The Daily Iowan

Dance Marathon: Feeling like a million

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND and ADAM B SULLIVAN

February 8, 2010

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Another year, another record. Tired and sweaty, hundreds of Dance Marathon participants crowded into the IMU Main Lounge this past weekend. After almost 24 hours of dancing came the announcement they’d been waiting for. Dance Mara...

Bill limits credit cards for under-21

NICOLE KARLIS

February 8, 2010

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UI students will soon have to sift through a heftier process to carry a plastic card. Starting Feb. 22, students under 21 will be required to have a cosigner or show proof that they can independently take responsibility for any...

Super pizza delivery Sunday

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

February 8, 2010

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It was calm at the moment, but everyone knew it would change soon. Around an hour before the Colts and Saints met in the Super Bowl on Sunday, in one the most viewed sports events each year, the employees at Pizza Pit knew they...

‘No Child’ changes weighed

MICHAEL ARRIOLA

February 8, 2010

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Local school administrators are eagerly waiting to see what changes the Obama administration will propose for modifying how K-12 education is monitored. White House officials said they would ask Congress to increase education...

City Council joins the electronic revolution

KATHRYN STINSON

February 8, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council might not use a new electronic communication system too regularly, council attendance records show. For years, absent councilors couldn’t cast a vote on agenda items. To combat issues that arise...

Spotlight Iowa City: Passionate about her students

GRACE SAVIDES

February 8, 2010

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It was likely Russian lecturer Irina Kostina’s passion that did it for UI student Stephen Theulen. He wasn’t planning to take Kostina’s intensive summer Russian course, but he changed his mind (despite not having a place...

Women hoopsters stop Spartans

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 8, 2010

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Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder wasn’t invited to any Super Bowl parties. But after a 77-66 win victory by the Hawkeyes (12-11, 5-7 Big Ten) over Michigan State (15-8, 6-6) on Sunday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the 10th-year head...

Commentary: Bluder’s Bunch finds its swagger

EVELYN LAU

February 8, 2010

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In October, the Big Ten released its preseason media and coaches’ picks for women’s basketball. Iowa was predicted to finish fifth in the team standings. The Hawkeyes opened conference play with a disappointing 54-51 loss...

Hawkeyes drop fourth consecutive game

SCOTT MILLER

February 8, 2010

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Iowa needed a break from Evan Turner. It never got one. Playing all 40 minutes, Ohio State’s All-American forward tied a career high of 32 points and led the Buckeyes (18-6, 8-3) to a 68-58 victory over the Hawkeyes (8-16,...

Karma fuels women’s gymnastics

ROBBIE LEHMAN

February 8, 2010

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The saying “What goes around comes around” applied to the Iowa women’s gymnastics team during this past weekend. Before the team’s dual meet with Ohio State on Feb. 6, the GymHawks made a trip to the IMU to support those...

AquaHawks end Field House legacy

PATRICK RAFFERTY

February 8, 2010

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The Hawkeyes had to win this meet. When the Iowa men’s swimming and diving team opened its inaugural season in 1927, it faced Illinois. And it was only fitting the last meet in the Field House pitted another Illinois school...

Kuczek, Hawkeyes send seniors out with two wins

MITCH SMITH

February 8, 2010

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Christine Kuczek wasn’t about to let a case of walking pneumonia keep her from swimming on senior day. Despite the illness, the senior shone in her final regular-season meet, helping the Iowa women’s swimming and diving team...