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Panel talks race relations

AARON WALKER

December 8, 2014

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Tears were shed and voices were heard among the African American community, allies, and community members during a two-hour discussion on Monday night about the Dec. 5 KKK display. University of Iowa students and communit...

Pentacrest display ignites free speech advocates

KAITLIN DEWULF

December 8, 2014

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A heated debate at the University of Iowa has grown over a 7-foot robed Ku Klux Klan figure that stood on the Pentacrest Dec. 5 for nearly four hours. The display, portraying newspaper articles depicting coverage of racial tensions,...

City Council will decide on public hearing

CORY PORTER

December 8, 2014

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The fate of three properties on South Dubuque Street will be in the hands of Iowa City city councilors today, as they will decide during a special meeting whether to hold a public hearing on the matter. If a public hearing is...

Crime Alert issued for reported sexual misconduct

LILY ABROMEIT

December 8, 2014

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On Monday afternoon, the University of Iowa police issued a warning to students, faculty, and staff following a reported act of sexual misconduct. According to the alert, UI police received a report on Dec. 6 that a student had...

Historic preservation grants awarded to UI organizations

BEN MARKS

December 8, 2014

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With the help of some recently received grant funds, two University of Iowa departments will be able to preserve important aspects of history. On Dec. 4, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announced more than $170,000 in...

Old Capitol flag pulley system out of order

DI STAFF

December 8, 2014

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The pulley system that controls the Old Capitol flagpole is out of commission and University of Iowa officials are working to fix the system to raise and lower the flags. Both the U.S. and Iowa flags were lowered Dec. 5. This...

Seniors to relish bowl game

CODY GOODWIN

December 8, 2014

Filed under Sports

When asked what they knew about the city of Jacksonville, three of Iowa’s senior captains had blank stares. They eventually produced smiles once reality quickly crept in โ€” they don’t really know much about Florida&...

Iowa shooters still searching for their shot

JACOB SHEYKO

December 8, 2014

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The term “practice makes perfect” has yet to apply to the Iowa basketball team, at least as far as shooting goes. Head coach Fran McCaffery has described the scene at an Iowa practice as one filled with efficiency,...

Iowa sprinters shine at Hawkeye Invite

IAN MURPHY

December 8, 2014

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It only took sophomore Jackson Halsmer 19.91 seconds to swim his 50 freestyle in the Hawkeye Invitational finals on Dec. 5 in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center. He won the event handily with that time, and the time...

Mistakes at Black and Gold part of the plan for men’s gymnastics

CHARLIE GREEN

December 8, 2014

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When the Iowa men's gymnastics team competed at the Black and Gold intrasquad matchup on Dec. 6, they had the demeanor of a team in contention. In other words, they were impressive. Fifth year coach JD Reive went as far as to...

Editorial: A tipping point on police accountability

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

December 8, 2014

Filed under Opinions

If one watched the coast-to-coast protests over the last few weeks, they’d see a nation in mourning. The outrage and shock over the numerous recent killings by police officers has begun to dissipate, and a tangible exhaustion...

Korobov: Authorize war against ISIS

MICHAEL KOROBOV

December 8, 2014

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On the surface, what occurred in the meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week must have seemed preposterous โ€” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., tied a proposal to declare war on ISIS to a completely unrelated bill involving...