The Daily Iowan

Ahead of UI visit, Obama calls for delay on federal student loan interest rate hike

KRISTEN EAST

April 25, 2012

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University of Iowa and White House officials stressed the importance of bipartisan support for student loans and college affordability in light of President Obama's visit to campus today. Obama will speak to students about t...

Philanthropy supporters: Weak economy will encourage donations to higher ed

DORA GROTE

April 25, 2012

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Yellow ribbons, bows, and flags speckled the University of Iowa campus on Tuesday. These decorations marked UI buildings with one thing in common โ€” they were all made possible by philanthropic donations.   As state ap...

UI, Iowa City communities marches to raise awareness of sexual assault

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 25, 2012

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Crowds began to gather Tuesday as dusk fell upon the Pentacrest. In front of the crowd, local women stood before a microphone and shared stories of sexual assault against them or their loved ones.   The rally was one part o...

UI community gathers in Hubbard Park for protest against discrimination

CHASTITY DILLARD

April 25, 2012

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David Ternier stretched his arms wide above him, titled his head skyward and wailed. The University of Iowa junior hollered at the top of his lungs with a smile on his face Tuesday night during the finale of the UI's first day...

UIHC sees increase in cardiac catheterization procedures

JENNY EARL

April 25, 2012

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Catheters are becoming a popular alternative to invasive surgery at the University of Iowa. "Nowadays, we do much more interventions here," said Thomas Scholz, a UI professor of pediatric cardiology. "We can diagnose...

Iowa, Johnson County substance abuse numbers higher than national averages

JORDYN REILAND

April 25, 2012

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Iowans may be spending more than most people across the country in substance-abuse-related issues, Iowa health officials say. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, substance abuse costs people in the United States...

Local pizza delivery driver robbed

DI STAFF

April 25, 2012

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Police responded to a report that a pizza-delivery person had been robbed Monday evening. According to an Iowa City police press release, police officials responded to the 1700 block of DeForest Avenue in response to a report...

Local man charged with first-degree harassment

DI STAFF

April 25, 2012

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A local man has been charged with first-degree harassment. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Larry Billman, 45, 121 N. Van Buren No. 11, was charged Monday. On April 22 at approximately 11 p.m., the victim allegedly...

North Liberty man charged with a controlled substance violation

DI STAFF

April 25, 2012

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A North Liberty man has been charged with a controlled-substance violation. According to a North Liberty police complaint, Jason Hardy, 28, was charged Tuesday. Police officials went to Hardy's residence to serve an arrest...

UI College Republicans, IC Americans for Prosperity to protest Obama speech

DI STAFF

April 25, 2012

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The University of Iowa College Republicans and the Iowa City branch of Americans for Prosperity will protest beginning at 11 a.m. today. UI College Republicans President Kelsey Boehm said the two organizations will convene near...

Notebook: Iowa football ‘not there yet’

SETH ROBERTS

April 25, 2012

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The upcoming Iowa football season has all the indicators of a rebuilding year. The coaching staff is almost entirely new โ€” some coaches shifted positions, and others, such as offensive coordinator Greg Davis, were brought in...

Q&A: Adrian Clayborn talks fundraisers, the NFL, and the Hawkeyes

SAM LOUWAGIE

April 25, 2012

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Former Hawkeye defensive end Adrian Clayborn will be back in town this weekend to host a fundraiser on April 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Tailgators for a family friend with cancer. The event, dubbed ClaybornForCancer, will feature a silent...