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UI Student Government mum on 21-ordinance

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

April 1, 2010

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Sally Mason, Tom Rocklin, and Kirk Ferentz have all stood behind it. But the University of Iowa Student Government is remaining silent about the 21-ordinance. “Student government represents all students,” said Vice President...

Law school works on diversity

SAM LANE

April 1, 2010

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In an antique room in a small, renovated house west of the University of Iowa’s Boyd Law Building, Collins Byrd attempts to complete a task that has become increasingly difficult: looking beyond students’ applications. Byrd,...

Group aims to identify what UI students should gain from education

MORGAN OLSEN

April 1, 2010

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University of Iowa officials want to ensure alums have the skills they need to make it in the global economy by searching for the answer to one question: What should a UI graduate know and be able to do? The UI Council on Student...

Small businesses ready for health-care reform

KELLIE PETERSEN

April 1, 2010

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New health-care reform could help some Iowa City businesses struggling to offer plans to their employees. For some, providing insurance is no longer an option. “We offer no health insurance at this time because we can’t...

UI student entrepreneurs use census to plan businesses

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

April 1, 2010

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Bryan Nicholson moved his company from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City, largely based on census information. The University of Iowa senior and senior franchise owner of the Iowa City branch of College Pro Painting, said key factors...

Spotlight Iowa City: A new way of regarding music

MATT SCHOMMER

April 1, 2010

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Watch out “MTV Cribs,” a new video sensation is captivating the attention of teenage viewers worldwide. No, not another raunchy tape of Paris Hilton or the newest Miley Cyrus song — it’s UI sophomore Joshua Weidling’s...

Many back broadband plan

MARLEEN LINARES

April 1, 2010

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Local residents may soon have more access to the digital world. A new federal plan aims to both expand broadband access across the nation and make it more affordable. The National Broadband Plan, created by the Federal Communications...

Osborn trial date set

DI STAFF

April 1, 2010

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The trial has been set for an Iowa City man charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend, according to court records. Eric Scott Osborn, 26, reportedly went gambling with his live-in girlfriend, Sarah McKay,...

Court clears law dean of bias

DI STAFF

April 1, 2010

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A U.S. District judge has dismissed with prejudice a free-speech and equal-protection lawsuit filed against the outgoing dean of the University of Iowa College of Law. During the 2006-07 academic year, Teresa Wagner applied to...

Examining the McCaffery search committee

BRENDAN STILES

April 1, 2010

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Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly. Oregon State’s Craig Robinson. And for now, Minnesota’s Tubby Smith. The firm that linked these men with some high-profile vacancies in college athletics in recent years just added another name...

Baseball wins late-inning thriller

J.T. BUGOS

April 1, 2010

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Three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning propelled Iowa to a 6-5 victory over South Dakota State on Wednesday. Following a pair of Jackrabbit errors that scored senior Hawkeye Ryan Durant and redshirt sophomore Phil Keppler,...

Commentary: Pitching prowess trumps the long ball

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 1, 2010

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I enjoy watching pitchers repeatedly throw first-pitch strikes. I savor watching pitchers repeatedly retire the side 1-2-3. And I absolutely love watching pitchers repeatedly baffle an entire lineup of hitters. Needless to...