The Daily Iowan

Iowa Senate study bill addresses regents changes

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 20, 2013

Filed under News

The Iowa Senate is considering a study bill that would impose restrictions on the Board of Regents as well as change the way that one member is elected. Senate Study Bill 1163, introduced by Sen. Jeff Danielson, D-Cedar Falls,...

Notebook: Hawkeye grapplers begin their postseason on Friday night

CODY GOODWIN

February 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

Iowa’s Ethen Lofthouse collected an 11-7 victory over Edinboro’s Vince Pickett on Feb. 16. That was the first time the junior had won a dual match in Carver-Hawkeye Arena since Jan. 6, when he beat Purdue’s Andy...

Iowa men’s swimmer Taylor’s family history is thick with Hawkeyes

JALYN SOUCHEK

February 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

It was 2005, and the Iowa Hawkeye football team was competing in the Capital One Bowl game against LSU. Current Iowa senior swimmer Mitch Taylor remembers sitting alongside his grandfather, Dick Taylor, watching the game, a bond...

Mexico native Balboa brings unique background to GymHawks

RYAN PROBASCO

February 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

Gymnastics are not very popular in Monterrey, Mexico — the hometown of Iowa’s Javier Balboa. That alone, however, wasn’t enough to keep Balboa off the mat. His love for the sport, his teammates and coaches say, is...

Hawkeye tennis star Estenssoro ends up where he wanted to be all along

DOMINICK WHITE

February 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

Journeyman Juan Estenssoro has found a place to call home in Iowa City. Estenssoro’s route to becoming a Division 1 athlete was far from ordinary, taking lots of twists and turns along the way. Estenssoro was born on Jan....

Point/Counterpoint: Who’s better — Michael Jordan or LeBron James?

DI STAFF

February 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

Michael Jordan I don’t know why this is even a debate. Michael Jordan is hands-down the greatest player in NBA history. Now there’s no doubt whether LeBron James is the better athlete (although I can’t see LeBron ...

Rastetter walking fine line

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

February 20, 2013

Filed under Opinions

President Pro Tem of the state Board of Regents Bruce Rastetter has taken criticism in recent days for an email he wrote to University of Iowa President Sally Mason. Some believe the email was intended to influence research at...

Evans: Nothing left but fiction

BENJAMIN EVANS

February 20, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Perhaps you’ve seen them — the posters pinned on boards or hung up next to university insignia with crisp letters heralding the arrival of Mike Daisey. But with Dasiey’s theatrical prowess marking Iowa City’s...

Englert to host free Academy Awards screening ‘Hollywood Live!’

SAMANTHA GENTRY

February 20, 2013

Filed under Arts

The glitz and glamour of the 85th Academy Awards will be transported into an intimate Iowa City theater in which guests may dress for a walk on the red carpet and munch on movie-theme hors d’oeuvres. Chris Okiishi will...

Iowa historian sheds light on Old Capitol Museum’s Civil War exhibit

EMMA MCCLATCHEY

February 20, 2013

Filed under Arts

The career of historian Hal Chase started when he was 8 years old after being uprooted from his hometown of Des Moines and dropped in “legally” segregated Frankfort, Ky., in 1950. “I discovered on the first...

Dining Review: Ayy, Margaritas! Fiesta Night at Cactus

BEN VERHILLE

February 20, 2013

Filed under Arts

My most recent excursion into the dining realm of Iowa City led me to Cactus Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 245 S Gilbert. The best thing here came from the beverage section of the menu. Brace yourself, redden your cheeks,...

UI animation teacher to screen short films

AUDREY DWYER

February 20, 2013

Filed under Arts

A blank screen awaits, an idea longing to be heard; all it takes is the click of mouse, and the creation of a new dimension begins. The result? An animated film. After two years of meticulous work, “Touch Free,”...