The Daily Iowan

Ped Mall fight club

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 30, 2009

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Unknown assailants attacked unknown men in two incidents on the Pedestrian Mall during the early hours of March 27, authorities said. But having two assault incidents downtown in one weekend is not that unusual, said Iowa City...

UI ROTC numbers climbing sharply

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 30, 2009

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The battalion photo of the UI’s ROTC cadets has gotten wider every year recently. The group has grown from 32 contracted cadets in 2005 to 83 this year. And all of the future army officers — dressed in camouflage uniforms...

Boathouse work presses ahead

JUSTIN SUGG

March 30, 2009

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At some points, the Iowa River swells to within 10 feet of the Beckwith Boathouse construction site. After committing nearly $6.5 million to the project, UI officials plan to finish construction — with some additional flood...

China, Taiwan beckon UI grads

LINI GE

March 30, 2009

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With graduation fewer than two months away and a student loan to pay off, 26-year-old UI senior Cala White may have found a way to beat the gloomy U.S. job market — leave it. White, a double major in Asian languages and literature...

Alcohol consumption in sights of city, UI

TESSA McLEAN

March 30, 2009

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Imagine heading downtown on a Friday for a night out with friends. Now, imagine it without any alcohol. While most UI students head to the bars to socialize on the weekends, drinking is a large part of their evenings. UI officials,...

Know your campus: A facility that wears many hats

CHRIS CLARK

March 30, 2009

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The Field House has hosted a variety of events and student activities since it opened in 1927. Although it was made for all members of the UI community, students held protests around the time of its construction, according to...

Antiwar rally returns

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 30, 2009

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In the first antiwar rally on campus since President Obama took office, some UI and community members banded on the Pedestrian Mall this weekend to protest Middle Eastern dissents. UI junior Megan Felt said the “Funk the War”...

State tax changes at the forefront

SHAWN GUDE

March 30, 2009

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Iowa City resident Deborah Thornton’s furor over a recent Democrat tax proposal was visible at an Iowa Legislature forum over the weekend. “When you repeal the federal deductibility, that means you’re going to pay state...

State bills hit 2nd funnel

SHAWN GUDE

March 30, 2009

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With revenue at paltry levels and budget concerns dominating headlines and lawmakers’ time in the Iowa Legislature session, non-appropriation bills have largely taken a back seat. March 27 provided yet another hurdle: the second...

Changing fields: AIG bonuses as education

ADAM SULLIVAN

March 30, 2009

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Most UI business students are fully aware of what life after graduation holds: a slew of employment challenges spawned by the economic crisis that has hogged newspaper headlines for more than six months. “It’s no secret the...

Gatens, Tucker back Lickliter

BRENDAN STILES

March 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

When Alex Rodríguez admitted publicly last month to using performance-enhancing drugs, teammates including Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada showed their support of the Yankee slugger by showing up when he addressed the media. As...

Commentary: Calm down, give Lickliter a chance

SCOTT MILLER

March 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

Everyone just needs to calm down, stop trying to buy the domain firecoachlick.com, and think reasonably. Yes, four Iowa basketball players announced their decisions to transfer last week. Yes, it’s the third-consecutive year...