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Volunteer program provides assistance to patients and pets

DORA GROTE

March 29, 2012

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Helen Richerson sat quietly in her chair enjoying the company of her dog, Bella, giving her puppy-dog kisses. Richerson said she has been a pet-lover since she was 7 years old but caring for her pets has become increasingly difficult...

Biden touts manufacturing jobs, criticizes GOP opponents in Davenport

CHASTITY DILLARD

March 29, 2012

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DAVENPORT — Vice President Joe Biden stressed that revitalizing the manufacturing industry is key to rebuilding the nation's middle class while also striking out at Republican presidential-nomination candidates' job-creation...

European Union Ambassador: Debt crisis has global and economic impact

KRISTEN EAST

March 29, 2012

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The European Union's ambassador to the United States called upon Iowans to recognize the local and global impact of the European debt crisis, noting the long-standing relationship between the United States and Europe. João Vale de Alm...

Washington native has a flame for fire

JORDYN REILAND

March 29, 2012

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Dozens of unopened Matchbox cars line the large shelves in Bruce McAvoy's office. The UI fire-safety coordinator has collected them since he was a boy, and he said the tradition has continued with his 14-year-old son, Kyle.  His...

First candidate forum for Liberal Arts dean today

DI STAFF

March 29, 2012

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Chaden Djalali, the first candidate in the University of Iowa's search for a new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will hold a public forum at 4 p.m. today in W290 Chemistry Building. Djalali seeks to fill the...

Sen. Joe Seng will appear on June primary ballot

DI STAFF

March 29, 2012

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Sen. Joe Seng, D-Davenport, will appear on the June primary ballot for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, according to the Des Moines Register. This comes after a state election panel dismissed a complaint against Seng Wednesda...

Notebook: Hawkeyes with running back question marks — again

SAM LOUWAGIE

March 29, 2012

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Several Iowa running backs have left the Hawkeye program over the last few years, often under murky circumstances. Running-back coach Lester Erb gave some insight into the team's backfield attrition problem on Wednesday when he...

Hawkeye baseball’s offense goes flat in loss

MATT COZZI

March 29, 2012

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The Iowa baseball team was on the brink of gaining all the momentum in the eighth inning of its game against Nebraska Omaha on Wednesday night. Iowa was trailing 3-1, but Maverick pitcher Cole Volkers was as erratic as a pitcher...

Hawkeye tennis’ Speer coping with injuries in final season

TOM CLOS

March 29, 2012

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The 2012 season was supposed to be Iowa men's tennis player Chris Speer's big opportunity. After participating in only five matches over three seasons, the senior finally got the chance to prove himself on the court last fall. The...

Tuition freeze is beneficial for students and schools

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 29, 2012

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The House Appropriations Committee has voted unanimously in favor of a tuition freeze at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa. The decision to implement a tuition freeze at Iowa's t...

Are you ready for the 99 percent Spring?

JOE SCHUELLER

March 29, 2012

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Are you ready for the 99 percent spring? If you're not, you'd better start preparing — It's coming sooner than you think. The time Occupy Wall Street and the other major groups spent in hibernation over the winter months was...

UISG: Promote diversity on campus

GUEST OPINION

March 29, 2012

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UISG held its first diversity summit on March 25 in an attempt to address diversity issues pertaining to students at the University of Iowa. It was organized by students, for students, to ensure that the tone and the right environment...