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Bitcoin slips into local scene

NOELLE ALKHAWAJA

February 12, 2015

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University of Iowa transfer student Cameron Schorg calls himself an advocate for the bitcoin. He sees it as such an interesting innovation that he started a club at the University of South Carolina centered on the currency. Now,...

Biden touts recovery

ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

February 12, 2015

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DES MOINES — Vice President Joe Biden and the Obama administration may be entering the home stretch of their time in the White House, but Biden says the Obama strategy needs to stay. The vice president spent roughly an hour ...

New legislation could change under-21 rules

NICHOLAS MOFFITT

February 12, 2015

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A new piece of legislation proposed in the state Senate could have a big effect on Iowa City’s 21-ordinance. The new legislation would ban cities and counties from adopting any ordinance restricting people 19 or older...

E-cigs more dangerous than previously thought

BILL COONEY

February 12, 2015

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Puffing vapor from an e-cigarette may be more like inhaling smoke from a traditional cigarette than many people realize, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Rochester recently tested e-cigarette vapors...

Uber calls new taxi ordinance a "barrier"

BILL COONEY

February 12, 2015

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Uber has described the Iowa City City Council’s recently passed taxi ordinance as a barrier to bringing its service to Iowa City. Despite the claim from Uber, the City Council isn’t budging on its support of the...

Discussion ponders race at UI

THOMAS JARDINE

February 12, 2015

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What it means to be African American and racial understanding is an important topic all year round, said students at Thursday’s discussion at the University of Iowa African American Cultural Center. “The university...

Law school to admit some without LSAT

DI STAFF

February 12, 2015

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Some University of Iowa students could now gain admission to the College of Law without taking the LSAT, a nationwide testing program. The Daily Iowan learned this afternoon that eligible students have been notified of the c...

PCA talks gender biases, scholarships, mentor programs

BRENDAN MAGEE

February 12, 2015

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Officials from the Presidential Committee on Athletics met Thursday to discuss various issues and occurrences with the University of Iowa Athletics Department, tackling the controversial firing of former Field Hockey Coach Tracey...

Hawkeye offense struggles against Minnesota

DANNY PAYNE

February 12, 2015

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The end of Iowa’s 64-59 loss to Minnesota (16-9, 5-7 Big Ten) Thursday night was almost too fitting. After clawing its way back from trailing by as many as 11 points, Iowa was down 3 with 19 seconds remaining, Mike Gesell...

Hawks drink from ugliness well

JACOB SHEYKO

February 12, 2015

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Nothing felt familiar in Iowa’s 64-59 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night. Not even the warm-ups. “I thought we lost this game almost in warm-ups,” White said. “I didn’t think we were ready to go...

Hawks down Huskers again

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

February 12, 2015

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A rematch of Iowa’s upset win over Nebraska on Jan. 26 had the Hawkeyes coming on late and stunning the Huskers in Lincoln, 69-61. The win was Iowa’s first at Nebraska since 2005 and moves the Hawkeyes to 20-4 overall,...

Wrestlers put Wolverines in their sights

CODY GOODWIN

February 12, 2015

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When Thomas Gilman found out Iowa had clinched a share of the Big Ten regular-season title last weekend, he stopped and thought about it. He was confused and responded with a question of his own. “A share of it?”...