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UI music students to be in mixed company

ARIANA WITT

December 2, 2010

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University of Iowa music students may have to turn down the volume when playing at the new School of Music building — to be polite to their new neighbors in the same building. In addition to being in negotiatons to purchase...

UIHC to teach robotic surgery

MARIA GIBBS

December 2, 2010

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It's the future of surgery. A surgeon sits at a commanding hub, watches a monitor, and pinches his fingers together to manipulate small mechanical claws to delicately operate on human tissue and organs. When he or she is finished,...

Mason discusses provost search, art museum

DI STAFF

December 2, 2010

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The Daily Iowan: How has the university responded to the vote maintaining the 21-ordinance? What are the next steps? President Sally Mason: We're pleased that we can continue the experiment, which is to see whether or not it makes ...

UISG wants student regents to be undergrads

SAM LANE

December 2, 2010

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University of Iowa Student Government representatives say having an undergraduate student on the state Board of Regents is vital in an era of decreasing education funding and increasing tuition. UISG senators and executives unanimously...

New state auditor may change voting rules

ADAM B SULLIVAN

December 2, 2010

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A newly elected state official is looking to change the voting system, which organizers say helped bring out a record number of voters in Johnson County and across the state during the recent midterm elections. Some say the push...

UI students find ways to study abroad despite economy

NINA EARNEST

December 2, 2010

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Despite harsh economic times, University of Iowa students are continuing to find the means to study overseas. Nationwide, the number of students who studied abroad for credit dropped slightlyin2008-09—the first time such a...

A possible Supreme Court decision could offer students a cheaper textbook option

HAYLEY BRUCE

December 2, 2010

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A possibly cheaper text- book alternative for college students hinges on a Supreme Court decision. The case — which deals with how far federal law extends regarding the first- sales doctrine and copy- right law — could affect...

Spotlight: Associate professor reveals sport’s dirty secrets

SETH ROBERTS

December 2, 2010

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Most sports fans know athletics isn't exactly fair. Catriona Parratt takes that knowledge to the next level. A University of Iowa associate professor of American studies, she researches sport's ability to oppress and constrain...

Minor allegedly sets fire inside West High

DI STAFF

December 2, 2010

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A 15- year-old Iowa City student allegedly started a fire in the mens bathroom of his high school. Christopher J. Spurgeon, 15, was charged Tuesday with first degree arson. According to a police report, the Iowa City Fire Department...

DI reporter places 2nd in Hearst competition

DI STAFF

December 2, 2010

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Daily Iowan reporter Nina Earnest has been awarded second place in the 2010 Hearst Foundation feature-writing contest. She was recognized for her work on an article "Education on hyper drive," published Oct. 28, which...

Bluder’s bunch faces first real challenge

JON FRANK

December 2, 2010

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Outsized, outranked, but unwavering, the 18th-ranked Iowa women's basketball team will try to continue its undefeated season against its first ranked opponent. The Hawkeyes (7-0) will have their hands full against the undefeated...

Undefeated Iowa heads into tough stretch

MATT COZZI

December 2, 2010

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No matter who the Iowa women's basketball team plays over its next few games, the mindset and goal will remain the same: Go game-by-game without looking ahead. And accomplish what they've done seven times already this season...