Students who apply to selective graduate programs such as law or
medicine will be asked to list any misdemeanor or felony convictionsand
that may be enough to keep them out, an article in The Daily Iowan
The article, by Lisa Livermore, says the College of Law requires
students to list convictions. Bar associations also check when the
students take the bar exam.
Richard Dobyns, chair of the College of Medicines admission
committee, says most students who admit being charged or convicted
list alcohol-related misdemeanors. This, he said, "is fairly
Physicians have a high rate of alcoholism in their careers because
of stress, he says. "We dont want to encourage people
with problems with alcohol to enter the medical profession."
Dance Marathon Earns
Roughly 600 students danced for up to 30 consecutive hours in February
in order to raise $357,000 for the Childrens Hospital of Iowa
and other charitable organizations.
The money will be used to provide financial and emotional support
to 115 families sponsored by Dance Marathon and served by the Childrens
Hospital of Iowa, located in the University of Iowa Hospitals and
Over the past six years, Dance Marathons have raised a total of
$1 million for the hospital and other charitable organizations.
Spring Semester Enrollment
Enrollment at The University of Iowa for the spring 2000 semester
totals 26,956, an increase of 81 students from spring semester in
1999. The Tippie College of Business showed the largest gain, with
an increase of 119 undergraduate students from spring 1999 to spring
2000. Dentistry, law, medicine, and pharmacy also showed increases.
The enrollment is down by 1,890, or 6.6 percent, from fall semester
of 1999-2000. Spring semester enrollment always is less than in
fall, primarily because of students who graduate in December. This
year, 1,400 students were graduated.
The University of Iowa has decided to notify parents of students
found passed out in a public area of campus, hospitalized for alcohol
intoxication, or arrested for public intoxication, says Phillip
E. Jones, vice president for student services and dean of students.
The letters describe the circumstances, whether the student was
hospitalized, and any action taken.
From the beginning of fall semester to November 20, 1999, the
office sent letters to parents of 12 women and 11 men. Two had attempted
suicide and 21 were intoxicated on alcohol. Thirteen required ambulance