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Lecture panel in unrest following resignation

ZHI XIONG

April 7, 2009

The group that brought such big names as Karl Rove and Alice Sebold to campus may not be prepared for next year’s lecture lineup. And the University Lecture Committee members can’t seem to agree why. They say it’s a combination...

Male contraceptive may be possible

EMILY MELVOLD

April 7, 2009

UI researchers studying male infertility genes have sparked the idea of males taking contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies. UI sophomore Kevin Nash said that if the research develops into the production of a male contraceptive,...

Gay-marriage opponents irate, no action on court ruling

SHAWN GUDE

April 7, 2009

When last week’s gay-marriage ruling was handed down last week, opponents in the Iowa Legislature were predictably outraged. Senate Minority Leader Paul McKinley, R-Chariton, and House Minority Leader Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha,...

At UISG debate, tickets clash on experience

MICHELE DANNO

April 7, 2009

As the campaign advances and election day nears, UI Student Government candidates seem to be getting more competitive. That was the mood at their second debate, held Monday night and sponsored by the College Republicans and UI...

Students lobby Statehouse

MARY HARRINGTON

April 7, 2009

Student representatives from the state universities gathered Monday to urge lawmakers to fully fund the state Board of Regents’ budget requests amid statewide cuts. Approximately 12 percent of funding to the UI and the regents...

Senior wins business award after pitching on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

CLARK CAHILL

April 7, 2009

Working more than 90 hours per week without pay probably doesn’t sound enticing to most college graduates. But for UI senior Jared Garfield, this scenario will be reality when he joins his business partner full-time at J &...

City Council delays sculpture purchase

CHRIS CLARK

April 7, 2009

Deferring the purchase of an $80,000 sculpture on Monday, Iowa City city councilors said it could be up to two years before they think about installing it at Water Works Prairie Park. The council unanimously approved completing...

Library hirings slow

MEGAN DIAL

April 7, 2009

UI students hoping to go into the library field are seeing fewer job openings because of the economic crisis keeping retirement-age librarians from leaving their positions, said Jim Elmborg, the director of the UI School of Library...

Iowa City, 20 times over sustainability level, works on carbon

MEGAN DIAL

April 7, 2009

Iowa City’s greenhouse-gas emission rate is similar to the nation’s average of 19.6 metric tons per capita. But that’s nearly 20 times more than the sustainable level. The city’s average is based on preliminary data measuring...

Same-sex marriage decision adds to Iowa’s history of progressiveness

ADAM SULLIVAN

April 6, 2009

Gays, lesbians, and supporters from around the country are shifting their sights to this middle-of-the-road farming state. Riding the high from last week’s victory, same-sex marriage proponents remain cautiously optimistic...

Poll mixed on same-sex marriage

ADAM SULLIVAN

April 6, 2009

Opponents of gay marriage are nursing wounds from last week’s Iowa Supreme Court ruling. But they’re not admitting defeat. While the legal battle regarding who has the right to marry is over in Iowa, conservatives insist...

Timeline of Varnum v. Brien

DI STAFF

April 6, 2009

• December 2005 — Lawsuit is filed in Polk County. The two plaintiffs are Kate and Trish Varnum, a Cedar Rapids couple, who file suit after then-Polk County Recorder Tim Brien denied the couple marriage licenses. Five other...