The Daily Iowan

Pulitzer-winning Tony Kushner visits UI

DEE FABBRICATORE

February 3, 2010

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Tony Kushner gave himself until the age of 30 to start making a living in the theater. If he didn’t make that goal, he told himself, he would explore a different career path. Now 53 years old, he sat in front of an audience...

Provost clears up tension over graduate task force

MORGAN OLSEN

February 3, 2010

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In response to concerns expressed about the graduate-school task force, Provost Wallace Loh addressed the UI Faculty Senate Tuesday and assured the members that university officials have made no decisions. Loh emphasized that...

Dance Marathon: Creative fundraising

MORGAN OLSEN

February 3, 2010

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For most college students, it’s hard enough to keep $400 in the bank account. But each year, UI Dance Marathon dancers raise at least that much to participate in the event by e-mailing, canning, and writing letters. This year,...

Dance Marathon: A patient’s big imagination

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 3, 2010

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Eden Levetzow’s favorite hiding place is behind a dark brown leather armchair in the corner of the living room. But if her parents call for her, she can’t resist giggling and replying, “I’m here.” The red-haired little...

Dance Marathon: Alumni form network

JORDAN FRIES

February 3, 2010

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Courtney Bond said she looked everywhere for an outlet to support Dance Marathon after she graduated from the UI. But the English and journalism major was at a loss on how to stay engaged with the friends and families she met...

Dance Marathon: Nurse for 23 years and still ‘loving it’

MARLEEN LINARES

February 3, 2010

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Richard Young and Payden Lindquist have nothing in common. Young wears glasses, and Payden has no trouble seeing the TV screen in front of him. One is easygoing, the other demanding. Young isn’t up to date with modern video...

Dance Marathon: Dancing on alone

JOE CAVALIERE

February 3, 2010

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Though Lura Carstensen is only a sophomore, the UI student has already been involved with Dance Marathon for more than a decade. Carstensen’s older sister, Kira, was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 1 year old. She battled...

Spotlight: The queen of texting

KACIE KROMINGA

February 3, 2010

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It doesn’t seem anything can stop Jamie Civitate from texting. Tapping the keys at the dinner table receives reprimands from her parents. Sending 160-character messages at school once got her phone confiscated, leading the...

Man charged in L&M attempted robbery

DI STAFF

February 3, 2010

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Iowa City police arrested a man and charged him with attempting to rob a convenience store in Iowa City. Eric Svensson, 23, address unknown, was charged Monday with second-degree robbery, along with third-degree theft and possession...

Council moves against electronic cab signs

DI STAFF

February 3, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council passed its first consideration of an ordinance that would amend the city code to prohibit the use of electronic signs on taxicabs on Tuesday evening. The ordinance became a topic of interest after...

Trial set in shooting

DI STAFF

February 3, 2010

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The trial date has been set for the end of March for an Iowa City man charged in a shooting death. Alajuwon Shamar Johnson, 26, was charged Jan. 1 with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Kylie Jo Perkins. Johnson...

Football recruits ranked No. 39

AMIE KIEHN

February 3, 2010

Filed under Sports

In the wake of last year’s historic football season, Iowa’s new recruiting class is geared to fill in the gaps and add needed depth to a program positioned to expand upon 2009’s success. Although the Hawkeyes’ 2010 recruiting...