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Harreld selected as new UI president, regents’ decision condemned

Harreld selected as new UI president, regents’ decision condemned

September 4, 2015

Regents select Harreld By DI Staff Amid the applause came a cry of “For Shame.” After interviews and a 90-minute deliberation, the state Board of Regents unanimously selected business consultant Bruce Harreld as the 21st president of the University of Iowa, displeasing members of the university community....

Spikeball piques UI interest

Spikeball piques UI interest

September 4, 2015

Spikeball begins at the UI with strong interest and growing potential. By Katelyn Weisbrod [email protected] Four people dance around a small net on the ground, jumping and diving to keep a ball in the air and slam it on the net. Sometimes they crash, sometimes they fall on their face t...

FryFest jubilation home again

FryFest jubilation home again

September 3, 2015

By Devyn Young [email protected] A sea of black and gold. Iowa sports fans are familiar with this image while at football games, tailgating with friends, and cheering on the Hawkeyes in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Fans who attend FryFest will be treated to an early appearance of the black and gold w...

Move on yuan affects local students

Move on yuan affects local students

September 2, 2015

How will the Chinese currency devaluation affect the lives of Chinese students? By Zhao Li [email protected] In the face of a weak Chinese economy, the Chinese yuan has been devalued against the U.S. dollar, leaving the exchange rate to spike. In June, 6.20 yuan turned into $1. However, one now...

O’Malley comfortable as underdog

O’Malley comfortable as underdog

August 31, 2015

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] When it comes to his current place in the polls, Martin O’Malley will admit he’s down. He’ll go as far as to confess that he’s an “unknown candidate” for president in 2016. But after meeting with dozens of progressive Democratic activists ...

Dreaming big in new Hancher

Dreaming big in new Hancher

August 27, 2015

By Grace Pateras [email protected] From sitting in the Hancher Auditorium audience as a child to performing on its stage and launching a career touring across the country, one successful Iowan is excited about the opening of the new Hancher. Susan Werner, who has a longtime Hancher connecti...

UISG takes on catcalling

UISG takes on catcalling

August 27, 2015

By Cindy Garcia [email protected] “IT’S NOT OK” — blunt posters hung on Cambuses are calling on students to stop catcalling are part of a national effort to stop sexual misconduct. The It’s On Us campaign was launched by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to help stop ...

Laugh-tivists kick up confusion

Laugh-tivists kick up confusion

August 27, 2015

By Hatte Kelley [email protected] Officials staged a Transparent Inclusive Efficiency Review press conference at the Iowa City Public Library on Wednesday afternoon. The representatives were actually prankster activists, and the entire presentation was a satirical critique of the Univers...

Megabus bids Iowa City goodbye

Megabus bids Iowa City goodbye

August 25, 2015

Megabus moves out of central Iowa City and into the Iowa River Landing. By Austin Petroski [email protected] From the crowded streets of Iowa City to the gleaming new Coralville transportation facility, Megabus is joining the thousands of University of Iowa students moving into a new home th...

Seniors anchor developing O-line

Seniors anchor developing O-line

August 25, 2015

Austin Blythe, the center and leader of the offensive line, will need to take charge this season. By Jordan Hansen [email protected] Flanked by seniors at both guard positions, senior center Austin Blythe is part of an interior line that has spent a good bit of time at Iowa. Blythe, ...