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Hawkeye men’s basketball heads to Northwestern

BEN SCHUFF

February 9, 2012

Filed under Sports

The Iowa men's basketball team is trying to accomplish something it hasn't done in five years: Win three-straight Big Ten games. Iowa (13-11, 5-6 Big Ten) will play at Northwestern (14-8, 4-6) tonight, and the Hawkeyes hope to...

Evans prepared to go for pins at National Duals

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

February 9, 2012

Filed under Sports

Iowa wrestler Mike Evans pinned Minnesota's 14th-ranked Cody Yohn in 6:02 on Jan. 29. He pinned Wisconsin's 12th-ranked Ben Jordan in 3:23 a week later. A redshirt freshman, Evans is the No. 8 165-pounder in the country and finished...

Divers gain new perspective in coach’s absence

TORK MASON

February 9, 2012

Filed under Sports

Losing your coach is never a good thing. It's especially difficult for a team when the athletes are working to fine-tune their techniques. But the Iowa diving team was recently forced to go without Bob Rydze for 10 days when...

States should take notes on Iowa’s mapping policies

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

February 9, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Partisanship is detrimental to an effective democracy. Political district-mapping, or gerrymandering, can be used as a mechanism to minimize the effect of such political polarity. States should look no further than Iowa's mapping...

Romney not meshing with conservatives

GUEST COLUMN

February 9, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Mitt Romney just can't shake his difficulty attracting conservatives. And that reality is undercutting his effort to cast himself as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee and prolonging a race that each day exposes...

Occupy Iowa City making progress helping the homeless

GUEST OPINION

February 9, 2012

Filed under Opinions

There are a lot of people in the public and Iowa City government who are wondering what the hell is going on with Occupy Iowa City and the Occupation at College Green Park. As I am hereby just now deciding to reverse my termination...

Iowa Opera House Project visits Englert

SAMANTHA GENTRY

February 9, 2012

Filed under Arts

Around 1,500 opera houses dotted small towns around Iowa in the late-19th century. Now, some 300 remain and native Iowan Sam Knutson wants to keep that tradition alive with the help of local musicians. "My goal is to...

Percussionists play at the Riverside Recital Hall

JULIA JESSEN

February 9, 2012

Filed under Arts

As the thunder rolls in, the storm begins and creates symphonies of deep reverberation. This music is not exactly the natural occurrence one might expect — it is the sound of performers in Iowa Percussion shaking sheets of...

UI theater production creates a buzz

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

February 9, 2012

Filed under Arts

In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) tells the story of how the buzzing bedroom apparatus was first employed in 19th-century medical-exam rooms. The play, nominated for three Tony Awards in 2010, will open as a Universi...

UI Indian Student Alliance hosts A’Capella competition

HANNAH KRAMER

February 9, 2012

Filed under Arts

The phrase "gathe raho" means "keep on singing" in English, and that's exactly what these a cappella performers plan to do. Seven college teams from around the country will compete at 7 p.m. in the Englert...

Speakers and musicians commemorate Darwin Day

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

February 9, 2012

Filed under Arts

Six years ago, the first Darwin Day celebration was planned at the University of Iowa, but a blizzard forced all of the events to be canceled. Since then, the yearly tradition has grown larger, and this year's celebration will...

Beer of the week: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

DI STAFF

February 9, 2012

Filed under Arts

This week's beer of the week is the Sierra Nevada Bigfoot. The brew is a barley-wine ale. But despite its name, barley wines are very much beers and often strong and intense beers at that. The Bigfoot has a medium-heavy body...