The Daily Iowan

UI student returns home after witnessing Egyptian revolution

NINA EARNEST

February 14, 2011

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Dan Olinghouse is a revolutionary. He may not look the part, dressed in a fleece jacket and drinking a double espresso — the closest thing he can find to an ’ahwa, or Egyptian coffee — in an Iowa City coffee shop. But...

UI students, officials react to Mubarak resignation

RYAN COLE

February 14, 2011

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Abdullah Azkalany knew something important had happened when his phone started ringing the morning of Feb. 11. Friends and family kept calling. When the University of Iowa freshman and native of Egypt answered the phone, he got...

Students protest tuition hikes

ALLIE WRIGHT

February 14, 2011

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Protesters shivered as they grasped signs and shouted at a rally against potential tuition increases. Chants of “We have a mission: Don’t raise tuition” rang throughout the Pentacrest on Feb. 11, when roughly 40 people...

Regents differ on Pollock bill

ARIANA WITT

February 14, 2011

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Two state Board of Regents members are taking opposite sides of a proposed bill that would force the University of Iowa to sell its famous Jackson Pollock painting estimated to be worth roughly $140 million. On Feb. 9, Rep....

Spotlight: A psych major & fighter

SAM LOUWAGIE

February 14, 2011

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Shane Burtzlaff, in his own words, is “5-foot-5, 140 pounds, and 20 years old with braces.” The University of Iowa sophomore admits that isn’t the most intimidating description and says it brings the occasional taunt on...

City High more alert after bus crash

AUDREY SMITH

February 14, 2011

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A December bus accident has become a learning experience for City High, allowing administrators to think more critically about students’ safety. The Dec. 4, 2010, crash involved 14 members of the high school’s junior-varsity w...

DC conference for conservatives draws students

EMILY HOERNER

February 14, 2011

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Thousands of political savants — including at least one University of Iowa student — gathered in Washington, D.C., this past weekend for a three-day event that included speeches from potential Republican presidential-nomination...

Students host rock-climbing fundraiser

ALISON SULLIVAN

February 14, 2011

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More than 50 feet above the ground, 6-year-old Owen Pyle heaved himself onto an outcropping of a cliff. As he continued up, he peeked momentarily over his shoulder and saw his family below, cheering and shouting words of encouragement....

City tackles site of affordable housing

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

February 14, 2011

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An entire neighborhood once signed a petition to block a four-unit complex for affordable housing from the area. That was last year. Now, the Iowa City Planning Department has changed its entire affordable housing location model...

Aggressiveness propels Iowa wrestlers to 30-7 win

SAM LOUWAGIE

February 14, 2011

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Montell Marion sat on the mat with his head bowed as the noise vanished from Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Third-ranked Marion had held a 5-2 lead over Michigan’s No. 1 Kellen Russell with under 30 seconds left Sunday when Russell...

McDonough takes his wrestling to next level

J.T. BUGOS

February 14, 2011

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Matt McDonough was building his lead, getting takedown after takedown, likely on his way to a bonus-point victory. But when he brought Michigan’s Sean Boyle to the mat with 1:27 left in the second period, it was the last takedown...

Men’s basketball blown out by Minnesota

IAN MARTIN

February 14, 2011

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Iowa struggled offensively against Minnesota’s 2-3 zone, gave up a staggering run on defense, and wound up falling, 62-45, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday. Minnesota (17-8, 6-7) snapped its four-game losing streak, thanks...