The Daily Iowan

The Human Rights Commission celebrated their 50 year anniversary on Thursday

GRETA MEYLE

October 24, 2013

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The Iowa City Human Rights Commission celebrated 50 years of serving the community and marked it by reviewing a campaign focusing on Iowa City residents’ vision for the next 50 years. Johnson County officials met over bacon...

The Jail Alternatives program is saving Johnson County nearly two million dollars

DANIEL SEIDL

October 24, 2013

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The Jail Alternatives Program of Johnson County has potentially saved the county nearly $2 million in the last year, according to a report from the program. One goal of the program is to identify individuals with mental-health...

Officials optimistic on Iowa’s potential

MEGAN SANCHEZ

October 24, 2013

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Seven students with big ideas beamed at Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad Thursday as they displayed their reasons for believing business students should have no fear of building their businesses in Iowa. The governor and Lt. Gov. Kim...

Incumbent hoping for round two in council

MEGAN SANCHEZ

October 24, 2013

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Susan Mims is ready for round two as a city councilor, hoping to serve Iowa City for another four years. The 56-year-old is running for re-election to the Iowa City City Council as an at-large seat against three other candidates....

Tour aimed at conveying need for funding

LILY ABROMEIT

October 24, 2013

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Peeling paint and outdated cupboards in crowded labs along with cramped space in study and training rooms cause constant tricky navigation. Ben Gillig, the president of the Univeresity of Iowa Executive Council of Graduate and...

Candidates touch on downtown improvements

JULIA DAVIS

October 24, 2013

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With the Iowa City municipal elections less than two weeks away, the city hosted a public forum on Thursday night in which candidates discussed their various platforms and answered questions. Hosted by the Iowa City Area Chamber...

Board of Regents considered renewing an in-state tuition freeze amongst other tuition proposals

MEGAN DEPPE

October 24, 2013

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While an official decision has not yet been made, the discussion over next year’s potential undergraduate tuition freeze and a proposed tuition cut in the College of Law went more in depth at the state Board of Regents meeting...

Area officials consider merging assessors

DI STAFF

October 24, 2013

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A possible merger involving municipal and county officials will be on the table for an upcoming joint meeting. Area officials will discuss combining the Johnson County Assessor and the City Assessor Offices. Both the city assessor...

Student who was in TA’s class who emailed nude pictures speaks out

LAUREN COFFEY AND BRENT GRIFFITHS

October 24, 2013

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On the heels of a University of Iowa teaching assistant emailing inappropriate photos to roughly 80 students, some people with ties to the UI are sounding off about the incident and the larger issue of  “sexting.” “A...

Regents approve relocation of clinic

DI STAFF

October 24, 2013

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The state Board of Regents approved the proposed relocation of the University of Iowa Chronic Pain Clinic and Breast Imaging Center on Thursday. Both clinics would be relocated to the fourth floor of the UIHC Pomerantz Family...

Regents ok Steam Line repair

DI STAFF

October 24, 2013

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At a meeting on Thursday, the state Board of Regents approved the repairs to an emergency steam line. The line runs between the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Medical Research Facility. A project committee...

Pediatrics Department to be renamed

DI STAFF

October 24, 2013

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The state Board of Regents approved changing the name of the Pediatrics Department in the Carver College of Medicine to the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics. The proposal is made in recognition of the cumulative $20 million...