The Daily Iowan

Electing Ernst will mark change for Iowa

LAUREN COFFEY

November 13, 2014

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Joni Ernst’s arrival in Washington, D.C., brings about a few firsts, but it will also bring back an oft-familiar scene from Iowa’s past: For the first time in 30 years, Iowa will be represented by two Republicans in...

Legislators tour UI research facilities

RACHEL GREEN

November 13, 2014

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From the semitrailer truck cab centered in the big white contraption, Rep. Dean Fisher, R-Garwin, peered at the brightly colored projections encircling him, which acted as “distractions” during a driving simulat...

New English and Creative Writing Degree in final stages

BEN MARKS

November 13, 2014

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Many of the students who are interested in humanities and literature come to Iowa City as freshmen because of its fame as a “City of Literature” and a community of writers, University of Iowa English Professor Loren...

Sarah McNitt returns as a Jeopardy champion

ALYSSA GUZMAN

November 13, 2014

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In September, Sarah McNitt was walking through the Old Capitol Town Center when she received a phone call telling her she would be a contestant on the popular TV game show “Jeopardy.” “It was unbelievable,”...

Currier celebrates 100 years of history

MITCH MCANDREW

November 13, 2014

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When Currier was built, living in a residence hall on campus cost just $70 a semester (approximately $1,666 in today’s money). A century later, while the price may be somewhat more, little else has changed about the distinguished...

PCA to improve coaching system

DI STAFF

November 13, 2014

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Panel mulls credit hours for athletes Officials from the Presidential Committee on Athletics met Thursday to discuss making possible changes to the number of credit hours student-athletes must fulfill. Fred Mims, associate ...

Iowa City receives perfect score on LGBT index

DI STAFF

November 13, 2014

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Iowa City was recognized Thursday as one of the nation’s most progressive cities in terms of LGBTQ civil rights. The city received a score of 100, a perfect score, from the nation’s largest civil-rights organization...

Fire damages downtown apartment

DI STAFF

November 13, 2014

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An apartment building under construction in Iowa City’s Peninsula neighborhood caught fire late Wednesday night, effecting the building’s basement and first floor. The Iowa City Fire Department was dispatched at 10:55...

Iowa ready for Lunt-led Illinois

CODY GOODWIN

November 13, 2014

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Tim Beckman has an unwavering faith in his players, meaning that it should come as no surprise that, earlier this week, he said Wes Lunt will start at quarterback on Saturday against Iowa. “He was back last week,”...

Goodwin: The last man to wrestle Dave Schultz

CODY GOODWIN

November 13, 2014

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The last man to wrestle Dave Schultz remembers their last conversation as a normal one. It was Jan., 25, 1996, and Brandon Slay, a business student and wrestler at the University of Pennsylvania at the time, had just gotten his...

Healthier Jok poised to make leap

DANNY PAYNE

November 13, 2014

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It’s no secret the jump from high school to college isn’t an easy for transition for some. Throw Big Ten basketball into the equation, and that adjustment is going to be seamless for only a small number of peop...

Looking for middle weight clarity

JORDAN HANSEN

November 13, 2014

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Going into the season, the two biggest question marks in the Iowa wrestling team’s lineup are at the 149- and 157-pound weight classes. This weekend’s Luther Open may shed some light and clarify who the contenders...