The Daily Iowan

UI student chooses to stay in Egypt despite ongoing protests

RYAN COLE

February 2, 2011

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A University of Iowa student studying in Egypt is safe, and he has decided to stay in the country, even as protests continue, UI officials said Tuesday. The student, who is enrolled at the American University in Cairo, has spoken with his paren...

Ex-tenant sues Apts Downtown, says company takes advantage of students

JOSH QUINNETT

February 2, 2011

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An Iowa City resident has filed a pending class action lawsuit against Apartments Downtown Inc., alleging various rental-code violations. Michael Conroy, 53, filed the lawsuit against the company — which owns a large portion...

Major winter storm plows through IC, cancels classes

ALLIE WRIGHT

February 2, 2011

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Veronica Jordan is working on four things: staying warm, staying home, stocking up on food, and trying to avoid driving. The first-year University of Iowa graduate student isn’t used to the roughly 5 inches of snow dumped on...

Police nix house party registry due to lack of interest

HAYLEY BRUCE

February 2, 2011

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Students at the University of Iowa and local residents aren’t going to get courtesy calls before their parties get busted — at least not anytime soon. Iowa City and UI officials decided jointly to put the prospect of a house-party...

Gay marriage bill passes House

ALLISON KELLY

February 2, 2011

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The Iowa House passed legislation Tuesday that could lead to an eventual vote on gay marriage in the state. Democratic senators have vowed to block the measure, and University of Iowa students spoke out against it. The bill passed...

Dance Marathon: West High athlete volunteers as 24-hour dancer

KENDALL McCABE

February 2, 2011

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Lauren Larson is an oddity among University of Iowa Dance Marathon participants. She’s not even in college. Though high-schoolers have participated as spirit dancers or volunteers for other parts of the organization in the...

Spotlight: UI junior uses passion for juggling as meditation

ALYSSA MARIE HARN

February 2, 2011

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Isaac Rockafellow’s passion for juggling extends beyond the typical toss and catch of balls. The University of Iowa junior also juggles clubs and rings, and he has even employed plungers. “As long as [something is] fun to...

Writers’ Workshop alum to read new novel

ALYSSA MARIE HARN

February 2, 2011

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Author Kevin Brockmeier likes to write at his desk and chair in a room filled with wooden bookshelves. “I’m a creature of habit,” he said. “It’s hard for me to write anywhere but with my desk and my bookshelves surrounding...

Student organizations volunteer for Dance Marathon

ALLIE JOHNSON

February 2, 2011

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In addition to the hundreds of dancers who will face 24 hours on their feet during this weekend’s Dance Marathon “Big Event,” other university organizations work behind the scenes to support the largest student group on...

Universities strive to expand Dance Marathon organizations

MICHELLE McCONNAUGHEY

February 2, 2011

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The University of Iowa Dance Marathon is larger than ever. And its growth in size and donations mirrors a nationwide trend in Dance Marathon participation. At least five universities across the country said their respective Dance Mar...

Football to haul in latest batch of Hawkeyes

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 2, 2011

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Iowa may have slid to a disappointing 8-5 record this past season, but the Hawks certainly didn’t slide on the recruiting trail. Head coach Kirk Ferentz appears to have reeled in arguably his best batch of prospects since taking...

Hamilton hopes to be next tight end star

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 2, 2011

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Ray Hamilton wants to the best at everything he does. Everything. “Anything I do, whether we’re sitting at home playing a video game, competing in school, anything — my competitive nature is high as it can be,” he said. The...