The Daily Iowan

Four libraries to close

LAUREN MILLS

October 20, 2009

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A few quiet havens for the studious will be lost this school year as the UI closes the doors to four branch libraries. In an effort to cut roughly $1 million from the library budget and adapt to changing technologies, the Mathematics,...

UI receives $5 million endowment from ACT

CHRIS CURTLAND

October 20, 2009

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The UI will be better able to support underrepresented graduate students as soon as next semester, thanks to Monday’s announcement that ACT Inc. is donating $5 million to the cause. The Iowa City-based testing company announced...

UI researchers help confirm H1N1 in pig

SAM LANE

October 20, 2009

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Porky the Pig enthusiasts need not worry. Experts are assuring the public that pork is still not unsafe to eat after the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with the help of UI researchers, confirmed on Monday the first case of H1N1...

Locals address health care

KEVIN HOFFMAN

October 20, 2009

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A top UI Health Care official, along with state legislators, called for reform to the country’s health-care system Monday. Settled in the UI Main Library for an hour and a half, UI and state government officials offered their...

Iowa City city councilors look to greener community

NICOLE KARLIS

October 20, 2009

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The future of Iowa City soil will soon be in full bloom with the help of a local organization — and the Iowa City city councilors are diggin’ it. ECO-Iowa City, a grant-funded local initiative, impressed the city councilors...

Spotlight Iowa City: Law prof advised International Criminal Court

SCOTT RAYNOR

October 20, 2009

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Mark Osiel is the person who international lawyers go to when they need to legally connect the “big fish” in mass atrocities to the “small fry” who carry out their orders. The UI law professor has served as an adviser for ...

Director of UI Admissions blogging big time

JORDAN FRIES

October 20, 2009

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Increased enrollment in community colleges is an impending side effect of the current economic climate, UI Admissions Director Michael Barron told New York Times readers on Monday. The question is one of the first Barron will...

‘This one’s for Paul’

BRENDAN STILES

October 20, 2009

Filed under Sports

Motivation is always used in sports to prepare for an upcoming game. From a coach’s message to the team to becoming more determined, there’s that little something used every week for inspiration in football. When Iowa came...

Equal ticket prices in basketball?

CLARK CAHILL

October 20, 2009

Filed under Sports

Though sex equity would be ideal in every facet of the sports world, it does not always make for the smartest decision financially. A recent report from the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College proposes that college...

Freshman field hockey goalie puts up shutout

JORDAN GARRETSON

October 20, 2009

Filed under Sports

Replacing a senior starter is difficult in any sport. Just ask Iowa freshman goalkeeper Kathleen McGraw, who has assumed the spot in the cage left by now-graduated netminder Lissa Munley. The former Hawkeye started at goalie...

Women’s frosh golfer takes top team spot

J.T. BUGOS

October 20, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Iowa women’s golf team hasn’t played up to its preseason expectations this season. Even after a top-five finish at their lone home tournament this past weekend, the Hawkeyes are not satisfied with their play. One player,...

Point/Counterpoint: Can Iowa continue to start slow?

DI SPORTS STAFF

October 20, 2009

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YES The main reason the Iowa football team can afford to start slowly in games is because the Hawkeyes have proven they can. Unblemished at this point in the season, the record speaks for itself. The Hawkeyes are 7-0 overall,...