The Daily Iowan

Many UI faculty, student animal companions far from the ordinary pet

MARY HARRINGTON

March 3, 2009

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They met in college. Decades later, they still spend most days just feet apart. Their relationship withstood changed addresses and many state border crossings. Today, the two remain a lasting duo: Linda Maxson and her 35-year-old...

UI profs suspicious of ‘evolution’ bill

MEGAN DIAL

March 3, 2009

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More than 50 UI professors have signed a petition against a recent state measure related to the teaching of evolution in public schools and universities. The most contentious aspect of the act, introduced by Rep. Rod Roberts,...

Some artwork to return to UI

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 3, 2009

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Thanks to nearly $1 million in grants, UI Museum of Art officials will begin moving artwork back to campus this spring. A permanent collection of the university’s art will be on display in the 4,000-square-foot IMU Richey Ballroom,...

Networking site a cure for UI ‘study blues’

MAGGIE PETERS

March 3, 2009

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When UI senior Emili Panio had the stomach flu and missed a week of class, she was overwhelmed with makeup work. But she found relief in StudyBlue, which allowed her to scan others’ lecture notes online. “I was able to find...

UI Christian Legal Society’s funding under fire

ADAM SULLIVAN

March 3, 2009

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Student groups are at odds over funding for an allegedly discriminatory group. More than 100 UI law students and faculty members have signed a petition calling for UI administrators and student government officials to stop funding...

Roosevelt proposal still drawing many questions

CLARK CAHILL

March 3, 2009

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Around 100 community members flocked to West High on Monday night hoping to get some answers about the fate of Roosevelt Elementary. A seven-person-panel — which included Superintendent Lane Plugge, School Board President Toni...

County supervisors announce budget

JUSTIN SUGG

March 3, 2009

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Included in Johnson County’s $84 million budget for fiscal 2009 is the Joint Emergency Communication Center, consolidating county and city emergency services and coordinating them in one facility. Though construction of the...

Obama troop plan has some skeptics

AMANDA McCLURE

March 3, 2009

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Contending that Iraq’s future is its own responsibility, President Obama pledged an 18-month timetable for troop withdrawal last week, but he will leave potentially 50,000 soldiers in Iraq for up to a year after the August 2010...

Hawks men’s basketball still seeking improvement

CHARLIE KAUTZ

March 3, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa head coach Todd Lickliter isn’t losing his patience. He admitted Monday he didn’t have very much to begin with. Now in his 23rd month leading the Hawkeye basketball program, Lickliter’s calendar has again changed with...

Young men’s swimmers see a very bright future

JON LINDER

March 3, 2009

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The Iowa men’s swimming and diving team took home ninth place at the Big Ten championships over this past weekend in West Lafayette, Ind., with a team score of 144. Sophomore swimmer Conor Dwyer led the Hawkeyes throughout...

Several medal for Iowa at men’s track Big Tens

ZACH SMITH

March 3, 2009

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Despite a ninth-place finish at the Big Ten indoor championships last weekend at Penn State’s Ashenfelter Multisport Facility, the Iowa men’s track and field team managed to put several athletes on the medal stand. The Hawkeyes...

Women’s track finding some bright spots

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

March 3, 2009

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Finishing last at the Big Ten indoor championships is not what Iowa women’s track and field head coach Layne Anderson expected when his squad left for Bloomington, Ind., on Feb. 26. But with a team short on experience and numbers,...