The Daily Iowan

UI: Consultant fee to revamp classification system was justified

SAM LANE

March 25, 2011

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More than $560,000 was “a reasonable amount” to pay the consultant who helped redesign a University of Iowa staff classification system that hadn’t been reviewed since 1985, an official in the UI Human Resources Department...

Law applications up at UI, down nationwide

LUKE VOELZ

March 25, 2011

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The University of Iowa College of Law is seeing more potential lawyers than its peers. The Law School Admissions Council Inc. recently predicted an 11.6 percent decrease in law-school applicants nationwide compared with last...

Margaret Crocco to lead education college

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

March 25, 2011

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Margaret Crocco calls herself a “great lover of America.” And she’s seen a lot of it. Born in the Midwest, Crocco eventually moved to the East Coast, and she will now return to the Heartland to begin her tenure as the...

10,000 Hours Show picks DJ Earworm

NINA EARNEST

March 25, 2011

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DJ Earworm is coming to the University of Iowa. The 10,000 Hours Show announced Wednesday the disc jockey — whose real name is Jordan Roseman — is scheduled to perform for the show’s eighth-annual concert event on April...

Writers’ Workshop partners with high-school students

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 25, 2011

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City High junior Mason Greer has self-published a book. But that doesn’t mean the 17-year-old doesn’t value all the professional feedback he can get. Now, his high school is offering just that. On Thursday, a group of...

Panelists to discuss Iowa energy use today

MADISON BENNETT

March 25, 2011

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When it comes to energy conservation, Iowa is a hot-bed of potential, experts say. And with that potential, comes great responsibility. “I always think we should all be obligated to improve energy conservation,” said Director...

Theater, Foreign Relations Council partner

NINA EARNEST

March 25, 2011

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In The Syringa Tree, one woman takes on 24 separate roles. But the play itself subtly wrestles with centuries of South Africa’s fragmented history. “South Africa, in my philosophical view, is a country that failed to manage...

Business school to offer distance degree

HEATHER EDELMAN

March 25, 2011

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More people interested in pursuing business degrees will be able to next fall — without ever setting foot in a classroom. The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business will offer a new online program that will give Iowans...

Spotlight: UI instructor leads Iowa percussion

RILEY UBBEN

March 25, 2011

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With two mallets in each hand, Dan Moore gently strikes the wooden keys of his marimba, each note flowing effortlessly into the next. His students watch every move and soon follow his lead. Moore, the percussion instructor at...

Byers enters sophomore year with high expectations

BEN SCHUFF

March 25, 2011

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Matt Byers has been a Hawkeye for 18 months. He has competed in seven college track meets. But by the end of this outdoor season, Iowa track and field coaches are expecting him to be a two-time Big Ten champion javelin thrower. How...

Baseball finally home and ready to play … somebody

SETH ROBERTS

March 25, 2011

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There are several ways to find out the Iowa baseball team’s opponent in its home-opener this evening. Just don’t ask the Hawkeyes themselves. Iowa (7-10) has adopted a mentality that every opponent is “faceless.” The...

Men’s swimmers fall in prelims

BEN WOLFSON

March 25, 2011

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Members of the Iowa men’s swimming team had a rough first day in Minneapolis Thursday in the NCAA meet. The 200-free relay team — juniors Ryan Phelan, Duncan Partridge and Paul Gordon, and sophomore Jordan Huff — fell short...