The Daily Iowan

Iowa City red-light-camera petition gets signatures, forces city action

NICK HASSETT

May 9, 2013

Filed under News

It was arduous work for two Iowa City residents, collecting more than 4,000 signatures over the winter and into the spring on a petition against autonomous traffic cameras. But now that City Clerk Marian Karr has verified the...

Officials believe tax credit made Iowa wind energy announcement possible

BRENT GRIFFITHS

May 9, 2013

Filed under News

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is known by many as the father of the wind-energy production tax credit — the credit that many point to as one of the reasons for Wednesday’s historic announcement of a $1.9 billion wind...

UI follows national trend of needing IT workers

LAUREN COFFEY

May 9, 2013

Filed under News

Iowa City hospitals are struggling to find skilled IT workers, following a national trend that engineering experts are trying to alleviate. A survey conducted by Modern Health last week found that 67 percent of IT departments...

Athletics officials discuss Football Operations Center progress

HILLARY ROSENCRANTS

May 9, 2013

Filed under News

Thursday marked the last meeting this academic year for the University of Iowa Presidential Committee on Athletics, during which officials announced plans for a 2014 opening of the new Football Operations Center. The center will...

UI students, professor create new hospital communication tool

LAUREN COFFEY

May 9, 2013

Filed under News

After 10 years of working with an idea that would change patients’ experiences in hospitals, University of Iowa Professor Richard Hurtig’s dream has become a reality. Hurtig, who teaches in the Department of Communication...

Hawkeye softball team loses Big Ten Tournament opening

CODY GOODWIN

May 9, 2013

Filed under Sports

A 6-run fifth inning effectively put to rest any notion that the Iowa softball team was going to make a run at a Big Ten Tournament title. The eighth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes used that inning to overtake what was then a 4-1...

Iowa baseball takes to Banks Field more focused for the last time

JALYN SOUCHEK

May 9, 2013

Filed under Sports

The Iowa baseball team has had its struggles this season, and the opportunity to compete in the Big Ten Tournament continues to slip away. Now, as the Hawkeyes gear up for their final home series against Michigan State, the Hawkeyes...

A shot at redemption for the Iowa track and field team

MATT CABEL AND DANNY PAYNE

May 9, 2013

Filed under Sports

It’s all come down to this. All season long, this has been the goal. This has been the event to which athletes look forward — where races are won and lost, where seasons continue into the NCAAs or end. On the campus...

Point/Counterpoint: Which pro sports franchise has the saddest fans?

DI STAFF

May 9, 2013

Filed under Sports

Chicago Cubs If there’s life after death, I hope I don’t come back as a Chicago Cub fan. I can’t imagine how agonizing it is to be a Cub fan — beginning every year with hope and optimism, only for the asp...

Bigach, Vandenberg honored for academic achievement

BEN ROSS

May 9, 2013

Filed under Sports

In recognition of their academic efforts at Iowa, former Hawkeyes football players James Vandenberg and Steve Bigach have been named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. The honor recognizes senior football...

Editorial: Energy plan will be beneficial for Iowa

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 9, 2013

Filed under Opinions

On Wednesday, Gov. Terry Branstad announced that MidAmerican Energy would invest $1.9 billion in Iowa’s wind-energy sector. The plan would add up to 656 new wind turbines that would produce around 1,050 megawatts of electricity...

Tilly: Against armed guards

ZACH TILLY

May 9, 2013

Filed under Opinions

The Iowa City police are pursuing a federal grant that could lead to the placement of armed guards in Iowa City’s middle schools and high schools. School District officials expressed interest in a possible partnership with...