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UI College of Medicine looks to fill the state’s need for rural doctors

STACEY MURRAY

February 18, 2013

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Rural Iowa, although plentiful in crops and livestock, has lacked a vital need in recent years — family physicians. The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and its students are trying to fill the state’s growing...

UI officials voice concerns over possible spending cuts to research

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 18, 2013

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John Fingert researches the genetic basis of glaucoma. He is just one of countless researchers at the University of Iowa and across the country whose research could be scaled back, or even discontinued, if Congress fails to delay...

Iowa Board of Regents looks to restructure deaf and blind services

CASSIDY RILEY

February 18, 2013

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The state Board of Regents is looking to increase and combine services for the deaf and blind students of Iowa. However, some groups are concerned about the potential merger. Currently, the regent institutions are separate. The...

UISG candidates to face stricter campaign rules

JONATHAN SOLIS

February 18, 2013

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Those interested in running for a position in the University of Iowa Student Government this spring will face much stricter campaign rules than in previous elections. Roughly 30 students declared their interest Monday night to...

Locals react to Pope resignation

NICK HASSETT

February 18, 2013

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Local Catholics and experts have expressed mixed views on how the church should move forward after Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement last week. The resignation — which will take effect on Feb. 28 and is the first in...

UI cultural centers look to increase accessibility with bus route change

JONATHAN SOLIS

February 18, 2013

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The Diversity Committee of the University of Iowa Student Government is gathering information to determine the feasibility of changing a major Cambus route in order to increase accessibility to the Cultural Centers on campus. UISG...

Change could be coming for UI graduate informatics program

NICK HASSETT

February 18, 2013

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The University of Iowa Graduate Informatics Program hopes to bring together students across numerous disciplines with the goal of solving complex problems. But the recently created program is experiencing growing pains, and members...

Iranian war prisoner shares story in Iowa City

LAUREN COFFEY

February 18, 2013

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Roxana Saberi drummed her fingers against a concrete wall, trying to remember a piece she played on a piano long ago. She wasn’t practicing for a recital. She was passing the time she spent in an Iranian prison while being...

Local teen charged with attempted murder

JORDYN REILAND

February 18, 2013

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A local woman has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing another person. According to an Iowa City police press release, on Monday morning, police officers responded to the Red Pepper Grill, 517 S. Riverside...

Trials reset for men involved in trailer park shooting

CASSIDY RILEY

February 18, 2013

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Federal trials for codefendants Norman Dudley and John Mulbah, charged in connection with a shooting on Aug. 16, 2012, at Breckenridge Trailer Court, have been rescheduled for May 6. The shooting was the result of an Iowa Division...

USA Wrestling builds committee to save sport from Olympic cut

CODY GOODWIN

February 18, 2013

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The International Olympic Committee’s decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games on Feb. 12 sparked both a national and an international outrage among the sports’ athletes, coaches, observers, and icons. “It’s...

Point/Counterpoint: How many Big Ten teams will go to the NCAA tournament?

DI STAFF

February 18, 2013

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Eight As unlikely as it may have seemed, the Big Ten will put in eight—yes, eight— teams in the tournament. There are five locks: Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. I think Illinois has turned aroun...