The Daily Iowan

City taxes to rise under approved budget

ALISON SULLIVAN

March 2, 2011

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Iowa City property owners will pay more in city taxes under the city’s newly approved $60 million budget for fiscal 2012. Though the Iowa City City Council reduced the proposed tax levy by around 50 cents at its Tuesday meeting,...

Athletics committee members frustrated with lack of communication

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 2, 2011

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University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta said officials won’t know the nature of any policy changes in light of 13 Hawkeye football players’ hospitalizations until after a 90-day investigation by the state Board of...

Peace Corps volunteers recall service on 50-year anniversary

ALEXANDRIA SKALLA

March 2, 2011

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Buddhist prayer bowls and other souvenirs decorate Scott McNabb’s office, along with portraits of Hanuman, a famous monkey warrior from the Thai Ramakiyana. A photo album containing cards and old photographs rest on his desk,...

Students send ‘Pollock’ T-shirts to legislator

MADISON BENNETT

March 2, 2011

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It’s as if mini-Jackson Pollock paintings have found their way onto 46 white shirts. University of Iowa art students splattered each other’s T-shirts last week to celebrate the withdrawal of a bill that would have required...

Gingrich likely to announce bid for presidency nomination

LUKE VOELZ

March 2, 2011

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Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich may be the first Republican to take a big step toward a presidential bid. Gingrich’s lawyer, Randy Evans, said he expects the 67-year-old to announce the formation of a presidential exploratory...

UI to offer Harry Potter course

SARAH BULMER

March 2, 2011

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One future University of Iowa course may be more magical than the rest. UI Honors students will get the chance in the spring of 2012 to delve into the renowned Harry Potter series in a new class. UI Honors Program Director...

Officials split on whether students need doctors’ notes

MADISON BENNETT

March 2, 2011

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It’s an age-old request: If a student misses class, the professor wants to see a doctor’s note. But at the University of Iowa, whether students need to hand over written proof of their illnesses is unclear. UI health officials...

Event pushes hiring vets

ALLIE JOHNSON

March 2, 2011

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No one hired Greg Clark when he came home in 1999 after 17 years of active duty. The 45-year-old had worked as a submarine officer and had one year at the United Nations as a military observer on the Iraq-Kuwait border. Clark...

Spotlight: UI student provided medical care to Haitians

CAITLIN FRY

March 2, 2011

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Kristen Jogerst’s eyes soften as she gazes at a photo of a Haitian child from the little village of Camatin. It’s images such as these that are engraved deeply into her memory. “If I could go back there now, I would, in...

Blown leads cost wrestler Ethen Lofthouse

SAM LOUWAGIE

March 2, 2011

Filed under Sports

Ask any Iowa wrestler, and he’ll tell you that the seeds of a tournament don’t really matter. Head coach Tom Brands said he didn’t pay much attention to them, and Tony Ramos shrugged off being given a third seed in the unofficial...

Football ticket prices to increase

JORDAN GARRETSON

March 2, 2011

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Iowa will increase the price of its football tickets for the second-consecutive year. The cost of general-public season tickets will rise from $360 to $374, and season tickets for UI faculty and staff will increase from $290...

Hawkeyes still have plenty to play for

JON FRANK

March 2, 2011

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The Iowa women’s basketball team (22-7, 10-6) has all but wrapped up an NCAA Tournament bid, but the Hawkeyes’ performance in the Big Ten Tournament could determine their NCAA success. Of course, winning is always the desired...