The Daily Iowan

Occupy Iowa City: One month later, no plans to end demonstration

MATT STARNS

November 7, 2011

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One month after protesters took to College Green Park in alliance with the Occupy Wall Street movement, members say support for the local movement is increasing, and they aren't going anywhere. "I think there are a lot...

Area businesses effected by closed downtown Post Office

MELISSA DAWKINS

November 7, 2011

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Clusters of old boxes and fading U.S. Postal Service posters are a silent reminder of a once-convenient mail stop for downtown businesses on East Washington Street. The closing of this small downtown post office on Sept. 9 still...

UISG arrest rate on-par with student body

ERIC MOORE

November 7, 2011

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Though current University of Iowa Student Government members have nearly the same rate of non-traffic criminal citations than the average UI undergraduate, leaders are working to raise behavior standards. The arrest rates for u...

IC council candidates differ on early voting campaigns

KRISTEN EAST

November 7, 2011

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One day out from this week's Iowa City City Council election, candidates say they're emphasizing early voting in different ways. According to the Johnson County Auditor's Office 1,499 votes were cast as of Nov. 6, making it the...

UI hosts first Midwest Feminists Conference

CHASTITY DILLARD

November 7, 2011

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University of Iowa senior Emily Sullivan, a self-proclaimed feminist, is all too familiar with the stereotypes associated with the "f-word." "It's just frustrating that feminism is a bad word," said the 21-year-old...

LGBT students to stress awareness during TransWeek

JORDYN REILAND

November 7, 2011

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Poised at a mike, three trans-identified students shared their personal poems and writing about their own struggles and experiences. Zeke Swim, a University of Iowa sophomore in attendance, said the medical doctors need to be...

Writer Walljasper visits Iowa City this week

SAMANTHA GENTRY

November 7, 2011

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A James Galvin quotation inscribed on the sidewalk of Iowa Avenue serves more than a place where thousands of pedestrians tread every day. For author Jay Walljasper, the words are an inspiration. His book All That We Share: A F...

UI grad student focuses on gaming

SAMANTHA GENTRY

November 7, 2011

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When writing about fiction or technology in the 21st century, scholars are inspired by an array of media. For Nicholas Kelly, the inspiration comes from video games. When the University of Iowa graduate student isn't teaching...

UI Mock Trial takes home first place in tournament

DI STAFF

November 7, 2011

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The University of Iowa Mock Trial team won first place and won several awards at a competition over the weekend, according to a press release. The program's four teams were split between two invitational tournaments at the Case...

Man charged after his pursuit leaves officer injured

DI STAFF

November 7, 2011

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Police charged a Johnston man after he allegedly ran from police, causing injury to officers. Zachary Stitz, 18, was charged Nov. 5 with possession of a fictitious driver's license, public intoxication, and two counts of interference...

Area woman charged with theft

DI STAFF

November 7, 2011

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A Coralville woman was charged Nov. 4 with third- and fourth-degree theft after she allegedly stole from a downtown business. According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Julie Ereth, 42, was shopping at Domby's, 128 E. Washington...

Man charged after allegedly hiding marijuana in rectum

DI STAFF

November 7, 2011

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An Iowa City man was charged Nov. 5 with possession of a controlled substance and possession of contraband in a correctional facility after he allegedly hid marijuana in his rectum. Christopher Williams, 22, was arrested Nov....