The Daily Iowan

Students petition to fund UI Human Rights Center

ARIANA WITT

February 24, 2010

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A group of University of Iowa students are circulating an electronic petition in hopes of saving a decade-old human-rights program. Recent across-the-board budget cuts could damage the UI Center for Human Rights, which has provided more than 100 student inte...

Familiar architect to design Art School

JORDAN FRIES

February 24, 2010

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University of Iowa officials are bringing in a familiar face to co-design a new building for the School of Art and Art History. Architect Rod Kruse, who is with the Des Moines branch of BNIM, will work with Steven Holl Architects of ...

Southeast Side residents discuss area’s development

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 24, 2010

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Brightly colored stickers will help city officials determine which projects Southeast Side residents view as most vital. Approximately 70 people gathered around posters at the back of a Southeast Junior High room Tuesday evening,...

School Board accepts City High principal’s resignation

NORA HEATON

February 24, 2010

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City High Principal Mark Hanson has a lot of local support. But that didn’t stop the Iowa City School Board from accepting his resignation Tuesday night. Nearly 700 community members offered signatures to the School Board,...

Recruiters travel to Washington, D.C., embassies

EMILY BUSSE

February 24, 2010

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A new recruitment effort in the nation’s capital could help University of Iowa officials bring in more international students. For the first time, UI representatives traveled to Washington, D.C., and met directly with international...

Mason, Staff Council panel discuss budget, Hancher in closed session

MORGAN OLSEN

February 24, 2010

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason spoke with the UI Staff Council Executive Committee — in closed session — about decisions facing the UI community. Tuesday’s meeting highlighted issues about next year’s fiscal...

Spotlight Iowa City: Keeping life and meals local and vegan at Red Avocado

TOMMY MORGAN JR.

February 24, 2010

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In Dave Burt’s opinion, the vegan diet can greatly affect the world. Burt, a native of Scotland, first came to the United States 20 years ago as a student. He always had an interest in cooking, and in 1999 he opened the Red...

Offering pancakes, IHOP raises money for UI Children’s Hospital

KELLIE PETERSEN

February 24, 2010

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Many enjoy a good morning flapjack, but eating pancakes took on a greater purpose Tuesday. In celebration of National Pancake Day, IHOP hosted its fifth-annual fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network. The local hotca...

Lickliter: ‘They’re right there’

SCOTT MILLER

February 24, 2010

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As rebuilding projects go, Year No. 3 is when coaches expect to see results. Losses turn into wins, players gain confidence and experience, and records improve — or so goes the rebuilding blueprint. And make no mistake: Iowa...

Women AquaHawks reflect on season, look to future

MITCH SMITH

February 24, 2010

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The Iowa women’s swimming and diving team had two goals for the 2009-10 season. No. 1: Go undefeated at home during its final season in the 83-year history of the Field House pool. No. 2: Create a presence on the national...

Men AquaHawks head to Big Ten championships

PATRICK RAFFERTY

February 24, 2010

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The Iowa men’s swimming and diving team has had one date circled on their calendars since the end of the summer — today. It’s the day the Hawkeyes hope will forever be remembered as the beginning of a new era at the Big...

Men’s tennis set to play Drake

SETH ROBERTS

February 24, 2010

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Screaming fans, packed bleachers, and two programs that respect and loathe one another. The No. 55 Iowa men’s tennis team (4-1) will travel to Des Moines today to face what many players consider their fiercest rival, Drake...