The Daily Iowan

More UI jobs may be cut

TYLER LYON

June 12, 2009

Filed under News

AMES — The UI may cut as many as 130 jobs by July 2010, part of an effort to slash its budget by $34 million, UI President Sally Mason told the state Board of Regents Thursday. Officals hope to save $10.8 million. But Mason...

Small Press Book Fair a success

KATIE SIMS

June 12, 2009

Filed under News

While the publishing industry may be facing financial pressure in the current downturn, at least one segment of publishers remains optimistic. Richard Sowienski, the managing editor of The Missouri Review, a University of Missouri-based...

Regents OK new animal laboratory

KURT CUNNINGHAM

June 12, 2009

Filed under News

UI researchers will have a new underground facility to house animals after the state Board of Regents approved an indoor enclosure for $11.2 million at Thursday’s meeting. Scientists hope the new facility — which will cost...

City and county officials want stricter animal laws

HOLLY HINES

June 12, 2009

Filed under News

City and county officials and Iowa City residents agree on one thing: The current animal ordinances in place are no longer sufficient. Iowa City resident Stacey Driscoll wants a change that would allow local residents to keep...

Local secondhand stores riding high

CHRIS CLARK

June 12, 2009

Filed under News

Historically, secondhand retail shops thrive during recession because of low prices. But Sheila Davisson said style keeps customers coming to her store, Revival, 117 E. College St. “It feels as though you’re shopping in a...

Regents delay decision on graduate German program’s future

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

June 12, 2009

Filed under News

Though the UI is considering suspending the graduate German program for the next two years, the state Board of Regents took the item off its agenda Thursday morning. UI Provost Wallace Loh said the UI is seeking faculty and student...

Hancher decision delayed, recovery continues

TYLER LYON

June 12, 2009

Filed under News

AMES — UI officials did not propose a new location for the Hancher complex at the state Board of Regents meeting Thursday, despite expectations to do so after the last conference in April. UI President Sally Mason said the...

‘Kash’ No. 1, three other Hawks in at Game Time League draft

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

It was an Iowa sweep in the first round of the 2009 Game Time League draft Thursday: Guard Kachine Alexander, guard Hannah Draxten, center JoAnn Hamlin, and point guard Kamille Wahlin were selected Nos. 1-4. The league will begin...

Softball and track still hamstrung by flood

TRAVIS VARNER

June 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa’s softball and track programs are still feeling the lingering effects of the 2008 flood. Because of damage caused, the entire softball complex had to be completely renovated, and the Cretzmeyer Track and Field Complex’s...

Young athletes slide into softball camp

CLARK CAHILL

June 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

Pearl Field was bustling with activity this week, but the Iowa softball team wasn’t making all the noise. Nearly 50 girls, ages 8 to 18, participated in the Hawkeye Softball Day Camp, where they were given instruction from...

‘Hawkapalooza’ hopes to inspire pre-game Hawkeye hysteria

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

The newly founded Student Committee on Athletics has been brainstorming creative ways to enhance student sports participation at Iowa, something that has seen a decline in recent years. The committee’s latest project is “Hawkapalooza,”...

Summer holds a slew of tough decisions for UI community

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 12, 2009

Filed under Opinions

The decision to cut 130 jobs at the UI — a move laid out in a budget plan presented to the state Board of Regents on Thursday — was obviously not an easy call to make. Unfortunately, this summer holds several other tough decisions...