The Daily Iowan

Mason Q&A on UISG vote, Hancher

ANNA LOTHSON

April 2, 2009

DI: UISG campaigns have kicked off. What role do you have in communicating with candidates to discuss the platforms with the leaders? Have the new party leaders come to speak with you yet? Mason: They have not yet [met with me...

UI alum starts gaming website

CAITLIN LOMBARDO

April 2, 2009

Bill Jones was undaunted by the souring economy when he and his friends split off from AMP, a music-review magazine, to start their own review site. “I started talking to the editor-in-chief … about how long they could support...

UI students tutor local school kids

TESSA McLEAN

April 2, 2009

It takes a lot to get most UI students out of bed at 8 a.m., even if it is for class. But by 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, four UI students were fully awake in a North Central Junior High classroom with shelves full of textbooks and sports...

Johnson County supervisors get new aide

SHANE ERSLAND

April 2, 2009

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors will hold a formal vote today to appoint Andy Johnson as the board’s new executive assistant. Johnson, 48, is at present the executive director of the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County,...

Even with cutbacks, conferences vital

TESSA McLEAN

April 2, 2009

Networking is beneficial in any profession. For UI faculty, journeying to academic conferences and sharing research can help boost a career as well as help recruit other professors to the university. But academic conferences...

UI honors women during Celebration of Excellence

LINI GE

April 2, 2009

Donna Pearcy still laughs when she thinks about her remarks at a discussion last year with her colleagues in the UI Risk Management Office regarding the flood-recovery plan. “ ‘We can do this. We are the University of Iowa,’...

In faltering economy, cheap liquor sales up

CHRIS CLARK

April 1, 2009

When UI junior Lauren McSweeney walked into Liquor House to pick up a bottle of vodka, her eyes moved down from the shelves of Grey Goose, Absolut, and Three Olives to find something a bit more affordable: Hawkeye vodka. “When...

Gardasil raises questions locally, nationally

ZHI XIONG

April 1, 2009

On Tuesday evening, still sporting a pair of scrubs, Shannon Kussatz trailed her daughters Isabelle, 10, and Maddie, 8, to their Girl Scout field trip to the UI campus. They had gone shopping for Maddie’s First Communion dress...

In Iowa City moped landscape, many ‘outlaws’ are unknowingly so

ADAM SULLIVAN

April 1, 2009

Of the approximately 40 mopeds outside Hillcrest Tuesday afternoon, only two of them had a flashy orange flag affixed to the rear. One of the flagless vehicles was Julia Kost’s off-white vehicle. She said her ride tops out...

For international students, U.S. jobs getting more difficult to attain

ASHLEY HAUGO

April 1, 2009

With the tarnish of a bleak economy, the United States hasn’t lost all its glitter for international students. “[The United States] has, in fact, much better opportunities for international students compared with any other...

Residents react as tobacco tax hits Iowa City

SHANE ERSLAND

April 1, 2009

Although UI freshman and smoker Bryn Lee Lovitt is already struggling to pay for her cigarettes, she said today’s tobacco tax increase won’t stop her from lighting up. “My smoking habit has already trumped my frugality,”...

Cuts roll along in Iowa legislature

SHAWN GUDE

April 1, 2009

The UI and the state Board of Regents would both see state funding cuts of about 12 percent under a preliminary education budget passed out of the Iowa Legislature’s joint education appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday. Approximately...