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UI officials to combine Prox card functions with student IDs

KRISTEN EAST

February 27, 2012

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University of Iowa officials have begun the process of integrating Prox card technology into students' IDs, a move that comes just four years after the original system was first implemented. Starting this summer, UI students...

Locals offer mixed reactions to The Library’s split-venue attempt

DORA GROTE

February 27, 2012

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Local students and Iowa City officials are unsure if the city's first split-venue bar, opening this week, will be successful. Tom Lenoch, the owner of the Library, 113 E. College St., received permission from the city Feb. 22...

UISG officials target student wages at low-turnout event

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 27, 2012

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University of Iowa Student Government officials are modifying plans to create an organization to represent student employees on campus. After a low turnout at UISG's student worker's summit on Feb. 25, UISG officials said they...

Indiana-produced Templeton Rye still wildly popular in Iowa

BETH BRATSOS

February 27, 2012

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Templeton Rye founder Scott Bush said the demand for his company's whiskey is so high in Iowa that the distillery can't keep pace. Bush spoke to the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business last week, telling the history...

Iowa City School District to require background checks for vendors

JORDYN REILAND

February 27, 2012

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Vendors employed by the Iowa City School District will soon be required to comply with background checks and present full identification. These rules, which School Board members recently developed, will require vendors to comply...

KRUI general manager trades big city life for Iowa City

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

February 27, 2012

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KRUI general manager AJ Honoré has replaced an hourlong drive on traffic jam-packed highways in and out of Manhattan for a brief bike ride across the Iowa River. Along with the commute, he's moved from a desk in a Midtown tower...

Local man was charged with third public intox

DI STAFF

February 27, 2012

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A local man has been charged with a third-public intoxication offense. Aaron Murphy, 28, 1093 Walker Circle, was charged Feb. 23 with public intoxication. According to a complaint, Murphy was found near Carver-Hawkeye Arena...

Two Johnson County inmates allegedly set fire to TV

DI STAFF

February 27, 2012

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Two inmates face charges after they allegedly tampered with a television at the Johnson County Jail. Robert Nash IV, Cedar Rapids, and Sylvester Campbell, Coralville, were charged Feb. 23 with reckless use of fire. According...

Iowa men’s basketball loses series-high seventh straight game to Illinois, 65-54

BEN SCHUFF

February 27, 2012

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Iowa's road woes continue. The Hawkeyes (15-14, 7-9 Big Ten) lost their sixth-consecutive road contest on Sunday, falling to Illinois (17-12, 6-10), 65-54, in Assembly Hall. Iowa's loss to the Fighting Illini...

Commentary: Iowa a force to be reckoned with in B1G tourney

MATT COZZI

February 27, 2012

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Who would have thought? The Iowa women's basketball team (19-10, 11-5) was 3-5 in the Big Ten and on the wrong side of the NCAA Tournament bubble a month ago. A first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament seemed highly unlikely. Not...

Big Ten Championships: Hawkeyes place fifth

BEN ROSS

February 27, 2012

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The Iowa men's swimming and diving team finished in fifth place in the Big Ten swimming and diving championships this past weekend, with 395 points. Michigan took first with 738.5 points, followed by Ohio State with 552.5 and...

Women’s gymnastics suffers from ‘sickness’ against Minnesota

ALEX FRENCH

February 27, 2012

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Iowa women's gymnastics head coach Larissa Libby gathered her team in the northeast corner of Carver-Hawkeye Arena in between its third and fourth events on Feb. 24. Three Iowa gymnasts had fallen off the balance beam a few minutes...