The Daily Iowan

UI: Policies correctly followed in reported Pentacrest rape

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 11, 2011

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University of Iowa officials contend they followed all policies and procedures correctly after a student reported being raped on the Pentacrest in October 2010, and they say the response should serve as a model for how to handle...

Man arrested in alleged attempted rape in dorm

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 11, 2011

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University of Iowa police arrested a Coralville man last week, alleging that he tried to force himself on a woman in Stanley Residence Hall in March. Rakeem I’shod Eberhart, 22, was charged April 6 with assault with intent...

Local customers to see increase in coffee prices

JON FRANK

April 11, 2011

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The price of a cup of Joe is on the rise. Customers who frequent gourmet coffee shops in Iowa City and across America are paying more per cup for the caffeinated beverage as a variety of international trends send coffee-bean...

Branstad defends picking campaign donor for regent job

NINA EARNEST

April 11, 2011

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Gov. Terry Branstad is defending his appointment of his leading campaign contributor, Bruce Rastetter, to the state Board of Regents, saying the 54-year-old Iowa businessman has shown a commitment to higher education. Rastetter...

Bill lowers legal blood-alcohol level for boaters

SARAH BULMER

April 11, 2011

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Local boaters said they welcome the reduction of the blood-alcohol content level for operating a boat but said the legislation likely won’t change people’s behavior. Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation late last week that...

UIHC research wing named in honor of Dance Marathon

MADISON BENNETT

April 11, 2011

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Oversized gold scissors snipped a lime-green ribbon to mark the result of University of Iowa Dance Marathon’s largest single monetary contribution. Officials dedicated the UI Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders...

National association proposes changes to MCAT

ARIANA WITT

April 11, 2011

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Dan Gratie, a junior at the University of Iowa, is planning to take the Medical College Admission Test this summer. The health and human physiology major said he’s focusing primarily on organic sciences such as chemistry. But...

Bird Club offers educational opportunities

KATIE HEINE

April 11, 2011

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Not even the fog could hide the flitting. “There — look,” said Iowa City resident Karen Disbrow in a loud whisper, pointing to a minuscule bird that had just sprung from a group of trees. Around 20 pairs of binoculars...

Locals honor Wild Bill’s birthday

ALLIE WRIGHT

April 11, 2011

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Bill Sackter would have been 98 years old Wednesday. A birthday party for Sackter on Sunday afternoon, organized by University of Iowa students, served as both a celebration and a fundraiser, collecting money for the coffee shop...

Habitat for Humanity helps elderly

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 11, 2011

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It’s easy to talk about how many people it takes to screw in a light bulb. “But there are some secrets,” said Mark Patton. Patton, the executive director of the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, recently launched the program...

University of Iowa pow-wow keeps traditions alive

LUKE VOELZ

April 11, 2011

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Thunderous drumbeats cut through the humid spring air at the Recreation Building. More than 50 Native American dancers kept pace with the beat April 9 at the 18th-Annual University of Iowa Powwow. Men, women, and children from...

Spotlight: UI printmaking professor still going strong

MAX FREUND

April 11, 2011

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Virginia Myers leans forward, pressing forcefully on the handle of a heated roller, spreading a strip of shiny pink foil on a sheet of paper. The 83-year-old professor’s thin build contrasts her thick, powerful hands. Myers...