The Daily Iowan

Immigration important among Asian American voters

ALISON SULLIVAN

October 31, 2012

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It’s a cool autumn evening, and Roger Pei sits slumped on a couch at the University of Iowa’s Asian Pacific American Cultural Center. “The next president will have a big effect on what my job will be,”...

Archer, Sherman visit Hamburg and continue final push

BRENT GRIFFITHS

October 31, 2012

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John Archer grasps his glass of root beer and takes a sip while gazing at the portrait of Ronald Reagan that adorns the booth in which the former president once sat in during a visit to the Hamburg Inn No. 2. His eyes then meet...

All incoming UI freshman to be placed in living-learning communities

NATHANIEL OTJEN

October 31, 2012

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All incoming University of Iowa freshmen next year will be required to sign up for living-learning communities โ€” a community in residence halls made up of students in the same major โ€” and UI officials are looking forward to...

Community addresses funding need for victim assault programs

LAUREN COFFEY

October 31, 2012

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With recent cuts to the state’s Victim of Crime Act funding, there is not much the directors can do to change the amount of funds. That is where the community can come in to help. “It’s definitely up to the...

UI officials say programs boosted retention rates

ERIC CLARK

October 31, 2012

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Because 2011-12 first-year University of Iowa students returned for a second year this fall at a rate of 86 percent, UI officials credited such programs as the Office of Retention and OnIowa for the high percentage. In fall 2011,...

Locals happy with Iowa bald eagle population as birds migrate south

NATHANIEL OTJEN

October 31, 2012

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As the last leaves begin to drop off the trees and the weather begins to turn colder, bald eagles can be seen along the banks of the Iowa River as the great birds begin their annual migratory pattern south. In recent years, the...

North Liberty woman faces 3rd degree theft charges

DI STAFF

October 31, 2012

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A North Liberty woman has been accused of stealing money from a cash register at her place of employment. Marilyn Tomas, 61, 410 Ashley Court Apt. 320, was charged Oct. 19 with third-degree theft from Target, 1441 Coral Ridge...

Trial scheduled for local woman accused of vehicular homicide

DI STAFF

October 31, 2012

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The trial for a woman accused of vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while intoxicated has been reset for next year, according to online court documents. Miranda Lalla is accessed of a Class-B felony and an aggravated...

Construction on downtown Bruegger’s Bagels location starting this week

DI STAFF

October 31, 2012

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Construction is expected to begin this week on the downtown Iowa City Bruegger’s Bagels location. “We’re planning to open Jan. 9,” Mario Arguelles, a manager at the 715 S. Riverside Drive Bruegger’s locat...

UI Honors Program to change requirements

DI STAFF

October 31, 2012

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Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, the University of Iowa’s Honors Program will enact sweeping changes in its student requirements. The UI Faculty Senate heard a presentation on the matter during its meeting Tuesday;...

Iowa notebook: Injuries keep RBs Bullock, Weisman separated

SAM LOUWAGIE

October 31, 2012

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Theoretically, they would be perfect complements. One is a powerful, straight-line runner who bruises his way through defenses. The other is shifty, instinctive, and runs away from defenders. Together, they could provide Iowa...

Big Ten Notebook: Coaches back new NCAA legislation

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

October 31, 2012

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The NCAA ruled on Tuesday that coaches could face suspensions of up to one year for violations that are committed by assistant coaches on their staffs. A number of violations and scandals have rocked the Big Ten in recent years,...