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Three with UI connections win Iowa City City Council seats

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 9, 2011

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Former University of Iowa student Raj Patel hoped to make history by becoming the first student to take a seat on the Iowa City City Council in decades. Patel's electoral hopes were dashed Tuesday night when he narrowly lost...

Hayek wins four more years on council

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 9, 2011

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The lone incumbent in this year's Iowa City City Council race easily won re-election on Tuesday night. He'll be joined on the council by two newcomers and one former city councilor. Unofficial returns from the Johnson County...

Female-to-male gap smaller at UI than elsewhere

MATT STARNS

November 9, 2011

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The University of Iowa's male to female enrollment ratio is more balanced than the national trend, statistics show. American female enrollment in higher education was significantly higher than male enrollment in the World...

UI endowments exceed national average

CHASTITY DILLARD

November 9, 2011

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The University of Iowa's endowment programs exceeded the national average during fiscal 2011, according to a preliminary report. Nationally, university and college endowments saw an average increase of 19.8 percent in fiscal...

UI study shows fewer women interested in technology fields

AUDREY ROEN

November 9, 2011

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Women aren't as interested in technology as men, according to a recent study. But University of Iowa officials say they have instilled several program and initiatives to pique women's interest in the technology and enginee...

New poverty benchmarks may affect Iowa City

MELISSA DAWKINS

November 9, 2011

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Johnson County may see its poverty level decrease, one expert said. In a recently released report, officials take more factors — including geography — into account in defining the poverty level. And with such differences...

Pop culture journalist Chuck Klosterman visits IC

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

November 9, 2011

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When Chuck Klosterman taught in Leipzig, Germany, he ruminated about the notion that perhaps a better way to understand human nature might be to observe people who don't know they are being observed. This notion is one of...

Iowa City man charged for acting as Sheriff

DI STAFF

November 9, 2011

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An Iowa City man was charged Nov. 7 with impersonating a public official after he allegedly referred to himself as a sheriff. According to a complaint by Coralville police, officers responded to a road-rage situation at the...

Man allegedly steals purse, attempts to purchase iPad

DI STAFF

November 9, 2011

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Iowa City police charged a local man Nov. 3 with unlawful use of a credit card after he allegedly stole a purse and tried to purchase an iPad with one of the credit cards inside. The police received a report of a stolen purse...

Ferentz mum on Paterno, Penn State situation

JORDAN GARRETSON

November 9, 2011

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Kirk Ferentz was terse on Tuesday when asked about Joe Paterno and the recent events at Penn State. The Iowa coach instead chose to steer the conversation back toward his team's game Saturday against Michigan State. "I've...

Big Ten notebook: Coaches react to Sandusky scandal

SAM LOUWAGIE

November 9, 2011

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Head coaches from around the Big Ten reacted to the sex-abuse scandal surrounding the Penn State football program during the conference's weekly teleconference on Tuesday. The coaches all declined to speak on the controversy...

Hawkeye D-Line readjusts in wake of Alvis’ injury

JORDAN GARRETSON

November 9, 2011

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First it was the linebackers. Now, the defensive line appears under siege. Just when Iowa's D-line appeared to return to full strength — tackle Tom Nardo returned Nov. 5 against Michigan after missing three games with a...