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Nite Ride to add a bus to route ‘Adding another vehicle allows us to transport more passengers in a more timely and efficient manner.’
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University of Iowa students will soon see more than one Nite Ride bus out around campus each night. UI President Sally Mason proposed a sixpoint plan to the state Board of Regents last week that included the authorized funding to expand Nite Ride, and officials say plans are in the works. The plan is in response to the number of reported sexual assaults this academic year, as well a number of protests following comments Mason made to The Daily Iowan. There have been eight reported sexual as-
Special on Sexual Assault This is the fifth in a five-part series in response to the number of sexual assaults that have occurred this academic year. Monday: Outlining the reporting process Tuesday: Statistics on assaults reported Wednesday: How the UI compares with other universities Thursday: What males are saying Today: A look at Nite Ride
— Ken Friedhoff, the coordinator of the Security Division of Public Safety saults and one reported attempted sexual assault to university officials during the academic year. Ken Friedhoff, the coordinator of the Security Division of Public Safety, said officials are hoping to purchase an additional vehicle soon, and they plan to have it on the road before the end of the semester.
“Adding another vehicle allows us to transport more passengers in a more timely and efficient manner,” he wrote in an email, noting that the money would come from Nite Ride’s budget. Full-time security officers operate the See nite ride, 5
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County to begin projects Secondary Roads officials want to begin tackling a large list of projects despite a tight budget. By Carter Cranberg email@example.com
ceptable by everyone, both women and men.” Of the 2,098 application proposals submitted to the U.N. Trust Fund this year, only around 1 percent of the organizations advocating for women’s rights will receive funding because of limited resources.
Officials expect that some major projects will start soon despite budget concerns. At the Johnson County Board of Supervisors’ informal meeting Thursday, county engineer Greg Parker presented three projects the Secondary Roads Department officials intend to initiate in the near future. However, in the face of Mahaffey Bridge road construction and the rebuilding of the Secondary Roads’ facility, which was Sullivan destroyed in a fire supervisor last year, the supervisors reminded Parker to be hyper-conscious of expenditures. The three projects proposed consisted of a dust-control safety program, a seed and fertilizer program, and a resurfacing program. The goal was to receive bids as close to the estimated cost as possible. The supervisors were satisfied with the bid for the dust-control program. The county received a bid from Binns and Stevens, a com-
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People talk during Night Of 1000 Dinners in Old Brick on Thursday. The event celebrates International Women’s Day. (The Daily Iowan/James Soukup)
An Iowa City event calls for stopping violence and ending gender discrimination. By Michelle Ngo firstname.lastname@example.org
Displays of national flags, sounds of live instruments, and smells of ethnic dishes around the globe filled the banquet room of Old Brick on Thursday evening. Around 200 members of the community gathered to spread awareness
of the global issue of violence against women. “My main message here today is all forms of violence against women is preventable,” said Theresia Thylin, the programme specialist at the U.N. Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. “It’s not inevitable. We all have to work toward changing social norms so that it is considered unac-
University tries to open up lectures to students The university is testing new techniques to engage students. By Daniel Seidl email@example.com
A professor pacing in a large lecture hall has been a typical site in colleges for decades, and the University of Iowa wants to change this. “Large-lecture formats aren’t considered the most engaging for students,” said UI Information Technology Services Instructional Services Senior Director Maggie Jesse. “That’s not a real satisfying experience.”
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To make large lecture classes more satisfying and engaging for students, Jesse started the Transforming Large Lectures Project. The first classes under the project launched at the beginning of the spring semester. The Provost’s Office will provide $125,000 to the project each year for two years. “There were faculty members who were interesting in thinking of a different way to teach,” UI Associate Provost Beth Ingram said. “We wanted to
support them.” The project aims to make these classes more engaging, Jesse said. “Now, we have a lot of different teaching methods and technologies that we can incorporate,” she said. “They’re technologies [the university has] tried before, but they’re technologies faculty may not have tried before.” One way these classes use technology is by providing information to stuSee lectureS, 3
Journalist Soledad O’Brien lectures about diversity on television and in everyday life in the Medical Education & Research Facility on Jan. 23. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock)
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A construction worker walks on a temporarily constructed walkway by the IMU on Thursday. (The Daily Iowan/James Soukup)
Military-rape bill falls short By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress. The vote was 55-45 in favor of stripping commanders of that authority, but that was short of the 60 necessary to move ahead on the legislation sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Her bill would have given the decision to take serious crimes to courts-martial to seasoned military trial lawyers, independent of the chain of command. The debate and vote were the culmination of a nearly yearlong campaign to curb sexual assault in the ranks, led by female senators who have questioned whether the military’s mostly male leadership understands differences between relatively minor sexual offenses and serious crimes that deserve swift and decisive justice. Thursday’s rejection is unlikely to be the final word. Defeated but unyielding, Gillibrand and
her allies vowed to seize the next opportunity to force another vote, probably in the spring when the Senate starts work on a sweeping defense policy bill for the 2015 fiscal year. “Many people said to me, ‘Kirsten, I’m going to watch this, and if it doesn’t get better in the next six months, I’m with you next time,’ ” she said at a news conference. “We will not be stopped,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. “Look, I’ve been here long enough to see how sometimes change is painful and slow. But it happens. I’ve seen it. And we will see it again.” Pentagon leaders vigorously opposed the measure, as did former prosecutors and military veterans in the Senate who argued that commanders should have more responsibility, not less, for the conduct of the men and women they lead in war and peacetime. “We can’t let the commanders walk away,” insisted Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who bemoaned the tenor of a policy debate that pitted her against fellow Democrat Gillibrand. Backers of the measure insisted that piecemeal reforms have had
only a limited effect on a problem that even the military has called an epidemic. Survey results have suggested that some 26,000 people, mostly women, may have been sexually assaulted in the most recent accounting with thousands unwilling to come forward for fear of inaction or retribution. “The people who don’t trust the chain of the command are the victims,” Gillibrand said. The New York lawmaker was relentless in lobbying her colleagues, even in the final minutes of the vote. Standing in the well of the Senate, she tried to persuade a wavering Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., an original sponsor of her measure. Kirk also got an earful from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arguing against the measure. Kirk said after the vote that he was concerned the bill would “jeopardize our readiness and our military stationed in the field.” Among the Republicans voting with Gillibrand were Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who faces Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in his re-election bid, and Mike Enzi, R- Wyo. In fact, Gillibrand’s effort divided the Senate in ways that smashed
conventional lines on both gender and political party. Conservative Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky backed her effort, while the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, opposed it. Including Gillibrand, the bill had the support of 17 of the Senate’s 20 women. In two hours of debate, proponents and opponents argued on the Senate floor based on personal experiences, growing frustration with what they dismissed as fixes around the edges and horrific stories from the ranks. “The current system is failing the men and women in uniform,” said one of the Senate’s newest members, John Walsh, D-Mont., who spent 33 years in the Montana National Guard and is the first Iraq War veteran in the body. “We have moved too slowly.” On the other side was Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., a West Point graduate who served in the 82nd Airborne Division as an infantry platoon leader and company commander. Reed said stripping commanders of the authority to discipline the troops would be “detrimental to the effectiveness of the force and common goal to reduce sexual assault.”
commercial clause of the U.S. Constitution. Iowa is the leading producer of eggs in the nation, producing more than 14.4 billion eggs per year. Iowa farmers sell roughly 9 percent of Iowa’s egg production to California. Branstad said in a press release the state of California’s “hurts Iowa agriculture and is detrimental to Iowa egg producers.” The lawsuit was filed by the Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and co-signed by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Alabama and Kentucky officials. — by Stacey Murray
An Iowa man has been accused of stealing several items from other people in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center. Michael Bradley, 19, was accused Jan. 10 with third-degree theft, fourth-degree theft, fifth-degree
theft, and four counts of forgery. According to a UI police complaint, Bradley was seen on video going through a person’s belongings in the Rec Center. He allegedly took the person’s debit card and used it at the Buffalo Wild Wings in the Old Capitol Town Center. Bradley was reportedly seen on a surveillance video making a purchase for $6.97, the complaint said. Bradley also allegedly made a purchase at Chipotle in the Old Capitol Town Center with a separate debit card from a different person. According to the complaint, Bradley was seen on video with his girlfriend making a purchase for $15.90. Bradley was also seen on video rummaging through another person’s belongs in the Rec Center. According to the complaint, Bradley used the victim’s debit card at the Redbox at Kum & Go across the street from the Rec Center. The purchase was for $6.36, the complaint said. Using a different debit card from another persons, Bradley was also reportedly seen on video making a purchase at the same Kum & Go. The
purchase was $34.39, the complaint said. On a separate date, a white iPhone 5C was stolen in the Rec Center on the second level near the basketball cour t bleachers. Bradley was seen on video taking an item out of the person’s red bag. No one touched the bag besides the owner and Bradley, the complaint said. The iPhone is valued at $549.99. Bradley also entered the Rec Center without paying, a police complaint said. He used the name of another person. That person said he did not go to the center that day. Bradley is not a member of the center and did not pay the daily fee, the complaint said. Forger y is an aggravated misdemeanor. Third-degree theft is an aggravated misdemeanor. Four th-degree theft is a serious misdemeanor. Fifth-degree theft is a simple misdemeanor. — by Rebecca Morin
Hillcrest, was charged Tuesday with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Donald Marshall, 53, 2401 Highway 6 E. Apt. 3435, was charged Wednesday with criminal trespass.
Victoria McClain, 26, address unknown, was charged Feb. 23 with driving while barred. Kelsey Morgan, 20, 404 S. Johnson St. Apt. 6, was charged Wednesday with presence in a bar after hours. Andrew Noble, 19, G47 Hillcrest, was charged Tuesday
with public intoxication. George Parks, 19, 1127 Slater, was charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance. Zaida Washington, 34, 2258 Taylor Drive, was charged Wednesday with driving while barred.
METRO Supervisors pass budget The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal 2015 budget on Thursday. The $97.7 million budget includes $15.6 million allotted for debt service, $13 million for capital projects, and $11 million to the Secondary Roads Departments and Sheriff’s Office. — by Stacey Murray
Iowa joins egg lawsuit against California
Gov. Terry Branstad joined a lawsuit with five other states opposing California’s egg-production law, which discriminates against Iowa’s egg producers. A California law requires eggs imported into the state must come from chickens raised under the state’s animal-welfare rules. The lawsuit argues the egg-production law violates the interstate
Man faces several charges in Rec Center thefts
BLOTTER Sierra Chambers, 20, 304 Cayman St., was charged Monday with fourth-degree theft. Antione King, 37, address unknown, was charged Wednesday with public intoxication. Nathan Kirchberg, 19, E001
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women Continued from front Thylin spoke at the Iowa U.N. Association’s Night of 1,000 Dinners about the goals of the U.N. Trust Fund. While this is the 13th year hosting the event honoring International Women’s Day, Thylin is the first national speaker the event has had. “Iowa City is a very globally engaged community, and that matches the spirit of this program,” said Yashar Vasef, executive director of Iowa U.N. Association. “We have a growing ethnic community in the town as well, and this is a great opportunity to bring us all together to celebrate women but still talk about how in some parts of the world,
roads Continued from front pany in Oskaloosa, for $228,905. However, problems arose when the bid received for the resurfacing program totaled $597,420, roughly $65,000 more than officials had anticipated. Parker speculated the high bid may have to
lectures Continued from front dents online before they come to the class. This allows class time to be more hands-on, said UI Center for Teaching Director Jean Florman. “Faculty members are saying, you know, in some ways it makes sense for the students to get the knowledge base on their own,” she said. “Then when they come to class, we can actually do the exciting work. That’s the fun part of learning, not so much the memorizing.” The new classes can also help students develop critical thinking skills. “We focus on critical thinking skills instead of just getting the background knowledge,” said Jane Russell, the ITS Instructional Designer and Transforming Large
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violence against women is culturally accepted.” At the event, the organization provided guests with a variety of ethnic dishes, live music, a keynote address from Thylin, and a silent auction, with proceeds going toward the trust fund. In addition, throughout the event, petitions addressing issues of gender inequality and sexual assaults were passed around to guests. The organization is pushing for the United States to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women. The U.S. is one of the eight countries in the world yet to ratify the convention with 185 of the 193 UN members having done so, Vasef said. “This is the first document that says wom-
en’s rights specifically are considered human’s rights,” said Cora Chen, media and advocacy intern of Iowa U.N. Association. “Up until this point, we couldn’t claim legally that women have a human right not to be raped or if they want to have a child.” Although the United States has signed the treaty, without ratifying it, the country cannot be held accountable for following guidelines of the convention, which includes the issues of domestic violence, maternal health, economic security, and human trafficking. These issues persist on massive scales, with 1 in 3 women experiencing violence in a lifetime, according to the organization. “Violence against women often happens behind locked doors, and victims
are stigmatized,” Thylin said. “It takes courage to speak out, so that’s what has supported this
type of cultural silence. However, International Women’s Day helps us commemorate the prog-
ress being made while also helping us stay motivated to strive for full gender equality.”
do with an increase in the cost of oil used for resurfacing. Supervisor Rod Sullivan asked if the high price may be because of what he called a monopoly on local resurfacing companies — L.L. Pelling is the only one in the area and the only company to offer a bid. “I’m pleased it’s a local company, but I wonder if other companies just look and see Pelling is a local company, so they
don’t even try to compete,” Sullivan said. Parker said a bid received for the seed and fertilizer program was $18,000 lower than estimated, which would help mitigate the money used on the resurfacing bid. The bid was from United Seeds Inc. of Omaha and was roughly $10,000 lower than four bids received from local companies. While the supervisors
expressed some hesitation, Parker assured them the bid was legitimate. “There are no issues,” he said. “I checked it out, and they just really sharpened their pencil on this. I can’t respond to why the numbers are where they’re at … maybe they got a big contract somewhere else and have really competitive prices.” The supervisors agreed
the lower cost would be beneficial for the county. Supervisors Janelle Retting said she was concerned about an absence of knowledge on Secondary Roads resurfacing and dust-alleviation programs, because she has received emails from people complaining about a lack of work being done, and residents seemed unaware of the efforts being made by Parker’s division.
“I think it’s one of those ongoing issues that we need to keep pushing in the media, so people are aware of these programs and deadlines,” Rettig said. Parker agreed and said he would be issuing a press release soon. Despite mixed feelings on the bids received, the supervisors agreed approval would be likely and will put it up to an official vote March 13.
Lectures Project manager. “Through redesigning [these courses], we [would] like to provide a learning environment for students to develop those skills.” Two classes at the UI have been redesigned under the project: Introduction to Environmental Science and Media History and Culture. A third class is planned to open in the fall semester, Statistics for Strategy and Circuits. Frank Durham, a UI associate professor of journalism, teaches Media History and Culture. The main change to his class, he said, is the use of TILE (Transform Interact Learn Engage) classrooms for discussion sections. “Instead of chairs in rows in a typical classroom, the TILE classrooms are organized by sets of round tables,” he said. “The arrangement is
based much more on participation than the typical discussion section.” UI Assistant Professor Adam Ward, the instructor of Introduction to Environmental Science, said one of the major changes for his class has been online learning. “People walk in having an understanding of what we mean,” he said. “Students really have to think and engage. We take our face-to-face time and really optimize it.” In addition to this, Ward said he has had a more enjoyable time teaching the class as well. “I’m having a lot of fun teaching this course this semester,” he said. “Past iterations have been very … lecture heavy. With this transformation, we have a lot more focus and a lot more emphasis on connecting people with the material.” Though Ward’s class
has moved away from the lecture format, Durham said he still likes to use lectures in conjunction with the new methods. “They complement each other,” he said. “The lecture format allows me to make connections between topics.”
But one student in Durham’s class said the class is not perfect yet. “I think it has potential to be good,” said UI freshman Audrey Kuhn. “It’s just kind of like a learning curve, like they’ll get it eventually.” After the two years the
provost is planning to provide support, the project plans to add more classes if it is being successful. “First, we had to show the data,” Jesse said. “If it was great, and it was wonderful, then we’ll have to scale it [for other classes].”
Guests choose from the variety of foods in the buffet line during the Night Of 1000 Dinners in Old Brick on Thursday. (The Daily Iowan/ James Soukup)
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DAILYIOWAN.COM FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
Disowning New Atheism Jon Overton firstname.lastname@example.org
I used to enjoy the fun little rants by the so-called New Atheists about how religion is the most horrible thing ever. No, seriously — that is their message, and that’s putting it mildly. “New Atheism recognizes religion for what it is — a set of unfounded superstitions that have been the greatest hindrance to human progress that ever existed on this planet,” Victor Stenger, a particle physicist and prominent atheist, wrote as part of a recent debate with the philosopher Massimo Pigliucci. Stenger lays out New Atheism in such a way that highlights the philosophy’s major flaws: It’s an extraordinarily arrogant and over-the-top belief system, well-suited for people who want to feel superior. So what the heck is New Atheism? It’s not an organized or coherent belief system, it’s a more belligerent form of atheism that says religion should be criticized with rational arguments whenever possible. As Richard Dawkins, a biologist and probably the most prominent New Atheist said about religious people, “Mock them. Ridicule them. In public. Don’t fall for the convention that we’re all too polite to talk about religion. Religion is not off the table. Religion is not off limits.” For some time, I idolized people like Stenger, Dawkins, the late writer Christopher Hitchens, the neuroscientist Sam Harris, and many of the other leading thinkers who made up the New Atheists. I saw them as gutsy, honest, and direct. But I ultimately realized that the bombastic, arrogant, take-no-prisoners mentality of the prominent New Atheists accomplished nothing.
Calling people idiots, throwing often misinterpreted scientific evidence at them, and building up straw-man arguments has been the typical strategy for prominent New Atheists. It’s very easy to pick out every bad thing ever recounted in religious texts, but do mainstream Christians or Jews condone genocide just because God supposedly told the Israelites to wipe out every last man, woman, and child in Jericho? Obviously not. But that is exactly how the New Atheists argue. This isn’t going to persuade people that their faith is fundamentally flawed. It’s just a way to feel superior and smart while condescendingly dismissing anyone who disagrees with you. The New Atheists aren’t looking for a solution. They’re not trying to understand what religion does for people, figure out how it works, or even to effectively persuade religious people that they’re wrong. They’re only interested in calling people stupid, so they can feel smart and perhaps make a buck or two in the process. They’ve often claimed they’re being logical, that they’re only convinced by the evidence, blah, blah, blah. Yeah, that’s nice. Cool story, bro. Hitchens pretended all religious people are fundamentalists. Sam Harris twists neuroscience to draw ridiculous, deterministic conclusions about human behavior (particularly that free will doesn’t exist at all). Dawkins once admitted that he never read the Koran before continuing with one of his trademark Islamophobic diatribes. Harris, Stenger, Dawkins, and Hitchens are/were extremely intelligent people and have been great public speakers and writers, but their rabid dogma makes them eerily similar to the fundamentalists they so thoroughly detest. If you’re looking for an honest discussion of the role religion plays in society, you won’t get it from the New Atheists.
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Expand Nite Ride’s reach As a part of its new Six Point Plan to Combat Sexual Assault, the University of Iowa administration has moved to expand the capacity of Nite Ride — the university’s late-night shuttle for women — in an effort to offer more safe rides home. Under the new plan, the university is working to put a second Nite Ride van into operation as soon as possible. Currently, the 15-seat Nite Ride bus offers on-call service to women seven nights a week with weekend pickups downtown at Clinton and Washington Streets and weeknight pickups at any UI buildings and parking lots save for residence halls. In recent years, use of Nite Ride has remained substantial and relatively steady. In 2009, Nite Ride provided 14,472 rides and, though numbers dipped a little in the intervening years, 13,395 rides in 2013. An expansion of this service’s capacity is good news, particularly considering the stories we have heard from students about women being turned away from full Nite Ride shuttles in the past. Doubling the service’s capacity will certainly save lots of women from having to walk at night, but it’s unclear whether this change alone will substantially reduce the incidence of sexual assault. Given what we know about these crimes, it seems that further upgrades to Nite Ride would be necessary to make a major dent in sexual-assault numbers. The dangers of walking home in the dark are well-documented — one of the eight reported sexual assaults this academic year, for example, took place when a woman was attacked by a group of men while walking alone at night on campus — but such “dark-alley” attacks make up only a small proportion of sexual-assaults. A vast majority of sexual assaults — more than 90 percent on college campuses — are committed
not by strange assailants but by acquaintances. Very often, the situations in which sexual assault is common involve alcohol in some capacity. Those facts taken together likely mean that a Nite Ride expansion capable of meaningfully reducing the number of sexual assaults would have to allow for pickups at high-risk locations such as off-campus parties instead of a single downtown pickup location on the weekends. Unfortunately, a system such as that would require a much larger fleet of vehicles and personnel and, thus, a lot more money, particularly if the service were to be used as a sort of de facto taxi for partygoers. The current system, with its static pickup point on the weekends, is obviously intended to discourage that sort of taxi-type use. That’s understandable given the amount of strain on the existing program, and it would be unreasonable to expect Nite Ride to make pickups all over town, but the current expansion of Nite Ride should increase not only its ability to carry passengers but its flexibility in picking them up, particularly on the weekends. Instead of dispatching a second Nite Ride van to pick women up on Friday and Saturday nights at the downtown stop, perhaps the second route could have a pickup zone in an alternate location — a well-lighted corner on Burlington Street, maybe, which could be more convenient for women leaving off-campus parties. Obviously, Nite Ride isn’t a panacea for sexual assault, but its expansion is welcome and should be used as an opportunity to expand the program’s reach into high-risk areas away from downtown. YOUR TURN Do you think Nite Ride should be expanded? Weigh in at dailyiowan.com.
Letters to the editor Re: Homeless find shelter in City Hall At least it’s not in front of Herteen & Stocker.
Help, support the victims So I’m going to go out on a limb here. I heard Sally Mason’s comments to the DI, and I didn’t think there was anything wrong with what she said. Of course, we’d like to see sexual assault gone completely, taken out of our societal vernacular to a point where we hear about it like lynching, something that happened decades ago and ceases to be a concern. However, this doesn’t seem to vibe with what the reality is. Let’s face it, if the threat of prison is not enough to dissuade someone from
engaging in a sexual assault, is there anything the university can do that will further keep someone from doing this or committing said act against someone else? Are you really going to be more afraid of expulsion from the university than you will from years in prison? I don’t understand what the noise around her statements was meant to accomplish. And I further don’t understand the state Board of Regents getting involved and what they expect for a university president to do? What is her better course of action that she should be engaged in? Sometimes when we deal with sensitive issues, it appears that it’s better for officials to say nothing at all, because if they say something, there will always be someone who thinks they didn’t say enough. After all, Mason said we are attempting to get better at handling these situa-
tions and in helping the survivors get through these difficult situations. It seems like those who are protesting want to only hear about punishment, but not what the university is doing to protect the survivors, to help them find away to get past the event, to get back to some sense of normalcy and to not let that be a defining moment in their lives. I don’t say blame the victim, but I do say to keep the focus on helping the victims to recover from said terrible events. Let the law enforcement deal with the perpetrators, and let’s devote our efforts to supporting those involved in these terrible, life-altering events.
Enough, already Is rape the only thing that is happening at the University of Iowa
these days? It is on the front page of The Daily Iowan and in the Opinion section basically every day. I know that this is an important topic, but I feel like the horse has been dead for a week and the lashings continue. There is so much more than abuse and negativity going on at the UI. Journalism doesn’t always have to focus on the bad to make a story newsworthy. Of course the bad does get the attention of the readers, but lately, The Daily Iowan has been nothing more than a charcoal starter. I’m sure the faculty have gotten the point that this is an issue that needs to be fully addressed. So, let’s make the news something exciting to read. There are only so many ways to spin this story to make it new and interesting enough to read, and for me, I have read enough.
My Brother’s Keeper Ashley Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week, President Obama delivered a speech introducing My Brother’s Keeper, a national program committed to supporting and improving the opportunities for young men of color. More specifically, the initiative targets young black and Latino men. Around $200 million, not including the $150 million already invested in the program, is expected to circulate through the program over the next five years. While this isn’t the first program devoted to bettering the societal outcomes for black and Latino boys — there are plenty of local programs in communities across the country — such a program launched by the president further legitimizes the effort. Through his new effort, racial disparities, rooted in the legacy of discrimination, are
brought to the forefront of public discourse. While some abide by the idea that racial inequality is strictly a concern for minorities to ponder, in truth, the disadvantages young black and Latino boys face today are a nationwide problem. For instance, according to the Schott Foundation for Public Education, 42 percent of black male students and 35 percent of Latino male students are more likely to be educated in under-performing schools, compared with 15 percent of white male students. This is pretty significant, because schools serve as one of many agents of socialization for us to become productive members of society. So while I stand firmly behind Obama’s initiative to improve these problems, I find his efforts somewhat problematic as well. Although I understand and appreciate the federal push to assist young black and Latino men, it was the terminology Obama used when delivering his message that was
misleading. He repeatedly said the program was meant to increase the outcomes for “young men of color.” However, “young men of color” (along with other social identities preceding “of color”) is a collective, umbrella term used to refer to nonwhites. It’s meant to foster inclusion, solidarity, and support amid a country that advances white privilege. It’s important to recognize that there are numerous racial and ethnic groups that fall under “young men of color.” Obama failed to address Native American, Pacific Island, Asian, and Arab/Middle Eastern American males. Racism and white supremacy has worked hand-in-hand to oppress each underrepresented group differently. These men of color should also be considered in this initiative. Nevertheless, Obama was right when he said to the young men behind him at the program’s introduction, “Government, and private sector, and philanthropy, and all the faith
communities, we all have a responsibility to help provide you with the tools you need.” His words indicate that the meritocracy is broken and that My Brother’s Keeper is intended to help. By working hard and doing the best one can, he or she can succeed; at least, that’s what I’m told. The American meritocracy is a fascinating phenomenon — it’s inspiring and an important pillar in this country’s values, but it’s also extremely flawed. Meritocracy could only truly work if we were to discount or eliminate the structural advantages and unearned privileges groups in power receive. Despite individual perseverance, societal institutions still play a role in shaping the outcomes of America’s youth, particularly those who are consistently marginalized. My Brother’s Keeper seeks, in some ways, to correct those imbalances. We must continue to stress individual responsibility, but we must also demand more from our institutions.
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Nite Ride Continued from front 15-person bus seven days a week from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. on an on-call basis. Once a vehicle is chosen, officials must inspect and test it for road worthiness, as well as adding additional equipment needs for the inside of the vehicle, Friedhoff said. In February, 1,727 students used Nite Ride, an increase of more than 100 compared with February 2013. During the entire year of 2013, 13,395 passengers used Nite Ride, the most since 2009. Friedhoff said that Nite Ride has evolved since it was launched in 2007. “Progressively, the route has expanded to cover more miles, and it
continues to cover more miles,” he said. “And it continues to be a very popular service.” In March 2013, the UI Department of Public Safety expanded the routes to include West Benton Street and Riverside Drive to Benton and Sunset Street. Frequent Nite Ride user UI junior Lauren Lyons said something needs to be done cope with the increased number of users. “I think that would be really awesome to allow more areas of Iowa City to be served,” she said. “In order to do this, though, I think that they would have to add another bus just so that girls wouldn’t walk home because Nite Ride took too long.” Mason also outlined the implementation of regular walks on campus to improve lighting
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Nite Ride ridership on the rise
UI President Sally Mason proposed a six-point plan that included additional funding to receive a new Nite Ride bus. The following is the current boundary.
Despite a large drop after 2009, ridership on Nite Ride — a free van service used to bus women late at night — is up in the past four years. Nite Ride will have a new bus before the end of the spring semester.
2009: 14,472 passengers 2013: 13,395 passengers
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09 and other conditions in her six-point plan, something one regent institution has in place. Thomas Madsen, the University of Northern Iowa Student Govern-
ment president, said the university currently has a SafeRide program, an escort service, and twice a year student government officials, members of the administration,
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and staff go on a safe walk to inspect the campus.
“We kind of point out things we can get improved,” he said.
Crimea may vote on breaking from Ukraine By JUERGEN BAETZ and YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press
SIMF ERO P OL, Ukraine — Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Obama condemned the move, and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia. Speaking from the White House, Obama said any decisions on the future of Crimea, a pro-Russian area of Ukraine, must include the country’s new government. “The proposed referendum on the future of Crimea would violate the constitution and violate international law,” Obama said. “We are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders.” Russian President Vladimir Putin was almost certainly behind Thursday’s dramatic developments, but it was not clear whether he is aiming for outright annexation or simply strengthening his hand in talks with the West. The United States moved to impose financial sanctions and travel restrictions on opponents of Ukraine’s new government, and the EU also announced limited punitive measures against
Putin’s government, including the suspension of trade and visa talks. Both Washington and the EU said they were discussing further sanctions. “I am confident that we are moving forward together, united in our determination to oppose actions that violate international law and to support the government and people of Ukraine,” Obama said. Crimea’s Parliament rammed through what amounted to a declaration of independence from Ukraine, announcing it would let the Crimean people, 60 percent of whom are ethnic Russian, decide in a March 16 referendum whether
they want to become part of their gigantic neighbor to the east. “This is our response to the disorder and lawlessness in Kiev,” said lawmaker Sergei Shuvainikov. “We will decide our future ourselves.” Ukraine’s prime minister swiftly denounced the action. “This so-called referendum has no legal grounds at all,” said Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The country’s acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, later said Ukraine would move to dissolve Crimea’s Parliament, but such an action would have virtually no practical effect. In Washington, Obama spoke with Putin by
phone for nearly an hour — their first known contact since Saturday. The White House said Obama told Putin his country’s actions violated Ukraine’s sovereignty and that there was still a way to resolve the dispute diplomatically. Earlier in the day, Obama signed an executive order authorizing the Treasury Department to levy financial sanctions against “individuals and entities” deemed responsible for Russia’s military takeover in Crimea. The U.S. also imposed a separate ban on U.S. visas for an unspecified and unidentified number of people the U.S. accuses of threatening Ukraine’s
sovereignty and territorial borders. In a statement, the White House said the penalties would target “those who are most directly involved in destabilizing Ukraine, including the military intervention in Crimea, and does not preclude further steps should the situation deteriorate.” The sanctions were unlikely to directly target Putin. The U.S. actions came as EU leaders gathered at an emergency summit in Brussels to put in place their own measures, but appeared split over how forcefully to follow America’s lead. EU President Herman Van Rompuy said the bloc would sus-
pend talks with Russia on a wide-ranging economic pact and on a visa deal, and would consider further measures if Russia does not quickly open meaningful dialogue. The Europeans were divided between nations close to Russia’s borders, which want the bloc to stand up to Moscow, and some Western economic powerhouses — notably Germany — that were taking a more dovish line. “Not everyone will be satisfied with the decision, but I should say that we did much more together than one could have expected several hours ago,” said Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
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Re-examining well-known sayings: • “A watched pot never boils.” Though it might get angry and call you a stalker. • “Do what you love, and the money will follow.” This is doubly true if you love knocking over convenience stores. • “Everything happens for a reason.” When people tell you this, they’re basically giving you permission to stab them in the face. • “I complained I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.” He sold me a great pair of shoes. • “Keep your friends close, your enemies closer.” Your arch nemesis? A papoose. • “People living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” No matter how much they hate birds. • “Sometimes when you assume, you only make an ‘ass’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me.’ ” Though usually you’ll just save us both quite a bit of time. • “Time heals all wounds.” Death is the ultimate cure. • “Uneasy lies the head that bears a crown.” Heavy is the head that’s borne by an American. • “What’s done is done.” What’s done is royally screwed up. • “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” But you can usually tell what it’s gonna cost you. Andrew R. Juhl didn’t re-examine these sayings so much as examine them crossly.
today’s events • DelTA Center Lecture, “Mechanisms of extreme growth and sexual dimorphism in sexually related weapons: insights from the beetles,” Laura Lavine, Washington State, 3:30 p.m., 70 Van Allen • Environmental Engineering and Science Graduate Seminar, “Toxicity of N-functionalized Carbon Nanotubes and their Disinfection Byproducts,” Caitlin Krause, 3:30 p.m., 3505 Seamans • Biology Seminar, “Pathway-specific functions of Replication Protein A: Opportunities for mechanism-based cancer therapy?,” Marc Wold, Biochemistry, 4 p.m., 101 Biology Building East • Museum of Art First Friday at FilmScene, 5 p.m., FilmScene, 118 E. College • Python Programing, 6-9 p.m., C207 Pappajohn Business Building • Youth Off Road Riders Silent Auction and Hand-Built Bike Show, 6 p.m., Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 4213 S.E. Sand Road
• “Live from Prairie Lights,” Bonnie Brennen, fiction, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque • School of Music Presents: Camerata/University Choir, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Recital Hall • Absurd Singular Person, Mainstage Series, 8 p.m., Theater Building Thayer Theater • School of Music Presents: Ryan McNamara, piano, 8 p.m., University Capitol Center Recital Hall • Bottle Rocket, Bijou After Hours, 11 p.m., FilmScene submit an event Want to see your special event appear here? Simply submit the details at: dailyiowan.com/pages/calendarsubmit.html
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Initiate changes that will help you advance and bring you greater respect professionally. Put a little finesse into the way you present how you look, what you have to offer, and what you know, and you will attract positive attention. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be receptive to what’s offered. You may not want to make a move, but if it’s in your best interest, you should consider the advantages. Learning, teaching, and travel will all contribute to a decision you make. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t be too vague, or you will miss out on an opportunity. Share what you can offer, and give a little hands-on show of the possibilities that exist. Being adaptable and versatile will help you win favors. Leave time for romance. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Protect your financial investments. You are better to be a little conservative in your approach to spending. Negotiations can go in your favor if you look at the fine print and make satisfactory adjustments. Consider a unique lifestyle. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Jump into action. Make abrupt changes that will shake things up and let others know that you mean business. An entrepreneurial attitude will give you the edge you need against competition. A relationship based on emotional, mental, and physical attraction is highlighted. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Say little, and listen carefully. You’ll face communication problems that can make you look bad. Direct questions will help you filter through what’s true and what’s false. Rely on what you discover, not what someone wants you to believe. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a mini vacation, or participate in something that inspires you to be more active. Your charm will attract someone special. Children or someone elderly will play a role in your life or a decision you must make. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Size up your situation, and prepare to cut corners that will help stabilize your financial situation. Don’t feel obliged to support someone putting demands on your time or money. Look at the big picture, and take a leap of faith. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Get to the bottom of any difference you are having with someone. A lack of information will be at the root of your problem. Be prepared to make changes at home to accommodate a better and healthier life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take a unique path that will allow you to use everything you’ve experienced and what you have mastered through hard work, and you will find an interesting way to improve your status or reputation. Don’t let someone’s change of plans deter you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put what you know into practice. You can make professional changes that will help you raise your standard of living. Love, romance, and self-improvement are your salvation. Do your best to create a relaxed atmosphere to share with someone special. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Personal changes are overdue. Get the ball rolling before you are forced to do so by an outside influence. Don’t hold back when it comes to creative self-expression. Share your feelings and your ideas with others, and learn from the suggestions and advice offered.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. — Stephen Hawking
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Baseball seeks to stay hot early in season A hot start has given the Iowa baseball team confidence going into this weekend’s series with Kansas State.
Men’s tennis set to face Bradley The Iowa men’s tennis team will host Bradley for its last home meet of the indoor season. By Jordan Bucher email@example.com
Iowa infielder Jake Yacinich slides into home plate against Western Illinois on April 2, 2013. Iowa defeated Western Illinois, 10-6. (The Daily Iowan/File Photo)
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The Iowa baseball team is off to its best start since 1940. Winners of six straight, the Hawkeyes have gained confidence with each victory, something they will lean on this weekend when they face their toughest hurdle to date: a threegame series with Kansas State. “The confidence is definitely there,” junior Eric Toole said. “Honestly, I think it’s been there all season. Once the new coaching staff got here, I think we felt like we could be a better team, and we’ve worked to maintain that so far.” The Black and Gold have good reason to be confident. New head coach Rick Heller and his staff have built a winning mentality since taking over in July 2013, and, at 9-1, it’s paid off in spades so far this season. “It took some time, but I think it’s been growing since the fall,” Heller said. “I think the best thing that could have happened to us is to have gone out and gotten off to a hot start like we have, because it really re-enforced a lot of the
things we’d been talking about.” However the Hawkeyes will need more than confidence going into this weekend. A three-game series with a Big 12 school such as Kansas State should prove to be a useful litmus test for the Hawks, whose competition to date has featured mostly smaller schools and an invitational-style game format. How Iowa plays this weekend should be a decent first indicator of what to expect out of the Hawkeyes once conference play begins near the end of March. “It should be a true test of what a normal Big Ten weekend will look like, and I’m looking forward to seeing how we perform,” Heller said. And while the Wildcats aren’t exactly tearing it up this season (they are dead last in the Big 12 at 4-7), they still present Iowa with its biggest challenge to date. The Hawks are staying focused on themselves in preparation, something that has been somewhat of a mantra for the team in 2014. “It’s a big weekend, obviously, but like we said, we just have to worry
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Iowa baseball at Kansas State When: Today-March 9 Where: Manhattan, Kan. about ourselves,” junior Jake Yacinich said. “It doesn’t really matter who we’re playing; all that matters is that we take care of our business every game.” And take care of business they have. Through their first 10 games, the Hawks lead the Big Ten in just about every category imaginable, including batting average (.308), slugging percentage (.431), total runs (90), and home runs (6). The Hawkeyes have also received solid starts from their three-man starting rotation. Sophomore Calvin Matthews, junior Sasha Keubel, and sophomore Tyler Peyton have been fairly dominant so far. “We’ve really worked on just getting rid of the freebees, so to speak,” Heller said. “Working on getting rid of the walks and the hit–by-pitches, errors, and all those things that get you beat. “When you’re not giving things away, you improve your chances. Most baseball games are lost, not won.”
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The No. 58 Iowa men’s tennis team will host Bradley at 3 p.m. today in the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex. Heading into the dual against Bradley, Iowa is coming off a pair of sweeps. On Feb. 28, the Hawkeyes hosted their second double-header of the season against North Dakota and Creighton. Iowa swept both teams, 7-0, to improve to 7-2 overall. Iowa cruised to the doubles point with an 8-4 win at the No. 1 position and an 8-3 win at No. 2. North Dakota sent only five players to the match, allowing the Hawkeyes to win by default at the No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles positions. In singles, senior Jonas Dierckx and freshman Nils Hallestrand recorded 6-0, 6-0 victories at the No. 2 and No. 5 spots. The Hawkeyes returned to the courts to take on Creighton in the afternoon in what became a battle for the doubles point. The duo of seniors Juan Estenssoro and Dierckx dropped their first match as a
doubles team this season, 8-4. “I have to give credit to the guys [we played]. They made a lot of first serves and returns,” Dierckx said. “We weren’t really ready for it and didn’t play well. Our biggest problem was that didn’t really get a feel for the ball, didn’t make a lot of returns or plays in return.” “Jonas and I, we have been playing well together in doubles,” Estenssoro said. “We have good communication and connection on the court. It will be very important for us to return the serves very well in order to win in the match against Bradley. I think that will be the key to the victory for us in doubles.” Bradley will enter the dual with a 2-7 record overall, including its most recent 4-3 loss to Illinois-Chicago on March 1. The Braves registered singles wins at the No. 2, 3, and 5 spots after dropping the doubles point. It came down to the No. 4 singles match, with Illinois-Chicago prevailing, 7-4, in the third-set tiebreaker to claim the victory. “Well, Bradley is a good team. Last year,
Iowa men’s tennis vs. Bradley When: 3 p.m.today Where: Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex it was a very-difficultto-beat team. We won 5-2,” Estenssoro said. “I feel this year, the whole team is playing better, but even though I feel we are stronger on paper than Bradley, we have to be ready to compete and earn the victory.” Hamish Weerasinghe and Arthur Romanet play at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions for Bradley. Weerasinghe pairs with Nico Rakitin in the No. 1 doubles position. “We really want to finish the first segment of our season strong against Bradley,” said head coach Steve Houghton, who is in his 33rd year at the helm. “We have done a good job taking care of these sorts of teams so far and want to continue that. “The guys need to stay focused on the task and continue to play the way they should play heading into our springbreak trip.”
RECAP Continued from 10 “I was just trying to be in good help-side position,” Disterhoft said about the block. “I saw her going up, I don’t really think she knew I was coming across, so I just went for the ball and got it.” The most important part of the play was the timing. With 1:29 remain-
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on the Big Ten All-Freshman team earlier this week when postseason awards were announced. No one, not Bluder, not captain guards Sam Logic or Theairra Taylor, said they had discussions with Disterhoft about the differences of playing in the postseason or that there was pressure on her to have a strong outing. “She understands that it’s win or go home,” Logic said on March 4. “I’m not too worried about her being too shy.” Disterhoft wasn’t shy, and she proved that she didn’t want to go home in the tournament’s first day — especially at the hands of a team she and her teammates had throttled less than week prior — to the tune of a 14-point, 12-rebound performance that also included 2 assists, a block, and a steal. Disterhoft said she realized she needed that kind of performance on
wrestling Continued from 10 sure I can do everything right to get the nod, and I guess I got it. In my eyes, I did everything to deserve it. It was a relief I guess.” While Clark is relieved at the decision, Brands said the choice was not an easy one to make — the 1996 Olympic gold medalist said Clark took the spot over Gilman by “a nose.” The eighth-year head coach admittedly gave the politically correct answer when asked about how the choice was made. He said both 125-pound-
Continued from 10 amazed in his continued development; he keeps getting better. With that kind of first-half performance by Devyn and the rest of our team, we should have been up by more than 2. Then, that changes everything.” As McCaffery noted, Iowa held a 2-point halftime lead; but the second half was a much different story. Tom Izzo’s Spartans completely dominated play after the break, outscoring the Black and Gold by a 12-point margin. “I wanted to come out and be aggressive and do what I’ve been doing,” Marble said. “I was trying to get us off to a good start, and we were able to do that. Unfortunately, I don’t think we got as many stops as we could have to extend that lead.” For Michigan State, guards Gary Harris (5-of-8 field goals), Denzel Valentine (4-of-5), and Travis Trice (4-of-5) all had successful offensive nights, finishing with 12, 13, and 17 points, respectively. Valentine, a sophomore from Lansing, Mich., also had 9 assists and 6 rebounds on the Spartans’ Senior Night. As a team, the Spartans
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DAILYIOWAN.COM FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014 of-14 shooting. “It was an advantage for us,” Doolittle said. “Our passers are really great on the outside at finding people when they’re open, and when people work hard and get position down low, they find us.” Disterhoft nearly posted a double-double in the first half. She finished with one, having posted 14 points and 12 boards when the final buzzer sounded. All in all, it was an impressive perfor-
mance from a freshman playing in her first postseason game. As opposed to the relatively sloppy first half, the Hawkeyes cleaned up their act in the final 20 minutes. Iowa still turned it over 11 times in the second half, but the Hawks also looked a lot more concerned with their play rather than whether a official blew their whistle. “I think it’s always easy for players to get caught up in officiating,” Bluder
ing in the first half, the Hawkeyes led by only 4. Foul trouble and turnovers had plagued the Hawkeyes throughout the first half. Most importantly, junior Sam Logic sat on the bench with three fouls. Struggling to fight the Fighting Illini off — they even led at one point — the Hawkeyes were in desperate need of a big play. The combination of Disterhoft and Doolittle provided it.
“I thought that gave us great momentum,” Bluder said, noting the Hawkeyes’ 11-0 run to end the first half. “It also let us know that we can have another run like that again.” But Disterhoft and Doolittle’s play wasn’t just limited to that sequence. Instead, the two players seemed to be the Hawkeyes’ best weapons on the floor. Doolittle led all Hawkeyes with 26 points — a career high — on 10-
her own. “She gets it,” Logic said. “She knows when she’s supposed to show up; she’s not going to shy away from anyone. That’s what you want, you need that out of a freshman, and you don’t want her to be. She’s good enough to not shy away, she doesn’t need to shy away from anyone.” Disterhoft’s biggest contributions came late in the first half. The Hawkeyes had let a 10-point lead become a 1-point deficit. Disterhoft hit the lane and sunk a pair of freebies from the line to give Iowa back the lead. Soon after, backup point guard Alexa Kastanek, at the half court line, found Disterhoft streaking in the lane. Disterhoft took a few dribbles for power and laid the ball in with ease. Then the freshman sprinted back on defense and blocked Illini guard Sarah Livingston, passed the ball to Kastanek, who found a streaking Doolittle for another and-one. The Iowa bench erupted in cheers.
IOWA HAWKEYES (81) MIN FG 3P Dolittle 28 10-14 2-4 Dixon 29 6-11 2-6 Taylor 29 2-4 2-3 Logic 29 1-3 0-0 Disterhoft 31 4-7 1-2 Till 10 1-3 0-0 Smith 1 1-1 0-0 Kastanek 22 2-5 1-3 Reynolds 1 0-0 0-0 Peschel 20 0-2 0-1 TOTALS 27-50 6-15
“That gave us a ton of momentum,” Disterhoft said. “Obviously, you could tell we were pretty excited about that one.” When Disterhoft went to the bench with a minute remaining in the game, the Hawkeye faithful who traveled to Indianapolis got on their feet and cheered for Iowa’s poster child, under-
standing the importance of her performance. “It came with the flow of the game,” Disterhoft said. “We had kind of a rough start with the turnovers, but at the end of the half, we made a lot of momentum. We got some defensive boards, and we looked to run and push … those and-ones get us pumped
up.” It was widely expected that Disterhoft would have a successful freshman campaign. But she has shown poise and maturity in her game uncharacteristic of an 18-year-old woman. “Mentally, she’s very strong,” Bluder said. “She’s won a state championship, she
ers would have been a great choice to put in the lineup for the Big Ten Tournament, scheduled for this weekend in Madison, Wis. “Clark and Gilman both represent us the way we want them to represent us,” Brands said. “… They’ve both made strides, and it’s not a case of one guy being better than the other guy, it’s a case of which guy maybe emerged a certain way.” It was a complicated process, he said, and there wasn’t a single deciding factor. However, Hawkeye 133-pounder Tony Ramos gave a more indepth insight into the
situation. “It could have been one little slip-up; it could have been the Minnesota match,” Ramos said. “Or it could have been Clark going out there and taking the bull by the horns and pinning the Wisconsin kid that was supposed to be pretty good. “Those are things that you feel bad for both guys in that situation, but you keep moving forward.” Those two matches Ramos referred to were Gilman’s fall to Sam Brancale on Jan. 25 and Clark’s pin over Wisconsin’s Ryan Taylor roughly one month later. Ramos also noted that
the number of points each wrestler puts up is important. Clark has the edge over Gilman in that regard, as he has a 15-1 record, with 11 of those matches being bonus-point victories to Gilman’s 17-3 record with six bonus-point wins. Clark will need those points this weekend when he competes in what he said will be the toughest tournament he’s seen at point in his career. Clark earned the No. 3 pre-seed in his bracket. Penn State’s Nico Megaludis and Illinois’ Jesse Delgado — the defend-
ing NCAA champion at the weight — earned the first and second spot. The Southeast Polk product will take his undefeated conference record to the tourney. To keep that record, Clark said, he needs to wrestle aggressively. “Just don’t hold anything back,” Clark said. “Just wrestle wide open like I do in the practice room. That’s when I’m best is when I’m on my offense, and I’m not hesitant, and there’s nothing holding me back. But being smart at the same time.”
IOWA HAWKEYES (76) FG 3P FT Woodbury 2-6 0-0 0-0 Basabe 2-3 1-1 0-0 White 5-8 0-1 0-1 Marble 9-17 2-6 4-4 Gesell 2-5 1-2 2-2 Olaseni 0-1 0-0 2-2 McCabe 3-5 0-2 2-2 Stokes 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-6 0-1 0-0 Uthoff 0-0 0-0 0-0 Meyer Jok 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-6 2-6 2-2 Oglesby Clemmons 1-1 0-0 0-0 TOTALS 28-60 7-20 13-15
RB 3 2 2 2 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 27
A 0 1 1 5 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 15
TO 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 13
TP 4 5 10 24 7 2 8 0 0 0 6 8 2 76
shot 58.3 percent from the field, including 56 percent of its 3-point attempts. Near the end of the game, McCaffery and Iowa forward Zach McCabe received technical fouls for their roles in separate incidents. McCaffery was given his with 5:27 left in the game after he confronted the officiating crew. McCabe received his technical after he appeared to bring Trice to the floor after their arms became entangled. Iowa hasn’t won at Michigan State since 1993, but it still has a good chance to lock up a bye in the conference tournament, scheduled for next weekend. Iowa will host Illinois Saturday night in Iowa City. If it wins that game and Ne-
FT 6-6 1-2 2-2 3-4 5-6 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 21-26
RB 3 3 5 11 12 1 1 2 0 2 45
A 0 1 5 6 2 0 0 5 0 1 20
TO 3 5 2 7 2 1 0 3 0 1 24
TP 26 15 8 5 14 5 2 5 0 1 81
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI (62) MIN FG 3P FT Grant 23 4-9 2-4 0-0 McConnell 33 2-6 2-6 1-2 Moore 38 10-23 4-14 2-2 Crawford 32 5-16 0-2 5-8 Gleason 27 0-5 0-1 0-0 Livingston 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 Oden 14 1-3 0-1 0-0 Hartwell 4 0-2 0-1 0-0 Smith 17 0-2 0-0 2-2 Tuck 9 0-2 0-0 0-0 TOTALS 22-69 8-29 10-14
RB 3 3 0 11 6 0 1 0 1 2 31
A 1 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 31
TO 2 0 1 5 2 0 1 0 1 3 15
TP 10 7 26 15 0 0 2 0 2 0 62
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (86) FG 3P FT RB A Payne 5-12 1-3 3-4 4 0 Appling 4-7 2-3 2-4 3 3 Dawson 4-7 0-0 0-0 7 2 Harris 5-8 1-1 1-2 2 2 Valentine 4-5 1-2 4-6 6 9 Kaminski 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Bohnhoff 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 0 Schilling 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Wollenman 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Costello 0-0 0-0 4-4 3 1 Chapman 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 Byrd 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Trice 4-5 3-4 6-6 1 3 Wetzel 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Ellis III 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 TOTALS 28-48 10-17 20-26 26 20
TO 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 15
TP 14 12 8 12 13 0 6 0 0 4 0 0 17 0 0 86
braska loses to Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., on March 9, the Hawkeyes will be the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, meaning it receives an automatic bye to the quarterfinals. Saturday will be the last game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the team’s three seniors — Marble, McCabe, and Melsahn Basabe. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini in Champaign on Feb. 1. But considering the way Iowa ahs played recently — it has dropped four of its last five contests — nothing is guaranteed at this point. “We have to have a short memory,” Marble said in a release. “We have to get back home, get ready for Illinois, learn from our mistakes and move on.”
said. “I just tell them that it’s my job, not your job.” Iowa will advance to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament to play fourth-seeded Purdue. Last time the two played, Iowa blew a 16-point halftime lead and lost, 74-73. “Obviously, that loss at Purdue was really disappointing,” Disterhoft said. “We felt like it was our game and kind of just gave it away. We have to come out strong from the beginning and carry that throughout the game.
Iowa guard Ally Disterhoft looks for a teammate during the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursdayin Indianapolis. Iowa beat Illinois, 81-62. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock) knows what it’s like to compete, she’s played in tough AAU tournaments. It doesn’t surprise me at all that she would understand that she needs to step up.”
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Dwight on Hall of Fame ballot Former Iowa receiver/ returner Tim Dwight has been named to the Football Bowl Subdivision list for the College Football Hall of Dwight Fame. A former former Iowa receiver All-American, Dwight garnered 21 receiving touchdowns, 2,271 receiving yards, and 4,890 all-purpose yards with the Hawkeyes. Linebacker Larry Station was the last Hawkeye inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was a member of the class of 2009. — by Danny Payne
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Hawks put the ‘ill’ in Illinois
Men’s gymnastics heads to Minnesota Iowa men’s gymnastics will travel to the Twin Cities to take on No. 6 Minnesota in its final meet of the regular season. Last time, Minnesota defeated Iowa and Nebraska in a meet in Carver-Hawkeye. This time, Iowa hopes to exact some revenge. Reive “We need to head coach beat Minnesota. That’s handsdown the primary focus,”head coach JD Reive said. “The only way that will happen is if we get at least the same hits as last week and add some on pommel horse.” The Hawkeyes are coming off arguably their most successful meet this season in the Arnold Classic, in which they finished second and took down No. 3 Ohio State. The meet was the first of the new 5-up, 5-count format, which doesn’t drop any of their scores as in previous meets. — by Jack Rossi
GymHawks to take on Iowa State The Iowa women’s gymnastics team will travel to Ames to take on Iowa State in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series today. The meet is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Last season, Iowa beat the Cyclones, 196.375194.575. The Hawkeyes hosted the event and completed an undefeated season at home, with Libby a season-high head coach of 2,303 in attendance. The GymHawks competed without senior Kaitlynn Urano, who suffered a leg injury the week before. Then-sophomore Sydney Hoerr placed second in the vault and floor en route to earning the all-around title with a career-best mark of 39.400. Alie Glover, then a freshman, placed third in the all-around (38.975). Iowa State — now 3-8, 1-1 — lost to No. 12 Minnesota, 197.250-193.725, in its most recent outing, March 1. The Cyclones received career-best performances from Michelle Shealy and Caitlin Brown on beam and vault, respectively. — by Jordan Bucher
Iowa center Bethany Doolittle shoots during the round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday in Indianapolis. Iowa beat Illinois for the third time this season, 81-62. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock)
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INDIANAPOLIS — In the grand scheme of things, it was just one block and a lay-up. But in the Hawkeyes’ 81-62 win over Illinois, the play seemed a lot more important than that. When Sarah Livingston got a dump pass, the Illini freshman appeared to have a clear path to the hoop. That was until freshman Ally Disterhoft swooped across the lane and swatted the shot away. It was her ninth block of the season. On the other end of the floor, junior Bethany Doolittle received an Alexa Kastanek pass and finished on a lay-up through contact — then completed an old-school 3-point play.
INDIANAPOLIS — Ally Disterhoft is a freshman in age and age alone. In basketball years, she might as well be 100. “Ally is a competitor,” Iowa’s head coach Lisa Bluder said. “I know she looks like a little scrawny kid, but she is not. She’s tough.” Since Bluder inserted Disterhoft into the starting lineup after a blowout loss against Michigan State in January, the Iowa City native has been a force to be reckoned with. In her first game in the starting lineup, she notched a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds in the game, and she earned a spot
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Clark takes 125 reins
Iowa crushed in second half
UPCOMING HAWKEYE SCHEDULE
By Ryan Probasco
Today Women’s basketball Big Ten quarterfinals, Indianapolis, 1:30 p.m. Baseball at Kansas State, Manhattan, Kan. 3 p.m. Men’s tennis vs. Bradley, Campus Tennis & Recreation Complex, 3 p.m. Women’s gymnastics at Iowa State, Ames, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Men’s basketball vs. Illinois, Carver, 7:30 p.m. Women’s basketball Big Ten semifinals, Indianapolis, TBD Baseball at Kansas State, Manhattan, Kan., 3 p.m. Men’s gymnastics at Minnesota, Minneapolis, 7 p.m. Wrestling Big Ten Championships, Madison, Wis., All day
Quoted “When you’re not giving things away, you improve your chances. Most baseball games are lost, not won.” — Iowa head baseball coach Rick Heller
Iowa 125-pounder Cory Clark takes down Max Soria of Buffalo in Carver-Hawkeye on Dec. 12, 2013. Clark defeated Soria in a major decision, 13-3. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)
Iowa 125-pounder Cory Clark gets the nod over Thomas Gilman for the Big Ten Tournament. By Danny Payne email@example.com
It was something Cory Clark had been working toward all season. The redshirt freshman had been part of a two-man race for the 125-pound starting spot in the Iowa wrestling team’s lineup. When it was time for
head coach Tom Brands and his staff to make a decision if Clark or Thomas Gilman would be the postseason starter, Clark got the call. For the four-time Iowa high-school state champion, the decision came as more of a relief than anything else. “It was kind of just what
Big Ten Wrestling Tournament When: Saturday and March 9 Where: Kohl Center, Madison, Wis. Watch: Finals, 11 a.m. March 9 I’d been working toward,” Clark said. “Just making See wrestling, 8
A team hitting 63 percent of its shots from 3-point range in the first half usually means that it’s going to come back to earth in the second half, because of the percentage’s unsustainable nature. But No. 22 Michigan State defied statistical probability Thursday night, following up its first-half shooting spree with a 50-percent mark from behind the arc in the second half en route to an 86-76 victory over the No. 24 Iowa Hawkeyes. “Michigan State did a good job of making adjustments coming out of the half, and they were a lot more physical,” Iowa senior Devyn Marble said in a release. “They were using their hands a lot on defense, and the refs were letting them play. We didn’t adjust the way we needed to.” Despite a valiant effort from Marble — who notched his fifth-straight 20-point game with a game high 24 on 9-of-17 shooting — Iowa’s overall effort and performance wasn’t nearly enough to dispatch the favored Spartans in the Breslin Center. “How great was Devyn Marble in the first half?” Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said in a release. “I am so See men’s, 8
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