The Daily Iowan

Corn planting flies ahead

LI DAI

May 7, 2015

Filed under News

While Iowa farmers are making good progress on crops this year, some area farmers are worried that crop prices could sink. According to the crop-progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than one-half of...

Grant given to support UI’s Japanese program

LI DAI

May 7, 2015

Filed under News

A new grant for the third-largest language program at the University of Iowa will mean expanded Japanese programs around campus. A more than $300,000 Institutional Project Support grant from the Japan Foundation will bring new...

Kinnick Stadium to open for movie night

GRACE PATERAS

May 7, 2015

Filed under News

Up until 5 p.m. today, community members can vote among three movies and choose what will be shown at Kinnick Stadium one night this summer. The University of Iowa Athletics Department will host the first ever “Movie Night...

County supervisors call for Constitutional amendment

BEN MARKS

May 7, 2015

Filed under News

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors issued a resolution of support for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Thursday. In the resolution, the supervisors asked for limits and regulations to be placed on campaign contributions,...

26 Students to graduate from REACH program

CINDY GARCIA

May 7, 2015

Filed under News

Donning caps and gowns, 26 REACH students will march across Macbride Hall today after an experience that may have irrevocably changed their lives. The University of Iowa REACH program, a two-year certificate for students with...

Iowa City hides dark secret under its streets

BILL COONEY

May 7, 2015

Filed under News

Hidden under the streets of Iowa City is another world unknown to most people who walk above it almost every day. Thanks to modern underground imaging technology, more is being learned about these pieces of the past then ever bef...

Baseball steels itself for last home series

IAN MURPHY

May 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

To paint the Iowa baseball program’s recent success as miracle work done by a baseball savior, in this case head coach Rick Heller, is not entirely fair. The nine seniors, including the foursome of Jake Mangler, Kri...

Softball knocks off Rutgers

CHARLIE GREEN

May 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

After being down much of the night, Iowa softball rallied to defeat Rutgers, 5-3, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday. “I’m proud of this group and how they continued to scrap tonight,” head...

Freshman Myers heading to Abu Dhabi for Judo Championships

BLAKE DOWSON

May 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

Iowa freshman finance major Melissa Myers will head to Abu Dhabi with the U.S. women’s judo team for the World Championships in October. “It’s going to be a great experience,” Myers said. “It will...

Point/Counterpoint: Why is boxing dead?

DI STAFF

May 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

Boxing    If you’re doing a postmortem on what caused the death of boxing, you don’t have to look very far. What killed boxing? Boxing killed boxing. Think about it like this: Contact sports such as football...

Editorial: A blow against NSA surveillance

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

May 7, 2015

Filed under Opinions

A federal appeals court has ruled that NSA spying on American phone calls is illegal. The provision of the USA Patriot Act allowing the collection of phone records is deemed as an overreach that exceeds the bounds of what was...

Lane: Religion and the GOP

JOE LANE

May 7, 2015

Filed under Opinions

When I was a freshman in high school, I read the book Gifted Hands. The book quickly became one of several contributing factors to my desire to join the medical field. Gifted Hands is an autobiography by (now retired) pediatri...