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Locals protest Gingrich on poverty, gay rights

CHASTITY DILLARD

December 15, 2011

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  Iowa Republican caucus candidate Newt Gingrich holds a "callous and arrogant attitude toward poverty and poor people," demonstrators yelled during the former U.S. House speaker's talk on campus Wednesday. Gi...

IC officials: break-ins spike over winter break

MATT STARNS

December 15, 2011

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Iowa City police say students should take several steps to ensure the safety of their residences before they leave for winter break. "We always see a rise in break-ins when the students are gone," said Iowa City...

Q&A: Mason talks Insight Bowl, state funding, assaults

DI STAFF

December 15, 2011

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  The Daily Iowan: Is the UI aware of the increasing number of assaults downtown? UI President Sally Mason: I was reading in the paper yesterday some information about the assaults downtown, and it's concerning. It's part...

UIHC expert: don’t take Adderall lightly

ERIC MOORE

December 15, 2011

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Adderall is the study aid of choice for many students during finals week, but one family nurse practitioner said students shouldn't take the drug lightly. David Barloon, who works in the chemical dependency and substance...

UI engineering student aids developing nations

ASMAA ELKEURTI

December 15, 2011

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For University of Iowa senior Luke Smith and his family, vacations are nothing but another opportunity to help. The 23-year-old Iowa City native has been involved in volunteer work most of his life, visiting countries from...

UI senior founded UI’s first Bollywood dance team

KRISTEN EAST

December 15, 2011

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Tanvi Inani has tried nearly every restaurant in Iowa City. After graduating this month, Inani said, her next big project is learning how to make sushi. "I want to kind of learn how to cook everything. It's baby steps,"...

UI grads donate $5 million to support academics, football

DI STAFF

December 15, 2011

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Two University of Iowa alumni have given the school $5 million to support academics and football, the university announced on Wednesday. Curt and Carol Lane are natives of Atlantic, Iowa, currently living in Omaha. Their...

UI student faces several drug charges

DI STAFF

December 15, 2011

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A University of Iowa student faces numerous charges after police allegedly found several gallon zip-lock bags of marijuana in his home. Joshua Totten Beckermann, 24, 910 N. Dodge St., was charged Dec. 7 with possession of...

UI staff may get a new performance review program

DI STAFF

December 15, 2011

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University of Iowa staff may get a new performance-review program next year, according to discussion during a Wednesday staff council meeting. The new, computerized review program will be available to all colleges and departments...

Local man charged with stealing alcohol, trying to return it

DI STAFF

December 15, 2011

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A North Liberty man was charged Tuesday with third-degree theft and a second offense consumption/intoxication. Officers arrived at Hy-Vee, 1201 N. Dodge St., after receiving reports of a male who had allegedly shoplifted...

2011 Insight Bowl: Mason says Insight Bowl savings not a priority

JORDYN REILAND

December 15, 2011

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Despite the recent increase in university debt and a likely increase in tuition next year, University of Iowa President Sally Mason said she isn't concerned with saving money on the Insight Bowl this year. "It's not...

Potential Iowa Olympian learned hammer throwing from YouTube

IAN MARTIN

December 15, 2011

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The stomping is effective, but it's not correct. On a balmy fall day, Iowa freshman Annemie Smith tosses the hammer outside the Cretzmeyer Track in Coralville. While the nine-pound steel ball and chain is still cutting through...