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Tipton business owner wins $10,000 competition

BRENT GRIFFITHS

May 15, 2014

Filed under News

Finalists for a statewide business contest talked about happy cows, vacant buildings, and an idea to revolutionize health care on Thursday. Ten business owners had eight minutes to persuade a large crowd at the Englert Theater,...

Supervisors to put courthouse annex on ballot

DANIEL SEIDL

May 15, 2014

Filed under News

An Iowa City landmark may be moving closer to improvement. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will vote next week to place the Johnson County Courthouse annex bond referendum on the ballot in November. Supervisor Rod...

Student loan debt on the rise

KAITLIN DEWULF

May 15, 2014

Filed under News

Many graduating University of Iowa seniors will go from walking across the stage to walking into debt. Over the last year, student loan debt nationwide skyrocketed an additional $125 billion, according to a report by Federal...

Local roads being studied

LILY ABROMEIT

May 15, 2014

Filed under News

Iowa City drivers might see clearer roads next year. A bill recently passed by the Iowa Legislature calls for the DOT to conduct a study focused on transit needs, specifically traffic on the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Corridor. “There...

Project SEALED sees increase

IAN MURPHY

May 15, 2014

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Four times a year, students in the Allamakee School District can step out of their math and English classes and into a dentist’s chair. A collaborative program allows third-year  UI dental-school students the opportunity...

Heller snags Coach of the Year

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

May 15, 2014

Filed under Sports

There have been some truly remarkable coaching performances at Iowa this year. Women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder became the basketball coach with the most victories in school history as she guided her team to...

The Rosster: Goodbye

BEN ROSS

May 15, 2014

Filed under Sports

Well. This is it. For the past four years I’ve brought you the what’s what on Hawkeye sports for The Daily Iowan and that time has come to a close. All good things must come to an end, and really, you deserve someone ...

Buy or Sell: Big Ten Championships edition

KATRINA DO AND JORDAN HANSEN

May 15, 2014

Filed under Sports

Buy or Sell: Iowa will crown a champion at this weekend’s Big Ten meet. Do: Buy. While the women’s team features a number of talented individual athletes — from hammer throwers to sprinters — the relay teams have proven t...

Point/Counterpoint: Who should have been Iowa’s Coach of the Year?

DI STAFF

May 15, 2014

Filed under Sports

Lisa Bluder Rick Heller turned a program around, and Ron Rainey took a program — one that only recently started having success — to new heights. But what’s more impressive than all of this is what Lisa Bluder did ...

Editorial: Common Core needs refining

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 15, 2014

Filed under Opinions

You wouldn’t expect programs designed to prepare kids for the real world to be so contentious. But whether it’s No Child Left Behind or the Common Core, national education standards have polarized the U.S. education...

Overton: Scrap 7:30 a.m. finals

JON OVERTON

May 15, 2014

Filed under Opinions

If I resent one thing, just one thing about the University of Iowa, it’s that for some godforsaken reason, I always have at least one final exam scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Few people in their late teens or early 20s operate...

Sonn: Rise of the machines

BARRETT SONN

May 15, 2014

Filed under Opinions

This was a landmark week for killer robots across the planet. Tuesday’s meeting at the United Nations in Geneva was the first time human government officials gathered to focus on an increasingly probable future in which...