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UI project to aid Ghana

SHANE ERSLAND

February 17, 2009

A team of UI student engineers hopes residents of Ghana will see an improvement in their drinking water quality thanks to the students’ development of a hand-held water sanitizer. Because Ghana, in western Africa, is a relatively...

Iowa City makes plans for stimulus

AMANDA MCCLURE

February 17, 2009

Cities throughout Iowa are set to receive a portion of the $1.9 billion expected to flow into the state from the national stimulus package, though constraints in the bill have set limitations for desired projects in Iowa City. Funds...

State prepares for federal money

SHAWN GUDE

February 17, 2009

With billions of dollars in stimulus money set to flow into Iowa, officials are anxious to fund coveted infrastructure programs and shore up the state’s budget. But they’ll have to wait a few more days. Although President...

Prof: Journal writing becomes therapy

JENNIFER DELGADO

February 16, 2009

UI freshman Serena Everhart said she writes in a journal weekly — it’s one way the Muscatine native relieves some of her stress from classes, extracurricular activities, and work. “There are many things you just don’t...

UI prof an Arizona law-dean finalist

MICHELE DANNO

February 16, 2009

UI law Professor Margaret Raymond is the one of five finalists being considered for the law-dean position at the University of Arizona, officials recently announced. Raymond, the only female finalist, now has the opportunity...

Library acquisitions not yet hurt by budget cuts

KATHLEEN SERINO

February 16, 2009

Although UI Libraries won’t feel the full effects from budget cuts announced earlier this month, those at the UI Main Library are still prepared to make adjustments if necessary. Library acquisitions — academic resources...

Flood mitigation plan nearly ready

ASHLEY HAUGO

February 16, 2009

Despite the ominous presence of lake-size puddles and 3-inch blankets of snow, updates to flood-response plans make the UI and Iowa City ready to face the spring thaw, officials said. Last fall, the UI created the Flood-Mitigation...

At the forefront of learning

SHAWN GUDE

February 16, 2009

Built in 1973, the Lindquist Center houses the highly ranked UI College of Education. But that’s not all. It’s also home to the Iowa Testing Programs, which created the widely used Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Iowa...

Legislature considers fraud bill

OLIVIA MORAN

February 16, 2009

In Iowa, nobody is safe from fraud — especially after a devastating flood. Individuals in flood-stricken areas are still struggling financially after a wave of businesses collected money for what resulted in fraudulent services...

Virtual life for Main Library’s Lincoln collection

MARY HARRINGTON

February 16, 2009

More than 1,000 rare artifacts documenting the life of Abraham Lincoln have moved beyond display cases and are now available online. In conjunction with the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln’s birth, the UI Main Library’s...