The Daily Iowan

Southeast Side may not get affordable housing under city’s plan

EMILY HOERNER

February 1, 2011

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Iowa City’s Southeast Side may soon be unavailable for affordable-housing funding. If Iowa City city councilors don’t alter the models presented at a special work session Monday night, southeastern Iowa City — along wit...

Dance Marathon: Teen connects with Hawkeye wrestlers

ALLIE WRIGHT

February 1, 2011

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Dillyn Mumme was set to be the first freshman in his weight class to wrestle varsity at Mount Pleasant Community High School. In both his seventh- and eighth-grade seasons, Dillyn was never pinned. But before the rising star...

Officials want more courthouse security, likely won’t get it soon

JOSH QUINNETT

February 1, 2011

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A loud crack from the courthouse doors set Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Sue Henderson in motion. She leapt from her desk, dashed around the corner, and gazed down the stairs to the main entrance of the Johnson County Courthouse. Nothing...

New voter ID bill may hurt students

RYAN COLE

February 1, 2011

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Students who want to vote in Johnson County may have to get new photo IDs under legislation that passed in the Iowa House and is awaiting vote in the Senate. The House of Representatives passed the bill Jan. 28, which requir...

Child-life specialist helps parents, kids cope with cancer

EMILY HOERNER

February 1, 2011

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Khane Neagle’s eyes lit up as Kathy Whiteside, the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital senior child-life specialist, carried in “magic noodles” to entertain the 3-year-old cancer patient. The rest of the visit was filled w...

UI libraries digitizes Civil War era documents

ALLISON KELLY

February 1, 2011

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Greg Prickman, a University of Iowa Special Collections librarian, took an 800-year-old book out of a large box and placed it on a table. Prior to now, students had to make a special trip to the Main Library to see the tome’s...

New deputy medical examiners a boon

KATIE HEINE

February 1, 2011

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The hiring of two additional deputy medical examiners is a win-win situation for Johnson County, said Medical Examiner Administrator Mike Hensch. And taxpayers can take solace in knowing these positions will not create any added...

Spotlight: Abby Ballain spreads her love for the arts in the Corridor

MAGGIE CUNNINGHAM

February 1, 2011

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Abby Ballain is the star of the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance’s one-woman show. As the Corridor Alliance’s only employee, Ballain, 27, has gone above and beyond the requirements of her position as executive director and...

Dance Marathon stays true to its roots

AUDREY SMITH

February 1, 2011

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Adam Blind participated in his first Dance Marathon in 2005, the organization’s 11th “Big Event.” Now the president of the Dance Marathon Alumni Group, Blind said he believes the organization hasn’t changed much from when h...

Dance Marathon funds go to research, comfort care

CAITLIN FRY

February 1, 2011

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Toys, pajamas, and new hairstyles are all on the agenda this year. But so are new labs, more equipment, and research dollars. When the University of Iowa Dance Marathon Allocation Committee meets in April to decide where the...

UI revamps gen ed program

ALISON SULLIVAN

February 1, 2011

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Instead of searching through a laundry list of requirements this fall, incoming undergraduates will see a more orderly display of what they need to graduate from the University of Iowa. The UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences...

Ex-Hawkeyes defend training, rave about coach Doyle

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 1, 2011

Filed under Sports

Ask Matt Bowen his first impression of Iowa football head strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle. Even 12 years after his final season with the Hawkeyes, the former Iowa safety still speaks with a hint of awe in his voice. “This...