The Daily Iowan

Controversy surrounds UI City Council liaison’s resignation

DORA GROTE

September 13, 2011

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University of Iowa Student Government leaders and a student candidate for the Iowa City City Council clashed Monday over whether the candidate was forced to resign from his UISG post. Raj Patel and his campaign staff say he was...

Some in Iowa City call for more serious Constitution Week

MELISSA DAWNS

September 13, 2011

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It was roughly 224 years ago when an exhausted group pored over one of the United State’s most important documents — the Constitution. Two centuries later, some in Iowa City are celebrating the city’s annual Constitution...

School Board candidates discuss transparency, enrollment

BRITTANY TREVICK

September 13, 2011

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Ten candidates from the Iowa City area are running for five positions on the Iowa City School Board. Different issues discussed throughout the campaign have been transparency, merit pay, redistricting and the importance of similar...

Drop-out rates on the rise in Iowa City

CHASTITY DILLARD

September 13, 2011

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Iowa City School Board officials say an increased dropout rate is due to better data collection with help from state officials. The board members discussed the 2009 to 2010 comprehensive study on schools’ safety and climate...

UI poli-sci grads enter better job market

ALLIE WRIGHT

September 13, 2011

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Spencer Willardson is confident in his ability to get a job after graduation. The fourth-year University of Iowa political-science graduate student said he would like to work for a government agency after college and credits...

Local veterans share war experiences through prose

MADISON BENNETT

September 13, 2011

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The buzz of conversation immediately died down as Scott Smith, a veteran of the war in Iraq, started to speak to his daughter about Iraq. “This is a City of Literature,” Smith said. “And we’re lucky to have these resources.” More...

Colleges and high schools pair up for engineering program

BRENT LARSON

September 13, 2011

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West High students flew virtual planes during class Monday afternoon — but not for fun and games. The students were participating in a program through Project Lead the Way to learn about engineering and exploring the sciences...

Local dance instructor has “endless” energy

JULIA JESSEN

September 13, 2011

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Even Leslie Nolte’s street shoes look like they belong to a dancer. They are a light pastel shade of green, ballet flat shape, fitted closely to her feet. Seated on a couch in her dance studio with one leg tucked underneath...

Police: Illinois man resisted arrest after fight

DI STAFF

September 13, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested an Illinois man after he allegedly instigated a fight outside a downtown bar and with officers. James Cronin, 19, Orland Park, Ill., was charged Sunday with interfering with official acts, intoxication,...

Coralville man charged with growing marijuana

DI STAFF

September 13, 2011

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Johnson County deputies arrested a Coralville man last month after he allegedly grew marijuana in the furnace closet of his home. Larry Monteiro, 33, Coralville, was charged Aug. 27 with a controlled-substance violation and...

IC man injured in rollover

DI STAFF

September 13, 2011

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An Iowa City man was injured in a rollover accident in Johnson County on Sunday, according to the State Patrol. Joshua Riley Henrichson, 20, was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics by ambulance, according...

Plenty of mishaps to correct for Hawkeye football

JORDAN GARRETSON

September 13, 2011

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Days after plentiful mishaps led to a 44-41 loss at Iowa State last weekend, the Hawks are retooling in advance of this week’s game at Kinnick. Hawkeye mishaps included — but weren’t limited to — dropped passes, missed...