The Daily Iowan

UI trademark revenue increases, goes to athletics

ARIANA WITT

April 18, 2011

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The black-and-gold beaked face of the Hawkeyes isn't just about pride — the Tigerhawk also means cash for the University of Iowa. Revenue from the UI's trademark-licensing program — money it makes from the sale of Hawkeye...

City Council members split in Melrose Avenue vendors debate

LUKE VOELZ

April 18, 2011

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Ron Christensen only saw a small handful of vendors on Melrose Avenue when he attended Hawkeye football games as a student in the late-1960s. "When we started out, it was me, and my wife, and the tent," said Christensen,...

80-year-old rides horse for Alzheimer’s research

NINA EARNEST

April 18, 2011

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Bill Taylor and a horse named Liberty are preparing for a journey. But Taylor is not your average cowboy. At 80 years old, he aims to ride across Iowa on horseback to raise money for Alzheimer's disease research at the University of Iowa Hos...

Locals participate in dog relay

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 18, 2011

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Poised and ready, 11-year old Chloe crouches, staring straight down the 100-foot stretch of mat. A momentary silence falls as the Australian shepherd waits for the signal. "Ready. Set. Go," rings throughout the room,...

UISG inaugurates new administration

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 18, 2011

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Longtime friends Elliot Higgins and Brittany Caplin will finally get their chance to lead after serving for four years as University of Iowa Student Government senators. Come this morning, former UISG President John Rigby will...

School unions announce 12 staff cuts

LUKE VOELZ

April 18, 2011

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Secondary schools in the Iowa City School District will cut the equivalent of 12 full-time positions, a union official said on April 15. School officials said Sunday this could result in larger class sizes and less-efficient operations. Tom...

Spotlight: Dance teacher spreads her art

SETH ROBERTS

April 18, 2011

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The velvety voice of Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli poured into a long, mirror-lined room overlooking the Field House track on April 11. Inside, 40 students moved through a series of ballroom rumba steps, from the basic box step...

UniverCity aims to blend renters with owners

JON FRANK

April 18, 2011

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A gas fireplace heated an empty house at 408 E. Fairchild St. on April 16 as visitors came and went as they pleased. After months of reconstruction, the two-bedroom home is ready to be sold as part of the UniverCity Neighborhood Partnershi...

Iowa City celebrates RiverFest

MADISON BENNETT

April 18, 2011

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Booths hosting games of tug-of-war, Limbo, Bags, and mini-golf lined the grass of Hubbard Park on Sunday. As part of the 33rd-annual RiverFest — a celebration of everything that is Iowa City — community members and students...

Keenan Davis turns heads at spring game

SETH ROBERTS

April 18, 2011

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Keenan Davis flew down the right sideline in Kinnick Stadium, vaulted into the air, and yanked down a twisting, "SportsCenter"-worthy catch as he tumbled to the turf. Just another day at the office. Davis, a 6-3 wide...

Payne picks Loyola-Chicago

SETH ROBERTS

April 18, 2011

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Ten days after he announced his departure from the Iowa basketball program, point guard Cully Payne has found a new home at Loyola-Chicago. The sophomore, who was granted his release from the Hawkeyes on April 5, told The Daily...

Iowa golf team wins fifth tournament of the year

BEN WOLFSON

April 18, 2011

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The 14th-ranked Iowa men's golf team successfully defended its home course Sunday. The Hawkeyes carded a two-round team score of 291 at Finkbine and held off Charlotte and Missouri to win the Hawkeye-TaylorMade Invitational for...