The Daily Iowan

Three fired, two suspended for accessing football players’ records

MICHELLE McCONNAUGHEY

February 4, 2011

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University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics officials said they will fire three employees and put two more on unpaid suspensions after they allegedly inappropriately accessed the electronic medical records of 13 Hawkeye football players...

Mason backs tuition increases

ARIANA WITT

February 4, 2011

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University of Iowa officials said on Thursday they support the potential tuition increases facing UI students. During a discussion at the state Board of Regents meeting in Iowa City, UI President Sally Mason said she supports...

DM kid looks forward to Big Event, finishing cancer treatment

NICOLE KARLIS

February 4, 2011

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High-pitched pings bounced off the walls of the hospital waiting room, just as the Pokemon character did on the screen of Paden Lindquist’s portable Nintendo DSi. Sitting in a royal blue wheelchair and wrapped in his camouflage-pattern...

IC schools make changes after snow day frustration

HAYLEY BRUCE

February 4, 2011

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Officials with the Iowa City School District are tweaking their school-cancellation alert system after they experienced delays that frustrated many students and parents during the recent snow storm. Superintendent Steve Murley...

Councilors to discuss empty storefronts

KENDALL McCABE

February 4, 2011

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City officials said they’re ready to organize efforts to fill Iowa City’s empty stores in the wake of the closure of four downtown bars. “As long as I’ve lived here, there has not been a vacant building downtown for very...

UIHC officials confident in audit outcome

ARIANA WITT

February 4, 2011

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials said they are confident in their abilities to correct the problems revealed by a November audit of the UIHC Ophthalmology Department’s medical program software. UIHC officials...

UI student becomes Internet sensation after defending gay parents

ALISON SULLIVAN

February 4, 2011

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Zach Wahls has gone viral. He’s spent his week fielding calls from the major news networks: Fox, ABC, MSNBC. He has 560 new Facebook friend requests — which he’s gotten a friend to help him sift through. And the YouTube video of the speech that started all of it h...

Blizzard creates many tow jobs

ALLIE JOHNSON

February 4, 2011

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Iowa City police ordered 30 cars towed after Tuesday’s snowstorm, but that number doesn’t include the ones towed by private companies after calls from drivers. While city officials have been focusing on cars in high-priority...

Revamping Broadway condos may have mixed results

EMILY HOERNER

February 4, 2011

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Though officials made the Southeast Side of Iowa City off-limits to new affordable housing, using a new computer mapping program, one development firm will try to renovate the existing Broadway Condominiums and eventually own ...

Regents approve Children’s Hospital design

ARIANA WITT

February 4, 2011

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The University of Iowa is set to start construction on a new tower to house its Children’s Hospital after more than two months of planning. The state Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to approve designs for the new...

Spotlight: UI employee keeps worms as a hobby

KENDALL McCABE

February 4, 2011

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Rachel Williams opened a small, black cylinder full of red wiggler worms. Then, she smelled the container. “It’s an earthy smell, but not gross,” she said, pointing out seeds the worms had left behind from a piece of melon...

Officials plan 24-hour Dance Marathon down to the minute

AUDREY SMITH

February 4, 2011

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Dance Marathon’s “Big Event” is scheduled down to the minute — 288 five-minute increments, to be exact. The intense scheduling has taken months to perfect — from filling each five-minute interval to reserving every...