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Ex-Iowa coach Alford issues apology 11 years after Pierce assault controversy

TORK MASON

April 11, 2013

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It’s been more than a decade since former Iowa men’s basketball player Pierre Pierce was charged with sexual assault, but the dark cloud that has hovered over the program since that time was brought back into focus...

UI officials discuss Rutgers-Mike Rice incident

LAUREN COFFEY

April 11, 2013

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University of Iowa officials say they’re positive the mistreatment of athletes, such as physical and emotional abuse, would never happen at the UI because of guidelines that have been in place for three years. “We...

Q&A: Mason talks Board of Regents, campus renovations

DI STAFF

April 11, 2013

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The Daily Iowan: The Iowa Senate rejected on Monday two of Gov. Terry Branstad’s appointments to the state Board of Regents, including the reappointment of Regent President Craig Lang.  How would you describe your wor...

President Mason looks forward to working with new Regents

BRIANNA JETT

April 11, 2013

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Even as the state Board of Regents prepares to lose a few members next month, University of Iowa President Sally Mason doesn’t expect much change when it comes to the regents’ goals. Mason believes the regents deserve...

Number of high-risk drinking letters sent to UI parents decreases

REBECCA MORIN

April 11, 2013

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Parents of University of Iowa students recieved a little less mail from the university last semester regarding their students’ dangerous drinking habits. In fall 2012, UI officials sent 47 parent-notification letters regarding...

Tippie students to meet with Warren Buffett today

HILLARY ROSENCRANTS

April 11, 2013

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When one considers finances, investing, and the business world, it is more often than not that a single name comes up — Buffett. Not Jimmy, of course, but Warren — businessman extraordinaire, and extraodinarily wealthy. In...

Coffee prices remain steady locally as national bean prices continue to fall

QUENTIN MISIAG

April 11, 2013

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Good news, coffee connoisseurs: The price for that daily cup of coffee may soon cost less, because bean prices have continued to decrease since January. Frequent gourmet coffee shop customers in Iowa City and across the United...

Branstad to meet with President Xi Jinping on China trip

KRISTEN EAST

April 11, 2013

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Gov. Terry Branstad began a trade mission in China on Thursday, and during the trip, he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to a press release from the Governor’s Office, Branstad will meet with Xi on...

Transparency Task Force to hold public meetings in coming weeks

KRISTEN EAST

April 11, 2013

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The state Board of Regents’ Transparency Task Force will hold several public hearings throughout Iowa in the coming weeks. The first of four public hearings will take place at Johnston High School in Johnston at 6 p.m. April...

City Park access road project stalled

NICK HASSETT

April 11, 2013

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Iowa City will shelve plans for an access road after complaints from residents in the area. The City Park Secondary Access Road project, which would have extended an access road across City Park to Normandy Drive, was scheduled...

Two charged after prostitution act

REBECCA MORIN

April 11, 2013

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A local man has been accused of not paying a woman for an “erotic massage” for $200. Hamed Mohamd, 27, was charged Wednesday with assault causing injury and prostitution. Alysia Talbert, 23, was charged Wednesday...

Brands to campaign internationally for Olympic wrestling

LAUREN COFFEY

April 11, 2013

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Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands announced his plans to be among those fighting for Olympic Wrestling at an international meeting in May. During a Presidential Committee on Athletics meeting Thursday, Brands said he planned...