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High-school production to benefit Ferguson

KAITLIN DEWULF

October 16, 2014

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Amid the aftermath of chaos in Ferguson, Missouri, a group of City High students have come together to help via the stage. City High will donate a portion of the proceeds from its fall play to Ferguson high-school theater depart...

11-year-old Pella girl to be Kid Captain

JORDYN REILAND

October 16, 2014

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If Marijka Michmershuizen has trouble doing something, she’ll almost always find a way. The 11-year-old wanted to put her bike helmet on by herself, so Leisa Michmershuizen, Marijka’s mother, told the occupational...

Hunger Task Force generates ideas to combat hunger

RACHEL GREEN

October 16, 2014

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Johnson County and city officials are coming together with community members to combat hunger issues through a newly formed task force. Following a Hunger Forum hosted by the Johnson County Crisis Center in July, city councilors...

Distinguished alum speaks on energy

NICHOLAS MOFFITT

October 16, 2014

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James Hansen remembers his days at the University of Iowa fondly. Studying under James Van Allen in the Physics/Astronomy Department, Hansen said he learned vital knowledge that has brought him to where he is today — worki...

High-school student charged with carrying weapons on school grounds

DI STAFF

October 16, 2014

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Authorities have accused an Iowa City West High juvenile of possessing a handgun on school property on Oct. 10. He fled school property prior to the arrival of the police but later turned himself in to the North Liberty police. The...

Reward program to begin in downtown Iowa City

DI STAFF

October 16, 2014

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The Iowa City Downtown District and Iowa City police officials are partnering to encourage good deeds in the community. Spearheaded by Officer David Schwindt, the downtown liaison, the #ThankYouIowaCity campaign was created...

UI creates new position to increase enrollment

DI STAFF

October 16, 2014

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The University of Iowa will implement a new administrative position to advance recruitment practices and enrollment at the university. Brent Gage will start Dec. 15 as the new vice president for Enrollment Management at the...

Lomax returns home as Hawkeyes play at Maryland

CODY GOODWIN

October 16, 2014

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When Jordan Lomax thinks of home, he’s reminded of the good seafood that Maryland’s known for. He thinks of his friends and family and how it’s sometimes hard for them to see him play live. Lomax, Iowa’s...

Versatility key for Iowa

JACOB SHEYKO

October 16, 2014

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ROSEMONT, Illinois — There’s a common metaphor for basketball that compares a team to a puzzle. If said team adds a new player, he’s “another piece to the puzzle.” The metaphor works, for the most part....

Big Ten media day notebook

DANNY PAYNE

October 16, 2014

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ROSEMONT, Illinois — While the Iowa men’s basketball team won’t play against a Big Ten team until the penultimate day of 2014, the season unofficially started Thursday when representatives from all 14 Big Ten teams...

Iowa icon returns to the Big Ten

KYLE MANN

October 16, 2014

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ROSEMONT, Illinois — There was much discussion at Big Ten media day on Thursday about the Big Ten’s expansion to 14 teams this season, and as the conference welcomes Rutgers and Maryland, Iowa will welcome the return of...

Women’s Big Ten media day notebook

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

October 16, 2014

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ROSEMONT, Illinois — Media day for Big Ten Women’s basketball season marked the unofficial start to the season Thursday. Conference title up for grabs Big Ten newcomer Maryland was tabbed as the favorite to win it all co...