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Three UI students run for City Council

NICOLE KARLIS

August 28, 2009

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UI students could have a major effect on this November’s election: Three are running for spots on the Iowa City City Council. Thursday night marked the deadline for candidates to secure spots on the ballot. Five people are...

Open-meeting law doesn’t cover UI group

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

August 28, 2009

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The Iowa Attorney General’s Office gave the UI Faculty Senate confirmation Thursday that it does not have to abide by Iowa’s open-meetings laws. UI Faculty Senate — composed of 81 representatives from various academic fields...

Hapkido club teaches art of self-defense

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

August 28, 2009

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The Field House gymnasium filled with hollow echoes on Thursday as participants smacked each other against a hard mat. Nearly a dozen people, wrapped in white robes, shouted spontaneously as they demonstrated hapkido, a form...

After ‘fun,’ dealing with trash

CHRIS CLARK

August 28, 2009

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At 6 a.m. Thursday, puddles peppered the sidewalks of the Pedestrian Mall where, fewer than four hours earlier, students drifted home after the bars closed like the small streams of rainwater meandering toward city sewers. Broken...

Original 21-law backer recants

MICHELLE BORYCA

August 28, 2009

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What if the minimum legal drinking age went the way of Prohibition? Morris Chafetz, the psychiatrist who helped construct the 21-law during the Reagan administration, recently called the legislation “the single most regrettable...

Rain can’t stop job fair

MOLLY BURKE

August 28, 2009

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Despite a still troubled economy, Thursday’s Student Job Fair saw roughly the same number of students and employers as last year. With résumés and class schedules in hand, around 1,400 UI students wandered through the fair...

Spotlight Iowa City: Concussion leads to a new life

MITCH SMITH

August 28, 2009

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Jordan Loperena has accomplished what most sports fans only dream about. The UI senior helped set up the SkyCam for the ESPN/ABC broadcast of the Iowa-Penn State game last November, worked camera utility at the women’s NCAA...

Music, free food celebrate diversity

EMILY BUSSE

August 28, 2009

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A hush fell over the crowd of more than 100 UI students as they stood and turned to face the altar in Old Brick. Suddenly, hip-hop music drowned out the sound of rain on stained glass as UI junior Hai Tran launched himself onto...

Reaction mixed on faculty hiring plan

MARLEEN LINARES

August 28, 2009

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UI faculty leaders had mixed feelings after hearing about a university plan to hire 100 faculty for new positions over the next five years despite budget cuts. The Task Force on Research and Creative Excellence — the newest...

New Linebacker U

AMIE KIEHN

August 28, 2009

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Former Michigan football coach Fielding Yost established the linebacker position, but it is Iowa senior Pat Angerer who is making it look good. The All-Big Ten linebacker ranked second in the conference (28th nationally) in inter...

Video: Football Forum – Iowa linebackers

DI SPORTS STAFF

August 28, 2009

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Be sure to visit dailyiowan.com every day throughout the 2009 football season for The Daily Iowan Football Forum, an in-depth discussion among DI and Daily Iowan TV football reporters about the Iowa Hawkeyes. The daily videocasts...

Big Ten Preview: Long way from kitten status

BRENDAN STILES

August 28, 2009

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Before every season, when prognosticators across the country make their college football predictions, there’s always talk about the sleeper — the team that isn’t picked to win its conference but is expected to at least be...