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Iowa City School Board moves forward with funding plan

LAUREN COFFEY AND BRIANNA JETT

October 12, 2012

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For the past few months, the Iowa City School District has grappled with the decision of how to allocate funds. Now, it has decided. At a School Board work session Thursday night, Superintendent Steve Murley officially gave his...

UI officials introduce Sustainable Citizen Program

ERIC CLARK

October 12, 2012

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University of Iowa officials said the new Sustainable Citizen Program will attempt to unite students and community members in their efforts to become a more sustainable society. The program, directed by UI Assistant Professor...

State report: Iowa City has high concentration of students on Autism-spectrum

BRENT GRIFFITHS

October 12, 2012

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Iowa has begun the process of identifying students on the autism-spectrum after a report released by the Iowa Department of Education identified 3,102 students in the state who have confirmed autism. “This gives a pretty...

UI Old Capitol Museum kicks off War of 1812 exhibit

NICK HASSETT

October 12, 2012

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It was a war of attrition, with Native Americans steadily attacking and then retreating from a ravine that stretched across the battlefield. The soldiers in Fort Madison, low on rations and morale, were threatened as much psychologically...

National physicist, UI professors tout solar energy growth

NATHANIEL OTJEN

October 12, 2012

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The amount of sunlight beaming down on Earth in one hour is enough to provide the world’s energy consumption for an entire year. And that power from the Sun will continue to be an important part in providing global energy....

Kid Captain: One-year-old Brynn Bowman healthy after tumor removal

LAUREN COFFEY

October 12, 2012

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Twenty weeks. Twenty weeks into the pregnancy, with 20 weeks left, Leann and Jarod Bowman arrived at the doctor’s office in Marion for a routine ultrasound checkup. But this time, the images reflected weren’t what...

Landfill and Recycling Center hosts Halloween Costume Swap this weekend

KRISTEN EAST

October 12, 2012

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The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center is encouraging local residents to recycle and donate unused Halloween costumes for their Halloween Costume Swap taking place Saturday. The Halloween Costume Swap and story time will...

Former UI International Writing Program participant awarded 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

NATHANIEL OTJEN

October 12, 2012

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Mo Yan, a 2004 participant in the University of Iowa International Writing Program, has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. Mo is best known for his 1987 novel Hong Gaoliang Jiazu (in English, Red Sorghum). An internationall...

Hawkeyes prepare for tough defense, sharp run game of Michigan State

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

October 12, 2012

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Mark Weisman can run straight through defenders. Le’Veon Bell can jump over them. Both Iowa and Michigan State have powerful running backs on their roster, coupled with a stonewall defense boasting stats that lead the conference. Iowa’s...

Notebook: Iowa men’s basketball aims for consistency

TORK MASON

October 12, 2012

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Iowa basketball head coach Fran McCaffery said he wants his team to find more consistency in 2012-13. Last season produced four wins over teams ranked in the top 20, but the Hawkeyes also had a shaky nonconference performance...

Hawkeye Gesell set to take the reins

TOM CLOS

October 12, 2012

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He’s drawn comparisons to a former Hawkeye great from his head coach. He’s earned the praise of upperclassmen and been anointed the leader of a revitalized program aiming to achieve national relevance for the first...

Iowa men’s cross-country runners overcome rivalry

JALYN SOUCHEK

October 12, 2012

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Freshmen Anthony Gregorio and Taylor Soltys have already proven their worth in their first season with the Hawkeyes. And on top of that, the two have grown an unexpected bond. The two come from two of the top cross-country programs...