Officials: As Economy Improves, Higher education Funding Should Jump: Daily Iowan Reader, January 28

Also inside: RAGBRAI announces overnight stops, Dance Marathon family marks son’s death, Harkin retirement opens doors.

Iowa women top No. 23 Michigan, notch 6th straight win over ranked teams

The Michigan Wolverines were hoping for a season sweep over the Iowa women’s basketball team on Sunday in Ann Arbor but ultimately came up short. The Hawkeyes over came a 9-point deficit early in the second half to defeat No. 23 Michigan, 63-57.

“It was [our] defense and composure,” head coach Lisa Bluder said about the Hawkeyes’ dominant second half performance. “We held them to no field goals for the last seven minutes of the game, and Bethany Doolittle came to play today.”

The Wolverines lone basket in the last seven minutes came after Iowa had sealed the win.

Doolittle led Iowa’s second-half surge for its sixth win over a top-25 team. The sophomore forward from Oakdale, Minn., scored 10 of her career-high 19 points in the second half. 

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‘Dancing in our hearts’ family remembers son 14 years after losing cancer battle

Sebastian Dockery will be one of many children remembered at this Friday's Dance Marathon Big Event.



RAGBRAI announces overnight stops

While the closest stop to Iowa City this year is in Oskaloosa, those involved say there are many reasons for local riders to start making plans to join the ride.


Curfew change could be coming for Iowa City’s underage venue-goers

The Iowa City City Council will consider eliminating the midnight curfew for 19 and 20 year olds in entertainment venues.


Officials: As economy improves, higher education funding should jump

As the economy seems to improve, so do the hopes of state Board of Regents that the Iowa legislature will allocate more money to public universities.


Experts: Transfer of gunshot residue possible in Marshall case

The transfer of gunshot residue between two suspects in the October 2009 murder of an Iowa City landlord drew sharp questioning from attorneys on Jan. 25.



Locals discuss new U.S. Senate opportunities after Harkin retirement announcement

After Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin’s decision not to seek re-election, Iowa will have an open Senate race for the first time since Ronald Reagan was in the White House.



Hawkeye men’s basketball outlasted in OT at Purdue

Iowa faltered late in what could be a costly 65-62 overtime loss at Purdue Sunday.


Hawkeye wrestling downs Minnesota due to criteria

Nick Moore and Mark Ballweg help lead Iowa to crucial Big Ten victory in Minneapolis.



Editorial: Reinstate assault weapons ban for reform

While we believe that expanding background checks is long overdue — currently only federally licensed gun sellers are required to check out their prospective customers, private sellers can do as they please — we believe that such a measure by itself is inadequate.


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