CHICAGO – Hannah Soyer was at the beginning of her life when she was forced to think of its end.Lexi Ewoldt applies eye shadow for Hannah Soyer as they get ready for a night on the town Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Chicago. The two, along with Soyer's other helper Naomi Nothdurft (not pictured) were in the Windy City to have dinner and attend the Matt Nathanson concert at the Riviera Theatre.

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    Two people are dead after a vehicular crash in Waterloo.Waterloo Police were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle near the intersection of Martin Luther King Dr. and Mobile St. in Waterloo on Saturday at about 5:40 p.m..According to a news release, officers arrived on scene and determined that the driver of the motorcycle and passenger of the vehicle had died on scene.The driver of the vehicle was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. More
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  • Hubbell called helpful in cleaning up film tax credit mess
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  • History happenings: Reflections on the 2008 flood
    Starting Tuesday, June 10, 2008, I began photo documenting the events of the great flood that changed Cedar Rapids in ways that no one could ever expect or even imagine. I was on the waters’ edge as it got higher and higher June 12, was in the downtown area as the Cedar River crested on Friday, June 13th. More
  • University of Iowa student doesn't let disability become barrier to human connection
    Soyer, a University of Iowa freshman, left her hometown of Johnston in August to start college two hours away, despite needing 12 part-time student helpers who provide ... you know, a disability, that keeps you from doing so.” But Soyer tells viewers ...
    11/28/2013 - 8:08 am | View Link
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  • University Graduates with a Disability: The Transition to ...
    University Graduates with a Disability: ... It is also necessary to move towards more humanistic and empowering perspectives of disabilities, such as the human rights approach to disability, which views disability as an inherent part of society where the responsibility of disability is shared among society (Rioux, 2002; 2003). As Wendell (1997) states: The problems of living with a disability ...
    05/23/2018 - 8:38 am | View Website
  • University of Iowa
    Eleven University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, attend graduate school, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2018–19.
    05/22/2018 - 4:18 pm | View Website
  • Removing barriers to learning for UI students ...
    Removing barriers to learning for UI students with disabilities A student, instructor, and administrator discuss the benefits of UI’s Student Disability Services office
    05/21/2018 - 7:29 am | View Website
  • Disability Resource Center
    Human variation is natural and vital in the development of dynamic communities. Disability is a social/political concept that includes people with a variety of conditions who share common experiences.
    05/21/2018 - 4:37 am | View Website
  • College Students and Disability Law | LD Topics | LD OnLine
    College Students and Disability Law. By: Stephen B. Thomas. Today, there are more students with documented disabilities in higher education than ever before -- 140,142 freshmen reported having a disability in 1996 (HEATH Resource Center, 1998).
    05/20/2018 - 3:51 pm | View Website
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