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Pilot program underway

LILY ABROMEIT

February 26, 2014

Filed under News

Paper and pencil have been replaced with touchscreens and iPads in some local classrooms as part of a tablet pilot program. The program, implemented earlier this year in Iowa City, allows a group of teachers to use tablets in...

UISG to fund student websites

MEGAN DEPPE

February 26, 2014

Filed under News

Student organizations across the University of Iowa can continue moving into the technological age with assistance from the UI Student Government, IMU Marketing and Design, and the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership....

Bike trails could expand across Iowa

ABIGAIL MEIER

February 26, 2014

Filed under News

Johnson County residents could potentially see a connection between major bike trails with two other counties extending from Cedar Falls through Cedar Rapids. Johnson, Linn, and Black Hawk County officials asked the state for...

Miller-Meeks running for Congress

CHRIS HIGGINS

February 26, 2014

Filed under News

The campaign trail is nothing new for her. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, an eye doctor and a former director of the Iowa Department of Public Health, is seeking Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District seat as a Republican for the...

Area man accused of damaging a car’s roof

DI STAFF

February 26, 2014

Filed under News

A North Liberty man has been accused of damaging the roof of a car. Bud Kauffman, 29, was charged on Dec. 29 with second-degree criminal mischief. According to a North Liberty police complaint, Kauffman allegedly intentionally...

Q&A: Katz semi-bullish on Hawkeyes

DI STAFF

February 26, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Daily Iowan caught up with ESPN.com’s senior writer and college basketball reporter Andy Katz to talk Twitter bans, the NCAA Tournament and Iowa’s current Big Ten slide. DI: Devyn Marble has had a fantastic season, ...

Hawks seek to respark magic

RYAN PROBASCO

February 26, 2014

Filed under Sports

After suffering its first losses in succession in 2013-14 to Wisconsin and Minnesota, the Iowa men’s basketball team will travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take on Indiana (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten). Tonight’s matchup w...

The will of Theairra Taylor

MATT CABEL

February 26, 2014

Filed under Sports

They call her “Grandma.” Her knees creak and ache like one, after all, and she’s an “old” fifth-year senior — the lone member of the Iowa women’s basketball team’s graduating cl...

Swimmers ready for Big Tens

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

February 26, 2014

Filed under Sports

For the last three weeks, the Iowa men’s swimming and diving team has played the waiting game. Out of action since their home win against Western Illinois on Feb. 7, the Hawkeyes have had almost three weeks to focus solely...

Honing their games

ALEC CLASEN

February 26, 2014

Filed under Sports

For the Iowa women’s tennis team, a long week of practice, devoid of matches, isn’t an unwelcome period of boring routine. A week of straight practice is a time for the Hawkeyes to polish their play in preparation...

Editorial: Decriminalize in Iowa City

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

February 26, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Last year, the mid-sized city of Portland, Maine, posed a question to its residents: Should adults found possessing marijuana be punished under the law? Portland’s 66,214 residents answered with a resounding no, voting 67...

Richson: Is the world burning

BRIANNE RICHSON

February 26, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Is it just me or is the world burning? That might be a dramatic way to look at it, but it seems as though everywhere I turn (actually, everywhere I click or scroll) people are protesting, and their grievances are being met with...