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Today's Photos

BY DI PHOTOSTAFF | MARCH 3, 2009 7:59 AM

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UI freshman Madison Fontana works on homework while waiting for laundry in Slater on Monday. With the cold weather and upcoming midterms, the laundry room often becomes a popular place to study.

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UI junior Brian Baskin holds his 6-year-old bearded dragon in his room on Monday. He got the lizard for free when he was 14 because the animal’s tail was partially chopped off.

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UI Associate Professor John Logsdon, pictured with a cardboard cutout of Charles Darwin on Monday, is one of more than 50 UI professors who have signed a petition opposing a state bill related to how evolution is taught in pubic schools and universities. The Evolution Academic Freedom Act would allegedly protect instructors from being reprimanded for teaching alternate views of evolution. The petition states that the bill could serve as a means to introduce “religious or non-scientific doctrines” into science curricula.

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Ruthie, who lost her rear leg to cancer, sits in her home on Sunday. Ruthie is the pet of UI journalism Professor Carolyn Dyer.
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Sophomore Tyler Anderson (right) gets ready for a presentation in his Leisure in Contemporary Society class on Monday. It is one of the many classes offered at Iowa that intertwines social networking sites for studying and homework help.
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Robert “Ajax” Ehl, a founding member of the UI Antiwar Coalition, stands in his workplace, the kitchen of Hamburg Inn on Monday. Ehl spoke against further troop deployments of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, unless the soldiers are “taking hammers and saws instead of M16s.”

 


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