The Daily Iowan

Branstad proposes returning $20 million to Iowa regent universities

RANA MOUSTAFA

January 31, 2012

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Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday announced plans to restore $20 million in public-university funding, but some regents and legislators say it's not enough. Regent Robert Downer said the state Board of Regents recognizes the current...

Nurse Practitioner brings fun to the hospital

CHASTITY DILLARD

January 31, 2012

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Every day, Mary Schlapkohl wears a red I AM LOVED button pinned to the straps of her ID-card, dangling around her neck. "A teenage girl gave this to me," the 50-year-old said, clutching it in her hand. The nurse-practitioner...

Instructor/course evaluations to be moved online

KRISTEN EAST

January 31, 2012

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Cayla Gorsh wants to know exactly what's in store before she signs up for University of Iowa courses. As early as this coming fall, she and other interested students may be able to go online to view UI class and teacher ratings...

Morale Captains in Training will shadow older captains

JORDYN REILAND

January 31, 2012

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Joe Eckrich wants to one day attend the University of Iowa and participate in the Dance Marathon. The North Liberty student participated in the Dance Marathon's Morale Captain in Training program last year, which allows teenagers...

Iowa legislators use surplus to fund education program

CHASTITY DILLARD

January 31, 2012

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Iowa legislators plan to put $1.3 million in additional funds in the Iowa National Guard Education Assistance Program through surplus money from last year's budget. Sen. Herman Quirmbach, D-Ames, who helped propose the bill...

Iowa legislators want to spark discussion about legalizing medicinal marijuana

BAJ VISSER

January 31, 2012

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Even those who support marijuana legalization admit this probably won't be their year in Iowa. At least one Iowa Senate Republican is calling on lawmakers to consider legislation to legalize pot for medical use, the measure...

UI libraries look to curb replacement costs for unreturned books

BETH BRATSOS

January 31, 2012

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A growing wave of scholarly publications on the web means University of Iowa students are less at risk for fees that come from damaged or lost material. University Librarian Nancy Baker said book-replacement costs will decrease...

Johnson County supervisor Harney will seek re-election

DI STAFF

January 31, 2012

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Johnson County Supervisor Pat Harney said he will seek re-election this year. "I want to continue serving the citizens of our community," he said. "There's been some challenges here and there, but I guess over...

UI officials to provide community with flood recovery updates

DI STAFF

January 31, 2012

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University of Iowa officials will hold a community update on flood-recovery efforts for the Hancher Auditorium, the music facilities, the Art Building, and the IMU. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Art Building...

Recruiting 2012: Iowa hopes Signing Day will bring relief

SETH ROBERTS

January 31, 2012

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College teams flip personnel all the time. Upperclassmen graduate or go pro, and prep players come in to restock the roster. Life goes on. But only 11 starters will return to the Iowa football team next year. Riley Reiff and...

Women’s swimming leaning on youth, not experience

TORK MASON

January 31, 2012

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Many successful teams, in all sports, rely on experience. Lessons learned from past mistakes can prove beneficial when it gets down to crunch time. But the freshman class of the Iowa women's swimming and diving team has hit...

Iowa’s track and field squad leaves questions unanswered

CODY GOODWIN

January 31, 2012

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The past two track and field meets haven't been positive for the women's side of Iowa's track and field program. A trip to Lincoln, Neb., two weekends ago served as a Big Ten measuring stick for the Hawkeyes, while the Razorback...