The Daily Iowan

Branstad derails IC-Chicago rail funding

RYAN COLE

January 27, 2011

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Gov. Terry Branstad will not allocate funds for the Iowa City-Chicago railway in the near future, the governor’s communications director, Tim Albrecht, said Wednesday. Branstad said at a press conference Wednesday that he is...

Intense workouts preceded hospitalization of 13 football players

JORDAN GARRETSON

January 27, 2011

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Thirteen Iowa football players admitted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are suffering from a muscle injury syndrome known as rhabdomyolysis, likely in connection with NCAA-permitted off-season workouts. UI spokesman...

City officials would support downtown manager position

KATIE HEINE

January 27, 2011

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New Iowa City City Manager Tom Markus fought hard to gain support for a downtown manager when he was the city manager in Birmingham, Mich. Now, he’s backing the creation of a similar position in Iowa City. And several Iowa...

Law students aid abused female prisoners

ARIANA WITT

January 27, 2011

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University of Iowa law students are helping to free abused women from Iowa prisons. And in the case of Sheila Schertz, they succeeded. On Jan. 14, former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver commuted her 30-year prison sentence for allegedly...

Studio Arts still awaits plans for a new home

KENDALL McCABE

January 27, 2011

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Katie Jensen, a sophomore psychology major, once considered double majoring in art. For a time, she took drawing and metalworking classes twice a week in the Studio Arts Building, but the inconvenience of transportation to the loc...

New public health building on track

KELSEY MURPHY

January 27, 2011

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Since the University of Iowa College of Public Health opened in 1999, it’s been scattered throughout 16 buildings on campus. But by January 2012, students will start attending classes in the new five-story, $32 million Public...

North Side residents upset after unique street signs are stolen

AUDREY SMITH

January 27, 2011

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John Coyne’s artwork is missing. The local sculptor, 46, is the artist behind the North Side neighborhood’s distinctive street markers — metal signs depicting historic local houses. But after Coyne made dozens of the ...

Students open moped business

GRACE GATHUA

January 27, 2011

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University of Iowa students will soon have another option for getting around campus:a rented moped. UI senior Bryan Ilg showed off a black and silver moped on Wednesday, one of 250 that will be available for rent to University...

UI to offer M.F.A in book arts

ALLIE WRIGHT

January 27, 2011

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In the era of technology, it seems people are always trying to come up with the latest gadget. But for a group of University of Iowa students, their focus is a bit more traditional: how to make and create with paper. On Wednesday,...

UI follows retention trends

NINA EARNEST

January 27, 2011

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The University of Iowa is following a national trend of increasing first- to second-year retention rates recorded in an ACT survey. Overall college retention rates, among all classes of higher education, remained “relatively...

Students can now ‘grab and go’ for meals at Burge

ALISON SULLIVAN

January 27, 2011

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One floor below the Burge Hall Marketplace on Wednesday, a slew of students were benefiting from a new, faster lunch option. At the start of this semester, University of Iowa dining officials opened the Grab and Go lunch program...

Volunteering up among students

KENDALL McCABE

January 27, 2011

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During high school, Elizabeth Winter volunteered at a hospital and with the National Honors Society. When she entered her freshman year at the University of Iowa last semester, she began participating in Saturdays in Service....