The Daily Iowan

Occupy Iowa ignores several IC ordinances

KRISTEN EAST

October 7, 2011

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Occupy Iowa protesters say they are well within their First Amendment rights to gather at College Green Park today, despite the assembly violating several Iowa City ordinances. City codes require a permit to assemble at College G...

Violent crimes, staffing cuts cause jail crowding

MATT STARNS

October 7, 2011

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Overcrowding at the Johnson County Jail may be due to an increase in the rate of violent crime, according to a study published late last month. University of Iowa Professor Emeritus John Neff, the author of the study, found the...

UI program furthers "Dr. Nurse" trend

CHASTITY DILLARD

October 7, 2011

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An emergence of "Dr. nurses" has created controversy in the medical world. As more nurses pursue advanced degrees and earn the title of "doctor," some physicians worry patients might not know the difference...

Lecturer: campaign rhetoric damages Arab relations

MELISSA DAWKINS

October 7, 2011

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One Arab-American scholar said Thursday night the current crop of Republican Iowa caucus contenders could further damage the U.S. reputation abroad. James Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, said he's concerned the poli...

UI keeps group protecting minority athletes

DORA GROTE

October 7, 2011

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University of Iowa officials on Thursday decided not to do away with a group meant to protect minority athletes. At a Presidential Committee on Athletics meeting, members discussed a report that called for eliminating a subcommittee...

Stafford grad student loans to be cut

JORDYN REILAND

October 7, 2011

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A change in federal student aid could cost a group of University of Iowa students $2 million a year. Starting July 2012, students with federal Stafford Loans will have to start paying interest while they're still in school. Officials...

Lawyer-lawmakers dwindle in Iowa legislature

JENNY EARL

October 7, 2011

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The number of lawyers serving in the Iowa legislature is lower than ever. According to Iowa Lawyer magazine, only 15 of the 100 lawmakers in the Iowa House are lawyers, and only one of the state's 50 senators is a lawyer. Rep. Tyler Ol...

Des Moines-based indie-rock band comes to IC

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

October 7, 2011

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The Envy Corps, an indie-rock band from Des Moines, released one of the best albums of the year this week. It Culls You is the band's second major studio release since the group's formation almost 10 years ago to the day. But...

Search for missing UI student ends

DI STAFF

October 7, 2011

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Officials in India have called off the search for a University of Iowa student who fell from a trail while hiking near the Gori Ganga River nearly two weeks ago. UI junior Thomas Plotkin, a 20-year-old from Minnetonka, Minn.,...

Human rights commission requests early IC council vote

DI STAFF

October 7, 2011

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The Iowa City Human Rights Commission wants the Iowa City City Council to weigh in more quickly on a slew of ordinances that would give more rights to illegal immigrants. In a letter to the city, the commission requested that...

Local retailer, nonprofit partner for conservation

DI STAFF

October 7, 2011

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A local retailer and a Johnson County nonprofit are coming together to support local conservation efforts, according to a press release. Beginning today, for every pair of Patagonia shoes sold, Active Endeavors, 138 S. Clinton...

Penn State to challenge Hawkeye passing game

SAM LOUWAGIE

October 7, 2011

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James Vandenberg has passed for 432 yards and six touchdowns in his last five quarters of play. Beginning with the fourth-quarter comeback against Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, the Iowa passing game has been dynamic. It leads the...