The Daily Iowan

Bar employees prepare for the worst

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

Bar employees are preparing for the worst. Managers, wait staff, and bartenders have previously said the failure to repeal the 21-ordinance would cost them their jobs — but they were waiting for the vote. Now they know. Iowa...

Experts: Ousting no threat to judicial independence

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

Some experts say the unseating of three Iowa Supreme Court justices is more of a statement against gay rights than a threat to the judicial system. "I think the frequency of this happening is, on the whole, relatively rare,"...

Class helps veterans increase camaraderie

ARIANA WITT

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

Adam Connell has been active in the U.S. Navy for five years. In that time, he's seized tons of cocaine and countless kilos of marijuana from narcoterrorism groups in South America. He provided air support to Marines and Army...

Students grapple with loss of 19 admittance

ALISON SULLIVAN

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

Sitting inside the Summit Tuesday night, three UI students reminisced between bites of artichoke dip and chips about the days before the 21-ordinance. The three, who have birthdays near each other, celebrated them all together...

UI wants study abroad ban in Cuba to be lifted

NORA HEATON

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

The gates to Havana could open once again for U.S. students. The UI has penned its signature on a request sent to President Obama, asking the administration to lift restrictions on academic travel to Cuba. "The regulations...

U.S. Court of Appeals justices visit College of Law

NINA EARNEST

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

It looked like a scene from a courtroom drama — but there were no witnesses to plead their case. Just three judges, two opposing attorneys, and an auditorium full of listening University of Iowa law students. Three judges...

UI’s TILE program set to expand

SAM LANE

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

The "sage on the stage" might be giving way to the "guide on the side." The style of teaching in which a professor stands at the front of a lecture hall and talks for an hour is being replaced in some UI classes,...

New smart phone program to help track buses

MAXWELL FREUND

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

Standing in the snow, gloved hands shoved into jacket pockets, staring hopelessly down the bus-less road — that may soon be a distant memory for local bus riders. Iowa City Transit, Coralville Transit & Parking, and Cambus...

Spotlight: Local artist suing feds over health bill

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

In a smoky second-floor studio near the Pedestrian Mall, local artist, and former Iraq combat medic, Matt Sissel works diligently painting and drawing portraits of live models. But that is not all the Iowa City resident does...

Iowa re-elects all 5 representatives

DI STAFF

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

All five of Iowa's Congressional representatives who ran for re-election this fall are officially safe in their positions. U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, hung on to win a close race in the 1st Congressional District, which was...

2 Iowa Senate races up for grabs

DI STAFF

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

Definite winners have still not been named in a handful of extremely close races in the Iowa Legislature. Slim margins in at least two races could trigger recounts that might give Republicans a share of control in both chambers...

Schultz wins Secretary of State

DI STAFF

November 4, 2010

Filed under News

Republican challenger Matt Schultz has unseated Secretary of State Michael Mauro, a race too close to call late Tuesday night. Schultz won almost 50 percent of the statewide vote while first-term Democrat Mauro earned just short...