The Daily Iowan

Breaking new ground at UI Children’s Hospital

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 23, 2013

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What is now a mere hole in the ground has University of Iowa administrators, hospital executives, visitors, and state legislators anxiously awaiting the spring of 2016 and the anticipated arrival of the new UI Children’s...

Social media use continues to grow at UI

EMMA WILLIS

June 23, 2013

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While social media are often used to help individuals connect with one another, higher-education institutions use them to connect with students. And a June 7 Academic Progress Rate report indicates that schools within the Big...

Local bar operators challenging 21-only ordinance

ROBERT CROZIER

June 23, 2013

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Two men in the downtown bar business have taken a major step toward yet another citywide referendum on the issue of whether 19- and 20-year-olds should be allowed in drinking establishments after 10 p.m. A petition started April...

Iowa City standoff ends in arrest

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 23, 2013

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Neighbors of one East Side Iowa City neighborhood can now resting easier following the end of a 13-hour standoff. No injuries resulted following the domestic disturbance turned standoff, according to a June 22 media release...

Inspire Downtown to launch Wednesday

JULIA SHRIVER

June 23, 2013

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Over the next year, the city of Iowa City and the Iowa City Downtown District will be looking to the future of public spaces within the central business district. Inspire Downtown, a series of community think-tank workshops,...

Jacoby selected as top Democrat for House Appropriations Committee

ROBERT CROZIER

June 23, 2013

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A local political figure will soon be responsible for overseeing Iowa’s budget. Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, will be the top Democrat on the Iowa House Appropriations Committee for the 2014 legislative session, Minority...

Iowa unemployment rate drops for third-consecutive month

EMMA WILLIS

June 23, 2013

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Unemployment in the state of Iowa is once again on the decline, yet again mirroring a national trend. Now standing at 4.6 percent, the unemployment has declined substantially since 2009, when the percent out of work employees stood...

Locals flock to Tennessee for Bonnaroo activities

EMMA MCCLATCHEY

June 23, 2013

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Imagine the capacity of Kinnick Stadium — plus five or so thousand more — pitching tents and planting RVs on a patch of beaten farmland for a weekend, clad in bikinis, flowing skirts, handmade sandals, grisly beards, and body...

Uthoff and Clemmons survive Mike Gesell comeback

MATT CABEL

June 23, 2013

Filed under Sports

It was just one of those nights for Mike Gesell and his summer-league team. Open looks weren’t falling. The players tallied 33 rebounds compared with their opponents’ 50. A furious second-half rally, in which they...

Jok and Woodbury form potent inside-out duo

DOMINICK WHITE

June 23, 2013

Filed under Sports

Sunday afternoon’s contest was supposed to feature Josh Oglesby against future Hawkeye teammate Peter Jok in a matchup of two players competing for minutes in head coach Fran McCaffery’s deep rotation. Oglesby was...

Metcalf’s next step involves a world medal

CODY GOODWIN

June 23, 2013

Filed under Sports

STILLWATER, Okla. — Brent Metcalf was smiling. He stood with a few of his new teammates — Reece Humphrey, Jordan Burroughs, and Keith Gavin — on the evening of June 22, making jokes and sharing laughs. He was, at least...

Marble and White head to Colorado Springs

DOMINICK WHITE

June 23, 2013

Filed under Sports

Picture the Iowa basketball program three years ago. Former Iowa hoops coach Todd Lickliter was fired after his third-consecutive losing season with the program. Carver-Hawkeye Arena looked like a ghost town. There was no face...