The Daily Iowan

Occupy Iowa City protesters share their stories

DI STAFF

October 14, 2011

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Protesters have been parked in College Green Park since Oct. 7 in conjunction with Occupy Iowa City. The protesters come from a wide range of backgrounds and have various reasons for attending. Name: Jonathan Kohls Age: 28 Occupation: ...

UI officials hope to spark sustainability interest

DORA GROTE

October 14, 2011

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University of Iowa officials hope exposing students to sustainability projects might persuade them to pursue careers in environmental fields. University faculty and staff, student environmental activists, and professionals gathered...

Shelter House sees increase in needy

JENNY EARL

October 14, 2011

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The Iowa City Shelter House's new facility —  which opened in November 2010 — increased capacity from 29 beds to 70. Despite the sizable increase in space, officials say they still turn needy people away. "We're co...

IC council candidates address taxes, city gov’t role

ASMAA ELKEURTI

October 14, 2011

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A doctor, a lawyer, a coffee-shop owner, a retired professor, a radio-station owner, an energy-company supervisor, and a University of Iowa junior met to answer the public's questions Thursday. After this week's Iowa City City Council primary, four candidates are vying for t...

Int’l recruitment costs UI $130K per year

KRISTEN EAST

October 14, 2011

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The University of Iowa is spending thousands to recruit students from other countries. But compared to the money those students bring to the local economy, that sum is tiny. The UI spends roughly $130,000 a year sending representatives...

UISG plans new finals policy

KRISTEN EAST

October 14, 2011

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University of Iowa students may never be faced with six hours of testing in one day again. After approximately 100 students responded to a mass email describing their dissatisfaction with the current finals policy, UI Student...

Irish music group visits Iowa City

JULIA JESSEN

October 14, 2011

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Irish music can be smooth, melodic, and graceful, crisp in its gentle rise and fall, but it can also be bouncy and exciting, filled with bursting percussion and upbeat tempos. The Beggarmen, an Iowa City band that highlights...

Police looking for man behind robbery

DI STAFF

October 14, 2011

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Iowa City police are looking for any information that could lead to the arrest of a man who committed a robbery Wednesday night at Hills Bank located on Muscatine Avenue. According to a release from the Iowa City police, a woman...

Pretrial discusses status of Dykstra trial

DI STAFF

October 14, 2011

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A former Iowa City man's second-degree-murder trial will begin Oct. 24, according to a pretrial conference held Thursday at the Johnson County Courthouse. Assistant County Attorney Anne Lahey and defense attorney Leon Spies,...

Resident urges City Council to reconsider housing

DI STAFF

October 14, 2011

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One Iowa City resident is disgruntled with residents of parental non-owner-occupied housing, or "dude housing." North Side resident Steve Smith wrote to Iowa City City Council in May commenting on what he labeled as...

Hawks look to stop Northwestern’s streak

MATT COZZI

October 14, 2011

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Iowa has lost five of its last six to Northwestern, including the last three games in Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes are 20-4 at home since the start of the 2008 season. Two of those losses have come against the Wildcats. Excluding...

Confessions of a Northwestern fan

RYAN MURPHY

October 14, 2011

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I'm a sophomore at Iowa. I love watching the football team play in Kinnick Stadium on fall Saturdays. I'm a Hawkeye fan — and have been for nearly 10 years. But there's one thing separating me from almost any other Hawkeye...