The Daily Iowan

Students share stories about soil

CORY PORTER

December 11, 2014

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A group of University of Iowa students chose unconventional means to educate community members, faculty, and fellow students about the importance of soil. “An Evening in the Soil: From Regenerative Agriculture to Urban...

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America are beginning to sell cookies online

DANIEL VALENTIN

December 11, 2014

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The Girl Scouts members have launched a new program to reach a wider audience when it comes to selling their famous cookies. With this new initiative, patrons will be able to use an online platform called Digital Cookie, through...

Baghdad in the mist

KC MCGINNIS

December 10, 2014

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Yasir Mohsin is sitting up in bed. East light enters through the narrow window of his basement apartment across from Kinnick Stadium, where 70,000 fans gathered last weekend for the Iowa/Iowa State football game. On game days, Y...

IC sporting groups willing to help officials offset revenue funds

GRACE PATERAS

December 10, 2014

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Iowa City youth sporting group affiliates voiced concerns at an Iowa City Parks and Recreation commission meeting on Wednesday. Because of the property tax legislation passed in 2013, the Parks and Recreation Department is providing...

UI holds workshop on teaching about race

CORY PORTER

December 10, 2014

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In light of the recent wave of protests nationwide, concerning racism and police brutality, the University of Iowa’s College of Education hosted a panel Wednesday to offer educators tools to discuss these complicated and...

Gas prices lowest in four years

ALYSSA GUZMAN

December 10, 2014

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University of Iowa freshman Addison Mittelstaedt said she feels as if the recent low gas prices is “like a Christmas present” for all Iowans. Currently, gas prices are the lowest they have been in four years, which...

The UI Center for Human Rights celebrated the 66th anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

DANIEL VALENTIN

December 10, 2014

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More than a dozen students and community members gathered at Old Brick on Wednesday evening to commemorate a more than 60-year-old document. Amy Weismann, the associate director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights,...

Waterstreet Coffee Bar turns one

BEN MARKS

December 10, 2014

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One year ago, on Dec. 10, 2013, the Waterstreet Coffee Bar opened in the Iowa River Landing. Owner Jenny Henningsen, a former accountant who had never run her own business before, said the initial experience was tiring. “It’s...

The Bedell Learning Laboratory turns 10

BEN MARKS

December 9, 2014

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When it first opened its doors in 2004 as a space for entrepreneurs to meet and share ideas, the University of Iowa’s Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory was among the first one of its kind nationwide. However...

Council nixes cottage hearing

NICK MOFFITT

December 9, 2014

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The Iowa City City Council in a special session on Tuesday did not delay demolition of three 150-year-old cottages on South Dubuque Street. The council did not set a public hearing on the cottages on a 4-3 vote, with Mayor Matt...

District students continue to succeed

GRACE PATERAS

December 9, 2014

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Students across the board in Iowa City continue to excel, ranking comparably high in the state, according to a report introduced to the School Board on Tuesday. The 2013-14 annual progress report was presented to the board members...

Challenge sparks winter biking

CORY PORTER

December 9, 2014

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Come winter, the trip from the front door to the car is too frigid and grueling for many, but for participants of the Winter Warrior Challenge, it’s just another day for cycling. The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability...