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UI students partake in first Two Dollar Challenge on campus

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 24, 2012

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Two-and-a-half dozen eggs, one bag of black beans, one bag of brown rice, and a six-pack of Ramen noodles.   Jonathan Wesler carefully selected the smorgasbord of food Monday night, preparing to live for the week on what he had collected in his sh...

Phil’s Day celebrates philanthropic efforts to the UI

KRISTEN EAST

April 24, 2012

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One of the first things Hilery Livengood did after completing a master's in journalism was make a contribution to the organization that boosted her career. "I was just out of grad school and shouldn't have made a gift, but...

Iowa regent universities see decrease last year in average student debt

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 24, 2012

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Student debt at the Iowa Board of Regents' universities has decreased in the last year. However, it has increased on average over the past decade. According to an April 2011 regents' report on financial aid, the average student...

UI community celebrates retiring Dean Maxson

DEREK KELLISON

April 24, 2012

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Members of the University of Iowa and the Iowa City community crowded under a tent on the Pentacrest on Monday afternoon in respect of a longtime UI dean. Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek opened the ceremony paying tribute to Dean...

Local police officials discuss downtown safety in wake of death near ISU’s VEISHEA

BETH BRATSOS

April 24, 2012

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In the wake of a death during Iowa State University's annual VEISHEA celebration, Iowa City police said calls to the department locally also tend to increase during such events as football that draw crowds to the city. Iowa City...

Local education officials support new national standards planned for technical education

DEREK KELLISON

April 24, 2012

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The federal government plans to end job outsourcing, and Iowa officials are working on the effort. A blueprint released April 19 to renew the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 plans to focus on the improvement...

Local businesses see increase in profits from Olympic Wrestling Trials

DORA GROTE

April 24, 2012

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An ancient sport brought bustling streets and crowded restaurants to Iowa City last weekend. Business managers said fans attending the Olympic wrestling trials in Carver-Hawkeye Arena brought significant gains to local businesses. Liz...

UI retention officials will unveil new program in the fall

JORDYN REILAND

April 24, 2012

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More than a year after the University of Iowa Office of Retention was established, officials expect to unveil more retention initiatives this fall. One such program is MAP Works, a survey university officials will use to identify...

UI Police issue Hawk Alert after alleged bank robbery

DI STAFF

April 24, 2012

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A series of HawkAlerts issued Monday left some University of Iowa students confused. The confusion came after some UI students received a Hawk Alert at 10:21 a.m. that was originally sent in February regarding an armed man in...

Five busted in fake drug check

DI STAFF

April 24, 2012

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Five people were arrested through a decoy drug checkpoint on Interstate 80 at the Tiffin rest area. According to an Iowa City police complaint, John Clark, 60, Louisville, Ky., was charged April 20 with possession of marijuana...

UI student charged with assault on a peace officer

DI STAFF

April 24, 2012

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A University of Iowa student has been charged with assault on a peace officer. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Katheryn Stites, 18, N108 Currier, was charged Sunday. Stites was being booked into the Johnson County...

Man charged with failing to register as sex offender

DI STAFF

April 24, 2012

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A man has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Zachary Colton, 19, address unknown, was charged March 28. According to police officials, Colton has allegedly...