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UI Dance Marathon Big Event arrives amid fanfare

REBECCA MORIN

January 31, 2013

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It’s the final countdown. In just a few hours, 365 days of effort from students, staff, the community, and families will be showcased as Dance Marathon kicks off the 19th Big Event tonight in the IMU. And it’s all...

Former suspect Thompson testifies in Justin Marshall murder trial

MANDI CAROZZA

January 31, 2013

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Three years ago, Charles William Curtis Thompson was the primary suspect in the October 2009 homicide of an Iowa City landlord. But on Thursday, Thompson, now 20, took the stand as a witness, testifying against former roommate...

Fraternity becomes "part of family" for Dance Marathon patient

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 31, 2013

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A small silver box not much bigger than the tip of a finger dangles off a black leather necklace in Cameron Christiansen’s hand. A member of last year’s University of Iowa Dance Marathon gave it to him, and Cameron...

UI officials back Regent Lang’s transparency proposals

JONATHAN SOLIS

January 31, 2013

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Two University of Iowa leaders say they support a proposal calling for greater transparency among the three state Board of Regents’ universities. Regent President Craig Lang submitted a draft proposal last week outlining...

Officials: Blue Zone will encourage Iowa City residents to live healthier

QUENTIN MISIAG

January 31, 2013

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Often cited as a great place for businesses to prosper and families to grow, Iowa City is no stranger to recognition. After Wednesday morning’s announcement in Des Moines, the city can now add another peg to its wall of...

Hawkeye basketball sloppy, but victorious over Nittany Lions at home

TOM CLOS

January 31, 2013

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It wasn’t pretty. Heck, at times it wasn’t even entertaining. But the Iowa men’s basketball team got the job done. Sophomore forward Aaron White netted a career-high 27 points to go with 5 rebounds, and junior...

No. 3 Hawkeye grapplers set to take on No. 1 Nittany Lions

CODY GOODWIN

January 31, 2013

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The time to talk is over. The time to wrestle is now. There’s been ample amount of discussion over the last week โ€” possibly even longer โ€” about tonight’s wrestling dual, pitting No. 3 Iowa against No. 1 Penn State....

White aids ‘big time’ in victory over Penn State

TORK MASON

January 31, 2013

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Aaron White stood alone at the charity stripe for his 10th free-throw attempt of the night after an intentional foul with 1:14 to play and his team holding on to a 71-62 lead over Penn State. The sophomore put up the shot and...

Hawkeye women can’t keep up with Illini

BEN ROSS

January 31, 2013

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Fresh off its first top-25 ranking of the season, the No. 25 Iowa women’s basketball team (16-6, 5-3 Big Ten) traveled to Urbana, Ill., to take on the University of Illinois (12-8, 5-3). The Hawkeyes proved that ranking...

Iowa men’s track heads to Notre Dame

TOMMY REINKING

January 31, 2013

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Heading to the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame today, the Iowa men’s track team is not in the position the members want to be in at this point of the season. There have been broken records, numerous individual titles,...

Hawkeye women tracksters set to face Big Ten’s best

KEVIN GLUECK

January 31, 2013

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The Iowa track and field program will be in South Bend, Ind., today for the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame. Most of the female tracksters had a week off from competition last week; only a few made the trip to Ames for the Bill...

Men’s swimmers and divers ready for Northwestern Invitational and Big Tens

JALYN SOUCHEK

January 31, 2013

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The Iowa men’s swimming and diving team will compete today in the Northwestern Invitational in Evanston, Ill. The Black and Gold will race against Northwestern, Notre Dame, and Missouri State, in a three-session, two-day...