The Daily Iowan

An artist inside

JORDAN HANSEN

May 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

At first glance, Christian Ballard looks out of place in the cramped art classroom. He stands 6-4 with an athletic build, but right now, he’s hunched over an easel, working on a painting. It’s for a class, and he...

Rally protests police violence

BEN MARKS

May 4, 2015

Filed under News

Despite worries about rain, around 130 people gathered on the Pentacrest Monday for a solidarity protest for Mya Hall, Rekia Boyd, and Freddie Gray — three African Americans killed by police in the United States. With signs...

Officials mull funding model

CARLY MATTHEW AND ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

May 4, 2015

Filed under News

The future of performance-based funding may be grim after both chambers of the state Legislature put forth their education budgets. The House bill, passed April 30, rejected performance-based funding originally approved by the...

Council to decide on jail time for simple misdemeanors

BILL COONEY

May 4, 2015

Filed under News

The Iowa City City Council will vote for the first time tonight on whether to get rid of the possibility of jail time for most simple misdemeanors. The city staff made the recommendation because the infrequency with which the...

MisterWives performs​for 10,000 Hours Show

DEVYN YOUNG

May 4, 2015

Filed under News

In the IMU Main Ballroom on Monday night, a small stage was set up with a flower-coated microphone stand and a canvas draped behind, painted with an elephant, dinosaur, and other animals. Among the wildlife, the name of the headlining...

Schaake’s Big Ten Title a sign of things to come

KYLE MANN

May 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

Carson Schaake has had a stellar sophomore season for the Iowa men’s golf team that culminated with an individual co-title at the Big Ten Championships at Victoria National Golf Club on April 26. The sophomore likely made...

Iowa preps for Western Illinois

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

May 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

The No. 15 Iowa baseball team will host its final midweek game of the season tonight at Banks Field as Western Illinois comes to town to take on the Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes are fresh off of a series win over Michigan last weekend...

The Box Score: Hawks searching for offense in postseason

CHARLIE GREEN

May 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

Despite outbursts at times in 2015, Iowa softball’s offense has ranked at the bottom of the Big Ten throughout the season. Batting average is the most critical of stats for the Hawkeyes. The team ranks last in the league with...

Charges filed against three Iowa wrestlers

JORDAN HANSEN

May 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

Three ex-Iowa wrestlers have been formally charged with a variety of offenses stemming from a March 18 arrest in Marion. According to a KCRG report, Ross Lembeck, Seth Gross, and Logan Ryan — all redshirt freshmen — will...

Editorial: We must defend freedom of expression

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 4, 2015

Filed under Opinions

On Sunday, two men opened fire with automatic rifles at a Texas exhibit of depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. The shooting is a reflection of what happened in Paris, when 12 people were shot and killed for their satirical work...

Brown: Should Charlie Hebdo’s "courage" be praised?

MARCUS VINCENT BROWN

May 4, 2015

Filed under Opinions

The PEN American Center, an association of prominent literary writers and editors, decided to award the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo for “freedom of expression courage,” but as of now, 145 writers have sig...

Osgerby: Journalism and big money

PAUL OSGERBY

May 4, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Sunday was recognized in the journalism realm as World Press Freedom Day. In this context, Alison Bethel-McKenzie, an Al Jazeera America Board of Directors member, wrote an opinion piece on the decline of press freedom in the...