The Daily Iowan

Biden pushes minimum wage hike

CASSIDY RILEY

September 17, 2014

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DES MOINES — Visiting just a few days after Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden sharpened his rhetoric in the State Capitol on Wednesday, calling on both the U.S. Congress and Gov. Terry Branstad to raise the minimum...

Jazz legend and UI alum to visit

RACHEL GREEN

September 17, 2014

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Music legend Al Jarreau will visit the University of Iowa this week to talk with UI community members and students in addition to performing in Soulfest. Jarreau earned a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation from...

First-ever Human Rights fair held

CORY PORTER

September 17, 2014

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Students had the opportunity on Wednesday to meet with representatives from various human-rights organizations at the University of Iowa and in Iowa City, thanks to the first-ever Human Rights Opportunity Fair. The UI Students...

Food cart to start delivery services

DANIEL VALENTIN

September 17, 2014

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It’s late at night, and students from the University of Iowa are looking for a meal around 10:30 p.m. Now, they’ve discovered a food cart on the Pedestrian Mall: Cornroc. Makotsi Rukundo, the owner of Cornroc, has...

New citizens get naturalized

NICK MOFFITT

September 17, 2014

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Birgit Schulze never intended to come to America. Having only lived in East Germany, Schulze’s fate changed after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The reunification of Germany allowed her to meet her future husband — a...

Discussion on Park and Ride continues

MITCH MCANDREW

September 17, 2014

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All across the state, Iowa transportation officials are seeking input on a new plan that will allow drivers to share rides and carpool often. Park and Ride is a system that lets participants leave their cars in a lot and utilize...

IC school district falls short of national benchmarks

ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

September 17, 2014

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The Iowa City School District was labeled as “in need of assistance,” along with 44 other Iowa districts, according to the 2014 State Report Card for No Child Left Behind. The results are based on student performance...

IC officials maintain the city is ADA compliant

BEN MARKS

September 17, 2014

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Despite some progress, locals say the majority of Iowa City’s sidewalks and curb ramps, or cuts, are still in grave need of repair and may not be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In February, Lawrence...

Edible garden planned for Rec Center

BEN MARKS

September 17, 2014

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Located in the craft room of the Iowa City Parks and Recreation building, an edible garden proposal was held last night. As part of the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Center’s 50th anniversary celebration, a new garden...

Scherff is as tough as they come

DANNY PAYNE

September 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

It seemed there wouldn’t be any possibility Iowa’s Brandon Scherff would play against Iowa State. He had a knee scope on the Tuesday prior to the Sept. 13 game, and doctors told him he’d be out for a week...

Big Ten field hockey preview

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

September 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

With nonconference field hockey over, Big Ten play is about to kick off this weekend. The Big Ten has two new members this year, Maryland and Rutgers. How do they stack up against the rest of the conference as of right now?...

Hagan stands tall as leader for Hawkeye men’s tennis

CHARLIE GREEN

September 17, 2014

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At 6-6, Iowa men’s tennis senior Matt Hagan towers over his teammates. Aside from sophomore Nils Hallestrand, who stands 6-5, none of the other five players surpasses the 6-foot mark. “It really helps me with my...