The Daily Iowan

Conflicts, disasters affect study abroad

MITCH MCANDREW

September 16, 2014

Filed under News

When countries erupt in violent conflict, are shattered by a powerful earthquake, or fall victim to the outbreak of a deadly disease, studying abroad in those areas become much more restricted. “When it comes to study abroad,...

University pushes for driverless-car institute

AARON WALKER

September 16, 2014

Filed under News

The University of Iowa is waiting for approval from the state Board of Regents today regarding the creation of a driverless-car institute. The consideration is included in the state’s fiscal 2016 budget. UI officials...

Police get-body cam approval

NICK MOFFITT

September 16, 2014

Filed under News

Iowa City police will now be armed with new equipment — body cams. On Tuesday evening, the Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 to approve a resolution authorizing the Iowa City police to purchase body cameras. The cost will...

Narcisse promotes criminal justice reform

CASSIDY RILEY

September 16, 2014

Filed under News

Many say money cannot buy intangible commodities — but one gubernatorial candidate says that in Iowa, it can buy you justice. Jonathan Narcisse, an independent candidate for governor, gave a speech Tuesday night to an audience of...

The year of the woman?

KRISTEN EAST

September 16, 2014

Filed under News

Six Iowans in Congress, all men, and it’s always been that way — but maybe not for much longer. Of the five congressional races in Iowa, three women are contending for three seats. Women have run before but to no avail....

First UI Faculty Learning Community formed on campus

CHRISTIAN HAHN

September 16, 2014

Filed under News

Faculty Senate members introduced information on the University of Iowa’s first-ever Faculty Learning Community, which was developed to address the questions and challenges of teaching and learning across many disciplines,...

Football Notebook: Gair to start, Plewa day-to-day

CODY GOODWIN

September 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

Starting free safety Jordan Lomax will miss the first half of Iowa’s upcoming game with unbeaten Pittsburgh because of the targeting penalty assessed against him on Sept. 13 against Iowa State. In his spot will be 6-2,...

Field hockey embraces youth

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

September 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

They came in as freshmen, but after only a few weeks, the Iowa field-hockey team’s newest groups of first-year players are being treated like seasoned veterans. “We told them right as the season was starting, ‘You’re...

Big Ten Notebook: Penn State in good shape

DANNY PAYNE

September 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

It’s been a good two weeks for Penn State. On Sept. 8, the NCAA announced the team’s ban from postseason play had been lifted. Then the Nittany Lions kicked off Big Ten play with a 13-10 victory over Rutgers. In that...

Veterans Phillips, Midkiff face mental challenges early on

COURTNEY BAUMANN

September 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

Six members of the Iowa women’s golf team competed in the Hawkeyes’ first completion of the season last weekend. Veterans Jessie Sindlinger, Amy Ihm, and Nicole Rae were featured in the lineup — however, the rest...

Editorial: Raise the minimum wage for economic mobility

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

September 16, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Minimum wage has been at the forefront of heated conversations about classism and wealth inequality for ages. In recent years, the public eye has been drawn to the fact that the top 1 percent of the wealthiest Americans hold 40...

Brown: Cultural misogyny as a game of whac-a-mole

MARCUS BROWN

September 16, 2014

Filed under Opinions

It is human nature to fear the unknown. The most primeval of our fears do not stem from the rational but rather an abstract terror of what could be. It stems from what we do not understand. We are scared of the dark not because...