The Daily Iowan

Donald Trump contemplates presidential run

ALISON SULLIVAN

March 4, 2011

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Iowans may get the chance to shake Donald Trump’s hand during the next caucus season. The high-profile businessman told the Des Moines Register he’s interested in entering the presidential-nomination race as a Republican...

Big Brothers Big Sisters joins forces with 4-H

SARAH BULMER

March 4, 2011

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The clock ticked Thursday as Heather Newman carefully placed the final five cans of soda on top of an inverted pyramid of paper plates. Newman’s “little sister” — 13-year-old Derricka Outlaw — watched in anticipation. The...

UI seeks regent permission to raze flood-damaged apartments

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 4, 2011

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University of Iowa officials say they will ask the state Board of Regents this month for permission to raze the flood-damaged portion of Hawkeye Court Apartments. After officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency gave...

Hundreds of students to lose grant money

NINA EARNEST

March 4, 2011

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Some University of Iowa students may have to pay for more of their education after two federal grants expire later this year. The Academic Competitiveness Grant and the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talen...

Many attend Iowa City flood forum

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

March 4, 2011

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Some Iowa City residents said Thursday they’re not getting enough information about the city’s major flood-mitigation project. City officials held a public meeting Thursday to gauge public opinion about the $32 million Iowa City Gateway ...

Postville raid interpreter speaks to law students

NINA EARNEST

March 4, 2011

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Rosanna Mejia is Guatemalan, but her daughter is an American citizen. Mejia was one of the nearly 400 workers arrested at a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, in 2008. She and her then-2-year-old lived under house arrest...

Adults battle in spelling bee

RYAN COLE

March 4, 2011

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Missy Molleston lifted the trophy, adorned with a golden, bespectacled bee, above her head in triumph. After more than two hours of sustained tension, the audience erupted into applause. Her team, the Kirkwood Killer Bees, had...

Spotlight: A sense of play in art

RILEY UBBEN

March 4, 2011

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Ben Mackey approached Valentine’s Day more like Stan Lee than, say, Nicholas Sparks. The University of Iowa sophomore and prolific illustrator created a comic book about the adventures of St. Valentine for girlfriend Victoria...

Gun control group to visit Iowa City today

KATIE HEINE

March 4, 2011

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A national campaign petitioning for increased background checks on gun owners will make a stop on campus today, and local officials said the movement is a step toward creating more consistent gun laws. The National Drive to Fix Gun Checks, ...

Basketball student section slowly being revived

IAN MARTIN

March 4, 2011

Filed under Sports

In 1980, Dave Collins and his friends on the 11th floor of Slater had no choice. They had to go to the basketball game. Of course, the arena was near; the Iowa basketball team played in the friendly, old Field House, which was...

Wrestlers look to make their mark at the Big Ten Championships

J.T. BUGOS

March 4, 2011

Filed under Sports

Iowa wrestling is all about winning championships. It’s a mentality that was cultivated under Dan Gable, the legendary head coach who led the Hawkeyes to 15 NCAA titles and 21 Big Ten titles. It’s a mentality that continues...

Iowa opens up Big Ten tournament against Ohio State

MATT COZZI

March 4, 2011

Filed under Sports

Why stop now? That’s the mentality the Iowa women’s basketball team has emulated heading into the Big Ten Tournament. Head coach Lisa Bluder’s squad enters Indianapolis’ Conseco Field House on a five-game winning streak,...