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Latino enrollment growing at UI, across the country

CHASTITY DILLARD

November 2, 2011

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University of Iowa sophomore Jessica Padilla was thinking about college a year before high-school graduation. "I was so set on coming …" the 19-year-old said. "I wanted my experience to be different, and I didn't...

Occupy Iowa City: City Council agrees to bigger tents in College Green

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 2, 2011

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Iowa City city councilors have agreed to compromise with Occupy protesters on one aspect of their permit restrictions. After hours of discussion between the two groups during Tuesday's public hearing, councilors agreed to modify...

Iowa City remains City of Literature after U.S. cuts UNESCO support

MARY KATE KNORR

November 2, 2011

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Iowa City will keep its title as a UNESCO City of Literature despite the United States' decision to cut its UNESCO backing. The United States put a hold on a November deposit of $60 million into the United Nations Educational, Scie...

UISG defines new Wingman safety campaign

KRISTEN EAST

November 2, 2011

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Student leaders say a new safety campaign launched last week encompasses a handful of the safety goals they've been seeking to implement. "We wanted a term that resonated better with college students," the University...

UI students propose town-hall meetings to push higher ed funding

DORA GROTE

November 2, 2011

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University of Iowa student leaders intend to sustain outreach efforts to increase state appropriations and are doing so by collaborating with state regent universities. UISG decided not to back the proposed tuition increase of...

FEMA representatives look for local input on flood demolitions

AUDREY ROEN

November 2, 2011

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Iowa City residents may have the final say on whether several University of Iowa buildings damaged during the 2008 flood will be demolished. Following a request from the UI in 2009 to have the buildings demolished, Federal Emergency...

Dykstra has trouble recalling day of his son’s hospitalization

ERIC MOORE

November 2, 2011

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Brian Dykstra told a jury Tuesday he doesn't remember what happened after his son passed out six years ago. Dykstra was charged in 2008 with second-degree murder after he witnessed his 20-month-old adopted son vomit and pass...

City Council votes in favor of tax district in second public hearing

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 2, 2011

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Local Iowa City business owners urged Iowa City officials to support a proposed tax district plan. "I don't know of any other way I could pay so little — just a few hundred more than my Downtown Association dues — and...

UI Ballroom Dance social chair discusses the groups success

DI STAFF

November 2, 2011

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The Daily Iowan sat down with Chris Dunlay, the treasurer for the Hawkeye Ballroom Dance Company, to talk about the UI's ballroom-dance organization. The Daily Iowan: What has changed within the Hawkeye Ballroom Dance Company...

Two men charged in North Liberty burglary

DI STAFF

November 2, 2011

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Two Fort Dodge Correctional Facility residents are charged with third-degree burglary after they were implicated in an Oct. 26, 2009, burglary at Liberty Doors in North Liberty. Christopher Rios, 19, and Lucas Pumfrey, 18, allegedly...

Two Iowa City men face numerous drug charges

DI STAFF

November 2, 2011

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Two Iowa City men face numerous drug charges after Iowa City police executed a narcotics search warrant Aug. 30 on their apartment. Iowa City police charged the two men — Jacob Newman, 20, and Christopher Smith, 19, who live...

UISG senators will participate in lobbying training

DI STAFF

November 2, 2011

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The University of Iowa Student Government passed legislation in a general Senate meeting Tuesday night on lobby training for members. Sen. Michael Dickinson submitted the legislation on behalf of the Governmental Relations Committee. UISG...