The Daily Iowan

Area braces for ride on

BILL COONEY

July 22, 2015

Filed under News

A flood of more than 20,000 bodies and bikes will cruise into eastern Iowa this weekend. As the annual ride rolls across the state, local towns in the path are preparing for the onslaught that is RAGBRAI. Coralville will w...

Hospice hosts luncheon to help area residents cope with loss

ANDREW POTOCKI

July 22, 2015

Filed under News

The loss of a loved one is a hard burden to bear, and the Iowa City Hospice hopes to show people who have lost someone special that they are not alone. The Hospice hosts a Bereavement Luncheon monthly for residents who have experienced...

UI stresses int’l communication

YUN LIN

July 22, 2015

Filed under News

When it comes to communicating with students interested in coming here from outside the United States, Iowa ranks among the nation’s best. In a study, Iowa was ranked No. 5 in the country in terms of communicating and serving...

Officials plan for new avian-flu outbreak

DI STAFF

July 22, 2015

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Though there hasn’t been a new case of bird flu identified in more than a month, industry leaders are planning for a worst-case scenario outbreak this fall. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and U.S Secretary of Agriculture Tom...

Youngsters take huge steps

CHARLIE GREEN

July 22, 2015

Filed under Sports

As highly touted recruits in the No. 17 ranked class in the country, Megan Gustafson and Tania Davis enter college with more expected of them than what may be of the average freshman. But if their performance this season in the...

Kastanek & Company stun Marion

CHARLIE GREEN

July 22, 2015

Filed under Sports

The last time the two teams met, coach Brian Joens Cullen/Joensy’s fell hard — losing to Randy Larson’s Marion Iron, 144-75. A different team showed up for Wednesday night’s Game Time semifinal rematch, one...

Williams could be X-factor

CHARLIE GREEN

July 22, 2015

Filed under Sports

Over the second-half of the Prime Time League season, incoming Iowa freshman Christian Williams has looked like a completely different player. After playing just a small role in the offense for Brendan Unkrich’s Pelling/Comfort...

Editorial: Psychological consequences of U.S. penal system

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 22, 2015

Filed under Opinions

New York City’s major jail complex, Rikers Island, is considered by many to be one of the toughest, most violent, and out of control prisons in the United States. The violence that occurs on the 413-acre island is  poorly...

Flattery: Time for term limits

NEIL FLATTERY

July 22, 2015

Filed under Opinions

The time has come for term limits for the members of Congress and for Supreme Court justices. Despite congressional approval ratings at all-time lows prior to the 2012-midterm elections, incumbent House of Representative and Senate...

Silber: Calling her courageous

KELIN SILBER

July 22, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Every year, ESPN throws an award show for athletes, the group who needs that sort of celebration for their talents the least, known as the ESPYS. Generally overlooked and absolutely unnecessary, this award show seldom generates...

Ghosts in Motion

VICTORIA VAUGHN

July 22, 2015

Filed under Uncategorized

In 2011, New York City welcomed one of the most unsettling theater performances in years, Sleep No More. The production, based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, emphasized an interactive experience among the audience, actors, an...

Mr. Holmes returns

ALEC GLUESING

July 22, 2015

Filed under Uncategorized

Sherlock Holmes, a fixture in British literature and popular culture, burst back into the international spotlight with 2009’s Guy Ritchie action film starring a fresh-off Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. in the title role. In 2010,...