The Daily Iowan

Regents may consider rescinding surcharge

MORGAN OLSEN

February 4, 2010

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Today’s state Board of Regents meeting may come with a surprise — the rescinding of the $100 tuition surcharge for the spring semester. Earlier this week, President Sally Mason told The Daily Iowan that UI officials would...

Southeast Side seminar sparks criticism

MARLEEN LINARES

February 4, 2010

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While Iowa City’s Southeast Side often sparks heated debate, some residents suggested Wednesday that the neighborhood’s residents rarely get the opportunity to voice their opinions. Iowa City residents gathered to discuss...

UI donations dropped more than 5 percent in 2009

HOLLY HINES

February 4, 2010

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Though donations to the UI dropped slightly in fiscal 2009, UI officials said loyal donors helped prevent donations from declining as much as other they did at other universities nationwide. “They stuck with the university...

Dance Marathon: Doctor spreads joy over 33-year career

ALYSSA CASHMAN

February 4, 2010

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The UI Children’s Hospital is rarely somber. Instead, children play loudly in the bursting playrooms, all smiles and giggles. They seem almost excited to be there. Raymond Tannous is no doubt part of the reason for these children’s...

Dance Marathon: Seeing more equipment requests

EMILY BUSSE

February 4, 2010

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Comfort capes — cloth capes for cancer patients to play in, sibling grief kits, and music therapy are just three projects on the list of 17 funded by Dance Marathon for 2009. These items emotionally support children, the original...

Spotlight: From the gift of a microscope, a life’s work

MATT SCHOMMER

February 4, 2010

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Where there’s smoke, there’s… science? That sounds unlikely, but for biology Professor Joseph Frankel, it was a pack of cigarettes that sparked a deep-seated passion he continues today. In 1947 in Germany, a friend of...

Ferentz officially signs 21

BRENDAN STILES

February 4, 2010

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For Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, 2010 proved to a typical recruiting year. Hitting the Hawkeyes’ hotbeds, Ferentz nabbed 21 high-school standouts who resemble the type of players the Iowa coaching staff traditionally seeks. Perhaps...

Hawkeyes lose third-straight game

BRENDAN STILES

February 4, 2010

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“Crushing” hardly sums up Iowa’s loss to Illinois Wednesday night. The Hawkeyes had a chance to put themselves in position to potentially tie the game in the final minute, trailing 52-49. But a missed lay-up by freshman...

Bluder’s Bunch faces Lavender, Buckeyes

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 4, 2010

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Iowa freshman Morgan Johnson has already competed against a bevy of elite post players this season. But her next matchup — against Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender — may be her most imposing challenge yet. The youngster and...

25 years ago, a magical night

EVELYN LAU

February 4, 2010

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Hawkeye coach C. Vivian Stringer wiped away tears. Stepping out of the tunnel in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, she could hardly believe what she saw: A blur of black and gold filled every available seat and then some. People stood in...

Commentary: Almost isn’t good enough

SCOTT MILLER

February 4, 2010

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Wednesday night, Iowa almost beat Illinois. The Hawkeyes almost hit enough 3-pointers to stick with the athletically superior, better-coached Illini team. They almost almost played good enough defense. And they almost snagged...

Hockey helps Haiti

MICHELE DANNO

February 4, 2010

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The Iowa hockey club has lost a lot more games than expected this season, but after the Jan. 12 earthquake rocked Haiti, the IceHawks realized others worldwide have faced much tougher losses. The temblor inspired the squad to...