The Daily Iowan

Volunteer fair draws a record number of participants

ERIN PETTIT

September 3, 2009

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With a name tag on her shirt and a smile on her face, Paula Dayton, donor recruitment coordinator for the UI Hospitals and Clinics, sought volunteers for their blood. And in fewer than two hours on Wednesday, 29 volunteers had...

Private loan companies shrink student clientele

SHANE ERSLAND

September 3, 2009

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Roughly 45 percent fewer UI students have taken out private loans for this academic year than the number who did last year, officials estimate. Though official statistics are pending, several factors have contributed to the expected...

Writers’ Workshop graduates assist hopefuls

SCOTT RAYNOR

September 3, 2009

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Those applying to competitive M.F.A writing programs, such as the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, can now turn to a group of professional poets and writers for assistance. Two Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates recently started Abramson...

IC bars change ownership

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

September 3, 2009

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While city officials try to curb underage drinking by holding the bars accountable, the bars themselves don’t necessarily have to suffer. In the past, some Iowa City establishments dodged liquor-license problems by switching...

UI’s Pick One has freshmen get involved

MAHMOUD LUTFI

September 3, 2009

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Extracurricular activities used to be take it-or-leave it affairs, but now UI freshmen are expected to participate in at least one. The UI Student Success Team has adopted a program — for the second year in a row — that requires...

Spotlight Iowa City: Star of a Spanish novela

ADAM SALAZAR

September 3, 2009

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As an 10-year-old, Brian Quijada had a nightly family ritual: dinner and a telenovela. The program of choice was “La Mentira” — “The Lie” — a Mexican soap opera about a man trying to uncover the events leading up...

O’Meara moves to fore

AMIE KIEHN

September 3, 2009

Filed under Sports

Correction appended 09/05/09 After Shonn Greene’s remarkable run last year, rushing for 1,850 yards and claiming the Doak Walker Award as college football’s top tailback, the Hawkeyes were constantly questioned about who coul...

Big Ten Preview: Buckeyes back on top

JON LINDER

September 3, 2009

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At a time when “green living” is pushing Americans to be more aware of their cars’ fuel efficiency and the size of their carbon footprints, it’s easy to appreciate Jim Tressel’s knack for recycling talent. Tressel,...

Commentary: Men’s golf a tough opponent

CLARK CAHILL

September 3, 2009

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There is no question about it. The Iowa men’s golf team is a force to be reckoned with, and the Hawkeyes are not going to be a fun opponent for opposing schools anytime in the near future. After finishing very strong in the...

‘Boldt’ing for volleyball success

EVELYN LAU

September 3, 2009

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Ben Boldt sees potential for volleyball greatness. After serving two seasons as an assistant volleyball coach at Alabama, Boldt now returns to his Midwestern roots. During his time with the Crimson Tide, he coached an All-American,...

No problem flagging down students

MITCH SMITH

September 3, 2009

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The Iowa football team isn’t the only one that will kick off its season in the coming days. Starting next week, another 210 teams will take to the gridiron for intramural flag football. The number of teams is subject to change,...

Peculiar play marked 2008 flag-football semis

IAN MARTIN

September 3, 2009

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With the new flag-football season almost underway, Recreational Services and students alike remember one game in particular from last year’s season. Those familiar with the contest refer to it simply as “the Bubble Game.”...