The Daily Iowan

First openly gay bishop talks marriage equality in Iowa City

NICK HASSETT

May 5, 2013

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One retired bishop believes that while widespread acceptance of same-sex marriage is inevitable, even in the mainline Christian churches, the hardest part in the debate for equality will be convincing the inland areas of the United...

Iowa Supreme Court ruling expands birth-certificate rights for lesbian couples

BRENT GRIFFITHS

May 5, 2013

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The Iowa Supreme Court expanded on its landmark 2009 decision legalizing same-sex marriage last week by requiring a child’s birth certificate to include both parents’ names. “These realities demonstrate that...

First spring carnival raises funds for Mobile Clinic

REBECCA MORIN

May 5, 2013

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Student volunteers from the University of Iowa Mobile Clinic stationed themselves at a new location on Sunday afternoon in hopes to raise money and attention about the clinic. “[The Mobile Clinic] is not very well supported,...

UI College of Education launches new brand following fall controversy

CASSIDY RILEY

May 5, 2013

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Officials say the launch of the University of Iowa College of Education’s new brand honors the past and looks forward to the future. On May 3, the College of Education launched its new brand, “Leaders, Scholars, and...

Cambus will add new late-night service for finals week

LAUREN COFFEY

May 5, 2013

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University of Iowa students will now have the option to take the Cambus service later at night during finals week — with the UI Student Government and the Cambus office collaborating to add the late-night service for student...

UI Foundation to promote research through new campaign

STACEY MURRAY

May 5, 2013

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Chris Coffey and Tom Schnell, both University of Iowa professors and researchers, have offices sitting on opposite sides of the Iowa River. Coffey is a professor in the College of Public Health, and Schnell is an associate professor...

King not running for U.S. Senate seat

BRENT GRIFFITHS

May 5, 2013

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, announced he would not run for the seat of retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, leaving Republicans without a candidate. "I believe my duty is to utilize the honor of serving Iowans in Congress by...

Trial is set for a man charged with forcing a young girl to touch him inappropriately

CASSIDY RILEY

May 5, 2013

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Trial has been set for a local man who was accused of forcing a child to touch him inappropriately. On March 15, Andre Poole, 19, was charged with lascivious acts with a child. According to a police complaint, he was allegedly...

Pi Kappa Alpha becomes official UI chapter

CASSIDY RILEY

May 5, 2013

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The University of Iowa officially recognized a fraternity colony that has existed since 2010 this past weekend. Pi Kappa Alpha began as a fraternity colony in October 2010. Over the weekend, it was recognized as an official...

Jane Jacobs Walk facilitates discussion about downtown development

HILLARY ROSENCRANTS

May 5, 2013

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A group of like-minded individuals gathered near the fountain on the Pedestrian Mall on May 4 to raise awareness about urban planning in Iowa City. The Jane Jacobs Walk, a nationally recognized event that strives to help citizens...

Branstad appoints City High student to non-voting Board of Education position

BRENT GRIFFITHS

May 5, 2013

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The son of a Johnson County Republicans Chairwoman Deborah Thornton was appointed to a non-voting position on a state board on May 3, according to a press release. Edgar Thornton, 16, was appointed to the state Board of Education....

Man accused of depositing two fictitious checks

REBECCA MORIN

May 5, 2013

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A local man has been accused of depositing two fictitious checks that totaled almost $4,000. Jordan Young, 22, was charged June 28, 2012, with two charges of second-degree theft, two charges of identity theft, and two charges...