The Daily Iowan

County senior citizens tackle technology

BETH BRATSOS

February 28, 2012

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The elderly statewide may lag in high-speed Internet knowledge, but Johnson County officials are trying to keep local seniors better informed. According to a report released by broadband company Connect Iowa, Iowa has the sixth-largest...

New UI sports business major gives students broader knowledge of the field

JENNY EARL

February 28, 2012

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Sports enthusiasts can finally find their niche in higher education through a new major geared toward combining business and athletics. The University of Iowa launched the recreation and sports business major last fall. Uni...

Locals hope to use new Immigration Voice Project to lobby legislators

ELISE DILGER

February 28, 2012

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Members of one local church say they've noticed an increase in the number of immigrants attending services, so they will launch a project to help the newcvomers establish lives in the community. Officials at the Iowa City First...

Iowa Board of Regents want to better brand state universities

KRISTEN EAST

February 28, 2012

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The state Board of Regents plans to seek aid from marketing firms to better promote the state's universities, and it has started by reaching out to one firm. The regents say they hope establishing an "Iowa Brand" will...

Warmer weather kept many ice fishers at home this winter

DORA GROTE

February 28, 2012

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Warmer weather meant fewer fishermen out on the ice this winter, Johnson County conservationists say. "The number [of fish] depends on the sheer amount of time you get out there, and if the opportunities don't exist, then...

Local woman charged with child endangerment with no injury

DI STAFF

February 28, 2012

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A local woman has been accused of endangering a child with no intent to injure the victim. According to a complaint, Shianna Chambers, 21, was charged Feb. 26 with child endangerment with no injury. Officers appeared at Chamber's...

Iowa Board of Medicine reaches settlements local physicians

DI STAFF

February 28, 2012

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The Iowa Board of Medicine reached settlements with three Iowa physicians earlier this month. Anjalki Gupta, who practiced radiation and oncology in Iowa City and Sioux City, was charged in November with willfully and/or repeatedly...

Regents approve request to close UNI Price Lab

DI STAFF

February 28, 2012

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The state Board of Regents voted Monday to approve closing the University of Northern Iowa Malcolm Price Laboratory School. UNI officials requested permission to close the school to deal with the university's budget shortfalls....

Former Texas offensive guru hired to coach Iowa offense, quarterbacks

SETH ROBERTS

February 28, 2012

Filed under Sports

And then there were none. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz finished plugging the holes in his coaching staff on Monday afternoon by hiring former Texas assistant Greg Davis as the Hawkeyes' new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks...

Commentary: Hawkeye men consistently inconsistent

BEN SCHUFF

February 28, 2012

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One step forward, one step back. That's been the tale of the 2011-12 Iowa basketball season, as indicated by the team's 15-14 overall record and 7-9 Big Ten mark. Look no further than Iowa's last three games for proof. The...

Notebook: Women’s hoops can take advantage of tourney bye

MATT COZZI

February 28, 2012

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The Iowa women's basketball team will be in a familiar position when it steps onto the hardwood of Bankers Life Field House on Friday. This is the fifth-straight year Iowa has received a top-four seed in the Big Ten Tournament,...

Hawkeye track’s Herron trying to define legacy

ELDON GIANNAKOUROS

February 28, 2012

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Senior jumper Jeff Herron's career with the Iowa men's track team is winding down, but it isn't yet clear which of his accomplishments Hawkeye fans will remember him for. Some will remember him for his leaps into a pit for official...