The Daily Iowan

One UI student ‘country-less’ but free, for now

SARAH BULMER

May 4, 2014

Filed under News

Once or twice every year, Coco Moreno braces herself for a full 24 hours of travel over the Atlantic Ocean, a layover at Heathrow Airport, and sometimes Schiphol, Amsterdam, then on to the Persian Gulf, where she touches down...

Council to move on affordable-housing

DANIEL SEIDL

May 4, 2014

Filed under News

Affordable housing could become an option closer to downtown. Iowa City officials seek to add more affordable housing into the developing Riverfront Crossings district, which is bounded by Burlington Street in the north, Highway...

Local women unite on construction site

ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

May 4, 2014

Filed under News

This week, women all across the country and locally will strap on their tool belts and put on their hard hats. It is National Women Build Week, and Habitat for Humanity will continue its tradition of providing affordable housing...

Bill aims to attract veterans through incentives

KAITLIN DEWULF

May 4, 2014

Filed under News

Recent attempts by the Iowa Legislature to make Iowa a desirable place for veterans to retire their combat boots might not be enough, some vets say. In the past year, Gov. Terry Branstad has made repeated efforts to draw veterans...

Legislators lament allowable growth rate

IAN MURPHY

May 4, 2014

Filed under News

The allowable growth rate has not been set for the 2015-16 school year because of disagreements in between the House and Senate. Allowable growth is used to control and provide funding for Iowa schools, according to the Iowa...

Students advocate for Rodham Clinton

CHRIS HIGGINS

May 4, 2014

Filed under News

Presidential politics are brewing on the Pentacrest, well before ballots have been printed. Some University of Iowa students have begun gathering in support for a 2016 presidential campaign by former Secretary of State Hillary...

Walk-off homer boosts softball

JORDAN HANSEN

May 4, 2014

Filed under Sports

It was only fitting that after an up and down season full of disappointment that the last game of the season would end in heartbreak. For about six innings, that was the case. The Hawkeyes had managed only 9 hits through thos...

Many tracksters shine at Musco

JORDAN HANSEN

May 4, 2014

Filed under Sports

As the Musco Twilight meet came to a close on May 3 and bright fireworks lit the night sky, the Hawkeyes looked like a team that is poised to make noise at the Big Ten championships in just a few weeks. In the first event of ...

Baseball splits opening pair of games

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

May 4, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Iowa baseball team woke up the bats in the second game after a disappointing loss to Ohio State, rolling over the Buckeyes, 17-2, to even the series. The win was the largest margin of victory in Iowa-Ohio State series...

Point/Counterpoint: Which sport is more relevant — Horse racing or boxing?

DI STAFF

May 4, 2014

Filed under Sports

Horseracing I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable sports fan. Having said that, other than Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and the Klitschko brothers (are they still fighting?), I cannot name another professional boxer. How are ...

Editorial: Some progress made this session

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 4, 2014

Filed under Opinions

The Iowa Legislature wrapped up its dreadfully short four-month session last week that, while displaying a few bright spots, was mostly defined by a general stasis on most of the state’s major political issues. Perhaps...

Gromotka: UI should promote student art

ADAM GROMOTKA

May 4, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Despite the overly generalizing party-school ranking received this year from the Princeton Review, the University of Iowa and Iowa City are both cultural hot spots — a duo that produces, consumes, and displays works by some ...