The Daily Iowan

Obama touts alt-energy in Iowa visit

SHAWN GUDE

April 23, 2009

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Speaking amid steel columns, a gentle, ever-present whirring sound, and fluorescent factory lights, President Obama implored the country to back his ambitious energy plan in a Newton wind-energy plant on Wednesday. “The choice...

Mike Currie elected UISG president

MICHELE DANNO

April 23, 2009

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After accusations of cheating, backstabbing, name calling, and voting delays, Go Party was victorious in what UI Student Government President-elect Mike Currie called “the longest, hardest-fought campaign” in his three-year...

Speaker: Porn misuses women

SHANE ERSLAND

April 23, 2009

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While a pornographic-video producer described a scene from his movie, nervous laughter from various UI students filled the darkened auditorium of the Becker Communication Studies Building. Robert Jensen showed The Price of Pleasure:...

Freshman seminar numbers to rise

ANNA LOTHSON

April 23, 2009

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Seeing the secret life of a surgeon, learning intricacies of a courtroom, crunching a university budget, or picking at the brain of an engineer — they all have one thing in common. Each will be the focus of a freshman seminar...

Students show off vegetable garden

MARY HARRINGTON

April 23, 2009

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From a small plot of West Campus land, a new university garden will provide fresh crops for IMU diners. The new student-run garden will grow vegetables for volunteer gardeners and on-campus eaters alike, with the bulk of each...

Magistrate distribution questioned

ZHI XIONG

April 23, 2009

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Johnson County could gain two magistrates if the state court administrator has his way. “He just doesn’t have that authority,” said Judge Warren Bush, who is suing State Court Administrator David Boyd. Boyd notified judic...

School district cuts library positions

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 23, 2009

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Iowa City School District officials recently announced they will reduce several library positions — a move one librarian called a “big mistake.” At Shimek and Hills Elementary Schools — the two smallest in the district...

Officials work to keep schools safe

CLARK CAHILL

April 23, 2009

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While it’s not possible to stop every random act of violence, local officials say, prevention at high schools has become much more advanced. Monday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, when...

D-line moves on but with question marks into new season

SCOTT MILLER

April 23, 2009

Filed under Sports

It has been awhile since Iowa has had question marks along the defensive line. Four years to be exact. The Hawkeyes’ 31-10 victory over South Carolina in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day marked the end of that era. Senior...

Mitch King looks to NFL draft to fulfill childhood dream

BRENDAN STILES

April 23, 2009

Filed under Sports

It’s no question how dominant Mitch King is on the gridiron. From his coming out party against Wisconsin that earned him Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors in 2005 to being named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year...

Baseball rallies in ninth against Northern Iowa

RYAN YOUNG

April 23, 2009

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The streakiest hitter on the Iowa baseball team came through in the clutch Wednesday night. After extending his hitting streak to 12 games in the bottom of the first, junior outfielder Ryan Durant stepped up to home plate with...

Men’s track psyched for Drake, hoping for wins

ZACH SMITH

April 23, 2009

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For one three-day period toward the end of April each year, the eyes of the track and field world center on Des Moines. And while the state’s capital is home to the host Drake University, the Hawkeyes are treating the 100th...