The Daily Iowan

Police: Gay man faked hate crime in Iowa City

HAYLEY BRUCE

July 29, 2011

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Police have charged an Iowa City man who had reported he may have been the victim of a hate crime with filing a false report. Ryan Grant Watson, 30, was charged July 27 with providing a false report to law enforcement, a serious...

UI tuition increase more than makes up for appropriation dip

LUKE VOELZ

July 29, 2011

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Tuition increases at Iowa's public universities are projected to give the University of Iowa a $28 million surplus — more than enough to offset the $12 million lost in state appropriations for the 2012-13 school year, according...

Coralville expecting thousands for RAGBRAI event

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 29, 2011

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Kathie Miller, 50, steadied the green metal stake as Barb Cullinan, 54, hammered it into the ground. Indifferent about the intense afternoon heat, the two RAGBRAI volunteers hung a banner from stake to stake reading "Mascot...

RAGBRAI Commentary: From Boone to Altoona

NINA EARNEST

July 29, 2011

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Everyone on RAGBRAI is a character. I don't just mean in a quirky sense. Sure, there are plenty of helmets decorated like loons, young shirtless men belting country tunes, trumpet players, and somewhat out-of-place skateboarders...

Democratic challenger Braun pushes for "democracy amendment"

IAN STEWART

July 29, 2011

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There are few 2012 presidential candidates who are pledging to strip power from the very office they hope to hold. But Democratic challenger Harry Braun said the president and the Congress should be "servants" of the...

Johnson County supervisor gets back to his "foundation"

BRIAN ALBERT

July 29, 2011

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Many local residents probably only know Terrence Neuzil as a Johnson County supervisor — a position he's held for more than 10 years. But few know about another accomplishment of Neuzil's — that he turned his life around...

UI grant funding keeps steady at $456 million

DI STAFF

July 29, 2011

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The University of Iowa boasted its second largest grant and contract funding ever in fiscal 2011, but the $456.6 million remained 2.2 percent lower than funds received in 2010, according to a UI press release. Officials said...

Johnson County mock election pegs Bachmann as GOP front-runner

DI STAFF

July 29, 2011

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The results of mock election held at the Johnson County Fair placed Michele Bachmann as a GOP front-runner. Held throughout the fair until 11 a.m. Thursday, a release from the Johnson County Auditor's Office said 339 people...

UI journalism school loses graduate accreditation

DI STAFF

July 29, 2011

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The accreditation of the University of Iowa's Journalism and Mass Communication master's program was denied following a peer evaluation in October, according to information to be presented to the state Board of Regents at its...

UIHC predicts $933 million budget

DI STAFF

July 29, 2011

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will likely see a 7.5 percent increase in its fiscal 2012 budget in comparison with 2011, according to the state Board of Regents. The UIHC's upcoming budget is predicted at $933.4...

Ferentz shrugs off concerns about young Hawkeye squad

SETH ROBERTS

July 29, 2011

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CHICAGO — In 2008, Ricky Stanzi and Pat Angerer began the Iowa football season on the bench. Now, they're in the NFL. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz referred to Stanzi and Angerer when he talked about the 2011 edition of his...

Big Ten Notebook: New coaches square off in Chicago

SETH ROBERTS

July 29, 2011

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CHICAGO — College football has gone through a tough time lately, and no one knows that better than the Big Ten's two flagship programs. In 2010, Michigan was put on three year's probation when it was found that then-head coach...