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National Outdoor Leadership School refutes Indian report on UI student’s death

RISHABH R. JAIN

February 24, 2012

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More than five months after a UI sophomore died while studying abroad in India, questions still surround the details of the subsequent search and rescue efforts. Thomas Plotkin died after falling off a trail during a hiking...

Iowa City teachers upset with proposed changes to state reading requirements

LOGAN EDWARDS

February 24, 2012

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Local education leaders are siding with Democrats on whether to hold back third-graders who fail proposed reading exams. Republicans and Democrats in Des Moines are at odds over the issue. Republicans have been pushing to...

Officials revamp UI final exam policies

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 24, 2012

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A University of Iowa Student Government initiative has made significant changes to final-exam policies. The revised policy would allow students with three or more finals in one day to file for a conflict allowing them to reduce...

Local policymakers concerned over local newspapers’ paywalls

DEREK KELLISON

February 24, 2012

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Local officials have mixed reaction to a new plan that will require readers to pay for online access to two Iowa-based newspapers. Gannett โ€” which owns the Iowa City Press-Citizen and the Des Moines Register โ€” announced Wed...

Website lets UI students map out life goals

LOGAN EDWARDS

February 24, 2012

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A new blog aiming to get college students to connect their jobs with their passions. David Gould, a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences associate director for student professional development, launched Ignite a Dream early this month. The b...

Supervisors approve pedestrian bridge over I-80

BETH BRATSOS

February 24, 2012

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Iowa City residents may soon have an easier time traveling to Cedar Rapids by bike. As part of a county trails plan approved by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, a pedestrian bridge will be built over Interstate...

State Department of Transportation offers passenger rail feedback site

DI STAFF

February 24, 2012

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The Iowa Department of Transportation has created an open online center for feedback on a proposed passenger rail train. The department, working with the Federal Railroad Administration, is considering five possible passenger...

UI Pharmaceuticals case dismissed

DI STAFF

February 24, 2012

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A case involving the University of Iowa and UI Pharmaceuticals as plaintiffs and Callisto and Synergy Pharmaceuticals as defendants was dismissed Tuesday. Iowa Assistant Attorney General Jordan Esbrook said she asked that...

Three people charged following altercation

DI STAFF

February 24, 2012

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Three people were charged with assault causing injury after an altercation last month. Levi Sedlacek, 20, Courtney Young, 21, and Morgan Kremer, 20, were all charged on Jan. 1 with assault causing injury. According to an...

Big Ten Championships: Hawkeyes improve to fourth overall after second night

BEN ROSS

February 24, 2012

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The Iowa men's swimming team crawled out of eighth place in the Big Ten meet on Thursday in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center by recording strong finishes in the 500 and 50 freestyle and 400 medley. Iowa had a score...

Big Ten Indoors: Men’s track needs solid performance at conference meet

ELDON GIANNAKOUROS

February 24, 2012

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The climax of the indoor men's track season has arrived. The Big Ten indoor meet will begin tonight and continue through the weekend in Lincoln, Neb., and the Hawkeyes hope to make a statement as they enter competition as...

Big Ten Indoors: Hawkeyes overcome important injuries in time for Big Tens

CODY GOODWIN

February 24, 2012

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The Iowa women's track and field team has waited all season for this weekend. The Hawkeyes have trained for months for the Big Ten indoor meet. Now, Iowa will get its chance to show what it has been working on; the meet will...