The Daily Iowan

Iowa City schools harvesting more local produce

MICHELLE KIM

August 28, 2013

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Going into the new school year, students in the Iowa City School District will see an increased amount of fresh, local produce on their lunch trays. The district’s Farm to School program was established in 2008 with the...

International social media builds opportunity

ABIGAIL MEIER

August 28, 2013

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The University of Iowa is trading English for Mandarin and Facebook for WeChat to reach out to international students. The university has announced it will hire a new global external-relations coordinator to connect the u...

UI addresses heat wave for Saturday’s football game

MEGAN SANCHEZ

August 28, 2013

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With temperature for Saturday’s kickoff to the football season promising to reach the low to mid-90s, Kinnick Stadium staff and officials are attempting to take the necessary precautions to ensure safety for fans on...

Honors Primetime expanding

SHIANNE GRUSS

August 28, 2013

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Each fall, for some freshmen, the University of Iowa campus is virtually all theirs for three days. Since 2009, the UI Honors Program has offered Honors Primetime to incoming Honors students. It is a three-and-a-half day...

Tutor Iowa website one year stronger

MEGAN DEPPE

August 28, 2013

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After one year of service, Tutor Iowa has experienced success while it strives to make improvements. Last fall, the University of Iowa launched the Tutor Iowa website to help connect students with tutors for subjects they...

Rochester Bridge project expected to be finalized in the coming weeks

DI STAFF

August 28, 2013

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Despite the city’s goal to have Rochester Avenue open to the public before the Iowa City School District started classes, repairs to a water main in the area has caused a delay. Iowa Bridge & Culvert was contracted...

West side parent seeks second School Board term

GABRIELLA DUNN

August 28, 2013

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After four years of working on contested issues, Tuyet Dorau has announced she would like another term on the Iowa City School Board. Dorau was elected to the board during the last election, in 2009. This year’s election...

Local man faces theft charge

DI STAFF

August 28, 2013

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An Iowa City man has been charged after allegedly stealing a bottle of vodka. Carl Johnson, 52, was charged Aug. 27 with third-degree theft. The police complaint stated that an African-American man wearing a black shirt...

A Chicago man rolled his semi-truck over on Interstate 80 in Johnson County

DI STAFF

August 28, 2013

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A semi driver from Chicago was sent to University of Iowa Hospitals after he was injured in a crash Wednesday morning. Robert Manjarrez, 24, was hauling a box trailer while traveling westbound on Interstate 80. He lost control...

Local Disabilities Advocate speaks out

DANIEL SEIDL

August 28, 2013

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Terry Cunningham can often be found spending his time at Uptown Bill’s, a coffeehouse that supports individuals with disabilities. The self-described disability advocate, 60, has long been involved with issues affecting...

Iowa City Schools to release early once again

DI STAFF

August 28, 2013

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For the next two days, the Iowa City School District will have early dismissals. All 25 schools in the district will dismiss one hour early today and two hours early on Friday. This comes after three-consecutive days of early...

Penn State focused on football

MATT CABEL

August 28, 2013

Filed under Sports

The Penn State Nittany Lions have put the sanctions that plagued last year’s off-season and made national attention behind them and are once again focused on one thing heading into the 2013 season: football. “This...