The Daily Iowan

Under-19 fine increase draws some fire

AMANDA McCLURE

March 13, 2009

UI freshman Mary Wine wishes local officials would focus their attention on other issues downtown. A newly approved measure that increased the fine for under-19 patrons in bars after 10 p.m. doesn’t address the important issues,...

UI aids dual-career couples

MEGAN DIAL

March 13, 2009

Jon Houtman made the decision to join the UI’s faculty as an assistant professor of microbiology largely because of one UI program: the Dual Career Network. “That was important, because my wife was a professional, too,”...

Reaching out to aid GLBT int’l students

LINI GE

March 13, 2009

Two young men walking down the street on the UI campus with their arms linked will mostly likely be seen as homosexuals. But it is a common behavior elsewhere in the world, including India. “If you are looking at these through...

UI powers down to green

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 13, 2009

In addition to the stacks of paper, cans, and bottles UI student Nicki Petersburg already recycles, she will likely add to her environmental repertoire by endorsing a new challenge to reduce the amount of computer energy consumption...

Research finds segregation in hospital rates

MEGAN DIAL

March 13, 2009

A recent study released by two UI professors and a UI research scientist provides evidence for the existence of segregation and its potentially fatal effects. The researchers found that in highly segregated communities, black...

Budget-crunching on for UI

ANNA LOTHSON

March 13, 2009

As the budget-crunching clock ticks away, members of the six task forces across campus are working feverishly to produce cost-saving proposals to UI administrators. Initiated by UI President Sally Mason, the six groups will address...

Free-clinic client numbers up

JENNIFER DELGADO

March 13, 2009

More and more Iowans are using free health clinics — and officials said they expect the number to grow as the unemployment rate skyrockets. At the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic, officials said they haven’t seen a dramatic...

Officers testify in Fry trial, describe crime scene

OLIVIA MORAN

March 12, 2009

An Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent said Curtis Fry was shocked, scared, and shaking when officials told him he was suspected of killing an elderly man while intoxicated last year. Prosecutors played Fry’s February...

Alcohol over-consumption too common

CHRIS CLARK

March 12, 2009

With more than 100 local businesses serving alcohol, one thing is clear — it’s easy to get your hands on liquor in Iowa City. Health Iowa Assistant Director Tanya Villhauer believes this accessibility plays a major role in...

UI sees an increase in double majors

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 12, 2009

UI junior and English major Cathryn Spinler had dreams of breaking into the publishing industry. But with the current economy, jobs and internships in the field are hard to come by. So the 21-year-old added a journalism major...

UI flooded with budget suggestions

ANNA LOTHSON

March 12, 2009

With more than 10,000 hits and 237 submissions and counting, the UI budget website has been receiving cost-shaving suggestions ranging from sacrificing landscaping and fixing leaky faucets to cutting salaries and reducing paper...

Forum reviews harassment policy

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 12, 2009

Through the myriad topics covered in Wednesday’s open forum about revisions to the UI’s sexual-harassment policy, one thread bound the responses together: to be proactive rather than reactive. “We don’t necessarily want...