The Daily Iowan

UIHC heads into the age of digital records

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 1, 2009

UI Hospitals and Clinics officials said they’re preparing to launch the largest phase of their transition from paper to digital records — the final switch will take place in a few weeks. On May 2, all UIHC departments, the...

Iowa City City Council to get budget aid

AMANDA McCLURE

April 1, 2009

The Iowa City City Council will conduct a telephone survey across the city to receive more community input on their budget-setting decisions. The council previously voted to place city projects and services in a prioritization...

Eyes on Ped Mall for fights?

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 31, 2009

Police are looking to video cameras as one way to combat violence between men in downtown Iowa City, authorities said. While the possibility of placing cameras downtown is an option, it is not yet being seriously considered,...

Homing in on the homemade brew

MARY HARRINGTON

March 31, 2009

Armed with college-student budgets and engineering educations, two UI students are cooking up intoxicating flavors and stove-top savings in an apartment kitchen operation: brewing beer. A year and a half ago, 26-year-olds Kris...

Counseling Service deals with budget

MEGAN DIAL

March 31, 2009

The University Counseling Service is preparing to cut its budget if the economy doesn’t pick up in the next few years. While the center has not yet been affected by the UI’s budget cuts, Director Sam Cochran said the center...

From Antarctica to local craftsman

MICHELE DANNO

March 31, 2009

Snowstorms in late March may seem harsh for some Iowa City dwellers. But for Ryan Prochaska, this weather is mild compared with the conditions in Antarctica, where he lived and worked for six months. Prochaska, a 35-year-old...

100s address board on high-school enrollment

CLARK CAHILL

March 31, 2009

The Iowa City School Board welcomed hundreds of community members to share input about its high-school enrollment Monday night. More than 50 community members filled out forms to speak at the forum held at Parkview Church, 15...

UISG loosens campaign rules

EMILY MELVOLD

March 31, 2009

UI Student Government campaigns are back — and the rules are less restrictive. Several changes were made to this year’s elections code — a nearly eight-page long document — and many loosen the rules candidates need to...

Unique new series aids UI researchers

MAGGIE PETERS

March 31, 2009

Though most researchers already have years of education and experience on their résumés, a first-of-its-kind UI program will offer them even more training. The Research Professional Development Program — Biomedical Series...

Ped Mall fight club

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 30, 2009

Unknown assailants attacked unknown men in two incidents on the Pedestrian Mall during the early hours of March 27, authorities said. But having two assault incidents downtown in one weekend is not that unusual, said Iowa City...

UI ROTC numbers climbing sharply

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 30, 2009

The battalion photo of the UI’s ROTC cadets has gotten wider every year recently. The group has grown from 32 contracted cadets in 2005 to 83 this year. And all of the future army officers — dressed in camouflage uniforms...

Boathouse work presses ahead

JUSTIN SUGG

March 30, 2009

At some points, the Iowa River swells to within 10 feet of the Beckwith Boathouse construction site. After committing nearly $6.5 million to the project, UI officials plan to finish construction — with some additional flood...