The Daily Iowan

2012 Iowa caucus candidates eye flat tax system

RISHABH R. JAIN

November 30, 2011

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Most of the candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination want to simplify the federal tax system. Conservatives say that would spur economic growth, but some scholars say those plans could end up hurting the...

Iowa City police looking man who assaulted cop

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 30, 2011

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The Johnson County Attorney's Office said a man who allegedly strangled an Iowa City police officer earlier this month will be charged with attempted murder if he's caught. That comes after officials reviewed available evidence...

UI students raise $2,000 for breast cancer research through No-Shave November

JENNY EARL

November 30, 2011

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Growing a beard is serious business. And what began as a no-shave competition among four University of Iowa students turned into an awareness campaign that will continue long after their beards are gone. UI sophomores Corey...

UI students bring poetry to Iowa City bathrooms

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 30, 2011

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The newspapers, magazines, and hastily etched phrases in some Iowa City restroom stalls have been replaced by an unlikely stand-in: poetry. Through an endeavor called Potty Mouths, a group of three creative-writing students...

Local anti-war activists disagree on implications of U.S. involvement in Libya

MELISSA DAWKINS

November 30, 2011

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No new antiwar protests are in the works in Iowa City, despite reports of hostility at the hands of insurgents in post-Qaddafi Libya. But local antiwar activists disagree on the actual implications of President Obama's decision...

UI brings African American alumni to speak about experiences

JORDYN REILAND

November 30, 2011

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Orville Townsend came to the University of Iowa in 1962 on a football scholarship. As an African American, Townsend experienced the beginning of integration at the UI. Also a letter-winning athlete in fencing, the alumnus said...

UISG prepares to lobby at 2012 legislative session

KRISTEN EAST

November 30, 2011

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University of Iowa students must build relationships with elected officials when lobbying for funds. That's one message UI student leaders and state legislators are attempting to convey as the 2012 legislative session nears. UI...

UI, UIHC prepare for cuts following Supercommittee failure

DORA GROTE

November 30, 2011

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and graduate research funding could see significant funding cuts following the failure of a federal Supercommittee to reach a deficit-reduction agreement, UI officials said. The Con...

Burlington woman charged with cashing fake checks at IC Hy-vee

DI STAFF

November 30, 2011

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A Burlington woman faces numerous charges after she allegedly cashed three fraudulent checks at an Iowa City Hy-Vee. According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Larry'sha Lawrence, 20, presented three fraudulent checks at...

UISG to hold ITS student focus groups

DI STAFF

November 30, 2011

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Students will soon have the opportunity to have their opinions and concerns heard regarding the University of Iowa Information Technology Service. The UI Student Government passed a bill to support the creation of ITS student...

Iowa wrestlers not fazed by stalling calls or ranked opponents

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

November 30, 2011

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Referee Mike Exline made an unusual number of stalling calls during the Iowa wrestling team's second and third dual meets at the Iowa City Duals on Nov. 25 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. But while some may be concerned that the...

Iowa’s distance runners rack up the miles year-round

CODY GOODWIN

November 30, 2011

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Two members of Iowa's track and field team just can't stop running. McKenzie Melander and Betsy Flood, two of Iowa's elite distance runners, are simply always running. It doesn't matter the day or the weather. They could...