The Daily Iowan

UI law school honors 3 alumni

OLIVIA MORAN

March 5, 2009

Robert Youle rarely sleeps. He juggles dozens of cases at his law firm in Colorado while volunteering daily for the American Cancer Society — earning him one of three alumni awards presented by the UI College of Law this year...

Know your renters’ rights

GEOFF WARING

March 5, 2009

Greg Bal, the UI Student Legal Services’ supervising attorney, wants students to know something about local landlords. “Landlords in Iowa City are trying to get every penny out of you,” he said at a presentation Wednesday. Around...

Councilors ponder fire station

AMANDA McCLURE

March 5, 2009

Iowa City councilors will continue to make large cuts to the city’s operating budget in an effort to balance capital projects and counter economic stresses. Councilors agreed to cut $1 million from the budget over the next...

Students help others with taxes

MAGGIE PETERS

March 5, 2009

In six months, UI senior Evan Malcom will put his accounting degree to use as a corporate accountant at Grant Thornton LLP in Kansas City. He got a head start in his field thanks to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program,...

Provost’s forum to focus on rights

SHANE ERSLAND

March 5, 2009

Human rights will be highlighted at the third-annual UI Provost’s Forum for International Affairs, which will take place today and Friday in the University Capitol Centre. Gay Seidman, a University of Wisconsin-Madison sociology...

Culver, in Old Capitol, pushes flood awareness

TESSA McLEAN

March 5, 2009

It’s been roughly 150 years since Iowa’s first governor worked at a desk in the Old Capitol. But Wednesday, Gov. Chet Culver signed a proclamation declaring March as Flood Awareness Month from that desk. On his first day...

Many UI faculty, student animal companions far from the ordinary pet

MARY HARRINGTON

March 3, 2009

They met in college. Decades later, they still spend most days just feet apart. Their relationship withstood changed addresses and many state border crossings. Today, the two remain a lasting duo: Linda Maxson and her 35-year-old...

UI profs suspicious of ‘evolution’ bill

MEGAN DIAL

March 3, 2009

More than 50 UI professors have signed a petition against a recent state measure related to the teaching of evolution in public schools and universities. The most contentious aspect of the act, introduced by Rep. Rod Roberts,...

Some artwork to return to UI

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 3, 2009

Thanks to nearly $1 million in grants, UI Museum of Art officials will begin moving artwork back to campus this spring. A permanent collection of the university’s art will be on display in the 4,000-square-foot IMU Richey Ballroom,...

Networking site a cure for UI ‘study blues’

MAGGIE PETERS

March 3, 2009

When UI senior Emili Panio had the stomach flu and missed a week of class, she was overwhelmed with makeup work. But she found relief in StudyBlue, which allowed her to scan others’ lecture notes online. “I was able to find...

UI Christian Legal Society’s funding under fire

ADAM SULLIVAN

March 3, 2009

Student groups are at odds over funding for an allegedly discriminatory group. More than 100 UI law students and faculty members have signed a petition calling for UI administrators and student government officials to stop funding...

Roosevelt proposal still drawing many questions

CLARK CAHILL

March 3, 2009

Around 100 community members flocked to West High on Monday night hoping to get some answers about the fate of Roosevelt Elementary. A seven-person-panel — which included Superintendent Lane Plugge, School Board President Toni...