The Daily Iowan

Despite rising food prices, local food banks thrive

BRIANNA JETT

September 14, 2012

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Despite the rise in food prices across the nation resulting from this summer’s drought, Iowa City food banks continue to thrive. Many local agencies rely on donations, and they have been able to avoid the drought’s...

UI introduces history to campus landscape with tree planting

LAUREN COFFEY

September 14, 2012

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A white oak tree looms over a young man as he sits to eat his lunch. Approximately 330 years ago, William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, sat beneath that tree, whose offspring is now growing on the University of Iowa campus. UI...

Recycling initiatives for Iowa-Iowa State game yield results

KELSEY L JOHNSON

September 14, 2012

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A mass of volunteers descended upon Kinnick Stadium last weekend. Their task was simple— recycle every piece of waste. Together, they were able to increase the percentage of recycled waste from a previously recorded 25 percent...

Braley proposes radon mitigation, testing bill

NATE OTJEN

September 14, 2012

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State and local officials applauded a bill introduced by an Iowa congressman Thursday aimed at detecting and ending the present problem of radon exposure in Iowa schools. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, introduced the End Radon in...

Johnson County supervisors pleased with $1 sale of former public health building

STACEY MURRAY

September 14, 2012

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Johnson County officials and local do-gooders agree that the sale of the former public-health building to four nonprofit agencies is in the best interest of local residents. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors held a public...

Officials tout growth in UI Virtual Soldier Research Program

ERIC CLARK

September 14, 2012

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After nine years, officials at the University of Iowa Virtual Soldier Research say that their program, along with their virtual human “Santos”, is growing at an exciting rate. Biomedical-engineering Professor Karim...

Officials say exhibits will attract more students to Pentacrest museums

NICK HASSETT

September 14, 2012

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It’s easy to wander into the University of Iowa’s two museums on the Pentacrest. The Old Capitol Museum situated in the middle of the Pentacrest seems to always have students sitting outside it, leaning on its grand...

Kid Captain: Skylar Jacobsen faced overwhelming odds in cancer battle

ERIC CLARK

September 14, 2012

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Skylar Jacobsen doesn’t remember much from her early childhood battle with cancer. Although the 13-year-old was too young to recall much of her struggles, her experiences have had a profound effect on her, her family, and...

Hawkeyes vs. Panthers: UNI not an automatic win for Iowa football

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

September 14, 2012

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If the Hawkeyes ignore Northern Iowa, then they’re fools — that’s what Kirk Ferentz said. The head coach and the Iowa football team’s oldest players remember what happened the last time the Hawkeyes faced...

Yeager leads Iowa volleyball into Marquette tournament

CARLOS SOSA

September 14, 2012

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Iowa junior Bethany Yeager, the starting libero for the women’s volleyball team, is quickly climbing up the Iowa all-time digs list. But even with her impressive statistics — Yeager had 989 digs in her first two years...

Iowa soccer begins run for first Big Ten title at Illinois

TOM CLOS

September 14, 2012

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The Iowa women’s soccer team has been here before. The team got off to the best start in school history last season, winning all eight nonconference matches and rolling into the Big Ten opener against Illinois. The Hawkeyes...

Iowa field hockey returns home to face another ranked opponent

CODY GOODWIN

September 14, 2012

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The ball rolled right toward Aubrey Coleman. She was in perfect position for a reshot after the initial strike failed to find the net. She lined up her stick and easily placed the ball in the goal. It was the junior’s first...