The Daily Iowan

Panel votes to sell Pollock painting despite UI pleas

ALLIE WRIGHT

February 17, 2011

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DES MOINES — An Iowa House subcommittee voted on Wednesday in favor of legislation that would force the University of Iowa to sell the state’s most famous work of art to fund student scholarships. The two Republicans on the...

Students, officials meet with School of Music design firms

ARIANA WITT

February 17, 2011

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Rooftop performance space, communication among departments, and more rehearsal rooms are some of the things University of Iowa School of Music students asked the design firms to include in their plans for a new music building. UI...

Iowa survey: LGBT students more likely to be suicidal, harassed

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

February 17, 2011

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DES MOINES — Stephen Boatwright was in eighth grade when he told friends and family he was gay. But that was only start of the struggles he soon faced. “The hard part for me wasn’t coming out, it was sticking to my guns...

Expert: College towns should attract big-name retail stores

ALISON SULLIVAN

February 17, 2011

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College towns should try to attract big-name retail stores and encourage mixed-use structures — though, an expert in college town economies admits there’s no formula for complete success. John Millar, the executive vice president...

City High launches $1 million overhaul to athletic facilities

AUDREY SMITH

February 17, 2011

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Officials at City High School are urging alumni and local businesses to “stand up” for improved athletics facilities. Their goal: $1 million. The high school’s administration launched a campaign titled “Stand Up for...

West High hosts bullying workshop

KATIE HEINE

February 17, 2011

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Alexandra Eldridge, a cheerful, red-headed high-school freshman, described herself as sensitive and makes it a goal to never hurt others. But that doesn’t mean she’s never been hurt. In elementary school, she said, she was...

Students help more community members with taxes

NINA EARNEST

February 17, 2011

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Deb Honts expected to receive $304 in her tax return. But a private firm wanted $308 for the filing service. She needed the money for her large family. She needed the money for rent. “I can’t afford $308 for this,” she...

Spotlight: UI senior masters upright bass

KENDALL MCCABE

February 17, 2011

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Olivia Rose Muzzy’s big break nearly killed her. On Dec. 12, 2008, the day after the upright bassist’s first show at the Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., talent buyer Andre Perry called to ask if she wanted to do a Daytrotter session in Rock Island. ...

West High expands career-development, AP course offerings

AUDREY SMITH

February 17, 2011

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Students at West High now have the opportunity to register for seven new classes — ranging from Aerospace Engineering to Advanced Online Media — to take during the 2011-12 school year. The expanded course selection will provide...

Furniture Project continues to give

RYAN COLE

February 17, 2011

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The furniture-stocked warehouse doesn’t have heating or air conditioning. There are no windows, and a few dim lights protrude awkwardly from the mismatched tin roof. Overgrown weeds claim the perimeter of the one-room building,...

Visiting lecturer, playright stresses dedication

LUKE VOELZ

February 17, 2011

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Suzan-Lori Parks stood in front of several hundred people, leaned down, and exploded. It was an explosion of sound, pwshhhshfhsh, launched from her lips into the microphone as she delivered a lecture at the Englert Theatre, 21...

Bluder’s Bunch wins over Badgers

JON FRANK

February 17, 2011

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The Hawkeyes (20-7, 7-6) unloaded their arsenal against Wisconsin (14-11, 9-4), ending Wednesday night’s contest at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on a 15-4 run. Iowa saw its 24-11 halftime lead shrink to 4 points after the Badgers,...