The Daily Iowan

UI walks narrow line during crisis

TESSA McLEAN

March 23, 2009

Filed under News

The UI continues to spend money to maintain its national reputation as an accredited university, despite campuswide budget cuts. Across campus, some class sizes could expand, programs could be eliminated, and the UI has already...

Farmers’ Market move draws fire from vendors

SHANE ERSLAND

March 23, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa City Farmers’ Market Vendor Jerry Dill said he’s “disappointed” city officials are considering moving the market to a new location downtown once a month. “I hate to hear that. My main concern would be for the customers...

A Spring Break from the usual

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 23, 2009

Filed under News

Switching from relaxing in the South Carolina sun to cleaning headstones in a national cemetery, UI senior Amy Rohlfing has made the leap to the alternative side. “I had fun on [the trip to South Carolina], but it was time...

Journalism hits uncertain terrain

CHRIS CLARK

March 23, 2009

Filed under News

Newspapers are closing, newsrooms are consolidating, and the job market is the worst it has been in years. UI journalism Professor Judy Polumbaum said for graduating seniors, “the hiring picture does not look good.” Journalism...

Want on-campus nuptials?

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

March 23, 2009

Filed under News

The stretch of green grass between the IMU and Iowa Avenue hosts events ranging from Welcome Week to RiverFest and greek activities. It could also be the new site of Hancher Auditorium. But the park holds something that may be...

Federal recovery money to go to mathematics, reading

CLARK CAHILL

March 23, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa City School District officials will most likely focus on mathematics and reading with the more than $1.1 million they’re expected to receive from the federal economic-recovery package, said the district’s co-director...

‘Virtual pub’ reaches alums

JUSTIN SUGG

March 23, 2009

Filed under News

Lacking a dart board, pool table, and beer tap, the UI Alumni Association’s “virtual pub” has little resemblance to an actual bar. The website, which provides Hawkeye news, music, and memories to UI graduates, has gradually...

Wacky Grassley, not tobaccy

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 23, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa has indicated that he opposes President Obama’s recent changes to how the federal Drug Enforcement Agency approaches medical marijuana. Grassley’s tired, predictable response demonstrates...

Embracing the WTF?

DEAN TREFTZ

March 23, 2009

Filed under Opinions

[Editor’s note: Dean is going to temporarily ignore his fear of coming off as a massively arrogant prick for this week’s column. Enjoy.] So I’m smart. I mean that in the most informal way possible: I’m good at the classes...

TV on the Internet

NATE WHITNEY

March 23, 2009

Filed under Opinions

We’re freaks for media. We watch TV while we eat breakfast, listen to the radio on our drive to work or our iPod while we walk to class. We’re connected through Facebook, My Space, and Twitter. Some are more “in tune”...

Not a bigger thimble, a smaller ocean

GEORGE F. WILL, WASHINGTON POST

March 23, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris, a solid block of a man with a shock of thick gray hair, is stolid and patient, but there are limits. Clearly, he is weary of explaining that this is one of America’s safest large cities, with...

A laugh an hour (or so)

KATIE HANSON

March 23, 2009

Filed under Arts

Film Review: Miss March If you’re set on seeing the brutally unfunny comedy Miss March, do yourself a favor and leave your brain at home. It will be overloaded by too many questions. Not the stimulating questions about society...