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Concern over radon in Iowa sparks discussion

DORA GROTE

May 9, 2012

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When one soars above the Flyover State, a colorful patchwork of cornfields expands below. A closer look at the bucolic landscape reveals flourishing gardens filled with flowers and fresh produce. Crisp, fresh streams can be heard...

UI sees spike in participants at LGBTQ graduation ceremony

JENNY EARL

May 9, 2012

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Rainbow stoles lit up the Old Capitol on Tuesday evening, worn by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students graduating from the University of Iowa. This year's Rainbow Graduation Ceremony — an annual event honoring...

Iowa City students aim for revised district recycling plan

DEREK KELLISON

May 9, 2012

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City High School students are pushing to get the Iowa City School District's recycling program organized and up to speed. City High class presidents and student senators began the initiative at the high school but are now aiming...

SafeRide program will debut at the start of the upcoming fall semester

ANNA THEODOSIS

May 9, 2012

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Though University of Iowa student leaders say the launch of the SafeRide service this fall will help students, some worry the restricted use is pointless. The UI Student Government recently completed its plans for the new program....

Mason responds to media coverage of husband’s salary

ASMAA ELKEURTI

May 9, 2012

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UI President Sally Mason said she is disappointed in the media's portrayal of the paid fundraising position husband Ken Mason, also a UI biology lecturer, holds at the university. "Fundraising in particular is such a fundamental...

Mason talks new liberal arts dean and tuition set-asides

DI STAFF

May 9, 2012

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The Daily Iowan: What are your thoughts on the new College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean? When will the announcement be made? What qualities did you look for in the hiring, and is there anything further you can say about who it ...

Broadway Center director’s trial underway

BETH BRATSOS

May 9, 2012

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The mother of an alleged victim in a child sexual-abuse case testified in the Johnson County Courthouse on Tuesday that she began noticing behavioral changes in her daughter around the time of the incident. The 23-year-old —...

Future UI student faces controversy over LGBT scholarship

CHASTITY DILLARD

May 9, 2012

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Keaton Fuller is one of this year's recipients of the Matthew Shepard Scholarship in Iowa — and as such, he will receive $40,000 toward his University of Iowa experience. Yet the Catholic Diocese of Davenport — who oversees...

Plummer trial pushed back again

DI STAFF

May 9, 2012

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The attempted murder trial of a former University of Iowa student has been pushed back again. Branden Plummer, a 20-year-old Iowa City resident, allegedly assaulted police Sgt. Brian Krei on Nov. 18, 2011. Police reports said...

The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a structure fire Monday

DI STAFF

May 9, 2012

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The Iowa City Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire at 8:40 p.m. Monday. According to an Iowa City press release, the department responded to 1001 Oakcrest St. with Quint 2, Engine 1, Engine 4, Truck 1, and...

DI Male Athlete of the Year: Marvin McNutt

SAM LOUWAGIE

May 9, 2012

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Try to imagine what the 2011 Iowa football season would have been like without Marvin McNutt. It's not easy. And it's not pretty. The Hawkeyes finished the season with a 7-6 record. They lost to Iowa State for the first time...

Point/counterpoint: Without McNutt, who was Iowa’s Male Athlete of the Year?

DI STAFF

May 9, 2012

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Matt Gatens, basketball No list of the greatest basketball players in Iowa history is complete without Matt Gatens. The hometown guard left an indelible mark on the Hawkeye program, and he was the driving force behind Iowa's as...