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New GRE test called ‘grueling’

BRITTANY TREVICK

August 25, 2011

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Students taking the Graduate Record Examination will now face a test that underwent the biggest changes since it began more than 60 years ago. These new changes, effective Aug. 1, include a longer test, more difficult questions,...

Alleged UI residence hall assault marks fourth since October 2010

DI STAFF

August 25, 2011

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The University of Iowa police said they received a third-party report Tuesday that a female student was sexually assaulted on campus. According to a press release, the report said the alleged assault happened at Daum Residence...

Iowa City could lose more than $7.M on co-ops

ASMAA ELKERUTI

August 25, 2011

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Apartment owners now have the chance to get their property-tax bills cut in half following an Iowa Supreme Court decision allowing cooperative housing to be classified as residential. And with many owners filing to change their...

UISG plans 24-hour unisex cab service

KRISTEN EAST

August 25, 2011

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Olivier Dolce won’t have to worry about traveling safely around Iowa City late at night, but only if University of Iowa Student Government follows through with its plans. By October, UISG officials said they hope to have plans...

UI guest lecturer works on Haiti awareness

JOHN STAAK

August 25, 2011

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A year and seven months after Haiti was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, public awareness of the poverty-stricken country has shrunk. Dr. Paul Farmer, a cofounder of the humanitarian organization Partners in Health and...

UI bookstore expands rental options

RISHABH R. JAIN

August 25, 2011

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Students aren’t buying full-price textbooks anymore. And with bookstores facing competition from online textbook-rental companies, they are now shifting toward cheaper rentals. Encouraged by a $10 million grant included in...

UI freshman changes lives through mission trips

LUKE VOELZ

August 25, 2011

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The Jamaican boy was nervous, starting to cry and shaking slightly as he ascended the padded leather chair. He had never seen a dentist in his life, so the set of shiny dental appliances seemed like a madman’s armory. Suddenly,...

Iowa Supreme Court to stream sessions online

DI STAFF

August 25, 2011

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Starting today, the Iowa Supreme Court will begin streaming its court sessions online, according to a news release from the court. The release said approximately 100 people will be able to watch the court sessions, also known...

Iowa City man sentenced for dealing cocaine

DI STAFF

August 25, 2011

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An Iowa City man was sentenced to 108 months Wednesday for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Phillip Lewis, 38, was convicted of Wednesday of one count of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and one count of distribution...

Coralville man arrested on drug charges

DI STAFF

August 25, 2011

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an area man on drug charges. Joseph Barrett, 23, Coralville, was charged Tuesday with two controlled-substance violations and a drug tax-stamp violation. According to a complaint...

Lawsuit: Branstad violated constitution with veto

DI STAFF

August 25, 2011

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A lawsuit filed Wednesday contends that Gov. Terry Branstad violated the Iowa Constitution when he vetoed parts of a bill that led to the closure of 36 unemployment offices last month, according to the Des Moines Register. In his veto...

Hawk TE Fiedorowicz ready for potential breakout season

JORDAN GARRETSON

August 25, 2011

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There was a time C.J. Fiedorowicz thought college football would be easy. He remembers watching it on TV. “It seemed so natural,” he said. And for a 19-year-old who stands 6-7, weighs 265 pounds, runs a 4.5-second 40-yard...