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Dance Marathon: Working for cancer cure

ASHLEY OERMAN

February 1, 2010

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Inside the purple, blue, and green walls of the UI Children’s Hospital clinic, Sue O’Dorisio strides through the halls grinning as she enters one of her patient’s rooms. Although O’Dorisio, the director of fellowships...

Dance Marathon: Falling in love with marathon

ALYSSA CASHMAN

February 1, 2010

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Eric Banwarth calls his involvement in Dance Marathon “almost selfish.” And after three years of being involved in the organization, he’s still amazed when families thank him for his efforts. “It doesn’t seem like...

Dance Marathon: A history

KATHRYN STINSON

February 1, 2010

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Sheila Baldwin said there was a time when no one knew what he or she was getting into. As one of the first UI Dance Marathon executive-committee members, she said, it was difficult to find participants to pledge to dance for...

U.S. trend misses UI business school

EMILY BUSSE

February 1, 2010

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Despite a nationwide decrease in the number of freshmen planning to major in business, the UI hasn’t seen declining interest in the field. Some university officials say recent Wall Street scandals and the economic climate have...

Spotlight Iowa City: A love of languages

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

February 1, 2010

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Ashot Vardanyan has lived in two very different worlds. The UI visiting instructor has experienced Armenia during the Soviet era and capitalist Iowa City — and he’s transferred decades of life and culture from the former,...

Free tax-return help offered

DI STAFF

February 1, 2010

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UI accounting students will provide free tax-return preparation to qualifying people, according to the UI’s Tippie College of Business. The service began Sunday; it will last through April 14. Student tax preparers will be...

UI seeks more early retirements

DI STAFF

February 1, 2010

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UI officials are looking to implement a second early retirement incentive program to save money if approved by the state Board of Regents on Thursday. The first program, implemented in April 2009, is expected to save $4.7 million...

Panel offers 3 sites for museum

DI STAFF

February 1, 2010

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The UI Museum of Art Envisioning Committee met Jan. 29 to discuss the report concerning the future of the facility. The committee suggested three specific sites for the relocation, but the UI will explore other locations in addition...

Dennis, Iowa shut out Spartans

RYAN YOUNG

February 1, 2010

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Technically, Daniel Dennis knows he didn’t wrestle the best match of his collegiate career Sunday night. He knows his 3-2 overtime upset against top-ranked 133-pounder Franklin Gomez in Carver-Hawkeye Arena didn’t win him...

Commentary: Another dual, another beating

J.T. BUGOS

February 1, 2010

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The No. 1 Iowa wrestling team dismantled Michigan State on Sunday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This Hawkeye squad lacks the toughness of a typical Tom Brands team … Oh, who am I kidding? Coming into the season, I thought it wo...

Bluder’s Bunch earns third-straight Big Ten victory

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 1, 2010

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Even though the Iowa women’s basketball team includes nine underclassmen, every player already has a diploma. Prior to the Hawkeyes’ game at Illinois on Jan. 21, head coach Lisa Bluder and her assistants bestowed each of...

Commentary: Fans should show more support for Bluder’s Bunch

EVELYN LAU

February 1, 2010

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A good crowd can make all the difference. An impressive turnout of 7,737 attendees came out to watch the Iowa women’s basketball team take on Purdue in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday. It was the largest crowd of the season,...