Top stories of the spring 2011 semester

BY DI STAFF | MAY 09, 2011 3:06 AM

Professor receives slew of backlash after f-word e-mail

A University of Iowa professor who sent a vulgar e-mail to members of the UI College Republicans has seen an outpouring of negative e-mails from students, graduates, and community members.

12 football players in stable condition after being hospitalized

A second university release said the symptoms the student-athletes are being treated for were likely related to winter workouts.

Prof's e-mail to conservative group sparks controversy

Professor Ellen Lewin criticized the student organization for using the term "coming out," saying it was "appropriating the language of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights movement."

City may force game day vendors off Melrose Avenue

In a memo to the City Council, Boothroy said Iowa City zoning laws do not support commercial vending along Melrose, which faces Kinnick Stadium to the south, and he recommends enforcing the law.

Ex-tenant sues Apts Downtown, says company takes advantage of students

Attorney Christopher Warnock said that Apartments Downtown may be taking advantage of a population that is largely unaware of their rights as tenants.

Bill would force UI to sell $140 million Pollock painting

Legislators introduced a bill in the Iowa House Wednesday that would require the University of Iowa to sell its famous Jackson Pollock painting and use the revenue for scholarship assistance.

UI to take internal action against prof cleared in child-porn case

Nearly one year after the initial incident, an investigative report from the Chicago police released exclusively to the DI offers insight into a story that has been clouded with confusion and unanswered questions.

UI to host politician who said 9/11 was conspiracy

University of Iowa officials have not altered their plans to host an upcoming lecture, despite an international organization’s letter decrying the speaker’s stance on the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Panel votes to sell Pollock painting despite UI pleas

An Iowa House subcommittee voted on Wednesday in favor of legislation that would force the University of Iowa to sell the state’s most famous work of art to fund student scholarships.

City Council agrees to consider reducing 21-only fine

Councilors Regenia Bailey, Connie Champion, Ross Wilburn, and Mike Wright expressed some interest in lowering the fines and fees. Being underage in a bar after hours comes with the $735 ticket.

Meditation on the rise locally, nationally

Linda Rainforth, who taught Elkhalifa transcendental meditation, conducts free introductory lectures. She said there are well more than 100 Iowa City residents who meditate, with thousands in Iowa.

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