The Daily Iowan

UISG, city officials discuss downtown Iowa City improvements

HILLARY ROSENCRANTS

February 26, 2013

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City officials and members of the University of Iowa Student Government gathered Tuesday to discuss a number of topics, including the change in policy regarding entertainment venues. Officials said the meeting was a step toward...

New group on UI campus promotes healthy body imagery

CASSIDY RILEY

February 26, 2013

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A new group on campus seeks to increase student awareness of eating disorders and negative body images. On Monday, the University of Iowa Counseling Service officially launched the Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate Program....

As Iowa City City Council discusses homelessness, one UI program fills a need

NICK HASSETT

February 26, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council has begun discussing ways to address homelessness in the community, and one answer may be as close as the University of Iowa. At a work session meeting on Feb. 19, officials presented statistics about...

Iowa City officials unfazed by possible hits to education funding come March 1

JONATHAN SOLIS

February 26, 2013

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The looming sequestration would cut $6.4 million in funding for primary and secondary education in Iowa, according to a report released by the White House. However, some local education officials say the effect wouldn’t...

Study: Online courses don’t effectively serve all students

MICHELLE KIM

February 26, 2013

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University of Iowa officials say online courses offer students as good an academic experience as in-class courses do, so long as students devote the same amount of time and effort in such classes. With the emergence of different...

UI officials hope to add four new generators to power plant

BRIANNA JETT

February 26, 2013

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For now, the pavement near the University of Iowa Power Plant is covered in snow. This spring, though, officials hope to break ground on a new wing, replacing a snow-covered lot with the heat of four massive generators. The utilities...

Iowa Senate Democrats consider push for Constitutional amendment

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 26, 2013

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Super PACs bombarded airwaves across the country and raised millions of dollars for both parties during the 2012 election cycle. However, both state Senate Democrats and the U.S. Supreme Court are planning to weigh in on the issue...

Iowa Board of Regents accepting nominees for transparency task force

JORDYN REILAND

February 26, 2013

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The state Board of Regents is accepting nominees for the Regents Transparency Task Force. At a Feb. 6 meeting, the regents approved the creation of the panel. This group will include one member of the public. According to a...

Board votes to dismiss Iowa Public Radio CEO

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 26, 2013

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The CEO of Iowa Public Radio was fired on Tuesday. Douglas West, the vice head of the IPR Board of Directors, said CEO Mary Grace Herrington was “no longer with the organization.” West said the vote was 6-1 in favor...

What’s eating at Iowa men’s basketball?

TORK MASON

February 26, 2013

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The Iowa men’s basketball team hasn’t had a lot of good fortune in close games this season, and the mounting losses have created some frustration among the fans. But why the Hawkeyes continue to struggle remains a...

Iowa, Nebraska approved to continue Friday football

CODY GOODWIN

February 26, 2013

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The Big Ten Administrators Council has approved Iowa’s and Nebraska’s recommendation to move their Nov. 30 football game to Nov. 29 and to schedule the annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game on the Friday after Thanksgiving in...

Iowa men’s swimming and diving ready to begin Big Ten’s

JALYN SOUCHEK

February 26, 2013

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The Iowa men’s swimming and diving teams are set to compete in the Big Ten championships in Bloomington, Ind. The meet will begin at 6:30 p.m. today and will continue over the course of four days. The Black and Gold finished...