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Dining in a vegetarian desert

NOELLE ALKHAWAJA

February 16, 2015

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Despite attempts to offer a variety of options at the dining halls, vegetarian students may find themselves at a disadvantage, both health-wise and financially. “I could not survive just eating vegetarian options that were...

Forum focuses on community’s suggestions for next UI president

CARLY MATTHEW

February 16, 2015

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Low attendance marked the town-hall-style meeting Monday afternoon that was intended to gather feedback on selecting the next University of Iowa president. “It’s a small turnout, but I think we are very, very early...

Iowa seeking Cuba trade relations

REBECCA MORIN

February 16, 2015

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Iowa just can’t wait to be friends with Cuba. This past month, Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center, filed a resolution in the Iowa Legislature supporting an enhanced trade relationship between Cuba and Iowa. The United...

UI Muslim Student Association holds Islam Awareness Week

BEN MARKS

February 16, 2015

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Some University of Iowa students will soon “hijab-it-up,” break a “fastathon” with crêpes, and pass out flowers of faith. This week, the UI Muslim Student Association will host its first Islam Awareness...

Students taking MCAT in April will have a broader, longer exam

GRACE PATERAS

February 16, 2015

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The new MCAT will have local medical-school hopefuls taking a test for nearly eight hours beginning in April. The Medical College Admissions Test is a national exam that the Association of American Medical Colleges issues for...

Ravi Patel makes House run official

DI STAFF

February 16, 2015

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Ravi Patel, an eastern Iowa entrepreneur with key influence in Iowa’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem and a leader in Iowa’s hospitality industry will run for U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat in the state’s 1st...

Regents select presidential search firm

DI STAFF

February 16, 2015

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The state Board of Regents announced it has selected Parker Executive Search of Atlanta as the search firm in finding the next University of Iowa president. Parker has worked with national and international clients in executive...

Branstad fills vacant judicial slot

DI STAFF

February 16, 2015

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Gov. Terry Branstad has filled a local judicial vacancy with an Iowa City attorney. Last week, Branstad appointed Chad Kepros as a 6th District judge, which covers six counties: Benton, Iowa, Jones, Johnson, Tama and Linn. Kepros,...

The unpredictability of Iowa’s Big Ten season

JACOB SHEYKO

February 16, 2015

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Iowa was 4-1 in the Big Ten with two wins over Ohio State, then 4-4 with losses to Wisconsin (twice) and Purdue. The Hawkeyes were once 6-4, fresh off two dominating wins over Michigan and Maryland, and now find themselves 6-6...

NFL Combine Profile: Carl Davis

CODY GOODWIN

February 16, 2015

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Carl Davis has seemingly always had a buzz around him. Growing up, he banged on pots and pans with a wooden spoon next to his mother while she played her church music on an organ at home. At 7, he replaced the dishes with a three-piece...

The Box Score: Iowa vs. Nebraska

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

February 16, 2015

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With the Iowa women’s basketball team picking up yet another win to improve to 21-4 overall and cement their standing in second place in the Big Ten, it appears the Black and Gold are starting to play their very best basketball...

Eckert off to a great start in the indoor season

MARIO WILLIAMS

February 16, 2015

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For many heptathletes, it may be arduous to not only compete in a number of events but also make a mark in those events. For Jack Eckert, this wasn’t a complication.   The Sellersburg, Indiana, native competed in...