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Officials: Main Library construction won’t disrupt students

AMY SKARNULIS

June 14, 2012

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Though the second phase of construction for the new learning commons at the University of Iowa Main Library was expected to start in May, UI officials say construction is on track to be completed in August 2013. The first floor...

New residence hall designed to focus on living learning communities

NICHOLAS MILLER

June 14, 2012

Filed under News

The more people with common interests who live together, the better chance they'll stick around. At least that's the theory behind the focus of creating a new residence hall in which living-learning communities are the norm —...

Q and A with UI President Sally Mason

DI STAFF

June 14, 2012

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The Daily Iowan sat down with President Sally Mason on Wednesday to talk about the upcoming residence hall, her trip to Asia at the end of June, and plans for the new UI Children's Hospital. DI: President Mason, I know you plan t...

Iowa City, UI officials talk recovery on flood’s four-year anniversary

ALY BROWN

June 14, 2012

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Four years ago this week, the Iowa River flooded a large section of the University of Iowa campus and parts of Iowa City. Today, officials said that while much has been restored since the record-breaking, building-busting 2008...

Transient man reportedly fails to register as sex offender

DI STAFF

June 14, 2012

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A local man has allegedly failed to register as a sex offender. Daniel McMahon, 22, address unknown, was charged March 5 with sex-offender-verification violation and crime against a minor. According to an Iowa City police complaint,...

Starting skateboarding young

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

June 14, 2012

Filed under Sports

Six-year-old Cristian Filerio's uncle gave him a skateboard, which made mother Maria Cossio nervous, but she let him try it because he was so enthusiastic about it. Cristian didn't know how to skateboard — he rode it indoors...

Players drafted for Prime Time League

TOM CLOS

June 14, 2012

Filed under Sports

Incoming Iowa transfer Jarrod Uthoff was selected as the top overall pick in the 2012 Prime Time League draft on Wednesday. The Wisconsin redshirt freshman went first in a draft, in which eight of the top 10 players selected...

Taking a closer look at Prime Time’s first round picks

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

June 14, 2012

Filed under Sports

No. 1 — Jarrod Uthoff Uthoff is new to the Hawkeye crowd. The 2011 Cedar Rapids Jefferson graduate signed with Wisconsin, but after redshirting for the Badgers in 2012, he announced that he's decided to transfer to Iowa. The 6...

Swimmers sweat in UI pool

VICTORIA KIPP

June 14, 2012

Filed under Sports

More than 100 kids dove into the pool in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Wednesday as they began their third day of rigorous training at the Iowa Swim Camp. The program is meant to be fun but also a tough training...

F+ for Iowa’s education system

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 14, 2012

Filed under Opinions

One thing the state of Iowa has been proud of is the high-quality education students receive from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Postsecondary education that the state offers at all of its Board of Regents' schools is not...

Demand more for your tuition from UI

CHRIS STEINKE

June 14, 2012

Filed under Opinions

It never quite hit me how little I was getting out of the University of Iowa until I was just about graduated. I mean, I got a college degree, so there's that — but compared with the amount my family was paying the university,...

Boy Scouts: Ban girls, not gays

KATIE KUNTZ

June 14, 2012

Filed under Opinions

The Boy Scouts of America have every right to discriminate against whomever it chooses. This right was affirmed in a 2000 Supreme Court ruling that held that the Boy Scouts does indeed have the right to keep homosexuals from volunteering...