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Women pursuing science, math-related degrees up at regent schools

ASMAA ELKEURTI

March 20, 2012

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Sex disparities in math and science fields are more complex than they first appear, higher education officials say. The rate at which females enter science, technology, engineering, and math โ€” known collectively as "STEM"...

UI freshman dies in weekend crash

ELDON GIANNAKOUROS

March 20, 2012

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University of Iowa freshman Ahsim Ahmed died in a head-on collision with another vehicle on March 17 while visiting family and friends in his hometown of Eagan, Minn. Eagan police declined to comment on the exact circumstances...

UIHC sees increase in meth-related burn patients

DORA GROTE

March 20, 2012

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Patients with methamphetamine-related burns are filling up the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics burn unit once again, UI officials say. The steady rise comes from the popularity of the one-pot โ€” also known as "Shake...

UI and ISU in better economic shape than UNI, but not immune to program cuts

CHASTITY DILLARD

March 20, 2012

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Higher-education officials nationwide are searching for ways to offset tuition increases sparked by budget crises, with some officials favoring program cuts in academic areas. "Because states are contributing less every...

Former University of Iowa provost under criticism

JORDYN REILAND

March 20, 2012

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A former University of Iowa provost is under scrutiny and discussion following complaints at his current place of employment. University of Illinois faculty and staff wrote two letters over the last two months stating concerns...

Illinois primary not a focus for UI republicans

KRISTEN EAST

March 20, 2012

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Local Republicans are keeping an eye on today's GOPnominating contest in Illinois, but few are getting deeply involved, despite a large number of Land of Lincoln transplants at the University of Iowa. "There's a good number...

Iowa government officials disagree on education reform funding

ANNA THEODOSIS

March 20, 2012

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Local educators say legislative efforts to improve K-12 literacy rates requires policymakers to look at more than they currently are. The Iowa House Education Committee voted last week to take $20 million from a $30 million...

An Iowa City man was sentenced to 145 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine

DI STAFF

March 20, 2012

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A local man was sentenced to 145 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine according to a Department of Justice press release. Antonio Nathaniel Martin, 32, of Iowa City was sentenced March 16 by District Judge...

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds meets with China’s Vice President Xi Jinping

DI STAFF

March 20, 2012

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Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds met with China's Vice President Xi Jinping Monday. The 45-minute meeting came during Reynold's trip to Beijing on a trade mission with the Iowa Soybean Association. Xi made a trip to Iowa in February to...

A University of Iowa student was charged with second-degree theft

DI STAFF

March 20, 2012

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A University of Iowa student has been charged with second-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police report, Aiste Dobrovolskaite, 21, W214 Hillcrest, was charged Sunday with second-degree theft. According to police, Dobrovolskaite...

Washington Street open for two-way accessibility today

DI STAFF

March 20, 2012

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Construction on Washington Street will soon come to an end, and two-way traffic will return between Linn and Clinton Streets at 10 a.m. today. Kristopher Ackerson, a transport planner at the Metropolitan Planning Organization...

Three questions for spring football

SETH ROBERTS

March 20, 2012

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Spring is in the air. The daffodils are blooming. Winter coats have been retired and replaced by shorts, sundresses, and flip-flops. And, perhaps most importantly, the Iowa football team is gearing up for the start of spring...