The Daily Iowan

Surveys show minor changes in drinking for new students

MARY HARRINGTON

May 5, 2011

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Fewer University of Iowa students identify themselves as problem drinkers this year than they did last year, according to results from this year’s AlcoholEdu survey. But the change is minor — only 1 percent. And officials...

Presidential hopefuls expand use of social media

ALLIE WRIGHT

May 5, 2011

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A “friend” on Facebook and a follower on Twitter may be more significant than ever to many potential presidential-nomination candidates during the 2012 caucuses. Following President Obama’s technological moves in his 2008...

Iowa House to be used for Dance Marathon living-learning community

ARIANA WITT

May 5, 2011

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University of Iowa Housing officials are developing a Dance Marathon Living Learning Community to be held in the Iowa House for the fall, but thecommunity could be a no-go unless more students show interest. The Dance Marathon ...

Students bring in foreign doctors to learn Ponseti method

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

May 5, 2011

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Ignacio Ponseti spent his life gently molding and casting infants’ feet to cure a congenital disease known as clubfoot. And he would appreciate that a new group of doctors will begin arriving in the United States later this...

Final provost candidate touts strategic plan work

NINA EARNEST

May 5, 2011

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Final University of Iowa provost candidate Uday Sukhatme told an audience of faculty, staff, and administrators on Wednesday about specific successes he saw while implementing a strategic plan at his current university. And if...

UI aging cluster moves forward

LUKE VOELZ

May 5, 2011

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That cute child on the playground is now more likely to live to be 100 years old. People are living longer than ever, so society needs to strengthen how it takes care of its elderly, Janet Specht, the director of the University...

Officials mull tuition alternatives

ARIANA WITT

May 5, 2011

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Some Iowa legislators and national education experts have called on the state Board of Regents to consider alternative tuition models during future funding discussions. But some regents said the switch might not be so easy in...

More students using social media to plagiarize, report finds

SARAH BULMER

May 5, 2011

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It’s 11 p.m., and that pesky project on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is due in an hour. There’s no time to write the paper honestly, and the traditional paper mill costs too much. With this generation’s boom in social...

Spotlight Iowa City: City High senior a ‘music man’

LAURA WILLIS

May 5, 2011

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Chuck Foster’s hands move at high-speed across the piano keys from low A to high C. He plays Franz Liszt’s fast-paced Mephisto Waltz No. 1 until he’s nearly out of breath, almost resembling a runner who has completed a marathon. “I...

Attempted-murder trial reset

DI STAFF

May 5, 2011

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A trial has been reset for an Iowa City man charged with attempted murder. Raymond L. Spears, 52, was arrested June 4, 2010, after he allegedly stabbed a man in the back in downtown Iowa City. In a joint motion, Spears’...

Supervisors study social-media policy

DI STAFF

May 5, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors reviewed a policy regarding social media during a work session Wednesday. A subcommittee of various county officials have been drafting a social-media policy since May 2010. The policy...

Steads make major donation to Children’s Hospital

DI STAFF

May 5, 2011

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The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital received a $10 million donation to advance pediatric medicine. Jerre and Mary Joy Stead, of Scottsdale, Ariz., will create two endowed faculty positions,, create a competitive research...