The Daily Iowan

Gubernatorial candidate visits UI with proposal to lower college costs

CHRIS HIGGINS

January 30, 2014

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Sen. Jack Hatch, D-Des Moines, advocated his plan to lower college costs on Thursday at the University of Iowa as he continues his campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. “We want the best schools with t...

Dance Marathon graduates stay close

EMMA MCCLATCHEY

January 30, 2014

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After three and a half years of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Darick Witt and mother Shelley Witt were given the news they had been fighting for: Darick was cancer-free. But rather than rejoice, the 7-year-old...

New NAACP chapter prepares for Black History Month

KEVIN SVEC

January 30, 2014

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African-American student enrollment was limited on the University of Iowa campus up until the 1960s. But more than 50 years later, the UI chapter of the NAACP prepares for its first Black History Month on campus. With February...

UI associate professor researches cutting-edge cancer drug

MICHELLE NGO

January 30, 2014

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The basis of a future anti-cancer drug could be found in a sponge from more than 1,600 feet under the sea and the bulb of an African flower. Zhendong Jin, a University of Iowa associate professor of medicinal and natural products...

Supervisors OK Mehaffey project

CARTER CRANBERG

January 30, 2014

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors gave the green light on Thursday to a major project proposed last week by the Secondary Roads Department. The project will not only widen but also repave Mehaffey Bridge Road at an estimated...

ICPD adds "fat" bike to fleet

DI STAFF

January 30, 2014

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The Iowa City police will add another “fat” bike to its fleet. The bicycle has oversized tires to allow officers to patrol during the winter months. The department purchased the bike using asset forfeiture funds. The...

Man allegedly stands guard for theft of welding lead

DI STAFF

January 30, 2014

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A local man has been accused of being involved in a theft. Levi Painter, 20, 1218 E. Second St., was charged on Wednesday with second-degree theft. According to a police complaint, the defendant was seen on video standing as...

No guaranteed wins in Big Ten

BEN ROSS

January 30, 2014

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The parity of the Big Ten basketball has reared its head this week. A 10-10 Penn State team took down a No. 24 Ohio State squad the same night No. 14 Wisconsin lost to 10-11 Northwestern, 65-56, on Wednesday. Northwestern&rsq...

Iowa’s Telford continues tough conference stretch

CODY GOODWIN

January 30, 2014

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Holding the top-ranked spot at heavyweight in college wrestling this season has been somewhat of a curse as of late. In the last four weeks alone, three different wrestlers have assumed InterMat’s No. 1 spot at college ...

Buy or Sell: Iowa-Nebraska women’s basketball preview

MATT CABEL AND JAKE SHEYKO

January 30, 2014

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Buy or Sell: Iowa will score more than 75 points Saturday against Nebraska. Sheyko: Sell. The Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten in scoring with 80.5 points per game. But that number could be slightly inflated given that Iowa’s ...

Men’s tennis seeks better times

JORDAN BUCHER

January 30, 2014

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The start of the 2014 season is just around the corner for the Iowa men’s tennis team. The Hawkeyes finished last season with a 7-17 overall record and placed last in the Big Ten for the second-consecutive year. However,...

Men’s track and field travels to Ames for Bill Bergen Invitational

JORDAN HANSEN

January 30, 2014

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The Iowa men’s track and field team is set to compete in the Bill Bergen Invitational today in Ames. The meet includes teams from many major schools including Iowa State, Texas, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South...