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Institute sees economic boon in same-sex nuptials

SHAWN GUDE

April 6, 2009

Iowa will likely see economic benefits after last week’s Supreme Court decision to legalize same sex marriage, according to a report. “The Impact on Iowa’s Budget of Allowing Same-Sex Couples to Marry” — a report released...

Fry guilty of manslaughter

ZHI XIONG

April 6, 2009

Curtis Fry isn’t a murderer, 6th District Judge Mitchell Turner decided on April 3. For beating 75-year-old Patrick McEwen to death in February 2008, Fry could serve up to 10 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter — not...

Fry conviction elicits binge drinking discussion

ZHI XIONG

April 6, 2009

Curtis Fry’s April 3 verdict announcement rattled the campus and the community. After all, he started out in a familiar situation, especially in Iowa City standards: turning 21 and going barhopping. He ended up beating a man...

Changing Fields: Tough going for teachers

CHRIS CLARK

April 6, 2009

UI senior Michael Goldberg is keeping his job search simple — a technique that seems to benefit all college graduates getting ready to enter an unstable job market. “My goal is to find a place to teach,” he said. An improvisation...

2 more assaults reported near Ped Mall over weekend

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 6, 2009

Iowa City police are investigating two more assaults downtown this past weekend, something officials have said — and locals are figuring out — is not unusual. In the first incident, officers responded to a report of a fight...

Know your campus: North Hall has served many roles

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 6, 2009

Tucked behind Burge and Currier Residence Halls and overlooking the Iowa River, North Hall — an unpretentious brick building — has served numerous purposes for Iowa City since its construction in 1925. North Hall has been...

UI President Mason foresees some tough budget decisions

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 6, 2009

Though she fully expects budget cuts, UI President Sally Mason told university professors the future is still unclear. “With our state budget and national economy in significant decline, we may be facing making cuts of a breadth...

Sales tax backers gather

TESSA McLEAN

April 6, 2009

Local officials and community members gathered April 3 at the entrance of Lower City Park — a site where the effects of last summer’s flooding can’t be hidden. Roughly 30 people attended the kickoff of the Yes For All campaign,...

Being lost in Sudan

SHANE ERSLAND

April 6, 2009

Throughout Joseph Akol Makeer’s journey through the south Sudan desert, he witnessed atrocities that rivaled the gruesome events taking place in his home village of Duk Payuel. As he tried to escape war-torn Sudan in the late...

Judge: Fry guilty of voluntary manslaughter

DI STAFF

April 3, 2009

Curtis Fry is guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Patrick McEwen, 6th District Judge Mitchell Turner said Friday morning. “Ladies and gentlemen: take note,” Turner said at the conclusion. “A good man died,...

Iowa legalizes same-sex marriage in Supreme Court ruling

ADAM SULLIVAN

April 3, 2009

Iowa is now one of three states to allow gay marriage. A unanimous ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court decided that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The ruling was handed down Friday morning. The precedent came...

Tuition, drinking head UISG candidates’ debate

MICHELE DANNO

April 3, 2009

With vibrant T-shirts, banners, spirit towels, and energetic chants, the first of three debates among UI Student Government candidates seemed like a pep rally. But the three presidential hopefuls — Mike Currie, Emily Grieves,...