The Daily Iowan

UI On Iowa! program carries $250K pricetag

ANNA THEODOSIS

August 20, 2012

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The OnIowa program kicked off its second year this weekend, showering roughly 4,500 first-year students with giveaways, concerts, fireworks, and more. The three days of programming came with a hefty price tag. This year’s...

Iowa lawmakers, police fight synthetic drug surge

MATT STARNS

August 20, 2012

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State and federal legislators said they are finding it difficult to combat the spread of new synthetic drug derivatives, despite recent legislation banning the active ingredients in many of these drugs.  President Obama signed...

Third person involved in Johnson County shooting turns himself in

MATT STARNS

August 20, 2012

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All three people of interest in the Aug. 16 shooting at Breckenridge Trailer Court are being held at the Johnson County Jail as of Sunday evening. Norman Dudley, 20 turned himself into the Johnson County Jail as confirmed by...

Iowa City councilors set to discuss disorderly house proposal

BRENT GRIFFITHS

August 20, 2012

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A locked door. Currently, this barrier separates a loud residential party from being cited by the police as a disorderedly house. However, an ordinance that will appear in front of the Iowa City City Council on Tuesday would...

U.S. Cellular adds new cell site to west side of campus

ERIC CLARK

August 20, 2012

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Kinnick Stadium is just one location where University of Iowa students with U.S. Cellular service will notice greater coverage this fall. In an effort to satisfy customers and increase the speed and ease of cell-phone use in...

UI Student Health to end free moped helmet service

STACEY MURRAY

August 20, 2012

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The HeadStrong program to provide moped helmets free for University of Iowa students is in the final leg as it tries to distribute the remaining helmets from the spring campaign. The program — which began in April but won’t...

Iowa football ready to go green

KELSEY L JOHNSON

August 20, 2012

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Kinnick Stadium is going to look a bit greener this semester, and not because of any thunderstorm. The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability has teamed up with the Athletics Department, ECO Hawk student organization, and...

Convocation speaker looks to prank Class of 2016

LAUREN COFFEY

August 20, 2012

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Taylor Ellis-Sayegh may be scared of the dark, but she’s pretty fearless when it comes to other things. “For my senior prank, my friends and I filled paper cups with water and dish soap and set them all through [a...

Students gather for Convocation despite the weather

BRIANNA JETT

August 20, 2012

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Bells announced the beginning of Convocation for roughly 4,500 first-year students Sunday, and it seemed thunder marked its ending. Even as rain threatened the annual ceremony on the Pentacrest lawn, professors and students...

A lifelong process for former IHSPA director

CASSIDY RILEY

August 20, 2012

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The Iowa High School Press Association and Iowa Journalist will see a few familiar faces and a bit of a shakeup in leadership starting this year. David Schwartz, 38, resigned from his post as an adjunct professor and director...

Police charge man found with oxycodone and hydrocodone

MATT STARNS

August 20, 2012

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A local man has been accused of possessing prescription pills without a prescription. Calvin Lacey, 18, 2030 Hannah Jo Court, was charged Aug. 15 with a controlled-substance violation. According to a North Liberty police complaint,...

Man charged with attempting to escape Johnson County jail

MATT STARNS

August 20, 2012

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A Wapello, Iowa, man has been accused of trying to escape from police custody. Shawn Tipps, 20, was charged Aug. 16 with escape or absence from custody. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Tipps allegedly told officers...