The Daily Iowan

Beer consumption steady despite national drop

MARY HARRINGTON

March 2, 2009

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Iowa City drinkers may be upgrading rather than cutting down on beer consumption during an economic recession. National alcohol sales dropped an unprecedented 9.3 percent during the last quarter of 2008, with a majority of the...

Recession doesn’t bite at UI College of Dentistry

LINI GE

March 2, 2009

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Brenda Myers, 69, hasn’t had her teeth cleaned for nearly 20 years, weathering a broken tooth and some cavities all because she doesn’t have health insurance. Myers was among roughly 100 people who signed up to potentially...

No raise for UI President Sally Mason

TESSA McLEAN

March 2, 2009

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UI President Sally Mason will not receive a bonus or raise because of the proposed extensive UI budget cuts, officials recently announced. Mason’s salary will remain at $450,000 for fiscal 2010. She also won’t get the $80,000...

Program addresses frosh sexual misbehavior

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 2, 2009

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In addition to the sexual-harassment education mandated by the UI for faculty and staff, an online program addressing sexual misbehavior for freshmen will soon be introduced. “The goal is that all the freshmen starting this...

Know your campus: Digging into UI architecture

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 2, 2009

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What do a guitar, a computer punchcard, and an open book have in common? For the careful observer, they can all be uncovered in the walls of UI buildings. The most notable of this trio is the contemporary architecture of Art...

UI communication sciences at the forefront

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 2, 2009

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Though a rookie among disciplines such as physics, chemistry, and theology, the UI’s communication sciences and disorders department reigns as the grandfather among programs of its kind. “Speech pathology was invented here...

Legislators talk stimulus at forum

GEOFF WARING

March 2, 2009

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The future of Iowa’s funding from the federal stimulus package became a little clearer for Johnson County voters on Feb. 28. In the second of four legislative forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County,...

Budget cuts worry Iowa courts

OLIVIA MORAN

March 2, 2009

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Iowa’s court employees will take seven additional days of unpaid leave, the Iowa Supreme Court recently ordered. Also known as furloughs, each temporary layoff day will save the Iowa judicial branch $335,009. The first furlough...

Plenty of students, less companies at career fair

MICHELE DANNO

February 27, 2009

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With graduation approaching, UI senior Ashley Danielson had applied at a handful of companies, but she didn’t land an interview until Wednesday’s Spring Job and Internship Fair. “Before the fair, I was getting really nervous...

To furlough or not at the UI up in the air

ANNA LOTHSON

February 27, 2009

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While weighing possible alternatives to combat rigid statewide budget cuts, furloughs at the UI may be a option — but not without plenty of complicated logistics. Preparing for Gov. Chet Culver’s proposed budget cuts of up...

Faces of the UI: Juggling a lot more than classes

KATHLEEN SERINO

February 27, 2009

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Since he let go of his Elvis Presley obsession and guitar hobby, Luther Bangert has become a major juggling enthusiast — juggling everything from flaming torches to bowling balls. Bangert, who picked up juggling three years...

No intox defense for Curtis Fry, attorneys request

OLIVIA MORAN

February 27, 2009

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Prosecutors requested on Thursday that a judge order the attorneys for Curtis Fry to not use intoxication as Fry’s defense in the killing of a 75-year-old Iowa City man. Police arrested 22-year-old Fry — of Wilton, Iowa —...