The Daily Iowan

MBA students judge Super Bowl ads

JADE DONAGHY

February 7, 2011

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Kenny G music, rich old people fleeing from a pack of Afghan hounds, and a man in a smoking jacket hopping into an Audi. All were elements of a Super Bowl advertisement that drew hearty laughter from a crowd of University of...

UI police carry burden of downtown patrol

HAYLEY BRUCE

February 7, 2011

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Garbed in Under Amour headwear and heavy jackets, three officers from the University of Iowa police made their rounds of university buildings, bars, and the Pedestrian Mall just as they have for the past seven months. But since...

Dance Marathon breaks record, raises over $1.2 million

ALISON SULLIVAN and NINA EARNEST

February 7, 2011

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They didn’t sit because cancer doesn’t quit. More than 1,350 dancers stayed on their feet nonstop in the IMU over this past weekend. After 24 hours, organizers revealed how much money Dance Marathon participants raised for...

Branstad declares Johnson County a disaster county

KATIE HEINE

February 7, 2011

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Last week’s snow storm was a disaster for Iowa City — and Gov. Terry Branstad agrees. In response to the estimated foot of snow that fell last week, Branstad issued a disaster emergency proclamation for Johnson County. Under ...

Council likely to consider red-light cameras

EMILY HOERNER

February 7, 2011

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Iowa City intersections may soon be equipped with a new gadget: red-light cameras. City Manager Tom Markus sent Iowa City city councilors an article from Cityscape magazine, which reported red-light cameras cut down on crash...

Experts: tuition hikes off-setting for students

ARIANA WITT

February 7, 2011

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Natalia Cardona didn’t want to be a doctor, but the University of Iowa sophomore said she knew she loved medicine and math. So, she decided to major in biochemical engineering instead. But she and fellow sophomores ready to...

Brothers create website for textbook exchange

KENDALL McCABE

February 7, 2011

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After watching The Social Network, Danny Liechti and younger brother Jeff Liechti were inspired to create a network of their own. Their site, Iowa Book Exchange, connects University of Iowa students looking to buy and sell textbooks directl...

UI students create award-winning Android app

CAITLIN FRY

February 7, 2011

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Tyler Jensen and Austin Laugesen were unlikely partners and even more unlikely friends a few years ago when they first met. Now, the duo has formed a team, which earned them a $1,000 scholarship, a free smart phone, and bragging...

Spotlight: A real scientist in a real-life lab

IAN MARTIN

February 7, 2011

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Josh Weiner stands in a laboratory wearing blue jeans and Columbia fleece. With sneakers completing his outfit, it seems Weiner is more dressed for cleaning the lab than conducting research in it. But for those who know Weiner,...

Klinefelter suffers first loss, leaves in ambulance

JON FRANK

February 7, 2011

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Emily Klinefelter’s 96th fight ended with an ambulance ride to the emergency room. After boxing her opponent Christina Ruiz (6-3-1, 4 KO) for nearly three full rounds, Klinefelter (9-1, 3 KO) suffered her first setback as a...

Hawkeyes continue to struggle in conference play

JON FRANK

February 7, 2011

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The Hawkeyes (17-7, 5-6) had their chances but ultimately failed to come back Sunday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, falling 82-75. No. 20 Iowa lost to Penn State (20-5, 9-2) for the second time in conference play this season. It was...

Hawkeye women struggle in several key areas Sunday

MATT COZZI

February 7, 2011

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The halftime lead proved to be too much to overcome. At the break, Penn State led Iowa by 12 points, a quite significant deficit considering the Lady Lions’ first-place standing in the conference. The 20th-ranked Hawkeyes...