The Daily Iowan

Regents hike tuition, give surcharge back

EMILY BUSSE

February 5, 2010

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AMES — The state Board of Regents took with one hand and gave back with the other on Thursday, hiking 2010-11 tuition 6 percent, then deciding to return the $100 per student spring surcharge. The one-time surcharge was included...

Regents defer UI’s second retirement program

EMILY BUSSE

February 5, 2010

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AMES — The state Board of Regents on Thursday deferred action on the second UI Early Retirement Incentive Program, concerned the proposal may be too generous in comparison to other state institutions. The regents will use their...

Hancher, School of Music can split, regents say

EMILY BUSSE

February 5, 2010

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AMES — The state Board of Regents told UI officials on Thursday to pursue a plan that splits the future locations of Hancher Auditorium and the new music facility. The regents unanimously approved UI President Sally Mason’s...

Students push PAULA bill in Des Moines

ADAM B SULLIVAN

February 5, 2010

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DES MOINES — Some members of the UI Student Government aren’t content with UI students’ reputation as apathetic boozers. So eight student representatives traveled to Des Moines to lobby state lawmakers face-to-face. Their...

Dance Marathon: Young cancer survivor is Hawkeyes’ No. 1 fan

EMILY BUSSE

February 5, 2010

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Jason O’Neill got just what he wanted for Christmas: a black Labrador puppy and miniature Hawkeye jerseys had topped his and his younger brother’s lists. As Jason, 7, tackles his brother in imitation of their favorite sports...

Dance Marathon: For her, a life-changing event

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

February 5, 2010

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For Cassondra Boehmer, Dance Marathon is a cause worth sticking around for. Touched by what she calls the “passion of Dance Marathon,” she was inspired to stay in the Iowa City area after graduating in December to participate,...

Spotlight: Cancer center director leads the fight

SAM LANE

February 5, 2010

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George Weiner has seen two very different sides of Dance Marathon. The first was performing in skits at the “Big Event” (which involved clothes Weiner hadn’t worn “since a few years back”), and the second — the one...

‘Big Event’ begins tonight

KELLIE PETERSEN

February 5, 2010

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Tonight, more than 1,600 people will fill the IMU Main Ballroom, prepared for 24 full hours of dancing without the aid of caffeine or sitting down. The continuous day of dancing, beginning at 7 p.m., is the culmination of the...

School officials hear boundary criticism

DI STAFF

February 5, 2010

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Iowa City School Board officials held a public forum Thursday night to gather feedback on redistricting scenarios being considered by the boundary-change committee. District administrations and consultants from RSP & Associates...

Hawkeyes’ upset bid falls short

EVELYN LAU

February 5, 2010

Filed under Sports

The Iowa women’s basketball team held on until the very end Thursday night. But despite riding a three-game winning streak, the Hawkeyes (11-11, 4-7) couldn’t overcome two turnovers in the final minute, falling to No. 8 Ohio...

Wrestlers travel to Utah Valley

J.T. BUGOS

February 5, 2010

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Phillip Keddy is going home. On Saturday, the 184-pound senior will travel to his hometown of Vernal, Utah, where the top-ranked Iowa wrestling team will take on Utah Valley. “It’s real exciting, and it’s a great opportunity...

Swimming’s swan song

PATRICK RAFFERTY

February 5, 2010

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In 1927, Iowa had the largest indoor swimming pool in the world. Now, the Hawkeyes can’t even train long course. Dave Armbruster, Iowa’s head coach for almost 40 years, designed the Field House, which for almost 83 years...