The Daily Iowan

UI wants new Hancher site

TESSA McLEAN

April 24, 2009

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UI officials will seek approval to relocate the Hancher/Voxman/Clapp complex at the Board of Regents meeting next week. According to the meeting agenda, officials have outlined seven reasons for replacing the buildings in a different...

Faces of the UI: Student plans to run for Sudanese Parliament

ASHLEY HAUGO

April 24, 2009

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Like many other college students, Ladu Boyo is contemplating taking out a loan next year. But this money wouldn’t be put toward books or additional semester hours. It would help fund his campaign for a seat in the Sudanese...

Group uses balancing act to raise African water awareness

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 24, 2009

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People craned their heads Thursday to watch several UI women carrying buckets of water on their heads across campus. Men accompanied them carrying yellow signs saying, “If you were in Africa, you would have started carrying...

Marchers demand end to domestic, sexual violence

CAITLIN LOMBARDO

April 24, 2009

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Nearly 90 people gathered on the Pentacrest on Thursday night, yelling such chants as, “No means no, it don’t mean maybe. Don’t touch me, my name ain’t baby.” Intended as a protest against those who commit domestic...

UI engineering group hopes to build Honduran clinic

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 24, 2009

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Imagine a three-hour trip to the nearest health clinic, only to find the center has run out of medicine. For some in Las Mangas, Honduras, that scenario is a reality — that is, if they can even afford to pay the bus fare to...

Green thumbs for a green movement

TYLER LYON

April 24, 2009

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UI President Sally Mason strolled through the university’s new sustainable garden Thursday afternoon, taking about an hour of her day to talk with students who helped create it. Mason said she’s “very pleased” with the...

Event pushes local buying

SHANE ERSLAND

April 24, 2009

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Local companies gathered at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville to celebrate the “Buy Here Day” Business Fair — organized by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce — Thursday afternoon. The chamber...

UI VP: Research accusation overblown

EMILY MELVOLD

April 24, 2009

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A UI professor is under investigation by a weekly medical journal for a possible conflict of interest stemming from a research article. The work — an article by UI psychiatry Professor Robert Robinson about his study of Lexapro,...

Greene could go in 2nd, 3rd round of NFL draft

SCOTT MILLER

April 24, 2009

Filed under Sports

Shonn Greene has always been soft-spoken. At times, it seems like he’s talking under his breath. His sentences usually trail off at the end, not because of a lack of interest, but because of a genuine dislike of talking about...

Trio of running backs to replace Greene

BRENDAN STILES

April 24, 2009

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At this time last year, Hawkeye fans were wondering how the ground game would look for the Iowa offense after losing running backs Albert Young and Damian Sims. Little did everyone realize the question surrounding Iowa’s backfield...

Women’s golf heads to Big Ten championships

PETER GUSTIN

April 24, 2009

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The Iowa women’s golf team is off to West Lafayette, Ind., to compete in its final tournament of the regular season — the Big Ten championships, hosted by Purdue. The tournament will be played over three days. The Hawkeyes...

Baseball puts streak on line

JEFF PAWOLA

April 24, 2009

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After claiming three-straight victories, the Iowa baseball team will try to continue the winning streak when it meets Michigan State at 6 p.m. today at Banks Field. The Hawkeyes’ latest victory came against Northern Iowa in...