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Investigation raises questions over UI student’s death in India

RISHABH R. JAIN

February 16, 2012

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Munsiyari is a quiet and cold town nestled at the base of some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas in northern India. During the month of December, the cracked narrow roads running through the center of town are sparsely populated,...

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visits Muscatine

DORA GROTE

February 16, 2012

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MUSCATINE — Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Muscatine. The eastern Iowa town of around 20,000 might seem in odd company, but it's no accident that Iowa is one of the stops on Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's U.S. trip...

Former UI professor’s family sues the state after his death

BETH BRATSOS

February 16, 2012

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A former University of Iowa law professor's family is suing the state of Iowa after he died of colon cancer in June 2011 under the care of UI Hospitals and Clinics. Joyce Carman, the widow of Professor David Baldus, said her...

UI officials to raze a portion of the Field House

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 16, 2012

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University of Iowa students still using the Field House will eventually have to find a new entrance. In order to accomodate the construction of the new UI Children's Hospital, officials plan to build a two-lane roadway through...

Iowa City school district holds first discussion with public

JORDYN REILAND

February 16, 2012

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Though local government leaders hold forums for community input, one expert said increased technology may hinder the process. University of Iowa sociology Professor Kevin Leicht said new technology makes it easier and faster...

Physical education may soon be added to Iowa Core

KRISTEN EAST

February 16, 2012

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Iowa Department of Education officials said schools and their students should be more engaged in conversation about physical education. State officials have asked the Iowa Legislature to add a physical education category to th...

UI junior pursues medical career, missionary work

SAMANTHA GENTRY

February 16, 2012

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If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. That's how Max Magee described his experience in Tanzania. His job along with the other missionaries was to teach...

IC man charged with possession of large sum of weed

DI STAFF

February 16, 2012

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An Iowa City man was charged with the possession of a large amount of marijuana. According to Iowa City police, Daniel Mon, 20, 221 Iowa Ave., was charged on Feb. 9 with the possession of a controlled substance and a drug tax...

Hawkeyes hope to knock down Frazier, Nittany Lions

BEN SCHUFF

February 16, 2012

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Defense tells the story of Iowa's last five games. The Hawkeyes played well defensively in two of those games and earned victories over Minnesota and Penn State. As for the remaining three? Prolonged stretches of poor defense...

Iowa’s Logic is in driver’s seat after an up-and-down start to season

BEN WOLFSON

February 16, 2012

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Sam Logic's high-school career was full of accolades. She was the No. 10 recruit in the class of 2011 by ESPN HoopGurlz, a McDonald's High School All-American, and the AP Player of the Year in Wisconsin; Logic arrived on campus...

Hawkeye tennis assistant Medvene-Collins helping build young team

PATRICK MASON

February 16, 2012

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The Iowa women's tennis team is 3-0, the best start in the three seasons head coach Katie Dougherty has been at the helm. The squad has a promising young nucleus built around four freshmen whose successes have a direct correlation...

Shemansky supplies six scores for Iowa gymnastics

RYAN MURPHY

February 16, 2012

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Iowa junior Brody Shemansky isn't ranked in the nation's top 20 in any single gymnastics event. But his ability to compete on all six events has the junior ranked No. 13 on the all-around. The junior from Los Gatos, Calif.,...