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UI College Republicans ignore controversy over ‘Conservative Coming Out Week’

DORA GROTE

April 5, 2012

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Quentin Marquez stood grasping a sign as a fellow College Republican offered cupcakes to those who presented their IDs. The activity, supporting voter-ID laws, is one in a series of activities the group is holding this week...

Renowned local artist Mauricio Lasansky dies at 97

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 5, 2012

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University of Iowa Professor Virginia Myers worked with Mauricio Lasansky for many years — in fact, he was the reason why she decided to study at Iowa. "He was one of the greatest people in my life," she said. &q...

Iowa City to buy iPads for city councilors, following state trend

KRISTEN EAST

April 5, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will soon be paperless, and several local and state officials say the sustainability initiative is a trend among Iowa cities statewide. Iowa City city councilors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday...

UI Middle East courses expanding

DEREK KELLISON

April 5, 2012

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University of Iowa courses are expanding to meet an increasing level of student interest as the political atmosphere continues to evolve in the Middle East. Since 2001, UI political-science professors said there has been a marked...

New federal loan regulations could impact study abroad

BETH BRATSOS

April 5, 2012

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A University of Iowa official said UI students won't likely feel the effects of new federal student-loan regulations that some experts fear are minimizing geographic options for studying abroad. But other provisions governing...

Clery Act expansion to give more accurate picture of campus safety

ASMAA ELKEURTI

April 5, 2012

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A possible expansion of the Clery Act requiring higher-education institutions to file reports on domestic violence would allow students to get a better idea of the school's campus safety, University of Iowa officials said. New...

Johnson County sees slight drop in health ranking

CHASTITY DILLARD

April 5, 2012

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Johnson County officials say they aren't worried about the county's health, despite a 3-point drop in the 2012 national County Health Rankings project study. "Johnson County has always looked favorably across the state, and...

Local TV host has finger on Iowa City’s pulse

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 5, 2012

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Yale Cohn lights up his American Spirit cigarette while sitting on a bench waving to someone he recognizes across the street. "I love the many benches downtown," he said. "I like that there are people that I need...

Ex-nurse charged with possession of prescription drugs, forging documents

DI STAFF

April 5, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids woman was charged with second-degree theft, tampering with records, and possession of prescription drugs. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Rose Hayslett, 58, was charged March 22 with 15 counts. Between...

Iowa inmate dies while serving life sentence

DI STAFF

April 5, 2012

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An Iowa inmate died at the Iowa Medical & Classification Center Long Term Ambulatory Medical Care Unit onTuesday. According to an Iowa Department of Corrections press release, Roy Bales, 70, was housed at the center, serving...

SSMID to hold public forum

DI STAFF

April 5, 2012

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The Downtown Iowa City Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District will hold its first public forum April 12 to present its strategic plan and discuss plans for downtown and the North Side Marketplace. "Since our inception...

New Pioneer Co-op members support relocation

DI STAFF

April 5, 2012

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New Pioneer Co-op members approved plans by the Board of Directors to move forward in building a new store. According to a press release, roughly 90 percent of the members voted to support the negotiations for the new site, at...