The Daily Iowan

Iowa student leaders take funding plea on statewide roadtrip

BETH BRATSOS

April 3, 2012

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DES MOINES — Iowa's public universities have effects beyond the cities they are located in, student-government representatives from each university told Des Moines residents Monday. More than 200 students, legislators, and...

UISG vice presidential candidates spar on tuition and voter turnout

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 3, 2012

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Though both University of Iowa Student Government vice-presidential candidates agreed safety should be addressed both on and off campus, they differed on how university students should best advocate for state appropriations at...

UI student leaders look for voter turnout jump with two-party race

KRISTEN EAST

April 3, 2012

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As University of Iowa Student Government leaders make the final push for their campaigns, undergraduate voters will have the final say beginning Wednesday. Two parties — the I Party and the # (Hashtag) Party — are conten...

Local and state officials split on cause for drug charge increase

JORDYN REILAND

April 3, 2012

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Local police and other officials across the state are split on what may be the cause for the growing number of drug and narcotic charges. "When you're looking to any statistic where it's drugs, it's really difficult to pinpoint...

Grassley calls for review of Iowa City VA system

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 3, 2012

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At least one University of Iowa student-veteran said he has never had any issues with treatment at Iowa City's Veterans Affairs Health Care facility, despite Sen.Chuck Grassley's call for review of the system. Grassley, R-Iowa,...

Scranton selected as UI engineering dean

JENNY EARL

April 3, 2012

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University of Iowa officials announced on Monday that Alec Scranton will serve as dean of the UI College of Engineering. As dean, he said, he intends to further expand the school both physically and in the number of students. "We're...

Iowa City School District set to review requests for online school enrollment

CHASTITY DILLARD

April 3, 2012

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Nicole Cox never planned on giving her young children a traditional school experience. "I knew from the beginning that I was not going to put my kids in a public education," the Iowa City mother said. "I feel that...

Oxford man charged with third OWI

DI STAFF

April 3, 2012

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An area man was charged with third-offense OWI March 31. According to an Iowa City police report, Brandon Meade of Oxford was charged March 31 with third-offense OWI. Meade was reportedly involved in a single-car accident;...

Local man charged with theft

DI STAFF

April 3, 2012

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A local man was charged with theft after he allegedly made unauthorized fuel charges using fuel charge cards from Big Ten Rentals. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Abram Frein, 23, 2519 Kountry Lane No. 7, was charged...

Hawkeye hitters look to be hit

BEN SCHUFF

April 3, 2012

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Iowa outfielder Sean Flanagan doesn't mind if a fastball occasionally finds his shoulder or elbow instead of his bat. In fact, he embraces being hit by pitches. When Flanagan was being recruited to Iowa from Downers Grove North...

Newcomers’ bats surging for Iowa softball

BEN ROSS

April 3, 2012

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The Iowa softball team was clicking on all cylinders this past weekend as the Hawkeyes swept Illinois in a three-game series at Pearl Field in Iowa City. Iowa saw production throughout the lineup, as the squad recorded 15 runs...

Iowa City’s own works to be one of the nation’s best throwers

CODY GOODWIN

April 3, 2012

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Junior Majesty Tutson prepared to throw the discus during track practice at the Cretzmeyer Track on a warm, windy Wednesday afternoon. She has a habit of whispering something to herself as she picks up a disc — on this particular...