The Daily Iowan

One leg up

IAN MURPHY

December 17, 2014

Filed under News

At one point, Brian Donatelli thought he would lose his leg, effectively ending his illustrious career for the Hawkeye swimming team. However, two injuries to the same leg over the course of 14 months were not enough to keep o...

Wine, beer, and joy

ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

December 17, 2014

Filed under News

Each week, The Daily Iowan will provide an in-depth look at one Iowa City business. Walking through the doors of Cork & Bottle, one can find rows of handpicked bottles of luxury wine from across the world and f...

Loebsack serves meals to seniors

NICK MOFFITT

December 17, 2014

Filed under News

When Congress reconvenes in January 2015, Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, believes he’ll have anecdotes ready to go fight for senior benefits. “Getting out and meeting people, talking to them about how important this...

Demonstrators protest violence against sex workers

MITCH MCANDREW

December 17, 2014

Filed under News

Local community members lined the Pedestrian Mall in recognition of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on Wednesday evening. This year, Iowa City joined more than 58 cities across the globe in raising awareness...

Study abroad students prepare for Australia departure

GRACE PATERAS

December 17, 2014

Filed under News

After a hostage scare in Sydney, Australia, earlier this week, University of Iowa International Programs officials say the one student studying abroad in the city remains safe. “When the event unfolded, we reached out to...

Man charged with arson

DI STAFF

December 17, 2014

Filed under News

Authorities have accused a North Liberty man of attempting to burn his trailer down. Fernando Maldonado, 38, was charged Dec. 15 with first-degree arson. According to online court documents, Maldonado’s significant other reported...

Notebook: Burak to wrestle at Midlands

JORDAN HANSEN

December 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

Nathan Burak, Iowa’s 197-pounder who has battled injuries throughout the early portion of the season, will make an unofficial return for the 52nd-annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Dec. 29-30. Unofficial because th...

Buy or Sell: Iowa-Northern Iowa

JACOB SHEYKO AND DANNY PAYNE

December 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

Buy or Sell: Iowa’s season is a success so far Danny Payne, basketball reporter: I’ll buy this, with hesitation. Sure, Iowa beat then-No. 12 North Carolina on the road, and that was an impressive win. But the re...

Iowa women to use winter break for self-improvement

KYLE MANN

December 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

Finally, winter break is upon us, and everybody can take a moment to relax. That is, everybody except Iowa’s in-season student-athletes, such as the women’s basketball team. The sports schedules don’t observe...

Scherff makes FWAA All American Team

DI STAFF

December 17, 2014

Filed under Sports

Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff was named to the Football Writers Association of America All-American team. This marks the fifth of five required All-American teams for Scherff to be named a consensus All-American. Walter...

Editorial: Correct decision to renew ties with Cuba

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

December 17, 2014

Filed under Opinions

After more than 50 years of isolating Cuba from diplomatic relations, political engagements, and economic ties, President Obama announced on Wednesday that the United States will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Although...

Brown: Cosby’s ignorant message to "black media"

MARCUS BROWN

December 17, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Cultural icon Bill Cosby has been embroiled in rumors of numerous sexual assaults, and he has seen what was once a sterling reputation tarnished by alleged scandals going back nearly 40 years. An African-American comedian, actor,...