The Daily Iowan

Regents launch investigation into football player hospitalizations

JORDAN GARRETSON

January 28, 2011

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The state Board of Regents has launched an investigation into the events that led to the hospitalization of 13 Iowa football players. Regent President David Miles and University of Iowa President Sally Mason agreed Thursday morning...

Branstad slashes education funding

HAYLEY BRUCE and RYAN COLE

January 28, 2011

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Iowa’s regent universities will receive $75 million less in state appropriations than they previously requested for fiscal 2012 under Gov. Terry Branstad’s budget released Thursday. The proposed $6.16 billion budget which Branstad ca...

UIHC seeks regent approval on $1.1 billion in projects

ARIANA WITT

January 28, 2011

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Officials at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are asking for approval of numerous projects totaling more than $1.1 billion. The state Board of Regents will review the proposals by UIHC officials during its Feb....

Riverfront plans include park, affordable housing

KATIE HEINE

January 28, 2011

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The proposed renewal of the Riverfront Crossings District will likely feature a recreational park with bike trails, water access, and open space that could be used for outdoor concerts or other events. Other plans include a revamping...

Grad students to present research on diversity

AUDREY SMITH

January 28, 2011

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Abbie Kramer wants to teach kids about diversity using skits. But instead of actors, she wants to use puppets. The University of Iowa Ph.D. candidate envisions kindergartners sitting cross-legged on the floor as they listen to...

UI to launch comprehensive fundraising campaign

ALISON SULLIVAN

January 28, 2011

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The University of Iowa is set to launch another universitywide comprehensive fundraising campaign in the next two years. Officials said the campaign — which is at least a year away from launching — will raise money for general-education...

UI to seek $4.6 million purchase of bank in School of Music rebuilding

ARIANA WITT

January 28, 2011

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Officials at the University of Iowa are seeking approval from the state Board of Regents for a $4.6 million land purchase as part of the project to replace the Voxman Music Building and Clapp Recital Hall. MidwestOne Bank, 325 S. Clinto...

Glassblower to leave UI after 34 years

MADISON BENNETT

January 28, 2011

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Two men entered a small, cramped office on the ground floor of the Chemistry Building, looking helpless. “We broke some stuff,” said one of the men, peering into his box of glass. They stood near the entrance of the office...

Study: freshmen at record-low for emotional health

ALLIE JOHNSON

January 28, 2011

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First-year students on university campuses are more stressed than ever, according to a recent study. Whether the curriculum, financial aid, or the grim economy are to blame, college freshmen can’t seem to stop stressing. Th...

Iowa may raise speed limits

GIBSON BERGLUND

January 28, 2011

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Driving in Iowa may get a little faster this year — and maybe a little more dangerous — thanks to a bill proposed by Sen. Steve Kettering, R-Lake View, that would raise the speed limit on two-lane state highways. Currently...

Law professionals, students at risk of substance abuse

JOSH QUINNETT

January 28, 2011

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Eric Tindal sat casually at the edge of the table, his arm resting on the podium, and delivered a phrase he’d clearly uttered more than once before. “My name is Eric Tindal. I’m a practicing attorney in Johnson County,...

Hawkeyes’ rematch against Spartans goes down to the wire — again

JON FRANK

January 28, 2011

Filed under Sports

The 4,550 fans in attendance at Carver-Hawkeye Arena erupted, rising to their feet as Iowa (16-5, 4-4) pulled off its biggest upset of the season Thursday against No. 10 Michigan State (18-3, 6-2). The 66-64 victory was rife...