The Daily Iowan

More than a kernel of taste for local corn vendors

MARY HARRINGTON

March 9, 2009

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Whether slathered in spices, blanketed in bacon, or sizzling in salt and pepper, corn may come to Iowa City in a whole new package, freshening up the street-food scene one cob at a time. CorNroc, a new student-run business, will...

Mayflower assault reported

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 9, 2009

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Authorities are searching for a man who reportedly sexually assaulted a female UI student in Mayflower early Sunday morning. According to a joint e-mail from University Housing and UI police, an unidentified male followed a female...

Some UI students headed for Mexico spring break despite drug war

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

March 9, 2009

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When UI junior Sara Hershner planned her spring break vacation to Puerto Vallarta last November, she hadn’t heard much about Mexico’s drug wars. But a heightened rate of crime and violence has led the U.S. Department of State...

Bridging Fiesta brings cultures together

LINI GE

March 9, 2009

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With an orange kanga — a cotton cloth symbolizing womanhood in many African communities — wrapped around her body, Grace Gathua performed a piece combining singing, dancing, and drum-beating, kicking off the Bridging Fiesta...

Movies hauling in money, despite economy

ADAM SULLIVAN

March 9, 2009

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As stocks plummet and unemployment rates jump, businesses across the country are posting losses. But there’s no business like show business. Movie theaters are seeing a counterintuitive trend: As the economy slides, ticket...

Iowa City school officials cut budget

CLARK CAHILL

March 9, 2009

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Iowa City School District officials have made their first cuts in an effort to reduce expenses by $6 million over the next two years, Superintendent Lane Plugge said. Included in the district’s initial cuts are limiting its...

UI proposes cultural-diversity education certificate

CAITLIN LOMBARDO

March 9, 2009

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A proposed program through the UI School of Social Work may make students more culturally diverse — a valuable skill in an expanding global environment, program proponents say. The Critical Cultural Competence certificate aims...

Nearly Naked Mile bares all for charity

GEOFF WARING

March 9, 2009

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Chilling rain on March 7 didn’t slow the hundreds of runners at Hubbard Park — all of them nearly naked. The UI’s first Nearly Naked Mile, sponsored by Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, encouraged participants to shed layers...

Know your campus: UI Main Library

OLIVIA MORAN

March 9, 2009

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Housing more than 2 million books, the size of the UI Main Library is around that of Boston Public Library and the New York Public Library — only it’s bigger. Built in 1951, the UI Main Library easily surpasses most public...

Wrestling Big Ten champs again

RYAN YOUNG

March 9, 2009

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Just as it did a year ago, Iowa stamped its 33rd Big Ten championship with a big red warning: Do not underestimate us before the NCAA championships. Amassing 141 total points by the final day of competition...

Dreams of gold for wrestler Erekson

RYAN YOUNG

March 9, 2009

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Dan Erekson remembers his first experience at Big Ten championships two years ago. It didn’t go near as well as the one on Sunday. Placing sixth as a 197-pounder in 2007, Erekson had been expelled from...

Women’s basketball team waits for NCAA seeding

MIKE BROWNLEE

March 9, 2009

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With only the NCAA Tournament left to play, the Iowa women’s basketball team has two weeks off to figure out what went wrong against No. 12 Ohio State on Saturday and prepare for its upcoming first round game. The Hawkeyes...