The Daily Iowan

Eyes on Ped Mall for fights?

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 31, 2009

Filed under News

Police are looking to video cameras as one way to combat violence between men in downtown Iowa City, authorities said. While the possibility of placing cameras downtown is an option, it is not yet being seriously considered,...

Homing in on the homemade brew

MARY HARRINGTON

March 31, 2009

Filed under News

Armed with college-student budgets and engineering educations, two UI students are cooking up intoxicating flavors and stove-top savings in an apartment kitchen operation: brewing beer. A year and a half ago, 26-year-olds Kris...

Counseling Service deals with budget

MEGAN DIAL

March 31, 2009

Filed under News

The University Counseling Service is preparing to cut its budget if the economy doesn’t pick up in the next few years. While the center has not yet been affected by the UI’s budget cuts, Director Sam Cochran said the center...

From Antarctica to local craftsman

MICHELE DANNO

March 31, 2009

Filed under News

Snowstorms in late March may seem harsh for some Iowa City dwellers. But for Ryan Prochaska, this weather is mild compared with the conditions in Antarctica, where he lived and worked for six months. Prochaska, a 35-year-old...

100s address board on high-school enrollment

CLARK CAHILL

March 31, 2009

Filed under News

The Iowa City School Board welcomed hundreds of community members to share input about its high-school enrollment Monday night. More than 50 community members filled out forms to speak at the forum held at Parkview Church, 15...

UISG loosens campaign rules

EMILY MELVOLD

March 31, 2009

Filed under News

UI Student Government campaigns are back — and the rules are less restrictive. Several changes were made to this year’s elections code — a nearly eight-page long document — and many loosen the rules candidates need to...

Unique new series aids UI researchers

MAGGIE PETERS

March 31, 2009

Filed under News

Though most researchers already have years of education and experience on their résumés, a first-of-its-kind UI program will offer them even more training. The Research Professional Development Program — Biomedical Series...

Baseball tries to clean things up

JEFF PAWOLA

March 31, 2009

Filed under Sports

Following an error-plagued loss against Michigan on March 29, the Iowa baseball team (9-12, 1-2) will host Upper Iowa at 6 p.m. today. The Hawkeyes committed five errors, three in the top of the eighth that resulted in two runs...

Men golfers looking for the click

JORDAN GARRETSON

March 31, 2009

Filed under Sports

As forecasts are climbing into the 40s and 50s with more regularity, spring has sprung. But consistency in the second half of the season for the men’s golf team hasn’t arrived quite yet. The Hawkeyes finished eighth in a...

Who will win the national title?

DI STAFF

March 31, 2009

Filed under Sports

North Carolina Last summer, North Carolina could’ve lost the following players to the NBA Draft — Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Danny Green, and Wayne Ellington. All of them decided to come back. After getting smashed in the F...

Four-letter therapy for hard times

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 31, 2009

Filed under Opinions

As the economy continues to go deeper and deeper into the shitter, many Americans are finding themselves looser with their lips. A recent poll on MSNBC revealed that almost 40 percent of the respondents let obscenities fly in...

Bail faster

BEAU ELLIOT

March 31, 2009

Filed under Opinions

How do you say “Chrysler” in Italian? I don’t know, either, but it appears as though we’re going to get the chance to find out pretty soon. Now, I don’t really know that for sure, because I don’t speak Italian, beyon...