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Grounds care to be in-house The Iowa City School District estimates it will save over $14,000 in fiscal 2014. By Nick Hassett firstname.lastname@example.org
“It was fantastic,” she said. “Mentally, she wasn’t always present, but the music brought her such happiness. It took her to some really happy places for that day.” Myers said shortly after the session, she looked for more music-therapy services for her mother. Her mother passed away unexpectedly weeks later. “Little did I know she was at the end of her life,” she said. “[But] it was one of the best days we had in some time.” In the sessions students and music therapists led music therapy exercises, including group sing-a-longs and instrument playing. “I think the neatest thing for me was we saw exactly what we were talking about [in class] in real life,” UI senior
With spring arriving, the Iowa City School Board voted unanimously to bring school groundskeeping in-house. The district’s contract with its most recent grounds-care provider, Quality Care, expired at the end of 2012, leaving the district with several options on how to proceed. Though the item was postponed the last time it came before the board, the members voted 7-0 to begin the process of bringing grounds care in-house. “The grass is growing now, and we feel there’s an urgency to get working on this,” said David Dude, the School District’s chief operating officer. The estimated cost savings for the measure were $14,067 in fiscal 2014, $14,982 in fiscal 2015, $15,924 in fiscal 2016, with continued savings across the five-year estimate. The district hopes to fully transition to all grounds care being handled in-house by the start of the 2014 grounds-care season. “It’s too much to do immediately,” Dude said. “We’ll get quotes from vendors for athletics fields, specialized equipment and training, and make sure our people get up to speed.” Board member Sarah Swisher expressed several reasons she supported the change. “The passing of the revenue-purpose statement to expand [the physical plant and equipment levy] in a different direction made really great sense to me,” she said. “Then the idea that we were bringing some workers into the district bargaining
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UI Professor Mary Adamek (center) and music-therapy student Sarah Wade play instruments with preschool students in the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic on Tuesday. (The Daily Iowan/Sarah Sebetka)
Mary Adamek is using music therapy to help both pre-schoolers and elderly dementia patients. By Cassidy Riley email@example.com
A professor and her class at the University of Iowa have brought music-therapy sessions to people all over the area this semester, ranging all the way from pre-schoolers to dementia patients. UI music Professor Mary Adamek works in music therapy and found ways to increase access to it for more than 30 years. Adamek works with preschoolers for speech development. Most recently, the UI Art Share Program was able to fund a service-learning component of one of her classes through a Better Futures for Iowans grant. Her project received approximately $1,000. Adamek, two other music therapists, and a group of 16 students went to four area nursing homes with patients with
dementia and held music-therapy sessions with the patients and their family members. “So they can have a meaningful experience, and that’s what we were trying to bring to these people, and it was great,” she said. “It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it’s engagement. It’s something that they can do together.” Dementia generally refers to loss of memory and other cognitive ability. Up to 5.3 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease, which is the leading type of dementia. A 2010 estimate found more than 69,000 Iowans are living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Linda Myers, an academic clinical program management specialist in the UI College of Nursing, participated in one of the sessions with her mother.
King’s ‘Letter’ lives on in Iowa City It has been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. started writing the ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail.’ By Evan Hafner firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. began to write the “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” In celebration, professors and students at the University of Iowa hosted a reading of King’s legendary letter. Written on April 16, 1963, King’s letter details a strategy to resist racism in a nonviolent manner. He argues in his letter the difference of “just laws” and “unjust laws,” and the fact that people have a moral responsibility to break the laws that are unjust. King’s letter became one of the most crucial pieces of work for the American civil-rights movement. King’s nonviolent approach was greatly influenced by the philosophy of Mohandas Gandhi. This same approach remains crucial in history teachings today. UI history Professor Stephen Vlastos spoke about the importance of history and more specifically, King’s letter. “History has been institutional-
The new president said he will focus on college affordability and career success for students. By Hillary Rosencrants email@example.com
UI student Justin Roberson reads at the Old Capitol on Tuesday. The readings marked the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King started writing his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail. (The Daily Iowan/ Tessa Hursh)
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Since the civil-rights movement of the 1960s, issues of human rights have continued to flourish in various forms.
Ben Gillig, the newly elected president Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students said he hopes to move the graduate and professional student government forward in the coming school year by paying more attention to college affordability, degree completion, and career success. The newest leaders of the Executive Council were announced Tuesday at the weekly meeting for the organization, which was followed by an inauguration ceremony.
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‘The terrain of injustice has shifted since the letter, and there is no better time to read this piece of work than now’ – Stephen Vlastos, UI professor ized,” he said. “But it is so much more than that. History is something that continuously informs the present. King’s letter is deeply embedded in economical, political, and social structures.”
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Kenneth Kendler speaks to the public about the genetic epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in the Medical Education & Research Facility on Tuesday. Kendler is an expert in genetics of psychiatry and substance-abuse disorders. (The Daily Iowan/Sarah Sebetka)
The week’s first speaker, Kenneth Kendler, spoke about genetic relationships in psychiatric disorders. By Lauren Coffey email@example.com
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Health Sciences Research Week, kicking it off with Stanford and Yale-educated speaker Kenneth Kendler. Kendler spoke at Medical Educational & Research Facility to medical students and faculty Tuesday afternoon. He was one of three lecturers for the week. Kendler discussed the genetic relationships that occur between psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. “Right now, there are indirect implications
[with this knowledge and the mental-health community],” Kendler said. “There could be direct implications. It’s too early to tell.” He said he has been working on this type of research since 1978. Kendler, the director of the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, did not attend the UI; however, both his parents did, and he was named after Kenneth Spence, a former head of the UI Psychology Department. Kendler said it is important for the medical community, and the general public, to look at mental illnesses in the new light the research has cast on it, because it tends to be a misunderstood issue. “Certainly, there has been an increase in interest in psychiatric disorders,” he said. “We want to reduce the stigma and also the misbelief that disorders are a result of poverty or weakness — they are common.” UI Hospitals and Clinics spokesman Tom Moore
said the research week is an annual event that aims to help people’s curiosity involved in medical research. “Research is a dynamic field,” he said. “[The research week] provides an opportunity for those who are interested to learn more about a field or who wish to see more about a field they are interested in.” The event does not cost anything for the Carver College of Medicine. Donna Hammond, executive associate dean for the college, said the week has been such a success over the years because of the collaboration it fosters among medical peers. “It is such a collaborative environment,” she said. “The level of collegiality is not matched anywhere else. [The week of events] held the fabric of culture in the medical school.” Two more speakers — Andrew Feinberg, who will present a lecture on the basis of epigenetics of diseases, and H. Sebastian Seung, who will discuss the relationship
between EyeWire and the retinal connectome — will give their lectures today. Moore said the research week aims to feature a variety of speakers present, because of the diversity in medical research today. “There are numerous new topics to discuss,” he said. “We’ve always had many different types of speakers.” The UI has been a leader in research for many years, and U.S. News and World Report recognized the research achievements accomplished by the medical school in 2013, ranking the UI No. 28 for having the best research center in the country, just behind the Mayo Clinic. Although he can only speak for his expertise area, Kendler said, he believes the UI Department of Psychiatry is a leader in research in the country. “Some of the best early studies that have been done [regarding my research] have been done here,” he said. “I only know of my area of psychiatry, but they do an excellent job in research.”
Council backs research policy The retained policy allows UI colleges to hire faculty solely for the purpose of research. By Stacey Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Iowa Faculty Council passed the continuation of the research-track position Tuesday, despite concerns about details of the policy. “We unanimously agreed it be retained,” said Associate Professor Erika Lawrence, the vice president of the Faculty Council. The policy created opportunities for a non-tenure track faculty who dedicate most of their time to research. The policy allows the schools to hire faculty solely for the purpose of research. Those fac-
ulty members are paid through “soft money,” or grants and federal aid. The council implemented the policy in June 2008 for a five-year trial period. The trial period underwent its five-year review Tuesday, after which council members voted to retain the policy. Three colleges have adopted the track: the Carver College of Medicine, the College of Public Health, and the College of Pharmacy. “I have to apply for three or four grants, and I’m sick and tired of it, but you have to do that,” said council member Francois Abboud, a UI professor of internal medicine. Some members said the policy could make the university attractive for highly qualified researchers. The review committee found that 23 of 24 respondents in a web survey were in favor of implementing the pro-
gram permanently. Half of these respondents also said they would like to see changes made to the current policy. Faculty Council members decided to move forward despite those concerns. “This is a track that may be relevant and useful in some colleges but not in others, and the existence of the track allows for flexibility,” Lawrence said. UI economics Professor John Solow said the research positions for the medical school differ greatly from research in the business school, and this should warrant more conversation from the Faculty Council. “I am struck very much how this is a College of Medicine policy issue that is affecting the university as a whole,” he said. “That part of it I’d like to have a whole lot more conversation about.” The council expressed
additional concerns about the future of the policy. The policy currently holds potential for tenure-track positions for teaching and service, but not all council members were ready to make a decision before more discussion. Despite disagreements on details of the policy, the council will continue to discuss the policy and its language in the fall. “[There are] a lot of things we’ll need to iron out,” Abboud said.
Burlington St., was charged April 13 with presence in a bar after hours. Gregory Kuncewicz, 19, 814 Rienow, was charged Sunday with possession of controlled substance. Steven Lauder, 19, 340 Slater, was charged April 13 with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, and possession of prescription drugs. Hannah Luber, 21, 217 Myrtle
Ave., was charged April 12 with possession of an open container of alcohol in public. David McCleary, 53, address unknown, was charged Tuesday with criminal trespass. Lamont Monroe, 23, 2515 Bartelt Road, was charged Feb. 14 with fifth-degree theft. Sean Olsen, 20, 648 S. Dodge St. No. 2, was charged April 13 with presence in a bar after hours. Keely Scott, 28, Tipton, was
charged Sunday with public intoxication. James Travis Jr., 21, 1105 Sixth Ave., was charged Feb. 7 with third-degree theft, fourth-degree theft, and fifth-degree theft. Levi Wingert, 20, 630 Bowery St., was charged April 12 with public urination. Allen Woods Jr., 54, address unknown, was charged Tuesday with possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass.
Faculty Council The University of Iowa Faculty Council retained a policy it implemented in 2008. • The policy underwent a review after five years. • The council retained the policy with plans to make adjustments. Source: UI Faculty Council
BLOTTER Kirstin Cash, 19, Minneapolis, was charged April 13 with public intoxication and falsifying a driver’s license. Kevin Chase, 30, 221 River St. No. 6, was charged Monday with OWI. Eric Gordon, 24, 210 S. Clinton St., was charged Monday with public intoxication. Chance Griffith, 21, Brooklyn, Iowa, was charged April 13 with assault. Danielle Hampton, 20, 479 E.
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News council Continued from front Gillig, a graduate student in educational policy and leadership studies, and current budget director of the group, hopes to move it forward during the coming year. “My goal is to have the graduate and professional students play an important and engaged role in decisions that affect the University of Iowa,” he said.
music Continued from front Bethany Holty said. “We just learned about this, and now we got to apply it.” Holty and classmate Kristin Conrad both participated in leading a music-therapy session at a memory care unit in Solon. “It was great to see the reactions [of] the clients,” Conrad said. “One of the ladies I was sitting next
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Gillig has three primary platforms for the next school year. The first is the affordability of graduate and professional education. The second is degree completion — Gillig said a great deal of graduate and professional students either don’t graduate or take a long time to do so. The third is career success. The Executive Council has seen change during President Michael Appel’s tenure. His time as president included the concep-
tion of the One Biggest Change initiative. This initiative challenges group members to make a difference by encouraging them to take one thing they don’t like about their student experience and change it. These changes varied between putting in a student lounge and getting new chairs for the Boyd Law Building. Gillig said he hopes to build helpful pathways for graduate and professional students to get jobs and take their roles
in the economic development of Iowa. “I think the biggest challenge for the coming year will be making timely decisions about issues that are important to [graduate and professional students],” Gillig said. Gillig’s plans include a Fall Forum, basically a listening tour around the various graduate and professional colleges on the UI campus. “We’re very much located in our individual colleges, so going all over and listening to students
to was nonverbal, but the songs being played were familiar to her, and she couldn’t sing, but her face just lit up.” Adamek said part of why this project and other projects she has created have gone so well is because of her students. “What I do, and the outreach I do, is really because I have a great team of students I work with,” she said. “I kind of feel like the coach of a winning team.” In addition to working with her students and
engaging in projects to bring music therapy to a variety of age groups, Adamek also works with the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on developing and discussing policy, practices, and standards for providing arts education to students with disabilities. Last summer, she attended a conference at the Kennedy Center in which she and many other professionals from arts and special education came together to write
an online book about the intersection of the two forms of education. Adamek cowrote a chapter of the book. “In the chapter, we talked about how music experience can help students with disabilities practice [self-determination] skills,” she said. “That’s what this is about, promoting those self-determining elements such as assertiveness, creativity, flexibility, self esteem, and socialization through engagement with music.”
about what matters to them is really important,” Gillig said. “From there, we would develop a student survey, which would formulate some recommendations about what we can achieve in regards to our three main issues.” Council members of the Executive Council are selected in a parliamentary fashion — instead of being elected in a mass vote, current representatives in individual departments and colleges elect candidates.
Matt Enriquez, newly elected vice president of the group, said he believes that it’s important to raise awareness about the body. “We need to go out and explain to our classmates what we do,” he said. “The challenge is that most people don’t realize what that is.” Enriquez said there is a lot of room for improvement in student consciousness. “I think the best approach is word of mouth,” he said.
UI music Professor Mary Adamek and student Sarah Wade teach preschool students about music in the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic Tuesday. (The Daily Iowan/Sarah Sebetka)
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Speculation can help no one
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, gives a speech in Biology Building East in 2010. (The Daily Iowan/File Photo)
ep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa’s 4th District, told the National Review Online — a conservative publication — Tuesday that he believes progress on immigration-reform legislation should be slowed based on “speculation” that Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon may have been the work of a “foreign national.” “Some of the speculation that has come out is that yes, it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a person on a student visa,” King told the National Review Online’s Robert Costa. “If that’s the case, then we need to take a look at the big picture.” “We need to take a look at the visa-waiver program and wonder what we’re doing,” King said. “If we can’t background-check people who are coming from Saudi Arabia, how do we think we are going to background-check the 11 to 20 million people that are here from who knows where?” King, whose anti-immigration reputation precedes him, apparently has no qualms about exploiting a national tragedy to advance the same anti-immigrant message he’s been peddling in the House for years. The “speculation” King cited stemmed from reports circulated Monday that a Saudi Arabian national in the United States on a student visa was being questioned by law enforcement about his involvement in the bombing, which killed at least three and injured at least 176 more. Indeed, authorities searched the student’s apartment on Monday night, but according to a Reuters report, law-enforcement officials said Tuesday that he had been cleared of suspicion. Such speculation and misinformation have been rampant since the bombing; it was reported on Monday that as many as seven explosive devices may have been discovered in Boston. On Tuesday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said police had found two bombs — those that were detonated near the marathon’s finish line.
At this point, the facts are still very much in flux. But the facts are of little importance to King, who waited fewer than 24 hours to draw on this early speculation to politicize the Boston bombing through blatant fear mongering intended to besmirch the reputation of the United States’ immigrant population. King’s xenophobic comments were intended to call into question the national-security implications of the bipartisan immigration-reform bill that emerged from the Senate Tuesday afternoon. This bill includes provisions to tighten security along the U.S.- Mexico border, expand visa programs for high- and low-skilled foreign workers, and establish a 13-year path to citizenship for America’s immigrant population. The Editorial Board has endorsed an expanded worker-visa program and a path to citizenship on this page recently, and we reaffirm these endorsements in light of King’s statements. There is simply no evidence to suggest that such policies would in any way compromise the safety of the United States, as King suggests. More than anything, King’s abhorrent comments Tuesday should serve as a reminder of the ugliness that comes from politicizing a tragedy. The Boston Marathon bombing was an atrocity, and the identity of the perpetrator or perpetrators is unknown and may stay that way for quite a while. To speculate about the identity, ideology, or intent of the attacker for political gain is to disrespect the memory of those who were killed or injured and to undermine the remarkable spirit of unity and resilience that has emerged among the people of Boston and the country as a whole since Monday afternoon. Your turn. Did Rep. Steve King cross the line when speculating about the bombing? Weigh in: dailyiowan.com.
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South Koreans not afraid Eight months ago, I moved to the quiet military town of Hwacheon in the Gangwon-do Province of South Korea to teach English in a local elementary school. Hwacheon is a small town with a population of 6,000 known for its nearby military base and its annual ice fishing festival. Winding mountain roads, tree-covered hills, and the tranquil Bukhan River provide a picturesque landscape that attracts fishermen, bicyclists, and hikers. However, Hwacheon has been thrust to the frontline of an international crisis as the North Korean rhetoric continually threatens the South because it is located only 9 miles from the Demilitarized Zone at the border of North and South Korea. The DMZ is 2.5 miles wide, stretches the width of the Korean Peninsula, and remains the most fortified border in the world. Soldiers from the opposing countries have stared menacingly at each other since the ceasefire that ended the Korean War in 1953. Lately, the military presence in Hwacheon has clearly increased. On a walk from my apartment to the grocery store, soldiers are ever-present with machine guns strapped around their shoulders. Tanks have now appeared and move freely about the town, which makes the already congested streets more difficult to maneuver. Even my school has adapted to this increased military presence; the schedule has been delayed several times because the school bus was stuck behind a column of slow-moving tanks. Although I awake daily to emails from uneasy family and friends, the South Koreans are not intimidated by the North Korean nuclear threats. Even in this small town, the residents carry on with their daily lives. Korean families have not stockpiled bottled water,
rice, or kimchi (a Korean food staple often made by fermenting cabbage underground for several weeks). Farmers still tend to their crops, shops stay open until dark, and children still practice tae kwon do after school. The news reports from the U.S. seem far more concerned with North Korea’s military and the subsequent nuclear threat than the South Korean media are. The “crisis” is simply not a topic of discussion. Only when asked, my Korean coworkers respond in broken English that they have “no fears” and there is “no reason to be worried.” One colleague believes the continuous threats are “just North Korea tricking South Korea in order to get food and fuel.” Another colleague confidently added that, “South Korea does not fear North Korea. They cannot attack us again because we have the support of the rest of the world and the United States.” They almost appear desensitized to the North’s frequent provocations and merely accept them as the price of sharing the same peninsula with a fanatical North Korean dictatorship. Even my elementary-age students are not fazed by soldiers performing military drills on the school playground or the distant explosions they hear sporadically throughout the day. On April 9, North Korea advised that all 1.4 million foreigners living in South Korea should evacuate. The U.S. State Department issued a release stating that those living or traveling in South Korea need not take these special precautions. So here I remain, fighting my own battles with my students over learning nouns, verbs, and adjectives — in English, of course.
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or decreased. The reason is the average length of incarceration has increased by three weeks for county-jail inmates (for those held longer than a week), three months for Iowa prison inmates, and nine months for federal prison inmates. Some people claim that the only rational solution to county jail overcrowding is to build a big new jail. I do not agree. I think changing policies and practices to cap the length of stay in jail by offence severity (such as two, six, and 12 weeks for simple, serious, and aggravated misdemeanors, as well as compliance with the statutory cap of six months for indictable offences) would be a rational solution.
Kate Strittmatter Iowa resident
Letters to the editor Whose terrorism? Because I don’t have a smartphone, I was forced to get my news about the bombings in Boston secondhand. I asked a classmate if there had been any leads on who had been behind the bombings. My informant replied that it was suspected that the bombing was an act of terrorism. I thought that answer was curious because it said nothing at all about the bombing or the bomber. However, it may have said a lot about us. To those of us with limited experience, limited vocabularies, or limited faculties, “terrorism” is synonymous with “Islamic extremism,” which is another catchall used by the media to refer to something complicated that
requires further explanation. For my generation, and probably all of the American public, this connotation is rooted in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, but we see the rhetoric everywhere — for example, in the current occupation of Palestine by the Israelis. We are complicit in the media’s continual portrayal of the Palestinian resistance to Israeli oppression as “terrorism,” while the acts of the Israeli occupiers, which are even more coercive and destructive of innocent human life, are presented as the official counterterrorist protocol of a legitimate government. It is right and good that the very same acts can be viewed as either acts of evil or righteous self-defense, depending on who commits that act. We pay for Israeli
terrorism, so it would be a pity to see it badmouthed. And what should we call our own terrorism? What do we call the death of innocent men, women, and children during drone strikes or the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan? Fancy bombs in flying trashcans — at the end someone else’s race. All of these actions are of suspect legality and are acts of coercive violence that sometimes kill the intended target. It is unclear whether the Boston bombing was a terrorist attack at all, because without a clue as to who the bomber is, it is hard to say much about why they planted and detonated their bombs. Yet we are drawn to call the bombing “terrorism.” Why? Because we need to
categorize the atrocity, we need it to be motivated, and we need that motivation to be an affront to us and to our way of life. Why? So that we can be indignant. So that we can tell that person to go to hell. In the upcoming days, we may find out who was responsible for the bombings at the Boston Marathon. We may learn of their motivations, and if they do not make sense, we will call them the acts of a mad man. If the motivation is political or social, we will say it was an act of terrorism. We will call it an affront to our way of life, and we will be indignant. We will defend our way of life. We will be the righteous ones. We will neither think, nor speak of any evil here at home. Edward Hall Iowa City resident
I updated a 2008 study on annual incarceration costs for all jail inmates, those committed to Iowa prisons by district court and county residents in federal prisons. The incarceration costs are $4.1 million for the county jail, $5.7 million for Iowa prison inmates and $2.2 million for federal prison inmates. The total is $12 million ($88 per county resident), and most Johnson County residents would think that is too much because national surveys have found the prevailing view is we are spending too much on incarceration ($197 per U.S. resident). Jail and prison populations are still growing at a somewhat slower rate, even though jail and prison admission rates have leveled off
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News grounds Continued from front unit, with district wages and benefits … it’s a benefit to the greater community.” Though board member Tuyet Dorau had
king Continued from front “The terrain of injustice has shifted since the letter, and there is no better time to read this piece of work than now,” Vlastos said. Chaden Djalali, the dean of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, elaborated on how citizens are responsible for maintaining values and the way in which King’s letter helps illustrate what it means to be human and persevere through struggle. “This is a reminder to all of us here about our role as a depository for core cultural values,” he said. Since 1847, the motto of the Iowa State Seal has read, “Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.” Similar in his motive, but intent on taking his cause past the state and to the national level, King writes, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Djalali said King’s words and teachings are a crucial part of this country’s history. “We have held onto these words, cherished them and studied them,” Djalali said. “And these
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some concerns about the costs during the transition period between the current outsourced work and the new inhouse plan, she ultimately voted in favor of the measure. However, Dude didn’t think the costs would be a concern.
words have made us all a little bit more human. Martin Luther King Jr. is a founding father of our country, and even though struggles continue today, we must never forget what this man had to say.” UI students Justin Roberson, Jeannette Gabriel, Kate Kedley, and Amanda Murphy each took turns reading King’s letter. Michael Hill, a UI assistant professor of English and African American studies, conducted a facilitated discussion to follow the reading. Hill lectured the audience on the importance of King’s work, and his motives behind using a letter to present his thoughts. “There is such an oratorical art behind this letter,” he said. “King proves that he can really talk his behind off. His letter presents the idea of reflection and revision … He illustrates the tension between the personal and the public, and his condition at the time — the solitary moments of the soul.”
“The costs were fairly similar between the two; the difference is what funds we can use to pay for them,” he said. “Time will tell; we could be wrong.” The district hopes to use physical plant and equipment levy funds to help pay for the
groundskeeping. Voters approved $6.7 million for the tax fund in fiscal 2013, an increase of $274,541 from the previous year, according to. Several community members expressed support for the move. “This is exciting; this is a big change,” commu-
nity member Julie Van Dyke said. “Vendors have seen that [the School District] is no longer the golden goose. I expect prices will come down, and we’ll get better deals and better service than we’ve ever seen.” Van Dyke also thought the move in-house would
bring greater benefits and wages to community members and hoped the district would continue to evaluate the changes. “I see just win, win, win on this,” she said. “I look forward to learning how [Dude] looks at this in a year from a hindsight perspective.”
UI student Justin Roberson reads from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” in the Old Capitol on Tuesday. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)
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Why women can’t write comedy columns like the Ledge: • Let’s get this out of the way up front: Tina Fey is likely a fluke and even more likely a post-op transsexual. • It’s genetic. They simply don’t have the glands or the musculature to handle it. • They never had to develop the skill to begin with. Men, if they are unattractive, can still get women simply by making them laugh. In fact, the uglier a man is, the funnier he tends to be (this explains my unequalled hilarity). As a corollary: all women, even ugly women, are insanely beautiful. Stupid gorgeous jerks. • Joke-for-joke, women only make 80 chuckles for every 100 chuckles a man makes. • Women and self-deprecation don’t jive. It’s comedic when a man recounts his failures and shortcomings, but when a woman does it, she sounds whiny or clinically depressed, which isn’t funny. I mean, seriously, did you just laugh at that? Because it’s not funny, it’s sad. • Because the best comedy isn’t pink, it’s blue. • Good comedy requires a penchant for biting satire, caustic commentary, and sometimes downright angry indignation. Women don’t possess these abilities anywhere in their fluffy demeanors, which is also why they never get mad or have arguments with anyone, especially their boyfriends. • Fine. Prove me wrong: Write a Ledge.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Money will come and go because of temptations that keep you cash-poor. Acquiring financial information will make it easier to budget for your future. Rely on experts. Take control by creating a lifestyle that fits your budget. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): An acquaintance will help you find a solution. You mustn’t offer too much information in the meantime. A third party will make the difference when it comes to the outcome of a personal situation you face. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put your skills and talent to work for you. The more you offer that is unique and timely, the better equipped you will be to weather the changing economic climate. A backup plan will put your mind at ease. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t trust anyone making rash changes or using force or pressure to get ahead. Your emotions will be difficult to control, leaving you in a vulnerable position if someone criticizes your actions. Get your facts and figures straight. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Communication will be your strong point. Speak up — you will grab the attention of someone able to help you make the changes you are suggesting. Take physical and mental strides to reach your goals. People you have worked with in the past will be valuable to you now. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be responsible. The decisions you make now will have an effect on the people you care about. Take an unusual approach to finding solutions. Partnerships are highlighted, and networking functions should be attended. Love is on the rise. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take care of your personal needs first. A partnership may try your patience, but it should be handled with caution to avoid ongoing problems. Look at the big picture before you decide to make a move that could jeopardize your reputation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep the creative journey you desire afloat. Putting in extra time and effort and getting together with people striving to reach similar goals will give you a renewed vision and greater clarity as to how you should proceed. Love is highlighted. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep your money in a safe place. Temptation will be costly. Spend more time using the things you already have instead of buying something new. A good idea can help you make your space more inspirational. Take on a physical challenge. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Concentrate on what you can do without being taken for granted. Offering too much will lead to dissatisfaction and anger. Make a commitment, but only if you feel you are entering into an arrangement that offers enough in return. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Use the skills, knowledge, and talent you have mastered, and you will come up with an idea, service, or product that can help you bring in extra cash. Work on self-esteem as well as moving forward with decisions that will improve your current situation. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Initiate something that you feel passionate about doing. Helping a cause or finding a new way to present an old idea will bring about a new opportunity. Romance will help ease your stress and clear your head.
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Matthew Morlan plays bean bags in his bare feet near the Old Capitol on Tuesday. TOMS Campus held the game as part of One Day Without Shoes, an event to promote awareness of children’s health and education. (The Daily Iowan/Sam Louwagie)
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No cupcakes in Big Ten tennis By Dominick White dominick-White@uiowa.edu
The Iowa men’s tennis team has faced stiff competition over the course of the Big Ten season, leaving them in search of their first Big Ten win of the spring. The conference has established itself as one of the premier tennis conferences in the nation. The Big Ten fields the second-most ranked teams in the country with 10 — that trails just the SEC, which leads that category with 12. “Everyone in the Big Ten is tough; anyone can beat everyone,” Iowa sophomore Matt Hagan said. “Everyone is a top-tier player, so there aren’t any easy matches. We have to work really hard in every match if we want to win.” Iowa head coach Steve Houghton is no stranger to the fierce competition the league brings to Iowa’s schedule. Houghton is in his 32nd year as a head coach in the conference. He’s seen the competition level increase throughout those years. “One thing that stands out is that it used to be some teams had soft spots in the lineup, meaning they had holes in the back of the lineup or weak doubles play,” Houghton said. “Those holes are no longer there. Every team has very solid players up and down the lineup from top to bottom. There’s
Iowa men’s tennis players Juan Estenssoro and Joey White defeated Arthur Romanet and Michael Davis of Bradley University (8-7 [8-6]) at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on Feb. 1. (The Daily Iowan/Juan Carlos Herrera) really no room for error when facing Big Ten opponent.” Ohio State is a good example of well-balanced team with quality talent throughout. The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten with a 26-2 record, and their lineup showcases five ranked singles players with three doubles teams ranked in the top 40. Teams such as Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Minnesota all have numerous ranked doubles and singles players on their rosters. Iowa junior Jonas Dierckx has seen his fair share of ranked opponents during the Big Ten season. Dierckx is the Hawkeyes’ top singles player and plays with
Juan Estenssoro in doubles play. “I’ve basically been playing nationally ranked players every week,” Dierckx said. “I’ve played five or six top-20 players this season, which is tough, but it’s good that we are in such a competitive conference. It will make us better.” Iowa’s men’s tennis team is still battling to pick up its first conference victory of the year, and the time to do so is quickly dwindling with just two league meets left. The Hawkeyes have welcomed the challenge of competing in the Big Ten, regardless of their troubles this season, because playing in a prestigious conference is what
Iowa St. move backfires By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press
When Iowa State brought Keith Moore back as a student assistant in 2010, the university was hoping for another high-profile success in a program that helps former athletes return to finish their degrees. Instead, it may get sanctioned for major NCAA recruiting violations for the first time in 27 years. University officials say their well-intentioned effort to allow Moore to assist the team while he completed a bachelor’s degree went wrong, leading to a two-year NCAA investigation that could result in sanctions for the school and coaches found to have improperly contacted recruits. The university has since discontinued the practice of assigning former players as student coaching assistants, and it now faces questions about whether it properly vetted, trained, and supervised Moore during his eight-month stint in Fred Hoiberg’s program. The NCAA infractions committee is likely to closely scrutinize the program’s relationship with Moore — who had previously worked as an AAU coach with top Iowa high-school players — when deciding on the punishment, ex-
Iowa State head basketball coach Fred Hoiberg watches the final minutes of the game against Iowa in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Dec. 7, 2012. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley) perts say. “Where they are vulnerable is the former player they brought back that has a relationship with the AAU. That raises a red flag to me,’” said B. David Ridpath, an NCAA compliance expert at Ohio University. “If they do bring former players back, they have to be fully educated and aware of what’s going on. If I’m the NCAA, I look at this and say, ‘What did you do to train this man to be part of the staff?’ ” The 50-year-old Moore, who played for the Cyclones from 1979 to 1981, had kept in touch with the Athletics Department, including AD Jamie Pollard, and expressed an interest in returning to graduate, said Steve Malchow, senior as-
sociate athletics director. The department’s continuing-education program covered the cost of Moore’s tuition, fees, and books. The department assigned Moore to work with the team, focusing on player development. Cyclones track star Danny Harris, a silver medalist in the 1984 Olympics, worked as a track assistant before finishing his degree in May 2010. His graduation was widely praised as a story of redemption because he had been banned from track after struggling with substance abuse. Former basketball star Jeff Grayer had also returned to finish his degree under the program, which improves the university’s academic progress rate, tracked by the NCAA.
brought them to the Iowa City in the first place. “I always get the most pumped up for the Big Ten matches,” Iowa captain Garret Dunn said. “You see these guys every year, so there’s a lot of competitiveness there. It’s one of the best tennis conferences in the country, and that’s one of the reasons a lot of us came to Iowa: to play against the some of the best players in the country.”
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Sports golf Continued from 10 “I think the biggest benefit is that when he finishes here and decide he wants to go play pro golf, he’s going to have all of this analysis and his accomplishments on there,” Hankins said. “He
softball Continued from 10 These are the results Looper knew Dowling could produce. She said Dowling spent nearly the whole summer between her sophomore and junior seasons working on her new swing and buying into the idea. That alone brought a smile to Looper’s face. “You love seeing players like that, who are willing to sacrifice something they’re already good at, and try something completely new halfway through their college career, and excel in it,” Looper said. “Not everybody has that ability to excel in it, but she dove headfirst, and didn’t hesitate, didn’t plug her nose, nothing. She just dove right in and worked at it.” Dowling’s ability to quickly escape from the
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can go show this to an investor, and that person will look at him and go, ‘Yeah, he takes golf like a business.’ ” Former Big Ten Player of the Year and Iowa golfer Vince India also has a website. He is pursuing his dream of playing on the PGA Tour by golfing on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica.
batter’s box after contact and reach base has provided the Hawkeye offense with more scoring opportunities. The ability to reach base more often helps the team build confidence. “It’s hard to score runs when no one’s on base. It takes a long ball, and those don’t come along that often,” Iowa shortstop and RBI leader Megan Blank said. “It helps for sure with the momentum, like if you get a runner on, then the dugout goes crazy, and everybody gets loud. It gets everybody pumped.” The momentum doesn’t stop on the bench, because even the base runners are excited to circle back to home. “I’m very happy with [the hitting change], especially with a hitter like Megan Blank behind me,” Dowling said, smiling. “All I have to do is get on base, and she just hits me on in.”
‘He can go show this to an investor and that person will look at him and go “Yeah, he takes golf like a business.” ‘ — Mark Hankins, head coach Unlike the current Hawkeye, India’s website is used purely for staying in touch with family and friends. “I don’t use it as a way to track round to round
performances,” he wrote in an email. “It is more useful as a journal to mentally wrap up a tournament and move on and prepare for the next.” Winslow has his own
way to mentally unwind after a taxing golf tournament, but what’s always on his mind is the thought of playing on the PGA Tour — especially those memorable major
championships. “Watching the Masters this week, the putt Adam Scott made on 18 to win, I think I’ve seen six or seven different champions make that exact putt to win,” Winslow said. “It excites me big time. And just mentality that you’re going to make it is one of the key things.”
Iowa’s Johnnie Dowling runs the bases against Nebraska at Pearl Field on April 5. (The Daily Iowan/Tork Mason)
williams Continued from 10
‘Certainly, she’s one of two or three people who, if they jump at or near their best, have a legitimate shot to [win the Big Ten championship].’ — Layne Anderson, head coach
Iowa’s Khanishah Williams runs the 60-meter hurdles at the Iowa Invitational in the Recreation Building on Feb. 17, 2012. (The Daily Iowan/ Adam Wesley)
Roberts has recognized this strategy and uses it to her advantage. “Honestly, I just use the hurdles to get her mind away from high jump, so she’s not just constantly thing about high jump, high jump, high jump,” he said. “[It goes back to] making sure her mind is in the right place.” Head coach Layne Anderson sees the experience of going through the program last season as another advantage. “A lot of this year is certainly having the experience and being able to rely on that experience from last year,” he said. “Perhaps what not to do and how to do things perhaps in a different and more beneficial manner.” Williams’ goals are simple for the rest of the season. She wants to gain another ¾ of an inch to clear 6 feet in the high jump, improve her hurdle time, and win the Big Ten
high-jump championship. “I know I have the chance to get the title,” Williams said. “So I’m just working at that and hope that comes.” She is a contender for the outdoor title after placing second in the
high jump at the indoor Big Ten meet in February. “Certainly, she’s one of two or three people who, if they jump at or near their best, have a legitimate shot to [win the Big Ten championship],” Anderson said.
Williams will keep a positive mindset to achieve these goals. “I just work hard and keep believing in myself,” she said. “Never doubting myself or putting negative thoughts in my head. [I tell] myself I can do it.”
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Williams keeping up pace
Going left was right Johnnie Dowling switched to hitting left midway through her Hawkeye career, and it proved to be a huge difference maker. by Cody Goodwin firstname.lastname@example.org
Iowa sophomore Khanishah Williams competes in the high jump at the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 15. (The Daily Iowan/Jessica Payne)
Khanishah Williams has set personal records in different events during the last two meets, and she will try to improve the rest of the season. by Danny Payne email@example.com
A key piece to Khanishah Williams’ performance is her confidence and mindset — something Iowa’s track and field assistant coach Clive Roberts has worked on with her. “[Coach Roberts and I] have talked a lot about my confidence and how I maintain that from last year to this year,” Williams said. Consistency, Roberts said, has been a key factor in boosting the sophomore’s confidence. “I think we just got Khanishah’s mind in the right place,” he said. “I think just being more consistent in practice and getting her mind where it needs to be leads to the consistency you see on the track.” That has paid dividends for the Burlington native, exemplified by her recent string of personal records. Williams jumped 5-11¼ at the Jim Click Invitational on April 6 and
Iowa freshman Khanishah Williams competes in the women’s 60-meter hurdles on Dec. 4, 2011, during the intrasquad meet in the Recreation Building. (The Daily Iowan/Anthony Bauer) clocked a time of 14.49 in the 100-meter hurdles on April 13 at the Calhoun Invitational. Both marks were good for first in each meet. Williams enjoys competing in numerous events — she believes it helps her perform better. “I like running in a lot of events,”
the former high-school state champion said, adding that it keeps her from thinking too hard about one event. “I mean, you need to be focused on an event, but it’s just so I’m not freaking out about one thing,” she said. See williams, 8
Winslow uses website for PGA bid
Joseph Winslow knows he wants to go pro, and is taking the necessary steps to do so. by Kevin Glueck firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiger Woods is a brand in golf. His name is synonymous with Nike Golf and is recognized around the world. While his brand is nowhere near the likes of Tiger — or other professional golfers — sophomore Joseph Winslow is beginning to build his own brand here at Iowa as he strives to become a professional golfer. Winslow has created a website (http://jos e p h w i n s l o w. w e b s. c o m / ) that has everything one could want to know, ranging from past results to his Twitter handle. “A couple members from my club [Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kan.] told me they’d like to follow my progress and track me at tournaments,” he said. “It’s really turned out to be a good thing.” “JWiNS” (a nickname stemming from all his wins when he was a junior golfer) originally created the website in high school, and has continued to maintain
Iowa’s Joseph Winslow putts during the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational at Finkbine on Sunday. (The Daily Iowan/Tork Mason) it. He even updated it with results from the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational, held last weekend at Finkbine Golf Course. The people who originally urged Winslow to make the page aren’t the only ones following his progress. “I’ve had several people get in contact with me because of it,” he said. “Even with people I haven’t talked
to in a long time.” With results dating back to 2008, the website has been key in Winslow’s progression as a golfer and his journey to reach the PGA Tour. Winslow said having access to past stats helps him remember what he may have been doing in the past to help his game today. If he struggles with his irons, for example, he can look back on rounds where
his iron shots were good and recreate what he was doing with his swing to fix the issue. This type of statistical analysis is fairly common among the Iowa golfers, said men’s head coach Mark Hankins. Hankins thinks the webpage will help the Overland Park, Kan., native after college. See golf, 8
Iowa softball coach Marla Looper remembers watching a younger Johnnie Dowling go to bat and thinking that something was amiss. The sophomore brought power to the plate, slamming 10 long balls in her first two seasons in a Hawkeye uniform. She also brought speed to the base paths, snagging 24 bases in the same two years. But what Looper saw was bigger than any steal or homerun. “Speed kills in our game, but if you don’t get on base, it doesn’t matter how fast you are,” the now thirdyear head coach said. “[Dowling] had a lot of power from the right side, so she’d get on some, but her on-base percentage wasn’t where we needed it to be for her to be beneficial on the bases.” Looper then asked Dowling to move to the other side of the plate. Maybe if she hit from the left side, the coach thought, she’d get on base more. Dowling, now a captain for the Iowa softball team, has hit from the left ever since. “It came a little easier to me than I thought it would,” she said. “It was a whole different feel, and I needed to get my coordination down on the left side. I had to hit almost every single day from the left side.” The change brought almost immediate success for Iowa’s leadoff hitter. Dowling compiled a .206 batting average during her first two years as a righty, then turned in a .308 in her first campaign as a left-handed slapper. She is hitting .348 as a senior. Moreover, the Des Moines native’s on-base percentage has skyrocketed since switching to the left side of the plate, to the tune of a .412 average so far this season — a drastic increase from her .276 average in her first two seasons. See softball, 8
Baseball shuts out Mavericks The Iowa baseball team held Nebraska-Omaha scoreless Tuesday in a 3-0 victory at Werner Park in Papillion, Neb. It was the first time all season that the Hawkeyes shut out their opponent and their first since a 4-0 victory over Indiana on March 31, 2012. Iowa connected for 8 hits comparedwith Nebraska-Omaha’s 7. Freshman Calvin Mathews took the mound first and pitched for five innings. He retired 14-consecutive Maverick hitters at one point before being relieved by sophomore Taylor Kaufman in the sixth. “Calvin and Taylor both threw the ball extremely well,” Iowa baseball coach Jack Dahm said in a release. “They both attacked the strike zone. We had 1 error, so for the most part we played good defense behind them. It was a good effort by our guys, and it started on the mound with the job that Calvin and Taylor did.” Iowa didn’t score a run until the fifth inning — and that was the only inning the Hawkeyes scored in. A 2-run double down the left-field line from sophomore Kris Goodman drove in classmate Eric Toole and freshman Nick Roscetti. Back-to-back singles by junior Trevor Kenyon and Kaufman helped to score Goodman for the third run. It was Kaufman’s 17th RBI of the season. The Black and Gold sits at 13-18 overall, 2-7 in the Big Ten. Iowa will return to action on Friday in a three-game series; they will hit the road again to compete in University Park, Pa., against Penn State (7-24, 0-9 in the Big Ten) at Medlar Field. The series will conclude on April 21. — by Jalyn Souchek