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Ashton Kutcher makes surprise UI appearance

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 13, 2011

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When Ashton Kutcher strolled into a University of Iowa lecture hall on Tuesday, the Hollywood actor was met with a wave of screams, squeals, and clapping. But once the starstruck commotion subsided, the Iowa-born celebrity spoke...

Community marks 5-year anniversary of tornado

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 13, 2011

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Nine minutes. That’s all it took for a storm to smash into Iowa City, damage more than 1,000 homes and dozens of businesses, and leave a city to stand united and rebuild in the years to come. Today is the five-year anniversary...

Officials plan to track faculty productivity

NINA EARNEST

April 13, 2011

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University of Iowa officials are designing a new survey to better track faculty productivity and improve communication with state officials. Associate Provost for Faculty Tom Rice introduced the survey draft at a Faculty Council meeting Tuesday. The s...

Doctors use iPads, iPhones for medical records

MADISON BENNETT

April 13, 2011

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Want to access your patients’ medical records from your iPhone or iPad? There’s an app for that. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials are in the process of testing “Canto” and “Haiku,” Apple-compatible...

Phillips testifies at attempted murder trial

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

April 13, 2011

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If Gregory Phillips wanted his former landlord Mezher Beig dead, he would have killed him, Phillips told a jury Tuesday. Phillips, 57, of Iowa City said he was an expert at handling firearms, claiming he earned expert badges...

DI’s Bruce takes first place in Hearst competition

ARIANA WITT

April 13, 2011

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Daily Iowan reporter Hayley Bruce has taken the first place Hearst award in spot news for her coverage of University of Iowa police’s investigation into Professor Gary Hunninghake — propeling the UI School of Journalism and...

School board looks at lower property tax rates

LUKE VOELZ

April 13, 2011

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The Iowa City School District may decrease its property-tax rate for the 2011-12 school year below $14.69, less than both the current rate and the predictions made at previous meetings. The School Board won’t decide on the...

Free safety position not completely new for Hyde

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 13, 2011

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Micah Hyde didn’t have any objections when he was told he would practice at free safety this spring. That might surprise some — this is the same Micah Hyde who finished 2010 with arguably his best performance at cornerback. The...

Legends Division Notebook: Iowa, Nebraska look forward to rivalry

SAM LOUWAGIE

April 13, 2011

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When Kirk Ferentz travels around the state of Iowa, he continually hears questions about one opponent: Nebraska. “People have always asked about, ‘Are you going to be picking them up in a nonconference game?’ ” Ferentz...

Iowa baseball team thrashed by Kansas

MATT COZZI

April 13, 2011

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Following the Iowa baseball team’s loss Tuesday night, the coaches addressed the team on the right field line a little longer than usual. Make that a lot longer than usual. For the coaches, they had good reason to prolong...

Baseball’s subs shine in otherwise disappointing night

SETH ROBERTS

April 13, 2011

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Jack Dahm didn’t mince words after Tuesday’s blowout loss to Kansas: His team, especially the starters, played badly. But if there’s an upside to the 12-5 final score, it’s that the Hawkeyes’ substitutes were superb. Dahm...

Senior golfers lead by example

BEN WOLFSON

April 13, 2011

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Team leaders are often portrayed as outspoken people that give inspirational speeches and will their way to victory. These types don’t exist for the Iowa men’s golf team. Seniors Brad Hopfinger and Vince India have a different...