The Daily Iowan

Regents approve 5 percent tuition hike to offset state cuts

ARIANA WITT

March 24, 2011

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AMES — Another cash-strapped year for Iowa — and students at state universities are paying for it. The state Board of Regents voted 7-2 Wednesday to increase tuition at its three institutions, including the University of Io...

Officials: Rhabdo scare should be national wake-up call

ARIANA WITT

March 24, 2011

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AMES— A strenuous workout that sent 13 Hawkeye football players to the hospital earlier this year indicates athletics officials should do more to prevent athletes from pushing themselves to the point of injury, a committee...

Meditation on the rise locally, nationally

KENDALL MCCABE

March 24, 2011

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Yosra Elkhalifa felt stressed. She sat in an individual study room at the Blank Honors Center, her midterm in Theory and Practice of Argument just an hour away. But instead of cramming, she began to meditate. She did not twist...

Regent nominees against Branstad’s higher-ed cuts

KATIE HEINE

March 24, 2011

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Two of Gov. Terry Branstad’s three nominees to the state Board of Regents told the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday that they don’t support Branstad’s proposed cuts to higher education. Nicole Carroll and Katie Mulholland,...

Drug shortages hit Iowa City

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

March 24, 2011

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Pharmacy officials locally and nationwide said increasing drug shortages will continue to affect patient safety. Drug shortages have caused hospitals across the U.S. to cut down on their drug supply over the last decade. But...

Regents approve Hawkeye Court razing, other housing plans

ARIANA WITT

March 24, 2011

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University of Iowa housing officials are set to make major changes to living spaces available to students. The state Board of Regents voted Wednesday to approve demolishing 76 apartments at Hawkeye Court. The same day, they...

Spotlight: UI grad deals with others’ crises

KATIE HEINE

March 24, 2011

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John Shean is somewhat compulsive about having his cell phone with him at all times. But it’s not so he can surf the web or send text messages. Rather, the 27-year-old said he likes to be available to those in need. Shean...

UIHC revenue growing for fiscal 2011

ARIANA WITT

March 24, 2011

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AMES— The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics revenue is in the black, increasing by more than 11 percent for fiscal 2011 compared with the previous year. According to presentation given to the state Board of Regents...

Some question governor’s education summit

ARIANA WITT

March 24, 2011

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Effectiveness, innovation, and higher achievements. Those are the three key topics Gov. Terry Branstad said he hopes education leaders from Iowa and across the U.S. will discuss this summer at the Iowa Education Summit. The...

Flood Center unveils Des Moines flood maps

NINA EARNEST

March 24, 2011

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When the rivers rise, planning is everything. And with the Iowa Flood Center’s most recent unveiling — maps for the Des Moines area — more Iowans will have better tools to prepare for flood season. The Des Moines flood...

Ferentz still baffled by rhabdo incident, hopes to move on

JORDAN GARRETSON

March 24, 2011

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Kirk Ferentz is stillpuzzled. Two months after 13 Iowa football players were hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis, the 13th-year head coach — along with many others — is still left wondering exactly why it occurred. The report...

Commentary: Post-rhabdo, not much change for Iowa football

IAN MARTIN

March 24, 2011

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Rhabdomylosis hasn’t really changed anything in Iowa City. The 13 players admitted to the hospital after an intense Jan. 20 workout are all healthy and well, said head coach Kirk Ferentz, and no one was fired in the aftermath...