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Regents approve UI’s private contract for apartment complexes

STACEY MURRAY

March 13, 2013

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Affordable housing at the Hawkeye Court and Hawkeye Drive apartments likely won’t be quite as affordable next year. The state Board of Regents passed its first contract with a private construction firm Wednesday, charging...

Fight over daughter preceded fatal North Liberty trailer park shooting

JORDYN REILAND

March 13, 2013

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Local police officials responded to a domestic argument call in North Liberty Sunday evening, which eventually led to a standoff and the death of a University of Iowa graduate student. The argument, according to a witness, was...

UI-Iowa City Partnership for Alcohol Safety sees decrease in underage drinking

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 13, 2013

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Drinking habits and behavior among students are changing, and officials said this could be the result of the continued diversification of downtown Iowa City. The Partnership for Alcohol Safety’s 2012 annual report was presented...

Regents approved contract with UI COGS after months of negotiation

STACEY MURRAY

March 13, 2013

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The state Board of Regents agreed to a two-year contract Wednesday with the University of Iowa’s Campaign to Organize Graduate Students after roughly five months of negotiations. “Despite what each side feels, it’s...

Iowa university student governments lobby to legislature for tuition freeze

BRENT GRIFFITHS

March 13, 2013

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DES MOINES — In between the chimes of bells beckoning legislators for votes, student representatives from Iowa’s three regent universities gathered at the State Capitol in Des Moines on Wednesday to lobby for higher-education...

UI public safety employs double the personnel compared to state’s other schools

REBECCA MORIN

March 13, 2013

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The University of Iowa public safety personnel is now double the number compared with other state Board of Regents’ universities, and officials said the increasing crime rates, downtown coverage area, and large-scale events...

Rising fuel prices leads to growing costs for UI’s Cambuses

BRIANNA JETT

March 13, 2013

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Although the Cambus system is mostly confined to campus, shuttling students from class to class, it is not immune to the effects of violence in the Middle East or weather in the Gulf of Mexico. As gas prices continue to rise...

Two UI professors work to create inexpensive solar cooker

LOGAN EDWARDS

March 13, 2013

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Three billion people worldwide use firewood for cooking. The women of Karech Village in western India alone harvest 70 pounds of firewood a day to use for that reason. This constant use of firewood leads to rapid deforestation...

Locals react to election of new pope

NICOLE WINFIELD - ASSOCIATED PRESS

March 13, 2013

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VATICAN CITY — From “the end of the earth,” the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church...

Iowa City to begin hydrant flushing this month

JORDYN REILAND

March 13, 2013

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The Iowa City Water Division will begin to open and flush water hydrants this month to remove sediment and clean water-distribution pipes. According to a city press release, hydrants will also be checked for any repairs that...

Regents presented with retention report

STACEY MURRAY

March 13, 2013

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The state Board of Regents received the retention and graduation rates report on Wednesday. The regent universities retained 85 percent of the entering class of 2011 classified as non-minority students, while they retained 84.3...

Regents approve third set of fee increases

STACEY MURRAY

March 13, 2013

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The state Board of Regents approved the third of five increases over a five-year period for parking rates at the regent universities at their Wednesday meeting. The Parking and Transportation Department — a self-supporting...