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Police citing more students

TYLER LYON

July 13, 2009

Filed under News

Students are racking up police records along with bar wristbands and empty bottles. According to a UI report, the number of students charged with non-traffic-related crimes rose by 12.5 percent from 2007-08 academic year to 2008-09. During...

UI ponders museum fate

CLAIRE PERLMAN

July 13, 2009

Filed under News

Last year’s flood damaged 22 UI buildings. For the Arts Campus, officials are still hashing out plans for the few edifices authorized for reconstruction. But they face more than the question of where new buildings could go....

Religious holidays may conflict with classes

DAVID GREEN

July 13, 2009

Filed under News

UI graduate teaching assistant John Rost requested July 9 off for the Martyrdom of the Bab, a Baha’I Holy Day. He had no trouble getting accommodations. “I just let my TA know that I wasn’t going to make it to class that...

Deer population increases in Iowa

KIF RICHMANN

July 13, 2009

Filed under News

A Cedar Rapids woman was killed recently when a whitetail deer struck a motorcycle she was riding on Interstate 380 near Center Point, Iowa. The driver, Donald Bruce, was taken to UI Hospitals and Clinics for treatment. Last...

Photos from the Aerohawks Air Show

DI STAFF

July 13, 2009

Filed under News

Cognition-challenging computer game can reduce health costs in elderly

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

July 13, 2009

Filed under News

A recent study shows a computer program that improves cognitive abilities in the elderly helps keep them safer and reduces how much they must pay for medical care. Fredric Wolinsky, a UI professor of health management and policy...

Stricker wins John Deere Classic

ROBBIE LEHMAN

July 13, 2009

Filed under Sports

SILVIS, Ill. — Spectators at the John Deere Classic got what they came to see and then some. Fans cheered the condensed field of 65 players as they watched golf’s equivalent of a double-header. In the end, as the sun was...

Local hero in Deere Classic

ROBBIE LEHMAN

July 13, 2009

Filed under Sports

SILVIS, Ill. — Fans were rooting hard for a local hero to be crowned the 2009 John Deere Classic champion at TPC Deere Run on Sunday. They got what they asked for; the problem was that two Midwest stars rose to the challenge. Iowa...

Grappling, family style at wrestling camp

J.T. BUGOS

July 13, 2009

Filed under Sports

Families were divided this past weekend at the Brands-Gable Father-Son Camp. Fathers grappled with their own flesh and blood, and in one case, brother wrestled brother. Even though father and son went head-to-head at some points...

Campers have a field day

TRAVIS VARNER

July 13, 2009

Filed under Sports

Girls from across the Midwest showcased their skill for four days last week at the annual Iowa field-hockey camp. High-schoolers from Wisconsin to Missouri competed and practiced with current Hawkeye players, learning new techniques...

Point/counterpoint: Has the Home Run Derby lost its luster?

DI SPORTS STAFF

July 13, 2009

Filed under Sports

Duller than dishwater It’s not easy to say, but the glory days of the Home Run Derby are behind us. Though the derby is far more exciting and enjoyable than the actual All-Star game for many, it has lost its fan and player a...

Iowa Republican governor hopefuls should aim not to embarrass party

ADAM SULLIVAN

July 13, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Iowa is home to maybe the first gubernatorial bid announced via Twitter. Unfortunately, that’s about the most interesting thing that has come from the pool of Republicans vying for Gov. Chet Culver’s position in the 2010...