The Daily Iowan

Freshmen orientation focused on student engagement

ALY BROWN

June 5, 2012

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After several quiet weeks, the University of Iowa campus was once again buzzing with activity Monday as incoming freshmen poured in for Orientation. The students bounced down the streets with new friends as parents anxiously...

City hopes to repeat economic boom of Olympic Wrestling Trials

AMY SKARNULIS

June 5, 2012

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Both city and University of Iowa officials say they look forward to hosting another national event in the community after seeing the success brought on by the Olympic wrestling trials held in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in April. The...

Student leaders at UI, nationwide join forces to oppose loan increase

NICHOLAS MILLER

June 5, 2012

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With a deadline nearing for Congress to act on student-loan interest rates, student presidents across the country are coming together to lobby for immediate action. The interest rates on federal student loans are set to double...

Iowa senators cosponsor proposed financial aid standardization bill

KRISTEN EAST

June 5, 2012

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A recently proposed bill in the U.S. Senate would create a universal financial-aid award letter, but some experts say too much regulation could harm students. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced the Understanding the True Cost of Colle...

Iowa City officials begin "stir, burn, cover" method at landfill

JORDYN REILAND

June 5, 2012

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Stir. Burn. Cover. With favorable weather conditions, Iowa City officials have a plan to extinguish the Iowa City Landfill fire. The Iowa City Fire Department and the city will work to safely extinguish the fire — officials...

IC Summer Library Bus program starts today

DI STAFF

June 5, 2012

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The Iowa City Public Library will begin offering free Iowa City Transit bus rides to children today. Children through grade 12 may ride the Summer Library Bus — a joint effort between the Public Library and the Transit Department...

Patients rank Iowa hospitals first in nation

DI STAFF

June 5, 2012

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A recent survey administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ranks Iowa hospitals as first in the nation. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems Survey was the first national...

First dean candidate for UI Medicine College to speak today

DI STAFF

June 5, 2012

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The search committee for the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine dean will host its first of five public forums Tuesday, according to a UI news release. Each of the five candidates will address the topic "What...

Coralville man charged with allegedly attempting to bite police official

DI STAFF

June 5, 2012

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A Coralville man has been charged with allegedly kicking and attempting to bite a police official. Brice Widstrom, 20, Coralville, was charged Monday with assault on peace officers and others. According to a University of...

UI grad Watkins continues to lead

CARLOS SOSA

June 5, 2012

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Liz Watkins was not only a feared hitter but also a powerful leader while playing catcher for the Iowa softball team. She was the cocaptain of a team that, despite its overall 27-26 record, finished 16-8 as the Big Ten runner-up. Watkins...

IC West High baseball downs Linn-Mar, 2-1

VICTORIA KIPP

June 5, 2012

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Iowa City West High and the Linn-Mar Lions went head-to-head Monday, with the Trojans rising above the Lions in the first game of a double-header. The Trojans won the game, 2-1, thanks to a rally late in the game. The Trojans...

Commentary: NFL/NBA Drafts should follow MLB’s lead

IAN MARTIN

June 5, 2012

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The Major League Baseball draft occurred last night, to the usual fanfare —or lack thereof. Comparable to the NHL draft in its non-fame, MLB has never really tried to make its draft an event. The ceremony wasn't even televised...