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Iowa Senate rejects two of three Regents appointments, Lang and Cramer

STACEY MURRAY

April 8, 2013

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Following months of speculation, the Iowa Senate failed to confirm two of Gov. Terry Branstad’s appointees to the state Board of Regents on Monday, and one political expert said this could lead to future backlash from Senate...

UI student allegedly sexually assaulted at off-campus party

REBECCA MORIN

April 8, 2013

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A female student reported she was sexually assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning at an off-campus party in a private residence. According to the release, Iowa City police are investigating the alleged incident. The...

Former UI student sentenced to 17 years in prison for assault

CASSIDY RILEY

April 8, 2013

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A former UI student has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for third-degree sexual abuse on Monday Peng Tang, 22, pleaded guilty on Feb. 11 to third-degree sexual abuse, extortion, and solicitation to commit tampering with...

UISG VP candidates spar on alcohol alternatives, sustainability

HILARY ROSENCRANTS

April 8, 2013

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The University of Iowa Student Government vice-presidential candidates debated Monday night. Jack Cumming and Jostna Dash went back and forth on several issues for students at the UI, ranging from off-campus housing concerns...

Nonprofit ranks UI last in neglected disease research

CASSIDY RILEY

April 8, 2013

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Diseases that receive the least amount of funding affect one in six people in the world, and one nonprofit organization is calling on research universities to work to change this. Universities Allied for Essential Medicine published...

Second UI librarian candidate stresses collaboration

EVAN HAFNER

April 8, 2013

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Jay Starratt said the future of the University of Iowa’s libraries must include collaboration. “Collaboration is very powerful,” he said. “In our partnerships with scholars, faculty, and other libraries,...

Woman charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief

REBECCA MORIN

April 8, 2013

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A North Liberty woman has been accused of breaking a spork in jail. Tera Harris, 25, was charged Sunday with fifth-degree criminal mischief. Harris was processed into the jail on theft charges. After the processing, she was...

Harkin awarded 2013 Congressional Arts Leadership Award

JORDYN REILAND

April 8, 2013

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Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has been awarded the 2013 National Award for Congressional Arts Leadership Award. According to a news release, this award recognizes public service on behalf of the arts. Harkin will accept the award...

Johnson Crisis Center asks community for baby products

MICHELLE KIM

April 8, 2013

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The Johnson County Crisis Center is asking for the community’s support during its “Shower the Crisis Center” awareness month. During April, community members are encouraged to donate baby products, such as non-expired...

Iowa baseball looks for second half rebound

TOMMY REINKING

April 8, 2013

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The Iowa baseball team has played 26 of a scheduled 51 games in the regular season so far. With an 11-15 overall record, 2-7 in the Big Ten, Iowa’s head coach has made it clear his team is not where he wants it to be. The...

Hawkeye men’s swimming and diving team ‘satisfied’ with season

JALYN SOUCHEK

April 8, 2013

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The men’s swimming and diving team wrapped up its season with a 32nd-place finish at the 2013 NCAA swimming and diving championships. Despite not placing as high as the swimmers had hoped, some members of the team conceded...

Mediating a melee on skates for UI’s Bergus

ADAM WESLEY

April 8, 2013

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As his name may suggest, Nick Bergus is ineligible for competition with the Old Capitol City Roller Girls. And he’s fine with that. “I have zero interest in playing,” he said. Instead, Bergus seems to be in...