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Athletics officials: UI student-athlete graduation rates spike

LOGAN EDWARDS

February 10, 2012

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Some university leaders are worried college athletes are getting a bad rap. Officials said at a Presidential Committee on Athletics meeting on Thursday that the University of Iowa's athlete-graduation rate last year was 74...

First Lady makes Iowa her first stop on ‘Let’s Move’ campaign

KRISTEN EAST

February 10, 2012

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DES MOINES — Local, state, and national leaders are pushing students to lead healthier lifestyles. But one local nutritionist said the push to make kids healthier should come more from home and not just from politicians. First...

Iowa Republicans push for right to bear arms

BAJ VISSER

February 10, 2012

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State Republicans want to bring Iowa's Constitution in line with those of 44 other states. Iowa is one of only six states in the Union that do not have a Second Amendment-like right to keep and bear arms enshrined in their...

Experts highlight local African-American history landmarks

BETH BRATSOS

February 10, 2012

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Locals say the Iowa City area has African-American history to be proud of, but local minorities still face some discrimination. On Thursday, the Senior Center hosted the Outside In program, part of a traveling exhibit funded...

E-journals make up increasing percentage of UI library materials

BETH BRATSOS

February 10, 2012

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Electronic formats of some scholarly publications may knock the print version out completely, library officials say. Ed Shreeves, the University of Iowa associate university librarian for collections and scholarly communication,...

UI to host second Sustainability Summit today

CONRAD SWANSON

February 10, 2012

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Jon Finley wants businesses to view sustainability efforts as more than just hugging trees. "The more corporations focus on sustainability, the cheaper it gets," the 2012 M.B.A. candidate said. "These aren't...

County releases fiscal 2012 budget

DI STAFF

February 10, 2012

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to authorize publication of the county's fiscal 2013 budget. The budget will see 15 out of 21 property classes face overall tax decreases, while properties...

Occupy IC submits request for renewed permit

DI STAFF

February 10, 2012

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Occupy Iowa City leaders have applied to renew the group's permit to camp at College Green Park. Iowa City Parks & Recreation officials said they will review the application, which was filed Monday, and decide whether...

Some football tickets to see price hike

DI STAFF

February 10, 2012

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The price of nonstudent Iowa football tickets will rise by an average of $2 apiece for the 2012 season, the Hawkeye Athletics Department said during a meeting of the Presidential Committee on Athletics on Thursday. A seven-game...

Notebook: Iowa baseball gets lift from pitcher Brown

MATT COZZI

February 10, 2012

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Iowa pitcher Nick Brown thought he was suffering from just another injury, so he iced his elbow and rested his arm. But the pain persisted. Finally, a diagnosis came through. The senior missed nearly all of last season because...

National Duals wrestling tournament hopes to give sport a boost

SAM LOUWAGIE

February 10, 2012

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Tony Ramos knows the success of his season will largely come down to a pair of individual tournaments. The place he achieves at the Big Ten and NCAA championships will determine how Ramos' excellent season is ultimately viewed....

Hawkeyes’ Thode hopes to break the four-minute mile mark

ELDON GIANNAKOUROS

February 10, 2012

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The Iowa men's track team will divide its roster across numerous meets for the second weekend in a row. The bulk of the Hawkeyes will head to Ames for the Cyclone Classic; others will make their way to Fayetteville, Ark.,...