The Daily Iowan

Iowa legislators reflect on women’s contributions to politics, set goals

BRENT GRIFFITHS

November 27, 2012

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Iowa is notable for leading in certain areas of politics, including its “first in the nation” caucus status, but the state has fallen behind the nation in one aspect: electing females to higher offices in Iowa and...

Iowa’s debt increase not concerning to officials

CASSIDY RILEY

November 27, 2012

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While Iowa’s debt has risen to more than $14 million, officials aren’t concerned. In fact, some say now is a “good time” to be in debt. Iowa’s State Treasurer’s Office recently released its...

Finalists for Iowa City building site present proposals

NICK HASSETT

November 27, 2012

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Five developers presented their proposals for the redevelopment of the northeast corner of College and Gilbert Streets at a special Iowa City City Council work session Monday night, and the city councilors were impressed with...

Local union donates toys to Salvation Army

LAUREN COFFEY

November 27, 2012

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Although Johnson County will not have an official Toys for Tots drive this holiday season because of a missed deadline, a local union group decided to donate toys in its absence. The American Federation of State, County, and...

Iowa Hillel aims to spread Israel conflict awareness

QUENTIN MISIAG

November 27, 2012

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With a recent escalation in Middle East tensions, one local organization is working on bringing awareness to campus in a simplified manner. Iowa Hillel offered individuals the opportunity to write letters to U.S. senators and...

Trial for alleged Pentacrest rapist begins today

DI STAFF

November 27, 2012

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The trial for a former UI student accused of sexual assault will begin today. Evan Pfeifer is accused of sexual abuse in connection with an allegedly raping a woman on the Pentacrest in October 2010. The alleged victim will...

Iowa schools had highest graduation rates in 2010-11

DI STAFF

November 27, 2012

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Iowa schools had the nation’s highest graduation rate in 2010-11, according to a U.S. Department of Education report released Monday. Iowa graduated 88 percent of students. Iowa narrowly had a better graduation rate than...

Iowa City Police Department welcomes new officer

DI STAFF

November 27, 2012

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The Iowa City police welcomed a new police officer Monday morning at City Hall during a swearing-in ceremony. Benjamin Hektoen, 26, was hired to fill a vacancy in the police ranks, according to a city press release. Hektoen is...

Iowa resident sues state Board of Regents

DI STAFF

November 27, 2012

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A Tama, Iowa resident is suing the University of Iowa and the state Board of Regents for refusing to and failing to work with him. He claims this made it difficult for him to finish school, according to court documents. John...

Hyde wins Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year

DI STAFF

November 27, 2012

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Iowa senior cornerback Micah Hyde was named the Big Ten’s top defensive back on Monday when the conference announced him the winner of the Tate-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Award. The Fostoria, Ohio, native recorded...

The Box Score, Season in Review

BEN ROSS

November 27, 2012

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The off-season is here for Hawkeye football. Normally, December is spent preparing for a bowl game played in a warm-weather city. But Iowa’s players will spend this holiday season lifting weights and reminiscing on what...

Iowa men’s hoops faces turnover struggles ahead of Virginia Tech

TOM CLOS

November 27, 2012

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The Iowa men’s basketball team headed to Mexico last week a perfect 3-0. When they returned to Iowa City, they were no longer unbeaten and had a major weakness exposed. The Hawkeyes struggled in almost every offensive...