The Daily Iowan

More than 50 apply for alcohol administrator job

ALISON SULLIVAN

March 30, 2011

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The University of Iowa will have a new face for its campaign to reduce binge drinking by this summer. Officials are reviewing 52 applications for a new administrative position tasked with overseeing the university’s efforts...

UI may host some West High classes as overcrowding continues

LUKE VOELZ

March 30, 2011

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Local high-school students could soon grace the Pentacrest as they head to their next class. As enrollment at West High continues to grow, Iowa City School Board members said they’re considering moving some classes off campus. District...

National group: UI’s rhabdo analysis correct

ARIANA WITT

March 30, 2011

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Officials for a national athletics organization said Tuesday they agreed with a University of Iowa committee’s recommendation to discontinue the workout believed to have lead to the January hospitalization of 13 Iowa football...

Athletics committee chair concerned over group’s role

NINA EARNEST

March 30, 2011

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The head of the Presidential Committee on Athletics voiced concern over the group’s passive role at a Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. Ellen Herman, the chairwoman of the committee, gave the senators an overview of the committee’s...

Threat Assessment Team has had 400 referrals

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 30, 2011

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The University of Iowa’s Threat Assessment/Care Team — which deals with people who may be a threat to themselves or others — has responded to at least 400 issues since its inception in 2008. But the team’s members sa...

Local darts group loses half of its players with 21 ordinance

MADISON BENNETT

March 30, 2011

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Eyes squinted, feet planted, hand steadied. Kyle Wehner peered 8 feet in front of him, preparing to rack up some points. He tossed his first dart, then his second, then the third. They totaled a disappointing 28 points. But...

Summer of the Arts line up announced

ALLIE WRIGHT

March 30, 2011

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Iowa City’s Summer of the Arts is ready to grow. Program officials announced this summer’s entertainment lineup Tuesday, which includes concerts, art festivals, and movies. This year, officials will expand their Downtown...

Officials award construction contract for new elementary school

LUKE VOELZ

March 30, 2011

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The plans for Iowa City’s future Norman Borlaug Elementary School are starting to take shape. School Board administrators voted unanimously Tuesday to award construction of Norman Borlaug Elementary to City Construction. The...

UI students seek to help teen parents

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

March 30, 2011

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City High senior Rolanda Lee wanted to learn how to get a job, dress for work, and make a résumé. City High junior Erica Roberts wanted to learn how to further her education. And both wanted to learn how to do it while caring...

House Dems laud accomplishments for students

ALLIE JOHNSON

March 30, 2011

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said health-care reform and improvements to the student-loan system have put millions of students in college. In the view of Loebsack and two other Democratic representatives who spoke during a conference...

More seek public service jobs

STACI EISENBERG

March 30, 2011

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Recent University of Iowa graduate Brooke Anstoetter said she always imagined herself working for a big corporation in a metropalitan area. But last spring, she ran out of options when searching for a marketing job in Chicago. “I...

Spotlight: Local puppeteer creates and performs original shows

SAMANTHA GENTRY

March 30, 2011

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An elaborate pop-up storybook with miniature marionettes walking across the pages is just a simple retelling of the classic tale “Little Red Riding Hood.” But for puppeteer Monica Leo, it’s a $10,000 investment. For each...