The Daily Iowan

UI, IC work on binge drinking

CHRIS CLARK

May 11, 2009

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UI Provost Wallace Loh said he plans to ask Iowa City City Councilor Matt Hayek to lunch to reassure him the university is making efforts to promote safer drinking. That’s after recent meetings and e-mails show city and university...

UI expresses interest in hosting World Cup games at Kinnick

MICHELE DANNO

May 11, 2009

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The UI’s beloved Kinnick Stadium may host something even bigger than Hawkeye football games in 2018 or 2022. The U.S. Bid Committee for the FIFA World Cup — the international men’s soccer championship — has sent letters...

Out-of-ordinary becoming usual for funerals

MARY HARRINGTON

May 11, 2009

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From wine and cheese themes to party-favor bling, people across the country are doling out dollars and getting creative for what some consider the most important party in a lifetime: the funeral. Once confined to traditional...

No H1N1 flu in county yet

JENNIFER DELGADO

May 11, 2009

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With 43 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in Iowa, state health officials said they aren’t telling individuals to change their daily routines. As of Sunday, no reports of the illness have shown up in Johnson County, said Doug...

UI senior has his pick of jobs

MICHELE DANNO

May 11, 2009

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As a tough economy leaves some soon-to-be graduates struggling to find jobs, UI senior Rob Pick had more than one option lined up. With offers from several top-ranked strategy consulting firms, Pick decided to join Bain and Co....

Changing fields: Performing arts change with the flood, times

MEGAN DIAL

May 11, 2009

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The UI performing-arts department is changing to maintain “certain artistic standards” while keeping up with the rapidly altering technological world and the slumping economy, officials said. “Technology, recording, online...

Know your campus: IMU still vibrant after flood

MEGAN DIAL

May 11, 2009

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The IMU has endured many changes since its establishment as a men’s club in 1911. Originally housed in a former Unitarian Church at the intersection of Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue, the IMU now sits at Jefferson and Madison...

Board near school decision

CLARK CAHILL

May 11, 2009

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The future for Iowa City elementary schools will become clearer after the board’s meeting on Tuesday night. The Iowa City School Board will make a final decision on proposed cuts to some of the district’s elementary-school...

Big win on Senior Day for baseball team

JEFF PAWOLA

May 11, 2009

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The Iowa baseball team ended three different losing streaks with its 5-3 victory over Penn State (24-23, 7-14) on Sunday at Banks Field. The Hawkeyes (16-32, 4-16) ended their previous two-game losing streak, an eight-game Big...

Freshman of the Year: Matt Gatens

SCOTT MILLER

May 11, 2009

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The only problem with naming Matt Gatens The Daily Iowan’s Freshman of the Year is that the Iowa City native hardly looked like a first-year player on the court. First in the conference in free-throw percentage (90.4 percent),...

Softball has weekend of records

JON LINDER

May 11, 2009

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May 9 was a historic day for the Iowa softball team, reaching a bevy of milestones during a sweep of a season-ending doubleheader with Minnesota. Head coach Gayle Blevins moved into sole possession of second place on the all-time...

Blevins at the top

MIKE SLUSARK

May 11, 2009

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She might not have the instant name recognition of Hayden Fry or Dan Gable, but Gayle Blevins deserves to be remembered as an all-time great in Iowa coaching. Blevins quietly moved in to second place on the all-time Division-I...