The Daily Iowan

Forum attendees discuss future Hancher site

CLAIRE PERLMAN

July 10, 2009

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On Thursday evening, Hancher supporters, students, and UI faculty met in Macbride Hall to discuss the future of the art and music buildings destroyed in the 2008 flood. Although the entire Art Campus was destroyed or severely...

Locals hope green-energy legislation will power job growth

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

July 10, 2009

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Mike Carberry, the executive director of Iowa Renewable Energy Association, used to be an antique dealer and an occasional environmental volunteer. But five years ago, he read Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, which led to a career...

High schools getting wind of trend

HOLLY HINES

July 10, 2009

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Iowa schools are being blown away by the demand for wind-energy training. Experts say they see the upward trend in Iowa, ranked second in the nation for wind power production capacity. At the UI, officials want to kindle interest...

No job? More law school

MICHELLE BORYCA

July 10, 2009

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Law-school admissions offices are facing a bittersweet paradox. While the economy may be down, unemployed college graduates’ interest in postgraduate education is taking off. “Generally, we do well when people are miserable,”...

Discussion will analyze role of women in Muslim society

KATIE SIMS

July 10, 2009

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UI junior Sean Schwabenlander attended a lecture on Islam when he was a sophomore in high school. A year later, he converted to the religion. He will hear a similar presentation on July 12, but this time he will help organize...

Janzen, Stiles lead in John Deere Classic

ROBBIE LEHMAN

July 10, 2009

Filed under Sports

SILVIS, Ill. — One hundred sixty golfers embarked on a quest Thursday at TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities. The prize: $774,000 of the $4.3 million purse, 500 points in the FedEx Cup race, and a plane ride to Prestwick, Scotland. The...

Sharp contrast between two top golfers in Deere classic

ROBBIE LEHMAN

July 10, 2009

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SILVIS, Ill. — Thursday’s leaderboard at the John Deere Classic was filled with a range of names. Some were familiar, others not so much. In particular, there was a sharp contrast between co-leader Lee Janzen and co-second-place...

Sans coaches, Active Endeavors/McCurry’s fall in Game Time

SEAN MORGAN

July 10, 2009

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Playing a team headlined by such Hawkeyes as Kachine Alexander, Morgan Johnson, and Kelsey Cermak is a difficult task. Doing so without the help of a coaching staff is nearly impossible. For Active Endeavors/McCurry’s, it was. “It’s...

Draxten, Nesbitt 3-point stars in Game Time contest

TRAVIS VARNER

July 10, 2009

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Iowa players Hannah Draxten and Trisha Nesbitt shot lights-out from beyond the arc, propelling L.L. Pelling Company/Cullen Painting to a 95-84 victory over Goodfellow Printing/Imprinted Sportswear. The two Hawkeyes combined for...

Students should vie for open spots in this year’s council election

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 10, 2009

Filed under Opinions

The Iowa City City Council makes decisions that affect the lives of Iowa City’s permanent and non-permanent residents every day: The Sheraton Hotel Walkway will be closed to the public at night once construction is complete...

New film is fun, but not legitimate social commentary

MICHAEL DAVIS

July 10, 2009

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There is no doubt that millions of people will see Sacha Baron Cohen’s new satirical socio-comedy Brüno in the upcoming weeks. Many will laugh hysterically at the guerrilla tactics of Cohen’s brand of comedy. They will mar...

U.S. debt poses real problems for our fiscal future

ALAN J. AUERBACH AND WILLIAM G. GALE, LOS ANGELES TIMES

July 10, 2009

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The United States confronts not one but two economic challenges: its worst recession since the Depression and a growing imbalance between federal spending and revenues that makes its underlying fiscal policy unsustainable. To...