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BY DI STAFF | JUNE 12, 2009 7:26 AM

UI wins Truman Foundation honor

Truman Foundation President and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright named the UI as a 2009 Truman Foundation Honor Institution.

The award is allocated to universities that promote principles of public service.

“We thank the Truman Foundation for honoring our long tradition of preparing young people to enter careers devoted to public service,” UI President Sally Mason said in a statement.

In the past two years, two UI students have won Truman Scholarships: Meredith DeBoom and Rachel Nathanson.

The executive secretary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation — Frederick Slabach — will host a ceremony for the UI the in fall.

Overall, nine UI students have won Truman Scholarships.

The scholarship to finance graduate studies is awarded to around 60 college juniors per year, with each scholar receiving up to $30,000.

To become eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be in the top quarter of their class while demonstrating a drive to work in the non-profit sector.

“We are very proud of our graduates who go on to serve communities across our state, throughout our nation and around the globe,” Mason said.

— by Michael Dale-Stein

Clayborn denied trial delay

Adrian Clayborn, a Hawkeye football player charged with assault in January, has been denied a request to delay his trial.

Clayborn was charged with assaulting an Iowa City taxi driver who honked at him during a traffic jam. According to court records, a friend had to restrain him from hitting the driver.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge in March; he will stand trial June 22.

Clayborn is a star defensive end who started 11 games last year, had 50 tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble. He is listed as a starter for the upcoming season.

Clayborn is charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces a maximum jail time of one year.

— by Scott Raynor

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