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MBA students judge Super Bowl ads

The UI’s Graduate Marketing Association hosted its second Super Bowl party, where MBA students rated the game’s ads on memorability, likeability, and brand awareness, among others.


UI police carry burden of downtown patrol

Officers with the UI Department of Public Safety issued 30 of the 35 presence in a bar after hours tickets doled out since Jan. 1.


Dance Marathon breaks record, raises over $1.2 million

The 24-hour event, which broke a fundraising record for the 17th straight year, supports children with cancer and their families.


Branstad declares Johnson County a disaster county

With the proclamation, the state will likely reimburse the county for snow-related expenses as the area recovers from last week’s snow storm.


Council likely to consider red-light cameras

City Manager Tom Markus forwarded an article about the effectiveness of red-light cameras to city councilors. However, he said the article does not signify his recommendation for the gadgets.


Experts: tuition hikes off-setting for students

Though most UI in-state undergraduates will likely see a 5 percent tuition increase next year, sophomore engineering students would face a 21 percent hike and freshman nursing students would face a 41 percent increase.


Brothers create website for textbook exchange

The site, Iowa Book Exchange which offers a free, direct textbook selling service, launched at the beginning of January. Its only mission is to provide cheaper textbooks for students.


UI students create award-winning Android app

UI students Tyler Jensen and Austin Laugesen created an Android application called “Guess Phrase,” which bagged them a $1,000 scholarship and a free smartphone of their choice.


Spotlight: A real scientist in a real-life lab

Those who work in Josh Weiner’s lab call him by his first name. Never once was the word “doctor” spoken, even though Weiner has had his degree for more than 10 years.


3rd Base sued by landlord


Ex-dean Jones requests documents from UI be open


Police: Kohl’s workers find pot in woman’s returns


UI sent 600-plus to Insight Bowl


2 DI photographers win INA awards


Some county employees to get raises


Judge rules against Bo-James


Man charged with assaulting officer


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