The Daily Iowan

One UI senior is living for the thin air

MICHELE DANNO

February 18, 2009

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This year, UI student Josh Kingry had to take out $5,000 in student loans. But he definitely didn’t use it all for school. The 22-year-old used half of it to fund climbing Mount Rainier with friend Ryan Fisher in what Kingry...

UI institute to aid Postville

ASHLEY HAUGO

February 18, 2009

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The UI Institute of Public Affairs will help devastated Postville plan a new future — free of charge. As Postville residents work to get back on their feet, the Institute of Public Affairs will step in to lend a hand. The insti...

UISG-grad student spat continues

MICHELE DANNO

February 18, 2009

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UI Student Government officials made it clear Tuesday they will not recognize recent action by the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students. On Feb. 11, the Executive Council unanimously passed a bill to withdraw...

Coralville mulls local-option tax

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

February 18, 2009

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The Coralville City Council discussed funding a storm-sewer system flood-mitigation project with money from a proposed local-option sales tax at its work session Tuesday night. The flood-mitigation project proposes to protect...

Financial aid, research targeted for federal stimulus money

ANNA LOTHSON

February 17, 2009

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After a heated debate, a $787 billion compromise, and nearly 1,100 pages of legislation, the federal stimulus bill is set to be signed by President Obama today — keeping UI officials on the edge of their seats. “I’m hoping...

UI economists evaluate federal stimulus bill

ANNA LOTHSON

February 17, 2009

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After the anticipated Federal Economic Reinvestment and Recovery Act becomes law with President Obama’s signature, some UI economists say the bill is a good move. “It’s a mistake to expect miracles,” said UI Director...

Despite exaggerated chlorine smell, UI water is safe

MEGAN DIAL

February 17, 2009

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Of the thousands of individuals who wash their hands, hydrate, and use water daily on the UI campus, some may be picking up on a distinct odor this winter: chlorine. But the smell is not the result of an increase of the element...

Girl Talk to perform for 10,000 Hours show

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 17, 2009

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The 10,000 Hours Show of Eastern Iowa announced Monday that Girl Talk will be the performer featured at the annual 10,000 Hours concert in April. “We wanted something fun, energetic, and different from what we’ve tried in...

Ask the DI: Why does ITS charge the same for double- and single-sided prints?

DI STAFF

February 17, 2009

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Q: “If ITS really wants us to print double-sided copies in the ITCs, why does it cost the same as printing single-sided copies?” A: The cost of printing single-sided and double-sided documents is the same because a piece ...

UI project to aid Ghana

SHANE ERSLAND

February 17, 2009

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A team of UI student engineers hopes residents of Ghana will see an improvement in their drinking water quality thanks to the students’ development of a hand-held water sanitizer. Because Ghana, in western Africa, is a relatively...

Iowa City makes plans for stimulus

AMANDA MCCLURE

February 17, 2009

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Cities throughout Iowa are set to receive a portion of the $1.9 billion expected to flow into the state from the national stimulus package, though constraints in the bill have set limitations for desired projects in Iowa City. Funds...

State prepares for federal money

SHAWN GUDE

February 17, 2009

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With billions of dollars in stimulus money set to flow into Iowa, officials are anxious to fund coveted infrastructure programs and shore up the state’s budget. But they’ll have to wait a few more days. Although President...