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Local officials mull pot reform

DANIEL SEIDL

December 10, 2013

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Following the footsteps of several states, officials in Iowa are beginning to consider reforming marijuana regulations. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors met with state legislators — including Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa...

Groups gather to discuss and celebrate human rights

MEGAN DEPPE

December 10, 2013

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While Iowa City officials say the city is receptive to international human rights, there is still more to learn and room to grow. Tuesday marked the 63rd Human Rights Day, which began in 1950 as a day to bring the attention of...

Bridges International hosts Christmas Party

REBECCA MORIN

December 10, 2013

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Christmas was always celebrated in University of Iowa junior Gloria Chang’s family, a native of Singapore. But after arriving in the United States, Chang had one small culture shock — the Christmas feast. “One funny...

The Graduate College is considering changing their funding of fellowships

GRETA MEYLE

December 10, 2013

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The Graduate College is considering decreasing fellowship grants in the next few years based on graduation rates. However, how college will reallocate these funds remains to be seen. While these grants are awarded to the most...

Times changing for Chinese females

LU SHEN

December 10, 2013

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In 1885, Jin Yunmei, a young woman from China, received her medical degree from the Women’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary, becoming the first female Chinese on record to have a U.S. education. It was a time...

A long journey home

LILY ABROMEIT

December 10, 2013

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University of Iowa junior Xinran Gu hasn’t spent time with her parents since June, and the idea of seeing them over winter break helps her push through finals week. “I feel very excited because they have never traveled...

Allamakee County activists call hydraulic fracturing "hot spot for silicosis"

ABIGAIL MEIER

December 10, 2013

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Advocates from Allamakee County came to Iowa City to discuss the process of hydraulic fracturing, calling it “a hot spot for silicosis.” The group said these new mining sites could potentially cause health risks to...

Iowa City Schools re-evaluating MLK Day decision

MEGAN SANCHEZ

December 10, 2013

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For the more than 30 people wearing Dr. Martin Luther King’s face on their shirts at the Iowa City School Board meeting, there is a possibility for change. The board voted on Tuesday night to reconsider and evaluate logistics...

Brooks a viable fill-in

CODY GOODWIN

December 10, 2013

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It was a simple two-on-one move. Sammy Brooks cinched up Vince Pickett’s left arm — one hand on the wrist, another at the elbow — and shot his head through a hole underneath Pickett’s body. The maneuver allowed...

The Box Score: Inside Hawkeye Basketball Statistics

RYAN PROBASCO

December 10, 2013

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The Box Score is a weekly segment in which a Daily Iowan basketball reporter uses statistics to contextualize the Iowa men’s basketball team’s performance over the course of the season. Iowa has played just about...

Iowa women’s basketball has nothing to lose against Iowa State

MATT CABEL

December 10, 2013

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In Lisa Bluder’s 13 going on 14 years coaching the University of Iowa women’s basketball team, she has never won a matchup in Hilton Coliseum, home of the Cyclones. Bluder’s Bunch will have its only opportunity...

Notebook: Brands pushing urgency

DANNY PAYNE

December 10, 2013

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At the Iowa wrestling squad’s media availability on Tuesday afternoon, head coach Tom Brands gave reporters an insight to his philosophy in regards to coaching athletes to rebound after subpar performances. Brand’s...