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UI art museum director talks Pollock, challenging norms

ARIANA WITT

March 28, 2011

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The location of the new University of Iowa Museum of Art remains unknown, but Director Sean O’Harrow knows exactly what he wants: a building that challenges the norms of art museums in the United States. Art displayed throu...

Waverly woman crowned Ms. Wheelchair Iowa

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 28, 2011

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Jennifer Wolff went through a bout of depression in 2003, when doctors told her a rare spinal-cord tumor would confine her to a wheelchair. But before being crowned Ms. Wheelchair Iowa at a pageant March 26, the 39-year-old Waverly woma...

Iowa State President Geoffroy to step down

KATIE HEINE

March 28, 2011

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Filling the shoes of outgoing Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy is going to be “a tall order,” said Regent Rose Vasquez. Geoffroy announced his plans to step down as Iowa State’s 14th president no later than...

Nonalcoholic dance draws UI drinkers

ALLIE JOHNSON

March 28, 2011

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A number of students attending an alcohol-free dance party March 25 had one thing in common: They were already drunk. Some University of Iowa students told The Daily Iowan they drank before the event, which was dubbed “nonalcoholic,”...

Barbour speaks to Johnson County GOP

SARAH BULMER

March 28, 2011

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American economic growth will improve when more goods sold in the United States come from within its borders, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said. And that, in turn, will create more American jobs, the potential GOP presidential-nomination...

Spotlight: Finding faith on the football field

SETH ROBERTS

March 28, 2011

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Leadership is natural for Jeff Simak. He enjoys being in front of people. He’s cheerfully extroverted, and people appear to be drawn to him like iron to a magnet. He took his talents to the sports world, too: He captained...

Mission Creek Festival begins today

DI STAFF

March 28, 2011

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With the weeklong Mission Creek Festival beginning today, we spoke with development director Nathan Gould to fill us in on the festival. Daily Iowan: How many workers/volunteers does it take to set up Mission Creek Festival? Gould: The Mission Cree...

Iowa City girl helps raise money for band instruments

STACI EISENBERG

March 28, 2011

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Sasha Chapnick-Sorokin stepped onto a dim stage in a white shirt and floral skirt. Sitting at a brown grand piano, she played Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s upbeat “Eccossaise” in front of a group of about 60 at the Gloria Dei...

Baseball wins weekend series over Western Illinois

MATT COZZI

March 28, 2011

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Despite a setback in the first game of a three-game set against Western Illinois, the Iowa baseball team (9-11) won the next two contests to take the series. The Hawkeyes didn’t win decisively with their offense, but pitching...

First All-American honors for a Hawkeye relay since 1995

BEN WOLFSON

March 28, 2011

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After a disappointing start to the NCAA championships on March 24 in which the Iowa men’s swimming team failed to qualify for finals in the 200-free relay, the four Hawkeyes came back as All-Americans. The quartet of juniors...

Men’s tennis splits matches on first weekend of Big Ten play

BEN ROSS

March 28, 2011

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The Iowa men’s tennis team (6-5, 1-2) recorded its first win in the Big Ten on Sunday with a 4-3 win over Penn State (10-9, 0-2) at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex. No. 66 Iowa also played No. 5 Ohio State in Iowa...

Volleyball uses spring season to give younger players experience

IAN MARTIN

March 28, 2011

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The Iowa volleyball team played not one but two matches on March 26 in the Field House South Gym to kick off its non-competitive spring season. While the results of the games themselves were positive — the Hawkeyes defeated...