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Branstad disagrees with Iowa House subcommittee vote on tuition freeze

LOGAN EDWARDS

March 27, 2012

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State politicians who advocate a tuition freeze at regents universities say the onus lies on the institutions to control their spending before asking students to pay more. But Gov. Terry Branstad voiced disagreement over a House...

Locals protest racial profiling in "Hoodie March"

KRISTEN EAST

March 27, 2012

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A sea of hooded people of all ages and ethnicities flooded the Pedestrian Mall on Monday evening, quietly but boldly standing in solidarity for justice in the slaying of Trayvon Martin. Martin, a 17-year-old African American who was unarmed while wal...

UISG candidates begin campaigning

ANNA THEODOSIS

March 27, 2012

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University of Iowa Student Government candidates launched their campaigns Monday, unfolding plans to reward student engagement and improve access to certain academic tools. Each party has laid out promises in a three-pillar platform. ...

Judge denies Von Maur injunction

BETH BRATSOS

March 27, 2012

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Attorneys in a lawsuit over the move of the Von Maur department store from Iowa City to Coralville are unsure about the case's future after a judge denied an injunction Monday. Sixth District Judge Marsha Bergan squashed a preliminary...

Iowa City School District moves industrial technology programs

ELDON GIANNAKOUROS

March 27, 2012

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A transitional phase has taken Iowa City School District technology programs away from the City High base and moved them to the district's physical plant and Southeast Junior High. Superintendent Steve Murley said the move is...

Iowa health officials prepare for the possibility of a measles outbreak

JENNY EARL

March 27, 2012

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University of Iowa health officials say the number of international students and students traveling abroad at the UI leaves the university at risk for infection. "Given that students travel much more than in the past to...

Mock fraternity seeks to fight bullying on campus

JORDAN NICHOLSON

March 27, 2012

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Two University of Iowa freshmen are launching an effort to "create unity" and combat bullying on campus. "BRO: It's chill," said Pete Sarelas, who started Beta Rho Omega โ€” a mock fraternity โ€” in June 2011. &...

Local man sentenced for distribution of child pornography

DI STAFF

March 27, 2012

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An Iowa City man was sentenced for distribution of child pornography this week. Ryan Felts, 27, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for distribution of child pornography on March 23, according to a press release from the U.S....

Woman charged with assault causing bodily injury

DI STAFF

March 27, 2012

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A local woman was charged with assault causing bodily injury Monday. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Kendra Wauters, 35, 303 Finkbine Apt. 6, was charged with assault causing serious injury. According to a complaint,...

Local man charged with assault on peace officers and others

DI STAFF

March 27, 2012

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According to an Iowa City police complaint, Stephen Shivley, 44, 943 Spring Ridge Drive, was charged Sunday with assault on peace officers and others. Shivley was being seen by a doctor at the UIHC. He allegedly became irritated...

Iowa men’s track captain leading more than just the pack

TORK MASON

March 27, 2012

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Iowa senior Erik Sowinski once believed he didn't belong in a Division-I track and field program. He put those doubts to rest with his performances on the track long ago. Sowinski is a five-time All-American, holds school indoor...

Hawkeyes earn all-Americans, top finish in 17 years

BEN ROSS

March 27, 2012

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Earning an All-American title is tough in any sport. Most college athletes go through four years without ever being graced with the honor; most teams lack even just one competitor that has earned the status. But Iowa's Paul...