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Dance Marathon passes $11M in fundraising since 1995

KRISTEN EAST AND JORDYN REILAND

February 6, 2012

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Four words strung together the spirit of Dance Marathon 18: One Goal, One Fight. More than 2,300 dancers — a record — gathered in the IMU over the weekend, dancing for 24 hours to raise money for pediatric cancer patients...

Experts: Iowa’s wind farm growth will slow in the coming year

BAJ VISSER

February 6, 2012

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Iowa is one of the top wind-energy producers in the nation, but that may change in 2012. According to the American Wind Energy Association, Iowa was third in the nation for new wind-power installations, with 646.7 megawatts...

UI police crack down on on-campus smoking

CONRAD SWANSON

February 6, 2012

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University of Iowa police have cracked down on on-campus smoking since 2008, when the state instituted a ban on smoking in many public places, including schools, bars, and restaurants. Associate Director of UI police Dave...

Marketing students analyze Super Bowl commercials

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 6, 2012

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While the Super Bowl meant downing beer and chips for many football fans, some University of Iowa students used it as a learning experience.   The UI's Graduate Marketing Association has thrown a Super Bowl party each year si...

UI student determined to start his own business

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

February 6, 2012

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John Blough is a sophomore at the University of Iowa studying entrepreneurial management. But unlike most UI students, after he graduates, he hopes to never have a job interview. The Davenport native dreams of becoming a serial...

Local man allegedly assaulted woman, charged with robbery

DI STAFF

February 6, 2012

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An Iowa City man was charged on Feb. 5 with first-degree burglary after he allegedly entered a woman's residence and performed unwanted sex acts on her. According to an Iowa City police report, Javier Vasquez-Chavez, 26, allegedly...

White continues ascent in Iowa’s win over Penn State

BEN SCHUFF

February 6, 2012

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Aaron White's confidence is growing. His teammates can see it happening. The freshman's continued development has been a consistent part of Iowa's up-and-down season. From averaging slightly more than 16 minutes a game as...

Iowa men’s tennis drops heartbreaker

TOM CLOS

February 6, 2012

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The Iowa men's tennis team was hoping home-court advantage would help solve some of its recent struggles in singles play entering last weekend. But as it turns out, it may have created some new ones. Iowa was overmatched...

Hawkeye women’s tennis sweeps Illinois State in season-opener

PATRICK MASON

February 6, 2012

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The Iowa women's tennis team dominated Illinois State, 7-0, in the first meet of the spring season on Feb. 4 in the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center. The Hawkeyes (1-0) appeared more composed and in better condition...

GymHawks narrowly fall to No. 10 Penn State

ALEX FRENCH

February 6, 2012

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Iowa women's gymnastics head coach Larissa Libby said it was hard to be disappointed after the team's Feb. 3 meet against No. 10 Penn State. The Hawkeyes posted a season-high overall score of 195.15, but the Nittany Lions...

Longtime coordinator O’Keefe leaves for NFL

DI STAFF

February 6, 2012

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The Iowa football team announced on Feb. 3 that longtime offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe will leave the program to join the Miami Dolphins as their wide-receiver coach. O'Keefe came to Iowa 13 years ago as part of Kirk Ferentz'...

Women’s basketball wins first game without Printy

DI STAFF

February 6, 2012

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The Iowa women's basketball team was in complete control as it handled Indiana, 83-64, in the Hawkeyes' first game without leading scorer Jaime Printy. Freshman guard Melissa Dixon started in place of Printy — who will miss...