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Patel says he won’t repeal 21, lacks specific plans

DORA GROTE

September 8, 2011

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Prominent anti-21-ordinance activist and City Council candidate Raj Patel said he has no plans to repeal the controversial bar restriction if he’s elected. Patel met with supporters Wednesday night at a campaign kickoff event....

Portion of tuition covered by loans growing

BRITTANY TREVICK

September 8, 2011

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More college students are using grants and scholarships to pay their tuition, according to a national study. And at the University of Iowa, a certain amount of tuition dollars are set aside for scholarship programs. That fund...

Feds crack down on campus sexual assault

ERIC MOORE

September 8, 2011

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The University of Iowa and most of the nation’s other colleges and universities will deal with instances of sexual assault differently this year. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a letter earlier...

Former Clinton adviser praises affordable education during UI visit

JANET LAWLER

September 8, 2011

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Investment in higher education offers hope in the shadow of the great recession, some experts say. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich emphasized affordable university education as a key to a prosperous economy during a preliminary...

Experts say costly UI water project is unncessary

KRISTEN EAST

September 8, 2011

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Whether it comes from a faucet, a plastic bottle, or a motion-sensor fountain, the water in Iowa City is safe to drink. And one expert said the addition of another filtration system is unnecessary. University of Iowa Student...

UI’s AlcoholEdu doesn’t track long-term success

ALLIE WRIGHT

September 8, 2011

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University of Iowa officials have no way of knowing whether the school’s alcohol education program, AlcoholEdu, has long-term effectiveness. Though program administrators require all underage incoming students to complete...

Cancer survivor writes children’s book

CARLY HURWITZ

September 8, 2011

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Crystal Prusha said she didn’t mind being bald while she had cancer. She laughed and said hair is just a hassle. And while she had donned a blue wig in one of her high-school photographs, she said they’re just not for her. Though...

Judge dismisses case against Branstad’s executive

DI STAFF

September 8, 2011

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Executive Order 69, signed by Gov. Terry Branstad, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. The order — which bans the use of project labor agreements for...

UI sees record diversity in freshman class

DI STAFF

September 8, 2011

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The University of Iowa’s enrollment has remained steady over the past year. A total of 4,565 freshman arrived on campus this fall, eight more than last year. The school’s enrollment also increased to 30,893, an increase...

Local woman charged in bat incident

DI STAFF

September 8, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a local woman afer she allegedly entered a fight with a baseball bat. Asia Cheeks, 28, 1219 Burns Ave., was charged Monday with disorderly conduct/fighting or violent behavior. Officers responded to...

Hawks shrug off Cy-Hawk trophy controversy

SAM LOUWAGIE

September 8, 2011

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When Iowa Corn unveiled the new Cy-Hawk Trophy at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 19, public reaction was swift and negative. Twitter and Facebook quickly lit up with complaints from fans that the trophy — which depicted a farmer...

Soccer’s Nasenbenny back, better than ever

BEN WOLFSON

September 8, 2011

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Then a freshman, Katie Nasenbenny was in the starting lineup for the Iowa soccer team’s 2010 season-opener against DePaul. The Hawkeyes fell to the Blue Demons, 2-0, in what was the only game Nasenbenny played during her first...