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Carstensen participates in Dance Marathon for her sister

KRISTEN EAST

February 2, 2012

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Lura Carstensen says she's a leader because of her sister. "I kind of do everything for my sister," she said. This year, Carstensen is the event director of Dance Marathon, a goal she's had since she was a child. T...

Former UI administrator’s lawsuit dismissed

BETH BRATSOS

February 2, 2012

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The case of a former University of Iowa vice president who sued the university for wrongful termination and defamation was dismissed Wednesday. Phillip Jones, a former UI vice president for Student Services, sued President Sally Mason and the u...

UI settles sexual misconduct case

SAM LANE

February 2, 2012

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The University of Iowa has reached a settlement in the case of a former student who said then-political-science Professor Arthur Miller traded grades for sexual favors. The settlement, worth $130,000, ends one of the handful...

Dancers set sights on breaking $10 million mark

BETH BRATSOS

February 2, 2012

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University of Iowa Dance Marathon leaders say they plan to outdo themselves again this year. Since Dance Marathon started at the UI 19 years ago, the organization has set a fundraising record each year. The organization will...

IC locals want sustainable community

CHASTITY DILLARD

February 2, 2012

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Locals residents want Iowa City officials to focus on sustainability efforts in the coming decade. "I want the city to increase walkability," said resident Judith Pascoe. "I want them to make the city more pedestrian...

UI students look to develop gay fraternity on campus

LOGAN EDWARDS

February 2, 2012

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A group of University of Iowa students hopes to bring the campus its first gay, bisexual, and progressive fraternity. Organizers with Delta Lambda Phi are working toward becoming a greek colony at the UI and eventually becoming...

Researcher: Genetics impacts everyone

AUDREY DWYER

February 2, 2012

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  Popular genetics affects everyone. That's the message of Spencer Wells, the director of the National Geographic Genographic Project, who described to University of Iowa students on Wednesday how genetic research uncov...

UI College of Law alumnus walked coast to coast

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

February 2, 2012

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University of Iowa College of Law alumnus Tyler Coulson had no experience with long-distance hiking before he left his job at a big law firm in Chicago to walk from Delaware to California. After two and a half years at Sidley...

Man charged with assault outside a local gas station

DI STAFF

February 2, 2012

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An Iowa City man was charged with assault after he allegedly was involved in a fight outside a downtown convenience store. Joseph Upchurch, 19, 710 Westgate Drive, was charged Wednesday with assault causing injury and tampering...

Pedestrian hit by car Tuesday night

DI STAFF

February 2, 2012

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A pedestrian was hit by a car near the intersection of Iowa Avenue and Gilbert Street around 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to reports. Iowa City police Sgt. Vicki Lalla said the pedestrian hit by a car was transported to the hospital...

Police: Neighborhood director failed to report alleged sexual assault

DI STAFF

February 2, 2012

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A director of the Broadway Neighborhood Center was arrested and charged Wednesday after she allegedly failed to report a sexual assault. Susan Freeman-Murdah, 44, 217 Woodridge Ave., was charged with failing to fulfill her...

Recruiting 2012: Ferentz’s ‘happy day’ means 24 new Hawkeyes

SETH ROBERTS

February 2, 2012

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The Iowa football team signed 22 prep recruits on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day; they will join a pair of JuCo transfers who signed letters of intent a few weeks ago. Head coach Kirk Ferentz described the class...