The Daily Iowan

Blizzard buries Iowa City, clean-up to continue today

AUDREY SMITH

February 3, 2011

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The beat-down blizzard that hit Iowa City on Tuesday was one of the worst the area has seen, officials said, though it probably didn’t set any records. By Wednesday morning, snowfall across Johnson County ranged from 10 to...

Students, residents take advantage of snow day

AUDREY SMITH

February 3, 2011

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Iowa City residents emerged from snow-laden homes on Wednesday, many struggling to dig out cars and clear walkways after more than a foot of snow fell on Johnson County. But some found ways to make the best of it. Hills became...

Officials propose tuition hikes

ARIANA WITT

February 3, 2011

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Officials at Iowa’s three state universities and state Board of Regents staff members have proposed a nearly 5 percent tuition increase for in-state students at the state’s three public universities for fiscal 2012 and an o...

Dance Marathon graduate-to-be passionate about learning

ARIANA WITT

February 3, 2011

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Taylor Krueger loves to learn. Shortly before recess on a recent Tuesday, the 9-year-old browsed the bookshelves in the back of her third-grade classroom at Central Lutheran School in Newhall, Iowa. The young cancer survivor,...

Dance Marathon: Memory of brother’s cancer spurs dancer

MADISON BENNETT

February 3, 2011

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On Sept. 11, 2001, while most of the country was witnessing the World Trade Center collapse, Tucker Kline found out his youngest brother, Ethan Kline, didn’t have cancer anymore. “So that was kind of weird,” Tucker Kline...

Police release sketch of apt. fire witness

HAYLEY BRUCE

February 3, 2011

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Iowa City police have released a composite sketch of a “possible witness” to a fire that destroyed the bottom floor of an Iowa City apartment complex Jan. 29. A Tuesday press release urged the public to call the Iowa City Area Crimestoppers for inf...

IC Chamber of Commerce to take India trip

NINA EARNEST

February 3, 2011

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The Iowa City Chamber of Commerce is headed to India. The voyage — meant to allow Iowa City business leaders to explore foreign opportunities — follows the chamber’s first international trip to China in April 2010. “The...

Local businesses support Dance Marathon

MICHELLE McCONNAUGHEY

February 3, 2011

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Lauren Collins may not dance at this year’s Dance Marathon “Big Event,” but she’ll still be there. At 3 a.m. Saturday, Collins and other Coldstone Creamery employees will set up a stand to serve ice cream to the thousands...

Sorority informal recruits double

CAITLIN FRY

February 3, 2011

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The number of University of Iowa women who decided to “go greek” and participate in this spring’s informal recruitment has doubled last year’s figure. UI greek-life officials pointed to the rescheduling of the fall’s...

Ferentz calls absence after player hospitalizations ‘bad judgment’

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 3, 2011

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Kirk Ferentz may have altered his decision-making amid last week’s hospitalization of 13 of his players, given a second chance. The Iowa head football coach met with the media Wednesday for the first time since those hospitalizations....

Ferentz lauds incoming Hawkeyes

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 3, 2011

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Twenty-four new players will join the Iowa football family next season. Iowa has received letters of intent from 23 of those players as of Wednesday night, with another expected soon from Johnny Lowdermilk. Head coach Kirk Ferentz...

Men’s basketball beats Michigan State by 20

IAN MARTIN

February 3, 2011

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It may have been cold outside, but the Hawkeyes were hot inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday. The Iowa basketball team defeated Michigan State with a barrage of points in the first half and a consistent second half to beat...