The Daily Iowan

Black History Month: Four leaders speak about the UI’s diversity

DI STAFF

February 29, 2012

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People of all colors want to learn from people of all colors. That's according to Adjunct Assistant Professor Vanessa Shelton, the executive director of Quill and Scroll, who believes the University of Iowa community is hungry...

City officials expect peaceful end to Occupy Iowa City’s time in College Green

KRISTEN EAST

February 29, 2012

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Though Occupy Iowa City's presence in College Green park is supposed to end at midnight today, members of the organization say plans to proceed are underway. Iowa City Assistant City Manager Geoff Fruin said city officials will...

Proposed student activity fee sets aside sustainability money at UI

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 29, 2012

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Funds from the student-activity fees may soon support the University of Iowa's sustainability efforts. UI Student Government officials hope a recent resolution to earmark student-fee funds for sustainability efforts will one...

Energy act boosts Iowa City business’s eco-image

DEREK KELLISON

February 29, 2012

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Local business owners are slowly saying goodbye the old-fashioned 100-watt light bulbs following new rules reducing their use — but locals say they're glad to make the switch to more energy-efficient bulbs. The Energy Independence...

Iowa House bill seeks to ban more synthetic marijuana

ELISE DILGER

February 29, 2012

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Further legislation about synthetic marijuana has Iowa lawmakers and local storeowners unsure whether the drug will ever be stamped out. According to the Current Psychiatry journal, synthetic cannibinoids are sometimes marketed as "herb...

State asks to close competency hearing

DI STAFF

February 29, 2012

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The state is asking a competency hearing be closed and outside the immediate presence of the defendant in a case involving an Iowa City woman who allegedly started a fire that killed a 14-year-old boy and injured two others, according...

Court of Appeals reverses district court’s ruling in Wagner case

DI STAFF

February 29, 2012

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A U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a district court's ruling in a case involving the former dean of the University of Iowa's law school, and a status conference has been set to determine the trial date. Teresa Wagner said former...

Sleigh Bells coming to Iowa City in April

DI STAFF

February 29, 2012

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SCOPE, RiverFest, and KRUI have announced that the indie-pop group Sleigh Bells will visit Iowa City in April. Derek Edward Miller and Alexis Krauss make up the duo that will play at 8 p.m. April 24 in the IMU Main Lounge. Tickets...

Local woman charged with domestic abuse assault and going armed with intent

DI STAFF

February 29, 2012

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A local woman was charged with domestic-abuse assault and going armed with intent. According to a complaint, Jalisa Gray, 19, 3505 Shamrock Place, was charged Monday with going armed with intent and domestic-abuse assault with...

Men’s hoops to face Cornhuskers in Lincoln

BEN SCHUFF

February 29, 2012

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The Iowa men's basketball team played in a winnable game on Jan. 26. But it left Carver-Hawkeye Arena that night with 79-73 loss to Nebraska. The Hawkeyes were ahead for a considerable portion of that contest but were outscored...

Notebook: Johnson’s development key for Iowa

BEN WOLFSON

February 29, 2012

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The Iowa women's basketball team heads to Indianapolis as the No. 3 seed in week's Big Ten Tournament, and a large reason behind the Hawkeyes' success is their tallest player. Junior center Morgan Johnson stands 6-5, and she...

Hawkeye men’s tennis hopes to end drought against Bulldogs

TOM CLOS

February 29, 2012

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The Iowa men's tennis team will hit the road for a midweek clash with No. 62 Drake (9-1) in Des Moines today. The Hawkeyes carry a 1-6 record into the meet; they have lost their last four in row by a combined score of 20-8. Singles...