The Daily Iowan

Iowa City to celebrate 175th birthday

NICK MOFFITT

December 4, 2014

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This weekend, Iowa City will celebrate its dodransbicentennial, or in simpler terms, its 175th birthday. Iowa City’s origin takes a different path from that of most cities or towns in Iowa; it was an artificial creation...

Protesters mourn Eric Garner

ALYSSA GUZMAN

December 4, 2014

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Several people marched around the Pentacrest on Thursday night, encouraging the crowd and leading them in chants including “No Justice, No Peace, No Racist Police” and “A Badge is not a License to Kill.&rdquo...

Regents approve Currier renovations

CHRIS HIGGINS

December 4, 2014

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University of Iowa students will no longer have to suffer the August heat in their dorm rooms following one of numerous upcoming capital projects approved by the state Board of Regents. The regents voted in favor of five UI proposals...

Second to last horse science program in state closes

AARON WALKER

December 4, 2014

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After more than four decades of training, riding and raising, the end of an era has come for Kirkwood Community College’s horse-science program. The change, officials say, is due to low graduation rates and job placement...

Board of Supervisors hears updates on diversity measures in Iowa City

BEN MARKS

December 4, 2014

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Supervisor Rod Sullivan placed a small yellow sign over his name plaque that read “Black Lives MATTER” at the start of the Johnson County Board of Supervisor’s meeting Thursday. The sign referred to the popular...

Local union donates to Toys for Tots

RACHEL GREEN

December 4, 2014

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Every year, an Iowa Toys for Tots organization has trouble collecting gifts for children and teens. Typically, when people donate this time of year, they give toys geared toward toddlers and children, said Michele Matt, the...

Iowa women trounced by No. 7 Louisville

KYLE MANN

December 4, 2014

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The No. 22 Iowa women’s basketball team went on the road to challenge No. 7 Lousiville in search of an early season signature win. To put it mildly, that quest didn’t turn out very well. There were concerns entering the...

Wrestlers ready for Michigan State, then a break

CODY GOODWIN

December 4, 2014

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Tom Brands constantly preaches that his team is moving forward and that its focus is always on the upcoming competition. Last week, Iowa’s attention was on No. 12 Iowa State. Once that dual ended, the wrestlers immediat...

The Box Score: A win over North Carolina, a game with Maryland-Baltimore County

DANNY PAYNE

December 4, 2014

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Following a pair of losses at Madison Square Garden in New York City before Thanksgiving, the Iowa men’s basketball team traveled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to play the 12th-ranked Tar Heels on Thursday. As most around...

Men’s swimming ready for Hawkeye Invite

IAN MURPHY

December 4, 2014

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It’s been 34 days since the Iowa men’s swim team had a meet. Since the last meet, on Halloween in Minnesota, Iowa football ended another regular season, Iowa wrestling hit the mats, and the Hawkeye basketball teams...

Iowa ready for Senior Night

SHELBY STITES

December 4, 2014

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The halfway point of the season is approaching for the Hawkeye swimmers as they enter the pool this weekend in the Hawkeye Invitational, but this halfway point also makes it closer to the end of memorable careers for the Iowa...

Track Hawks set to open season

MARIO WILLIAMS AND COURTNEY BAUMANN

December 4, 2014

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In terms of training, it hasn’t been an easy fall for the Hawkeyes, and it won’t be getting easier anytime soon. The squad has been practicing intensively since September, and now it’s time to roll. “This...