The Daily Iowan

Expert: Branstad public-records exemption unique

SARAH BULMER

April 8, 2011

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Open-records advocates are praising a bill that would create a state board to handle public-information complaints, but they said exempting Iowa’s governor from the committee’s oversight would likely be an anomaly. Harry Hammi...

Action Party wins UISG election

ALLIE WRIGHT

April 8, 2011

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The Action Party presidential ticket won the University of Iowa Student Government elections in a landslide — with 100 percent of the votes, to be exact. “[I’m] very, very happy,” said UISG President-elect Elliot Higgins....

UI gives youth health-care experience

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 8, 2011

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Briana Wessley had no idea she was going to extract DNA from a banana when she woke up Thursday morning. But that’s what the 14-year-old Columbus Community Middle School student did as part of University of Iowa’s Project HO...

UI students attempt to raise farm bill awareness

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

April 8, 2011

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Five years ago, the University of Iowa Environmental Coalition started gardening a small plot of land near North Hall. Two years later, the members expanded their garden into a larger area on the West Campus. And today, they...

Culinary schools face scrutiny

SARAH BULMER

April 8, 2011

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It’s 7 a.m., and nine students in Chef Jeremy Ralph’s four-hour Stocks and Sauces lab at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids listen as their instructor explains the value of Khira raita, a cucumber-yogurt salad typically...

Two IC high school students to appear on NPR

JON FRANK

April 8, 2011

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Until now, West High students Andrew Altmeier and Elizabeth Lin have performed in front of crowds no greater than 100 people. But on April 16 and 17, more than 700,000 will hear their solos. The 17-year-olds will apear on the...

Students to send paper cranes to Japan

NINA EARNEST

April 8, 2011

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David Sutton made a series of complicated diagonal, horizontal, and vertical folds in a piece of square paper. Within two minutes, the paper became a crane. For the students in Chie Muramatsu’s third-year Japanese class, the...

Local musicians and music instructors wary of standardized rankings

LUKE VOELZ

April 8, 2011

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The horn section of the West High Varsity Band drowned out the flutes. “You’re going ‘BAH,’ said assistant teacher Lucas Smith. “I need you to go ‘bah.’ ” West High music teacher Rich Medd wove nimbly through ...

National leaders meet at injury prevention conference

HEATHER EDELMAN

April 8, 2011

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The more education a community receives on injury prevention, the healthier it ultimately becomes. This was one topic of discussion on Thursday during the Federal Partnerships to Prevent Injuries conference, an event in conjunction...

Supervisors approve bridge connection

KATIE HEINE

April 8, 2011

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Two days after Iowa City city councilors completed plans to create a pedestrian trail for local bikers and runners along the Iowa River, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors said they were unaware a portion of the trail would...

Family member says Lowe could remain at UI

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 8, 2011

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Though Willie Lowe has been granted a release from his scholarship, he might still choose to remain at the UI, a relative told the Des Moines Register on Wednesday night. “If I had to guess right now, I’d say Willie goes...

Softball Hawkeyes try not to over-think the game

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

April 8, 2011

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The Hawkeye softball team will challenge Michigan State at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. April 10 in Pearl Field. Iowa is 19-15, 2-2 in the Big Ten, and the Spartans enter Iowa City at 20-15 (2-4 Big Ten). After lacking aggressiveness...