The Daily Iowan

Bars must go 21-only June 1

NORA HEATON

April 7, 2010

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Nearly two and half years after Iowa City voters failed to pass a 21-only bar entry ordinance, the Iowa City City Council voted to make the rule city code. It will become effective on June 1. The passage on Tuesday was marked,...

Faculty Senate discusses provost’s task-force reports

MORGAN OLSEN

April 7, 2010

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Faculty workload and budget constraints. Those are the primary concerns Faculty Senate members aired in their first full discussion on Wednesday of the provost’s six task-force reports to evaluate the University of Iowa. While...

Local Sudanese family to get new home

MARLEEN LINARES

April 7, 2010

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After more than five years of trying to establish themselves in America, a local Sudanese family are on the verge of obtaining a key part of their American Dream: owning a home. During a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday evening,...

UISG Golden Ticket party touts platform ideas

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

April 7, 2010

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The lone candidates in this year’s University of Iowa Student Government vote say running unopposed has enabled them to create a more feasible platform, decreasing the pressure to make outrageous and unrealistic claims. UISG...

Coralville parents voice concerns about redistricting

HOLLY HINES

April 7, 2010

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Kirk Fridrich, a University of Iowa professor of hospital dentistry and an Iowa City School District parent, is concerned about the safety of student drivers. Fridrich was one of several parents who spoke out on Tuesday against...

Spotlight Iowa City: Fluid dynamics and the human lung

PATRICK RAFFERTY

April 7, 2010

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Armed with what may just be one of the fastest computers at the University of Iowa, Ching-long Lin has the necessary hardware to complete what probably seems daunting to some — a digital model of a human lung. Lin, a professor...

Sex-abuse trial reset

DI STAFF

April 7, 2010

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The trial has been reset for an Arkansas man charged with second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, according to court documents. Travis Lee Porter, 43, allegedly committed sex acts with a child...

Council may help fund grad research abroad

DI STAFF

April 7, 2010

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A move by the University of Iowa’s Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students could soon make it easier for graduate students to conduct research abroad. The council discussed the creation of an International Experiential...

Alcohol panel to hold public forum

DI STAFF

April 7, 2010

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The University of Iowa Partnership for Alcohol Safety will hold a public parent forum on preventing dangerous drinking April 19. Starting at 7 p.m., parents of students from grade school to college will discuss what influence...

Hawkapalooza gets $5,000

DI STAFF

April 7, 2010

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After tabling discussion on the subject during their last meeting, the members of the University of Iowa Student Government voted Tuesday night to give $5,000 to Hawks Nest-sponsored Hawkapalooza. That sum falls far short of the...

Baseball goes major

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 7, 2010

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Tonight Iowa baseball head coach Jack Dahm will sit in the dugout across from his childhood hero. In this game, though, he won’t necessarily be rooting for Ryne Sandberg. Dahm will coach opposite the Hall of Fame infielder...

Women’s throwing program seeks rebirth

MICHELE DANNO

April 7, 2010

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The Iowa women’s throwing program has six times as many competitors as it did a year ago. Since 2009, the team responded to the graduation of its sole thrower by adopting five freshmen and one sophomore transfer this year —...