The Daily Iowan

Iowa City school board votes to bring grounds care in-house

NICK HASSETT

April 16, 2013

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With spring arriving, the Iowa City School Board voted unanimously to bring school groundskeeping in-house. The district’s contract with its most recent grounds-care provider, Quality Care, expired at the end of 2012, leaving...

Lone candidate Ben Gillig wins UI ECGPS election

HILLARY ROSENCRANTS

April 16, 2013

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Ben Gillig, the newly elected president Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students said he hopes to move the graduate and professional student government forward in the coming school year by paying more attention...

UI professor brings music therapy to dementia patients

CASSIDY RILEY

April 16, 2013

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A professor and her class at the University of Iowa have brought music-therapy sessions to people all over the area this semester, ranging all the way from pre-schoolers to dementia patients. UI music Professor Mary Adamek works...

UI council votes to retain faculty research track

STACEY MURRAY

April 16, 2013

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The University of Iowa Faculty Council passed the continuation of the research-track position Tuesday, despite concerns about details of the policy. “We unanimously agreed it be retained,” said Associate Professor...

UI celebrates anniversary of MLK’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’

EVAN HAFNER

April 16, 2013

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Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. began to write the “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” In celebration, professors and students at the University of Iowa hosted a reading of...

UI College of Medicine holds annual Health Research Week

LAUREN COFFEY

April 16, 2013

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The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Health Sciences Research Week, kicking it off with Stanford and Yale-educated speaker Kenneth Kendler. Kendler discussed the genetic relat...

Johnson County supervisors approve letter for cities regarding SEATS contract

KRISTEN EAST

April 16, 2013

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Johnson County officials moved one step closer toward approving a SEATS contract on Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to sign a letter that outlines the county’s contributions for the next SEATS contract. The...

Man allegedly commits burglary in several homes

REBECCA MORIN

April 16, 2013

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A local man has been accused of committing a burglary in several residential homes. James Travis Jr., 21, was charged Jan. 13 with third-degree burglary, Jan. 28 with third-degree burglary, and Feb. 7 with third-degree theft...

Trial reset for men allegedly involved in August shooting

CASSIDY RILEY

April 16, 2013

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The trial for two men involved in a shooting last fall has been reset. John Mulbah and Norman Dudley were allegedly involved in a shooting at Breckinridge Trailer Court on Aug. 12, 2012. The shooting was the result of an Iowa...

New mindset leads to improvements for Iowa trackster Williams

DANNY PAYNE

April 16, 2013

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A key piece to Khanishah Williams’ performance is her confidence and mindset  — something Iowa’s track and field assistant coach Clive Roberts has worked on with her. “[Coach Roberts and I] have talked a...

Sophomore Hawkeye golfer Winslow building a professional brand

KEVIN GLUECK

April 16, 2013

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Tiger Woods is a brand in golf. His name is synonymous with Nike Golf and is recognized around the world. While his brand is nowhere near the likes of Tiger — or other professional golfers — sophomore Joseph Winslow is beginning...

Iowa baseball tops Nebraska-Omaha on the road at Werner Park

JALYN SOUCHEK

April 16, 2013

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The Iowa baseball team held Nebraska-Omaha scoreless Tuesday in a 3-0 victory at Werner Park in Papillion, Neb. It was the first time all season that the Hawkeyes shut out their opponent and their first since a 4-0 victory over...