The Daily Iowan

Writers’ Workshop to celebrate 75 years with visiting authors

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

April 12, 2011

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Jane Smiley sat in class in the English and Philosophy Building years ago, striving to learn from the accomplished authors leading her classes at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. “When teachers come, usually they...

Potential presidential contender Bachmann backs online education

MADISON BENNETT

April 12, 2011

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Among national sputter over budget cuts to higher-education programs, Michele Bachmann says the Internet is the answer. “There’s no question that higher education has outstripped costs,” she said. “So I’m really looking...

Ron Paul talks budget issues in Cedar Rapids

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

April 12, 2011

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CEDAR RAPIDS — In front of a crowd of Iowans, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, said emphasizing small and local governments is the path to solving national budget issues. He pointed specifically to the recent narrowly avoided governme...

Loebsack backs Pell Grants

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

April 12, 2011

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said he’s determined to retain funding for federal Pell Grants, which have come under question in recent weeks as budget concerns swept across Congress. Loebsack spoke about higher education in Coralville...

Numbers down, spirit not at 10K Hours

KATIE HEINE

April 12, 2011

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Neon glow sticks whipped across the IMU Ballroom as a crowd of people jumped to the beat of Kanye West’s “Homecoming.” Around 50 University of Iowa students attended the 10,000 Hours concert, featuring DJ Earworm, at the...

School Board to supply reading coaches

LUKE VOELZ

April 12, 2011

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Iowa City School Board members said they’re hoping to make the School District’s reading programs more efficient and effective through a program called Instructional Decision Making. The method would first organize students...

Lecture panel’s funding may shift

ALLIE WRIGHT

April 12, 2011

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The University of Iowa organization in charge of bringing comedians, authors, and politicians to campus may soon ask a different office for money. The University Lecture Committee is the only Presidential Charter Committee receiving...

Spotlight: Local woman dubbed ‘incredible cupcake maker’

MADISON BENNETT

April 12, 2011

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An Italian bistro seems an unlikely place to find the perfect cupcake. But that’s exactly where customers with a sweet tooth can find Erin Allen — at Monica’s, 303 Second St. in Coralville. The “incredible cupcake maker”...

With Stanzi gone, Vandenberg is in

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 12, 2011

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For the better part of three seasons, James Vandenberg watched Ricky Stanzi. He performed clipboard duty. He described his role as Stanzi’s “secondhand man” during film sessions. He graciously waited to be Iowa’s No....

Football player hospitalized after accident

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 12, 2011

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An Iowa offensive lineman has been hospitalized following a car accident, according to UI Sports Information. Junior Dan Heiar — a transfer from Iowa Western Community College — is hospitalized after being involved in a single-vehicle...

Kachine Alexander drafted by WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx

MATT COZZI

April 12, 2011

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For Kachine Alexander, Monday afternoon signaled the beginning of the newest chapter in her basketball career. At around 4 p.m., Alexander’s professional basketball dreams came true. The Minnesota Lynx selected the former Iowa...

Sporting Discourse: One-and-Done not the answer, but what is?

IAN MARTIN

April 12, 2011

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THE SPORTING DISCOURSE is a weekly column that discusses relevant issues in the college sporting world. “In college basketball, no longer are there student-athletes, it’s an athlete-student.” This is what my roommate told me ...