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Last week’s reported sexual assault the fifth on campus since fall 2010

BETH BRATSOS

January 23, 2012

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Some University of Iowa students said they are worried about campus safety after another reported sexual assault on campus, the fifth since fall 2010. According to an Iowa City police press release, a female UI student who...

Local businesses bothered by Old Capitol Mall bus stop crowds

CONRAD SWANSON

January 23, 2012

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Downtown business owners say crowds of teens are bringing headaches to their stores, rather than money. Loitering, theft, and fighting are among the most common complaints, and many store owners and employees say they're tired...

Iowa City, UI promote healthy lifestyles with free classes, incentives

KRISTEN EAST

January 23, 2012

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  Moving muscles can be a drag when subzero temperatures tend to put people into hibernation, said UI sophomore Brittany Hesse. "I definitely think it's harder with the harsh winter conditions on campus," she said, notin...

Iowa City union may see wage increases despite potential cuts

AUDREY DWYER

January 23, 2012

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Some Iowa City workers could get a raise this year, and others might lose their jobs. The Iowa City City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a measure that would raise wages for the city's union workers by between 1.3 and...

Further restructuring for UI Int’l Programs not yet determined

CHASTITY DILLARD

January 23, 2012

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Recent changes in the University of Iowa International Programs will shift recruitment duties to other departments. The elimination of two assistant deans, Scott King and Janis Perkins, will put more responsibility on the u...

Public pension plans face scrutiny

ASMAA ELKEURTI

January 23, 2012

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The advocacy group Taxpayers United of America is calling for pension reform across Iowa. Officials from the anti-tax group said million-dollar pension payout plans need to be seriously evaluated by state legislators and ...

Iowa City native spreads awareness to fight cancer

JULIA JESSEN

January 23, 2012

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Jessie Griffith's rubber bracelets create mini rainbows just above her wrists. Each has a message, and almost all of the messages have to do with cancer. Griffith is avidly trying to do anything she can to raise cancer awareness...

Weekend fire sends man to hospital

DI STAFF

January 23, 2012

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A man has been hospitalized after a fire at 1132 Ash St. The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a fire at a two-story house around 6 a.m. Jan. 21. All people were evacuated, and the fire was put under control about 30...

Iowa City man allegedly had BAC over .3

DI STAFF

January 23, 2012

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An Iowa City man has been charged on Jan. 19 with operating a vehicle while being intoxicated. According to an Iowa City police report, law enforcement responded the parking lot of Kum & Go, 513 S. Riverside Drive, where...

Small leaf fire causes smoke at Hillcrest

DI STAFF

January 23, 2012

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A small leaf fire occurred outside Hillcrest Residence Hall over the weekend. The Iowa City Fire Department responded to reports of smoke in a west side stairwell around 11:30 p.m Jan. 20, according to Battalion Chief Brian...

Time to reform a flawed bus-system

GUEST EDITORIAL

January 23, 2012

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I do not use the Iowa City bus-system, but for the past two years I have seen our community struggle to understand and deal with disturbances outside the Old Capitol Town Center: crowds of youth waiting for the buses and among...

Bus-barriers to education

EMILY INMAN

January 23, 2012

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The attainment of a quality education brings with it a diverse number of opportunities for the future: jobs, entrepreneurship, economic competitiveness, and success, among many others. Very often, however, minority students...