The Daily Iowan

Fired UIHC employee protests dismissal

LUKE VOELZ

February 8, 2011

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A local union filed a grievance Monday on behalf of a former University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics employee who was terminated for alleged improper access of the medical records of 13 hospitalized Hawkeye football players. The...

UI to host politician who said 9/11 was conspiracy

NINA EARNEST

February 8, 2011

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University of Iowa officials have not altered their plans to host an upcoming lecture, despite an international organization’s letter decrying the speaker’s stance on the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Richard Falk, a former Princeton...

UI grad students rally for raise

ARIANA WITT

February 8, 2011

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Sarah Eikleberry stood in a circle of roughly 30 University of Iowa graduate students Monday, leading her fellow union members in a firm chant. “Chop from the top,” Eikleberry shouted. “Chop from the top.” The UI teaching...

Potential presidential candidate slams faculty salaries

RYAN COLE

February 8, 2011

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Potential presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said on Monday that he’s seeking significant higher-education reform. The former Minnesota governor’s ideas range from a reassessment of public university faculty salaries and...

Rental inspections could become less frequent

EMILY HOERNER

February 8, 2011

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Iowa City officials plan to discuss ways to cut inspection costs for rental-property owners who take good care of their units. Councilors will weigh several options, including allowing owners with historically good inspection...

UI works to change student health care

NINA EARNEST

February 8, 2011

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Officials will continue implementing changes to bring student health care at the University of Iowa in line with requirements mandated by the federal health-care bill regardless of numerous challenges to the law. Legislators...

Spotlight: UI conductor challenges, inspires students

LAURA WILLIS

February 8, 2011

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Sounds of violins, clarinets, and cellos fill the air as William LaRue Jones conducts a piece from Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor during a rehearsal for the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra. At measure 579, Jones...

Grassley promises small-business funding

ALISON SULLIVAN

February 8, 2011

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Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Monday small businesses are essential to any local economy and the federal government would continue to fund them. “Small business is the employment machine of our economy,” the senator...

Gov. Branstad plans to send pork to South Korea

CAITLIN FRY

February 8, 2011

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Within a year, Iowa might be sending pork products to South Korea. Gov. Terry Branstad announced Monday he wants to open a trade office in South Korea and expose that part of the world to the products Iowa has to offer. “[A...

Cartwright continues ascent as point guard

SETH ROBERTS

February 8, 2011

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The clock was winding down as Bryce Cartwright drove into a thicket of Hoosiers. The junior found his path impeded, stepped back, and flicked his wrist. The ball settled through the cords, and just like that, the Hawkeyes beat...

Klinefelter recovering after burst blood vessel

JON FRANK

February 8, 2011

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Emily Klinefelter suffered a burst blood vessel in her brain during her most recent fight. Christina Ruiz — the woman who knocked Klinefelter out during a Feb. 5 match — spoke to Klinefelter’s mother, Cynthia Parsons, Sunday....

Wrestlers bring swagger to the mat

J.T. BUGOS

February 8, 2011

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Tom Brands doesn’t believe in confidence. Instead, Iowa’s fifth-year wrestling head coach believes in being bulletproof. No one on this Hawkeye squad is bulletproof, though — not yet, at least. But it’s obvious these...