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Surveys show minor changes in drinking for new students

In 2008, 21 percent of new students considered themselves problematic drinkers following the completion of AlcoholEdu. From 2009 to 2010, several months following the implementation of the 21-ordinance in June 2010, the numbers only dropped from 16 to 15 percent.


Presidential hopefuls expand use of social media

A “friend” on Facebook and a follower on Twitter may be more significant than ever to many potential presidential-nomination candidates during the 2012 caucuses.


Iowa House to be used for Dance Marathon living-learning community

UI housing officials are considering using the fourth floor of the Iowa House Hotel as a Dance Marathon Living Learning Community being in the fall.


Students bring in foreign doctors to learn Ponseti method

Medical students at the University of Iowa starting fundraising in August to allow three to five doctors from developing countries to come to the UI and learn the methods of curing clubfoot.


Final provost candidate touts strategic plan work

The final University of Iowa provost candidate Uday Sukhatme told an audience of faculty, staff, and administrators about specific successes he experienced while implementing a strategic plan at his current university.


UI aging cluster moves forward

The dedication of the Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the UI College of Nursing follows the UI’s fall 2010 initiative to hire 14 geriatrics specialists from several academic specialties.


Officials mull tuition alternatives

Some Iowa legislators and national education experts have called on the state Board of Regents to consider alternative tuition models during future funding discussions. But some regents said the switch might not be so easy in uncertain economic times.


More students using social media to plagiarize, report finds

According to a study conducted on the database of Turnitin, the worlds largest and most widely-used plagiarism detector, about one-third of content in papers submitted to Turnitin were from social and content-sharing websites.


Spotlight Iowa City: City High senior a ‘music man’

Chuck Foster’s hands move at high-speed across the piano keys from low A to high C. He plays Franz Liszt’s fast-paced Mephisto Waltz No. 1 until he’s nearly out of breath, almost resembling a runner who has completed a marathon.


Attempted-murder trial reset


Supervisors study social-media policy


Steads make major donation to Children’s Hospital


Poll: Large majority say they’ll vote in judicial election


IC man falls in CR, dies


Bond set for man charged with inappropriate touching


DJK’s ex-roommate pleads guilty


Ex-UI employee charged with theft


Man arrested for threats after bin Laden death


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