The Daily Iowan

Old cottage’s preservation future in danger

NICK MOFFITT

December 3, 2014

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The Iowa City City Council could soon settle a battle between property-owner rights and the preservation of historic buildings. The City Council on Tuesday scheduled a special meeting that will occur in the next week to deci...

Christmas tree sales remain strong

BEN MARKS

December 3, 2014

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As they wrap up their post-Thanksgiving opening weekend, Christmas-tree farmers across eastern Iowa report healthy harvests. But, farmers say, poor weather over the last few years may damage future tree crops. “You...

Council backs TIF plan

NICK MOFFITT

December 3, 2014

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A 96-unit development on Riverside Drive will now receive $1.8 million in tax increment financing after overwhelming vocal support and a 7-0 vote from the Iowa City City Council Tuesday. The development will contain 12 units...

Iowans struggle to pay heating bills

MITCH MCANDREW

December 3, 2014

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In Iowa’s frigid climate, turning up the heat can cost a small fortune, and Iowans’ wallets are starting to feel the burn. According to recent data, Iowans are struggling to pay their heating bills as winters grow...

IC Red Week promotes AIDS awareness

GRACE PATERAS

December 3, 2014

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Student organizations have come together for the third year in a row to expand on a national campaign by organizing weeklong events to promote AIDS awareness. The World Health Organization named Dec. 1 Worlds AIDS Day. Since 1988...

Increased enrollment will lead to more temporary lecturers

AARON WALKER

December 3, 2014

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The recent push for increased enrollment will likely cause some colleges at the University of Iowa to hire more lecturers as opposed to the tenure-track faculty they ultimately desire. Lecturers are hired primarily to teach...

The GPSG has created a Student Safety Chair

DANIEL VALENTIN

December 3, 2014

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Because of the issue of sexual assaults on campus, the University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government has voted to create a Student Safety Chair to assist in creating campus-wide safety initiatives. Group President...

Faculty Senate addresses performance- based funding

RACHEL GREEN

December 3, 2014

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University of Iowa faculty members on Tuesday expressed their concerns to a top state official about their work being devalued, a loss of funds, and competition among Iowa’s public universities. Bruce Rastetter, the president...

Rally backs Ferguson protests

CORY PORTER

December 2, 2014

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The biting cold didn’t keep University of Iowa students, faculty, and community members from staging a protest on Monday in memory of Michael Brown and in support of the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. As part of a...

UI adds robotics program for girls

ALYSSA GUZMAN

December 2, 2014

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After working with students while teaching a class in dancing robotics last spring, University of Iowa computer-science Lecturer Denise Szecsei wanted to continue encouraging students to code and program robots. She believes...

Custom Ebola hoods prepared in-house

MICHAEL KADRIE

December 2, 2014

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Faculty and staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are now armed with homebrewed head protection in case of an Ebola outbreak. Don Jaggers, the UIHC director of material services, said Ebola is still a brand-new...

Iowa City potentially funding another TIF

NICK MOFFITT

December 2, 2014

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The Iowa City City Council today will discuss approving a $1.8 million tax increment financing for a development at the former site of Hartwig Motors on Riverside Drive. The financing would go towards developing a 96-unit rental...