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President Obama’s UI visit spurs student loan discussion

KRISTEN EAST

April 26, 2012

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University of Iowa students came out in full force Wednesday afternoon to hear President Barack Obama discuss college affordability and student debt. "Helping more young people afford college should be at the forefront...

Local eight-year-old meets Obama

KRISTEN EAST

April 26, 2012

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Antoine Williams wants to be president one day. The 8-year-old Coralville resident may have to wait a few years, but Antoine took one step closer to achieving his dream Wednesday when he met President Obama. "I told him...

Obama talks student debt and job prospects with five UI undergrads

DI STAFF

April 26, 2012

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Five University of Iowa students had the opportunity to sit down with President Barack Obama to discuss federal student loans before his address at the Field House Wednesday afternoon. The students spoke to The Daily Iowan about th...

Demonstrators: Obama policies increase U.S. deficit

ASMAA ELKEURTI

April 26, 2012

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While thousands of President Barack Obama's supporters waited hours to hear the president speak, a handful of conservatives stood across from the University of Iowa Field House holding anti-Obama signs. Many protesters spoke...

UIHC officials say financial challenges will lead to consolidation

BETH BRATSOS

April 26, 2012

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CEDAR FALLS — Officials at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics told members of the state Board of Regents that financial challenges will force them to tighten the budget in the coming year. "We will have to be...

Former UI student Zach Wahls promotes gay marriage rights, releases new book

JENNY EARL

April 26, 2012

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In February 2011, Zach Wahls made a brief speech to state legislators about his two loving mothers in support of gay marriage. But for his book, My Two Moms, released today, Wahls had a little bit more wiggle room. "It's essentia...

Global awareness increases free cancer screenings

DEREK KELLISON

April 26, 2012

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Physicians across the globe were saying "open wide" for Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week this week. The event is an effort to raise awareness of the probability of cancer through free screenings, walk-a-thons,...

Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature names Kenyon as interim director

DI STAFF

April 26, 2012

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John Kenyon was named as the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature interim executive director Wednesday, according to a press release. He is scheduled to take the position May 14. Kenyon will replace former executive director...

SSMID board announces name change

DI STAFF

April 26, 2012

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A local downtown organization has a new name. The Downtown Iowa City Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District has changed its name to the Iowa City Downtown District, according to a release from the Downtown Association....

Second suspect arrested in Creekside Market robbery

DI STAFF

April 26, 2012

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A second man has beencharged with robbing an Iowa City market. Dantriel Ware, 18, 913 Harlocke St., was charged March 12 with assault with use or display of a weapon, going armed with intent, and first-degree robbery. According...

Man charged with criminal mischief after headbutting a patrol car

DI STAFF

April 26, 2012

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A man was charged earlier this week after he allegedly headbutted a police car. Rakeem Eberhart, 23, North Liberty, was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal mischief. According to a North Liberty police complaint,...

NFL Draft 2012: Ferentz thinks seven could be drafted

SETH ROBERTS

April 26, 2012

Filed under Sports

A dozen of Kirk Ferentz's former players have been drafted into the NFL in the past two years. If he has his way, that number will jump to 19 — or maybe even 20 — by the end of the upcoming weekend. Seven former Hawkeyes...