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The message, not the medium

April 29, 2011
Filed under Opinions

The revolution is upon us. Republican congressman Ron Paul, you see, announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee in Des Moines earlier this week. This is a different kind of revolution, to be sure. A revolution, supporters would say, of constitutionally limited government and pers...

Family atmosphere helps Hawkeye swimmers excel

January 22, 2013
Filed under Sports

Former Iowa swimmer Paul Gordon had the opportunity to call some of his teammates extended family members during a career that included four All-American honorable mentions. Now, as a student assistant coach for the squad, he is able to call two members of the Iowa swimming team — Jack and Haley...

Bill seeks to eliminate state Department of Education, put more responsibility on Iowa Board of regents

February 23, 2012
Filed under News

Republican legislators say a bill that would eliminate the Iowa Department of Education and the state Board of Education will lead to more discussion about the quality of students' education. Sen. Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa, said the bill — filed Tuesday by Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, — recogn...

Doolittle, Dixon lead Hawkeyes in 92-68 exhibition win over Concordia-St. Paul

November 4, 2013
Filed under Sports

If there was one thing to take away from Iowa women’s basketball’s 92-68 exhibition win over Concordia-St. Paul, it’s that everyone on the roster will be required to do a little bit of everything. Centers will be required to score outside of the paint and find open shooters, guards ...

Fab Four twists and shouts its way to Englert

The Fab Four opens at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The group is a Beatles Tribute band that has been booking gigs around the world for over 20 years.

Haley Triem, Arts Reporter
February 14, 2019
Filed under Arts

Young Paul McCartney sits under a yellow spotlight with just a microphone and a guitar. He sings his famous song “Yesterday” and a black-and-white film of him performing the same song in 1965 plays behind him. He sings live, with the video silenced, but his lips, his guitar strums, his every movement...

Candidates’ books offer clues to presidency

July 20, 2011
Filed under Arts

It's almost a rite of passage for politicians to publish books. Barack Obama is a bestselling author whose book The Audacity of Hope reveals important aspects of his governing philosophy. The DI Editorial Board read and reviewed books by five declared Republican presidential candidates: Herman Cain, Ron ...

Constitution Week is super serious

September 15, 2011
Filed under Opinions

Apparently, Constitution Week isn't serious enough. According to some in Iowa City, the tone of the mass email sent from Associate Provost Tom Rice's office to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution was too lighthearted. It talked about Constitution-theme coffee and free pocket copies of James Madison's o...

UI alum Andrea Lawlor wins Whiting Award for debut novel

UI alum Andrea Lawlor wins Whiting Award for debut novel

Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter
March 26, 2020
Filed under Arts

Even in the midst of a pandemic, the literary world still spins on its axis. On Wednesday, UI alum and fiction writer Andrea Lawlor was among 10 winners of the 35th annual Whiting Awards. Lawlor won the award for their debut novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl. Each year, the 10 winners...

Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton advocates reduced military spending

November 7, 2013
Filed under News

Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton comes from a military family. His three children are all soldiers, his wife is an Army captain, and his two brothers in-law are helicopter pilots. His father was M.I.A. for moer than 40 years in Vietnam. His opinions, he said on Wednesday in the Old Capitol, are colored by...

Four must-hit GOP events before the 2016 Iowa Caucus

A national network news team sets up to cover a presidential stump speech in Iowa on Oct. 18, 2015.  State Republican insiders say there are four must-hit events that GOP presidential hopefuls should attend before the 2016 Iowa Caucus. (The Daily Iowan/Jordan Gale)

October 21, 2015
Filed under News, Politics

From a new fall festival complete with trick-or-treating to a Christian-conservative conference, there are the four must-attend events if Republicans want to win over Iowa caucus-goers, insiders tell The Daily Iowan. By Quentin Misiag  |  [email protected] When the Republican Party of Iowa pulled the plug on the Iowa Straw...

Wadley earns spot on Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Iowa running back Akrum Wadley runs to the sideline after scoring a touchdown during the Iowa/Iowa State game for the Cy-Hawk trophy in Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones, 44-41, in overtime.(Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

September 12, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

Running back Akrum Wadley’s big performance against Iowa State on Sept. 9 earned him a spot on the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll.  According to a release, the Hornung Award is presented annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football. Wadley racked u...

Big Ten Media Days: Highlights from Wisconsin HC Paul Chryst’s presser

Big Ten Media Days: Highlights from Wisconsin HC Paul Chryst's presser

July 26, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

By Blake Dowson [email protected] Wisconsin head football coach Paul Chryst spoke to members of the media at Big Ten Media Days about the upcoming 2016-17 season. Opened up by saying he was proud and appreciative to represent Wisconsin Chryst went into more depth about the loss of S...