The Daily Iowan

Mix-and-match major popular

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 9, 2009

Filed under News

Students in the interdepartmental studies department can major in arts management, Romany studies, and even human rights. And with the inclusion of three pre-approved interdepartmental-studies tracks, the program has rapidly...

Couples saying ‘I do’ on a budget

MICHELLE BORYCA

July 9, 2009

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Simple cupcakes will replace an extravagant layered wedding cake at the July 30 wedding of UI junior Allison Faris and her fiancé, Hawkeye wrestler Luke Lofthouse. The struggling economy has not stopped couples from saying “I...

Police aim at grants for additional funding

ABE TEKIPPE

July 9, 2009

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Iowa City police Capt. Rick Wyss had a specific goal before leaving the office on Wednesday. He wanted to submit his department’s application for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. With the Iowa City police...

Twenty-nine OK’d for discount home loans after local lottery

CHRIS CLARK

July 9, 2009

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Applicants trying to receive a discounted home in Iowa City are one step closer to moving in. As of the 4 p.m. deadline Wednesday, only 29 of the first 40 people selected actually turned in their housing preferences and were...

Despite struggling economy, hospice donations still doing well

ZHANRAN ZHAO

July 9, 2009

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Bruce Gronbeck is taking a different path after retiring as a professor of communication studies at the UI. His post-career plans still involve some golf — but he is teeing-off for a good cause. “I want to find more and more...

Online book buying shifts students away from local stores

TYLER LYON

July 9, 2009

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UI students are looking for cheaper alternatives for buying books, and the University Bookstore has seen a decrease in sales. UI graduate student Tim Hau said he likes saving money but prefers to have a book in his hand as soon...

Flagship Brands-Gable camp aims for ultimate wrestler

J.T. BUGOS

July 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

The black and gold brochure ensures this sports camp is designed for the “ultimate competitor.” And it should be. It’s the signature camp of the nationally renowned Iowa wrestling program. Plus, it’s hosted by decorated...

Wrestlers pitch in to aid Beatty family

J.T. BUGOS

July 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

This summer, the wrestlers at Iowa have banded together to fight for something bigger than anything they could do on the mat — the ability to walk. Paul Beatty, the father of Iowa’s Chad Beatty, got injured in 2002 lending...

Game Time coach Altman focuses on rock-solid fundamentals

PATRICK RAFFERTY

July 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

Basketball is life for some. Then there are those who have made basketball their entire life. One of those people is Game Time League coach Gary Altman, who gets involved in basketball any way he can. Altman, who coaches Active...

Ex-Hawks Marchand and Nukuri still hope track leads to Olympics

PATRICK RAFFERTY

July 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Fourth of July showers, and the economy for that matter, made for a slow weekend. However, two former Hawkeye athletes, who couldn’t be slowed in the past, aren’t planning on doing so any time soon. Ex-Hawkeye All-Americans...

Toole signs with Indians

BRENDAN STILES

July 9, 2009

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Although former Iowa shortstop Justin Toole was not selected last month in the 2009 MLB draft, he is attempting a journey into the major leagues. Toole has recently signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Indians, the...

Former player to join field-hockey staff

BRENDAN STILES

July 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

When it comes to field hockey, it probably couldn’t have been a better couple of weeks for former Hawkeye player Caroline Blaum. Shortly after being named to this year’s national squad, Iowa head coach Tracey Griesbaum announced...