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Tuesday News Update


By staff writer Snovil Dong

State News

Bullying in schools under fire

In order to stop bullying in schools, all Iowa middle schools and high schools have been invited to submit a video about what their school has done to prevent bullying. By using on social networking sites, citizens will be able to vote on their favorite video, and the winning school will get $500 for bullying prevention. The government officer who is in charge of this event also said parents have a responsibility to monitor their children at home to stop bullying both on and off campus.

Local News

IMU to host annual career and job fair

The annual job and career fair will be held in the Iowa Memorial Union Thursday, Sept. 20. This year, there will be representatives from 140 employers collecting resumes and finding new employees and interns from the university. This number has been the highest in several years. Representatives from IBM, Panda Restaurant Group, Perceptive Software, Principal Financial Group, and Wells Fargo will attend this event.

President Obama’s extra costs

According to sources provided by the University of Iowa, President Barack Obama and his fellows cost the university $50,000 on their visit earlier this month, and about half has been reimbursed. According to UI spokesman Tom Moore, the applicable expenses have been reimbursed to the university. What apparently won’t be reimbursed is the cost of providing extra security.

Inmate MIA, serving 16-year sentence

42-year-old department of correction inmate Steven Adcock has gone missing. According to a Department of Corrections press release, Adcock was serving a 16-year sentence for three counts of third-degree burglary and second-degree theft before he went missing. Adcock is Caucasian, bald with brown eyes. He has tattoos on his arms, shoulders and chest.

Sources: Iowa Now, Iowa City Press Citizen,