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UI officials: Classes like ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Beatles’ help engage students

CHASTITY DILLARD

May 7, 2012

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The end of the Harry Potter series signified the end of Cristina Ponce's childhood. The University of Iowa senior said she grew up "alongside" Harry Potter and often imagined their two worlds intertwined with magical ...

New breast cancer radiation therapy more convenient for UIHC patients

DORA GROTE

May 7, 2012

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Beverly Mueller received daily conventional radiation therapy for six weeks in 1995, following her breast-cancer lumpectomy. She had a second surgery in April, when suspicious cells reappeared in her mammogram โ€” and a new form...

Union protest observers call for attention on issues other than size discrimination

LUKE VOELZ

May 7, 2012

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University of Iowa students have begun questioning the underlying social standards behind UI junior Jordan Ramos' advocacy and rally against size discrimination.   The rally, held May 4 under the shadow of the Plaza Towers on the Pedestrian Ma...

UI police use social media to catch criminals

JORDYN REILAND

May 7, 2012

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Law-enforcement officials across the state say they are starting to catch on to social media and its benefits in catching criminals. The University of Iowa police uploaded six surveillance photos last week on their Facebook page of two males stealing ...

Iowa City walking tour invites residents to contemplate urban renewal

DEREK KELLISON

May 7, 2012

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A stream of Iowa City residents walked through town with new perspectives on making neighborhoods more open.   The tour examined the Riverfront Crossings District, which covers the area between Burlington Street and Highway 6 between roughly Gilbert S...

Legislators: Iowa education reform bill will likely focus on early childhood literacy

LOGAN EDWARDS

May 7, 2012

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Iowa legislators said the surviving policies of a nearly four-month debate over education reform will likely focus on early childhood literacy. Sen. Herman Quirmbach, D-Ames, said he met with Education Conference Committee co-head...

Johnson County paramedic loves medicine and racing

KRISTEN EAST

May 7, 2012

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Cory Bonnett loves being behind the wheel. That passion ultimately led Bonnett to his position as a field supervisor for the Johnson County Ambulance Service. Bonnett, 43, a North Liberty resident, said becoming a paramedic ...

North Liberty man charged with allegedly assaulting victim with a knife

DI STAFF

May 7, 2012

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A North Liberty man has been charged with assaulting a person with a knife. Jequan Scales, 23, was charged May 5 with assault with a dangerous weapon. According to a North Liberty Police complaint, Scales and the victim went...

Iowa City’s animal services ended for a few communities

DI STAFF

May 7, 2012

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The city of Iowa City's animal services will end May 4 for some area communities โ€” including Hills, Lone Tree, North Liberty, Oxford, Shueyville, Swisher, and Tiffin. According to an Iowa City press release, animal services...

Branstad includes University of Iowa in STEM hub

DI STAFF

May 7, 2012

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently announced the launch of several education "hubs" throughout the state for science, technology, engineering, and math fields. A release issued May 4 outlined the responsibilities the...

UI President’s husband earns fundraising pay

DI STAFF

May 7, 2012

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason's husband, Ken Mason, will be paid $54,175 this year at attend fundraising events on the UI's behalf, according to documents obtained by The Daily Iowan. The university's hiring of Ken M...

DI Freshman of the Year: Aaron White

SETH ROBERTS

May 7, 2012

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Aaron White didn't look like he had been ready to shoot when he tossed up an off-balance hook shot in the second half of Iowa's first-round NIT game against Dayton on March 13.   It didn't matter. The ball kissed off the glass and through the twine. Two poin...