The Daily Iowan

UI College of Medicine presents overhaul plans to Regents

STACEY MURRAY

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Dean Debra Schwinn went before the state Board of Regents Wednesday with plans to make the medical school a leader in college medicine. When Schwinn was named dean in November of...

Iowa regents implement panel to increase schools’ transparency

STACEY MURRAY

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

The state Board of Regents approved a motion at its meeting Wednesday to vote on a proposed transparency task force in March.  The group, first proposed by Regent President Craig Lang, will be a means to combat transparency...

UI audit finds no irregularities in athletics department, Gray situation

STACEY MURRAY

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

The University of Iowa presented the Athletics Department’s internal audit regarding Peter Gray to the state Board of Regents at Wednesday’s meeting and found higher levels of compliance this year. “I know now...

Iowa City School District mirrors national grad rate numbers

REBECCA MORIN

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

High-school students across the nation are hitting the books — but they aren’t stopping there. A study released on Jan. 23 by the U.S. Department of Education says high-school graduation rates are at the highest level...

Iowa River Landing Clinic to see additional expansion

STACEY MURRAY

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

The state Board of Regents approved the planning for an expansion at the Iowa River Landing Clinic, allowing the location to grow. The Coralville clinic opened to alleviate overcrowding issues at the main University of Iowa...

UI names Afifi as Communication Studies Department Chair

LAYLA PENA

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

The University of Iowa recently named UI alumnus Walid Afifi to be the head of the UI Department of Communication Studies. Afifi, currently a professor in the Department of Communication at University of California-Santa Barbara...

Jury continues deliberations in the Marshall trial

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

The members of the jury have yet to reach a verdict after completing their first full day of deliberations in Justin Marshall’s trial. Marshall, 22, is accused of slaying former Broadway Condominiums owner John Versypt...

Regents approve request for two utilities projects

STACEY MURRAY

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

The state Board of Regents passed a request for two utilities projects by the University of Iowa. The Court Street project — running necessary utilities along Court Street from Madison to Clinton Street to support the UI’s...

Regents approve amendment for expansion of UI Research Park

STACEY MURRAY

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

The state Board of Regents approved an amendment to the Master Ground Lease Agreement, giving University of Iowa officials room to add more land to the Research Park. The amendment adds 5.4 acres — originally purchased in October...

Regents to interview UNI presidential candidates today

STACEY MURRAY

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

The state Board of Regents will interview the two finalists for the University of Northern Iowa's Presidential opening at today's meeting. The third candidate dropped out from the race leaving Michael Wartell and William Ruud...

Man accused of harboring runaway, sexually abusing victim

REBECCA MORIN

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

A Coralville man was arrested after allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old runaway. Juan De La Cruz, 20, was accused Feb. 4 with harboring a runaway and third-degree sexual abuse. Coralville police officers received...

Man accused of failing to pay back bank loan

REBECCA MORIN

February 6, 2013

Filed under News

A local man was arrested after using proceeds from a car he sold to buy unnecessary items and to go on vacation, rather than paying off a loan. Pedro Gemartino, 21, was accused May 24, 2012 of second-degree theft. Gemartino...