The Daily Iowan

Locals address presidential candidates’ college affordability plans

JORDYN REILAND

October 23, 2012

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University of Iowa junior Catherine Clark is in debt  — $45,000 to $50,000 in student loans to be exact. Unlike Clark, UI sophomore Brian Behrens is scotch free — his parents pay for his education. Though Clark’s...

Experts spar on effectiveness of presidential candidates’ tax plans

RISHABH R. JAIN

October 23, 2012

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President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney have very different tax plans, and locals can’t seem to agree which man’s policy would be better for the economy. “No one likes to pay taxes, but we understand...

Iowa Electronic Markets favor Obama in weeks leading up to presidential election

NICK HASSETT

October 23, 2012

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The Iowa Electronic Markets — a system of real-money future exchanges run by University of Iowa faculty — is calling a front runner in the upcoming election. The system favors President Obama by a wide margin, leaving one...

UI students learn end-of-life planning with Honoring Your Wishes program

BRIANNA JETT

October 23, 2012

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Planning for death comes at the end of a life, right? Not always —University of Iowa students in a class have begun to take a closer look at what they would want at the end of their lives in the pursuit to better understand...

Complaints regarding disrespect decrease at UI

LAUREN COFFEY

October 23, 2012

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Complaints among students, staff, and faculty regarding disrespect have slowly increased over the last five years, and the University of Iowa Office of the Ombudsperson decided to take action against the issue by educating staff...

Johnson County group advocates for LGBT seniors

TIERRA SIMPSON

October 23, 2012

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When Patrick Cronk officially came out of the closet at 28 years old, his mother, father, and six siblings shunned him. Cronk, the secretary of the Visibility Action Team and a lord archbishop, said the hardships didn’t...

UI officials start modifications to Field House

QUENTIN MISIAG

October 23, 2012

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Renovation has begun on the 85-year-old Field House in order to improve access to the congested University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics complex. The 240,000-square-foot facility has been a part of the UI community since 1927,...

Man accused of burglarizing home

DI STAFF

October 23, 2012

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An area man has been accused of burglarizing a home. According to a North Liberty police complaint, Jeffrey Meiburg, 36, address unknown, was charged Sunday with second-degree burglary. Meiburg allegedly kicked in the front...

Man accused of assaulting victim

DI STAFF

October 23, 2012

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A Coralville man has been accused of punching and kicking a person in the heard and ribs. According to a Coralville police complaint, William Coates, 39, 735 20th Ave. Apt. 2, was charged Oct. 20 with assault causing serious...

Man accused of harassment

DI STAFF

October 23, 2012

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A Riverside man has been accused of threatening his girlfriend following a “heated argument.” According to a Coralville police complaint, David Ortega, 23, 1092 Walnut Ave. Apt. 216, was charged Oct. 20 with first-degree...

Man accused of running into podium while intoxicated

DI STAFF

October 23, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of being intoxicated and knocking down a podium near a young child. According to a University of Iowa police complaint, John Peyton, 30, 3121 Huxley Lane S.W., was charged with interference...

Obama to visit Davenport, Romney to visit Cedar Rapids on Wednesday

DI STAFF

October 23, 2012

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President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are both expected to visit Iowa on Wednesday, two days after their final presidential debate. Obama for America will hold a grass-roots event at the Mississippi Valley...