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Hancher on track
FDA mulls e-cig rules The FDA wades into electronic cigarettes, but some experts believe the proposed rules don’t go far enough. By Brent Griffiths firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Hancher is under construction on April 1. Hancher is expected to be finished in 2016. (The Daily Iowan/James Soukup)
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COUNCIL BLUFFS — Construction crews working on the new Hancher have been putting in long days. Rod Lehnertz, the director of planning, design, and construction for UI Facilities Management, said crews have been working 24 hours per day to ensure flood-recovery projects, especially the new Hancher, will be completed by the fall of 2016. The original facility was heavily damaged in the 2008 flood. All projects remain on schedule, in part due to the aroundthe-clock work, despite not being able to work 32 days this winter because of cold weather, Lehnertz said at the state Board of Regents meeting Thursday. Other flood recovery projects include replacement of the Voxman
The federal government proposed regulating electronic cigarettes on Thursday after a long-awaited review. But those who research the issue, despite some gains, were disappointed the actions did not go far enough. The Food and Drug Administration classified e-cigarettes under existing federal law, which then allowed it to propose a host of changes to how the nicotine-carrying cylinders are regulated. Those proposed changes include: • Banning sales to minors and requiring customers to show IDs; • Requiring manufactures to include health warnings on their products; • Manufacturers could only make direct or indirect claims about e-cigarettes reducing risks if the FDA finds research to back up the assertion and the “marketing the product would benefit public health as a whole”; • Manufacturers would have to register with the FDA and report product and ingredient lists. The proposed rules generated a lackluster response from three people who See e-cig, 5
Taking back the night in Iowa
Supervisors stick with architect
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Kroon, the director of Women’s Resource Action Center. “Tonight is an important night. ToChants rang through Phil- night we create a safe and heallips Hall, while students and ing space to listen with respect community members held and compassion to those stories who are spoken signs and demanded their ‘Tonight we create a loud.” Iowa City right to once again, take back safe and healing space c o m m u n i t y members have the night. to listen with respect participated in These UI stuTake Back the dents and Iowa and compassion to Night since the City residents fought a rainy those stories who are mid-1970s. At that time, womThursday night spoken loud.’ en were beginduring the anning to take an nual event Take – Linda Kroon, director of active step to Back the Night, Women’s Resource Action Center speak out about which includes their attackers marches, ralin a more publies, and vigils around the country to push for lic forum. The annual event is coordinated by the Rape Victhe end of sexual violence. “We see you, we hear you, and tim Advocacy Program and we care about you,” said Linda the Women’s Resource Action
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ic of conversation throughout campus and the community. “There are many talking about sexual assault for the
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors chose to go local on a project with a muddled history. The spervisors approved a contract with Neumann Monson PC for all services related to the courthouse annex design plans in a unanimous vote on Thursday. The firm, in association with Venture Architects, was hired to com- Sullivan plete a study, analyzing supervisor options for a courthouse annex to be built adjacent to the existing courthouse. “We chose specifically to use a local firm,” Supervisor Rod Sullivan said. “That was part of what went into our decision-making.”
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Take Back the Night signs and banners sit outside the Phillips Hall Auditorium on Thursday. (The Daily Iowan/Tyler Finchum) Center every April, because it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year, WRAC member Stacia Scott described how the issue has become a larger top-
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Store manager Elisabeth Matykiewics labels merchandise in the Silver Spider in the Old Capitol mall on Thursday. Matykiewics has worked at the store for seven years. (The Daily Iowan/Wanyi Tao)
Schools take aim at debt
University of Iowa students are graduating with debt, but officials are taking steps to ensure students are not borrowing more than they should. By Ian Murphy email@example.com
COUNCIL BLUFFS — The University of Iowa wants to lighten the load for its students. Mark Warner, the assistant provost for enrollment management and director of Student Financial Aid, said Thursday at the state Board of Regents meeting the university will add two full-time staff positions to help students make sense of the intricacies of financial aid and make sure students do not borrow more than they need. At the UI, 16,771 students received financial aid during the 2012-13 school year. Warner said communication with students has been a major focus of the Financial Aid Advisory Committee this year. “When you start out, you start out with a firstyear, first-time student,”
Warner said. “They are not always money savvy.” He said often times students and parents are not always on the same page. He also stressed making sure students are aware of the real costs of college, not just tuition. “You have to be able to have communication with parents and students,” he said. Those who graduated from the UI in 2012-13 academic year had an average debt of $27,304, according to the report. An April 21 Gallup poll indicated that 21 percent of those ages 18 to 29, and 14 percent of those ages 30-49, felt that college expenses and loans were the top financial problems facing their families. To help keep debt in check, the UI will award more scholarships. The Iowa Scholars Award, which increased from
$1,000 for 2012-13 to $2,000 in 2013-14, will increase again this year. The award will now be granted on two levels, Warner said. The first will be a total of $8,000, awarded in $2,000 increments for four years. Level two will be a $1,000 per year award for a total of $4,000 awarded over four years. Diana Gonzalez, the chief academic officer for the regents, said by type and by source, the largest amount of assistance for students comes from federal loans. Overall, $998 million were awarded to regent students in financial aid. Of that, $546 million was from federal loans and grants. Warner said approximately 53 percent of the aid UI students received came from federal loans and grants, but fewer than 1 percent of aid for UI students came from
the state government, Warner said. The UI will also continue the Golden Pledge campaign, launched by UI President Sally Mason. Mason has pledged to match the income of donor gifts of $100,000 or more. Warner said he expects around $426,000 to be available from this fund for the 2014-2015 academic year. Other regent institutions are taking steps to aid students as well. Iowa State University will launch a financial literacy center to help students understand and manage their debt. Regent Katie Mullholland, the head of the Education and Student Affairs Committee, said she is happy with the efforts being made to help students. “I have to say I really appreciate the unique and different approaches,” she said.
Efficiency study to be released By Ian Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNCIL BLUFFS — The first inefficiencies at the state Board of Regents’ universities will come to light next month. The regents said on Thursday that the first report from Deloitte — the auditing firm hired to evaluate efficiencies at the regent universities — will be released next month. This is the first comprehensive review of the regent universities since the 1980s. Members of Deloitte consulting will be back on campuses in May for further meetings with university officials. Representatives from Deloitte have been hard at work on the UI campus, said Joe Brennan, the UI
vice president for Strategic Communication. Brennan said the auditors held a series of meetings with people from across the university to discuss where efficiencies could be found. Regent President Bruce Rastetter said reports on the study will be ongoing and reviewed as the board receives them. “There won’t be any one big report,” he said. “Rather, there will be ongoing steps in the process.” Rastetter said there will be existing opportunities identified from the initial report in May that will be discussed at the regent meetings in May and August. He said additional reports will come in as more savings opportunities are identified.
The regents hope to find savings of $15 million to $24 million with the review. The study will cost $2.45 million. The regents have said any savings found in the review will be reinvested in the university they are found in. The study is in the sixth week of the 10-week period of phase one, according to a UI news release. This phase included data gathering and setting benchmarks. Deloitte will work with faculty to find those inefficiencies and the implementation of solutions will be a gradual and ongoing rollout process. Regent Larry McKibben, who is leading the study for the regents, said he has been impressed by the support he has seen and believes the venture
could be successful. “We have had great input from the stakeholders of the universities and the leaders of the universities” he said. “I’m cautiously optimistic. The glass of water is always half full for me.” McKibben said officials have moved quickly through phase one of the study, but they will slow down during phase two as the study enters the academic areas of the system to ensure that stakeholders, faculty, and staff all have a chance to comment on cost-saving opportunities. Rastetter said no decisions will be made on these savings over the summer while faculty members are away or without discussion from the regents and the public.
CORRECTION In the April 23 article “The Climate as narrative,” reporter Kaitlin DeWulf incorrectly reported the climatenarrative events would take place on Tuesday. They will take place on April 29. The DI regrets the error.
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Marching Band’s home measuring up The Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex is on schedule and on budget and should be ready for the next Marching Band season. By Lily Abromeit firstname.lastname@example.org
Muddy shoes and cramped storage space will no longer be the norm for those who march and play music. The Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex and indoor turf addition are on schedule and on budget, and the Hawkeye Marching Band is especially looking forward to the changes. “I drive by on a regular basis, and it is exciting to see the steady progress,” wrote Kevin Kastens, the director of the Hawkeye Marching Band, in an email. “Overall, this new facility is much more representative of a Big Ten marching band.” The facility will provide indoor rehearsal space for the Marching Band, as well as a new outdoor turf field. Jan Harvey, the design project manager for the
'Overall, this new facility is much more representative of a Big Ten marching band.' – Kevin Kastens, marching band director complex, said the indoor turf field will be approximately 200-by-340 feet and will have the potential for adjustments in the future. “The demand on the existing facilities is just overwhelming, so this will help relieve some of that,” she said. There will be a link joining the building and turf that will hold offices and conference rooms. An outdoor turf field next door will make practices a lot less messy for the Marching Band. “Although we will miss our neighbors at our previous Park Road practice field, the new outdoor field will be level and drain much better after a rainfall,” Kastens said. In total, the project is set to cost $11.85 million.
After the 2008 flood meant that the Voxman Music Building was no longer an option, the Marching Band members lost storage space for their instruments and uniforms, as well as rest rooms, lockers, and an adequate practice space. “The current needs of the Marching Band … were not being met, and there were other functional needs,” said UI spokesman Tom Moore. “This is something that is aimed at meeting the needs of our students and providing the best [experience].” The facility will be available for athletics and recreational services during the months when the band is not practicing.
The regents voted unanimously to increase funding for the public radio back to the level of funding Iowa Public Radio received in fiscal 2013. Iowa Public Radio hopes to become financially independent by the fiscal
2017, but it had administrative issues, resulting in the appointment of a new director and a new ambassador to the regents. New ambassador Mary Kramer said Iowa Public Radio has been on the air
The Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex addition is under construction on Wednesday. The addition is set to be finished in August. (The Daily Iowan/Valerie Burke) Moore said he is pleased with the progress on the project, because it means it will be available for use this fall. “This will ensure that this will be a very efficient facility because there will be … a yearround facility,” he said. The year-round availability is what Kastens said he is most looking forward to. Having an indoor pratice field will allow the band to meet during rainy days and in November. “With three home
games in November this upcoming season, having our full rehearsal time is critical,” Kastens said. Because the group is a Big Ten band, Kastens said, it sometimes means a quick turnaround. The new space will better equip the members to be able to manage that. “… We perform six different halftime shows during the course of a season,” he said. “Not losing rehearsal time will be great, especially for our ‘one week’ shows, where the band receives new drill and music on Tues-
for approximately 100 years, but that the lack of leadership from the former director led to poor implementation of the strategic plan, which is why the organization needs more funding. The plan was to reduce regent fund-
ing to Iowa Public Radio by 10 percent each year, but the funding will increase this year and be evaluated later. “I certainly am supportive of this,” said Regent Robert Downer. “I think that public radio has done a great job.”
Recreation complex The Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex and indoor turf field are on track to be ready for the next Hawkeye Marching Band season. The project: • Will include an indoor turf and outdoor turf practice field • Officials estimate the project will cost $11.85 million Source: Jan Harvey, the design project manager for the complex
day and needs to perform the new show on the following Saturday.”
METRO Iowa Public Radio gets more funding Iowa Public Radio will receive additional funding this year from the state Board of Regents.
Regent President Bruce Rastetter agreed. “Having leadership in the executive director is critical,” he said. “I applaud your efforts in making sure this gets back on track.”
— by Ian Murphy
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We must fund social sciences Jon Overton email@example.com
Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act changed parts of our health-care system that were really stupid. It seems backward, arguably barbaric, that health-insurance companies could deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Even with the fixes that have been made, this country still approaches health care in a way that makes zero sense. The University of Iowa Public Policy Center hosted a public forum on Tuesday night called “What if … everyone had health insurance?” It would probably improve health outcomes a little. Seeing as we spend about $3 trillion on health care every year and compared with much of the developed world, still suffer from high rates of infant mortality, obesity, homicide, teen pregnancy, disability and a cavalcade of other health problems, surely, insuring more people would help, but it would only do so much. One-third of America’s colossal health-care bill is utterly wasted, said Peter Damiano, the director of the UI Public Policy Center. If self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives really are the tightwads they claim to be, boy oh boy, does the healthcare industry have a project for them. There’s no half-baked pipedream of social engineering here. Just find ways to encourage health-care companies to cut unhelpful expenses. It would help curb exploding costs and free up money in everyone’s budgets. But if we actually want a healthier country, which would cut health-care costs even more, we have to look beyond just health insurance.
Elizabeth Momany, assistant director of the Public Policy Center’s Health Policy Research Program, cited a study that showed only 10 percent of what influences health outcomes is access to that health care. Behavior affected 40 percent, 30 percent is attributed to genetics, 15 percent is determined by the social environment, and 5 percent includes the physical environment. Yeah, behavior. Forty percent. That’s a lot. It’d be really nice to know a thing or two about human behavior before crafting policy to encourage healthy habits. Unfortunately, the National Science Foundation directs just $267 million to fund social, behavioral, and economic sciences. That’s not quite 4 percent of the agency’s entire budget of $7.5 billion. Any government that wants to develop smart public policy should invest in the social sciences. It’s especially concerning that House Republicans keep trying to cut funding to the National Science Foundation when its role has never been more vital. One of the biggest threats to this country’s future financial security is the mounting cost associated with Medicare. If policymakers don’t understand human behavior when they inevitably have to fiddle with this program, they may very well launch an entire generation of elderly people into poverty. Encouraging healthy behavior is not some deranged left-wing plot to destroy freedom. In many ways, it actually boosts freedom. There’s very poor access to healthy fruits and vegetables across inner city neighborhoods and even in rural Iowa. Couple that with a crummy income, and it seems ridiculous to drive 20 miles to the nearest real grocery store to buy expensive, non-filling health food. Shouldn’t everyone have the option to eat food that won’t slowly kill them with artery-clogging grease?
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Gov’t accountability needed O
n Wednesday, an Iowa Senate panel took an important step toward combating the corruption and cronyism that seems of late to have infected Iowa politics as much as it has affected politics everywhere. In a 3-2 vote, the Iowa Senate Government Oversight Committee advanced a bill that, if passed and signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad, would bar secret settlements between the state government and former state employees, end cronyism in state hiring practices, require the state to disclose bonuses to state workers’ salaries, prevent no-bid “sweetheart” state contracts, and ensure protections for state employee whistleblowers who expose corruption in state government. The bill would also force the state auditor to investigate past instances of secret settlements between state officials and former employees, including the recent noteworthy revelations that the Branstad administration spent more than half a million dollars in taxpayer money paying former state employees to keep quiet about cronyism in state government. This revelation that the administration had essentially been offering hush money to former employees eventually cost Mike Carroll, the director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, his job. While it remains to be seen just how systemic and corrupt this particular scheme was, we applaud the Iowa Senate for taking steps to stop this type of behavior from occurring in state government in the future by advancing this legislation. In particular, we welcome the protections enacted for whistleblowers that have the courage to speak out against wasteful and inept governmental practices. These individuals, who ultimately improve the quality of the governance in the state we live in, should be afforded protection from prosecution in exchange for their useful civic service.
But, even more important than specific provisions and policies, is the general culture of accountability that the plan will hopefully create. In an environment in which there are consequences for instituting corrupt practices, consequences such as being subject to a state auditor’s investigation or possibly jail time, the motivation to commit such acts (greed, arrogance, etc.) would be outweighed by both the legal mechanisms in place to punish corruption and also by the creation of a political culture that frowns upon corruption as a deleterious and, ultimately, fruitless enterprise. This isn’t just a sentiment, but also a fact, verifiable by empirical evidence. A 2001 study by the World Bank found that countries with high levels of transparency, both in nongovernmental ways such as a free press (it was the Des Moines Register that broke the secret settlement story in the first place, by the way) and through direct governmental institutions (such as special prosecutors, state auditors, etc.) tended to have lower rates of corruption than countries whose political institutions held their members unaccountable and whose media elite refused to engage their representatives in an adversarial way. The work of creating a corruption-free Iowa is not complete, however. The bill must still pass in both houses of the Legislature before it can reach Branstad’s desk for a signature. We urge all three parties in this matter, the House, Senate, and Branstad, to immediately enact this legislation in order to make corruption anathema to the state’s political apparatus. YOUR TURN Do you think the Legislature should pass a bill to ensure accountability in Des Moines? Weigh in at dailyiowan.com.
Letters to the editor All can aid in suicide prevention As the director of UI’s primary student mental-health service, I am grateful to The Daily Iowan for the coverage of Tuesday’s “Send silence packing” display and for Wednesday’s editorial, “Breaking the silence about suicide.” Many responded to the hopeful messages of the day, and I hope many will seek help if needed. To help bridge the gap between those who could benefit from help and the understandable reluctance to seek help, the University of Iowa’s Garrett Lee Smith Act suicide-prevention grant provides a number of training opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to learn how to talk to a student who appears to be struggling emotionally and to refer her or him to the appropriate campus resources. We all have an important role to play in encouraging those who could benefit from men-
tal-health care. To learn more, visit our suicide prevention website at: http://counseling.studentlife. uiowa.edu/services/suicide/
Sam V. Cochran, Ph.D. director, University Counseling Service
Iowa should go the distance on pot I read the Senate has passed a bill so patients with epilepsy could be treated with cannabis oil for pain and seizures under the care of a neurologist “if no other satisfactory treatment options exist for the patient.” I find it strange that a single class of people have been selected to receive this option. Is this not discriminatory? I also find it strange that a neurologist would need to spend time seeing if any other treatment would work first. If the Senate would take a good look at what has occurred in Colorado
— not only medical use, but also (oh, heaven forbid) recreational use. In addition to that, Colorado has received millions in revenue. There are requirements regarding purity of product. Senators, why not take a chance, and instead of a toe, put you entire foot in the water?
Experience not necessarily helpful “Having more experience in the job” is the last campaigning refuge of an office holder whose record — i.e., his/her “experience” — has not pleased the voters and has resulted in the emergence of a challenger. In 1976, a “green, young, inexperienced” challenger for Johnson County auditor replaced a veteran auditor of many years; only two years ago, another “inexperienced” challenger for Johnson County auditor replaced that 1976 winning auditor — who by then had
34 years of experience. In each case the newly elected official, with the help of his office staff, quickly took capable charge of his duties. When the incumbent official’s policies are no longer in step with local conditions and voters’ wishes, and the challenger is offering new policies, voters should vote for the person whose policies they support — leaving aside “experience” and other side issues such as traditional party loyalties and personal friendships. For this reason I hope you will join me in voting for challenger John Zimmerman for county attorney. Satellite voting on campus is available at the Main Library on April 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. Register and vote at the same time. If we were to always vote for “the experienced candidate,” all incumbents would be kept in office until they decided to retire. (Why even bother with elections, in that case?)
VOIces of philanthropy
Deep roots in Iowa education My roots in education in Iowa are deep. My parents — both teachers — raised my sister and me in Fairfax, not far from the University of Iowa. One of their favorite sayings was: You can’t ever lose an education. You might lose your house, your car, or your farm, but no one can take an education away from you. I came to the university with a fundamental belief in the value of education. The Army ROTC program taught me confidence and leadership skills. I learned to think, write, and communicate my ideas
in a way that would be critical to my more than 40-year career in advertising. And I never forgot the value of that advice from my parents. My wife, Gerrie, and I support the UI Presidential Scholarship program. Presidential Scholarships are awarded to 20 accomplished high-school students each year. The students who receive these awards are leaders in their outstanding academic ability, integrity, commitment to their communities, and respect for diversity. When these students come here, they make
significant and lasting contributions to the UI community. Our connection to the program began when our oldest daughter, Julie, applied for and received a Presidential Scholarship more than 20 years ago. After hearing about Julie’s experiences as a Presidential Scholar and seeing the difference it made in her life as a student, Gerrie and I decided that, at a minimum, we needed to give the university at least one Presidential Scholarship. Since then, Gerrie and I have had the privilege of support-
ing and meeting many Presidential Scholars, including one recipient who also was a Rhodes Scholar. And, frankly, after meeting and getting to know these students over the years, I can’t think of a better investment we could have made. These are truly impressive young people with tremendous potential. Through our giving, we have the opportunity to give students something that — as my parents would say — can’t be taken away. Dean Buresh (1968 B.A., 1970 M.A.) Edina, Minn.
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hancher Continued from front Music Building, repairs to Mayflower Residence Hall and the IMU, and construction of a new Museum of Art. Lehnertz said crews have been working to use the cranes as much as they can to move such essential materials as steel rebar, which is used to support the concrete, foundation for the stages inside the auditorium. “The sites have very lim-
supervisors Continued from front The Iowa City firm is tasked with designing the proposed annex and has been providing estimates for the supervisors recently. The courthouse annex will only be built if a referendum passes by a super majority — or 60 percent — of the voters in November. Kim McDonald, the architect in charge of the project, said a referendum would be held if the supervisors vote to proceed after the firm follows up with an additional
take back Continued from front first time, all because we do not tolerate sexual violence,” she said. “… Transforming our campus will come from our willingness to step in, step out, and to step up to mobilize our peers, engaging intervention, embracing our allies, and building open and collaborative relations with our administrations.” There have been 12 reported sexual assaults on the UI campus this year,
ited space for truck maneuvering,” he said. Because of this, construction materials must be delivered to one or two places on the site and then moved to where they are needed by the crane. But the cold did set back pouring of concrete and foundation, Lehnertz said. The contractors account for a set number of days it will be too cold to work in their schedules. With the harsh winter, the number cold days exceeded what the contractor had scheduled for, but 24-hour work will stop at the end of the month.
“When they begin to work on the inside, this isn’t as big of an issue,” Lehnertz said. He said the next step for the building will be to add the steel skeleton to the exterior of the building. “I was amazed with how much they’ve been able to do, even with the weather,” said Hancher Executive Director Chuck Swanson. Other UI officials are noticing the new auditorium as it progresses. “It’s coming along nicely,” said Joe Brennan, the UI vice president for Stra-
tegic Communication. Swanson said the UI has done a good job with bringing entertainment to campus despite not having the auditorium. “We’ve missed the stage,” he said. “I feel like we’ve done some great programming, but the larger shows, we haven’t been able to accommodate those.” He said the new auditorium will be able to accommodate full orchestras and Broadway shows. “I’m ready. Everybody is ready,” Swanson said. “It’s like a flower. It changes every day.”
presentation and resolves any concerns. Bond referendums have failed to pass twice, but if the referendum were to pass, development would follow quickly. “Assuming everything goes smoothly, construction of the annex could start as soon as July 2015,” McDonald said. Sullivan said the benefit of going through a local firm, like Neumann Monson, is that the architects are more invested in the project. Neumann Monson, 221 E College St., was founded as a four-person, firm in
1977. Since then, it has expanded to Des Moines and Sioux City. The current plan for the courthouse annex is to add up to six courtrooms in a building to the south of the courthouse. Officials have said the existing courthouse and jail are overcrowded and are riddled with security problems. The current estimate for the courthouse annex is $30.8 million. The price was recently raised as the design plans have changed. The update includes a larger building with conference rooms, more public space
and storage, and a connection between the two buildings. As a result, the cost per square foot rose. Supervisor Janelle Rettig said the supervisors have faced criticisms for the aesthetics of the last proposal designed by Neumann Monson, but the supervisors are trying to change those details on the upcoming proposal in order to please voters. “I’m hearing a lot of people complain to get a new architect,” Rettig said. “But they’ve spent more than three times the effort on this project than we’ve paid them for.”
and a number of steps have been implemented by UI President Sally Mason to combat sexual assault. On Monday, two people were elected to head the first-ever UI President’s Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct. Other action steps include increased funding for an additional Nite Ride van and updated requirements on warning notices sent to the university community. The annual event focuses on survivors sharing experiences. RVAP Assistant Director Karen Siler said the event is
an opportunity for victims to speak out and create awareness about sexual violence. “It is an opportunity for survivors to talk about their experience and their story, but also a time for the rest of the community to give their support,” she said. “… My impression is that there is a lot more conversation on campus and in the community about sexual assault, and I think it will affect participation.” RVAP education coordinator Susan Junis said even though more people are speaking out about sexual assault, she wants to
make sure everyone is seeing the issue through. “If we want to continue without the ground falling out from under us, we need to have the sustainability and intersectional approach for this movement,” she said. Junis said with the recent actions that have been made on campus and in the community are first steps, but there is more to be done. “Right now, there is justifiable anger happening in our community, but we need to make sure that anger doesn’t turn into cynicism,” she said.
Cheap & Chic to be replaced By Aleksandra Vujicic email@example.com
Iowa City is going to be a little less chic. Cheap & Chic, 105 S. Dubuque St., will close, but the boutique is having a final farewell with a massive sale, beginning today. “I’m not sad about it; I’m happy,” owner Catherine Champion said. “Now is the time. I’ve been sort of like stocking up for a liquidation so we can give people really great deals, with sort of rock-bottom pricing.” Cheap & Chic opened in May 2009 and has been used as an outlet store for Catherine’s, 7 S. Dubuque St., also owned by Champion. The outlet primarily sold goods that Catherine’s had small quantities of or wasn’t selling. Champion said the boutiques target young women 16 to 25 years old. Catherine’s will remain open, and Champion said the liquidation of Cheap & Chic will last for about six weeks. After the outlet has been liquidated, she plans on starting a new, branded boutique in the same location. “We opened Cheap & Chic, and it was awesome, but now I’m ready for something new,” Champion said. “I like to do new things, and I wanted a new idea.” Champion plans on opening a French Connections concept store, which would sell shoes, accessories, and clothing for both men and women from the global retailer. “I was looking for an idea of something that had more depth behind it,” Champion said. “I also wanted something that would appeal to things that we don’t have. One, to have a branded store downtown and two, something that reached out to young men as well.”
Champion said she wanted to add men’s clothing to bring in more variety for customers especially since a men’s store, named Champion, occupied the location before Cheap & Chic came along. Champion said she took out a short lease in order to see how the new store goes in the area. Terry Dickens, the co-owner of Herteen & Stocker Jewelers, neighboring Cheap & Chic, said the
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sale should bring a good crowd to the area. “It will draw people by, looking in the windows, so I can only see it as a positive,” Dickens said.” UI junior Caitlan Ledin has stopped by the stores a few times, but she isn’t surprised by its closing. “I think it’s a great boutique. It caught my eye when I walked by,” she said. “There are so many other boutiques around here, so I can see why it’s getting shut down.”
But another boutique will fill its place, and UI junior Kaitlyn Kobida thinks she will shop there regardless of which store it is. “I definitely think I would return there. They sell great brands, and whenever I bought things there, they’ve been on sale,” she said. “If it’s the same owner, it would probably be the same pricing, and I would think about shopping there again.”
e-cig Continued from front research the issue. Chastising the FDA for not doing more to restrict advertising and flavors, which the researchers say are thinly veiled attempts to lure in young people. Stanton Glantz, the director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at University of California-San Francisco, said the proposal was “pathetic,” and the FDA consistently favored manufacturers over public health. “It’s hard to believe on its own FDA recommended something this bad,” he said. “At each stage between pro-health and pro-business, the government sided with businesses.” An expert who leads specialized research at Stanford into tobacco advertising said by not addressing advertising and flavor regulations now, the FDA is leaving numerous generations at risk. “We can’t wait another three or four years to start to contain these things,” said Robert Jackler, a principal investigator at Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising. Jackler said advertising appeals to young people, which then gets them hooked on nicotine and in turn stay addicted through their adult lives. Central Iowa E-Cigarettes owner Corey Halfhill said banning flavors or advertising of e-cigarettes would be unfairly singling the product out when many alcohol products do the same thing.
Some stores in Iowa already restrict access to minors and ID anyone they think may be underage. Halfhill said he put the policy in place for his three stores, because nicotine has detrimental effects on young people. Both Jackler and Glantz said banning access to minors was a no-brainer and is something with wide support already. Halfhill is also leading the push to enact legislation in Iowa. He has hired a lobbyist to represent Iowans For Alternatives To Smoking and Tobacco as House File 2109 moves through the statehouse. The bill passed the Iowa House 76-22 on Feb. 11 and passed a Senate committee with unanimous support on March 13. Since then, numerous amendments have been proposed as Democrats push for the legislation to go ban e-cigarettes with and without nicotine. The FDA’s proposal marks just the first step in what could be a long review process. Glantz and Jackler also agree legal action will most likely happen after the 75-day comment period and resulting review process. Glantz said given how long it will take for the proposed rules to go into effect, the best option remains at the state and local level. “States should not end their efforts if they are pursing good legislation,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a bad thing if [various actions create a patch work of laws], because it’s better to have some parts of the country address this in a good way as opposed to having nothing at all.”
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Things said that have gotten me fired: • I didn’t take this job because I gave a damn. I took this job for the free T-shirt. • Want me to Irish up that coffee for you, Boss? • Like I’m really gonna wash my hands every five minutes. I mean, seriously, it’s only food. It’s not even cooked, yet. • Wanna see what I put in the fryer? • Five bucks says I can make that jump. • I don’t think I can make it in today. I’m sick. Of working there. • Sir, this is the “Customer Service Counter,” not the “Listen to Nutball Assholes Complain Counter.” • Oh? And is that what they taught you in your “How to be a Stupid Manager” class? • Swordfight. • I am NOT hung over. I am still drunk. • Sorry, I’m on my break … and you look like a douche bag. • Because I was driving a company car, then I would argue the company has an OWI. • Yeah, doing this job is OK and all, but have you ever tried doing this job … ON WEED? • I bet when Transformers have sex, pretty much everything turns into a vibrator. Oh, sorry, didn’t see you there, sir. Welcome to Circuit City. Whatever. You can’t fire me. Andrew R. Juhl has an extensive collection of nametags and hairnets.
today’s events • “Cross-Cultural Practices in Caribbean Literature and Art,” A. James Arnold, 11 a.m., 2390 University Capitol Center • “Conversation with Cabbage: Cyrano de Bergerac’s Posthuman Moon,” noon, 2780 University Capitol Center • Chemistry Colloquium, “Climate change and halogen chemistry in the Arctic,” Paul Shepson, 3:30 p.m., W128 Chemistry Building • Jazz After Five, 5 p.m., Mill, 120 E. Burlington • School of Music Presents: Percussion Trio, 7 p.m., 150 Music West • “Live from Prairie Lights,” Patrick Hicks, fiction, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque • School of Music Presents: “Sacred Voices of Bach,” 7:30 p.m., Riverside Recital Hall • Grant Wood Symposium: Revolt Against the City: Midwestern Culture in Hard Times, 7:30 p.m., Art Building West
• School of Music Presents: Chris Hunter, horn, 8 p.m., University Capitol Center Recital Hall • Campus Activities Board Movie, That Awkward Moment, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU • Campus Activities Board Movie, The Monuments Men, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater • Campus Activities Board, Anthem Lights Concert, 10 p.m., IMU second-floor ballroom • Bijou After Hours, 11 p.m., FilmScene, 118 E. College 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): Spice thing up a little. Get involved in physical activities. Idle time will be the enemy. Keep things moving, and take care of your responsibilities before someone criticizes or complains. Keep your plans a secret until you have the details worked out. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll have a growing interest in foreign culture and different philosophies. Ask questions, and share thoughts with someone who has had different experiences than you. What you learn now will help you make better personal choices in the future. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A misunderstanding will lead to trouble. If you don’t specify exactly what it is you want and have to offer, emotional matters will escalate and problems will occur. A personal relationship is likely to interfere in your professional progress. Proceed with caution. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get professional challenges out of the way. Your ability to intuitively see what’s required in order to be successful will help you get ahead of any competition you face. Offering a favor to someone you do business with will result in greater opportunities. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take flight. Getting out and visiting places that are unfamiliar will spark new ideas and plans for the future. Shake things up a bit, and you will discover all sorts of possibilities you didn’t know existed. Embrace life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Express your feelings. Sharing your thoughts and intentions will lead to a positive move. Relationships will reach a new level, and making plans will bring you closer to someone you love. Someone from your past will offer you help. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have a good idea, but if you don’t initiate your plan, you won’t get ahead. Let your imagination lead the way and dazzle those you encounter with your vision. Constructive input will help you achieve success.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Explore new people, places, and pastimes. Get out and share your thoughts. The people you meet will inspire you, and you’ll be touched by the offers you receive. Love is highlighted, along with self-improvement and creativity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are likely to detect uneasiness when dealing with friends, colleagues, or your lover. Emotional problems will surface if someone withholds information. Don’t confront a confusing situation until you have all the facts. Focus on work and getting ahead professionally. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Discuss the plans you have for your home or the way you want to live your life. You can make your dreams come true if you share your vision and invite the people you care about most to contribute. Romance is highlighted. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consistency will be the key to getting ahead. Don’t jump from one thing to another. Finish what you start, and focus on fine detail and precision. You will be judged on the work you do, so make it count. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look for entertaining ways to spend your time. Getting involved in an organization that can offer you mental and physical stimulation will also guide you toward new friendships with individuals trying to reach similar goals.
Time is the longest distance between two places. — Tennessee Williams
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DRAKE RELAYs 2014
Iowa’s Gabe Hull competes in the shot put at the Drake Relays on April 26, 2013, in Des Moines. (The Daily Iowan/File Photo)
Tracksters set for historic meet men's track By Jordan Hansen Jordan-Hansen@uiowa.edu
Hanging up in the indoor practice facility is a picture of a packed Drake Stadium and a simple, scrawled note. “Eight weeks to go, Drake Relays, are you ready?” “I put that up every year to get the student-athletes thinking about the relays and what event they can run in,” director of track and field Larry Wieczorek said. “It’s something very special, and it’s special to all our athletes — it’s one of the major collegiate meets in the country.” Special is certainly a good word for the event as it brings together a multitude of high school, college, and professional athletes. However, for the native Iowans that grew up watching and wanting to compete in the relays, the event holds an even more special place in their hearts. “To run on the blue oval is something you always dream of; you get to compete against some of the best people in the country,” senior Tevin-Cee Mincy said, then paused. “It’s a really exciting feeling,
women's track and I’m amped up to run there.” Mincy, a Southeast Polk product, has been running in the meet since his highs c h o o l days, like almost all of the Iowa natives on the roster. Mincy A m o n g sprinter those other natives on the roster is Cedar Falls native and transfer James Harrington. After running at Alabama for a year, he wanted to be closer to home. “It feels like my home track almost, and it’s going to be exciting to go back there again,” Harrington said. “I had a lot of great experiences in high school, and just to be back with that crowd and atmosphere is going to be great like it always is.” The high-school experience can also prove vital for the team, as they know the track and the importance that it carries. Surrounding the meet is a lot of hype, which is justified. It’s certainly one of the most important — and historic — track meets in the country, and those who
compete in it do not forget the experience. The experience is amplified for those that have been at the stadium before, and memories made there are not easily forgotten. “My most prominent memory of Drake in high school was that it was always pouring down rain,” senior Drew Clark said. “I remember throwing in the ring when there was about an inch of standing water — hopefully, we’ll get some good weather this year.” While the weather report looks to be decent for now, the greater concern of most of the team is to see a good team performance — from Drake veterans and newbies alike — and let the crowd push them on to victory. “Many of our athletes are surprised when they get there, because the crowd is cheering for the Hawkeyes,” Wieczorek said. “The crowd might not even know who some of the athletes are, but they see the Iowa uniform and want them to do well.” When it all comes down to it, the Hawkeyes have a chance to prove that they can compete with the best that the country has to offer.
By KATRINA DO firstname.lastname@example.org
The Drake Relays is often regarded as one of the biggest track and field events in the nation. Numerous Olympic gold medalists have competed at the meet, along with the top college and high-school athletes from around the country. But Drake is more than just a race for the track and field elite. For past competitors, the most memorable part of the event is the ambiance, which may also be what sets it apart from other major track meets. Iowa assistant coach Clive Roberts remembers the first time he set foot into Drake Stadium; he was a student-athlete competing in hurdles and relays for Central Michigan. “You walk in, and the whole place is packed — it definitely gets you excited,” he said. “Even when I was competing at an early age, I could see how the people in Iowa supported not only the Black and Gold, the Cyclones, UNI, or Drake, but all the athletes from so many different colleges and universities.”
The fans who pack the stadium every year are what make the ambiance so remarkable. For Iowans, Drake is more than just the main event at the track, it is a weeklong tradition and source of pride for the community. Even out-ofstate athletes competing at Drake Brown for the sprinter first time know how Iowans feel about the meet. “My teammates from Iowa tell me it’s really big deal,” freshman Brittany Brown said. “I’m expecting a lot.” The week features events outside the Drake Blue Oval to involve more of the community in celebrating the tradition. The Drake Relays kicked off the week with a high-jump competition at Hy-Vee in Waukee — the store cleared out its produce section for the event. On Wednesday, fans and shoppers gathered to watch a pole-vault event at the Jordan Creek Mall. “Everyone, including
me and my entire family, get so excited when the Drake Relays starts to roll around,” freshman Madison Rouw said. “The relays is such a big community event. I always think it’s fun watching the pole vaulters at the mall.” Rouw, a Waukee native, is familiar with the shared feeling of excitement among members of the Des Moines community. Rouw and her family are an example of the many supporters who continue the 105-year-long tradition of Drake. Aside from watching Lolo Jones compete, the freshman is looking forward to competing on what feels like a home turf — Rouw competed at the meet during high school. She remembers her team’s victory lap around the track, holding their new Drake Relays champion flag with pride. And along with Roberts, Rouw reminisced about the Drake Stadium ambiance. “I love being at the Drake Relays, competing and watching,” she said. “It’s amazing how many people come to cheer on the athletes — the atmosphere is great.”
Predicting the Hawkeyes in the Drake Relays By Katrina Do and Jordan Hansen email@example.com
Buy or sell: Iowa will win a title on the track Do: Buy. The Hawkeye women have won at least one title in each of the last three years, and this year’s team is better. Iowa won the sprint medley relay at Drake in 2011; the 2011 relay team also held the school record in the 4x400-meter — but this year’s relay team beat that record earlier this spring by more than a second. The 2014 team also leads the Big Ten and ranks 14th nationally. Hansen: Sell. While the Hawkeye men’s sprinters have been better recently, they still have a bit of work to do before they will be at the level they need to be at to contend. It does not help that the sprinters and relay runners have been battling injuries for the better part of the last two months.
Buy or sell: Hawkeyes will win an event in the field Do: Sell. It’s obvious that the throwers have been making some big strides this season, especially in the hammer. Annemie Smith (school record holder), Jasmine Simpson, and Ashlyn Gulvas are highly ranked in the conference — second, fourth, and fifth. But a top-five hammer throw ranking in the Big Ten doesn’t mean much compared with the competition that will be at Drake. The Drake Relays is recognized on the world stage as one of the top track and field events in America; it’s almost like nationals, but bigger. Instead of all the high-quality competition from just Division-I schools, this weekend will feature a plethora of top college athletes from around the nation. Hansen: Buy. Iowa has a multitude of talent in the field events and at least one will have a strong enough meet to win. The favorites have to be juniors Gabe Hull
and Babatunde Amosu. Hull is one of the best throwers in the nation, ranking eighth in the country in the discus. Amosu is certainly capable of taking the title in the triple jump — he’s ranked sixth nationally. Last, never count out freshman O’Shea Wilson in the long jump. The freshman is due to break out any meet now, and this could certainly be his chance.
Buy or sell: The results of Drake will be indicative of how Iowa will do at Big Tens Do: Buy. Three of the same women who won the sprint medley relays at Drake in 2011 also won the 4x400 title at the Big Ten championships, so this weekend’s performances could definitely serve as a preview for the Big Tens. However, because the Drake Relays has about 220 colleges compared with the 11 schools in the conference meet, the results are a little iffy. Ultimately, if the
Iowa’s Babatunde Amosu competes in the triple jump at the Drake Relays on April 27, 2013, in Des Moines. (The Daily Iowan/File Photo) Hawkeyes score big in an event this weekend, it’ll be a good sign for the Big Tens. Hansen: Buy. Despite the injuries that Iowa has suffered this season, the Hawks will go all out in this meet whether they are all
the way healthy or not. For the team, Drake is on the same level of importance as Big Tens, and this will show. To add to spectacle of the meet, nine out of the 11 teams in the Big Ten (including Iowa) will be in
attendance at the event. It will be one of the first times this outdoor season that this many Big Ten teams will be in attendance together and could certainly be a preview for what is to come at the conference meet.
football Continued from 10 cob Hillyer and Damond Powell round out the other two receiver spots. The running backs appear to be sorting themselves out as well. Hawkeye
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showing, allowing the skill players to flash some of their speed and abilities. “When you’re playing with tempo, and for the receivers to play in the run and the pass game, the way you want, you have to rotate some players in there,” Davis said, adding that the competition
Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock hands the ball off to running back Mark Weisman during the Spring practice in Valley Stadium in West Des Moines, Iowa on April 12. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)
Baseball Continued from 10 coming out of high school, but one who was slowly making a transition to the mound. He could go with the transfer from East Los Angeles Community College, Joe Tellez, who had yet to make a start in a Hawkeyes’ uniform. Or, as he did, he could start Frankos, who last season played in 10 games, making just one start. Almost 20 days later, it seems as if Heller’s made the right choice. With 17 games, and 10 starts under his belt, Frankos is hitting .366 at the plate with a .447 onbase percentage, and he’s knocked in 4 runs while hitting in the back end of Iowa’s lineup. “The hitting is what’s surprised me the most,” Kenyon said. “The only reason I say that is because he hasn’t seen a lot of balls.” While Frankos hitting has been a surprise to some, his fielding has
not. With just 1 error in his time behind the plate, he’s also allowed just two passed balls while making the adjustment to the starting lineup. “The experience is coming,” Frankos said. “[I’m] feeling comfortable with our whole pitching staff, and game by game, we’re getting better.” “The biggest thing is to act like you know what you’re doing,” Kenyon said. “As a catcher, that’s all you have to do. Just be smooth and block the crap out of the ball.” But amid all the numbers, what had impressed Heller the most is Frankos’ demeanor. “A lot of time when you get a guy who’s thrown into a situation where he hasn’t been starting, he goes out and tries to press and be something he’s not,” Heller said. “Jimmy’s done an awesome job of sticking to the plan and being who he is.” For that, Frankos credits Kenyon, who Frankos says has helped him through this process, providing advice on how to call a game
from behind the plate and how to be a leader. “As a catcher, you’re part of every pitch, controlling every pitch, every part of the game,” Frankos said. “[Kenyon’s] really taught me that.” Kenyon gives most of the credit to Frankos. “He’s kind of been that guy just waiting to get his chance,” Kenyon said. “His work ethic speaks for everything … even when I was in the lineup, he kept working.” With Kenyon likely returning some time before the conclusion of the season, one that could have Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament, it’s unclear how Heller will handle the situation behind the plate. What’s not unclear, however, is that Frankos has earned playing time, whether Kenyon’s healthy or not. “Each game that he gets, he gets a little bit smarter,” Kenyon said. “Behind the plate, you have to be a smart guy, and as he’s learning and getting more chances back there, he’s going to become a great overall catcher.”
Iowa catcher Jimmy Frankos fields a ground ball at Banks Field on April 15. Iowa lost to Western Illinois in extra innings, 8-6. (The Daily Iowan/Valerie Burke)
golf Continued from 10
Hawkeyes, including sophomore Amy Ihm, said the short game is on the list of things to improve upon. The Peosta, Iowa, native said she’s put a large focus BYU Entrada Classic in on putting in the build-up mid-March. Iowa finished to the tournament. 10th in a 16-team pool in But with short game, that event. confidence, and nerves to Junior Shelby Phillips deal with, Menzel said the is one golfer who could biggest thing her team help turn the Hawkeyes has to do is put together a around. Phillips was Iocomplete perforwa’s top finisher mance. She said in its first three ‘It’s just going to take patience and be positive her team has had events this spring, but she has since around this golf course and trust in their abilities.’ part of the team perform well on a failed to achieve — Shelby Phillips, junior golfer certain day when that task since another part does the BYU tournament. She finished tied for that’s just kind of how it not. For Menzel, the key is 44th with a three-round is but this is just how you finding that balance. “I think it’s sticking to the gain your confidence and total of 238 (22 over). Phillips said her confi- figure out who you are as basics,” the third-year head coach said. “It’s just going to dence isn’t at an all-time a golfer.” While Phillips said she’s take patience and be posihigh after the way she finished the regular season, trying to improve her long- tive around this golf course and it might be harder to game, some other fellow and trust in their abilities.” improve that level because of the added pressure of the conference tournament. “It does [make it harder to be confident],” Phillips said. “I’ve had a pretty good season, so I have to keep looking back at that and being like, ‘I can do it, and I believe in myself.’ “… I wish I had a little more confidence coming off this last week, but
to earn playing time is “much greater” than when he first came to Iowa City. Ferentz said on Wednesday that Saturday’s Spring Game won’t be entirely indicative of how he’ll organize the depth chart for fall camp in August. He said the coaching staff will likely take time to evaluate before cementing players at certain positions. “Our big focus in finishing this week [is] doing the best we can to have our team improve,” Ferentz said. “We’ll just give it some thought after this week and try to do what’s best for the program moving forward.”
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Hawks to face on Indiana Barring bad weather, the Iowa softball team is set to compete in a three-game series this weekend in Bloomington, Ind., against Indiana. It will be battle of two teams near the bottom of the Big Ten; thej Hoosiers have a 14-33-1 record, and the Hawkeyes sit at 13-25-1. The two teams have not yet met this season, though Iowa does hold a 60-35-1 alltime record against the Hoosiers. Going 3-2-1 in their last six games, Iowa has slightly improved over a horrendous middle of the season in which at one point they had gone 1-9. Their bats have been especially hot — they walloped 4 home runs against Iowa State, but that only forced a 6-6 tie on Wednesday in a game in Ames called after five innings because of darkness. The bad news for the Hawkeyes is that they haven’t fared well away from home: The Hawks are a lowly 5-13-1 away from Pearl Field this season. If Iowa sweeps the Hoosiers, head coach Marla Looper will reach 100 career victories. Currently, she has a 97-99-1 record.
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Spring Game nears
— by Jordan Hansen
The Iowa team huddles after the top of the fifth inning during the second game against Northwestern at Pearl Softball Field on April 5. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock)
Atwood chooses Arizona State over Iowa After a grueling recruitment delayed his long-awaited decision, highly rated junior-college forward Willie Atwood on Thursday afternoon announced he will attend Arizona State. Atwood averaged 20.8 points for Connors State College in Oklahoma this past season. His performance in 2013-14 also earned him a spot on the junior college All-American third team — the same recognition recent Iowa signee Trey Dickerson received. The two junior-college standouts are said to be close friends, and Dickerson was a big part of Iowa’s attempt to lure the forward to Iowa City. “Willie and I have a very tight relationship. We talk every day — two or three times a day we talk,” Dickerson told The Daily Iowan on March 25. ”I’ve been recruiting him to come to Iowa because I know Atwood it’s a good fit for Recruit both of us. We can really use him and his toughness next year at the 4-man spot.” Atwood’s decision to attend Arizona State means Fran McCaffery still has two remaining scholarships for the upcoming season, if he chooses to use them. Iowa is rumored to be in talks with Cole Huff (12.4 points per game in 2013-14), a transfer from the University of Nevada. Numerous media reports say Huff is scheduled to visit Iowa City on May 2. Atwood’s choice also means Iowa still has a large void to fill at the power forward position after Zach McCabe’s and Melsahn Basabe’s graduation.
Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock looks for a pass in Kinnick Stadium during the Spring Game on April 27, 2013. The Iowa offense won, 61-37. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)
Greg Davis said Jake Rudock is ‘the guy,’ which means the rest of the offense should look comfortable and fluid this Saturday during the Spring Game. By Cody Goodwin firstname.lastname@example.org
On the first day of 2014, after Iowa lost to LSU in the Outback Bowl, 21-14, head coach Kirk Ferentz made it seem as if there would be an off-season quarterback competition, pitting Jake Rudock against backup C.J. Beathard. Nearly 112 days later, that competition — at least in the eyes of offensive coordinator Greg Davis — effectively came to an end. “You know, the No. 2 quarterback is the most popular guy on any campus or any NFL team in the country,” Davis said on Wednesday. “And we are very pleased with C.J. “But, we feel like at this point, Jake is definitely the guy.”
This should be good news as the Iowa football team prepares for its Spring Game, set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kinnick Stadium. The scrimmage will conclude the Hawkeyes’ slate of spring practices for 2014. It’s good news because naming a starter at quarterback will allow for the Hawkeye offense to progress even further during the off-season program. It means the most important piece is in place, and the rest of the players won’t have to worry about who’s handing or throwing the ball to them. Fans of the Black and Gold will get their first glimpse of what the Iowa offense will look like at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. Almost every skill-position player on the offense is healthy and improving — especially in the receiving corps, which has seen some
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Iowa Football Spring Game, presented by Coke Zero When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Kinnick Stadium Watch: Big Ten Network slight changes in the depth chart since the spring first began. Most notably, Derrick Willies, a redshirt freshman, cracked the most recent depth chart behind Tevaun Smith at split end. Even more, Matt VandeBerg is listed behind Kevonte Martin-Manley, while JaSee football, 8
Golfers head to Big Tens Following a tough season, the Iowa women’s golf team tries to find a spark for the Big Ten Tournament. By Danny Payne
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QUOTED The following are a series of tweets from Iowa men’s basketball recruit Trey Dickerson (@Dat_boy_TD) after Willie Atwood chose to play basketball at Arizona State: “W – O – W” — April 24, 2:45 p.m. “Idc how nobody takes it I feel betrayed” — April 24, 3:20 p.m. “Bout to go workout man I’m hella mad” — April 24, 3:32 p.m.
SCOREBOARD MLB Arizona 5, Chicago Cubs 2 NY Mets 4, St. Louis 1 Minnesota 9, Tampa Bay 7 Cleveland 5, Kansas City 1 Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 1 Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 4 San Diego 4, Washington 3 Baltimore 11, Toronto 4 NY Yankees 14, Boston 5 Oakland 10, Houston 1 Philadelphia 7, LA Dodgers 3
Heller’s options were limited. He could go with sophomore Blake Hickman, a heralded catching prospect
Arguably Iowa’s best golfer this season, freshman Jessie Sindlinger admitted she has had a bit of nervousness running through her veins as she preps for the Big Ten women’s golf tourney, scheduled to begin today. Sindlinger is coming off a 19-over-par finish at Iowa’s last event, the Sindlinger Buckeye Invitational. Freshman Iowa finished eighth in the 12-team field. If anything, the nerves are warranted. The Charles City native said the tournament, which is set to be held in French Lick, Ind., is going to be the biggest event she has ever played in. “A little bit,” Sindlinger said about her expected nervousness. “I’ll be excited and just try to play off of the nerves.” That boost from the nerves certainly wouldn’t hurt Iowa. The Hawkeyes haven’t had an easy go of it this spring. Percentage-wise, head coach Megan Menzel’s squad’s best finish came at the
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Iowa catcher Jimmy Frankos receives a pitch at Duane Banks Field on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Iowa lost against Western Illinois in extra innings 8-6. (The Daily Iowan/Valerie Burke)
With Trevor Kenyon’s injury, Jimmy Frankos has provided a life for Iowa. By Jacob Sheyko email@example.com
If not for Jimmy Frankos, Iowa baseball’s April 5 matchup with Indiana could have been the beginning of the Hawkeyes’ downfall. On a groundball to the Indiana’s third baseman, then-starting catcher Trevor Kenyon tried to reach third safely. However, when he slid, he felt a pain in his left knee.
That pain was slight tear in his left PCL, forcing Kenyon to miss a significant amount of time. But what Iowa has received in return from Frankos has been more than enough for the Hawkeyes to stay afloat. “It’s been awesome; he’s stepped up and played extremely well,” head coach Rick Heller said. “He’s taken the opportunity he has and made the most of it.” When Kenyon went down,
Iowa baseball vs. South Dakota State When: 6 p.m. today Where: Banks Field Watch: Big Ten Digital Network