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Iowa City school board votes to officially discuss release of SILO funds

LAUREN COFFEY

September 19, 2012

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“Three promises made, one broken,” a community member said after a vote of 4-3 during a Tuesday Iowa City School District meeting. The board voted in favor of officially discussing changing the language in the superintendent’s...

Regent universities enroll in sustainability ranking system

LAUREN COFFEY

September 19, 2012

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Iowa’s three regent universities are each paying $900 to opt in to a sustainability program one UI official touts as being the most comprehensive rating system for higher-education institutions. The University of Iowa and...

Laughing meditation descends on Iowa City

BRIANNA JETT

September 19, 2012

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Shrieks and squeaks, chuckles and giggles, and a few tears filled the room. Slowly at first, and a bit awkwardly, nine women laughed until they couldn’t stop. For an hour, the smiles did not cease at a first-ever laughing...

Flood mitigation to impact Iowa City’s fiscal 2014 budget

NATE OTJEN

September 19, 2012

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As the city makes preparations for fiscal 2014, city officials say the advancement of ongoing flood-mitigation projects will have an effect on the budget. The Iowa City City Council discussed the current flood-mitigation strategy,...

Iowa City City Council approves payday lending ordinance

NATE OTJEN

September 19, 2012

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Despite the passage of a payday-lending ordinance that restricts where the establishments may set up shop in Iowa City, some say there are other options out there for people who need to borrow money. The Iowa City City Council...

UI grad students lobby to add student fee for advising services

STACEY MURRAY

September 19, 2012

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While University of Iowa undergraduate students hope for a tuition freeze, their graduate student counterparts hope for a rise in student fees. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Executive Council on Graduate Professional...

Students react to new UI dorm construction

DI STAFF

September 19, 2012

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Construction on the University of Iowa’s new West Campus residence hall is causing some disruption near Rienow and Slater residence halls.   The new building, which will be located next to Rienow, is slated to open for...

Notebook: Hawkeyes prepare to play without injured running backs

SAM LOUWAGIE

September 19, 2012

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Iowa may be without injured running backs Damon Bullock and Greg Garmon for at least another week, head coach Kirk Ferentz announced on Tuesday. “I think Damon is doubtful,” Ferentz said. “And Greg Garmon,...

Notebook: Big Ten teams look a week ahead

CODY GOODWIN

September 19, 2012

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The No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) ranks second-to-last in the Big Ten in passing defense. They’ve surrendered a total of 850 yards through the air, averaging 283.3 yards per game. This is partially the reason why head...

V-Ball assistant fundamental to Hawkeyes’ play

CARLOS SOSA

September 19, 2012

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Ben Boldt brings his own flair to the Iowa women’s volleyball team as a defensive specialist focused on the fundamentals. Boldt has been a part of the Hawkeyes for four years. Before coming to Iowa City, he was honing his...

Iowa soccer looks for scoring aside from Lacasse

TOM CLOS

September 19, 2012

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When sophomore forward Cloe Lacasse exited near halftime of Sunday’s game against Illinois with an ankle injury, the cold water of reality was thrown into the face of the Iowa women’s soccer team. The sans-Lacasse Hawke...

Former Iowa field hockey player turns to coaching

CODY GOODWIN

September 19, 2012

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The assistant coach knows how it feels. Meghan Beamesderfer can empathize with the tough practices. She knows all about the vigorous conditioning drills, the countless repetitions, and the nit-picky emphasis on technique. “I’ve...