The Daily Iowan

Study: Minority victimization rises in recession

CASSIE VALUKAS

February 19, 2009

A new study cowritten by a UI sociology professor found that minority victimization increases during times of economic recession. UI sociology Professor Karen Heimer and University of Missouri Professor Janet Lauritsen presented...

Culver picks Writers’ Workshop grad Swander to be poet laureate

MEGAN DIAL

February 19, 2009

From a country lifestyle of organic food and banjo music to receiving the esteemed title of Iowa poet laureate, Mary Swander has much to love about the state. Gov. Chet Culver appointed the 1976 Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate...

Sexual-abuse trial begins

OLIVIA MORAN

February 18, 2009

Micah Matthews, a 33-year-old man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in 2007, sat still at his trial on Tuesday as witnesses described the victim as now “traumatized” and “broken.” “I feel like her...

Students & music teachers

EMILY MELVOLD

February 18, 2009

Matt Logan is a UI music-therapy student and a teacher on the side. Drawing from the classroom and previous experience, he makes money while adding to his own education. He’s one of a number of UI music students who spread...

One UI senior is living for the thin air

MICHELE DANNO

February 18, 2009

This year, UI student Josh Kingry had to take out $5,000 in student loans. But he definitely didn’t use it all for school. The 22-year-old used half of it to fund climbing Mount Rainier with friend Ryan Fisher in what Kingry...

UI institute to aid Postville

ASHLEY HAUGO

February 18, 2009

The UI Institute of Public Affairs will help devastated Postville plan a new future — free of charge. As Postville residents work to get back on their feet, the Institute of Public Affairs will step in to lend a hand. The insti...

UISG-grad student spat continues

MICHELE DANNO

February 18, 2009

UI Student Government officials made it clear Tuesday they will not recognize recent action by the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students. On Feb. 11, the Executive Council unanimously passed a bill to withdraw...

Coralville mulls local-option tax

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

February 18, 2009

The Coralville City Council discussed funding a storm-sewer system flood-mitigation project with money from a proposed local-option sales tax at its work session Tuesday night. The flood-mitigation project proposes to protect...

Financial aid, research targeted for federal stimulus money

ANNA LOTHSON

February 17, 2009

After a heated debate, a $787 billion compromise, and nearly 1,100 pages of legislation, the federal stimulus bill is set to be signed by President Obama today — keeping UI officials on the edge of their seats. “I’m hoping...

UI economists evaluate federal stimulus bill

ANNA LOTHSON

February 17, 2009

After the anticipated Federal Economic Reinvestment and Recovery Act becomes law with President Obama’s signature, some UI economists say the bill is a good move. “It’s a mistake to expect miracles,” said UI Director...

Despite exaggerated chlorine smell, UI water is safe

MEGAN DIAL

February 17, 2009

Of the thousands of individuals who wash their hands, hydrate, and use water daily on the UI campus, some may be picking up on a distinct odor this winter: chlorine. But the smell is not the result of an increase of the element...

Girl Talk to perform for 10,000 Hours show

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 17, 2009

The 10,000 Hours Show of Eastern Iowa announced Monday that Girl Talk will be the performer featured at the annual 10,000 Hours concert in April. “We wanted something fun, energetic, and different from what we’ve tried in...