The Daily Iowan

Expert: Psychologist recommendations hold more weight than university input in gun permit cases like Salameh

REBECCA MORIN

March 12, 2013

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Officials say Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek was right in giving Taleb Salameh a gun permit, and one gun expert said that a psychologist or psychiatrist would hold more authority than a university’s assessments. Criminologist...

IC Co-Lab opens to serve young entrepreneurs, startup businesses in Iowa City

REBECCA MORIN

March 12, 2013

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Josh Krakauer helped form Sculpt, a social media agency, when he was a student at the University of Iowa, and the recent opening of the IC CoLab will provide new space for him and other young entrepreneurs in Iowa City to develo...

U.S. Senators propose expanding funding for Special Olympics, Best Buddies

BRENT GRIFFITHS

March 12, 2013

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Alyssa Cunningham and Charley Adkins recalled their prom, dancing in the City High gymnasium as Justin Bieber’s “Baby” echoed in the background. The University of Iowa Best Buddy members partnered with other...

UI Athletic Director Gary Barta comments on Ferentz future son-in-law hiring case

LAUREN COFFEY

March 12, 2013

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Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta said on Tuesday the review of Tyler Barnes’ position will start this week and that the Athletics Department has handled the case “pretty well.” “We’re going through...

Johnson County supervisors authorize first step of rural development

NICK HASSETT

March 12, 2013

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After a lengthy and at times emotional public hearing on Tuesday, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors decided to take the first step in rezoning a rural area north of Iowa City to allow a housing development. The supervisors...

Expert: Racial relations visible in college setting

HILLARY ROSENCRANTS

March 12, 2013

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One expert in race relations says college is the ideal atmosphere for recognizing how and when racial disparities occur. Tina Harris, a professor at the University of Georgia, was this year’s featured speaker at the Department...

UI employees see higher average pay raises

BRIANNA JETT

March 12, 2013

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Slowly but surely, salary increases are outpacing inflation at the University of Iowa. During the recession, faculty and staff at the UI saw very few pay raises. However, as the economy has improved, salary increases have as...

UI graduate programs and colleges rank top 25 in nation

KRISTEN EAST

March 12, 2013

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Twenty-six of the University of Iowa’s graduate programs and colleges were ranked among the 24 best in the country among all public and private schools, according to the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings. The Departme...

UI announces 2013 presidential scholars

JORDYN REILAND

March 12, 2013

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The University of Iowa named 35 Presidential Scholars for 2013. According to a UI news release, more than 1,000 applicants applied for the scholarship, which is worth $52,000 over four years. Students were awarded on the basis...

Residential house fire in Iowa City causes an estimated $150,000 in damages

KRISTEN EAST

March 12, 2013

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A house fire broke out on Iowa City’s East Side on Monday night, causing $150,000 in damages. The Iowa City Fire Department was dispatched at 11:38 p.m. to 1811 H Street after receiving reports of a residential structure fire,...

Iowa law enforcement to conduct traffic enforcement wave

JORDYN REILAND

March 12, 2013

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Iowa City police officials will participate in a traffic wave this week. According to a release, officials will partake in the next Special Traffic Enforcement Program wave on Thursday through March 17. Law-enforcement agencies...

The Box Score: Inside Iowa basketball statistics ahead of Big Ten tournament

TOM CLOS

March 12, 2013

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The Iowa men’s basketball team finished the regular season with its first 20-win campaign since 2005-06. At 9-9, the Hawkeyes ended up with a .500 or better record in Big Ten play for only the second time since 2003-04. All...