The Daily Iowan

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...

Mayflower assault reported


March 9, 2009

Authorities are searching for a man who reportedly sexually assaulted a female UI student in Mayflower early Sunday morning. According to a joint e-mail from University Housing and UI police, an unidentified male followed a female...

Some UI students headed for Mexico spring break despite drug war


March 9, 2009

When UI junior Sara Hershner planned her spring break vacation to Puerto Vallarta last November, she hadn’t heard much about Mexico’s drug wars. But a heightened rate of crime and violence has led the U.S. Department of State...

Bridging Fiesta brings cultures together


March 9, 2009

With an orange kanga — a cotton cloth symbolizing womanhood in many African communities — wrapped around her body, Grace Gathua performed a piece combining singing, dancing, and drum-beating, kicking off the Bridging Fiesta...

Movies hauling in money, despite economy


March 9, 2009

As stocks plummet and unemployment rates jump, businesses across the country are posting losses. But there’s no business like show business. Movie theaters are seeing a counterintuitive trend: As the economy slides, ticket...

Iowa City school officials cut budget


March 9, 2009

Iowa City School District officials have made their first cuts in an effort to reduce expenses by $6 million over the next two years, Superintendent Lane Plugge said. Included in the district’s initial cuts are limiting its...

UI proposes cultural-diversity education certificate


March 9, 2009

A proposed program through the UI School of Social Work may make students more culturally diverse — a valuable skill in an expanding global environment, program proponents say. The Critical Cultural Competence certificate aims...

Nearly Naked Mile bares all for charity


March 9, 2009

Chilling rain on March 7 didn’t slow the hundreds of runners at Hubbard Park — all of them nearly naked. The UI’s first Nearly Naked Mile, sponsored by Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, encouraged participants to shed layers...

Know your campus: UI Main Library


March 9, 2009

Housing more than 2 million books, the size of the UI Main Library is around that of Boston Public Library and the New York Public Library — only it’s bigger. Built in 1951, the UI Main Library easily surpasses most public...

UI administrators seek input for budget plans


March 6, 2009

Even for Doug True, the UI senior vice president for Finance, budget crunching is no walk in the park. “I’d like to think that by now, I’ve seen everything,” he said. But he said he has never experienced a financial...

Iowa lawmakers may ban Salvia


March 6, 2009

UI alumnus Tanner Faaborg felt weightless, his self-perception was absent, and his eyes became linked “to what I thought was a new dimension.” Laughter overtook his helpless body. “Reality then began to set in as the objects...