The Daily Iowan

Dance Marathon 2-year-old’s fight with cancer inspires hope

BRIANNA JETT

January 28, 2013

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With a count of three, she falls back, fearless. The pillows catch her with a bounce, and she leaps back up. This time, she counts faster. Her grandmother stands close, arms ready to catch, but little Ellie Capaldo isn’t...

Murder trial resumes today after jury sent home early Monday

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 28, 2013

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The jury was excused Monday for Justin Marshall’s trial for reasons that remain unclear, but Johnson County prosecutors indicate that the jury will return to the courtroom today. Both Johnson County prosecutor Janet Lyness...

Local group speaks out against The Chauncey

NICK HASSETT

January 28, 2013

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After a 6-1 Iowa City City Council vote to approve building a 20-story building at the intersection of College and Gilbert Streets, many thought the matter had been settled. But one local group is still fighting for alternatives. The...

UI officials, students offer mixed responses on women combat roles

CASSIDY RILEY

January 28, 2013

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Women may now share in the action. The Pentagon lifted its long-standing policy barring women from serving in combat positions in the military on Jan. 24, and University of Iowa officials say the policy is only now reflecting...

UI launches new website to improve outreach efforts

LAUREN COFFEY

January 28, 2013

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University of Iowa officials launched a new website earlier this month to help increase the university’s transparency and outreach efforts. The new website, run by the Hawkeye Caucus, offers a multitude of interactive features,...

Former contestant of ‘The Voice’ to headline UI Dance Marathon Big Event

LAYLA PENA

January 28, 2013

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Dance Marathon participants will be treated to a celebrity voice at this weekend’s Big Event. Jamie Lono, a former contestant on “The Voice,” will headline the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon event...

UI partnering with Muscatine for community improvement projects

QUENTIN MISIAG

January 28, 2013

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Built on more than brick and mortar, communities depend on innovative local leaders and passionate residents to create progressive change and a unique identity. For nearly four years, the University of Iowa’s Iowa Initiative...

UI women’s studies department to offer scholarships

KRISTEN EAST

January 28, 2013

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The University of Iowa Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies is now offering scholarships to students in its third year of existence. The scholarships will primarily be awarded to students who are marginalized...

ISU Dance Marathon donates $1 million to UI Children’s Hospital

JORDYN REILAND

January 28, 2013

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The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital campaign received $1 million from Iowa State University’s Dance Marathon this past weekend. According to a UI news release, over the last 15 years, the ISU Dance Marathon...

UI volunteers to offer another year of tax form assistance

JORDYN REILAND

January 28, 2013

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Students from two University of Iowa colleges will again this year provide free tax-return preparations to people who qualify for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. According to a UI news release, volunteers from the...

Iowa City mom accused of providing alcohol to toddler sentenced Monday

KRISTEN EAST

January 28, 2013

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An Iowa City mother was sentenced Monday to a suspended 10-year prison term after being accused with providing her toddler with alcohol. Natasha Kriener was accused of felony neglect and felony child endangerment in connection...

Commentary: Hawkeyes finally earn ranking after defeating Michigan

CARLOS SOSA

January 28, 2013

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The Iowa women’s basketball team has played well all season long, and people have begun to take notice. The Hawkeyes came in at No. 24 in the latest AP rankings after winning their sixth game against a ranked opponent. Iowa...