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UI maintains less restrictive athlete social media policy

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 6, 2012

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Sports officials at Iowa's universities said they are confident a less-intrusive social-media policy is adequate for the student-athletes, even while other higher-education institutions are rethinking their guidelines. UI Presidential...

Environmental advocates push sustainability for high schools

JORDYN REILAND

April 6, 2012

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Eleanor Marshall loves the environment — but she didn't always feel that way. "When I was a lot younger, I didn't used to be interested in environmental issues," said Marshall, a senior at Iowa City West High. "My...

Transplant experts debate the creation of a nationwide registry for paired donations

JENNY EARL

April 6, 2012

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Health officials are looking to create a nationwide registry for kidney donations — and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics doctors are weighing the benefits. Leaders in kidney transplant research announced last week that...

Iowa schools seek state funding for dropout prevention

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 6, 2012

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Iowa City schools may consider requesting additional dropout-prevention funding now available under a House bill passed Wednesday. Iowa City School Board member Sarah Swisher said any additional funding would be a help —...

Arkansas woman charged with forgery

DI STAFF

April 6, 2012

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An Arkansas woman was charged with forgery this week. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Leeann Hopson, 28, of Hope was charged Wednesday with forgery. Hopson reportedly used a stolen credit card at the IC Pit Stop,...

UI International Writing Program director appointed to National Council on the Humanities

DI STAFF

April 6, 2012

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Christopher Merrill, the director of the University of Iowa International Writing Program, has been appointed to the National Council on the Humanities. President Obama selected Merrill, who was also appointed to the U.S. National...

Johnson County applies for substance abuse prevention grant

DI STAFF

April 6, 2012

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to apply for a substance-abuse-prevention grant from the Iowa Department of Health. The annual grant, for $10,000, would be applied to the Mideast Council on Chemical...

Police find handcuffs, women’s underwear in home of Iowa City sexual assault suspect

DI STAFF

April 6, 2012

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Court documents received by the Cedar Rapids Gazette indicate an Iowa City man who allegedly sexually assaulted a local woman on March 29 also possessed weapons in his apartment, 923 E College St. No. 8. According to the Gaze...

Notebook: McDonough prepares for Olympic Trials

SAM LOUWAGIE

April 6, 2012

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Matt McDonough wrapped up a dominant college season with his second NCAA wrestling championship around three weeks ago. Now, the Hawkeye junior is training for the chance to win something even bigger: a spot on the 2012 U.S....

Big Ten Championships: Iowa men’s gymnasts face ‘B1G’ stage

RYAN MURPHY

April 6, 2012

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The Big Ten championships are the second-biggest event in college gymnastics, ranking only behind the NCAA meet in terms of importance. The event is even more important for the Iowa men's gymnastics team, because it will be held...

Hawkeye baseball seeks rare win at Nebraska

BEN SCHUFF

April 6, 2012

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Recent history says this weekend in Lincoln, Neb., could be a rough one for the Iowa baseball team. Iowa has visited the Cornhuskers five times since Jack Dahm took over as Iowa's coach in 2004. The Hawkeyes lost all five meetings. Dahm...

Iowa softball hopes to continue Big Ten sweeps

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

April 6, 2012

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The Iowa softball team's loss to Drake on Wednesday set the Hawkeyes back another game from reaching their goal of finishing .500 or better. Other goals suffered, too, including a shot at a Big Ten championship, an NCAA Tournament...