The Daily Iowan

New coach McCaffery: ‘We’re going to disrupt rhythm a little bit’

BRENDAN STILES

March 29, 2010

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The name “Fran McCaffery” wasn’t one many Hawkeye fans conjured up as a replacement after Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta fired Todd Lickliter and began his pursuit for a new men’s basketball head coach. But 13 days...

Number of adjuncts growing

ARIANA WITT

March 29, 2010

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University of Iowa officials say using adjunct professors, who teach part-time and don’t receive benefits, is one way the university is saving money during the budget crisis. Adjuncts are the fastest growing position at the...

Could Iowa House Hotel be next UI dorm?

JOSEPH BELK

March 29, 2010

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The Iowa House Hotel could become a University of Iowa residence hall in the future. The UI is in the midst of conducting a feasibility study of converting the hotel, located in the IMU, into a residence hall, University Housing...

Students flock to alcohol-free Night Games

JOSEPH BELK

March 29, 2010

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University of Iowa senior Miguel Cajipe chose to avoid the downtown bar scene over the weekend, opting instead to compete against other UI students in a volleyball tournament. Cajipe was one of a host of students who showed up...

Spanish classes to add online component, one credit

MARLEEN LINARES

March 29, 2010

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Students in Spanish classes can expect some changes in how they learn their verb conjugations next fall. The University of Iowa Spanish department will test a new format in its beginner courses. The new “hybrid” courses ...

UI pays to maintain unused flood buildings

KELLIE PETERSEN

March 29, 2010

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The scene appeared normal. Students carrying various musical instruments milled around the north portion of the former University of Iowa Museum of Art on March 22. The muted sounds of flute music wafted from a rehearsal room,...

Spotlight Iowa City: Making a mark on the fire department

GRACE SAVIDES

March 29, 2010

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Growing up watching her mother volunteer as a paramedic, Tina McDermott knew she wanted a service-oriented job. She didn’t know that was firefighting until much later. Now, as an Iowa City firefighter, the perks are many. “I...

Climate-change expert to speak

ARIANA WITT

March 29, 2010

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While the University of Iowa has made progress in its efforts to be more environmentally friendly, officials here hope to pick up a few tips from a nationally renowned expert. The UI Center for Human Rights will host guest lectu...

Area man charged with meth possession

DI STAFF

March 29, 2010

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Iowa City police arrested a North English, Iowa, man after an officer allegedly found methamphetamine in his truck, authorities said. James Gale, 50, was charged March 27 with possession of a controlled substance. According...

2 charged with vehicular tampering

DI STAFF

March 29, 2010

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Iowa City police arrested an Iowa City man and a minor for allegedly attempting to break into several cars. Victor Curry, 18, 2920 Muscatine Ave., was charged Sunday with tampering with motor vehicles and interference with official...

Commentary: Is McCaffery the ‘splash’ Iowa needed?

SCOTT MILLER

March 29, 2010

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Common sense stipulated Gary Barta had to make a splash with his hiring of Iowa’s new basketball coach. Some critics even chirped the Hawkeye athletics director needed a big name perhaps more than he needed a good coach. Tickets...

Iowa’s bats explode in 11-2 victory

J.T. BUGOS

March 29, 2010

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The Iowa baseball team beat Western Illinois, 11-2, to complete its first series sweep since taking three-straight games from Indiana in May 2007. The Hawkeyes’ small-ball approach wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard with...