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Officials discuss radon levels

LILY ABROMEIT

April 21, 2014

Filed under News

Right around springtime four years ago, what Gail Orcutt thought were allergies turned out to be much worse.  “I found out I had lung cancer,” the Pleasant Hill resident said. “I’ve never smoked a day...

Blood drives have been seeing increased success at the UI

DANIEL SEIDL

April 21, 2014

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Students at the University of Iowa have been pumping up blood donations this year. “In the past year, our student organization of the DeGowin Blood Center has really taken a more active role,” said DeGowin blood drive...

New bakery opens its doors

IAN MURPHY

April 21, 2014

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Rain might have battered the sidewalks and people, but it did not stop the succulent smells of scones and pastries that wafted out of the kitchen of the Golden Carrot Bakery. The bakery has been at Public Space One for almost...

University of Iowa Powwow cancelled after 20 years

KAITLIN DEWULF

April 21, 2014

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For over 20 years, the Native American Student Association has hosted the University of Iowa Powwow celebration. But this year, the event filled with drumming competitions and food vendors has been scrapped. The Powwow was...

Baseball creeps up in standings

JACOB SHEYKO

April 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

Coming off a series win against Minnesota, Iowa baseball now has sole possession of fifth place in the Big Ten with a 7-8 record. If the season were to end today, Iowa would qualify for the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha. The Hawkeyes’...

Softball continues to struggle

JACK ROSSI

April 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

Iowa softball shortstop Megan Blank was at a loss for words after the Hawkeyes were shut out by Michigan State on Sunday. “This has been a pretty embarrassing season,” she said. “That’s pretty much all I have...

Seeking the peak

JORDAN HANSEN

April 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

As a verb, to peak means “to reach a highest point, either of a specified value or at a specified time.” This definition is certainly known by track athletes across the world and can be either a blessing or a curse....

Seaborne’s mother knows the player and the person

KYLE MANN

April 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

Because her daughter was the reigning Big Ten Athlete of the Week and in the final weekend of her college career, Jan Seaborne knew Ruth Seaborne would have to keep herself focused as she prepared to compete on the courts of the...

Point/Counterpoint: Who will win this year’s NBA Finals?

DI STAFF

April 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

Chicago To quote the great Michael Scott, “Oh, how the turntables …” In a season in which Chicago once had championship aspirations, the Bulls return to the NBA playoffs with as a potential darkhorse to crash the Eas...

Editorial: Boost wind and solar power

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

April 21, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Today is Earth Day, a time to celebrate the environment and its resilience but also another reminder that the window to enact proactive measures to curb the effects of climate change is very real and closing fast. A report from...

Elliot: Vocal chords reign

BEAU ELLIOT

April 21, 2014

Filed under Opinions

In the years of Obamacare, we seriously wondered whether Republicans were ruining their vocal cords by fulminating at full volume, for year after fulminating year, against the dastardly, pro-Soviet, thoroughly un-American law. And...

Voices of philanthropy: "Why Iowa?"

GUEST COLUMN

April 21, 2014

Filed under Opinions

I have been asked this question countless times during interviews the past several years. People wonder why I’ve chosen to stay at Iowa for undergraduate, medical school, residency, and fellowship training when there are...