The Daily Iowan

UI salutes Peace Corps

LINI GE

February 24, 2009

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Patricia Gillette celebrated her 59th birthday on Monday in a unique way — by presenting her experience working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya at the Iowa City Public Library. “When they told me I was going to present...

Iowa City Police officer charged with OWI

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 23, 2009

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An Iowa City police officer is on administrative leave after allegedly driving drunk and refusing to cooperate with officers. Iowa City police Sgt. Sidney Jackson was charged Feb. 21 at around 4 a.m. with OWI and interfering...

TAs to get increased tuition assistance

JUSTIN SUGG

February 23, 2009

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The UI will provide nearly 100 percent tuition assistance to teaching assistants by 2011 as part of the graduate students’ new contract with the state Board of Regents, said Mark Salisbury, the president of the Campaign to Organize...

Court reduces UI’s penalty in fraternity case

OLIVIA MORAN

February 23, 2009

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The Iowa Supreme Court reduced the amount the UI will pay in damages and attorney fees to a university fraternity, whose members sued the UI in 2005 over the chapter’s suspension. The court ordered a district court last week...

UI could house Iowa Flood Center

TIFFANY HUNG

February 23, 2009

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When the 2008 floods hit, some said there was no “go-to” expert within the state to rely on. “I think it’s a fabulous idea,” Hogg said. “I think it’s a good thing to do, and in the long run, it has potential to sa...

UI students present kids with an international perspective

LINI GE

February 23, 2009

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Standing in front of a large map of the Middle East, UI medical student Harb Harb presented the background and current situation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to a global-studies class of roughly 20 seventh-graders at North...

School Board looks at cuts, future expansion

CLARK CAHILL

February 23, 2009

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With the Iowa City School Board’s budget decreasing by $6 million over the next two years, officials are considering staff cuts and a possible adjustment of school hours. Because of inevitable staff cuts, officials will look...

Dance Marathon still hard at it

ASHLEY HAUGO

February 23, 2009

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With only 347 days until Dance Marathon’s Big Dance returns to the UI campus, there is little time for organizers to be idle. “Dance Marathon is a 12-month program. The activities don’t stop after the February event,”...

UI celebrates diversity at culture festival

LINI GE

February 23, 2009

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Sequins and scarves — in bright blues, greens, oranges, and yellows — and golden jewelry adorned the children and young adults as the bells on their ankles complimented the traditional and Indian pop music they danced to. The...

Know your campus: The Pentacrest

LINI GE

February 23, 2009

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Other parts of campus are probably jealous. Everyone is always talking about the Pentacrest — where this building is in relation to that building and where your introduction to American politics meets. Meaning “five on a...

Defense wants lesser charge in sexual-abuse trial

OLIVIA MORAN

February 20, 2009

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Defense attorneys said Thursday prosecutors lack sufficient evidence to convict Micah Matthews of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree sexual abuse, arguing for two lesser charges. In a closing argument, Iowa City attorney...

UI takes possession of athletics club

TESSA MCLEAN

February 20, 2009

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Despite budget cuts across the UI, the campus continues to expand. In mid-December, the UI Facilities Corp. took ownership of the University Athletics Club, a privately owned facility at 1360 Melrose Ave., near Finkbine Golf...