The Daily Iowan

Iowa regents create task force to review state funding for universities

STACEY MURRAY

April 25, 2013

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The state Board of Regents announced a new task force at its meeting Thursday to analyze state funding for the regent universities. Regent President Craig Lang has asked Regent David Miles to head the board. Additionally, Regent...

FEMA denies UI’s appeal for utility tunnels

STACEY MURRAY

April 25, 2013

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the University of Iowa’s appeal to fund a project that would prevent future flooding on campus through underground utility tunnels. FEMA Region VII denied the proposal on March...

UI students hold campus vigil for earthquake victims in China

MICHELLE KIM

April 25, 2013

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Thousands of miles from Iowa, an earthquake struck China last week, but some University of Iowa students still felt the impact. On April 20, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the center of Ya’an, located in the southwestern...

RVAP’s ‘Clothesline Project’ shares assault victims’ stories at UI

LAUREN COFFEY

April 25, 2013

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Under a clear blue sky on the green Pentacrest lawn, roughly 300 victims spoke out, sharing their stories of abuse. The stories took on many different forms: a spew of profanities, individuals struggling with self-blame, or those...

Kinnick Stadium to receive new video screen, sound system

STACEY MURRAY

April 25, 2013

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Hawkeye football fans can anticipate watching replays with improved HawkVision this fall. The state Board of Regents authorized the University of Iowa to enter an $8 million agreement to fund a new video system and sound system...

Iowa City officials praise surveillance after Boston Marathon bombing

BRENT GRIFFITHS

April 25, 2013

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Iowa City activists are seeking 400 more signatures to bring the privacy debate to the forefront in Iowa City — a debate that has only intensified with actions taken in Boston in response to the Boston Marathon bombing. “I...

Johnson County officials: current jail technology "on its last leg"

QUENTIN MISIAG

April 25, 2013

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As the May 7 vote for a new Johnson County justice Center nears, county officials face yet another hurdle in the maltimillion-dollar project. During a Thursday morning Board of Supervisors meeting, county facilities manager Eldon...

Local police join national push to "take back" prescription drugs

REBECCA MORIN

April 25, 2013

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Local police will participate in a national initiative on Saturday to help local citizens rid their medicine cabinets of old or unused prescription pills. National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day is an annual initiative...

Coralville Iowa River Landing sees continued investment

QUENTIN MISIAG

April 25, 2013

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Area officials say a 180-acre plot of land off Interstate 80 — once stigmatized as an environmentally hazardous industrial park — is today coming to fruition as a true ‘front door’ to the greater Cedar Rapids/Iowa...

Mason: UI attains 100 percent compliance in sexual harassment

STACEY MURRAY

April 25, 2013

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason said at the state Board of Regents meeting Thursday that 100 percent of faculty at the UI have undergone appropriate sexual-harassment training. “This is no promise no one will ever...

Trial continued for man connected to trailer park shooting

CASSIDY RILEY

April 25, 2013

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The trial of a man who was injured in a shooting last summer has been continued. Demarco Dudley was allegedly wounded by gunshot from Daniel Stepleton, an agent for the Division of Narcotics Enforcement. Stepleton was undercover...

Marshall faces sentencing for Iowa City landlord murder today

CASSIDY RILEY

April 25, 2013

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The motion for a new trial for a man convicted of first-degree murder has been denied, according to online court documents. Justin Marshall, 22, was found guilty of first-degree murder on Feb. 7 in the October 2009 slaying of...