The Daily Iowan

Branstad backs restoring funds to higher education

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 6, 2011

Filed under News

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said on Tuesday he will make a commitment to restore higher-education funding once the recession is over and more money is funneled into the state’s economy. Though he noted he wants to “do...

Parents hope for alternative charter school

LUKE VOELZ

April 6, 2011

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An elementary-aged child hunched over an enormous sheet of white poster paper, delicately recreating a map of the world using art pencils and a protractor. His efforts combined math, drawing, and social-studies skills, echoing...

Piano Lounge gets new liquor license, new location

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 6, 2011

Filed under News

Patrons of the Piano Lounge, formerly located at 217 Iowa Ave., should expect a “classier” experience at the bar’s reopening at 347 S. Gilbert St. Iowa City city councilors unanimously passed the Gilbert Street Piano Lounge’s,...

UI reps lobby at Capitol for Hawkeye Caucus Day

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 6, 2011

Filed under News

DES MOINES — Lobbying Iowa legislators may have become a year-round affair for advocates of the University of Iowa community. The roughly 80 students, staff, and faculty in Des Moines for the first-ever Hawkeye Caucus Day on...

House bill slashes Pell Grants

ARIANA WITT

April 6, 2011

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A U.S. House bill would slash nearly $6 billion from federal Pell Grant funds if the Senate fails to prevent a government shutdown today. And the law has Iowa financial officers, students, and government officials worried. At...

Up to 60 K-12 jobs could be lost in IC

LUKE VOELZ

April 6, 2011

Filed under News

Iowa City School District teachers could see up to 60 cuts by the end of April, district officials said Monday. The estimated cuts, which will likely be split equally among teachers and support staff, are due largely to the School...

Evaluation of online courses questioned

HEATHER EDELMAN

April 6, 2011

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As the popularity of online programs grows, universities nationwide still differ in how they evaluate web-only courses — and some have few standardized methods at all. At the University of Iowa, professors use only student...

Spotlight: Finding the joy in writing

IAN MARTIN

April 6, 2011

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Almost two hours into this particular writing workshop, Mark Mayer has not taken the pen out of his right hand. Sometimes he shakes it, other times it rattles between his fingers, but it remains the only motion on an otherwise...

Rhabdo-stricken Lowe requests release

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

Iowa defensive back Willie Lowe has asked for a release from his scholarship to allow him to transfer, ESPN.com’s Joe Schad reported Tuesday night. Lowe was one of the 13 Hawkeyes hospitalized in January when they suffered from r...

Cully Payne: ‘I needed to move on’

SETH ROBERTS

April 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

Iowa sophomore point guard Cully Payne is leaving the Hawkeye squad. Payne’s release from his scholarship and plans to transfer were officially announced on Tuesday morning. Payne started the Hawkeyes’ first five games this...

Student football, basketball tickets now on sale

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

Iowa football and men’s basketball student season tickets went on sale Tuesday. Football tickets are priced at $174 for seven games, and students can purchase men’s basketball tickets for $90 for 20 home games. All orders...

Point/counterpoint: Who should be college hoops’ Player of the Year?

DI STAFF

April 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

Kemba Walker, Connecticut Kemba Walker should have been chosen as the 2010-11 Naismith Player of the Year. Walker, the 6-0 lightning-quick junior point guard from the Bronx, has a much more impressive résumé than BYU guard J...