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IMU work continues


Diversity policy questioned By Lily Abromeit

Construction at the IMU, part of the Flood Mitigation and Recovery Project, is seen on May. The project will protect the area from future flooding; the completion date is set for May 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Valerie Burke)

IMU construction is slightly behind schedule, but officials aren’t worried. By Chris Higgins

The orange mesh fences and mud pits will be around for just another year. Flood mitigation and recovery construction at the IMU began this fall. The project will implant exterior flood protection, such as a floodwall and renovate the building’s ground floor, which has been closed since being damaged in the 2008 flood. Constructed is estimated to cost $22 million, with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Grady

‘The exterior is probably a little behind schedule because of the weather we had this winter and some of the archaeological finds around Hubbard Park, but we’re hoping with this nice weather that we’ll get right back up.’ said the project is still within budget. The work on the ground floor is expected to be completed by April 2015 and the exterior by May 2015. “The ground floor’s coming along well,” said UI Dean of Students David Grady. “The exterior is probably a little

behind schedule because of the weather we had this winter and some of the archaeological finds around Hubbard Park, but we’re hoping with this nice weather that we’ll get right back up.”

Some studiers don’t have to worry about being stranded at the library this finals week. The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is extending Nite Ride service hours this week in order to better serve female students who study into the early morning. Nite Ride, the free shuttle service offered to women on and near the UI campus, will operate on a 10 6 a.m. schedule through Friday morning. It will then return to normal hours — 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. — Friday evening. Bill Searls, an associate director of Public Safety, said this practice has been in place for the past three years, beginning when the IMU turned into a 24-hour service. “Students don’t just stop studying at midnight,” Searls said. “It provides longer hours, so they can spend a





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longer amount of time in the IMU and Main Library.” He said that at one point, the Main Library and IMU closed at midnight, and that created a problem for latenight crammers. “It’s not uncommon for students to be in a study area until the wee hours of the morning, especially during finals,” he said. UI sophomore Cassidy McDowell said extending Nite Ride hours is a great way to encourage students to keep studying because they don’t have to worry about finding a way home late at night. “Sometimes, I’ll look down at my phone and realize I had just been studying for three hours straight,” she said. “And suddenly, it’s 2 a.m., and I need to find a ride home.” She said the Nite Ride extension alleviates this issue, and she doesn’t have to worry about getting home safely after studying.

Diversity The Iowa City School District is planning to discuss the diversity policy and redistricting plans on Tuesday. The policy: • was passed on Feb. 5, 2013 • will begin to be implemented in the fall

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Finals week means additional services for University of Iowa students. By Kaitlin DeWulf

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- UI Dean of Students David Grady

More Nite Ride, more finals perks

Henri Harper and other members of the Black Voices Project are frustrated with the Iowa City School District. With the School Board in the midst of a redistricting plan, the group is calling for better measures in addressing diversity in the policy. “We talk about diversity, we talk about inclusion, and I think at this point, there is no such thing,” Harper said. “My issue about this is, if you really want to have diversity inclusion, you have to listen to different peoples’ opinions and other people from different backgrounds.” The diversity poli- Murley cy’s focus is on better superintendent distributing socioeconomic classes across the district. It is based on the percentage of students participating in the free- and reduced-lunch program. To achieve these goals, the School Board has put a plan in place to redistrict the area. Harper, a parent in the district, said he doesn’t feel as though an adequate discussion is occurring. “I would like for [the board] to really consider what the real outcomes could be and to have an honest discussion …

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GOP changes debates The Republican National Committee voted to take more control over debates. By Aleksandra Vujicic

Students receive massages in the IMU on Sunday. A plethora of relaxation activities will be held at the IMU this week to help students with finals. (The Daily Iowan/Tyler Finchum)

Finals Week Events The IMU will provide a number of free events and services for students to make the dreadful finals week a little less stressful: • Today: Flippin’ Into Finals Pancake Breakfast • Today: Therapy Dogs, 6:30-8 p.m., IMU • Tuesday: Carbs and Caffeine Breakfast • All week: a.m. and p.m. yoga • All week: “Big Bang Theory” showings twice a day • All week: Massage Chairs • All week: Snacks, coffee, and endless popcorn

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The Republican National Committee is tightening the reins for the 2016 presidential primary debates. The RNC panel approved a new debate policy that aims to bring more structure and order to the process on May 9 on an overwhelming 152-7 Carroll vote, said Iowa Na- Republican Party Head tional Committeeman Steve Scheffler. “This is just the first step to kind of get control of the debates and the number of debates,” he said. The new rules would penalize canSee debates, 5

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Boxers Mark Colbert and Carter York fight in an exhibition match at the Johnson Country Fairgrounds on May 10. Thirty boxers of all ages competed in the match. (The Daily Iowan, Margaret Kispert)

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Metro Man faces drug charge Authorities have accused a local man of possessing a large amount of marijuana. Austin Tomash, 21, was charged May 8 with a controlled-substance violation. The Johnson County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1118 Pine St., according to a University of Iowa police complaint. Tomash, who lives at the address, was present. In the residence, authorities allegedly found a large amount of marijuana, scales, packaging material, and large empty bags commonly used to transport a large amount of marijuana. A controlled-substance violation is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin

Man charged with controlledsubstance violation Authorities have accused an Iowa man of having more than 30 grams of marijuana. Anthony Werner, 18, was charged May 10 with a controlled-substance violation. According to a University of Iowa police complaint, a police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, and Werner was the front-seat passenger. A K9 sniff was conducted on the

vehicle. After a positive hit from the K9, authorities searched the vehicle. Officers reportedly found a black bag belonging to Werner that contained a bag of nearly 37.4 grams of marijuana. The marijuana was packaged into 20 individual packets. A scale used to weigh marijuana, two pipes used to smoke marijuana, and a prescription bottle containing a small amount of marijuana was also found. Werner allegedly admitted to owning all the items and to occasionally sell marijuana to “close friends.” He also admitted to using the two pipes to smoke marijuana and stated he purchased the marijuana in Cedar Rapids for $175. A controlled-substance violation is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin

Man charged with 3rd domestic-abuse assault Authorities have accused a man of assaulting his fiancée. Michael Vela, 33, was charged May 6 with third or subsequent offense domestic-abuse assault. According to an Iowa City police complaint, police officers arrived at the woman’s apartment, where she had visible injuries on her nose and forehead. The woman reportedly said

Vela, her fiancé and the father of her two children, became intoxicated and screamed at her after she woke him up. The woman said he punched her in her face, and she immediately called 911. Vela ended the call before she could request for help. Vela has two previous convictions domestic-abuse assault from 2003. Third or subsequent offense domestic abuse assault is a Class-D felony.

— by Stacey Murray

Colorado man faces drug charges Authorities have accused a Colorado man of having more than 600 grams of marijuana in his vehicle. Thomas Lueders, 55, was charged May 8 with failure to affix a tax stamp and possession/delivery of marijuana. According to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office complaint, authorities were dispatched after a “possible intoxicated driver” in a Blue Chevy Cruze threw out beer cans at a Kum and Go. The vehicle was located going west on Interstate 80. Upon stopping the vehicle, authorities reportedly smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle, the complaint said. Authorities also observed a green, leafy substance identified as a marijuana bud in the center console of the Chevy. A search of

the vehicle was conducted and resulted in authorities finding nearly 602 grams of numerous dry marijuana plants. Failure to affix a tax stamp is a Class-D felony. Possession/delivery of marijuana is a Class-D felony.

— by Rebecca Morin

Man charged with domestic-abuse assault Authorities have accused a man of strangling a woman. Timothy Washington, 26, was charged May 10 with domestic-abuse assault impending air/ blood causing bodily injury. According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers were called because Washington threatened a woman with a knife. She said she got into an argument with Washington about a cell phone. Washington allegedly grabbed her by the throat and threw her to the ground, punched her in the face and head, before strangling her to a point that she felt as if she would pass out. The woman grabbed a knife, and she and Washington fought over the knife before being separated. Domestic-abuse assault impeding air/blood causing bodily injury is a Class-D felony. — by Stacey Murray

BLOTTER Edward Anaya, 20, 444 S. Johnson St. Apt. 4, was charged May 9 with sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Benevia Armstrong, 18, 342 Finkbine Lane Apt. 1, was charged May 10 with criminal trespass, interference with official acts, and possession of marijuana. Bryan Ashlof, 42, 1647 Morningside Drive, was charged May 10 with OWI. Edrick Ayers, 21, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sunday with OWI and assault causing serious injury. Tony Bonds, 28, 2717 Wayne Ave., was charged Sunday with OWI. Keenan Bryant, 23, Coralville, was charged May 10 with assault and public intoxication. Samuel Cleary, 22, 714 N. Van Buren St., was charged Sunday with keeping a disorderly house. Richard Colon, 41, 50 Amber Lane, was charged May 9 with sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Michael Cooper, 33, Coralville, was charged May 9 with OWI and driving with a revoked license. Theresa Donovan, 53, 729 Fourth Ave., was charged May 9 with sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Jesse Duer, 29, 3015 Clover St., was charged May 7 with criminal trespass and fifth-degree theft. Gary Duffel, 45, 1121 Gilbert Court, was charged May 10 with possession of an open container of alcohol in public. Shaquilah Flournoy, 20, 2409 Bartelt Road Apt. 1C, was charged with causing a riot. Jordan Goodwin, 19, Solon, was charged Sunday with assault causing injury and public intox-

ication. Francis Granger, 49, Coralville, was charged May 9 with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Benjamin Greene, 19, 4336 Burge, was charged May 9 with PAULA. Matthew Greene, 23, 404 S. Johnson St. Apt. 7, was charged May 9 with public intoxication, interference with official acts, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree harassment. John Hagan, 19, N304 Currier, was charged May 10 with PAULA. Macy Harrison, 19, 404 S. Johnson St. Apt. 7, was charged May 9 with first-degree harassment, fourth-degree criminal mischief, public intoxication, assault on police/fire/EMT personnel, obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana. Braxton Haupert, 21, 315 E. First St. Apt. 6, was charged May 8 with fifth-degree theft. Leon Hemphill, 58, 3042 Muscatine Ave. Apt. 3, was charged May 8 with disorderly conduct. Thomas Hensley, 22, Genoa, Ill., was charged May 8 with public intoxication and possession of an open container of alcohol in public. Anthony Hicks, 32, 1928 F St., was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Henry Johnson II, 28, 2012 Davis St., was charged May 10 with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and obstructing an officer. Jermaine Johnson, 39, address unknown, was charged May 26, 2012 with fifth-degree criminal mischief. Ryan Johnson, 21, 702 N.

Dubuque St. Apt. 10, was charged May 10 with possession of an open container of alcohol in public. Artur Martirosyan, 22, 632 S. Van Buren St., was charged May 8 with possession of drug paraphernalia. Austin Mercer, 25, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sunday with assault. Gerald Meyer Jr., 53, 340 Ellis Ave. Apt. 4, was charged Sunday with driving with a suspended/ canceled license. Benjamin Miller, 26, 302 Ridgeland Ave., was charged May 9 with sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Linda Muhly, 67, 12 W. Park Road, was charged May 9 with fifth-degree theft. Jeffery Nason, 46, address unknown, was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Emily Olesen, 20, North Liberty, was charged May 10 with OWI and driving with a suspended/ canceled license. Leo Pitcher, 24, 1100 Arthur St. Apt. C2, was charged May 10 with domestic abuse. Kathryn Preston-Irvine, 46, 715 Burlington St., was charged May 9 with sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Ronal Rarey, 62, 1131 3 Ave., was charged May 8 with public intoxication. Lisa Ridings, 47, West Branch, was charged May 9 with possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. Rosell Saulsberry, 55, Kalona, was charged May 9 with driving with a suspended/canceled license. Emma Schneider, 25, 68 Oberlin St. Unit 10, was charged May 10 with fifth-degree theft. Sara Schnieders, 77, Cedar Rap-

ids, was charged May 10 with OWI. Keshondra Shaw, 29, 429 Southgate Ave., was charged May 8 with disorderly conduct. Ladonna Shaw, 48, 3042 Muscatine Ave. Apt. 3, was charged May 8 with disorderly conduct. Nicholas Steinberg, 22, 714 N. Van Buren St., was charged Sunday with keeping a disorderly house. Clifford Taylor, 25, 411 E. Market St. Apt. 303B, was charged May 10 with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Kristin Taylor, 27, 2411 Bittersweet Court, was charged May 10 with OWI. Todd Thoma, 41, Packwood, Iowa, was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Joshua Titler, 20, 804 Benton Drive Apt. 11, was charged May 10 with driving with a suspended/canceled license. Ross Vanwyk, 24, 620 S. Lucas St., was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Dylan Veuerus, 19, NJ09 Currier, was charged May 10 with PAULA. Chrystal Walterman, 26, 315 E. 1st St. Apt. 6, was charged May 8 with fifth-degree theft. Marissa Weeks, 21, Kalona, was charged May 4 with driving with a suspended/canceled license. Damian White, 22, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sunday with driving while barred. Jefferson Willey, 37, 304 S. Summit St. Apt. 101, was charged May 10 with possession of marijuana. Alyssa Williams, 19, 710 S. First Ave., was charged Dec. 28, 2013 with fifth-degree theft and was charged May 10 with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

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Cohousing moves ahead Locals say, take a bike A new Iowa City neighborhood is entering the final steps. By Daniel Seidl

The end of planning stages for one developing Iowa City neighborhood is nearly completed. “The ‘co’ in cohousing is community,” said Iowa City cohousing board member Del Holland. “People know each other and support each other and do things together.” Cohousing is a type of neighborhood in which the residents take part in the design of their neighborhoods. Additionally, these homeowners often share facilities such as courtyards or playgrounds. The cohousing group is seeking to develop a new neighborhood named Prairie Hill. The group completed buying the land last year and has now begun the final step in the project before construction. “Last Thursday, we turned in the paperwork to request a rezoning of the land we own,” Holland said. “That whole process could take up to 90 days. Then, we’re hoping to be ready to start digging.” The neighborhood will include 32 units, divided among a common house and 12 duplexes. There

will also be a community garden, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design will certify each house — meaning it will be environmentally friendly. While there are no current estimates for the price of each house, the total cost of the project is estimated to be roughly $5 million or $6 million. The houses will also have the option of adding solar panels to provide their own energy, said board member Barbara Bailey. “If people are so inclined, they should be able to provide [their own energy],” she said. While each house will be self-sustaining, Bailey said the common house will add to the experience. “Every home is fully equipped, and people who live in it don’t have to go anywhere else,” she said. “The common house will provide a whole new level of amenities.” Some of these amenities include a community kitchen and workshop. The neighborhood will meet the needs of the residents because the residents are the only developers, board member Annie Tucker said.

“The difference between this and any other development in town is it’s the people who are going to live in the community that are making the plans,” she said. “We’re not a bunch of developers looking to turn a profit.” The project has drawn a lot of interest from the community, Holland said. “We have 10 invested, committed members at this time, and a large list of people who are very interested,” he said. While Prairie Hill would be the first cohousing development in Iowa, there is many of these communities in the United States, Tucker said. “There are over 100 cohousing communities in the United States at this point, and there are about 150 that are in process,” she said. “A lot of college towns or university towns have cohousing.” Though the development of the new neighborhood has been long, it was overall a good experience, Tucker said. “We began meeting about this five years ago, a group of friends,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of journey that has been rich and interesting.”

By Ian Murphy

Johnson County might have been without a member of the Board of Supervisors if not for bicycling. Supervisor Janelle Rettig said that 10 years ago, she battled Lyme disease and was very weak. She pedaled her bike to get her strength back. “Cycling was part of my recovery,” she said. “That’s why I’m so passionate about it. Without cycling, I don’t think I’d be a Johnson County supervisor.” Rettig, along with many Johnson County residents, will participate in the nationally celebrated Bike to Work Week, which has been an annual county event since 2005. The supervisors on May 8 officially declared Sunday through Saturday Bike to Work Week. According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people riding bikes to work increased from 488,000 in 2000 to 786,000 in 2008-2012. According to the report, that is the largest increase in any type of commuting tracked by the bureau. “It’s a great way to get in some fitness and physical activity while transporting to work,” said Brian Loring, the media representative

for Think Bicycles Coalition of Johnson County. Think Bicycles has a slew of events planned for this week, including free meals, group rides, and guest speakers. Loring said the events are designed to celebrate cycling culture and for riders get miles in on the bike. He said he hopes Bike to Work Week will get participants excited about biking and the benefits from cycling extend beyond health. “There’s sort of a quality of life not having all the cars on the streets and parking lots,” Loring said. “It just makes for a more livable environment.” Local bike shops are noticing an increase in traffic, tied to the changing season and possibly Bike to Work Week. “There are a lot more people out and about,” said Ben Castaneda, a sales associate at World of Bikes. “It’s such a big thing now; people are thinking, ‘Hey, I might bike to work.’ ” He said increased traffic in the store could be traced in part to the extra equip-

ment commuters need, including a lock, lights, and extra tire tubes. “There’s a lot of things that make commuting less of a headache, a lot more enjoyable,” Castaneda said. “A lot of people rekindle their love for cycling.” Nick Sobocinski, the store manager of Geoff ’s Bike and Ski, echoed this belief. “The middle of May is a really awesome time to be riding,” he said. Although he doesn’t notice much of a difference in the number of customers, he said he looks forward to the week and the support from the community. “It gives other people who maybe wouldn’t be riding a chance to try it out,” Sobocinski said. “The local community makes it nice and easy to get other people to commute.” Rettig also said she is looking forward to the week and hopes to see many people out commuting to work. “It’s not only exercise,” she said. “You see things you wouldn’t see in a car. Hopefully, it gets some people interested in cycling.”

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Not so much in the pink locker room is an example When opponents of the of strategically applied Iowa football team walk psychology since pink has into their locker room on a “calming effect.” Proany given autumn Saturfessors who have voiced day, they are met with a concerns about the locker tradition that is unique rooms have been met even by the somewhat with intimidation from off-kilter standards of colIowa fans (a pretty stanlege sports traditions. The dard tactic of misogynists locker room, the walls, the when trying to delegitistalls, the towels, the floor, mize their opponents). even the urinals, rather However, in spite of than displaying the shade of white common in most Iowa opposition, there is a growing movement to rid facilities, are bright pink. the university of this emThe famous pink barrassing tradition. Mclocker room, started in Leod has announced plans 1979 by legendary footto start a “Million Robot ball coach Hayden Fry March” to “use humor, and garishly renovated media, satire, and civil in 2005, have become disobedience to shame the ingrained into the unischool into ending this versity’s DNA. There is stupid, outmoded football a time when all trends tradition,” including promust die, however: The tests during this fall’s Fry pink locker room should Fest, held in the honor of be redecorated. the man who started the It’s blatantly obvious pink locker rooms. that the pink locker What makes changing room is a rather childish the locker room’s color example of a destructive relevant, rather than just and anachronistic culanother meaningless epiture. As University of sode of the Culture Wars, Iowa Professor Kembrew McLeod pointed out in the is that the culture the pink walls promote has Des Moines Register last very dire consequencweek, the governing phies. The culture of hylosophy behind the color per-masculinity, embodarrangement is that pink is a “girl” color; forcing the ied by the locker rooms, is exactly what leads to über-masculine oppothe rape culture — the nents of the Hawkeyes to tolerance of widespread prepare themselves in the sexual assault through presence of a “feminine” victim blaming and the color will disturb the opposing players’ minds so enforcement of patriarchal norms — which much that they will fail to results in the egregious conquer the Hawkeyes. sexual-assault problem Fry himself admitted the campus (and camas much himself when puses across the country) saying in his memoir, grapple with. “Also, pink is often found Now, it would be ridicin girls’ bedrooms, and ulous to suggest that the because of that some pink locker rooms are the consider it a sissy color.” cause of rape culture or The underlying assumpthat painting the locker tion of the pink locker rooms black and yellow room is a belief in sexist norms of male superiority would magically fix the problem. But if the uniand violent masculinity. versity is serious about Open-and-shut case. clamping down on such Despite the undenithings as the rape culture able problems posed by and institutional sexism, having a pink locker erasing one of its maniroom, university officials festations wouldn’t be the and Iowa football fans worst thing in the world. continue to assert that the locker rooms are benign and even someYOUR TURN thing to be proud of. UI Do you think Kinnick’s locker Chief Diversity Officer room should be redecorated? Georgina Dodge said the Weigh in at

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Your studying is a lie Part II Adam Gromotka

My goal was simple: return to the Main Library during finals week to find at least a single instance of productive, not overly consuming studying, to root out some sort of proof that such an occurrence could exist during the weekend preceding final exams. I arrived with colleague Eric at 11:40 p.m. May 10. Hopefully, that would be late enough to witness a large, slap-happy crowd of psychos still attempting to “study.” We reached the library, and I began to worry. Thanks to prior research, I knew that the appropriate late-night outfit for studying in a public place would represent school spirit and provide a sleepover level of comfort — a Hawkeye T and some sort of sweatpants or gym shorts. I was overdressed — I’d be recognized as an outsider straightaway. Fortunately, the residents of the

library were far too concerned with filling their bodies with empty calories to notice me at all. Inside, there were containers everywhere. Any consumable liquid you could imagine: Starbucks, Naked fruit juice, bottles of water — disposable or not — and every variety of can designed to store and deliver caffeine. They speckled the Star Treklike architecture of the commons area like zits on a prom queen. We sat down in armchairs near the northeastern corner of the building. Eric began sketching. He stopped. “Did you see that they sell Baja Blast in cans now?” He pointed to a girl sitting at a nearby table. Sure enough, there sat a pastel-green can of the goop. She picked it up, knocked it back, and set it down with an empty clang that cut through the clacking from surrounding computer stations. “No shit?” We decided to leave to find more action. A stop at the bathroom provided proof of the night’s work. Sitting atop the recycle/landfill station by the restrooms was a mountain of containers. The slots had been filled to bursting hours earlier, so a pyramid of garbage was

constructed, each individual delicately balancing his or her trash and adding to the structure — a monolithic offering to gods of rote consumption. “This is everything we need,” I said before snapping a picture. This was affirmation of my generation’s mantra: Consumption equates productivity. How many greasy burrito wrappers did it take to ace a test? How many cans of Red Bull to edit a term paper? While Eric attended to his business, I decided to preserve the journalistic integrity of my piece. I marched up to a girl with Greek letters on her shirt sitting at a nearby desk, leaned over and asked, “What are you studying?” She seemed taken aback. Perhaps the sight of a sweaty man-child with a freshly buzzed head was too sudden and overwhelming. “What?” “What are you studying? How are you studying?” I eyed the laptop set to Facebook, her three plastic Starbucks cups, and the few granola wrappers that surrounded her textbook. Nothing, it seemed. Before she could answer, Eric returned from the restroom. I grabbed his arm, and we rushed away.

The elevator. Maybe a higher floor would provide a reprieve from this wastefulness, a heaven above the madness. The fifth floor offered the same scene: eating, drinking, mumbling, Facebook. Eric and I sat down in a pair of armchairs below a painting of John Gabbert Bowman, the university’s ninth president. “Well, John, what do you think? Do you approve?” I thought out loud. He said nothing. Eric stopped sketching and noted, “Look, he died before we got on the Moon.” 18771962. So he had. We stopped at Panchero’s on the way home for chips and queso, perhaps roused to hunger by the orgy of consumption we had just witnessed. In the spirit of the night we got Jimmy John’s, too, and on the walk home Eric clinked his wrap against my sandwich, a toast to a night wasted with the masters of wasting time. “We did it, man.” Had we? What had we done? What had anyone done that night? A group of concertgoers was loitering in a parking lot, and as we passed, a car drove by with its windows down. Someone in the car yelled, “Nice skinny jeans … weirdos.” Something, I guess.


New funding model hurts UI The recent recommendation by the Performance-Based Revenue Model Task Force of the state Board of Regents to allocate legislative funding largely on the basis of undergraduate Iowa residents enrolled would prove devastating to the University of Iowa. If fully implemented, the recommended revenue model would slash our annual legislative-general-fund appropriation by nearly $60 million, with those funds being reallocated to the other two schools. Our state appropriation has been shrinking as a part of the university’s overall budget for education and other core functions for decades; nevertheless, it represents the financial foundation on which all university functions rest. Has the University of Iowa been a responsible steward of the support we have received from Iowa’s citizens? The facts speak for themselves. We are the only public university in Iowa ranked in the top 30 nationally. We have numerous highly ranked programs, including writing, speech pathology and audiology, nursing, medicine, law, psychology, English, political science, sociology, art, civil and environmental engineering, and many others. We are the sixth best college in the nation for military veterans. We offer an unsurpassed undergraduate experience, including more than 200 majors, minors, and certificate programs, and more than 40 percent of our undergraduates are involved in research with faculty mentors. Seventy-nine percent of dentists, 50 percent of physicians, and 48 percent of pharmacists in Iowa are UI graduates. We have teachers and

administrators in 100 percent of Iowa’s school districts. From outside the state, our faculty and staff attract more than $400 million a year in research funding; although this funding cannot legally be used to support undergraduate teaching, it does have an enormous economic impact on the state. Our overall statewide economic impact amounts to $6 billion a year, yielding about $16 in revenue for every $1 of state funding. Beyond undergraduate education, the UI has the additional core mission to provide high-level graduate and professional education. Our graduate and professional programs are world-class and often are available in the regents’ universities only on our campus. The graduates of these programs — doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, engineers, teachers, social workers, and others — provide vital services to Iowans. These programs are much more resource-intensive than undergraduate teaching, yet they greatly increase the value of every UI undergraduate degree by establishing our strong national and international reputation, one that stands above peer institutions in the region. All of these accomplishments and the opportunities they provide for our students and citizens are threatened by the recommended funding model of the regents. We appreciate that our prime mission is to serve the citizens of the state of Iowa, and we have surely succeeded in doing so. Many of our out-of-state and in-state students do remain in Iowa and contribute to the state’s tax base and economic

development. However, it must also be appreciated that, like all great universities, the UI is a major research institution that applies the talents of its faculty, staff, and students to serve our nation and the world. Iowans are duly proud that we undertake this multifaceted mission, and they have supported it for decades. The recommended funding model of the regents undermines the comprehensive mission of the UI, and it does a grave disservice to the citizens of Iowa. In addition, it pits the three regents’ universities against one another in a needless financial contest. Each school has its own unique identity and mission. Why not continue to respect and celebrate those differences? And why not tailor funding to the strengths of these three fine universities instead of mandating a “one size fits all” model? Jonathan Carlson professor of law Faculty Senate president 1999-2000 faculty member since 1983 Carolyn Colvin associate professor of teaching and learning Faculty Senate president 2000-2001 member of the faculty since 1991 Jeffrey Cox professor of history Faculty Senate president 2002-2003 member of the faculty since 1977 Edwin L. Dove professor of biomedical engineering Faculty Senate president 2010-2011 member of the faculty since 1988 David R. Drake Professor of Microbiology

Faculty Senate President 2009-2010 member of the faculty since 1988 Richard Fumerton F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy Faculty Senate president 2011-2012 member of the faculty since 1974 N. William Hines Rosenfield Professor and Dean Emeritus, College of Law Faculty Senate president 1973-1974 member of the faculty since 1962 Richard Hurtig Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders & Starch Faculty Fellow President Faculty Senate president 1994-1995 member of the faculty since 1976 Sheldon F. Kurtz David H. Vernon Professor of Law Faculty Senate president 1996-1997; 2006-2007 member of the faculty since 1973   Michael W. O’Hara professor of psychology & Starch Faculty Fellow Faculty Senate president 2008-2009 member of the faculty since 1980 Jerald L. Schnoor Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering Faculty Senate president 1993-1994 member of the faculty since 1977 Katherine H. Tachau professor of history Faculty Senate president 2004-2005 member of the faculty since 1985 Edward A. Wasserman Stuit Professor of Experimental Psychology Faculty Senate president 1997-1998 member of the faculty since 1972


imu Continued from front When the ground floor is finished, plans include returning the University Bookstore to it, along with a Hills Bank branch, more study space, and a food court. Construction has blocked access to Hubbard Park, the

nite ride Continued from front In hopes to ease the pain of finals, Campus Activities Board President Tyler

diversity Continued from front and to really want to come to some solutions that work together,” he said. At the meeting Tuesday, the School Board is set to discuss the final maps for the redistricting

debates Continued from front didates who participate in non-sanctioned party debates by not allowing them to participate in subsequent sanctioned party debates. The party would also take control over how debates are handled by defining what qualifies as a sanctioned party debate. Scheffler said the next step is to define the difference between a sanc-



North Lounge, and some building entrances as well. Noise from construction work has affected at least one UI student. Freshman Sara Lettieri regularly studies and does schoolwork in the second-floor student organization office suite, where she also does work for SCOPE. “I hear it all the time in the office,” she said. “I can always hear the people do-

ing construction through the air vents or through the walls, but it’s mostly just when I’m in the office. I can’t really hear it anywhere else. “It’s annoying because it’s kind of intermittent, but sometimes it’ll go, and then it’ll stop, and then it’ll go, and there’s no way of knowing, but it’s got to be done, so it’s not like they can do anything about it.”

Grady acknowledged the noise. He said officials have worked with the contactor Miron Construction to limit building-accessibility issues to students. “There is some noise, but that’s the sound of progress,” he said. UI junior Rebecca McPhail said she “lives at the IMU,” but hasn’t been affected by noise while studying. However, she expressed

concerns about the aesthetics of the construction. “It looks kind of ugly,” she said. “It just doesn’t look attractive. If I were an incoming freshman, I’d be like, ‘What is this?’ ” The work will be completed by the summer of 2015, when incoming freshmen arrive for Orientation, Grady said. Several other projects, such as the Main Library’s

Learning Commons, took precedence over the IMU flood mitigation, leading to several delays. Groundfloor design was drawn up before the Learning Commons opened. As finals week approaches, seats across every floor of the IMU were filled with students preparing for exams. “It’s still a place to study,” Lettieri said.

Hackman said the UI is also providing additional services to students this week. He said “Finals @ IMU” activities include showings of the “Big Bang Theory,” therapy dogs, massage chairs, and endless popcorn.

Hackman said an exciting new addition to “Finals @ IMU” is viewing “Big Bang Theory,” the highest-rated comedy, twice a day. He said this gives students an opportunity to take a break

and laugh off the stress of studying. “The IMU is definitely the place to be during finals week,” Hackman said. UI junior Jake Glendenning said students get a lot out of the extra services

provided during finals week, especially with the free food. The event setup has worked well in the past, he said, and is beneficial to all students whether it be breakfast after an all-nighter or watching the “Big Bang

Theory” to take a break from studying in the afternoon. “I’ve always been someone who snacks while I study,” Glendenning said. “So the IMU really helps by providing breakfast, coffee, and snacks at no cost to me.”

plan as well as receive input from the community on the policy. “It’s new, it’s different, and sometimes unknown, and that makes it a little scary,” Superintendent Steve Murley said. “The diversity policy has come up with some people in favor of it and some people not. I presume there is

going to be some feedback for the board.” Board member Chris Lynch said he expects to hear feedback from education officials. “It’s how to find balance while supporting neighborhood schools and minimizing disruptions,” he said. “I think the administration owes us its recom-

mendations, and I guess we’ll find out.” The Black Voices Project is trying to combat what the members believe is a lack of communication. Harper said he feels as though different opinions and voices are not being taken into account. “Once you have a different opinion and a differ-

ent idea, then you’re not listened to, so I don’t see any inclusion that way,” he said. “I think their mind is already made up, so whatever input we have, or don’t have, isn’t going one way or another.” Murley said he believes the current process is the best way to achieve success, but he thinks the con-

fusion comes from the fact that above all, mandates for the policy must be met first before the board can address other concerns. “We want to make sure everyone remains engaged and part of the conversation from start to finish, because we need to hear from as many people as we can,” he said.

tioned debate and a non-sanctioned debate. The Standing Committee on Presidential Primary Debates was created to work out the particular definition of the qualifications, which may include location, frequency, and media outlets associated with the debates. Chairman of the Iowa Republican Party Danny Carroll said this enforcement mechanism is necessary because it would bring order and consistency in how the debates are handled.

“I was told that prospective candidates actually prefer the enforcement mechanism and in some cases thought it should be stronger,” Carroll said. “I think they’re interested in a level and predictable playing field in a debate process that is fair and perceived as such.” University of Iowa Associate Professor of political science Cary Covington said one of the biggest dangers during the primary season are the attacks on candi-

dates coming from other Republicans. Covington said when a party loses an election, it causes the members to look back at what went wrong. The problem for the Republican Party was that it allowed too many debates with too many participants, he said, which ended up hurting the nominee. “They don’t want to create a destructive process that the candidate that emerges is put at a disadvantage in comparison with the Democrat-

ic candidate,” Covington said. William Keetle, the head of Johnson County Republicans, said the 2012 primary election cycle had too many debates with minor candidates who had no chance of nomination. The debate also had biased moderators. “We had altogether too many debates last time that were controlled by media that were hostile to the Republican Party,” Keetle said. “The questions that were coming

from the network media were designed to hurt the Republican candidates rather than to help us.” With that, he said debates should give viable candidates plenty of time to speak, free from interruptions. He said the problem lies in deciphering which candidates have a real chance for the nomination. “The parties have a responsibility to try to limit debate participation to people who are eligible for president,” Keetle said.




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Mid-Year’s Resolutions • I resolve not to fly to New Zealand for a two-month vacation unless I win a contest in which the prize is a two-month vacation to New Zealand. • I resolve not to accept free or discounted meat from German truck drivers. Anymore. • I resolve to stop using my considerable influence in exchange for under-the-table bribes. • I resolve to start using my considerable influence in exchange for under-the-table brides. • I resolve to finish what I sta — •I resolve to stop making “That’s what she said” jokes. It’s childish and small. • I reslve 2 use < txt spk. • I resolve to be more assertive, if that’s OK with you; and if it’s not, then I can be less assertive, too. • I resolve to finish writing my first novel before Christmas. • If I keep the previous resolution, then I also resolve to bring Satan a blanket to keep him warm. • I resolve to Resolve® more. • I resolve to stop making endorsements in the Ledge without first performing a thorough background check on the company hiring me. And to perform those background checks I will use Intelius® Verification Services. Intelius: Live in the Know. TM I resolve to shave my beard more often (pending her approval, of course). Andrew R. Juhl resolves to keep it clean, make sure it’s long enough, and get it in on time. (That’s what she said.)

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Diplomacy will be necessary when dealing with the personal or professional people in your life. Listen carefully, and answer mindfully, giving a positive twist to whatever you contribute. It’s not so much what you say but how you say it. Romance is highlighted. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t leave anything to chance. Make sure you have the skills and qualifications for whatever you take on prior to making a commitment. Guard against minor mishaps. Use charm and temptation to get the assistance you need. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Get with it, and get fit. Self-improvement projects will pay off, and helping a cause or someone who has something to offer in return will lead to positive change as long as you don’t promise something you cannot deliver. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Partnership problems will develop because of a lack of attention or costly decisions. Find a way to compensate or make alternative arrangements that will please everyone. Keeping the peace will help you stay on schedule and avoid discord. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make personal changes that will lift your spirits and your confidence. If you look good, you will feel good. Take care of elders, and tend to domestic responsibilities. Invest in your surroundings or plan to make a positive move. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your money and your possessions in a safe place. Don’t get involved in joint ventures or offer to donate or pay for someone else. Study your situation thoroughly and make decisions based on facts and figures. Someone’s motives look suspicious. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Disagreements are likely to end in a stalemate. Consider your reputation, status, and the emotional consequences that can unfold if you don’t strive to compromise. Change is inevitable, so make the most of it. Physical mishaps or minor illness are evident. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Focus on home, family, and improving your living space. Having a good workstation or place to enjoy spending time with loved ones will help add harmony to your environment. Avoid impulsive moves or decisions that can alter an important relationship. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Changes you initiate at home will bring you joy and enhance an important relationship. Do the work yourself, and save money, but don’t risk injury doing something that requires an expert. Love is magnified, and romance will bring you closer to someone special. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take a step back; listen and observe today. You’ll gain valuable information and bypass making a mistake that can disrupt your plans. Stick close to home, and work diligently on a project that needs to be fine-tuned. Keep the peace. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can complete deals, settlements, investments, and any other important issue that arises. Making home improvements or altering your current living arrangements will turn out well and benefit you mentally, physically and monetarily. Put more time and effort into love and romance. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Deception is apparent. You may not want to hear the truth or someone might withhold information, but either way, refrain from letting your heart rule your head. Look at the facts, and use common sense. Protect your reputation.

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. — Albert Einstein




Iowa baseball season in doubt after sweep After being swept over the weekend, Iowa faces uncertainty both on the mound and at the plate. By Jacob Sheyko

During the course of Iowa baseball’s rain-soaked 4-2 loss to Illinois, there was uncertainty on whether the rain would hold off enough for Iowa to finish its final home game of the season — the game had around a three-hour rain delay in the ninth inning. It seemed like a perfect metaphor for the Hawkeyes’ current standing in the tail end of the season — uncertainty. “I’m hoping that they’re pretty disappointed, just like me,” head coach Rick Heller said following the loss. “You get swept at home, beautiful weekend to play, good crowds, and to not find a way to win one is disappointing.” The main source of uncertainty for Iowa comes from the pitching staff. What once consisted of three reliable starters has now been so racked by injuries to the point where junior Sasha Kuebel is the only pitcher Heller can count on making a start every series. Calvin Mathews — who

used to be Iowa’s ace and one of the Big Ten’s best pitchers — went down with a shoulder injury on April 25. And Sunday afternoon, Tyler Peyton, who has struggled with lat soreness for the second half of the season, left the game in the fourth inning with the same problem. “It’s the same injury,” Heller said. “It just keeps flaring up. It tightens up and is sore right at release. It’s frustrating.” Fortunately for Iowa, its bullpen has shown glimpses of being able to piece together starts in Mathews’ and Peyton’s absence. During the first game of Iowa’s series with Illinois, relief pitcher Blake Hickman went 5.1 innings in perhaps his best start of his season. And over the course of the last couple of weeks, the Hawkeyes have received consistent performances from such pitchers as Nick Hibbing, Tyler Radtke, and Jared Mandel. But it’s obvious that no manager wants to rely on nonstarters’ arms for two of three games in a series. “I thought our pitch-

ers battled and gave us a chance in the situation that we’re in,” Heller said. Uncertainty also faces the Hawk offense — which was rendered ineffective over the course of the three-game series with Illinois. Coming into the series, Iowa ranked first in the Big Ten in batting average and on-base percentage and second in runs scored. But against the Fighting Illini, they mustered just 4 runs in three games, a combination of both Iowa’s hitters, futility at the plate and Illinois’ pitchers, who entered this contest third in the Big Ten in ERA. “It’s probably a little bit of both,” shortstop Jake Yacinich said. “They have some really good arms, and they pitched really well this weekend. But I think we need to get better again this week and seeing that pitching will definitely help us down the stretch.” Iowa will return to action on Thursday, when it will face Purdue. And uncertainty clouds that series. The Hawkeyes must win at least one game in


Who should have won Male Athlete of the Year?

Iowa linebacker James Morris looks at Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave before the play begins in Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 2, 2013. Morris had 12 tackles in the game. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock)

James Morris

Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, once said, “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” Iowa linebacker James Morris is that kind of leader. A year after arguably the worst season in the Kirk Ferentz era, Morris led a defensive renaissance that saw Iowa reverse its fortunes and restore order to a program that could have gone south in a hurry. But the senior captain’s 99 tackles, 6 sacks, and 4 interceptions aren’t the only reasons Morris should win our Male Athlete of the Year award. His success off the field is unlike any other Hawkeye who has come through Ferentz’s program: Capital One first-team Academic All-American, Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third-straight year, team captain, Hayden Fry “Extra Heartbeat” Award winner, the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner, and CoSIDA/ Capital One District VI Academic All-America team for the second-straight year. Oh, I forgot to mention Morris was one of 16 players in the nation to receive the National Football Foundation’s National Scholar-Athlete Award. Morris is most definitely Iowa’s Male Athlete of the Year. He epitomizes everything that’s right about the student-athlete. Not that Tony Ramos and

Devyn Marble don’t. But Morris is the blueprint. Undersized, yet the biggest impact player on the field. Soft-spoken to the media but a player whose attitude spoke volumes on the field. The heart and soul of the most team-oriented sport on campus. Give me Morris. It’s the easy (right) choice. — Joshua Bolander

Devyn Marble When Iowa senior guard Devyn Marble was named a first-team All-Big Ten selection, he solidified himself as the best male athlete on the Iowa campus. Marble is the first Hawkeye to be named one of the five best basketball players in the Big Ten since Reggie Evans was given the nod in 2001 and 2002. Marble was the only player in the conference to score double digits in each Big Ten game, which is an amazing stat in itself. The senior carried Iowa the whole season, and the squad wouldn’t have enjoyed the remote success it had this season if it weren’t for his efforts. One couldn’t help but reminisce of the days of Roy Marble Sr. — Devyn’s father and Iowa’s all-time leading scorer — when the younger hit the hardwood for the Black and Gold. While Marble didn’t win the national championship, as did Tony Ramos, I argue his feat is more impressive. It’s seldom when Iowa doesn’t have at least

one wrestler contend for a national championship year in and year out. Having a basketball player earn all-conference honors — and lead a team to the NCAA Tournament — is a much rarer occurrence. Iowa will have wrestlers reach the pinnacle of college grappling for years to come. The program is synonymous with tremendous success. Who knows when the next time a basketball player will be named to the top five in just the conference? — Ben Ross

order to qualify for their first Big Ten Tournament since 2010. “Going to bed, sleeping on [this loss] is going to

hurt a little bit,” center fielder Eric Toole said. “But we’ve got to wake up tomorrow morning and wipe it away, get back on

our feet, and start running again. Hopefully, we’ll go into Purdue with a head full of steam and be ourselves.”



BASEBALL Continued from 10 hop in our step and had good energy, but we just didn’t get it done again.” Things started off roughly for the Hawks in the first inning, with Tyler Peyton giving up a solo home run to Illinois center fielder Will Krug on the first pitch of the game. And while the Hawkeyes mounted several spirited comeback attempts, they failed to overcome an elite Illinois pitching staff for the third-straight game, succumbing to their first Big Ten sweep since dropping three straight to Indiana in early April. Despite the loss, injuries became the story of the day for Iowa yet again, with Peyton leaving the game after injuring his shoulder during warm-ups. He went just three innings for the Hawks, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs. Peyton’s early exit began a seemingly endless rotation of arms for the Black and Gold. Junior Andrew Hedrick, sophomore Tyler Radtke, and junior Nick Hibbing all saw time in relief, with Radtke making the longest appearance of the trio, two and a half innings. “The craziest thing is that even with our pitching and Peyton going down, our bullpen still pitched well enough for us to win,” Heller said. “I feel like we just started to lose our confidence because things weren’t going our way.”

draft Continued from 10 water at the combine, but his toughness and ability to play special teams are a large part

RAMOS Continued from 10 World Team Trials, set for May 30-June 1 in Madison, Wis. That he’s training to make the world team in freestyle wrestling — one of the Olympic styles of wrestling that closely resembles folkstyle — isn’t much of a surprise. What is, though, is his decision to wrestle at 57-kilograms, around 125 pounds. Ramos was never a huge 133 pounder. He said he normally stepped back on the mat and wrestled at around 136 or 137 pounds. But there were a number of factors that went into his decision to drop down a weight. “The big decision was

Sunday’s story was the same for Heller’s squad as it has been the last two games. Despite playing through injury and getting some big hits, the Hawks just didn’t get the bounces they needed. Call it bad luck. Call it fate. Call it whatever you want, but no matter what way you spin it, it’s clear that the Hawks have hit their roughest patch of the season. What’s more, the skid comes at the tail end of conference play, when every win and loss becomes magnified in the Big Ten standings. A win at Purdue next weekend would guarantee Iowa’s spot in the Big Ten Tournament, so while Heller and the Hawks still have some work to do, no one is ready to push the panic button just yet. “We need to take this


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Iowa head coach Rick Heller makes a pitching change during the game against Illinois at Banks Field on Sunday. The Illini swept the Hawkeyes, 4-2. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

of his being drafted. It certainly didn’t hurt his cause that Dallas’ linebacker coach, Matt Eberflus, coached with Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker at Toledo. Hitchens is one of seven defensive

players drafted by the Cowboys. Former Hawkeyes signing free agent contracts were Tanner Miller (Green Bay), Conor Boffeli (Minnesota), Casey Krieter (Dallas), James Mor-

that it’s a day before weigh-in,” Ramos said. “So, I have time to recover. I’ll have time to get maybe 15 pounds back in me before I even start wrestling. “That sounds crazy, but I think I can do it easily.” This decision, of course, means Ramos will likely be one of the bigger competitors at the weight, something he hasn’t experienced in a while. He never felt undersized while wrestling at 133 pounds, he said, but with his strength, the size will certainly be advantageous for him. To help further prepare for the World Team Trials, Ramos has been spending even more time in the practice room. He’s been wrestling with associate head coach Terry Brands in the mornings and has practiced with U.S. Open

champion and former Hawkeye Brent Metcalf from time to time. “The last time I wrestled freestyle, competition-wise, would’ve been the Junior World Team Trials in 2011, maybe, or 2010,” Ramos said. “It’s been a long time.” The transition from folkstyle to freestyle might not be the smoothest, but Ramos figures there isn’t much of a difference between the two styles, save for a few rules that pertain to back exposure. There’s still time for him to learn those rules. And, like all of the other Iowa wrestlers before him, he knows his objective is simple. “I have to score more points to win,” Ramos says, peddling away on the bike. “Nothing really changes.”

Male Athlete of the Year Tony Ramos was named this year’s Daily Iowan Male Athlete of the Year.

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ris (New England), and Brett Van Sloten (Baltimore). Don Shumpert will have a tryout with Chicago.






MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

Toews helps Blackhawks beat Wild CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews had a rebound goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild, 2-1, on Sunday night to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Bryan Bickell also scored, and Corey Crawford made 27 saves as Chicago bounced back from consecutive losses in Minnesota that handed the momentum to the Wild heading into Game 5. But the Blackhawks were back at the United Center, where they improved to 6-0 in this postseason, 17-2 over the past two playoffs. Erik Haula scored in the first period for the Wild, and Ilya Bryzgalov had 26 stops. Minnesota became the first team to score first in the second round of the NHL playoffs and lose, dropping that record to 19-1, according to STATS. Game 6 will be Tuesday night in Minnesota, where the Wild are undefeated in this postseason. Minnesota had a chance to grab the lead in the third, but Crawford made a nice kick save on Cody McCormick about 2½ minutes into the period. He also had a solid glove stop on Ryan Suter with the Blackhawks clinging to a 2-1 lead with 4:38 to go. Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp combined to put Chicago in front 4½ minutes into the third. Hossa sent the puck in front to Toews at the right post. The captain was stopped by Bryzgalov, but he managed to slam home a backhand for his fifth of the playoffs. Toews also had a big hit on Wild forward Mikael Granlund right before he scored the winning goal. The first period looked similar to much of the past two games in Minnesota, with the Wild using their speed and checking ability to shut down Chicago’s high-powered attack. The Wild also outworked the defending Stanley Cup champions early on as Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville tried several line combinations looking for a spark. — Associated Press

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NFL teams select three Hawkeyes C.J. Fiedorowicz, Christian Kirksey, and Anthony Hitchens were picked in the NFL draft over the weekend. By Danny Payne

Three former Iowa football players were drafted into the NFL over the weekend, and several others signed with NFL teams. Houston selected C.J. Fiedorowicz in the third round (65th overall), Christian Kirksey went 71st overall to Cleveland later in the third round, and Antho-

ny Hitchens went in the fourth round (119th overall) to Dallas. Fiedorowicz, a first-team-AllBig Ten selection in 2013, hauled in 30 passes for 299 yards and 6 touchdowns during his senior year at Iowa. His Kirksey size is one of his former Iowa linebacker

biggest assets, as is his ability to block. The Johnsburg, Ill., native is one of five tight ends on Houston’s roster. Kirksey shouldn’t come as a surprise to Browns’ fans, because Cleveland head coach Mike Pettine said he values players such as the former Iowa outside linebacker. “I’ve always been one I’d rather have smaller guys that are

faster,” the Browns coach said at the NFL combine in February. “Sometimes, the best place where that shows up is with your linebacker corps; you look for runand-hit guys who can go sideline to sideline.”

Perhaps the biggest surprise for the Hawkeyes was Hitchens. The linebacker didn’t blow anyone out of the See DRAFT, 8

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Ramos trains for World Team

The Chicago Blackhawks’ Bryan Bickell (left) celebrates with Patrick Kane (88) and Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series in Chicago on Sunday. (Associated Press/Nam Y. Huh)


Iowa 133-pounder Tony Ramos wrestles Wartburg’s Landon Shea during the Luther Open on Nov. 16, 2013, in Decorah, Iowa. Ramos pinned Shea at the 6:32 mark. Ramos is the national champion at 133 pounds. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)


Tony Ramos culminated his Iowa wrestling career with a national championship at 133 pounds.

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By Cody Goodwin

Iowa’s Tony Ramos is riding a bike in the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex. He’s wearing a gray sweatshirt drenched in sweat. His tooth is missing. Again. It’s a common sight to those who follow Iowa wrestling, a layered-up wrestler peddling away in an attempt to trim a few pounds. But for Ra-

mos, who became Iowa’s 53rd national champion after winning an NCAA title at 133 pounds in March, things have certainly changed. “It’s been a pretty crazy experience,” he says. Since he stood atop the podium down in Oklahoma City, Ramos has been busy. He built a website — — and is selling Team Ramos gear, including hats similar to the one his brother gave him after he won his NCAA title.

He’s been to some speaking engagements, has received plenty of fan mail, signed with an agent, and has helped out at a few camps. The latest one is where Ramos got his tooth knocked out again (he originally had it fixed after the NCAA wrestling championships). A smaller kid head-butted him, he said. But perhaps the biggest thing of note is that Ramos is preparing himself for the U.S. See Ramos, 8



Fighting Illini bring out the brooms By Ryan Rodriguez

There was no storybook ending for the Iowa baseball team on Senior Day, as the Hawks fell to Illinois, 4-2. In a game in which the Hawkeyes battled both the elements and the Illini, the Black and Gold dropped their third-straight contest to Illinois, a loss that went nine rain-soaked innings and was delayed nearly three hours. “The only time I’ve ever played through that long of a delay was in summer ball,” junior Eric Toole said. “It’s just different. Obviously, it kind of hinders your focus a little bit, but you’ve got to go out there and try to win it regardless.”

The loss puts the Hawkeyes at 8-13 in Big Ten play, setting the Black and Gold up with a showdown at Purdue next weekend that could determine their fate in (or out of ) the Big Ten Tournament. “Illinois was primed to get beat today if we had been our normal selves offensively, but that just wasn’t the case,” head coach Rick Heller said. “I thought we came out with a good See baseball, 8

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Illinois first baseman David Kerian streches to get Iowa shortstop Jake Yacinich out at Banks Field on Sunday. The Illini swept the third game of the series, 4-2. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

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The Daily Iowan's print edition for Monday, May 12, 2014.

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