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Mason is hopeful about flood recovery efforts

JORDYN REILAND

August 26, 2011

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DI: I’m sure you’ve seen the most recent Princeton Review ranking the UI as the No. 4 party school, which is up from No. 9 last year. Are you discouraged by this? Does this reflect upon the programs and plans the UI has esta...

Mason: Party rank perplexing

JORDYN REILAND

August 26, 2011

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason said she “is not discouraged” by the university’s jump in Princeton Review’s party-school rankings, but she said the move is “perplexing.” “I think we’ve done a lot in...

Celebrating Ramadan

CHASTITY DILLARD

August 26, 2011

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Allaa Hassanein used to have a competition with her brother when they were younger to see who could fast the longest during the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. “I tried to do it myself,” the now-19-year-old Egyptian said about...

Offcials react to reported assault

RISHABH R. JAIN

August 26, 2011

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In the wake of the University of Iowa’s most recent reported sexual assault on campus, University of Iowa President Sally Mason offered few specific plans for prevention of such incidents. In an interview with TheDaily Iowan...

Taft residents raise concerns

DORA GROTE

August 26, 2011

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Residents of Taft Speedway and the surrounding neighborhood formed continuous lines in front of the microphone Thursday night, eagerly awaiting the chance to voice their opinions at a community meeting. Officials held the meeting...

Iowa City Public Library may serve alcohol

AMANDA HOFFMAN

August 26, 2011

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Alcohol could soon be served during fundraisers at the Iowa City Public Library and other city buildings. The Public Library Board of Trustees discussed and approved the measure — which still needs to receive an OK from the...

Organized tailgating chaos

JORDYN REILAND

August 26, 2011

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Taylor Gould doesn’t have a hot dog and a Coke in her hand at Hawkeye football tailgating events. But she does have a mellophone. The 18-year-old University of Iowa freshman is a member of her father’s tailgating band, which...

Iowa City Community School District fined 25K for late tax payment

DI STAFF

August 26, 2011

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In July, the Iowa City School District was fined over $25,000 by the Internal Revenue Service for a late tax payment. Payroll taxes for checks issued March 11 were sent March 15th, one day later than the March 14 due date, after...

The Iowa City Public Library sees an increase in usage

DI STAFF

August 26, 2011

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Despite predictions that library use will face a downward trend as need for printed media declines, the Iowa City Public Library has noticed an increase in library visits and borrowing for fiscal 2011. In that year, more than...

Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved measures to build wind farms

DI STAFF

August 26, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday that will allow for the construction of a commercial wind-energy facility on county land. The supervisors approved the third reading of the ordinance...

A UI student was charged with assault causing bodily harm Tuesday

DI STAFF

August 26, 2011

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Police arrested a University of Iowa student for allegedly forcing a female student into his room. Jiachang Hu, 18, 10 W. Hillcrest, was charged Tuesday with false imprisonment and assault causing bodily injury. According to...

Offensive line provides Hawkeyes with stability

SAM LOUWAGIE

August 26, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Iowa football team will have a new starting quarterback, a new top running back, only one proven receiver, and a jumble of inexperience on the defensive line and in the secondary this season. In the middle of all those question...