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UI tests sanitizer tracking system

CAITLIN LOMBARDO

March 25, 2009

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Goodbye germs. Professors in the UI Carver College of Medicine and the computer-science department of recently teamed up to create a tracking system that would monitor whether health-care professionals sanitize their hands. “It’s...

Birth Control law misses the UI

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 25, 2009

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UI students likely won’t see much of a difference in cost for birth control on campus, despite a bill recently signed by President Obama that would allow pharmaceutical companies to consider selling discounted contraceptives. Obama...

Condos a trend downtown

AMANDA McCLURE

March 25, 2009

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Renovating a set of condominiums in downtown Iowa City is part of the city’s long-term goal to bring more people into the area. In an effort to boost economic development downtown, officials say the project — the Grandview...

New loan plan means pay now for students

ANNA LOTHSON

March 25, 2009

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For some student loans, the buy now, pay later era is changing. Sallie Mae — the nation’s largest student-loan provider — introduced on Monday the new Smart Option Student Loan, which seeks to reduce student debt by changing...

Farmers’ Market not going anywhere

AMANDA McCLURE

March 25, 2009

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Community members prepared to contest a change in the location of the Iowa City Farmers’ Market were silenced by a swift City Council decision to cancel the proposed move. The Iowa City City Council unanimously voted to kill...

Plugge presents 9 Roosevelt options

CLARK CAHILL

March 25, 2009

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The fate of Roosevelt Elementary may be a bit clearer. Iowa City School District Superintendent Lane Plugge shared nine options with the School Board on Tuesday for how to handle the ongoing issue. In its Strategic Facilities...

Supervisors talk tax, jail

SHANE ERSLAND

March 25, 2009

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors elected Tuesday to not take an official position on a proposed local-option sales tax. Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett asked the supervisors to endorse the proposed tax, which would...

Sooners swat Yellow Jackets

MIKE BROWNLEE

March 25, 2009

Filed under Sports

Oklahoma let Georgia Tech hang around in the first half, then put the Yellow Jackets away in the second. Danielle Robinson was perfect for the Sooners as the No. 1 seed in the Oklahoma City regional beat No. 9 seed Georgia Tech...

Commentary: More surprises on women’s side

JEFF PAWOLA

March 25, 2009

Filed under Sports

In a tournament that has seen as many first-round upsets as the previous two years combined — eight — the women’s basketball NCAA affair has provided reasons for the casual sports fan to start paying more attention to women’s...

Baseball to face Coe at Banks

RYAN YOUNG

March 25, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa baseball coach Jack Dahm knows winning games and worrying about outcomes don’t go hand in hand. That’s why at 4 p.m. today, when his team plays its fourth home game of the season at Banks Field, it won’t only be Iowa...

Sports Brief: After cancellation, softball heads for Illinois State

DI SPORTS STAFF

March 25, 2009

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The Iowa softball team (26-5) will travel to Bloomington, Ill., today for a 5 p.m. game against Illinois State (13-14). The team’s home game with William Penn on Tuesday was canceled because of poor playing conditions. Iowa...

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DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 25, 2009

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