The Daily Iowan

Younger generation of farmers spurs new Iowa Farm Bureau position

CASSIDY RILEY

February 13, 2013

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Jake Swenka will join the U.S. Navy after he graduates from high school in the spring, but he knows he will eventually become a leader on the family farm. “I’m going to finish out my life here,” the 17-year-old...

East side Iowa City elementary schools pilot iPads

QUENTIN MISIAG

February 13, 2013

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Two East Side Iowa City elementary schools are taking advantage of technology once used exclusively for leisure. By placing iPads into the hands and classrooms of K-6 students, both Lemme Elementary and Longfellow Elementary...

Experts: White may also face first-degree murder conviction in landlord case

CASSIDY RILEY

February 13, 2013

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Experts said a conviction could be very likely in the case of the final man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2009 death of John Versypt, an Iowa City landlord. Courtney White was the third person in the...

Higher ed experts respond to Obama’s Higher Education Act

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 13, 2013

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Experts and one University of Iowa official welcomed President Obama’s focus on college affordability during his State of the Union address. However, many said they are wary about his plans for the Higher Education Act. “Through...

Iowa Summer Food Service program sees greater need, seeks sponsors

REBECCA MORIN

February 13, 2013

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A statewide food service program is calling for additional sponsors after witnessing a discrepancy between the number of children who qualify for the program and the actual number of children served.   The Iowa Summer Food...

Loebsack hosts teleconference on community safety

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 13, 2013

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, held a teleconference Wednesday evening with citizens from the local area who weighed in on community safety. “I wanted to have a conversation on community safety in the wake of the truly heart-wrenching...

UI partners on centralized liver center

STEFAN JURAN

February 13, 2013

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The University of Iowa is joining forces with two health-care organizations in a partnership to improve care for patients with liver disease. Several health-care officials say the collaboration would advance research and expertise...

UI Staff Council discusses new human resource plan

JONATHAN SOLIS

February 13, 2013

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A University of Iowa Staff Council Human Resources subcommittee proposed a new strategy to improve staff access to resources at their meeting on Wednesday. This strategy would require staff councilors to request information...

Loebsack announces $1.1 million assistance for low income Iowans

JORDYN REILAND

February 13, 2013

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced a $1.1 million assistance to aid low-income Iowans to find employment on Wednesday. According to a release, the funding will create partnerships to help low income families find employment...

Plymouth County attorney elected to Association of Counties Board of Directors

JORDYN REILAND

February 13, 2013

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A Plymouth County attorney was elected as the 2013 president of the Iowa State Association of Counties Board of Directors. Darin Raymond began his term on Jan. 1. Attorney General Tom Miller swore in the new members of the board...

Campus sculpture suffers damages, UI officials arranging repairs

KRISTEN EAST

February 13, 2013

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Iacto, the sculpture situated on the southeast side of the Adler Journalism Building, has suffered some damage, and University of Iowa officials are in the process of arranging repairs. “It appears the primary cause of...

Hawkeye May finds his role with men’s basketball

TORK MASON

February 13, 2013

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Eric May has finally found his place with the Iowa men’s basketball team. And it’s paying significant dividends for head coach Fran McCaffery and the rest of the Black and Gold. The senior battled through one of the...