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OPEN to focus on diversity

ABIGAIL MEIER

April 9, 2014

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The OPEN Party members say they hope to achieve greater diversity and connectivity among University of Iowa students on a domestic and international level. As the single party running in the UI Student Government election, OPEN...

ISU cancels VEISHEA

IAN MURPHY

April 9, 2014

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Iowa State University President Steven Leath canceled the remainder of VEISHEA in the wake of riots during the early morning hours on Wednesday. One student suffered a head injury and had to be airlifted to a hospital in Des...

Social studies draw concern

ABIGAIL MEIER

April 9, 2014

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Not all social-studies classes are created equal — at least not in Iowa. Officials from the Iowa Department of Education said not all schools are required to take standardized testing for social studies, and because of this,...

Friends of the Earth to celebrate the month

ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

April 9, 2014

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April means spring flowers, new grass, students sprawled on the Pentacrest and a renewed focus on sustainable living. This month is Earth Month, and more than a dozen community and university environmental organizations are partnering...

Couple face drug charges

DI STAFF

April 9, 2014

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Authorities have accused a North Liberty man and woman of having a methamphetamine lab in their residence. April Schmelzer, 29, was charged March 29 with controlled-substance violation and gathering for use of drugs. Derek Schmelzer,...

Ryfe to become journalism director

DI STAFF

April 9, 2014

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A new face will soon be seen around the Adler Journalism Building. David Ryfe, who currently serves as the academic head of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada-Reno, has been appointed to be the director...

Mojo back for Iowa after Kansas sweep

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

April 9, 2014

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The Hawkeyes needed that one. After struggling against an offensively superior Indiana squad last weekend, the Black and Gold erupted for 29 hits and 17 runs in two games against the Kansas Jayhawks Tuesday and Wednesday, ...

Big bats lift Hawkeyes over Kansas

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

April 9, 2014

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Anybody who has made the journey out to Banks Field this spring to watch the Iowa baseball team in action knows designated hitter Dan Potempa for two things. The first is his incredible power at the plate. The second?  His...

Big Ten Notebook: West Division spring update

CODY GOODWIN

April 9, 2014

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Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz said on Wednesday afternoon’s Big Ten football teleconference that the spring season is used mostly for teaching, that it’s a great opportunity to evaluate players and see what kind of improvement...

Iowa offense ready to deliver

JOSHUA BOLANDER

April 9, 2014

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There are no simple solutions when it comes to fixing a broken football team, and make no mistake about it, the 2012 version of the Iowa Hawkeye football team was broken. But even the harshest critics of Kirk Ferentz’s...

Hawkeyes drop another close one

JORDAN BUCHER

April 9, 2014

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It was close but no cigar for the Iowa men’s tennis team when it took on No. 66 Nebraska at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on Wednesday afternoon. The band Pretty Blue Lies greeted the crowd by performing...

Men’s gymnastics set to compete at NCAA Championships

DI STAFF

April 9, 2014

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The No. 8 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the NCAA championships today through Saturday. The team will try to bounce back from an ugly performance at the Big Ten championships on March 28-29. The seventh-place...