape of the Iowa City skyline more than a decade ago, and now three new prominent projects in the downtown area are quickly taking shape, the earliest of which will be completed this fall. On schedule...

Cold weather striking UI campus, Iowa livestock

REBECCA MORIN

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

Bundled in coats, boots, and hats, students are trying to protect themselves from the extreme weather that welcomed them back to class. State climatologist Harry Hillaker said cold air flowing from the northwest to southeast...

Iowa City City Council votes to endorse school district’s proposed diversity policy

STACEY MURRAY

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

Iowa City officials and one local union organization voiced their support for key issues going before the Iowa City School Board. At least one city councilor hopes for clarity between the board and the community regarding plans...

Jury selection begins in Marshall trial

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

The trial for a man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of the owner of Broadway apartments began Tuesday. Justin Marshall is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Broadway Condominiums owner...

Iowa City City Council authorizes vacant bar renewal

NICK HASSETT

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 in Tuesday to renovate the vacant Field House bar for office and commercial use as part of its urban-renewal plan. Councilor Jim Throgmorton expressed some concern about the proposed use of...

UI visiting professor, former U.S. ambassador reflects on time away

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

Ron McMullen held a phone to his ear in May 2000. The unfolding situation seemed like a plot from a Hollywood film starring the latest actions stars, but it wasn’t. On the other line was the voice of the spokesman for George...

Iowa City City Council moves forward with landfill plans

NICK HASSETT

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

After a fire destroyed a large section of the Iowa City Landfill last summer, the Iowa City City Council, on a 7-0 vote, approve reconstruction plans. The fire, which broke out on May 26, burned more than 7.5 acres of the landfill,...

Panelists gather at Iowa City Public Library to discuss Israel-Palestinian peace

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

Past wars, history, and steps towards peace characterized a sometimes tense discussion regarding how Palestinians and Israelis can move toward a lasting peace. Panelists and organizers of the event believe that while the conflict...

UI alum brings photo booth to Dance Marathon

LAUREN COFFEY

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

Eight years after her first year dancing, Courtney Cook is becoming involved in the University of Iowa Dance Marathon once again. This time, however, she’s bringing a photo booth with her. “I was involved in Dance...

UISG aims for better transparency with SafeRide, other programs

JONATHAN SOLIS

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

University of Iowa Student Government leaders hope to continue improving their transparency among UI students this semester, and one way they’d like to do that is by further promoting the SafeRide service, which they launched...

Iowa City eliminates age restrictions in entertainment venues

NICK HASSETT

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

On a 7-0 vote, the Iowa City City Council approved changes to the policy regarding entertainment venues that would allow those 19 and 20 years old to remain in the venues until closing. The vote was the first consideration of...

Iowa City City Council OKs Ped Mall changes

NICK HASSETT

January 22, 2013

Filed under News

The Iowa City City Council on a 7-0 vote authorized changes to city code that would allow the city manager to determine the location of information tables on the Pedestrian Mall. The vote was the first consideration of the ordinance,...