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‘Green’ knowledge certified at UI

TYLER LYON

July 14, 2009

Filed under News

Can a lifestyle double as college credit, even a certificate? The UI is offering a certificate in sustainability this fall, and one enrollee has signed up so far. But recent UI graduate Eric Holthaus has dedicated his job, apartment,...

Prairie Lights readings return to the air

NICOLE KARLIS

July 14, 2009

Filed under News

Loyal listeners of the beloved program “Live from Prairie Lights” can stop weeping. KRUI has collaborated with Prairie Lights Books to continue the popular program for Iowa City bookworms to enjoy. More than a year ago,...

Students will be fit to a fee

ABE TEKIPPE

July 14, 2009

Filed under News

As construction workers piece together the puzzle that is the new 215,000-square-foot Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, UI officials are completing plans to change the way the university charges people to use its fitness...

Prof. Redlawsk, nationally known for political polling, moves to Rutgers

EMILY MELVOLD

July 14, 2009

Filed under News

With 10 years of campaign material packed up, his office is getting bare. Books are stacked into boxes and photos taken down. David Redlawsk is leaving. Starting this fall, the UI associate political science professor — the...

ROTC numbers climb

MICHELLE BORYCA

July 14, 2009

Filed under News

Al Rothlisberger faced a difficult decision after graduating from high school: go straight into the Army or continue his education. But then he found a solution. The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship covers...

Newcomer pours in 35 points in Prime Time

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

July 14, 2009

Filed under Sports

Even though the matchup of Iowa’s two sophomore guards was seemingly the evening’s highlight on Monday, the past and the future of Hawkeye basketball stole the show. The combination of incoming Iowa freshman Brennan Cougill...

May shines in Prime Time win

TRAVIS VARNER

July 14, 2009

Filed under Sports

Incoming Iowa freshman Eric May is continuing upon his MVP-caliber Prime Time League play, leading his Mike Gatens Real Estate/McCurrys’ team with an explosive performance past Culver’s of Coralville, 105-98. The Hawkeye...

Point/Counterpoint: Has Ultimate Fighting arrived as a mainstream sport?

DI SPORTS STAFF

July 14, 2009

Filed under Sports

The fight is front and center Welcome to the mainstream, mixed martial arts. Ultimate Fighting Championship 100 was dubbed as its sport’s biggest event ever. Yahoo! Sports, Fox Sports, and USA Today devoted extensive covera...

UI officials burden the student body with mandatory fitness fee

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 14, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Starting in the fall of 2010, all students will be charged a $219 fee for use of campus fitness facilities — regardless of whether the students actually want to work out at such locations. The winners, of course, are students...

Edifice of the King

BEAU ELLIOT

July 14, 2009

Filed under Opinions

I’ve never paid much attention to Michael Jackson, mostly because my musical tastes don’t run (or walk or crawl or swim or any other verb you might want to toss up against the wall to see if it will stick) in his direction. (My...

Uninsured aren’t taking advantage of programs

PHIL LEBHERZ, LOS ANGELES TIMES

July 14, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Sometimes it pays to first look carefully at what doesn’t work when you are trying to fix something. This could hold true with health-care reform and the proposal before Congress to add a “public option” plan. If such a...

Friend’s funeral spurs UI alum back to writing after 30-year hiatus

ERIC SUNDERMANN

July 14, 2009

Filed under Arts

Thirty years ago, David Rhodes stood on top of the writing world. He had graduated from the Writers’ Workshop and had three novels published in five years — receiving critical acclaim from author John Gardner. Then life took...