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Former UI student Tang pleads guilty to lesser charges in assault case

CASSIDY RILEY

February 11, 2013

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A former University of Iowa student pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges in the case of a 2012 sexual assault. Johnson County prosecutor Janet Lyness confirmed 22-year-old Peng Tang, a native of China, pleaded guilty to third-degree...

Iowa Dept. of Education seeks details on Iowa City diversity policy

KRISTEN EAST

February 11, 2013

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Although the diversity policy passed the Iowa City School Board’s final test, the Iowa Department of Education wants more information on how the school district will implement the policy before moving forward. In a letter...

Iowa City residents, officials respond to postal service changes

NICK HASSETT

February 11, 2013

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After a decision by the U.S. Postal Service to discontinue the Saturday delivery of most letters, mailers, and catalogues, some in Iowa City are concerned about the trend of mail service in general. The Postal Service announced...

Iowa City officials wary of Branstad’s test scores plan

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 11, 2013

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Gov. Terry Branstad outlined some of his education benchmarks during a press conference in Des Moines Monday morning, and while local officials welcome his intense focus on education, they approach his use of test scores with...

UIHC improves transparency on hip-replacement costs

LAUREN COFFEY

February 11, 2013

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A study focused on cost availability in the health-care system shows that the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics ranks very highly in transparency with patients. The UIHC is among the top-ranked hospitals in the nation,...

Estate tax increase sparks debate among Iowa legislators

CASSIDY RILEY

February 11, 2013

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Some wonder if higher taxes are, in fact, a good thing. The federal estate tax, which taxes the assets people leave behind after they die, rose from 35 to 40 percent as part of the fiscal-cliff legislation passed in January,...

UI ranks 46th nationwide in students joining Peace Corps after school

BRIANNA JETT

February 11, 2013

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An increasing number of University of Iowa students are choosing to not only study abroad but also to work and volunteer overseas. The university is ranked 46th, among schools of its size, in the number of students graduating...

New computer-based GED test to be released in 2014

MANDI CAROZZA

February 11, 2013

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In order to maintain Iowa’s position as the state with the highest GED pass rate, instructors in both Iowa City and across the state will practice new methods to prepare their students for a new computer-based test. “Since...

Man accused of assaulting minor

REBECCA MORIN

February 11, 2013

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A local man has been arrested after allegedly forcing his teenage nephew’s head into a corner of a wall in their home. Shawn Martin, 28, was accused Feb. 9 with child endangerment. Iowa City police officials responded to a...

Woman accused of assaulting woman with glass bottle

REBECCA MORIN

February 11, 2013

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A Coralville woman has been arrested after allegedly striking a woman in the face with a cocktail glass. Sydney Votroubek, 20, was charged Feb. 9 with willful injury. Votroubek was bumped into by the victim’s friend, causing...

Golden Pledge program making an impact at UI

JORDYN REILAND

February 11, 2013

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The Golden Pledge program is having an effect for the University of Iowa. According to a university press release, since UI President Sally Mason announced the program in late October 2012, the university and the UI Foundation...

UI officials to meet with legislators this week

KRISTEN EAST

February 11, 2013

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Several University of Iowa administrators will address subcommittees of the Iowa Legislature this week to lobby on behalf of better opportunities for students. UI President Sally Mason will address the education appropriations...