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Dance Marathon commits $1 million to the Children’s Hospital

EMILY BUSSE

April 27, 2010

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The University of Iowa Dance Marathon is pledging a $1 million donation to help the UI Children’s Hospital revamp outdated cancer-research facilities, UI Foundation officials will announce today. The gift is the student group’s...

City officials eye exemptions for 21-ordinance

HOLLY HINES

April 27, 2010

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Iowa City city councilors are examining ways they could work with bars to designate underage areas in the establishments after the 21-ordinance takes effect in June. At Monday night’s work session, councilors agreed to send...

Research aids Northwest salmon

GRACE SAVIDES

April 27, 2010

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Three scale models of hydroelectric dams designed by University of Iowa researchers are good news for salmon — and those who enjoy eating them. A team of researchers from the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research-Hydroscience...

Sexting and teens

GRACE SAVIDES

April 27, 2010

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Kim Lamon-Loperfido wants to see local parents talk to their kids about sexting, or sexual text messaging. “I think a lot of parents or teens don’t know the potential harm that comes legally or emotionally,” said Lamon-Loperfido,...

Diversity as a ladder

BRITTANY BIERLE

April 27, 2010

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Terryl Ross’ vision for the future of diversity at the University of Iowa is like a ladder. At one end, there are people who don’t care about diversity. At the other are those who have a passion for it. And then there are...

Spotlight Iowa City: Wanderlust and a yen for public service

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

April 27, 2010

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In her time overseas, University of Iowa Student Government Vice President Erica Hayes has seen everything from glaciers and whales to cacti and beaches. The UI junior has ventured to Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and the...

After OWI charge, Sullivan resigns

DI STAFF

April 27, 2010

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Local officials said Monday they accepted the resignation of a department administrator who was charged with OWI last week. In a special meeting Sunday night, the Johnson County Emergency Communication Center governing board...

Legacy of retiring gymnastics coach expands through sport

NICK GANS

April 27, 2010

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For nearly three decades Tom Dunn has coached 22 Iowa teams to top-four Big Ten finishes and 33 individuals who combined for 67 All-American honors. He’s also coached a lot of coaches. “He put Iowa gymnastics on the map,”...

Commentary: Looking ahead to the 2011 draft

SCOTT MILLER

April 27, 2010

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Six Hawkeyes were drafted by NFL teams this weekend, the largest number since 1976. That’s a big deal — a program-changing deal. It has to be. Only Florida (nine), Alabama (seven), Oklahoma (seven), and Southern California...

Big Ten Tournament to show off tennis’ ‘new’ digs

JON FRANK

April 27, 2010

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Hosting the Big Ten Tournament in women’s tennis in Iowa City was once unfathomable. All that changed in the spring of 2005, when Recreational Services approved the construction of a new facility on the western campus. And...

Playing hoops in Iceland

ROBBIE LEHMAN

April 27, 2010

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Former Hawkeye basketball star Kristi Smith recently finished her first professional season playing for Keflavík Basketball Club in Reykjanesbær, Iceland. The 5-6 sharpshooter averaged 21.5 points and 3.5 assists per game as...

Baseball hosts Nebraska

J.T. BUGOS

April 27, 2010

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The bottom half of the Iowa baseball lineup has struggled for much of the season, but the top four batters in the order are making up the difference as the Hawkeyes head into a midweek game with Nebraska. Kurtis Muller, Zach...