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Iowa City wrestling community condemns Olympics decision, vows to fight

SAM LOUWAGIE

February 12, 2013

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Donovan Doyle goes to wrestling practice every day. He admits wrestling, with its intense practices and weight-cutting demands, is “a difficult lifestyle to live.” But he worked his way onto the starting lineup of...

Mason at Statehouse calls for legislature’s funding support

STACEY MURRAY

February 12, 2013

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason went before the Iowa Legislature’s education appropriation subcommittee on Tuesday with a focus on the university budget for fiscal year 2014. At least one senator said the schools...

Iowa City schools debut $2M EveryClassroom technology campaign

QUENTIN MISIAG

February 12, 2013

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The last days of the oversized chalkboard and clunky overhead projector are here — at least in the eyes of the Iowa City School District. Officials say the aging examples of technology must be removed in favor of SMART boards,...

UI Law School staffer Wagner charged with OWI

REBECCA MORIN

February 12, 2013

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A University of Iowa staff member suing the former dean of the College of Law was arrested Monday night and charged with OWI. Teresa Wagner, 48, was charged Monday. Iowa City police officials responded to a report of a suspicious...

Study: Electrical beds safe in psychiatric units

JACQUELINE JORDAN

February 12, 2013

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A new study suggests electrical beds are safe in psychiatric units, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is ahead of the curve with 58 electric beds. John Wagner, the director of the Behavioral Unit at the UIHC, and...

UI officials voice concerns over aging faculty population

BRIANNA JETT

February 12, 2013

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An increase in the number of University of Iowa faculty and staff nearing retirement means university officials have to figure out a way to support them. Brian Kaskie, an associate professor in the Department of Health Management...

Officials address lack of recycling at Iowa City apartments

LAUREN COFFEY

February 12, 2013

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City officials say there is a need in Iowa City for more recycling — with the greatest need stemming from apartment complexes. Currently, Iowa City does not offer curbside pickup of recycling for multi-family homes and apartment...

Tutor Universe sees usage growth after launch

REBECCA MORIN

February 12, 2013

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Being tutored in Spanish by someone directly from Spain was virtually impossible — until last year. In November 2012, four University of Iowa computer-science students launched Tutor Universe. The website allows students to...

Counseling conference for Big Ten universities comes to Iowa City

JONATHAN SOLIS

February 12, 2013

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Counseling on campus is about collaboration, officials say, and the University of Iowa is poised to do just that with officials from other Big Ten university counseling services this week. Counseling officials from most Big Ten...

Commentary: The Olympic committee screwed up, but it’s fixable

CODY GOODWIN

February 12, 2013

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Somewhere in this great nation, a middle-school boy will sit today at his computer. He will sport a hat that displays the famous mantra, “All I See Is GOLD.” Jordan Burroughs will dance across his screen, hoisting...

Iowa gymnast Alberhasky set for 2013 return from injury

RYAN PROBASCO

February 12, 2013

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In November 2011, Iowa gymnast Lance Alberhasky was going through his usual preparation for the NCAA season. While practicing his floor exercise, he attempted to take off for a double full — something he’d done a thousand...

Hawkeye divers find success under Waikel

NICK DELAQUILA

February 12, 2013

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It didn’t take long for the Iowa diving teams to buy into first-year coach Todd Waikel’s practices and beliefs. Six months after his arrival in Iowa City, Waikel has four of his divers posting the necessary scores...