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Obama visit causes UI, downtown closures

ERIC CLARK

September 6, 2012

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Many streets and areas near the Pentacrest will be cleared out as early as this evening, as University of Iowa and Iowa City officials anticipate the arrival of President Obama on Friday. To ensure maximum security, nearly the...

Officials stress discussion after 3 sex assaults at UI dorms in 2012

MATT STARNS

September 6, 2012

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Charges filed this week in an alleged sexual assault at Currier Residence Hall marked the third such incident in 2012, according to records obtained by The Daily Iowan. University of Iowa police records indicate three sexual a...

UI adds new environment public policy major

BRENT GRIFFITHS

September 6, 2012

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Students at the University of Iowa now have the option to add a new major offered by the Geography Department — environmental planning and policy. The UI is the only school in the state that offers a true environmental planning...

Former GOP candidate Cain kicks off college tour in Iowa City

CASSIDY RILEY

September 6, 2012

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One former Republican presidential hopeful is reaching out to voters once again, but this time he’s not asking for their support. His message: register to vote, vote, and be an informed voter. “The point I am making...

Masala gives up its vegetarian tag, adds meat to menu

RISHABH R. JAIN

September 6, 2012

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For two decades, Masala, 9 S. Dubuque St., was known in Iowa City as the vegetarian restaurant that served Indian cuisine. That changed this fall when owner Mani Ram decided to include meat and meat products in the restaurant’s...

Blood donations rebound in Iowa City after summer shortage

RISHABH R. JAIN

September 6, 2012

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As the academic year kicks off, local and national blood centers are witnessing a normalization of their blood banks after weathering a summer shortage. The American Red Cross experienced a 15-year low in its blood supply —...

Whooping cough cases hit Johnson County

STACEY MURRAY

September 6, 2012

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Despite Johnson County’s 18 reported cases of pertussis — or “whooping cough” — in the last two weeks, Iowa City School District officials say there is no cause for alarm. “I wouldn’t call it...

Class of 2016 reaches record high, most diverse class

DI STAFF

September 6, 2012

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The University of Iowa’s class of 2016 is the most diverse incoming class of its kind. According to a UI press release, the total enrollment has reached a record high with 31,498 students — including 21,999 undergraduates...

Branstad selects site for $1.4 billion project

DI STAFF

September 6, 2012

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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds joined representatives Wednesday from the Iowa Fertilizer Co. to announce the Lee County site as the $1.4 billion project that is expected to create 165 jobs and more than 2,000 construction-related...

Unlikely Iowa stars make "the play of the game" against NIU

SAM LOUWAGIE

September 6, 2012

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One is a punter who had hoped to be a quarterback. The other is a former scapegoat who lost his starting job early last season. Things haven’t worked out the way John Wienke and Greg Castillo hoped. Their paths through...

Freshman of small words poised to be next Iowa field hockey star

CODY GOODWIN

September 6, 2012

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Freshman Natalie Cafone likes to keep things short and simple. She never says too much about her life off the pitch. Her words are limited and concise. She won’t say much about her favorite kind of music, or her favorite...

Iowa volleyball sophomore Erin Leppek works through tough schedule

CARLOS SOSA

September 6, 2012

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Only one-third of biomedical-engineering majors at the UI are women. And Erin Leppek is the only one on the Iowa volleyball team. Leppek has just begun her sophomore year and is under a heavy workload as are her biomedical-engineering...