The Daily Iowan

UI officials unsure how to proceed after Cambus accident

KRISTEN EAST

September 23, 2011

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University of Iowa officials aren't sure how they'll move forward with improving campus safety after a Cambus hit a 20-year-old pedestrian Thursday morning. Iowa City police officers said the accident took place just after 10...

UI, other schools upping social media

JANET LAWLER

September 23, 2011

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University officials say they don't have an official policy governing university-branded social media following a gaffe last week in which the university apologized for an "inappropriate" tweet. However, tweets, posts,...

UI looks to cut costs on new dorm

ALLIE WRIGHT

September 23, 2011

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University of Iowa officials are working on driving down the cost of a new residence hall after its price tag jumped twice in the last year. The state Board of Regents approved $54 million for the residence hall Tuesday, part...

Neighbors testify in Thompson murder trial

ERIC MOORE

September 23, 2011

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Ronda Bluitt initially told police she saw one man in jeans and a black hoodie running outside her window the night of landlord John Versypt's slayiing. But Thursday, in her testimony during Charles William Curtis Thompson's trial,...

JoCo program helps jail crowding

JORDAN MICKLE

September 23, 2011

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Diverting mentally ill inmates out of the Johnson County Jail is saving the county almost half a million dollars a year and helping with overcrowding. The jail-alternative program, established under the Mental Health Department...

Mad Magazine editor to perform at Englert

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

September 23, 2011

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"American Heretic," a show full of edgy, outspoken material, will leave an Iowa City audience questioning the roots of their religions. "This is a show that really challenges the status quo," comedian Joe...

Crosswalk slated for Kirkwood Ave. and Summit St.

DI STAFF

September 23, 2011

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The Johnson County Transportation Division wants a crosswalk at the intersection of Kirkwood Avenue and Summit Street to allow pedestrians to cross the street more safely. Cars driving along Kirkwood Avenue have no stop signs,...

Planning begins for IC Highway 1 trail project

DI STAFF

September 23, 2011

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Planning has begun for the Highway 1 trail project in Iowa City. City officials will hold a neighborhood public open house next week to present project goals. A 10-foot-wide trail is projected to stretch along the north side...

Iowa City Fire Department resonded to a potential chemical spill

DI STAFF

September 23, 2011

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Members of the Iowa City Fire Department responded Thursday to a possible chemical leak at the Iowa Interstate Railyard. According to a press release by the ICFD, members of Iowa Interstate told first-responders they could...

Hawkeye football readying for ‘unique’ opponent

SETH ROBERTS

September 23, 2011

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The Iowa football team's win over Pittsburgh last week was pretty memorable. After all, the Hawkeyes mounted the biggest comeback in school history to shock a Panther team that had led by 17 points in the fourth quarter. The...

Men’s golf heads to Golfweek Conference Challenge

BEN SCHUFF

September 23, 2011

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The Iowa men's golf team started slowly last fall when it placed sixth at the Gopher Invitational. Then the Hawkeyes got hot and won their next four tournaments. Eleven days ago, Iowa again placed sixth at the Gopher Invitational. On...

First conference road trip to test Iowa soccer

BEN WOLFSON

September 23, 2011

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The Iowa soccer team is off to its best start in school history (8-0-1) as it travels to Bloomington, Ind., to face the Hoosiers in its first conference road game. The Hawkeyes will also play Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., on...