The Daily Iowan

Former dean of students claims discrimination

ARIANA WITT

March 9, 2011

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Lawyers for Phillip Jones, the former University of Iowa vice president for Student Services, are asking a judge to add racial discrimination to his wrongful termination and defamation lawsuit against the university. Attorneys...

Iowa considers legalizing online poker

SARAH BULMER

March 9, 2011

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Kyle Devaney once walked away from a game of Texas Hold ’Em $500 richer. But the 23-year-old didn’t win the money in a casino or in a friendly game with his friends — he did it online. Devaney, a University of Iowa senior,...

New world languages division picks director

ARIANA WITT

March 9, 2011

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Russell Ganim believes in the notion that there is strength in numbers. The newly hired director of the University of Iowa’s Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures — which recently merged 16 languages offered...

Wikipedia founder speaks on campus

ALISON SULLIVAN

March 9, 2011

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Audiences chuckled Tuesday evening when the cofounder of Wikipedia asked if they had ever accessed the website before. Almost all raised their hands. The open access reference work is admittedly used throughout higher education...

Coralville property taxes to increase

MADISON BENNETT

March 9, 2011

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Coralville residents will soon have to pay more in property and water taxes. The Coralville City Council voted unanimously with no discussion to approve the fiscal 2012 budget proposal Tuesday night during its formal meeting....

The Roots to perform on campus

ERIC HAWKINSON

March 9, 2011

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For the first time since Hancher lost its facility to the 2008 flood, the organization has teamed up with SCOPE to bring the musical act the Roots to campus. Hancher Executive Director Chuck Swanson said the program remains committed...

Women get chance to build

HEATHER EDELMAN

March 9, 2011

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Jan Down loves construction. After 16 years of volunteering with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, the 71-year-old Iowa City resident has a special connection with Women Build, which focuses exclusively on women’s involvement...

UI senior makes mark on acapella group

NINA EARNEST

March 9, 2011

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Gray skies threatened rain on a late Friday afternoon, but a curious crowd still gathered on the brick-paved walkway of the Pedestrian Mall. Intersection — the University of Iowa’s all-male a cappella group — was singing. And...

Wrestlers struggle from the bottom

SAM LOUWAGIE

March 9, 2011

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Tom Brands dropped down to his hands and knees in front of a throng of reporters at Welsh-Ryan Arena, engaging in an impromptu technique session on March 5. “If I’m down here,” Brands said from the starting position. “And...

Cox adjusts to GymHawks’ team philosophy

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

March 9, 2011

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Before freshman Tesla Cox mounts the beam or uneven bars, or steps onto the floor exercise mat, she seeks out Iowa women’s gymnastics head coach Larissa Libby. In a brief moment of eye contact, Cox simply nods her head. It’s...

Indoor season coming to a close for men’s track and field

BEN SCHUFF

March 9, 2011

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The Iowa men’s track and field team’s record board inside the Recreation Building may be deceiving. As soon as it is updated, the large board hanging near one end of the track will read like a 2011 season-best performance...

Commentary: Season of records for Iowa women’s track and field

AMY TIFFANY

March 9, 2011

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The Iowa women’s track and field team broke only one record in the previous two seasons. But this season, the squad has shattered four school marks. Distance, middle distance, and throwers all have record holders, and some...