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Former student addicted to World of Warcraft

HOLLY HINES

October 28, 2009

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BLACK HAWK, Colo. — The dusty, shrub-dotted Utah desert, a deeply furrowed terrain, returned Ben Alexander to reality after he had spent 10 months in a fantasy world. There, the words of the former UI student’s mother hung...

UISG endorses surcharge and tuition hike

KATHRYN STINSON

October 28, 2009

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The UI Student Government Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of supporting a $100 spring tuition surcharge on Tuesday night. Senators also voted to endorse a 6 percent tuition increase. But the Senate wasn’t fully on board...

Balancing sports’ books

SAM LANE

October 28, 2009

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Despite a multimillion dollar budget, the Hawkeye athletics department has still faced budget challenges this year. Since 2007, the athletics department has been completely self-sustaining — meaning its budget receives no money...

UI Student Health builds fitness foundation

JORDAN FRIES

October 28, 2009

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Freshmen can now better avoid gaining their destined 15 pounds. In fact, all UI students can focus on slowly transitioning into a healthier lifestyle with the help of UI Student Health’s new program, the Two-Week Health Challenge. Starting...

Local FEMA office benefits flood-recovery process

HOLLY HINES

October 28, 2009

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A new Federal Emergency Management Agency and Iowa Homeland Security office in Iowa City is helping the UI with roughly 250 flood-recovery projects. UI officials said the new location, funded by federal disaster-relief money...

Spotlight Iowa City: Twirling in a burning ring of fire

IAN MARTIN

October 28, 2009

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Nicole Jensen keeps cool, even with fiery batons encircling her. As the featured twirler for West High, Jensen is always a bright spot in the marching band’s halftime show. But beyond just a few Fridays in the fall, she also...

Community college face cuts

LAUREN MILLS

October 28, 2009

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Iowa’s community-college instructors could see smaller salaries as officials at the schools face a 10 percent cut in state funding. The Department of Education is looking to cut $91,668 from community colleges’ salaries fund,...

Kehoe trial to open

DI STAFF

October 28, 2009

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The trial for a Coralville woman accused of killing one son and attempting to kill another will begin today. Michelle Kehoe, 36, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, and child endangerment causing serious injury. The...

Robinson, Richardson out for regular season

SCOTT MILLER

October 28, 2009

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Four key players — guard Dace Richardson (leg), running back Adam Robinson (high ankle sprain), safety Brett Greenwood (neck), and wide receiver Colin Sandeman (concussion) — all left Iowa’s game against Michigan State with...

Lynch, Hoosiers face enormous challenge this weekend

BRENDAN STILES

October 28, 2009

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When the No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes take on Indiana on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, they might face a desperate opponent. Last week, the Hoosiers watched a 28-3 lead on Northwestern evaporate as the Wildcats pulled off an incredible...

Commentary: The familiar helps Hawkeyes with the unfamiliar

AMIE KIEHN

October 28, 2009

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I have no idea what it is like to play college football. For some of you, that might be obvious, despite my incredible foray in creating awesome touchdown celebrations. (I got it on lock Ochocinco.) I don’t go through a roll...

New cricket club hopes to spread the sport

IAN MARTIN

October 28, 2009

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“I was born Hindu, but converted to cricket,” says Ankush Bhasin. A UI graduate student, Bhasin is one of the millions of people who have fallen in love with one of the most popular sports on Earth. But after playing the...