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UI in $170,000 marketing consultant partnership

KRISTEN EAST

October 13, 2011

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The University of Iowa is spending thousands to find new ways to reach out to prospective students and secure more funding. According to documents obtained by The Daily Iowan through a public-records request— UI officials signed a...

UI Credit Union may gain customers after big bank switch

MELISSA DAWKINS

October 13, 2011

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The University of Iowa Community Credit Union might see an uptick in customers as big-bank patrons try to avoid additional swipe charges, some experts said. This follows Bank of America announcing on Sept. 29 that its customers...

Iowa Senate vote could re-spark gay marriage issue

MAX FREUND

October 13, 2011

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Local groups are worried that, in Iowa, the right to legally express the love that binds two people is at risk of being broken. Democrats in Iowa — a state that legalized same-sex marriage in 2009 in a state Supreme Court decision...

Poll: Americans trust local over federal gov’t

ASMAA ELKEURTI

October 13, 2011

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Americans are more confident that their local and state governments can handle problems than they are that the president and Congress can, according to a recent Gallup Poll. For local government officials and political-science experts, the p...

Occupy IC teach-ins educate public

JENNY EARL

October 13, 2011

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A little rain didn't stop Occupy Iowa City's plans to incorporate Occupy Wall Street's use of teach-ins. The group, which has camped out at College Green Park since Oct. 7, held its first teach-in Wednesday evening with a discussion...

Local man assaults woman at gas station

DI STAFF

October 13, 2011

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An Iowa City man was charged Wednesday with assault causing bodily injury after he allegedly struck a woman in a local convenience store. Iowa City police responded to the BP station on Keokuk Avenue around 3 a.m. to investigate...

Oral argument set in Phil Jones case

DI STAFF

October 13, 2011

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A former University of Iowa employee's lawsuit against the university will continue with a court-ordered oral argument, according to court documents filed today. Former UI Vice President for Student Services Phil Jones, who sued...

Hawkeye ground game struggles

SAM LOUWAGIE

October 13, 2011

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The Iowa football team needed 4 yards. After quarterback James Vandenberg completed a short pass to tight end Zach Derby, the Hawkeyes faced second-and-4 from their own 41. More than seven minutes remained in the game — enough...

Men’s golf halfway done

BEN SCHUFF

October 13, 2011

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The Iowa men's golf team has two tournaments remaining this fall, and the golfers know there's work to be done. On Monday, Ian Vandersee said he doesn't think he and his teammates "will ever get where we want to be." The...

Record-breaking freshman swimmer takes unexpected path

TORK MASON

October 13, 2011

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Iowa freshman Becky Stoughton never wanted to be a competitive swimmer — but because it was convenient for her parents, a swimmer is exactly what she ended up being. And it seems to be working for her. The Peoria, Ill., native...

Iowa swimmers have underwater vision

BEN ROSS

October 13, 2011

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It should be no surprise that, in this day and age, athletes look to technology — especially video and film equipment — to improve and critique their performance. Almost any athlete, no matter the sport, will say watching...

Intramurals: Rookie flag football referees step up

TOMMY REINKING

October 13, 2011

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The flag football season comes to an end next week, and it won't only be the freshman players wrapping up their first taste of the sport. The Iowa Recreational Services has had to ask many rookie referees to step into leadership...