The Daily Iowan

Fading to what?

STACEY MURRAY

December 16, 2014

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Bette Wilson saw the warning signs. The 88-year-old knew her tiny town was fading. The population of Hopkinton, Iowa – incorporated in 1875 by a Dubuque transplant – had been dwindling for years, and storefronts had been s...

Ride’s first week a success

BEN MARKS

December 16, 2014

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One week ago today, Ride, currently Iowa City’s only bicycling-theme restaurant, opened its doors, and co-owner Tom “Roc” Kemmerer says that, so far business is thriving. “We’ve been very busy,&...

Council approves funding for temporary shelter

NICK MOFFITT

December 16, 2014

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Chronically homeless individuals in Iowa City may now have a place to sleep this winter. The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to allow the City Manager’s Office to spend up to $20,000 on a temporary homeless...

UI offering Friday classes for summer

ALYSSA GUZMAN

December 16, 2014

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Some professors now have an option to teach an extra day this summer. The University of Iowa Office of the Registrar is allowing teachers to extend their classes to Monday through Friday rather than last summer’s Monday...

COGS voices displeasure with fees

CHRIS HIGGINS

December 16, 2014

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In a 19-page paper released Tuesday, the University of Iowa Campaign to Organize Graduate Students laid out its opposition to rising student fees at the university. The paper, “Tuition By Another Name: Student Fees Lack...

The Box Score: Woodbury vs. Olaseni

DANNY PAYNE

December 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

When Iowa played Iowa State last weekend, many fans in Carver-Hawkeye Arena became upset when they realized Gabe Olaseni had been on the floor for only six minutes in the first half. Granted, Iowa had a good amount of success...

Gymnastics to get much-needed space, equipment with new facility

CHARLIE GREEN

December 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

After more than a year of planning, the Iowa Athletics Department approved a renovation and expansion of the practice facility, located in the Field House. The project is scheduled to be complete in February 2015. The renovations...

Men’s tennis to use winter break to build camaraderie for potential recruits

CHARLIE GREEN

December 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

Members of the Iowa men’s tennis team are not only planning on using winter break to train, they also want to get in touch with potential recruits. For freshman Josh Silverstein, having a close relationship with his teammates...

Hawk swimmers ‘scrappy’

SHELBY STITES

December 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Iowa women’s swimming team is built from a variety of swimmers. Some are just entering the pool. Some are taking their final lap. And some are recognized on a world scale. Sophomore Emma Sougstad earned a No. 44 ranking...

Scherff named to AP All American Team

DI STAFF

December 16, 2014

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Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff was named to the Associated Press All-American team on Tuesday, adding to his collection of awards this season. Scherff is Kirk Ferentz’s sixth first-team All-American and joins Robert Gallery...

Sougstad named Big Ten Swimmer of Week

DI STAFF

December 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

Sophomore Emma Sougstad has been named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after an additional set of record-breaking times against Iowa State this past weekend. This is her second Big Ten swimming recognition of the season; her first...

Stanzi signed to Houston practice squad

DI STAFF

December 16, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Houston Texans signed former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi to their practice squad Tuesday. The ex-Hawkeye signal caller is now on his third NFL team after a two-year stint in Kansas City and spending last season in Jacksonville....