DAPL City Response

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A news conference was held Thursday morning to speak about the recent call from Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.

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They asked the city to divest all their funds from financial institutions that have made investments towards the pipeline. This comes weeks after a federal judge ruled to reject a request to block the pipeline from further construction. Protesters say that divesting money from financial institutions is the communities ability to show that they are not okay with the pipeline. The city has responded to the protesters request with the support of the idea.

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“That’s something they look at every two years and can be somewhat difficult to just kinda flip to another bank to do, but my feeling from that conversation is that is something we are trying to actively pursue and will continue to pursue.”

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The city has already divested nearly ninety percent of their funds from financial institutions that invested in the pipeline. They plan on relocating the rest of their money to local banks throughout the remainder of the year.

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Mid-terms week is fast on the rise and students are getting in those long hours of studying at the library before their exams.

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Students utilize the main library at the University of Iowa as a place for quiet studying and resources to aid them as they try to prepare for their tests. Students have many different options for study areas with the main floor being open for discussion and group studying while upper levels are used for quiet study only. Many students appreciate the quiet study areas that the University has provided for them.

SOT about library quiet

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The main floor of the library is open to casual studying and speaking but as you move up the floors they are quiet zones only.  These areas flood with students as they prepare for their upcoming exams.