The Daily Iowan

Barking up a new tree, Iowa City gets second dog park

MICHELLE BORYCA

July 1, 2009

Filed under News

Eight dogs romped at Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park, on Canton Street near Foster Road, on a cloudy Tuesday afternoon. But on any given Sunday, as many as 50 dogs crowd the area, said Iowa City dog owner Andy Marks while watching...

New student-loan repayment plan aims to reduce debt burden

TYLER LYON

July 1, 2009

Filed under News

Some students struggling with federal loans could soon lower their monthly payments or eliminate them altogether. Under the Income-Based Repayment plan, available starting today, college graduates can cut their monthly payments...

Baited with scams, phishers try to hook the UI community

ABE TEKIPPE

July 1, 2009

Filed under News

Many UI students have left campus for the summer. But that hasn’t stopped scammers. While scams at the university are more common during the fall and spring semesters, they are not unheard of during the summer months, said...

Sexual-misconduct response coordinator position becomes full-time

KATIE SIMS

July 1, 2009

Filed under News

College freshmen and sophomores are at the highest risk of being sexually assaulted, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. And now Monique DiCarlo, the UI sexual-misconduct response coordinator, will work full-time trying...

UI connecting prenatal events with later disease

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

July 1, 2009

Filed under News

A low birth-weight baby and a 60-year-old’s heart attack — UI researchers believe these could be related, and diet and stress could be the links. On campus, researchers are working to find out how. The Program in Developmental...

Alexander, Hamlin shoot it out in Game Time square-off

ZACH CHRISWELL

July 1, 2009

Filed under Sports

Kachine Alexander and JoAnn Hamlin went back and forth all game long. Each took her team’s last shot. Alexander hit hers, Hamlin missed at the buzzer, and Alexander’s Coralville Hy-Vee squad emerged with a 90-88 win over...

No keeping up with Jones in Game Time contest

CLARK CAHILL

July 1, 2009

Filed under Sports

If her last two Game Time performances are any indication, sophomore Shante Jones will not only earn some serious playing time in the upcoming season, she will be a key component for the 2009-10 Iowa Hawkeyes. After scoring 30...

Softball players lace-up to the next level

SEAN MORGAN

July 1, 2009

Filed under Sports

Brittany Weil left the Iowa softball program as one of the greatest pitchers in school history. The All-American racked up 339 strikeouts and sported an ERA of only 1.10. But that was college. Now she laces up for the Akron Racers...

New homeless shelter is an important step for Shelter House and for Iowa City

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 1, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Today is a turning point in a long struggle for Shelter House. Today, the organization — which provides support to eastern Iowa’s homeless population — will break ground on its new facility at 429 Southgate Ave. This new fac...

A year after ban, thoughts on smoking

COLIN GILBERT

July 1, 2009

Filed under Opinions

I started smoking because it fit me. I was in my junior year of high school, and anyone holding a cigarette looked undeniably cool. And now I’m trying to quit. Sigh. The thing with cigarettes that I really love is the culture...

How an action-oriented attitude backfires on U.S.

GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, LOS ANGELES TIMES

July 1, 2009

Filed under Opinions

With apologies to Nike, if the United States were a for-profit venture, its slogan would be “Just do it.” Few would dispute the notion that we are an action-oriented people. From an early age, Americans are bombarded with...

Pen not mightier than the drink for authors

ERIC ANDERSEN

July 1, 2009

Filed under Arts

Thursday marks the anniversary of acclaimed writer Ernest Hemingway’s death in 1961. The author committed suicide by laying a Boss & Co. shotgun at an angle on the ground, leaning his face over the barrels, and pulling both...