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Officials concerned about Christmas tree business in Iowa

MEGAN SANCHEZ

December 2, 2013

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The Friday after Thanksgiving, families bundled in scarves and mittens grabbed an axe and some twine in search for the perfect live Christmas tree. Although farmers said they had a fine season this year, there is concern th...

Transgender students offered continuous support

LILY ABROMEIT

December 2, 2013

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A year has passed since the University of Iowa became the first school in the nation to show support for the LGBT community during the admission application process. Students are now able to identify as transgendered, and officials...

Hancher construction awaited by Iowa community

MEGAN DEPPE

December 2, 2013

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The construction of the University of Iowa’s new Hancher is on schedule and well underway, with expectations for the shape of the building to be completed in the spring of 2014. The completion of the new Hancher is estim...

UI faculty and students push for Latino Studies

REBECCA MORIN

December 2, 2013

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After a cluster hiring initiative to start a Latino Studies program in 2006 stalled — a push by University of Iowa faculty and students has blossomed once again. “When I contacted [Omar Valerio-Jimenez, a University of ...

Community discusses ICCSD Transitional Services Center

GABRIELLA DUNN

December 2, 2013

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A public forum about the future of one special-needs program in the Iowa City School District fostered discussion about how the program should be structured for coming years. The Transitional Services Center helps special-education...

See what’s on the agenda for today’s Iowa City City Council meeting

DI STAFF

December 2, 2013

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Council to vote on school project annexation The Iowa City City Council will vote on a first consideration on the annexation of Sycamore Street and American Legion Road to the Iowa City School District at the Dec. 3 meeting. ...

Olson to scale back campaign as he works through divorce proceedings

DI STAFF

December 2, 2013

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Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids, announced he will scale back his campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination as he and his wife work through divorce proceedings. “I am saddened to announce today that my wife...

The tale of two coaches

JOSH BOLANDER

December 2, 2013

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Fifteen years ago today, Kirk Ferentz was introduced as Iowa’s head football coach. And the fortunes of Iowa football made a historic turn. Sunday was also a monumental day: It marked the 15th anniversary of Bob Stoops being...

Iowa lacked bonus points against ISU

CODY GOODWIN

December 2, 2013

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There was a lot of good that came from No. 2 Iowa’s 23-9 win over No. 6 Iowa State over the weekend in the annual Cy-Hawk wrestling dual. For starters, the win was Iowa’s 11th-straight in the series, keeping the Dan...

McCaffery’s personal ties amplify already anticipated matchup between the Hawkeyes and the Irish

RYAN PROBASCO

December 2, 2013

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The Iowa men’s basketball players won’t have the opportunity to catch their breath after finishing second in the grinding, three-day Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas this past week.  This evening, the...

The Box Score: How football Hawks stack up

BEN ROSS

December 2, 2013

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With the Big Ten regular season at a close for the Iowa football team, the Hawkeyes find themselves ranked at respectable levels both in the Big Ten and nationally. Let’s take a peek, shall we? Total Defense — No. 9 in NCAA ...

The Box Score: Hawkeyes fare well statistically in hoops

BEN ROSS

December 2, 2013

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The Iowa men’s basketball team has eight games under its belt and a top-25 ranking to go along with its 7-1 record. The Hawkeyes fell in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis to Villanova over the Thanksgiving holiday,...