The Daily Iowan

Lecture panel in unrest following resignation

ZHI XIONG

April 7, 2009

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The group that brought such big names as Karl Rove and Alice Sebold to campus may not be prepared for next year’s lecture lineup. And the University Lecture Committee members can’t seem to agree why. They say it’s a combination...

Male contraceptive may be possible

EMILY MELVOLD

April 7, 2009

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UI researchers studying male infertility genes have sparked the idea of males taking contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies. UI sophomore Kevin Nash said that if the research develops into the production of a male contraceptive,...

Gay-marriage opponents irate, no action on court ruling

SHAWN GUDE

April 7, 2009

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When last week’s gay-marriage ruling was handed down last week, opponents in the Iowa Legislature were predictably outraged. Senate Minority Leader Paul McKinley, R-Chariton, and House Minority Leader Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha,...

At UISG debate, tickets clash on experience

MICHELE DANNO

April 7, 2009

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As the campaign advances and election day nears, UI Student Government candidates seem to be getting more competitive. That was the mood at their second debate, held Monday night and sponsored by the College Republicans and UI...

Students lobby Statehouse

MARY HARRINGTON

April 7, 2009

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Student representatives from the state universities gathered Monday to urge lawmakers to fully fund the state Board of Regents’ budget requests amid statewide cuts. Approximately 12 percent of funding to the UI and the regents...

Senior wins business award after pitching on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

CLARK CAHILL

April 7, 2009

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Working more than 90 hours per week without pay probably doesn’t sound enticing to most college graduates. But for UI senior Jared Garfield, this scenario will be reality when he joins his business partner full-time at J &...

City Council delays sculpture purchase

CHRIS CLARK

April 7, 2009

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Deferring the purchase of an $80,000 sculpture on Monday, Iowa City city councilors said it could be up to two years before they think about installing it at Water Works Prairie Park. The council unanimously approved completing...

Library hirings slow

MEGAN DIAL

April 7, 2009

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UI students hoping to go into the library field are seeing fewer job openings because of the economic crisis keeping retirement-age librarians from leaving their positions, said Jim Elmborg, the director of the UI School of Library...

Iowa City, 20 times over sustainability level, works on carbon

MEGAN DIAL

April 7, 2009

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Iowa City’s greenhouse-gas emission rate is similar to the nation’s average of 19.6 metric tons per capita. But that’s nearly 20 times more than the sustainable level. The city’s average is based on preliminary data measuring...

Softball hopes to bounce back

JON LINDER

April 7, 2009

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The 2008-09 Cy-Hawk Series will come to a close today when the Iowa softball team takes on Iowa State this evening at Pearl Field. Iowa has already cemented a victory in the series by winning nine of the first 11 events, but...

Baseball looks for offense

RYAN YOUNG

April 7, 2009

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Whenever Iowa head coach Jack Dahm talks about baseball, he also tries to talk about Michael Jordan. So naturally, he couldn’t help but draw inspiration from the NBA’s newest Hall of Fame inductee following an inconsistent...

Reins shines for Hawks on vault

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 7, 2009

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The Iowa men’s gymnastics team earned a score of 337.75, the team’s third-best score of the season, to finish in sixth place at the Big Ten championships on April 3 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Illinois and Michigan tied for first...