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Rhabdo report clears Hawkeye coaches, players of wrongdoing

SAM LANE

March 23, 2011

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A five-member committee of University of Iowa faculty and staff members was unable to pinpoint what caused more than a dozen Hawkeye football players to be hospitalized for rhabdomyolysis earlier this year. The committee placed...

UI asks regents to end German Ph.D. program

ARIANA WITT

March 23, 2011

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The University of Iowa Ph.D. program in German could be the unlucky number 13. Today, officials seek to terminate the UI Ph.D. program in the German department, pending the state Board of Regents' approval at its meeting in...

Housing Authority reopens waiting list

ALISON SULLIVAN

March 23, 2011

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The waiting list for Iowa City's Housing Choice Voucher program reopened a few months ago, and it has since taken on roughly 600 applicants. Officials announced the number as a part of the Housing Authority's annual report to...

Enrollment cap could be in UI’s future

ALLIE JOHNSON

March 23, 2011

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University of Iowa officials said an enrollment cap would be a viable, if distant, possibility if the school's record-growth continues. UI President Sally Mason told The Daily Iowan on Monday there is a chance the university...

600 UI staff members appeal reclassification

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 23, 2011

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About 600 University of Iowa staff members have officially appealed a preliminary plan to update their titles and job descriptions, officials said. The Compensationa and Classificaiton Redesign Project — originally created...

Local child care teacher, UI alumna wins award

ALLIE WRIGHT

March 23, 2011

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Brittney Sharp held a Dr. Seuss picture book between her thumb and pinky, reading aloud to her class. A group of about 15 4- and 5-year-olds at the Apple Tree Children's Center stared and listened intently. "I meant what...

Nite Ride to switch routes

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 23, 2011

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Next semester, Nite Ride will drop its Thursday downtown route and switch to the academic route, according to a University of Iowa police official. The change comes after UI Student Government President John Rigby discussed ex...

Board undecided on signs at meetings

LUKE VOELZ

March 23, 2011

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The Iowa City School Board was unable to come to a conclusion at Tuesday's meeting regarding a policy change that would prohibit public signs and mutlimedia presentations at board meetings. Board members discussed the potential...

Students to excavate Hickory Hill Park

ALISON SULLIVAN

March 23, 2011

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The morning sun peeked through pockets of clouds above Hickory Hill Park on a brisk, peaceful Tuesday morning. This summer, the park will ring with the exploration of student anthropologists. With the Iowa City City Council's...

UI grad a gaming entrepreneur

LUKE VOELZ

March 23, 2011

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Rob Linden came home from City High one day to a bedroom filled with million-dollar bills. Several thousand of them. The 16-year-old had ordered a few boxes of the gag gifts with his mother's credit card. But Betty Linden supported...

Commentary: Questions abound as Iowa opens spring practice

JORDAN GARRETSON

March 23, 2011

Filed under Sports

For the last three months, all the buzz surrounding the Iowa football team has focused on — well — seemingly everything but football. Now, the Hawkeyes hit the gridiron again. Iowa opens its set of spring practices today,...

Hawkeyes hope to fill void in 400-meter hurdles

BEN SCHUFF

March 23, 2011

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Iowa head coach Larry Wieczorek joked that it may take two or three athletes in the 400-meter hurdles to replace the production the men's track and field team got from Ray Varner. A senior last year, Varner scored 10 of the Hawkeyes'...