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On Iowa priced at $250K With costly features, the second year of On Iowa meets mixed reviews.

$250,000 On Iowa! Budget


By Anna Theodosis The On Iowa program kicked off its second year this weekend, showering roughly 4,500 first-year students with giveaways, concerts, fireworks, and more. The three days of programming came with a hefty price tag. This year’s budget for the welcome program was set at around $250,000. University of Iowa officials said some funds from the $250 student enrollment fee were designated for the program. The four most costly expenses were free T-shirts for students costing approximately $21,250, payment for student leaders adding up to about $16,000, and Friday and Saturday night entertainment and food totaling up to roughly $25,000. Andrew Beckett — an assistant dean in the Provost’s Office who works on retention issues — said compared with the work being done for On Iowa, the budget could have been larger. “The one thing I can emphasize is [the budget] is


By Matt Starns

For t-shirts. 5,000 at $4.25 each

$16K pay for 160 student leaders

*Costs estimated Source: Andrew Beckett, assistant dean in the Provost’s Office

actually pretty low,” he said. “That’s because of all the time and effort people volunteer.” Beckett said even with high costs, the benefits to students are irreplaceable. “[The purpose of On Iowa is] to really help students get academically ready for college but probably more

The Class of 2016 takes a class photo in Kinnick Stadium on Aug. 17. OnIowa is in its second year of operation. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh) importantly making social connections to students,” he said. “Prior to the program three years ago, students were moving in Saturday, convocation on Sunday, and starting classes on Monday.” Some participants of OnIo-

wa said the social benefit and free stuff outweighed other activities. “The only reason I went back is to get names [of people in my group],” said UI freshman Austin Schaub. “…

Law enforcement officials and legislators say it’s difficult to keep up with manufacturers of synthetic drugs.

State and federal legislators said they are finding it difficult to combat the spread of new synthetic drug derivatives, despite recent legislation banning the active ingredients in many of these drugs. President Obama signed a bill into law on July 9 that outlawed 31 compounds used in the manufacturing of synthetic drugs. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the bill in March 2011 to ban chemicals combined to produce synthetic drugs. The list of banned compounds includes variations on the active ingredients in K2 and other synthetic marijuana products, as well as





Sunny, mostly calm.

Lawmakers say recent legislation has failed to stem the spread of synthetic marijuana and bath salts. Recent legislative action: • The Iowa Legislature passed a ban on some ingredients used to manufacture synthetic drugs on May 25. • Federal legislators banned some synthetic-drug ingredients July 9.

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several synthetic cathinones — active ingredients in “bath salts,” drugs designed to mimic the effects of methamphetamine and cocaine. Sen. Bob Dvorsky, D-Coralville, said lawmakers are at a disadvantage when it comes to fighting the

See Shooting, 8A

Kinnick to get greener

The Office of Sustainability, ECO Hawk, and Delta Tau Delta are partnering for this incentive to increase recycling at Hawkeye sporting events.

Synthetic-Drug Legislation

All three people of interest in the Aug. 16 shooting at Breckenridge Trailer Court are being held at the Johnson County Jail as of Sunday evening. Norman Dudley, 20 turned himself into the Johnson County Jail as confirmed by jail officials at approximately 9 p.m.; he is being held on a $25,000 cash bond. His initial court appearance is scheduled for 8 a.m. today. Dudley is being charged with possession of a controlled substance. According to an Iowa City police complaint, John Mulbah, 20, 1305 Sunset St. Apt. 7, was charged Aug. 13 with a controlled-substance violation after he allegedly sold approximately 10.1 grams of cocaine base to an undercover Division of Narcotics Enforcement special agent. Mulbah is being held on a $50,000 bond. The shooting occurred approximately 7 p.m. Aug. 16 during an undercover Division of Narcotics Enforcement operation at a trailer in Breckenridge Trailer Court. One man, Ivan

See On Iowa!, 8A

Officials eye synthetic drugs By Matt Starns

Shooting suspects jailed

All three suspects in the Breckenridge Trailer Court shooting are in custody at the Johnson County Jail as of Sunday evening.

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Scooby Snax Potpourri (pictured) is one of the available brands of the synthetic drugs. Officials have seen an increase in violent events related to synthetic drugs in Iowa City, and they expect a spike in such incidents now that students have returned to campus. (The Daily Iowan/Juan Carlos Herrera) recent outbreak of synthetic drugs. “We’re at the bottom of the learning curve,” he said, noting synthetic drug manufacturers’ ability to easily change the chemical makeup of the drug to circumvent the law. “All we [can] do is follow the trends, see what’s out there, and make the ones we’re aware of illegal.”

The Iowa Legislature passed a law similar to the federal bill on May 25, making it illegal in Iowa to possess, manufacture, or distribute these types of drugs. Dave Dvorsky, an assistant director of Johnson County Ambulance Service, said he has seen an influx of calls for synthetic drugs lately. See Synthetic, 8A

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Kinnick Stadium is going to look a bit greener this semester, and not because of any thunderstorm. The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability has teamed up with the Athletics Department, ECO Hawk student organization, and Delta Tau Delta fraternity to begin an incentive that will allow Hawkeye fans to recycle their tailgating and concession trash. Recycling stations will be placed at the gates of Kinnick Stadium for tailgating materials and inside for concession waste. These stations will be operated by volunteers who See Sustainability, 8A

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New cell site pops up The new cell site on top of Slater Residence Hall cost approximately $450,000. By Eric Clark

Kinnick Stadium is just one location where University of Iowa students with U.S. Cellular service will notice greater coverage this fall. In an effort to satisfy customers and increase the speed and ease of cellphone use in the Iowa City area, U.S. Cellular has installed a new $450,000 cell site on top of Slater Residence Hall. The cell site construction began on May 16, and was completed on July 29. It went online on Aug. 9. The cell site is not the first to be installed on the UI campus. A site sits on top of Mayflower Residence Hall, and more cell sites may pop up on campus in the future. “We discussed a handful of possible locations in the past,” said Jeffrey Aaberg, the director of facilities and operations for UI Housing and Dining. “We’re considering installing a tower on top of Burge in the future, due to a cou-

ple dead spots in the area.” U.S. Cellular Central Region Project Manager Shaun Hemsted said the large number of students living on the West Campus played a major role in the decision to install the site on Slater. “Capacity is a significant factor when we decide where to put new cell sites,” Hemsted said. “We expect our customers’ data use will continue to grow, which creates the need for a new site on campus.” Aaberg said the process of planning the project was “multi-tiered” and a large review team collectively decided on the location of the cell site. The new cell site and installation cost approximately $450,000; it will increase the quality of 4G LTE coverage in Iowa City. The addition of the cell site brings the total number of U.S. Cellular sites in Iowa to more than 790. “At U.S. Cellular, we know your phone simplifies and enhances your life,

so we provide cutting-edge devices and a high-speed nationwide network,” said Don Cochran, U.S. Cellular’s director of sales in Iowa, in a press release. U.S. Cellular representatives have not fielded many complaints regarding service around Slater, but Hemsted said customer feedback plays a large role in making decisions. While the cell site will provide greater coverage to students living on the West Campus, at least one student has never ran into any problems. “I lived there last year, and I never had any problems with service, even in the basement,” said UI sophomore Bailey Gilbertson, a U.S. Cellular customer. The new cell site will also bring relief to the network problems that typically arise in and around Kinnick Stadium during Hawkeye football games. Brad O’Meara, a manager of the UI ITS physical infrastructure team, ac-

Man charged with domestic-abuse assault

Man charged with attempting to escape

Cell sites on the UI campus The newest cell site — located on Slater — went online Aug. 9. •Mayflower •Slater •Potentially Burge in the future Source: Shaun Hemsted, U.S. Cellular central region project manager

knowledged that students do occasionally complain about service. “We do receive some complaints,” he said. “This varies because each carrier’s services, and each device can vary building to building.” U.S. Cellular is not the only provider who is working to expand and increase the quality of its coverage in Iowa. Verizon Wireless has provided Iowa City users with 4G LTE coverage since 2011. Karen Smith, a Verizon representative, said its 4G LTE network recently expanded coverage from I-380 to Cedar Rapids, and Lake Macbride.

METRO Area woman charged in UIHC incident

A Coralville woman has been accused of punching a nurse in the face. Ashley Cluney, 19, was charged Aug. 15 with assault causing injury on a peace officer and disorderly conduct. According to a University of Iowa police complaint, Cluney was in the UI Hospitals and Clinics, where her 2-month-old baby was being treated. The complaint said she was informed that her daughter was being taken into state custody, and she became angry. Cluney started to yell and curse at the people in the room, the complaint said. When a nurse tried to calm her down, Cluney allegedly punched her in the left eye with a closed fist. The complaint said UIHC security had to confine Cluney to a chair to prevent her from causing further injuries. Assault causing injury on a peace officer is an aggravated misdemeanor. Disorderly conduct is a serious misdemeanor. — by Matt Starns

A Burlington man has been accused of assaulting a woman at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Michael Garcia, 24, was charged Aug. 17 with domestic-abuse assault impeding normal breathing. According to a UI police complaint, Garcia woke up the mother of his child — who was sleeping in her room at the hospital — by pulling her hair. The complaint said she tried to scratch Garcia’s face to get away, and he allegedly bit her on the arm. She told police officials he put his hand around her throat and started to choke her, making it difficult for her to breathe. Garcia allegedly yelled at the officer who arrived on the scene and allegedly argued about being arrested. Garcia also reportedly admitted to being intoxicated. Domestic-abuse assault impeding normal breathing is an aggravated misdemeanor. — by Matt Starns

A Wapello, Iowa, man has been accused of trying to escape from police custody. Shawn Tipps, 20, was charged Aug. 16 with escape or absence from custody. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Tipps allegedly told officers he had to vomit. The patrol car door was opened, according to the report, and Tipps told police officials, “I can’t puke sitting down.” The complaint said Tipps was then allowed to stand with assistance. He told the officer supporting him, “I can’t puke with you hanging onto me,” the complaint said. Tipps was allowed to stand unassisted, the complaint said, and he stood bent over for a moment, then began to run away from officers. Tipps was recaptured in front of the Sheriff’s Office. Escape or absence from custody is a serious misdemeanor. — by Matt Starns

Man charged with controlled substance violation

A local man has been accused of possessing prescription pills without a prescription.

Calvin Lacey, 18, 2030 Hannah Jo Court, was charged Aug. 15 with a controlled-substance violation. According to a North Liberty police complaint, police officials responded to a call about loud music coming from a pickup truck. The complaint said the caller suspected the vehicle’s occupants to be smoking marijuana. Upon arrival, the complaint said, the officer made contact with Lacey, who reportedly gave his consent for the officer to search the truck. The officer located a black bag that allegedly contained a gold wristwatch, a gold ring, and two clear plastic bags containing two different types of pills. According to the complaint, the pills were identified as Oxycodone, a Schedule-II controlled substance, and hydrocodone, a Schedule-III controlled substance. He allegedly told the officer he would give the pills to friends if asked but hadn’t yet. The complaint said Lacy had possessed the pills for two days. A controlled-substance violation is a Class-C felony. — by Matt Starns

BLOTTER Jessica Albrecht, 19, London, Iowa, was charged Aug. 19 with interference with official acts, public intoxication, and obstructing an officer. Nick Alvarez, 23, Coralville, was charged Aug. 17 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Thomas Anderson, 25, 153 S. Scott Blvd., was charged Aug. 19 with public intoxication and assault causing injury. Bradley Bagus, 20, 430 N. Dubuque St., was charged Aug. 18 with keeping a disorderly house and obstructing an officer Keisha Ballard, 26, Hills, was charged Aug. 17 with OWI and driving with a revoked license. Andrew Becker, 18, 4604 Dryden Court, was charged Aug. 19 with driving with a suspended or canceled license. John Benz, 21, 510 S. Johnson St. Apt. 3, was charged Aug. 17 with public intoxication. Anthony Berns-Leone, 20, 314 N. Dubuque St., was charged Aug. 18 with keeping a disorderly house. Case Bieri, 19, 278 E. Court St. Apt. 302, was charged Aug. 16 with PAULA. Jackson Brokaw, 20, 409 S. Dodge St. Apt. 1, was charged Aug. 16 with PAULA. Matthew Brow, 19, 505 E. Burlington St. Apt. 15C, was charged Aug. 19 with public intoxication. Schyler Brumm, 19, 409 S. Dodge St. Apt. 7, was charged Aug. 16 with PAULA. Kaitlin Busch, 22, Muscatine, was charged Aug. 19 with driving with a suspended or canceled license. Heidi Butler, 63, 403 Westwinds

Drive, was charged Aug. 15 with criminal trespass and fifth-degree theft. Jonathan Cahalan, 25, 1040 S. Jones Blvd., was charged Aug. 19 with driving while barred. Brady Christians, 24, 2714 Ferndale Drive, was charged Aug. 18 with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Heather Conley, 34, Anamosa, was charged Aug. 18 with fifth-degree theft. Caitlin Connolly, 18, Hawk Ridge Drive Apt. 2311, was charged Aug. 18 with PAULA. Lucas Connor, 23, Muscatine, was charged Aug. 12 with public intoxication. Jordan Deisbeck, 18, Waterloo, was charged Aug. 17 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Alexander Denny, 19, 17 S. Governor St., was charged Aug. 19 with keeping a disorderly house. Thomas Donner, 18, 500 N. Clinton St. Apt. 4204, was charged Aug. 17 with PAULA and possession of an open alcohol container in public. Tyler Doran, 24, Coralville, was charged Aug. 16 with OWI. David Eaton, 47, 15 Forest Glenn, was charged Aug. 18 with domestic-abuse assault causing injury. Adrian Fonseca, 503 N. Van Buren St., was charged Aug. 16 with keeping a disorderly house. Kevin Fountain, 50, 1229 Burns Ave., was charged Aug. 15 with OWI. Timothy Frye, 42, address unknown, was charged Aug. 18 with second-offense public intoxication. Alexander Ginsberg, 21, 820 Iowa Ave. Apt. B, was charged

Aug. 18 with keeping a disorderly house. Marian Good, 2426 Aster Ave., was charged Aug. 15 with fourth-degree theft. Michael Grzeda, 19, Lemont, Ill., was charged Aug. 17 with PAULA. Jessica Habner, 20, 130 Paddock Drive, was charged Aug. 18 with driving with a suspended or canceled license. Tressa Hart, 20, Wheatland, Iowa, was charged Aug. 18 with presence in a bar after hours. Kaleb Hayes, 19, 319 N. Linn St., was charged Aug. 18 with keeping a disorderly house. James Heath, 20, 813 Willow St., was charged Aug. 19 with PAULA and possession of an open alcohol container in public. Dakota Heim, 19, 225 Church St., was charged Aug. 15 with keeping a disorderly house. Deonte Hines, 25, Clinton, was charged Aug. 18 with interference with official acts. Ian Hoby, 19, 225 Church St., was charged Aug. 15 with keeping a disorderly house. Samuel Hoeger, 19, 225 Church St., was charged Aug. 15 with keeping a disorderly house. Kelly Hogan, 20, 325 E. College St. Apt. 1627, was charged Aug. 19 with PAULA. Mitchell Horras, 20, 505 E. Burlington St. Apt. 13B, was charged Aug. 17 with interference with official acts, public intoxication, PAULA, and possession of an open alcohol container in public. John Horvath, 19, 500 S. Gilbert St. Apt. 12, was charged Aug. 16 with PAULA. Adam Ivancich, 20, Glenellyn, Ill., was charged Aug. 19 with PAULA and possession of an open

alcohol container in public. Heather Johnson, 24, 612 S. Van Buren St., was charged Aug. 15 with fifth-degree theft. Pricilla Kaysen, 19, Hiawatha, Iowa, was charged Aug. 16 with driving with a suspended or canceled license. Cody Knaack, 21, 410 Iowa Ave. Apt. 2, was charged Aug. 17 with smoking in a prohibited area. Patrick Koutnik, 19, 512 N. Gilbert St., was charged Aug. 16 with public intoxication. Robert Lashbrook, 18, Grayslake, Ill., was charged Aug. 17 with PAULA. Jamel Lawson, 21, Coralville, was charged Aug. 18 with OWI. Bradley Levinson, 19, 707 N. Dubuque St. Apt. 2, was charged Aug. 17 with public intoxication. Collin Lewey, 19, 225 Church St., was charged Aug. 15 with keeping a disorderly house. Patrick Lewis, 26, Coralville, was charged Aug. 17 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Alexis Liamas, 20, 114 E. Fairchild St., was charged Aug. 19 with possession of a ficticious driver’s license and presence in a bar after hours. Jacob Losch, 19, 17 S. Governor St., was charged Aug. 19 with keeping a disorderly house. Kyle Luzzi, 21, 516 S. Van Buren St., was charged Aug. 16 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Coleman Lydon, 21, 618 Iowa Ave. Apt. 1, was charged Aug. 17 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Richard Marks, 19, 225 Church St., was charged Aug. 15 with keeping a disorderly house.

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Helmet program sparks head start Helmets can range from $45$125, one MopedU employee said. By Stacey Murray

The HeadStrong program to provide moped helmets free for University of Iowa students is in its final leg as officials try to distribute the remaining helmets from the spring campaign. The program — which began in April but won’t renew its campaign this fall with a new push — provides free helmets in exchange for a signed pledge to wear one. Head Strong’s has been supported through recruiting students who do wear helmets to encourage those who don’t to start. “We wanted it to come from peer agents,” said Tanya Villhauer, the Health Iowa coordinator. “We wanted to debunk the excuses.” The UI Student Health Service used its own budget to provide the cranial-safety measures from funds that had been set aside. With nearly 125 helmets sold and roughly 20 left, the program hopes to have increased awareness in students and have succeeded as shown by its own data gathering. Each helmet cost $20, bringing the total cost to $3,000. The entire HeadStrong program cost officials approximately $4,000 to $5,000; participants were also provided T-shirts. Student Health officials say there was a slight increase in the number of students wearing helmets after the push began, and the goal is to chip away at the remaining number of students who don’t wear a helmet. Villhauer said students often use their justifications on why they don’t wear the helmets. The

reasons range from lack of storage for helmets to the most common rationalization: helmets are too expensive for the “poor college kids” who need them. This is where MopedU and the HeadStrong program come into place. The program only requires a signed pledge in exchange for a possibly life saving precaution, all for free. “Honestly, the biggest barrier is the cost of getting a helmet,” said Tommy Le, a MopedU employee. Le said helmets can run a student anywhere from $45 to $125, often more than what the average college student is willing to spend. Although many aspire to push more people to wear helmets, as Villhauer noted, there are students wearing helmets on their mopeds. “I’ve seen an increase in people wearing helmets. Many even rent them,” Le said. Although officials won’t renew the program, there are still helmets available from the ongoing campaign. The vouchers can be redeemed at MopedU, located in the Old Capitol Town Center. George Etre, owner of Takanami and Formosa, sponsored a memorial last month for Caroline Found, an Iowa City teenager who


was killed roughly a year ago in a moped accident. Etre feels strongly on the subject of helmets for those who chose to ride around campus. “Me, personally, I think there is a huge issue to be addressed,” he said. With no helmet-law requirements in Iowa, students without these safety measures run only health-related risks; they have no legal obligations to protect themselves. The bill by Found’s friends never passed , but the spirit of the bill remains, and Etre carries this spirit. “It’s a no-brainer,” he said. “You need a helmet.”

Moped Helmets UI Student Health has created an opportunity to provide helmets free for students. • Moped helmets range from $45-$125. • The state of Iowa does not have a law requiring helmets, permitting people to go without. • Student Health has no plans to renew the effort

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Incoming freshmen Steven Davis, Kyle Small, Joe Kerkhoven, and Kyle Baum play a game of 2-on-2 basketball on the courts behind Burge on Sunday. Roughly 4,500 freshmen arrived on the university campus over the past few days. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley)

Woman faces OWI charge

A local woman has been accused of running into a city street sign with her vehicle. Cindy Dreher, 52, 1925 Meadow Ridge Lane, was charged Aug. 17 with third-offense OWI. According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers received a call by a neighbor, who reportedly told police she observed Dreher

hit the sign while driving her car. The complaint said officers arrived on thescene to find Dreher in the passenger seat of her husband’s car. He told officers Dreher had been driving her car. The complaint said Dreher was unable and unwilling to perform field sobriety tests and exhibited signs of intoxication, including watery eyes and a lack of balance. Dreher’s husband reportdly told police his wife has a drinking

problem and had previous OWI convictions. According to the complaint, a check showed previous OWI convictions for Dreher in 2003, 2006, and 2008. The complaint also said her license is revoked because of previous OWI offenses. Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony. — by Matt Starns


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While you were away By Benjamin Evans


Talk to your neighbors before calling the police department The Iowa City City Council will consider for the first time an ordinance amending disorderly house violations on Tuesday. The amendment aims to make a disorderly house a municipal infraction that allows officers to issue civil citations to all tenants in the residence. If passed, tenants found keeping a disorderly house (a loud, raucous residence) can be issued civil citations, even if criminal charges are never filed against them. This amendment comes as a result of police officers being unable to hand out citations because tenants keeping a disorderly house refuse to open their doors to accept the criminal charges filed against them. The amendment might be a good measure to take if there weren’t a number of ways the Iowa City police and neighbors disturbed by disorderly houses could resolve the issues before having to hand out citations to disorderly tenants — but there are. The steps to resolve a disorderly house issue are outlined in the guide “Neighborhood Calming,” which has been made available by the Iowa City Office of Neighborhood Services. Filing a complaint is the fifth step on that guide to conflict resolution. Talking with a problem neighbor is strongly encouraged, as is talking with surrounding neighbors and the landlord about the problem property to verify that the residence represents a continued disturbance, according to the guide. It is only when the problem neighbor has shown blatant disregard for any efforts to resolve the issue that police intervention and rental-permit sanctions should be sought. The police have also run the Party Patrol program

since 2010. The program began in response to concerns about increased activity in neighborhoods near downtown after the passage of the 21-only ordinance. Party Patrol deploys teams of officers in those neighborhoods to work proactively to respond specifically to “house parties and disorderly behavior,” as stated by a press release from the city. The program runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Iowa City has the means of resolving disorderly house violations. Even if criminal charges are never filed against the tenants of a disorderly house, it does not necessarily mean that the issue cannot be fixed. Furthermore, if the ordinance amends the disorderly house violation into a municipal infraction, what is to say the Party Patrol program won’t hand out citations to every house officers can hear from the street? The Daily Iowan reported in May that disorderly house charges have increased by 67.7 percent since the 21-ordinance, so clearly they continue to pose a problem to Iowa City neighborhoods. Yet the same report noted that alcohol-related crimes have decreased by almost 19 percent within the last two years. We should be able to communicate with one another as a community and have our interests and concerns expressed and understood by our neighbors. If people have expressed their disturbances to problem neighbors, and those neighbors continue to pose a problem, there are other means they can be brought to justice aside from imposing criminal charges. Your turn. Should the City Council amend the ordinance? Weigh in at


Hey, kiddos. Welcome back — I hope your respective summers were swinging with sultry circumstances. Too much alliteration? Fair enough, my fine fiends, but don’t turn the page just yet. There were a few things you missed while you were away. An interesting thing you missed while you were away is the construction. Yes, the University of Iowa is building a new residence hall west of the river near Hillcrest. It’s fantastic because, you know, the last dorm was built in 1968, and there are a massive number of freshmen strolling around the sidewalks. It’ll just be a little annoying for the residents of Slater, Quadrangle, and Hillcrest looking to sleep all day after a night spent drinking far too much alcohol because the construction will continue throughout the fall semester, as reported by The Daily Iowan. Speaking of alcohol, UI renewed its contract with Anheuser-Busch over the summer break. Now the new contract makes sure nothing like that can happen again — without the university’s permission, of course. The Tigerhawk logo can now share space with Anheuser-Busch logos such as Bud Light, Busch, and Natural Light (pick your favorite) as long as the phrase “Responsibility Matters” is also present. Whatever that means. And the university gets around $114 million through 2026. Don’t worry, though, UI isn’t selling its soul to the makers of Bud heavy — Busch officials will provide $43,000 for the UI’s Alcohol-Harm-Reduction Plan in the first year of the contract. So as you spend your first days on campus, enjoy yourself, and don’t forget to read up on the things that happened while you were away.

Time to go trayless By Katie Kuntz

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Romney ad bad Gov. Mitt Romney’s latest political advertisement about welfare reform is an outright lie, and, oh, by the way, a position Romney used to endorse. The new attack focuses on the Obama administration’s July decision to grant waivers to states under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families law. The waivers are designed to let states experiment to improve “welfare to work programs.” As the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities explains, they will actually strengthen welfare reform by shifting the focus of employment programs “from ‘process and bean counting’ (whether recipients participate in programs) to ’outcomes’ (whether they actually find and keep jobs).” As Steve Bensen of MSNBC states: “The law hasn’t been “gutted”; the work requirement hasn’t been “dropped.” Stations that air this ad are disseminating an obvious, demonstrable lie. As voters and taxpayers, we need to hear the truth. Shame on Romney and his minions for airing a blatantly false ad. Ursula Penix Muscatine, Iowa

Military spending crossed into immorality

The House of Representatives approved HR 5856 on July 19, appropriating $606 billion for the Pentagon. This includes $88 billion for our 11-year war in Afghanistan but does not include other war-related expenses, such as VA services for 400,000 PTSD-afflicted veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. The country with the next-largest military budget, China, recently announced a military budget of $106 billion, though the Pentagon says it’s really $160 billion. Well, let’s take the Pentagon’s word for it. After all, it must be right, because it’s the only federal agency that’s never been audited. So, every man, woman, and child’s share of the military budget will be $1,931 per year, and that’s too much. My proposal is, let’s have a military budget that’s TRIPLE the size of China’s — $480 billion. We would save $126 billion and still spend $1,530 per capita on military, versus $119 per capita in China. Our military spending does not buy us national security, and

it has crossed into immorality. Setting those two concerns aside (as it seems we have been all too willing to do), we cannot afford to throw money down the drain like this anymore. Tell Sens. Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley to vote no when the Pentagon spending bill comes to the Senate. Ed Flaherty Iowa City resident

Protest Paul Ryan Nearly two dozen members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund disrupted GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 13 to protest the Romney/Ryan budget plan, which would privatize Medicare and cut spending in order to pay for even more tax cuts for corporations and the super-rich. Two members unfurled a giant banner that read “communities before corporations” and held it in front of the stage before being removed from the area by Iowa State Patrol. Other members stood up and confronted Ryan on his bad budget proposals and told him to stop the war on the poor and middle class.

“Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are on a personal crusade to balance the budget on the backs of everyday people and hardworking families so their buddies on Wall Street can rake in even more corporate profits that they don’t need,” said Cherie Mortice, a retired public-school teacher from Polk County. “Romney and Paul want to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and other social programs so corporations and the super-rich can get more tax cuts, and that ain’t right.” “Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund members aren’t going to let that happen. We will stand and fight with our brothers and sisters across the country for a more just and democratic society that puts communities before corporations and people before profits.” Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund members fight for a fully funded, strong, and effective government that puts the interests of everyday people and hard-working families ahead of big-moneyed corporations. Adam Mason Statewide policy organizing director, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

The University Housing and Dining Services may make Hillcrest Dining Hall a tray-less marketplace this semester. This initiative has seen a great push in recent years, not only from internal sustainability cheerleaders but also from the sweeping trend of trayless dining halls that has been infecting colleges and universities across the nation. Kelsey Zlevor, the sustainability initiatives advocate for the University of Iowa Student Government, along with other UISG administrators, submitted a proposal last semester to Housing and Dining arguing that tray-less dining could help cut costs, cut waste, and even help cut the sizes on many students’ waistbands. “Students tend to rethink portion sizes when limited to only what they can carry in their hands [with only plates],” Zlevor said. She also noted that without trays, the university could see reductions in water and food waste. “Decomposing food waste produces methane — [a] greenhouse gas that is chiefly responsible for global warming,” Zelvor said. The Environmental Protection Agency also reports that methane emissions are a serious concern in the United States, because they are more than 20 times more effective in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, and they remain in the atmosphere for nine to 15 years. Zelvor and other members of the UISG are not the only ones who have made this argument. In fact, both of Iowa’s other regent universities have tray-less dining halls, along with many other schools in the nation, and they have seen results. Some of these universities were included in a study that showed an average reduction of waste anywhere from 25 to 30 percent per person, according to an Aramark study conducted in 2008. However, this has been an issue Housing and Dining has confronted for many years. In a survey of students living on campus in 2010, “LiveOn,” a University of Iowa newsletter, reported that 48 percent of students supported tray-less dining, and 47 percent did not. Housing and Dining should finally allow reason and data to win a debate against general lethargy.

Guest Column

Three exciting new initiatives from UISG As the University of Iowa Student Government president, I am excited about the start of the semester. Since assuming office, Vice President Jessie Tobin and I have worked tirelessly to accomplish our goals. In honor of the new school year, here are a few of the many initiatives in place that I would like to highlight: the textbook tax rebate, ChalkTalk, and our get-out-the-vote campaign. Textbooks are an essential item for all college students. This fall, UISG will launch an initiative to

increase students’ awareness of the sales-tax rebate for textbooks purchased at the University Bookstore. On any given textbook, the amount saved may be small, but in your eight semesters at Iowa, you could save hundreds of dollars through the rebate. It is very a simple process to receive the 7 percent rebate. First, keep your receipt from the University Bookstore. Then, visit our office (260B IMU), our website (, or stop by our booth at the Student Organization Fair on

Wednesday in Hubbard Park. We will assist you with the rebate form and provide an addressed envelope. The form and a stepby-step guide on how to fill out the rebate form is located on our website. Student government is committed to improving student organization outreach. This past June, we reintroduced ChalkTalk to the IMU, a popular promotional tool that existed before the flood. ChalkTalk is a chalkboard located in the IMU River Room entrance.

This is an innovative way for student organizations to post upcoming events and information. Student organizations don’t have to fill out a form or seek approval to post on the chalkboard. ChalkTalk removes the barriers for student organization to get the word out. Check it out, get creative, and inform others. UISG’s get-out-the-vote efforts began this past weekend at the OnIowa Engage Fair. In just a couple hours, we registered nearly 200 students to vote. Because Iowa is a

swing state, and the youth vote has the opportunity to affect the outcome of this election, it is more important than ever that you register to vote. If you are not registered to vote in Iowa, register to vote by visiting the Iowa secretary of State’s website ( In Iowa, you have 41 days to vote starting Sept. 27 by absentee ballot. Throughout the election season, we will inform you about how to register to vote, where satellite-voting locations are located, and where your Election

Day polling place is located. Our work does not stop with just these three initiatives. Most importantly, our door is always open to hearing your ideas and concerns. Email us, tweet at us (@UISG), or visit our office. We are always here to inform, improve, and affect your daily life on campus. As you begin your semester, make sure to save your textbook receipt, check out ChalkTalk, and register to vote. On Iowa! Go Hawks! Nicholas Pottebaum UISG President for more news

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City may tweak disorderly house proposal

Borlaug Opens

Iowa City city councilors plan to discuss a possible ordinance that would make a disorderly house a civil offense and result in a fine. By Brent Griffiths

A locked door. Currently, this barrier separates a loud residential party from being cited by the police as a disorderedly house. However, an ordinance that will appear in front of the Iowa City City Council on Tuesday would make a disorderly house a civil offense that could be enforced without opening the door to the police, and councilors say they are concerned. “[Disorderly houses] is a concern that needs to be addressed,” City Councilor Jim Throgmorton said. “I know from living in the North Side neighborhood for 20 years and having talks with people who live in other core neighborhoods that occasionally people will get loud and boisterous and drink, sometimes too much. They have also told me of specific houses and specific parties where this occurs. I like good parties, but it is important that they are conducted in a way that is compatible with the residential environment.” According to an Iowa City police report, officials issued 273 disorderly housing citations in 2010 and 244 in 2011. Stan Laverman, a city senior housing inspector, said the ordinance would create a process in which a founded complaint from police is forwarded to housing inspecting department. The enforcement would be a civil citation resulting in a fine of $750 for the first offense and $1,000 for subsequent offenses. A third offense could result in city staff asking said person’s landlord to seek eviction of all tenants cited, Laverman said. Housing inspectors

would request a copy of the Iowa City Information and Disclosure form, which has been required at the signing of a lease since 2003. Then, one citation of $750 would be issued to all tenants listed on the disclosure form for the first citation. If landowners are unable to provide the form, they may be cited, which would also count as the first strike to a reduced rental permit. Because tenants sign a lease binding them together, this makes it difficult to distinguish responsible tenants if not all were present during the time of the complaint. “A lease typically holds all tenants in common, much like this ordinance would,” Laverman said in an email. “As such, all tenants would be responsible for the actions taking place at their residence. That being said, I’m not a machine and will use my discretion as these citations move forward. Hopefully, the tenants responsible for the party will stand up at that time and pay the fine.” City Councilor Rick Dobyns said he is concerned about how it will

Disorderly houses ordinance Details of the proposal: • $750 for first offense • $1,000 for subsequent offenses • Landlord may be issued a citation if he or she fails to provide necessary forms • Iowa City police report 273 citations for a disorderly house were issued in 2010, the year that 21-ordinance went into effect, and 244 citations for 2011.

Source: City documents

affect privacy of the tenants involved, and if the police will be able to use the ordinance to enter the house regardless of if the tenants open the door. “My understanding of the law is that there has to be some justification before intrusion occurs,” he said. “[Disorderly houses] are a problem, but invasion of privacy is as well.” Citizens will have a chance to weigh in on the ordinance during the City Council meeting Tuesday. “I pay close attention to what people say or write, and if students or anyone else has concerns with the ordinance they need to convey them,” Throgmorton said.

Students gather in the Borlaug Elementary gymnasium for an assembly on the second day of school on Sunday. The new school opened last week. (The Daily Iowan/Ian Servin)

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While you were away

News there was a conflict of interest involving Iowa State University and AgriSol Energy Tanzania — the Tanzanian arm of Iowa firm AgriSol Energy. Rastetter is the cofounder and managing director of AgriSol. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board is expected to make a decision regarding the complaint on Thursday. — by Kristen East

‘American Idol’ auditions held President Barack Obama kisses wife Michelle Obama before his speech to a crowd of around 3,000 in the Village of East Davenport on Aug. 15. (The Daily Iowan/Jacklyn Couppee)

Obama campaigns in Iowa for fifth time

President Obama campaigned in Iowa for the fifth time this year as part of a three-day statewide tour. More than 3,000 people gathered Aug. 15 in the Village of East Davenport to support Obama in his campaign for re-election. He told the crowd despite the strides he and his administration have taken, there is still more to be done. “That journey we started back in 2008 — it’s not finished,” Obama said. “We’ve got unfinished business to attend to. I’m asking you to help finish what we started and help bring about the change that is going to make America live up to its promise, not just for this generation but for generations to come. That is why I am running for second term as president of the United States.”

Obama criticized Mitt Romney’s economic policies, saying his opponent’s plans are the wrong way to go about the issues. “[Romney’s] vision’s wrong,” he said. “We don’t agree with it.” Obama also stopped at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 13. — by Anna Theodosis

Locals and out-of-towners gathered as early as midnight Aug. 14 in Hubbard Park to audition for the 12th season of “American Idol.” Auditions lasted from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Iowa City was one of 10 small towns planned for the tour. Katie Fennelly, a senior producer for “American Idol,” said the show had some time before big-city auditions and decided to do something new before the new judges were announced. for more news

Contestants who move on in the first round will perform for the executive producers and audition in front of the celebrity judges. — by Jordyn Reiland

VP hopeful Paul Ryan stops at Iowa State Fair

Paul Ryan, the presumptive vice-presidential candidate for the GOP, made a stop at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 13. The visit came two days after presumptive GOP presidential nominee and former Gov. Mitt Romney appointed Ryan as his running mate. Ryan was accompanied on the Iowa State Fair Soapbox stage by Gov. Terry Branstad. Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman and chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee, criticized President Obama for how he’s handled the economy since assuming the presidency. “President Obama has given us four years of trillion dollars of federal deficits,” Ryan said.

Protesters removed from regents’ meeting at UNI

A group of protesters was removed from the state Board of Regents meeting Aug. 3 at the University of Northern Iowa after interrupting the regents with concerns about an ethics complaint filed against Regent President Pro Tem Bruce Rastetter earlier this summer. The Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement filed an ethics complaint against Rastetter with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, maintaining

DES MOINES — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivers a campaign speech in the auditorium of Central Campus High School on Aug. 8. (The Daily Iowan/Ian Servin) “It is making matters worse, and it is spinning our children into a diminished future.” — by Kristen East

UNI President Ben Allen to retire

State Board of Regents President Craig Lang announced Aug. 3 that University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen plans to retire from his position no later than July 1, 2013. The state Board of Regents met at UNI on Aug. 2 and 3. “The board is most proud and appreciative of Ben’s leadership role in Iowa’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiative and his extraordinary work in leading UNI through significant economic challenges,” Lang said. The regents appointed Allen UNI president in April 2006. — by Kristen East

FEMA sides with UI following audit Contestants audition for the upcoming season of “American Idol” in Hubbard Park on Aug. 14. The contestants performed in front of the show’s executive producers; they will later perform for the judges if accepted. (The Daily Iowan/Jessica Payne)

State and university officials released statements Aug. 2 in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency formally siding with the University of Iowa on funding for 2008 flood-recov-

ery efforts. A federal audit released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General on June 19 recommended the decision to replace three flood-damaged buildings on the UI campus be reversed. “We audited the Federal Emergency Management Administration Region VII’s decisions to fund the replacement, rather than the repair, of flood-damaged buildings at the UI,” the report said. “We initiated this audit based on an anonymous complaint we received that FEMA Region VII did not correctly decide to replace university buildings.” UI President Sallly Mason released a statement saying she was pleased with FEMA’s response to the audit. “Speaking for the entire university, particularly our 31,000 students, we are very pleased with the forceful reaffirmation from FEMA’s national leadership to replace Hancher, the [music building], and Art Building East,” Mason said in a press release. “We continue to be extremely grateful and thankful for the support of Gov. Branstad, our Congressional delegation, the Board of Regents, and the Office of Iowa Homeland Security.” for more news


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High-school press group gets new head

Paul Jensen, the internship coordinator for the UI School of Journalism, will take over as the director of the Iowa High School Press Association effective immediately. By Cassidy Riley

The Iowa High School Press Association and Iowa Journalist will see a few familiar faces and a bit of a shakeup in leadership this year. D a v i d Schwartz, 38, resigned from his post as an adjunct professor Schwartz and director former director of the Iowa High School Press Association last week to enroll as a fulltime student in the University of Iowa’s doctoral program to earn a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communications. “It’s surreal. It really is,” Schwartz said. “I’m constantly alternating between excitement and anxiety. [It’s] almost like a trade. They give us an incredible education and training [at the UI], and we pay for it in terms of service to the university and to the faculty.” Paul Jensen, the J-School’s internship and job-placement coordinator, will take Schwartz’s position effective immediately. “It’s a nifty opportunity to try something different,” he said. “I love a challenge.” Jensen, who spent 34 years in the journalism and photojournalism field, said he is excited about what his experience and connection to the field will bring to his new job as director. Jensen has also been the executive editor for

Dave Schwartz Schwartz resigned from his post as director of the Iowa High School Press Association to enroll as a full-time student in the UI’s journalism Ph.D. program. • Age: 38 • Job before becoming association director: managing editor for Shaw Media Group outside of Chicago • Became association director in 2007 • Undergraduate studies: journalism and mass communications at the UI • Master’s in news administration from Northwestern University

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the Iowa Journalist newsletter. While Jensen will maintain his role as the internship and job placement coordinator, Schwartz will now take over as the editor of the Iowa Journalist. The J-School’s top official said a doctoral degree in journalism has value in today’s society. David Perlmutter, the director of the School of

Journalism and Mass Communication, said earning a Ph.D. in journalism will surely help Schwartz in his future endeavors. “Today, a doctoral degree, no matter what you plan to do, can be extremely helpful,” he said. Schwartz has worked at the UI in several capacities since 2007. He has primarily worked as the director

of the Iowa High School Press Association, organizing conferences and helping high-school journalists grow in their craft. “[As director], you are an advocate and a voice for high-school media across the state,” he said. As director, Schwartz organized large state conferences for high-school journalists with as many

as 30 different speakers and advocated for the role of journalism in the state curriculum. Schwartz began teaching as an adjunct instructor in 2008 at the J-School, and he is the sportswriting coach for The Daily Iowan. Schwartz hopes to one day become a college professor, but says he will continue to assist in research

and give back to the university as a fulltime student as well as maintain his job as the sportswriting coach at the DI. “I’m unsure about where I’ll end up, but my goal is to teach and to write,” he said. “I’m excited for my three kids to see their dad learn and help them see that learning is a lifelong process.”

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On Iowa!

Continued from 1A it was a pretty fun way to meet people who weren’t in my dorm. If it weren’t for the social aspect, I might have ditched. The free candy was a plus.” Other students said the programming was too lengthy. “I thought [OnIowa]


Continued from 1A “There definitely has been a peak in interest, if you will, which has yielded calls for us,” he said. “We have been seeing more than before.” Dvorsky also said the Ambulance Service has learned to look for synthetic drugs when they get a call for violent or psychotic behavior — something that he said is rather common with individuals who


continued from 1A Carl Hardemon, 24, was pronounced dead after the shooting. Another, Demarco Dudley, 22, was injured in the shooting. Officials said his injuries were not for more news

dragged on,” said UI freshman Grant Grainger. “The [portion] on the field dragged on, and we didn’t need to hear all the speakers.” However, many freshmen, including Kolton Dehms, said OnIowa was a positive experience — especially the portion on the field at Kinnick Stadium. “I’ve been a Hawkeye fan since I was little, and getting on the field and

seeing the stands and how close we were to the field was awesome,” he said. “Seeing where the players play was a great experience.” Mayflower resident assistant Kyle Klingbeil said he thinks the program has improved since last year. “This year, it’s very inviting,” the UI junior said. “I think it’s more organized than last year. The second time around is

more efficient.” Kate Sojka, director of new student programs and the lead staff person for OnIowa, said officials made revisions to the program after receiving feedback from 1,500 of last year’s participants. “I think the big thing is we really listened to the feedback that we received from students last year,” she said. “Some of the feedback, too, was that

people wanted more free time to get to know their roommate and to get settled in, and so we definitely accounted for that this year.” Michael Barron, the director of UI Admissions, said he thinks the program is successful because it builds a sense of community for the students. “I think first of all it recognizes that all firstyear students come to the

university without any college experience, and it introduces them to college life, and expectations, and opportunities,” he said. “It builds a sense of community. It focuses on small-group experiences — sort of creates some familiarity, especially in the residence hall, and introduces students to traditions.”

have consumed the drugs. “At first, it was almost a surprise,” he said. “Now when we see someone who is exhibiting behaviors like these, we consider that they may be under the influence of these drugs.” Iowa City police Sgt. Denise Brotherton said the department has also seen a recent spike in incidents involving the drugs. “We’re seeing it more and more,” she said. “Probably because of the lack of responsibility of businesses selling these products.” Iowa City police, in con-

junction with the Johnson County Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force, raided In-Zone, 116 E. Washington St., Aug. 2 and seized substances suspected to contain ingredients used in the manufacture of synthetic bath salts. The substances are being tested at the Iowa criminal investigation laboratory. Brotherton said she does not know when the test results will be available. Even though the products are marked “not for human consumption,” Brotherton said store em-

ployees are well aware of their true intended purpose. “Here you have businesses selling a product to people that’s going to hurt them, and they know it’s going to hurt them, and we may not be able to [stop it],” she said. “They have absolutely no regard for the safety of the community.” Some business owners were unavailable for comment Sunday. Brotherton said the adaptability of the drugs to be bent around the law poses a problem for her de-

partment, as well as lawmakers — and it makes for a dangerous experience for the user. “They just keep coming up with new concoctions to sell,” she said. “You might as well go into Ace Hardware and buy Drano and drink it. I would equate it to that. You’re putting hazardous products in your body.” Brotherton said the drugs aren’t just popular with the student population. “This is something that

we’ve seen all sorts of people on,” she said. “It’s not just the students who are going to use it. We’ve found K2 on the transient population and on professionals.” Brotherton did say, however, police expect a rise in the number of incidents involving synthetic drugs as University of Iowa students return to campus. “Hopefully, people don’t make poor decisions,” she said. “But everything increases when the students come back.”

believed to be life-threatening. Dudley has been charged with first-degree robbery, and he is being held at the Johnson County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond. The two undercover officers involved in the shoot-

ing were not injured. According to a statement read by Lyness, officials believe Demarco Dudley was dropped off after the shooting at the Bon Aire Mobile Home Park by another person — believed to be Norman Dud-

ley — driving a red Buick LeSabre. Lyness said the vehicle was abandoned at the location. Kevin Winker, assistant director of Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, said the division has conducted nearly 880 drug-related investigations in the

past 18 months. He said altercations do occur. The two undercover agents involved in the incident have been put on paid administrative leave. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and the county

attorney are investigating the shooting, with assistance from the Iowa City police, the University Heights police, the University of Iowa police, the Coralville police, Iowa State Patrol, and the Johnson County Ambulance Service.

service. Recycling is becoming increasingly important at other Big Ten football games, too. The Environmental Protection Agency annually hosts the Big Ten Game Day Challenge to encourage schools to lower their game day waste by creating and implementing a yearly recycling plan. The school with the least amount of waste at the end of football season is declared the winner. The UI currently ranks in the middle of the pack, and the goal for the 2012 season is to be the leader — not just for waste gen-

erated at football games but throughout campus. “We want to create a unified branding that helps people recycle and reduce waste,” said George McCrory, the communications specialist for the Office of Sustainability. He said recycling is emphasized in all university program levels. “If recycling is the first thing freshmen see in the residence halls, then students will continue the same habits in classrooms, their postgrad programs, and even after.” McCrory said recycling at university sports

events, including Hawkeye football games, is a logical step toward the campus-wide green effort. The goal is to shrink the amount of waste generated by the university by 60 percent before the year 2020. “It only takes one person to take the initiative to change something, and more and more people will follow,” Hurley said.

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will help during the first or second half of each game. In addition to help from City High students, volunteers will also have the opportunity to help sort the recycling and waste at the end of games. Brion Hurley, who took the initiative to push for recycling at football games, said it’s important to have volunteers present at the stations not only to help sort the materials, but also to thank fans for their contribution. Hurley hopes to reduce and ultimately eliminate trash left in the stadium after games. Recycling stations were set up during spring sporting events as a trial run for the larger scale effort that will be in place this fall. “People were generally receptive to the idea,” Hurley said, an official in the Office of Sustainability. “By the end of the trial run, people were happy to recycle, and they began questioning leaving trash on their seats.” Officials were unable to provide any costs for the initiative as of Sunday evening. Past efforts to recycle at football games have only amounted to a moderate level of success.


“This will be the first comprehensive program that really encourages fans to recycle,” said Bailee McClellan, the president of ECO Hawk. ECO Hawk will also help coordinate volunteers to stand by the recycling stations during games. The group will also show a video during halftime that encourages and informs fans about the new recycling stations. The hope is that the volunteers, positive encouragement, and promotion will help people choose to take the extra step and recycle what they can. “Training and education are key in getting people to recycle,” McClellan said. Delta Tau Delta fraternity sees the incentive to recycle at football games as an opportunity to give back. “Service to community is one of our organization’s values,” fraternity president James Proehl said. “This is a great opportunity to lead a legacy and get involved. Plus, it’s so simple to recycle.” Delta Tau Delta will have at least 15 members volunteering at each game this fall. Proehl said that he hopes other greek organizations are also receptive to this opportunity for

Sustainability at Sporting Events The following organizations will team up to increase recycling efforts at Kinnick Stadium this football season: • Office of Sustainability • ECO Hawk • Delta Tau Delta Source: Office of Sustainability

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Iowa’s Spirit Squad performs during UI President Sally Mason’s Block Party on Sunday. (The Daily Iowan/Juan Carlos Herrera) UI President Sally Mason announces the winners of a Twitter contest during a block party she hosted for incoming students on Sunday. (The Daily Iowan/Juan Carlos Herrera)

Dance Marathon morale captains lead incoming students in a dance routine during the UI Presidential Block party on Sunday. (The Daily Iowan/ Juan Carlos Herrera)

Herky dances with the UI Spirit Squad at the President’s Block Party on Sunday. Roughly 4,500 students were in attendance at Convocation. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing) for more news

Prankster of highest order


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Iowa State Fair 2012

Taylor Ellis-Sayegh brings enthusiam and entertainment to the UI. By Lauren Coffey

Taylor Ellis-Sayegh may be scared of the dark, but she’s pretty fearless when it comes to other things. “For my senior prank, my friends and I filled paper cups with water and dish soap and set them all through [a frequently used] hall,” Ellis-Sayegh said. “People were trying to get around them and kept knocking them over, and no one could get past, so they had to delay school for three hours. They didn’t know it was us, we were wearing masks so they cameras couldn’t see us and just acted like we didn’t know anything.” Ellis-Sayegh is one of nine siblings, so pranks were a common occurrence in her house. Her pranks didn’t stop when she came to college. “I like to make people laugh; I’m a big prankster,” she said. “I’ve been writing on people’s whiteboards and sending them to other people’s rooms to meet each other.” Her engagement with other students is what spurred her to enter the competition for Class of 2016 Convocation speaker. Ellis-Sayegh was chosen as the speaker and gave a speech to the entire freshman class Sunday evening.

UI freshman Taylor Ellis-Sayegh speaks during the Convocation on Sunday. She was selected for her enthusiasm and strong connection to the Class of 2016. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing) “My mom showed me the video of the guy speaking last year, and I thought, ‘Hey yeah I could do that,’” she said. “I’ve always been really into public speaking. I was on things like the debate team, Model UN. I didn’t realize until after how many people I would be speaking in front of.” Ellis-Sayegh’s mother, Aimee Ellis, decided her daughter would make a good candidate for the Convocation speaker after seeing last year’s speaker on YouTube. “When Taylor was in high school, whenever someone needed a speaker, they always chose Taylor,” Ellis said. “I think she did a wonderful job giving her speech. She’s just Taylor: that says it all.” Taylor Ellis-Sayegh feels a strong connection to the graduating class of 2016 and says that is one of the main reasons she wants to speak at Convocation. “I think our class all share similar goals; I mean we all picked Iowa for a reason,” Ellis-Sayegh said. “Come say hello. If you don’t find me I’ll find you, because that’s just

how I roll.” Anne Kapler, a committee member on the board to plan Convocation, said one of the main reasons Ellis-Sayegh was chosen as the speaker was because of her enthusiasm and connection to her fellow classmates. “Taylor really had a great message about her generation and classmates, as well as a lot of enthusiasm for the university,” Kapler said. “We look at delivery, the message; we have a checklist that is similar to speech competitions. [Ellis] definitely met all the requirements.” Now that Ellis-Sayegh’s speech is over, she hopes to join many student organizations to continue being involved at Iowa such as student government and attending sporting events. “I’ve never really had a sports team to cheer for, so I’m excited about that,” Ellis-Sayegh said. “I want to look at all the organizations and clubs and just be involved.” As for pranks? “Definitely,” she said. “What is the full college experience without the pranks?”

DES MOINES — An Iowa State Trooper blocks two protesters from getting on the stage during a speech by presumptive Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan at the Des Moines Register Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 13. The 12-minute speech rallied Iowa Republican supporters amid loud protesters, some of whom were removed after attempting to rush the stage. (The Daily Iowan/Ian Servin)

DES MOINES — A crowd gathers around a mobile half-pipe during the BMX Pro stunt show at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 12. The show incorporated several types of BMX exhibition including stunts both on the ground and in the air. (The Daily Iowan/Ian Servin)

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UI Convocation welcomes newcomers The annual Convocation ceremony concluded the On Iowa! orientation program and welcomed the new school year. By Brianna Jett

Bells announced the beginning of Convocation for roughly 4,500 first-year students Sunday, and it seemed thunder marked its ending. Even as rain threatened the annual ceremony on the Pentacrest lawn, professors and students welcomed the new school year. “The beginning of an academic year always brings us together as a united university — that’s one of the reasons I love this university so much,” UI President Sally Mason said. Freshmen huddled under trees and hoodies, reluctant to get wet but most refusing to leave. For freshman Whitney Repole, she said she hoped the ceremony would bring a renewed excitement for the new school year. The weather, however, was not what she had hoped for. “I think it sucks getting wet,” she said. In Mason’s address to the students, she stressed the new students are a part of a large community. “We are all part of the Hawkeye family,” she said. Taylor Ellis-Sayegh,

the student Convocation speaker, described the Class of 2016 as full of dreamers. “We all have dreams,” she said. “And more importantly, we all made the decision that we want to be Hawkeyes. And whether we knew it or not, we chose each other to start this journey with. We will challenge each other to stay true to our dreams, we will dare each other to be doers, and to make the University of Iowa — the greatest university in the world — even better.” Michael Barron, the director of UI Admissions, said he hopes the Class of 2016 took two main ideas away from convocation. “We take education seriously here at the UI, and we care about their [students’] success,” he said. Barron said 4,500 freshmen is an estimate, and officials will not have an official total until today. Officials offered admission to roughly the same number of in-state students this year as they did last year, but more Iowans enrolled. Tom Rocklin, the UI vice president for Student Life,

Class of 2016 Convocation Several officials spoke to the roughly 4,500 students gathered on the Pentacrest. • UI President Sally Mason • Tom Rocklin, vice president for Student Life • Beth Ingram, associate provost for undergraduate education

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said if students experience apprehension about the upcoming year, they need to know they belong at the UI. “We admitted you here because we know you can succeed, and we are here to help you succeed,” he said, stressing the importance of the Iowa Challenge — to Excel, Stretch, Engage, Choose, and Serve. Ellis-Sayegh said the Class of 2016 should look forward to the journeys ahead. “We are eager to set out on this journey, with our heads held high, knowing that we have each other to depend on,” she said. check out photos from the convocation and on iowa! on page 10a. for more news

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Hawkeye RBs take another hit Hawkeye freshman running back Barkley Hill injured his knee during a scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium on Aug. 18. After being tended to by trainers for several minutes, the Cedar Falls native was carried off the field on a golf cart. Hill joined Iowa as a three-star recruit, according to, after gaining over 6,000 rushing yards in his career at Cedar Falls High School. No update has been given on the severity of his injury, and offensive coordinator Greg Davis said he hoped it was “just a sprain.” “You hate it for any player,” Davis said. “And Barkley is a guy who has come in and impressed us, and done some good things.” A serious injury to Hill would be the latest in a bizarre string of incidents involving Hawkeye running backs in the last several years: Jewel Hampton: Torn ACL prior to the 2009 season and again three games into 2010. Announced intention to transfer before 2010 Insight Bowl. Iowa defensive backs Nico Law (left) and B.J. Lowery at Iowa football media day in Iowa City on August 6. Law and Lowery, along with Micah Hyde, Tanner Miller, and Greg Castillo make up a more experienced defensive backfield than the Hawkeyes are accustomed to having. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley)

Iowa football’s defensive backfield is filled with more experience than the Hawkeyes usually have. By Ben Ross

“Student of the game” is one of the many football clichés one hears when talking about a studious athlete. But “teacher of the game” is seldom heard, even though one cannot exist without the other. Safety Tanner Miller spent last season learning from older players such as Shaun Prater and Jordan Bernstine. This season, it’s his turn to reciprocate and give guidance to less-experienced members of the Hawkeye secondary. “That’s what our program is built on, having older guys to rely on to show the younger guys the ropes and how we play here,” Miller said. “I embrace that role this year. I’m pretty confident with it, and I think you’ll see it in those young guys come this fall.” The Hawkeyes have plenty of experience at cornerback, with seniors Micah Hyde and Greg Castillo and junior B.J.

Lowery. But it’s up to Miller and the rest of Iowa’s returning secondary to teach whoever fills the vacant strong-safety position — likely either senior walk-on Tom Donatell or sophomore Nico Law. Law turned heads with his hard-hitting ability in spring practices this year, and he said his more experienced teammates helped prepare him to compete for a starting spot. “We have a lot of older guys who are on the defense who are very good leaders that help everyone,” Law said. All that returning experience, and the dynamic ability of younger players such as Law, make the secondary one of Iowa’s strongest units this season. That’s different from last season, when things weren’t looking too bright following the departures of safeties Brett Greenwood and Tyler Sash. Miller was called upon to take the free safety spot after seeing very limited action as a true freshman the year before. It was so desperate for Iowa that

First in a 10-part series Follow along as The Daily Iowan takes a look at each position unit on the Hawkeye football team in the days leading up to the season opener on Sept. 1. Today: Defensive backs Tuesday: Wide receivers Wednesday: Linebackers Thursday: Offensive line Friday: Defensive line Aug. 27: Coaches Aug. 28: Special teams Aug. 29: Tight ends Aug. 30: Running backs Aug. 31: Quarterbacks

Brandon Wegher: Left team for “personal reasons” before 2010 season. Adam Robinson: Suspended from 2010 Insight Bowl for violation of team policy. Arrested for marijuana possession while away from team and dismissed from the program. Marcus Coker: Suspended from 2011 Insight Bowl for violation of student code of conduct. Released from scholarship in January 2012, transferred to Stony Brook later that month. Mika’il McCall: Announced intention to transfer in January 2012 after being suspended for the final two games of the 2011 season. Jordan Canzeri: Torn ACL in spring practice in March. Could miss all of 2012 season.

Hyde was forced into filling the other safety spot before moving back to his natural position when the Hawkeyes surrendered 279 passing yards and 4 touchdowns to Steele Jantz of Iowa State. The situation isn’t so grim for this see football, 2b

De’Andre Johnson: Dismissed from team on Aug. 1 after two minor run-ins with police in one weekend. Barkley Hill: Injured knee during scrimmage on Aug. 18. Severity is unknown. — by Sam Louwagie

Hoosiers Soccer beats North Dakota, but sloppily face rough road Indiana football will struggle again in 2012 due to a shaky defense and uncertain QB situation.

By Molly Irene Olmstead

Indiana finished 1-11 in 2011, and head coach Kevin Wilson is “personally embarrassed” by that record. Despite getting a bad rap for having a poor defense, he said, Indiana isn’t going to get better until both sides of the ball come up to par. “Everybody talks about our D struggling. We average 18.1 points [per game]. That’s as poor an offense as I’ve been around since 1999,” Wilson said. “Scoring points is going to be critical for our football team’s success, to complement the defense.” Senior center Will Matte said Indisee indiana, 2b

First in a 10-part series The DI will unveil its 2012 Big Ten predictions with a feature on each team in the conference. Follow along this week as we rank the Leaders Division bottom-to-top, and check back next week for the Legends Division. Today: No. 6 — Indiana Tuesday: No. 5 Wednesday: No. 4 Thursday: No. 3. Friday: Nos. 2 and 1.

Iowa women’s soccer defeated North Dakota, 3-0, despite a lack of focus and sloppy play at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Sunday. By Tom Clos

The Iowa women’s soccer team fought through a lack of focus and inconsistent play as it coasted to a 3-0 victory over the North Dakota at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Sunday. The Black and Gold overwhelmed the visitors on a day when the ball rarely traveled into the Iowa end of the field. The team outshot North Dakota 21-5. Sophomore forward Cloe Lacasse continued her hot start to the season, knocking home a long feed from sophomore defenseman Melanie Pickert in the 21st minute of the first half to put the Hawkeyes (2-0) ahead 1-0. The goal was Lacasse’s third of the season, and the sophomore is showing no initial signs of slumping following her breakout freshman campaign. “We got to see everyone play and show what they can bring to the table so the weekend was pretty good,” Lacasse said. “Three goals was good, but we need to capitalize more on our chances and put more balls in the net.” The victory completed an undefeated weekend for Iowa; the Hawkeyes defeated Eastern Illinois, 5-0, on Aug. 17. Iowa head coach Ron Rainey was glad to pick up another win, but he said he saw several problems his team must straighten out. “We’re happy with the result, but we think some processes could have been a little bit better,” he said. “Especially in the second half, technical things such as

Iowa forward Nicole Urban sends in a cross against North Dakota at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Sunday. The Hawkeyes recorded a 3-0 victory over North Dakota, which brought Iowa’s season record to 2-0. (The Daily Iowan/Nicholas Fanelli) playing passes cleanly would have helped create more chances.” The Hawkeyes became complacent at times during the latter stages of the contest, so much so that it caused Rainey to engage in a tirade at his players. “There were two or three or four or five passes in the second half where we were creating 50-50 challenges instead of playing the ball right to each other so we could possess it,” he said. “We don’t want to get lazy where we don’t allow our team to have possession or set another teammate up to be tackled.” Freshman forward Brooke Backes and sophomore Ashley Catrell capped off the scoring for the Hawkeyes. Backes recorded her first career goal, and fellow freshman Mackenzie Guindon notched her first career point with an assist.

“Mackenzie and I are pretty good friends off the field, so it was fun for us,” Backes said. “We work on that play all the time, and it gave me the first goal of my Iowa career.” Rainey was excited to see a couple of rookies get on the score sheet, and he said he was impressed by the teamwork that led to the tally. “That was a good little combination, and those two executed from a decent angle there,” he said. “It was nice to see such a good finish on the play.” Goalkeepers freshman Hannah Clark and sophomore Kiley Beck combined for the shutout with Clark getting the win to improve to 2-0 on the season. Finishing the weekend unblemished goes down on paper as a success and Rainey agreed, but he noted that he wished there was a cleaner finish to the see soccer, 2b

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that featured a team-leading 3 interceptions, along with 8 pass breakups and 1 fumble recovery. Either Castillo or Lowery, who each saw action in every

game last season, will likely fill the other corner spot. Even though expectations are running particularly high for this unit, Castillo said that he and his teammates ignore the hype while trying to get better. He said becoming a tutor to other players is a feeling that is more foreign to him than the lofty

goals set for the Iowa defensive secondary in the preseason. “It’s kind of weird being the old guy around here,” Castillo said. “If the younger guys have questions, I’m more than willing to answer. I know the defense enough I can give them a concise answer, and they’ll be OK.”

ing to be crucial for the Hoosiers. “We’re not going to play great defense yet,” Wilson said. “But we have to get some [third down] stops to keep the game manageable and give us a chance to start getting Ws in Big Ten play.” Senior defensive tackle Larry Black Jr. said the Hoosiers’ defense has been hyper-vigilant in training to get third-down stops. Situational play, where the defense steps on the field with two downs expired and focuses on just getting the third-attempt stop, is a major part of practices. “We’re going to be the type of defense where we have to battle throughout the game. Getting off the field on third down will be the most important key for

the defense this season,” Black said. “It was proven last year, if you don’t get off on third down, man, we’re in trouble.” The offense is looking shaky for the Hoosiers, too. There are still three eligible candidates for the quarterback slot and Wilson and his staff doesn’t yet know who’s going to be calling the signals come game day. The battle is among sophomores Tre Roberson, Cam Coffman, and Nate Sudfield. Roberson, who became the first true freshman in Indiana history to start at quarterback, started five games and saw action in nine last season. He connected on 81-of-142 passes (57 percent) and tallied 426 rushing yards on 109 carries (3.9 yards). Coffman has experi-

ence coming out of Arizona Western Community College and carries a 61.4 percent passing record to the Hoosiers. Sudfeld hasn’t played in front of a college crowd, however. The freshman graduated early from high school to start playing and joined the Indiana squad in May. Roberson has the accolades, but he’s not a shooin for the QB slot. Not by a long shot. There’s a decent chance that Coffman will jump straight from junior college to the Big Ten or that Sudfeld will become the second true freshman in Hoosier history to start as the signal caller. “When you’re a 1-11 football team, there’s no job safety,” Wilson said.


back-to-back triumphs. “I think we would have all been happy if we were a little better in the second half, because we allowed

ourselves to be so sloppy,“ he said. “Overall, it was a decent weekend, but we can be better.”

Frosh hoopster arrested

The Iowa basketball team has not released any statement regarding discipline, or lack thereof, with regards to the freshman’s arrest. Meyer is a 6-10 big man who was the first commitment for Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery’s 2012 recruiting class. A threestar recruit, according to Rivals.

com, Meyer played in two games during the Prime Time League and averaged 4 rebounds per game. At Northview High School in 2011, Meyer regularly averaged a double-double in points and rebounds. In a Dec. 28 game against Goose Creek High School, S.C., the post player pulled down

20 rebounds for the Titans. According to Hawkcentral. com, Meyer is just the second player from the Peach State to play basketball for Iowa since the 1940s. Point guard Michael Reaves (1985-88) was also a Georgia native. — by Ian Martin

continued from 1a year’s group of D-backs. The unit is being called a strength to Iowa’s defense, perhaps even the entire team. Hyde returns as the leader for the group, coming off a junior campaign


continued from 1a ana’s offense, which scored 21.4 percent less than its opponents, is to blame for the losses just as much as the defense. “We didn’t support our defense enough, we didn’t score enough points, we didn’t execute when we needed to,” Matte said. “The longer we’re on the field, the less [the defense] is … It’s up to the offense to control the tempo of the game.” Indiana gave up 5,504 total yards in 2011 and was the only team in the Big Ten to give up more rushing yards than in the air, allowing their opponents 2,924 and 2,580, respectively. Stopping the run is go-

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Freshman Iowa basketball player Kyle Meyer was charged with public intoxication early on the morning of Aug. 18. Officials did not provide further information about the circumstances of the charge.

Go online to see a photo slide show from the Iowa football practice on Aug. 18.

Go online to see photos from Sunday’s action.

Tourney fuels field hockey The Iowa field-hockey team will host the Big Ten championship game in around two months, and the Hawkeyes are gearing up to win the title. By Cody Goodwin

It wasn’t a real game, but it didn’t matter. Forget that it was only a scrimmage. Forget that it was only one full-timed half, followed by a shortened second-half. And forget that the Hawkeyes were playing each other — the same teammates they’ve been practicing with and against for the last week and a half of preseason. It didn’t matter to them. None of it did. The women were happy to be playing competitively again. It had been a long seven days of preseason, which led up to the Black and Gold scrimmage on Aug. 15. The Gold team, mainly made up of the older, more experienced players, easily defeated the younger, underclassmen-filled Black team, 4-2, in a match that showed a lot of versatility from both sides. Head coach Tracey Griesbaum, who is entering her 13th year with the Hawkeyes, was pleased with the effort the women put into their first live match since last season. Iowa is coming off of a year that was cut short in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against eventual champion Maryland, 4-2. That experience of get-

Iowa freshman Corinne Allen looks up for instructions from head coach Tracey Griesbaum in the field hockey Black and Gold scrimmage at Grant Field in Iowa City on August 15. The team opens its regular season at Wake Forest on Saturday. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley) ting back to the Big Dance, the Hawkeyes’ first trip since 2008, Griesbaum thinks, will drive the team this year. She said the players are hungry after only getting a taste of the big stage. “Their energy is a little bit greater than last year,” she said. “They want to do better than last season.” The job won’t be easy. The Hawkeyes return 15 letter-winners, including nine starters. The 2011 Hawkeyes had a 15-5 record (4-2 in the Big Ten, finishing second behind Michigan) and finished the season ranked No. 12 nationally. The seniors, Griesbaum said, aren’t shying away from the challenge. The two captains, Jessica Barnett and Kathleen McGraw, are both final-year players. Barnett ranked second on the team with 11 goals last season and was an All-American and All-Big Ten selection.

Goalkeeper McGraw led the conference in shutouts, tallying five goose eggs. She averaged 5.3 saves per game last season. Both seniors will be four-year starters for Griesbaum, and they are expected to lead this team back to the NCAA Tournament. The head coach said she knows the seniors are ready for the challenge, and they want to leave a lasting mark on Iowa field hockey. “We can’t take any team lightly,” Barnett said. “We really just need to focus on the little things that will take us to our goal.” The goal Barnett spoke of hasn’t been determined yet. The women haven’t set their own personal expectations, but rather, they intend to set an easy pace for the season. The schedule includes tough opponents. Iowa will face Wake Forest and North Carolina, which finished the regular season Go online to see photos from the Black and Gold field-hockey scrimmage.

ranked No. 18 and No. 1, respectively — in addition to the tough Big Ten. This year’s squad will be tested. But there’s a treat at season’s end: Iowa will host the Big Ten championship. That also motivates the team. Ask the players, and they’ll say it’s an honor and that they’re “pumped,” but the seniors will take it a step further. Fourth-year player Kelsey Boyce, who played in goal during the Black and Gold scrimmage, said one of the team’s goals is to win the conference tournament on their home field. “It would be a great way to end our senior season for us,” she said. “I know everyone is looking forward to it.”



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today’s events • Poster Sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Hubbard Park, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership • Toddler Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn • Wii Bowling, 1:30 p.m., Senior Center, 28 S. Linn • All Graduate Student Annual Kickoff, 5 p.m., 227 Ferson Ave.

Helpful excuses for not doing your homework this semester: • My dog and I got into an existential argument over my homework. • I realized “My dog ate my homework” was an anagram for “My God ate my homework.” I mean, like, whoa, y’know? • On advice from counsel, I will make no further comments about this situation until authorities have made a full investigation. • I have a rule: if the drink specials at Brothers are more enticing than my homework, I belly up to the bar. See you in May. • ProfessorWithUnrealisticExpectationsSaysWhat? • I judge homework assignments on a case-by-case basis. So far, I feel the homework you’ve been assigning does not illustrate your best efforts. You’ll need to make some improvements before I can, in good conscience, consider handing in an assignment. • Sure, I could do the homework, but wouldn’t you feel better about yourself if you did it? • Allow me to refer you to my “Calvin & Hobbes” collection. Bill Watterson, via his 6-yearold alter ego, proved beyond any doubt that homework is unnecessary. Please, do not continue to besmirch his good name with your paltry “suggested readings.” • I didn’t do this terrible homework, but I want you to know that I WILL NOT REST until I find the students who did and see them brought to justice. • I was too busy last night thinking up a good excuse for why I didn’t do my homework. – Andrew R. Juhl thanks Erik J. for collaborating on today’s Ledge.


UITV schedule 12:30 p.m. Johnson County Landmark Jazz Band at the Mill, special club concert, Oct. 6, 2011 2 University Lecture Committee, “The Next Economy and America’s Future,” former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Sept. 7, 2011 3:30 “Separation of Mosque and State,” M. Zuhdi Jasser M. Zuhdi Jasser, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Oct. 3, 2011 4:30 Johnson County Landmark Jazz Band at the Mill, special club concert, Oct. 6, 2011 6 “Writer as a Public Figure,” panel discussion, Michael Cunningham, Jane Smiley, Ethan Canin, and Abraham Verghese, June 11, 2011


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• Coralville Farmers’ Market, 5 p.m., Morrison Park • River City Toastmasters, 5:30 p.m., Bennigan’s, 1000 25th Ave., Coralville • GLBT Movie Series, Let’s Talk Inclusive, 6:30 p.m., Senior Center • Open Mike, with J Knight, 8 p.m., Mill, 120 E. Burlington • One-Night Stand, 9 p.m, Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn Campus channel 4, cable channel 17

7 University Lecture Committee, “The Next Economy and America’s Future,” former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Sept. 7, 2011 8:30 “Separation of Mosque and State,” M. Zuhdi Jasser M. Zuhdi Jasser, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Oct. 3, 2011 9:30 Daily Iowan TV News 9:45 Volleyball News Conference, Iowa volleyball hosts a preseason news conference, Aug. 14 10:30 Daily Iowan TV News 10:45 Ueye, student life and activities 11 “Separation of Mosque and State,” M. Zuhdi Jasser M. Zuhdi Jasser, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Oct. 3, 2011

Monday, August 20 – by Eugenia Last

ARIES March 21–April 19 Focus on what you enjoy most. Enhance a partnership, whether it’s personal or professional, by treating the person you are involved with to something a little out of the ordinary. TAURUS April 20–May 20 Don’t be gullible. Avoid a fast-talker. Ask questions, and avoid making a costly error. A short trip will lead to a professional or financial opportunity. Check out real estate or a job that interests you. Make changes conducive to your advancement. GEMINI May 21–June 20 Don’t feel the need to address a situation you are not ready to tackle. Activities that help you get in shape or shopping for something that will contribute to your looks will result in compliments. Love is on the rise. CANCER June 21–July 22 You may know what you want, but getting others to agree to your terms won’t be as easy. Move forward on your own, and you will avoid interference. Keep in mind that an impulsive move isn’t likely to pan out the way you expect. LEO July 23–Aug. 22 A trip will lead to a change of mind. Interacting with friends or relatives or meeting people that inspire you to try new things will result in enthusiasm and a desire to reach for your goals. Someone from your past will influence you. VIRGO Aug. 23–Sept. 22 Look over personal papers and make suitable changes. Extra money will come to you through an investment, settlement, contract, winning, or debt owed. Reclaim an idea you have that can be put into play now. Combine the old with the new, and prosper. LIBRA Sept. 23–Oct. 22 Express yourself creatively no matter what you are doing. It’s important to meet new people. Revisiting negative problems will only lead to more upset and no resolutions. A partnership with someone sharing your interest will lead to prosperity. SCORPIO Oct. 23–Nov. 21 Attend events that can teach you something. Meeting people and mixing business with pleasure will get you closer to your goals as well as position you better with regard to getting the lowdown on other activities that interest you. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22–Dec. 21 Don’t let opposition bother you. Embrace challenge, and you will gain ground and make new friends. Love is in the stars, and it should be coupled with celebrating life and what you have to be thankful for. CAPRICORN Dec. 22–Jan. 19 Opposition will stand in your way. Take the path of least resistance, and you will get what needs to be done out of the way. Spend less time traveling and communicating and more time doing what interests you most. AQUARIUS Jan. 20–Feb. 18 Personal gains should be your prime concern. Your history will help you realize what you can accomplish now. The people you have known longest will support your efforts. There is money to be made and self-satisfaction to gain. PISCES Feb. 19–March 20 Give a little back, and you will attract interest from someone who can help you fulfill your goals. Someone from your past will contribute to something you want to pursue now. You can rebuild an old friendship, but set ground rules before you begin.


An Indian woman wades through the banks of the River Tawi flooded due to monsoon rains in Jammu, India, on Sunday. Monsoon rains usually hit India from June to September. (Associated Press/Channi Anand)

The Daily Iowan - 08/20/12  

The Daily Iowan's print edition for Monday, August 20, 2012.

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