The Daily Iowan

Iowa City students utilize ‘Brain Breaks’

BRENT GRIFFITHS

August 29, 2012

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One minute is a short span of time. Yet, local teachers say one-minute “brain breaks” make a big difference. These fleeting Brain Breaks are meant to provide students at Iowa City schools a chance to temporarily...

UI Main Library renovations set back to Dec. 2013

LAUREN COFFEY

August 29, 2012

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Renovations at the UI library have been underway for eight months — though it’s hard to notice. In what officials are calling a major renovation — set to be completed in December 2013 — students will be able to continue...

UI students’ website allows local investment in small business

BRIANNA JETT

August 29, 2012

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What began as an attempt by University of Iowa students to start a Chicago-style hot-dog stand turned into the start of <a href="www.seedlauncher.com”>Seedlauncher.com</a> — a crowd-funding business aimed at bri...

Obama in Ames: Platform leans on students, not tax cuts

KELSEY L JOHNSON

August 29, 2012

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AMES — President Obama believes a strong higher-education system will lend to a better economy, while Republicans say the president has only temporarily solved an ongoing problem for students. “In America, higher education...

Dollar burritos mark Panchero’s 20th anniversary

RISHABH R. JAIN

August 29, 2012

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It was 4 p.m. on what otherwise would have been a usual Tuesday afternoon in downtown Iowa City. But the line of people that extended out from the intersection of Clinton and Washington Streets was longer than the ones you see...

Man faces harassment charge after death threat, thrown bicycle

MATT STARNS

August 29, 2012

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A Coralville man has been accused of throwing his bicycle at a man’s car and threatening to tear his face apart on Sunday. According to a Coralville police complaint, Daniel Wickenkamp, 53, was charged with first-degree...

Iowa City man faces burglary charge

MATT STARNS

August 29, 2012

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An Iowa City man has been accused of burgling a residence on June 25. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Ryan Hall, 28, was charged July 25 after officers arrived at a Black Springs Circle residence to investigate a...

UISG’s SafeRide up and running

NICK HASSETT

August 29, 2012

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One of the University of Iowa Student Government’s first initiatives began this week. President Nic Pottebaum focused on his administration's’ new SafeRide program — a taxi service available for students of all...

Man accused of felony harassment seeks trial delay

BRENT GRIFFITHS

August 29, 2012

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A man charged with holding a gun to his girlfriends’ head has filed a motion to continue his trial according to online court documents. Francis Almeida is accused of first-degree harassment, and domestic-abuse assault with...

Forbes to speak at UI in September

SAM LANE

August 29, 2012

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Steve Forbes will speak at the University of Iowa on Sept. 12, according to a campus-wide email. Forbes, the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will be part of a panel discussion called “The Power of a Game Plan”...

Ferentz: Hawkeyes set to face ‘a sleeping giant’

SAM LOUWAGIE

August 29, 2012

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It isn’t Alabama. It isn’t Boise State. The Hawkeyes did not schedule a powerhouse opponent to open their nonconference schedule this season, as did some of their Big Ten counterparts. But Northern Illinois, says...

Hawkeye Football Position Previews: Tight Ends

TORK MASON

August 29, 2012

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C.J. Fiedorowicz isn’t the only reason the tight-end position is one of the Iowa football team’s strengths this year. The junior appears poised for a breakout season, but coaches say the depth and versatility behind...