The Daily Iowan

UI pays for public relations

BEN MARKS

July 20, 2015

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Per student, the University of Iowa spends more money on strategic communication than some of the largest schools in the Big Ten. On July 14, the UI confirmed it had contracted with consultant Terri Goren of Terri Goren and Associa...

Johnson County governments meet to discuss various items

BILL COONEY

July 20, 2015

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Solar power, community IDs, and plans for North Dubuque St. were the topics of discussion at Monday’s joint Johnson County meeting, and officials said while the community-ID program was going well, they expressed some concern...

Twelve members of the Midwest Region Peace Corps are riding through Iowa

RAPHAEL GELFAND

July 20, 2015

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After years of work in a dozen countries around the world, a team of Peace Corps volunteers have returned to their native Midwest to share their experiences and knowledge with locals as they ride in this year’s RAGBRAI. The...

CIVIC hosts the international human rights forum at the local community

YUN LIN

July 20, 2015

Filed under News

They hail from as far away as Estonia, the Gaza Strip, the Côte d ’Ivoire and as near as Iowa City, but Monday, they were all gathered in one room to discuss human rights. Local and international activists gathered for...

Writers’ Workshop Grad returns with debut novel

ANDREW POTOCKI

July 20, 2015

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Almost a month after the publication of her popular first novel and two weeks of signings, tours, and talks, author Naomi Jackson came home to Iowa City on Monday night to talk about her writing and the success of the Star Sid...

Prime Time’s most dangerous

CHARLIE GREEN

July 20, 2015

Filed under Sports

Coach Jess Settles of the Marion Iron squad put together an unconventional roster at the start of the Prime Time League, selecting no one who played for the Hawkeyes in the 2014-15 season — one of only two coaches to do so. Instead,...

Hawks in the NFL: Tight ends searching for targets

CHARLIE GREEN

July 20, 2015

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Aside from offensive linemen, Iowa football might not produce more NFL players at any position than it does at tight end. Many of these players, such as C.J. Fiedorowicz, serve primarily as an extra blocking body on the line of...

Will Tiger ever win another major?

DI STAFF

July 20, 2015

Filed under Sports

Yes After missing the cut at the British Open on July 18, Tiger Woods’ chance of winning another major championship looks bleak.   Woods finished seconde round 3-over, leaving him 7-over for the tournament a...

Zach Johnson wins British Open in wild playoff finish

DOUG FERGUSON - ASSOCIATED PRESS

July 20, 2015

Filed under Sports

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland  — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the...

Cubs fall to Reds 5-4

JOE KAY - ASSOCIATED PRESS

July 20, 2015

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CINCINNATI  — Todd Frazier connected for the first time since he won the All-Star Home Run Derby, and Jay Bruce hit a key 2-run shot in the sixth inning on Monday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the...

Editorial: Fear-mongering in mass shootings

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 20, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Following the tragic shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which claimed the lives of four Marines and a Navy petty officer last week, several U.S governors have implemented new security measures to combat the threat of domestic...

Dugan: Of Big Macs & economics

JACK DUGAN

July 20, 2015

Filed under Opinions

The Economist’s famous Big Mac index is a novel method of measuring the currency value of nations worldwide and is based on something called the theory of Purchasing Power Parity. The Economist defines it as “the ...