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Bill fails, but GOP lawmakers say they’ll continue push to reform tuition, salaries

CHASTITY DILLARD

February 7, 2012

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Tuition increases across the nation coupled with declining state and federal support have left policymakers searching for ways to offset the burden on students. And despite a failed proposal from several Republican lawmakers...

UI collaborating with city on new car-sharing service

JORDYN REILAND

February 7, 2012

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Students at the University of Iowa may soon have another method of transportation. Following a recent collaboration with the city of Iowa City, the UI will soon provide a car-sharing service to students and community members...

Johnson County elected officials wary of Branstad property tax plan

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 7, 2012

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New Republican proposals are pushing to slow property-tax increases, but opponents warn the plans would hurt local governments. A report from Gov. Terry Branstad's office released this week projected local property taxes around...

Local unions safe from health care premium proposal

AUDREY DWYER

February 7, 2012

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While some Iowa lawmakers have proposed doubling state employee health-care premiums, local union members and supporters remain confident in the public's perspective of union members. A budget proposal released last week by...

Lecturer: Universities can combat disparities in perceptions of HIV/AIDS

JENNY EARL

February 7, 2012

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Living as a minority can be hard — living with AIDS is even harder. But Andrew Jolivette, an associate professor and department head in American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University, said colleges can help eradicate...

Locals applaud student loan changes

KRISTEN EAST

February 7, 2012

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University of Iowa student leaders probably won't take action following a recent change in Sallie Mae's forbearance policies. Sallie Mae — the nation's largest distributor of private student loans — changed its fee policy...

UI professor to be featured on Big Ten Network

LOGAN EDWARDS

February 7, 2012

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Beverly Davidson has always been fascinated with the brain. "I've been interested in diseases that affect the brain since my graduate days," she said. "Something about the brain has always intrigued me." The...

Iowa City man sentenced following stabbing

DI STAFF

February 7, 2012

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An Iowa City man was sentenced Monday after he allegedly stabbed a man in the back in 2010. Raymond L. Spears, 52, was sentenced Monday to a maximum of 10 years in prison for willful injury, a Class C felony. Spears entered...

Man charged with theft, burglary

DI STAFF

February 7, 2012

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Iowa City police have arrested a local man after reportedly finding items reported stolen at his household. Rickey Fedrick, 21, 2437 Petsel Place, was charged Dec. 15 with two counts of second-degree burglary and one count...

Police issue warning after robbery report

DI STAFF

February 7, 2012

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The University of Iowa police reccomend people walk in groups following reports of a robbery near the intersection of Dubuque and Brown Streets last week. According to a statement, a female student was walking home to Mayflower...

UI police: ‘Robbery’ never happened

DI STAFF

February 7, 2012

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University of Iowa police have closed the investigation surrounding a recent robbery after determining it did not occur. The change comes after a male UI student reported being robbed at knifepoint by three men on his way...

Iowa men’s swimming leans on assistant’s experience

BEN ROSS

February 7, 2012

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Making it to the championship series of any sport is no easy task, even if it's an event in which an athlete has competed the past. A handful of athletes on the Iowa swimming team have some NCAA championship experience, but...