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Iowa tornadoes may break record low

NICK HASSETT

October 16, 2012

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Iowa is on track to record the lowest number of tornadoes since 1963, though experts maintain that the situation is quite variable. Harry Hillaker, the state climatologist for Iowa, said 16 tornadoes have been recorded thus far,...

Justin Long visits the University of Iowa to promote early voting

BRIANNA JETT

October 16, 2012

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Iowa was the first state this year to begin early voting and, so far, a greater number of Democrats have voted. Beginning on Sept. 27, Iowa began a 40-day early voting period. Fifty-three satellite locations opened — a record...

UI policy helps reduce jail overcrowding on football game days

MATT STARNS

October 16, 2012

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A policy established in 2010 by University of Iowa police has helped reduce the number of individuals transported from the holding cell at Kinnick Stadium to the Johnson County Jail, and it is helping to reduce the cost of housing...

Artists, academics, authors celebrate Latino culture in the Midwest

DI STAFF

October 16, 2012

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According to the U.S. census of 2010, 16 percent of the total US population identify themselves as Hispanics/Latinos, constituting  the largest ethnic minority in the United States. That number is expected to rise in the U.S.,...

Johnson County Supervisors candidates discuss property taxes, Justice Center

STACEY MURRAY

October 16, 2012

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Oppositional ideas define political elections, and the campaign for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors proves to be no exception. Four of five candidates vying for three spots on the board met Monday in a forum hosted by...

UI’s MBA program now accepts revised GRE test scores

NATHANIEL OTJEN

October 16, 2012

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Prospective graduate students around the world are beginning to complete part of the application process for graduate school — taking standardized tests. And while University of Iowa students may take the revised GRE for admittance...

The Box Score: Inside Iowa football statistics, Week 8

TORK MASON

October 16, 2012

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The Box Score is a weekly segment in which a Daily Iowan football reporter uses statistics to contextualize Iowa football’s performance over the course of the season. Six games into the 2012 season, Iowa’s passing game stil...

XC legacy Nathan Ferree still developing as runner

JALYN SOUCHEK

October 16, 2012

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Cross-country runner and freshman Nathan Ferree grew up loving his parents’ alma mater, the University of Iowa. Thomas and Carol Ferree both ran track and cross-country for Iowa in the late-1970s. Ultimately, the younger...

Point/Counterpoint: Halfway Heisman favorites

DI STAFF

October 16, 2012

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Quarterback Geno Smith, West Virginia Geno Smith reminds me a lot of Robert Griffin III. They both have superior playmaking abilities, and they instantly raise the caliber of any team they’re on, just because they’re runnin...

Australian tennis player enjoys being a fan of the sport as much as playing

KEVIN GLUECK

October 16, 2012

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Most athletes are very knowledgeable about their sport. But none may be more of a nut for the sport they play than Iowa men’s tennis redshirt freshman Rob Trower. “There’s probably nobody I know on the team...

Solid start for freshman men’s golf trio at Ball State tourney

DI STAFF

October 16, 2012

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Iowa men’s golf had three players in the top 25 after the first round of play in the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational hosted by Ball State at the Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind., on Monday. Freshmen Landon Kowalski,...

Weisman left off depth chart after injury against Michigan St.

DI STAFF

October 16, 2012

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Mark Weisman’s game-tying touchdown in the final minute against Michigan State may have come at a steep cost. The sophomore running back injured his ankle on the play and is not listed on the weekly depth chart released...