The Daily Iowan

Statistics: Men lag in study abroad at UI, nationally

KRISTEN EAST

March 9, 2012

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Navi Bajwa took his studies to the United Kingdom because he wanted to immerse himself in the political and social atmosphere. "The reason I went to the University of Edinburgh is because of the world-class education that...

MidAmerican Energy increases rates for first time in 16 years

LOGAN EDWARDS

March 9, 2012

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MidAmerican Energy officials say a electric-rate increase is necessary to keep up with rising energy-production costs, but that didn't do much to soothe locals' concerns Thursday night. Officials from the company and the Iowa...

Iowa City police see shoplifting spike

JORDYN REILAND

March 9, 2012

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Police officials note that shoplifting charges are on the rise, though they believe this is little reason for concern. In 2011, the Iowa City police saw 348 cases of shoplifting, up almost 70 from the year before and almost double...

Iowa City parents concerned over unclear redistricting plans

ASMAA ELKEURTI

March 9, 2012

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School officials plan to shake up elementary boundaries for the 2013-14 school year, but local parents say details about those plans are scarce. District officials hosted a public forum on the boundary changes at City High on...

Johnson County supervisors approve budget

DI STAFF

March 9, 2012

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors on Thursday unanimously approved the county's fiscal 2013 budget. The budget will total $84,208,573. Countywide taxes increased by $1,047,456. Residential property tax rollback will be...

Supervisors pass rental housing code

DI STAFF

March 9, 2012

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Johnson County officials passed a new rental code on Thursday. The new rules will make it easier for renters to have their complaints investigated by county officials. Violations of safety standards will be the responsibility...

Notebook: Bonus points, bottom position key to Iowa’s NCAA wrestling strategy

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

March 9, 2012

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The Iowa wrestling lineup narrowed from 10 weight classes to eight for the NCAA championships next week. The Hawkeyes' 149-pound Mike Kelly and 197-pound Vinnie Wagner failed to earn berths for nationals at the Big Ten meet on...

NCAA Qualifying: Divers searching for answers

TORK MASON

March 9, 2012

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The Iowa diving team was left searching for answers following Thursday's action at the NCAA Zone D Qualifying Meet. The women put together a performance that diving coach Bob Rydze called "solid overall" on the 1-meter...

Searching for the fast lane

TORK MASON

March 9, 2012

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It's not uncommon to hear track coaches and athletes say a track is fast; a fast track is something they search for as they chase after top times.   That pursuit can influence where some athletes compete. Iowa recently s...

Iowa’s Doris, Sowinski set to compete in NCAAs

CODY GOODWIN

March 9, 2012

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The captains of the Iowa men's track and field team worked all season to exceed their own expectations. They've been determined, and the results prove it; Erik Sowinski and Troy Doris are the only two Hawkeyes who will compete...

GymHawks ready to square off against No. 10 LSU

ALEX FRENCH

March 9, 2012

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The Iowa women's gymnastics team will return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena this evening for Senior Night and the Hawkeyes' first meet since they posted a season-high 195.875 in Denton, Texas, in a quad-meet on March 3. Iowa (6-7-1)...

Iowa rowing ready to hit the water

TOM CLOS

March 9, 2012

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The Iowa rowing team is ready to get back out on the water after a three-month hiatus; the Hawkeyes haven't competed since hosting the Head of the Iowa meet on Oct. 30. Head coach Mandi Kowal said the break between the fall and...