The Daily Iowan

University of Iowa hosts Refugees in the Heartland conference

BRIANNA JETT

April 4, 2013

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Genocide doesn’t leave many survivors, but in 1998, Hadidja Nyiransekuye fled her home in Rwanda with her youngest daughter, leaving behind three other children and her husband. A few years later, her other children followed....

Regents Transparency Task Force to meet today for the first time

BRENT GRIFFITHS

April 4, 2013

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Following criticism over the past few years for officials ranging from the university level to as high as Gov. Terry Branstad, a new state Board of Regents group assigned to improve transparency will meet for the first time today. “The...

Iowa City ‘Gateway Project’ plans draw public attention

QUENTIN MISIAG

April 4, 2013

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Longtime discussions regarding the reconstruction and elevation of one of the area’s most traveled and flood-prone roads seem to finally be becoming a reality. Often described as Iowa City’s “front door,”...

UI waste audit reveals increase in recycling

MICHELLE KIM

April 4, 2013

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Despite the unpleasant scent diffusing throughout the Carnival Room, University of Iowa students and officials worked together on Thursday to audit different types of waste collected from Burge and Daum Residence Halls. UI officials...

Johnson County cyclist group proposes changes to bridge reconstruction

NICK HASSETT

April 4, 2013

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A street that many consider to be the most direct route connecting east and west Iowa City will be getting a $2 million makeover, and local cyclists hope to make some major changes to the upcoming project. The Burlington/Madison...

Iowa City high schoolers petition to change Columbus Day to "Discovery Day"

EVAN HAFNER

April 4, 2013

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The traditional line goes, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” “discovering” the Americas. But as historians continue to study the life of Christopher Columbus, questions have surfaced surrounding...

Todd Gitlin delivers annual UI journalism lecture

REBECCA MORIN

April 4, 2013

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Young, aspiring journalists filled the seats of the lecture hall expecting to hear an inspiring speech about journalism — instead, students experienced a wake-up call about the problems with mainstream media. Todd Gitlin, a...

Gerson at UI: Humanitarian aid the ‘exception’ to polarized politics

KRISTEN EAST

April 4, 2013

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Michael Gerson said foreign aid appears to be the exception today in what he calls a period of intense politicization. Gerson, a senior adviser at ONE — a bipartisan organization fighting against extreme poverty and preventable...

Cold shooting dooms Iowa in NIT championship loss to Baylor

IAN MARTIN

April 4, 2013

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NEW YORK — The 2013 College Slam Dunk Contest was the lead-in on ESPN Thursday night before Iowa’s NIT championship matchup with Baylor. The Bears continued the jam-oriented programming as their athleticism spurred the...

Iowa baseball looks to increase Big Ten wins against Huskers

JALYN SOUCHEK

April 4, 2013

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The Iowa baseball team will square off against Nebraska in a three-game series this weekend, and the Hawkeyes will attempt to improve their cellar-dwelling Big Ten record. The series will begin tonight and conclude on April 7...

Hoffman becomes force for Iowa softball

CODY GOODWIN

April 4, 2013

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It appeared as a single fluent motion. Wisconsin’s Kendall Grimm took off for second-base as Kayla Massey’s pitch crossed the plate. Holly Hoffman caught the pitch and without a second thought cocked her arm and flung...

Confidence not an issue for GymHawks heading into Big Ten Championships

RYAN PROBASCO

April 4, 2013

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The Iowa men’s gymnastics team will begin postseason competition today when it travels to Minneapolis to compete in the Big Ten championships. The Hawkeyes are confident in their ability and believe a top-three finish is...