The Daily Iowan

Lone UISG candidates want lower alcohol fines, expanded Nite Ride

ALLIE WRIGHT

April 4, 2011

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The lone candidate for University of Iowa Student Government president has worked closely with the Iowa City City Council this year — experience he hopes will allow him to better advocate for UI students. The Action Party —...

Art students aid downtown piano project

JON FRANK

April 4, 2011

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A group of University of Iowa students applied strips of blue painter’s tape to a deep wooden-brown piano behind the UI Studio Arts Building on Sunday. The five art students were decorating one of the pianos to be placed on...

Local group gives “geeks” a home

LUKE VOELZ

April 4, 2011

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Amanda Athur-Struss brandished a sword in front of five children and their parents. The dull weapon was made of wood and putty, which was not much of a threat to the members of Iowa City Geeks meeting in the Iowa City Public...

Students support Japan during cultural festival

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

April 4, 2011

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Donning an original Japanese kimono, University of Iowa senior Danielle Haugland helped show groups of children how to fold origami cranes. According to a Japanese myth, folding 1,000 cranes will grant the wish of the folder. And...

UI names Center for Diabetes

MADISON BENNETT

April 4, 2011

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Mike Lagervall, the international president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, is convinced the University of Iowa is the answer to diabetes. “When we find the cure to diabetes — and we will find that cure — it will be...

Potential presidential candidate Rand Paul makes UI appearance

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 4, 2011

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Walking along the Pentacrest walkway on a cool April evening, flanked by a handful of staff, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said there’s a growing political force among young Americans. “I think young people are interested and hungry,”...

Spotlight: Lost and found officer loves the return

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 4, 2011

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Geoff Chapin sat in his narrow, cement, windowless office, surrounded by the misplaced detritus of humanity. “Welcome to my cave,” he said and laughed. Separated into six black plastic tubs, Chapin collects dozens of wallets,...

Doc Dash race increase in runners

KATIE HEINE

April 4, 2011

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This year, the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Doc Dash went through a makeover. Organization for the 5K race had been somewhat unclear since it began roughly 25 years ago — the 2010 race was postponed because...

Regina president to leave for Dubuque

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 4, 2011

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In her three years at the Regina Catholic Education Center, President Carol Trueg secured a bus system and updated the school’s technology infrastructure. But soon, she’ll return to her roots. On July 1, Trueg will leave Re...

Local restaurants to raise money for Japan

MADISON BENNETT

April 4, 2011

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Andy Diep was afraid people would forget about the March 11 tsunami before Japan got enough help. So to do his part, the owner of the sushi restaurant Konomi, 843 Quarry Road, organized a coalition of 15 Iowa City and Coralville...

Baseball pounds 17 hits in blowout over Michigan State

SETH ROBERTS

April 4, 2011

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The Iowa baseball team entered Sunday’s seventh inning leading Michigan State by 4 runs. By the time the inning was over — almost 40 minutes and 14 batters later — the Hawkeyes led by 14. The seventh-inning explosion and...

New lineup puts a charge into Hawkeye baseball

MATT COZZI

April 4, 2011

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A different lineup brought about tremendously different results for the Iowa baseball team. After losing the previous two games to Michigan State, the Hawkeyes played with a vengeance on Sunday. Iowa defeated the Spartans, 19-7,...