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Fry trial opens: Neighbor details discovery of body


March 10, 2009

Four home nurses testified at the murder trial of 22-year-old Curtis Fry on Monday, describing their patient — whom Fry allegedly beat to death — as weak and unstable. Fry, of Wilton, Iowa, is charged with second-degree murder....

Both parties say actions in alleged sexual assault consensual


March 10, 2009

Both parties involved in an alleged sexual assault in Mayflower on Sunday morning have voluntarily come forward and agreed their actions were consensual. No further action will be taken regarding the case, officials said. Charles...

Officials not worried about flooding


March 10, 2009

A look back     This past weekend’s rain left 2 feet of standing water in Marsha Darby’s yard just outside of Iowa City. And though it had subsided to a few inches on the squishy turf by Monday, Johnson Count...

UI to hold flood forum


March 10, 2009

Some of the nation’s top natural-disaster experts will head to Iowa City this week, ready to help the UI community understand the science behind the summer’s flood. The speakers — hailing from major universities, as well...

Proposal would try to protect cyclists


March 10, 2009

UI graduate student Jessie Grafenberg has seen it all too often. An oblivious driver, looking to make a right turn at a red light, narrowly avoids barreling into her as she waits on her black-and-red Quintana Roo bicycle in the...

2009-10 DI editor announced


March 10, 2009

Longtime Daily Iowan staff member Kelsey Beltramea will be the editor in chief for the 2009-10 school year, working toward continued web and television convergence, in addition to community involvement. The Student Publications...

Regents wrestle with budget


March 10, 2009

All UI faculty, professional and scientific employees, and institutional officers could see their salaries frozen for fiscal 2010. State Board of Regents President David Miles said he plans to ask the regents next week to adopt...

Students prepare for alternative spring break


March 10, 2009

As some UI students pack their bathing suits, suntan lotion, and flip-flops in preparation for spring break, others are loading their suitcases with work boots and T-shirts. Many alternative spring-break trips are being offered...

Applicant numbers drop for law school, Graduate College


March 10, 2009

Recent tallies indicate the UI’s College of Law received 10 percent fewer applications than last year, and the UI’s Graduate College has experienced an 8 percent dip. Despite falling numbers, university officials aren’t...

Students show off research to legislators


March 10, 2009

After nine weeks in Africa and hundreds of hours spent compiling research, UI senior Amanda Irish was finally able to showcase her work Monday in Des Moines. Irish was one of 20 UI students selected to attend “Research in the...

Mental-health nurses in short supply


March 10, 2009

UI Lecturer Judy Collins’ nursing career is focused on medicine and the healing power of words. As a former psychiatric mental-health nurse, she spent most of her days checking on patients and helping them emotionally recover...

More than a kernel of taste for local corn vendors


March 9, 2009

Whether slathered in spices, blanketed in bacon, or sizzling in salt and pepper, corn may come to Iowa City in a whole new package, freshening up the street-food scene one cob at a time. CorNroc, a new student-run business, will...