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UI REACH program begins third-year option

LAUREN COFFEY

September 12, 2012

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Realizing Educational and Career Hopes  now has a third-year option for students, and those involved with the program say they’ve seen positive results. REACH is currently in its first year of implementing an optional...

UI admissions officials happy with 48-hour application turnaround

STACEY MURRAY

September 12, 2012

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University of Iowa officials say they are pleased with a new application process implemented this year, despite concerns from some that a 48-hour admissions decision may be too much of a quick turnaround. The University of Iowa...

UISG endorses Chicago to Omaha rail line

NICK HASSETT

September 12, 2012

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A proposed rail line running from Chicago to Omaha would provide University of Iowa students yet another mode of transportation, and UI Student Government officials back the project. After an in-depth debate on the floor of a...

UI med students eye program to aid local homeless population

BRIANNA JETT

September 12, 2012

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Students from four different University of Iowa colleges may soon come together to help the homeless of Iowa City get back to work. Shady Henien, the president of the Carver College of Medicine Student Government, proposed the...

Branstad aims to make Iowa national community service leader

RISHABH R. JAIN

September 12, 2012

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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds raised the bar on community service in Iowa and called upon Iowans to become the leader in volunteering by 2015. The Volunteer Iowa: A Call to Service initiative aims to increase...

Drought may impact future Christmas tree crop

BRENT GRIFFITHS

September 12, 2012

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In the midst of a drought, most people think about the staple crops of Iowa: corn and soybeans. But forgotten is the timeless holiday symbol, the Christmas tree, which can illuminate a living room or become the center of a city....

UI names new Vice President of Research and Economic Development

DI STAFF

September 12, 2012

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Daniel Reed has been named the next vice president for Research and Economic Development at the University of Iowa, according to a UI press release. Reed, a current corporate vice president for Microsoft, will succeed current...

Man allegedly uses iPhone app to impersonate police

DI STAFF

September 12, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man was charged Sunday after he allegedly used an iPhone app to disguise his phone number and impersonate the Iowa City police. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Thomas Garland, 24, was charged after...

Local consignment store re-opens Friday

DI STAFF

September 12, 2012

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A local consignment store is set to reopen Friday. Merci, a store owned by Catherine Champion and Shelia Davisson, 30 S. Clinton St., will donate 10 percent of its pretax sales to Mission Creek and the Domestic Violence Intervention...

Notebook: Miller prepares to face UNI two years after committing there

SAM LOUWAGIE

September 12, 2012

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When Tanner Miller lines up in the secondary and looks down the field at the Northern Iowa offense, he insists he won’t be thinking about how close those players were to being his teammates. “I can’t focus...

Notebook: Big Ten coaches respond to weekend of losses

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

September 12, 2012

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Wisconsin ran for only 35 yards in the Badgers’ 10-7 loss to Oregon State. Only 35 yards on 23 carries — that’s 1.5 yards per attempt. So what does head coach Bret Bielema do? He fires offensive-line coach Mike...

Iowa volleyball player Chanté Thompson graduates from bench

CARLOS SOSA

September 12, 2012

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Junior middle blocker Chanté Thompson suffered through a pair of nagging knee injuries last season, but the volleyball player has made her way into the starting lineup in 2012. Her insertion into the Hawkeye lineup came after...