The Daily Iowan

China, Taiwan beckon UI grads

LINI GE

March 30, 2009

With graduation fewer than two months away and a student loan to pay off, 26-year-old UI senior Cala White may have found a way to beat the gloomy U.S. job market — leave it. White, a double major in Asian languages and literature...

Alcohol consumption in sights of city, UI

TESSA McLEAN

March 30, 2009

Imagine heading downtown on a Friday for a night out with friends. Now, imagine it without any alcohol. While most UI students head to the bars to socialize on the weekends, drinking is a large part of their evenings. UI officials,...

Know your campus: A facility that wears many hats

CHRIS CLARK

March 30, 2009

The Field House has hosted a variety of events and student activities since it opened in 1927. Although it was made for all members of the UI community, students held protests around the time of its construction, according to...

Antiwar rally returns

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 30, 2009

In the first antiwar rally on campus since President Obama took office, some UI and community members banded on the Pedestrian Mall this weekend to protest Middle Eastern dissents. UI junior Megan Felt said the “Funk the War”...

State tax changes at the forefront

SHAWN GUDE

March 30, 2009

Iowa City resident Deborah Thornton’s furor over a recent Democrat tax proposal was visible at an Iowa Legislature forum over the weekend. “When you repeal the federal deductibility, that means you’re going to pay state...

State bills hit 2nd funnel

SHAWN GUDE

March 30, 2009

With revenue at paltry levels and budget concerns dominating headlines and lawmakers’ time in the Iowa Legislature session, non-appropriation bills have largely taken a back seat. March 27 provided yet another hurdle: the second...

Changing fields: AIG bonuses as education

ADAM SULLIVAN

March 30, 2009

Most UI business students are fully aware of what life after graduation holds: a slew of employment challenges spawned by the economic crisis that has hogged newspaper headlines for more than six months. “It’s no secret the...

Nobel Prize-winning economist Krugman to speak at UI today

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 27, 2009

For those looking for a sugar-coated view of America’s current economic plight, Paul Krugman’s lecture most likely won’t be a fit. “We’re in depression economics, and it could become very, very severe,” said the...

Pellet-gun shot sparks lawsuit against Firewater owner

ZHI XIONG

March 27, 2009

After getting shot with a pellet gun at Firewater Bar, a Texas woman is seeking damages, serving its owner with a lawsuit for keeping the loaded weapon close to patrons. Sara Ann Preston, of McAllen, Texas, filed the lawsuit...

UI, Iowa City hold binge drinking confab

TESSA McLEAN

March 27, 2009

Some local officials plan to F.A.C. today — by focusing on alcohol consumption. In yet another effort to curb binge drinking in the community, representatives from the UI and Iowa City will meet today in a series of sessions...

Girl Scouts seek new image in 21st century

MARY HARRINGTON

March 27, 2009

From modern T-shirts to Internet-embracing ideals, the 97-year-old Girl Scouts is getting a makeover after a dip in membership. And the females leading the way are getting younger, with college students targeted for new troop...

City Park on the way back from flood

AMANDA McCLURE

March 27, 2009

After nearly a year of rebuilding, City Park will once again host summer Little League and Shakespeare festivals. Construction is coming to a close on the park, which sustained extensive damage during last summer’s flood, and...