The Daily Iowan

Legacy sprouts doubt

CASSIDY RILEY

May 12, 2014

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Larry Sailer, a farmer from Franklin County, is one of seven children who owns 10 percent of his family’s farm corporation. The 61-year-old also has his own livestock operation. While he is old enough to have grandchil...

UI launches new veterans program

IAN MURPHY

May 12, 2014

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Current and future veterans will have an easier time integrating into college life in upcoming years. ICOVE comprises seven components that officials hope will assist veterans throughout their college experience, and it is a ...

University opens second MOOC

LILY ABROMEIT

May 12, 2014

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The University of Iowa is continuing on the path toward creating an international classroom. In February, the International Writing program launched the first Massive Open Online Course for students studying in Iowa City as well...

Theatre Building to close for summer

DANIEL SEIDL

May 12, 2014

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A University of Iowa building hit hard by flooding will close this summer for renovation work. The Theater Building will close at the end of this week and will not open again until classes start back up in the fall. “Waters...

County attorney candidates talk racial disparity

KAITLIN DEWULF

May 12, 2014

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The two candidates running for county attorney in the upcoming primary election stressed the importance of addressing racial disparity in the Johnson County Jail. A public forum allowed the candidates — Incumbent Janet Lyness...

Supervisor candidates stress mental health services

KAITLIN DEWULF

May 12, 2014

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Some officials argue regionalization may not be what’s best for mental health in Johnson County. The Johnson County Task Force on Aging hosted the forum in the Coralville Public Library, 1401 Fifth St., to give candidates an op...

Sexual abuse trial delayed

DI STAFF

May 12, 2014

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An Arkansas man’s trial for sexual abuse has been delayed once again. Travis Lee Porter, 47, was charged in 2009 with one count of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse. He is accused of...

Couple sues for medical negligence

DI STAFF

May 12, 2014

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An Iowa City man who sought treatment for back injury at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has sued the state alleging medical negligence, according to court documents. In the lawsuit, Rodger Cline says he fell off...

Jumping into Big Ten contention

JORDAN HANSEN

May 12, 2014

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After clearing 2.20 meters and winning the Musco Twilight meet high jump, sophomore Kevin Spejcher bounced off the mat, his shaggy brown hair flying and let out a noise that can only be described as “victorious.” His...

Disterhoft exceeds expectations

JACOB SHEYKO

May 12, 2014

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Expectations are a dangerous thing. They can place unfair hopes on athletes, setting them up to fail. Behind every failed prospect, “could’ve been” or “should’ve been,” there were once high...

Commentary: Looking forward for Iowa baseball

JACOB SHEYKO

May 12, 2014

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Before the rain could extend Iowa’s final home game against Illinois to last just under six hours, the program held its Senior Day ceremony. The seniors were introduced one-by-one with their parents alongside them. However,...

Point/Counterpoint: Who should have won the Newcomer of the Year award?

DI STAFF

May 12, 2014

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Jarrod Uthoff It was a couple years in the making, but Cedar Rapids native Jarrod Uthoff was able to don the black and gold in the 2013-14 season, and he provided much excitement. Finally able to play for the Hawkeyes after a...