The Daily Iowan

UI making changes to HawkAlert

NICOLE KARLIS

March 7, 2011

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When phones simultaneously buzz around campus with a text message from an unfamiliar number, University of Iowa students can usually name the sender— HawkAlert. The emergency-notification system — which has been alerting...

Iowa students to lobby at the Capitol today

ARIANA WITT

March 7, 2011

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Students from Iowa’s three regent universities will show more school spirit than they typically do during their annual trip to the State Capitol today. Instead of traditional suits and ties, their attire will be splashed with...

Glee sparks local show choir interest

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

March 7, 2011

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For West High sophomore Matt Drobot, the television show “Glee” helped him discover a new passion. After seeing the award-winning show, which premièred on Fox in September 2009, he sought out his school’s show choir and...

Ms. Wheelchair pageant celebrates character

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 7, 2011

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When she was only 6 months old, a car accident left Jayde Henry paralyzed from the waist down. She has used a wheelchair for 24 years. But that hasn’t prevented the 29-year-old Des Moines resident from attending college, living...

Speaker addresses local Arab discrimination

KENDALL MCCABE

March 7, 2011

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Children of Arabic descent in the United States get teased and called such names as “Osama” and “terrorist” each year around the anniversary of 9/11, said Shams Ghoneim, the former president of the Consultation of Religious...

IC school district discusses budget

KATIE HEINE

March 7, 2011

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Iowa City School District officials said the remainder of their $2.4 million stimulus funds will help them avoid major staff reductions, but a slew of other options will be on the chopping block as the budget tightens. “We’ll...

UI students bare (almost) all for charity

ALLIE JOHNSON

March 7, 2011

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Dressed in superhero costumes, hula skirts, or nothing but their underwear, more than 400 University of Iowa students, high-schoolers, and residents stripped down and hit the streets of Iowa City in freezing rain for the Nearly...

Spotlight: Dogs act as student’s art subjects

AMY TIFFANY

March 7, 2011

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A white dog with elongated, red-orange ears is lazily perched on a dark green Oriental rug. But this dog is only one dimensional — the scene is just one of many canine-centric paintings by University of Iowa senior Kelly Jones....

Iowa wrestling crowns two but falls short of team title at Big Tens

J.T. BUGOS

March 7, 2011

Filed under Sports

EVANSTON, Ill. — There were few smiles from the Iowa wrestlers on Sunday at the conclusion of the Big Ten championships. Despite placing seven wrestlers in the top three of their weight class – including titles from Matt McDonough...

Rasing takes home a title

SAM LOUWAGIE

March 7, 2011

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EVANSTON, Ill. — Blake Rasing stood with his hands on his hips, waiting for the end of an injury time-out. The Iowa heavyweight had just slammed Minnesota’s Tony Nelson to his back — a 5-point move with the takedown and...

Purdue upset was for Cole, by Cole

IAN MARTIN

March 7, 2011

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Ten minutes after Iowa’s 67-65 upset of No. 6 Purdue on March 5, the Hawkeyes’ only four-year senior couldn’t contain himself. The usually reserved — albeit always positive — Jarryd Cole ran into the Carver-Hawkeye...

Commentary: Iowa’s win over Purdue is a sign of the future

SETH ROBERTS

March 7, 2011

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Wow. Just wow. What else can be said about Iowa’s 67-65 win over No. 6 Purdue on March 5? All the problems the Hawkeyes had during the season were fixed. Inconsistency? The team put together a full 40 minutes of solid basketball....