The Daily Iowan

Writer Karen Essex brings centuries-old controversy to IC with fiction flair

June 15, 2009
Filed under Arts

Her text traces a set of statues from ancient Greece to early 19th-century Britain, and Karen Essex’s fourth novel, Stealing Athena, will bring the centuries-old controversy to Iowa City. Essex will travel from California to Iowa City to share the novel. She will read at Prairie Lights Books, 15 S....

Violence tests police

April 15, 2009
Filed under News

A young man awoke to bystanders sitting him up against a planter on the Pedestrian Mall in the early hours of April 4. He’d been knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw. The 28-year-old was attacked early that morning, just as thousands of people were pouring out of bars onto the Pedestrian...

Urban planners aid neighborhood

April 9, 2009
Filed under News

UI graduate student T.J. Patton was unsure how residents of the Miller-Orchard neighborhood would react to his group’s idea of making a five-year comprehensive plan to improve the area. But after his group’s first meeting with neighborhood residents last November, his worries were put to rest. “We...

Kirkwood works to lower dropout rate

April 3, 2009
Filed under News

The first few weeks of class are crucial to the success of new students at community colleges, and officials at Kirkwood Community College are already gearing up for a bigger welcome event next semester. “It is very important,” said Steve Carpenter, the public information director at Kirkwood. “I...

KRUI at 25: still growing

April 2, 2009
Filed under Arts

The traditional gift for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver. But what kind of gift is appropriate to commemorate a radio station’s 25th anniversary? For KRUI, one of the UI’s homes on the airwaves, it means celebrating 25 years of providing Iowa City with music, news, and sports. Beginning Tuesday,...

Ferentz opens spring practice

March 26, 2009
Filed under Sports

Back on national signing day, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz vowed that unless he got hit by a truck, he would be in Iowa City for the start of the spring football season, which began Wednesday. Seven weeks passed, and there was Ferentz, beginning the 11th chapter of his head-coach tenure at Iowa, sitting...