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Tuition freeze may be extended By Megan Sanchez

CEDAR FALLS — University of Iowa students may not see their tuition go up for another year. At the state Board of Regents meeting on

Wednesday, President Bruce Rastetter stated the regents will meet today with the Legislative Fiscal Committee to request a 4 percent funding increase for fiscal 2015 that would allow the regent universities to freeze

tuition for a second year in a row for the first time since 1975. Rastetter emphasized that college affordability would continue to be a high priority for the board. “[It is] a joint respon-

sibility — a responsibility between the Board of Regents, the Legislature, and the institution,” he said. The requested 4 percent increase — which amounts to about $19.6 million — consists of

much more than simply maintaining the freeze. “We also propose that part of that 4 percent will go to on-time graduation and funding for the universities to ensure that we actually continue to address the issue of stu-

UIHC shifts to iPhones

dent debt and affordability,” he said. Last year, the regents asked for a 2.6 percent increase in funding, which allowed for a freeze in tuition that began this past summer. See tuition, 3A


Group to support 21-only The Partnership for Alcohol Safety has chosen to support the 21-ordinance when it goes up for a vote in November. By Abigail Meier

Iowa City could possibly be rid of an ordinance that keeps underage patrons out of local bars after 10 p.m., but one local group has chosen to support its continuance. At its meeting Wednesday, the Partnership for Alcohol Safety decided to support the 21-ordinance when it goes up for a vote on Nov. 5. “The group indicated that the 21-ordinance is a matter of public policy that is effective,” Mayor Matt Hayek said. “It made sense to support it.” Kelly Bender, the campus-community harm reduction initiatives coordinator, said that since the ordinance Chief medical information officer and otolaryngology surgeon Douglas Van Daele uses a UIHC-issued iPhone on Wednesday. (The Daily Iowan/ Tyler Finchum) See 21-vote, 3A

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics have transitioned almost all inpatient caregivers from pagers to iPhones. Go to to read the full story.

ISU enrollment exceeds UI’s Iowa State University surpasses the University of Iowa in enrollment for the first time since 1979. By Shianne Gruss

The rivalry between the University of Iowa and Iowa State University shifted off of the football field and into the record books on Wednesday. For the first time since 1979, ISU has reached a higher total enrollment than the UI. “The growth is exciting, but it’s daunting, too,” ISU President Steve Leath said at the state Board of Regents meeting Wednesday. This fall’s total enrollment on the Ames campus is 33,241 — a 2,201 increase from last year and the university’s fifth year of record enrollment. ISU also saw its largest freshman class ever with 6,089 students. The university enrollment has grown each year since 2007. The UI’s total enrollment this fall was 31,065, compared with 31,498 last year. The UI first exceeded a total enrollment





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of 30,000 in 2007 and has leveled off to remain steady since. UI President Sally Mason said at the regents’ meeting that increases in enrollment occurred simultaneously with the 2008 flood and forced the university to focus on enrollment management. “Enrollment management works,” Mason said. “That’s the good news, and it’s been very good news for us.” UI spokesman Tom Moore said the university is waiting for the completion of the New West campus residence hall and recovery from the 2008 flood to evaluate whether enrollment should continue to hold steady or grow. Darin Wohlgemuth, interim director of the Office of Admissions at ISU, said there is no competition between the two universities. “Our goal is to tell students about Iowa See enrollment, 3A

Enrollment figures These figures show enrollment for all students. Black denotes UI and red denotes ISU.

31,065 33,241


31,489 31,040 30,893 29,887 30,825 28,682

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Mysterty shopper may come By Abigail Meier

Iowa City officials have decided to move forward with the Mystery Shopper Program downtown. This program is intended to help businesses with liquor licenses pass compliance tests. At the Partnership for Alcohol meeting Wednesday, members decided to investigate further the potential for implementing this program in order to improve the downtown bar and restaurant experience. Bonnie Weldon, the owner of Sneak Peak, 3460 Highway 1, said she could help businesses practice passing compliance checks without actually fining them if they fail. “Our goal would be to try to train all employees so that they card everyone to avoid the charge of underage fines,” she said. See shopper, 3A







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Panel discusses course in Syria The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights hosted a public forum on the conflict in Syria. By Julia Davis

The situation regarding U.S. military intervention in Syria has been developing and changing by the minute over the past few weeks. To combat the confusion surrounding the conflict, the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights hosted a forum featuring a panel of UI faculty and local community members, and a plethora of opinions were expressed. “We had a variety of perspectives presented and group discussion among the people in the room, and so we hope that [the event] was very educational for people,” said Adrien Wing, the director of the center. Former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach moderated the event and emphasized hearing a wide variety of opinions from all panelists. “I think everyone recognizes that there’s a pro

and a con to almost everything and that there are people that are divided, and virtually all thinking people are somewhat conflicted in their judgment,” he said. The panel focused on educating the public through discussions concerning the legal, political, and moral dimensions of military intervention, as well as the potential effect the intervention could have on the rest of the Middle East. The discussion centered on the recent development of a Russian plan to put the Syrian regime’s stockpile of chemical weapons under international control, which led President Obama to put military action against Syria on hold in favor of diplomacy. Many panelists expressed their opinions in favor of international action towards the Bashar al-Assad regime. “I think that we have a number of international norms that should be upheld in Syria, including the international norm against genocide and killing your own people,” said Stanley Foundation CEO Keith Porter. “And I’m a bit confused that we have chosen to prioritize the in-

By Megan Sanchez

CEDAR FALLS — The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics is seeking to expand diabetes care in the state. At the state Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center presented its vision of an interdisciplinary diabetes program at Iowa River Landing. E. Dale Abel, the director of the center, said the mission for the diabetes care center is to provide convenient, seamless, one-stop, total, quality care for patients with diabetes throughout their lifetime. The nationally — and

Syrians hold photos of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a pro-Syrian regime protest in front of the Russian embassy in Damascus, Syria, on March 4, 2012. In a few days’ worth of diplomacy, Vladimir Putin has revived memories of an era many thought long gone, in which the United States and Soviet Union jostled for influence in the Middle East. (Associated Press/ Muzaffar Salman) ternational norm against first is self-defense, and chemical weapons above the second is if the use of a longtime ban on killing force is authorized by the your own people that has security counsel, and neiclearly been happening in ther of those situations apply in the current cirSyria.” Fellow panelist and cumstances.” After the panelists Syrian-American Newman Abuissa expressed shared their opinions, the floor was open for similar sentiments. The chief argument public questions and deagainst international ac- bate, which Leach said he tion came from assistant thought created a lively director of the Center for and interesting communiHuman Rights Nathan ty discussion. “I believe that the panel Miller. “The charter of the laid out a variety of views, United Nations expressly and that we had an enprohibits the use of force riching public discussion by one country against with an exceptionally another country except in well-educated, highly contwo very limited circum- cerned audience,” Leach stances,” he said. “The said.

internationally — known doctor is recognized for his work in obesity, diabetes, and the effects they both have on the human heart, said Debra Schwinn, the dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine, who introduced him at the meeting. Schwinn noted that he has a great understanding for what needs to be done in the world of diabetes. “He has a vision not only for deepening the research environment, but really coming to new mechanisms of dealing with diabetes,” she said. Abel noted during his presentation only 30 board-certified endocrinologists practice in Iowa, and one-third of them are in Des Moines. That makes only one endocrinologist for every 10,000 diabetics throughout the state of Iowa. “So clearly we need novel and innovative solutions to manage this largely underserved population,” he said. Abel said the opportu-

nity to find a way to solve the diabetes epidemic is what attracted him to the UI from the University of Utah, where he was chief of the Diabetes Center. “We believe that at Iowa River Landing that this can serve as a prototype and a model for such a program could be applied throughout the state, and of course, could be a national example,” he said. Abel wants the diabetes treatment to be done in teams containing physicians, pharmacists, and midlevel providers. Regent President Bruce Rastetter said the vision is a great way to move forward in the treatment of diabetes. “Almost a third of all Iowans have symptoms or have diabetes, and that’s almost 1 million people,” he said. “The opportunity to create the prototype there is really important for the health of Iowans.” Regent Katie Mulholland said that because of Gov. Terry Branstad’s work to make Iowa the

healthiest state in the nation, this serves as another way to continue that work. “I see, from the regents’ standpoint, and the citizens of Iowa, with the support of the governor, a real opportunity to improve the health and fitness of all of our citizens,” she said. There is no specific timeframe in place yet for when the program will be implemented, UI spokesman Tom Moore said. An estimate for cost has not yet been decided on either. Moore said there are many things that need to be done before the prototype will be up and running. More said he thinks UI President Sally Mason is looking forward to the new program. “President Mason has been very impressed with the work that’s being done out at the Iowa River Landing Clinic,” Moore said. “She’s been a patient there herself, and she said that in terms of access and convenience, it can’t be beat.”

highlighted ways to create awareness, avoid lawsuits, and train faculty members to handle sexual misconduct. She said education on college campuses is a driving force in reducing the number of these cases, but issues arise on when students fail to report misconduct. According to those 2007 statistics, only 5 percent of students report sexual misconduct when it occurs. Schuster emphasized making resources for students who have been a victim of sexual misconduct readily available. She noted with students’ access to personal cell phones, students need to be able to find the help they need, immediately. Schuster said although there has been improvement, universities need to hold their faculty accountable for reporting these matters, recording them, and keeping resources updated and available. “Reporting is absolutely critical,” Schuster said. “There is still a lot of work to be done, and merging [of]

policies that address sex and gender misconduct across the lines of faculty, staff, and students.” — by Megan Sanchez

Officials move on Syrian weapons

Metro & world Officials praise UI effort to combat sexual misconduct CEDAR FALLS — Saundra Schuster, a partner from the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, gave an informational presentation on sexual misconduct Wednesday at the state Board of Regents meeting in Cedar Falls. She praised the University of Iowa for its efforts in this area. “The state of Iowa institutions are so far beyond most other states in their awareness and the way in which they address this,”she said. “I couldn’t be prouder.” Schuster touched on statistics from all regent university campuses while praising the work of the universities. “Your campuses lead the way of the nation,” Schuster said. “You’ve got policies on your three university campuses that excel or exceed any that exist in our country.” Schuster has worked with the board since 2009. She has previously

An Iowa woman allegedly tried to steal several items before dumping them in a parking lot. Alicia Buck, 28, was accused Tuesday with third-degree theft. According to a Coralville police complaint, Buck allegedly started taking numerous items while at Gordman’s, then attempted to leave the store. Buck was approached by staff, which caused her to flee from the store, the complaint said. She allegedly ditched the items in Gordman’s parking lot. Third-degree theft is an aggravated misdemeanor. — by Rebecca Morin

UNITED NATIONS — Key international players were moving on two diplomatic fronts Wednesday to try to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control, and a fresh effort appeared to be underway to get the government and opposition to peace talks. The five veto-wielding members of the Security Council, who have been deeply divided over Syria, met late Wednesday to discuss what to include in a new resolution requiring that Syria’s chemical-weapon stockpile be secured and dismantled. They later left Russia’s U.N. mission without commenting. At the same time, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were heading to Geneva with teams of experts for broader-ranging talks Thursday about the nuts and bolts of putting Syria’s chemical weapons under international control and destroying them, diplomats said. — Associated Press

Mercedes Rueda, 38, 2128 S. Riverside Drive Apt. 35, was charged Tuesday with obstructing an officer. Matthew Sutton, 28, Coralville, was charged

Sept. 7 with public intoxication. Brenda Williams, 54, Birmingham, Iowa, was charged Monday with fifth-degree theft.

Woman charged with theft

Blotter Ross Gibson, 19, 1303 Burge, was charged Sept. 6 with interference with official acts. Thomas Mendez, 20, 632 S. Dodge St. Apt. 6, was

charged Aug. 31 with possession of marijuana. Edilberto Reyes-Limas, 49, 2128 S. Riverside Drive Apt. 35, was charged Tuesday with obstructing an officer.

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UI diabetes center aims high The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is working to make its mark in the cure for diabetes.

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tuition Continued from front Rastetter said he looks forward to presenting the proposal to the committee and thanking the legislators for their partnership with the regents and its institutions. This tuition freeze is absolutely dependent on the

enrollment Continued from front State — to see if it’s a good fit for them,” he said. “This Saturday is the competition.” Despite the decrease in overall enrollment at the

21-vote Continued from front initially took effect in 2010, officials have seen improvements to public safety and vitality of downtown and none of the feared negative consequences have come to pass. The group’s mission states it exists to identify and advocate for strategies that reduce high-risk drinking and promote a vibrant downtown. Chuck Peters, president of the Gazette Co., strongly reminded the group members of their mission.

shopper Continued from front Weldon said that if a business owner were to adopt the program, someone would enter the business anonymously and determine if the employees card the customer. If the employees failed, she would help give the necessary retraining to the business. “When we come in, we are not there to punish,” Weldon said. “We are there to let them know that they are there to make sure they card everyone that walks through that door.” The program is paid on a per-shop basis and designed to tailor to the specific needs of the business. “Mystery shoppers” tailor their activities to the desires of the business owners, but some of the things they would do include buying one or more drinks, ordering a meal, or even just checking if employees are carding. “I think we do need more organization in the restaurant community,” said Nancy Bird, the executive director of the Downtown District. “Bringing up pos-



4 percent increase in funding, Rastetter said. However, Rep. Chip Baltimore, R-Boone, expressed other thoughts in an email. “I am fully supportive of a tuition freeze for the second year in a row,” Baltimore said. “However, I have not yet seen sufficient data to determine whether a 4 percent increase is necessary to accomplish this.”

Baltimore said that aside from funding from taxpayers and from tuition, the regents must ensure they are controlling expenses if they want to see an extension of the freeze. Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, said the freeze is necessary because college costs are so high, and the regents have the means to implement it. “Costs have increased

past the rate of health care and certainly beyond the average income,” he wrote in an email. “A 4 percent increase partnered with measures to streamline our regents system [efficiencies] is more than doable.” President Sally Mason supports the tuition freeze, and she said she has been since conversations with the regents began.

“I think it’s really a very positive thing for students and their families to be able to plan,” she said. “Given the tough economic times that we’ve all come through, I know there’s still a lot of families out there who struggle with finances and trying to make decisions on what they can and what they can’t afford.”

She also noted that the freeze hits home for her personally. “For me, as a first-generation college student, I’ve said this over and over again: If it hadn’t been for high quality public higher education here in the United States, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” she said. “I want to see every student have that opportunity.”

UI, more students than ever are applying, Michael Barron, the UI assistant provost for enrollment management and executive director of admissions, said in an email. “All three public universities have things in common, certainly, but we each have our own distinc-

tive characteristics and strengths,” he said. The UI saw an increase of 491 applications received between 2011 and 2012. Application numbers for 2013 at the UI were not available as of Wednesday evening. “A major factor appears

to be a decline in the number of students enrolling in the College of Law, which reflects a national trend that seems to be occurring as a result of decreased opportunities in the profession,” Moore said. Enrollment in the UI College of Law decreased from 565 in 2011 to 532 in 2012.

But Wohlgemuth said the ISU engineering and agriculture programs have seen the highest demand for enrollment in recent years. The ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences saw a nine percent increase in enrollment this fall and the and College of

Engineering saw a 10 percent increase. “This continued growth is a challenge in terms of housing and really keeping our brand, which is why the students are coming here in the first place,” Leath said. “We’re excited. We’re proud of the interest.”

“The fact that [the 21-ordinance] has become a political issue and thrown around as a political football doesn’t mean we should change our mission,” he said. Peters said that with a strategy in place that is effectively working and supporting group’s mission, the group would logically support all of the methods that back up the mission. Jim Rinella, the owner of Airliner, 22 S. Clinton St., provided a different perspective. He noted he would like to see as much volume downtown as possible and thought the 21-ordinance limits

the number of people that come through. “We really are a serious restaurant,” said Rinella. “I want as much business to be downtown as possible. I think most of these bar owners have invested a lot of money into their business, like mine, to help

support their families.” Rinella said the Airliner has at least five to six doormen every night, and if a patron is caught underage drinking, he or she is removed from the building. He said the Airliner is devoted to providing an environment that families

and friends can enjoy, but he does not want to limit it to certain people. However at the meeting, George Etre, the owner of Takanami, 219 Iowa Ave., and Formosa, 221 E. College St., said that compared with three years ago, the variety of down-

town businesses has improved. “Compared to three years ago, there were fewer bars that 19 year olds couldn’t get into,” Etre said. “We are letting underage people come in and dance and listen to music. There are many places to go.”

itive methods on how to do compliance checks is a slam dunk.” Not only will this program help businesses pass compliance checks, it would ideally bring awareness to more employees. Weldon said she only uses volunteers between the ages of 21 to 24 who serve as the undercover shoppers. George Etre, the owner of Takanami, 219 Iowa Ave., and Formosa, 221 E. College St., said that on nights in which restaurants and bar owners see roughly 100 IDs a night, they may accidently have one ID slip that could potentially threaten the business’ liquor license. “I think it’s a great resource and the step in the right direction,” he said. “Anytime you make anything free, I think it’s a great resource.” Jim Rinella, the owner of Airliner restaurant, said that he wants to provide great collegiate experience for families and friends and would gladly accept a program that would help ensure his business could do so. “We would welcome any program that will help us regulate things legally and ethically.”

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Suicide and gun control linked Matthew Byrd

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has decided to raise awareness of the devastating public-health problem of suicide by declaring this week to be “National Suicide Prevention Week in Johnson County.” This is an honorable step by the supervisors because suicide — which doesn’t get talked about as much as it should — is a widespread problem not only in Iowa, where it is the second leading cause of death for young people and the 12th leading cause statewide, but also nationally, where it accounts for nearly 40,000 deaths per year. Suicide not only results in the death of too many of our fellow citizens, it also incurs an incalculable cost in the pain and suffering inflicted on the friends and loved ones of the deceased who are forced to pick up the pieces from a shattered life. Buried in the statement the supervisors released proclaiming Suicide Prevention is a small statement that deserves some clarification. The supervisors stated that Johnson County should “promote efforts to reduce access to lethal means and methods of self-harm.” When you translate this statement from politick speak to English, it means one thing and one thing only: gun control. When people (at their own peril) enter the arena that is the national debate on guns and gun control, the focus tends to be on homicides. However, the statistics suggest that this approach is wrong-headed. Every year, around 32,000 people are killed by guns in the United States; of those deaths,

approximately 19,000 are suicides, dwarfing the number of homicides, which hovers around 11,000. That doesn’t mean firearm homicides aren’t a problem. It just means that in the grand scheme of gun policy, suicide is the more pressing issue. So, firearm suicides are a major problem in the United States. What do we do about it? Simple. Reduce the availability of guns. Guns offer a relatively low barrier to suicide. It’s hard to cut yourself. It’s hard to hang yourself. It’s hard to jump off a bridge or building. It’s hard to get the dosage right when you try to overdose on pills. It’s deadly simple to pull a trigger. This isn’t an anecdotal argument, either. Scientific studies at Harvard have shown that states with stricter gun-control laws (in particular, long purchasing waiting periods and extensive background checks) have lower rates of suicide than states with very weak gun-control laws. Fewer guns. Fewer suicides. It’s a pretty straightforward formula. Gun-control laws also have positive long-term effects on people at risks for suicide. Of the people who survive a suicide attempt — an attempt they are much more likely to survive without a gun — only 10 percent will eventually succeed in a subsequent suicide attempt. People who survive a suicide attempt are also more likely to receive some sort of mental-health treatment, which reduces the risk for subsequent suicide attempts. Clearly, guns are not the only factor behind suicide. Mental illness and the response to personal traumas are the driving factor behind this country’s suicide epidemic. However, if our goal as a society is, broadly, to reduce the pain and suffering of our fellow humans and, more specifically, to reduce the number of people who fall victim to suicide, than reducing access to firearms is a proposition that requires no hesitation.

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Inequality still rising in U. S. Income inequality is an inherent product of any capitalist system and isn’t necessarily bad. It’s generally accepted that a gap in earnings helps motivate people to work harder and innovate, but extreme inequality is often corrosive to society. A paper released earlier this month by an economics professor at the University of California-Berkeley shows that from 2009 through 2012, the top 1 percent of people on the income distribution have seen their incomes almost completely recover, while the rest of the nation’s incomes have hardly even begun a recovery. Recessions hurt everyone and many people, rich and poor alike. In fact, during the recession, the top 1 percent took 49 percent of the nation’s total loss in terms of income — tied as it is to the health of the economy and markets, income for the richest Americans does tend to be fairly volatile. However, the recovery has been so lopsided to the advantage of the wealthiest Americans that it goes well beyond any reasonable justification. The top 1 percent of earners has captured 95 percent of all income gains since 2009. Income at the very top grew by 31.4 percent while income for everyone else gained just 0.4 percent. This means that the top 1 percent saw its income grow 79 times faster than everyone else’s. The enormous concentration of wealth and income in the hands of society’s wealthiest citizens that is occurring today has not been seen since the 1920s. Part of what’s made the recent economic recovery so painful has been weak job growth. Four years after the recession officially ended, the unemployment rate is still 7.3 percent as of August. Especially troubling is the seemingly stagnant pool of the long-term unemployed, numbering as many as 4.3 million people who make up 38 percent of the unemployed. Even worse is

that 866,000 people who once qualified as unemployed have given up on finding work and this number remains about the same as it was a year ago. The psychological effects of unemployment can have severe consequences on well-being and health, the American Psychological Association reports. The stress it induces can often lead to depression and other mental health problems both in the unemployed and in those around them including their families and even former co-workers who fear their jobs will also be cut. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report cites poor economic conditions including unemployment, poverty and low income as factors that contribute to greater criminal activity. The negative societal consequences of stubbornly high unemployment and growing income inequality aside, these trends are unfairly pummeling lower and middle income workers and their families while simultaneously making the rich richer than they’ve been in decades. By funneling such an overwhelming portion of money to the very top income brackets and leaving next to nothing for the middle and bottom in the aftermath of the worst economic crash since the Great Depression, the economy is putting a huge bind on the middle class. Middle-wage jobs have barely recovered since the recession, and low-wage jobs have started becoming much more common according to a data brief by the National Employment Law Project. While low-wage jobs are certainly better than no jobs, the recovery for far too many Americans has simply resembled stagnant conditions with little to no improvement. This level of inequality at a time of economic hardship is not sustainable. YOUR TURN Do you think inequality has a negative effect on society? Weigh in at

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Live United I have been blessed throughout my life: a caring family, stable home, good health and the chance to achieve my dreams through education. I know that many others in our community and across the country and world don’t have these same opportunities. As a student, I knew that I wanted to make a difference to help create those opportunities for others. This is why I live united and why I am so excited to be part of launching a Student United Way organization at the University of Iowa. Student United Way will provide UI students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills and become engaged in addressing the most important issues: education, income, and health. Each is a building block, so interconnected that a strong focus and effort in improving them within a

community address myriad social and economic issues. United Way partners with nonprofits, corporations, and local, county, and state government on a comprehensive approach, because effecting community change requires collaboration from all sectors. I also know all of the great resources the United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties can give to students, including volunteering, leadership training, knowledge of non profit management, fundraising, advocacy and — most importantly — the chance to implement long-term change locally that will prepare you for doing the same wherever your careers might take you. Alex Stanton

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Keeping sane in Kinnick Stadium

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Adam Gromotka

After a tough last season, roughly 3,000 student season tickets have gone unsold this year, according to a Daily Iowan report from August. The outlook is similarly bleak for Hawkeye football this year — it’s probably going to be a rough season. But there may be more to the football experience than wins and losses. It isn’t just a fun thing — getting sloshed and watching football — it’s a huge psychological vacation. If the season goes sour, don’t sell your tickets for chump change on Facebook. You’ll miss out on a useful therapeutic experience. Fandom has been likened to an almost religious occurrence by a number of psychologists,

including Daniel L. Wann, a sports psychologist at Murray State University. As summarized in Psychology Today, he and his colleagues note how being fans of a sports team allows people the opportunity to escape the expectations of real life and become part of a community. When you don the Black and Gold, you aren’t just showing off your school’s colors. You’re becoming part of a seemingly greater purpose. Even negative experiences, such as participating in the group groan because of lost yardage, can add to this sense of belonging. Church also gives people this feeling, but you’re not allowed to stand up and scream your emotions during a service. At the very least, it’s not as encouraged as it is during the game. Even if your team is losing, you’re surrounded by a support group, one that understands your pain and shares your rage. In fact, there’s a cor-

ollary benefit of rooting for a bad team: loud and frequent swearing. Sure, students get emails reminding them to be good and polite fans, but football allows you the socially accepted opportunity to talk like a sailor. Swearing lets you feel empowered. It also lets you release anxiety you might be feeling from sources outside football. The sensation helps you feel more in control of your situation, which would make it easier to handle more than just the numbers on the scoreboard. Stressed about a test next week? Go to the game and let it all out. According to a 2009 study published in the journal NeuroReport, swearing has distinct physical benefits in response to pain and stress. Getting this surge of adrenaline without stubbing your toe can be fun. It’s OK to occasionally let the ref have it — just don’t throw anything at him. Finally, if you don’t like

football, go people watching. Thanks to tailgating, you’re bound to witness levels of silliness you wouldn’t see elsewhere. A football game is a unique setting, so the behavior exhibited by attendees is hard to match. Plus, you might just witness the birth of a star as she tries to climb onto the field. Surrounded by so many people acting a fool, you just might reap the well-documented self-esteem benefits of downward social comparison. See, there are a number of reasons to attend a football game, even when the product on the field is dismal. Whether you care about the sport or not, consider getting to Kinnick. If things get spotty on the field, the benefits you and the community will receive will still outweigh any notoriety football season might draw from an outside crowd. Become part of a large, energetic community or just let off some steam. It’s worth getting your hands on, or keeping, a ticket.



IC schools value PE In the wake of a study conducted by a UI professor regarding physical education effects on elementary obesity, Iowa City schools highlight their efforts to fight the epidemic. By Gabriella Dunn

Iowa City schools recognize that physical education is still an important part of the district’s curriculum after President Obama recently declared September as National Obesity Awareness Month. A study released last month found the majority of U.S. elementary schools do not meet state mandates for the number of minutes students should participate in physical education classes. While some states have requirements for the number of minutes students spend in PE classes, others require the class but do not have a minimum minute requirement. “These minimum minute requirements helped to increase the amount of time in PE and reduce childhood obesity,” said David Frisvold, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Iowa and coauthor of the study. “These requirements did that, but compliance with these requirements was not perfect.” Frisvold said states with requirements like Iowa’s often spend significantly less time in PE than states that do have minute requirements. “Those types of requirements that don’t have a [minimum] number of minutes are equivalent to not requiring PE at all,” he said. Jan Grenko Lehman, a PE coordinator for the Iowa City schools, said in the district, kindergarteners engage in 50 minutes a week. First- through fourth-graders are in classes for 75 minutes a week, and fifththrough sixth-graders for 100 minutes a week. Frisvold said many

Garner Elementary gym teacher Karen Bagby stands in the gymnasium storage room on Wednesday. Bagby was awarded a $30,000 grant for supplies such as balls and other materials. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing) schools in the country have cut the amount of time spent in PE classes over the years in order to emphasize standardized test results. However, Iowa City schools have not followed this trend. “I think we feel fortunate in Iowa City that PE is valued,” Grenko Lehman said. “Our administrators and teachers, they value it and understand it is important for students to move throughout the day.” Karen Bagby, a PE teacher at Garner Elementary, said activity has a positive effect on students. “Physical activity helps control ADHD,” Bagby said. “It has a lot to do with behavior and academics. There are definite correlations between the body and brain.” Despite the districts’ efforts, the Iowa is ranked by Trust for America’s Health as the 13th most obese state in the United States. According to Susie Poulton, director of health services for the district, about 18 percent of elementary students in Iowa City schools are obese or at risk of being obese. “The fact that we have so many obese adults puts kids at risk of becoming obese,” she said. “We see

Dentistry continues grant tradition By Michelle Kim

Carrying a deep tradition that goes back to 28 years, the University of Iowa College of Dentistry received its second round of funding this year from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The college has been awarded a $1.6 million fiveyear institutional training grant that will be used to provide training for both dentists, who would like to research further, and non-dentists, who are likely to come and work in the area. “We have to look to the future, and this is a pipeline grant, so we want to be an invaluable resource to Iowa and influence the direction of dentistry in this country and around the world,” said David Johnsen, the dean of the College of Dentistry. It will cover tuition costs as the students earn Ph.D.s, support conferences to present their speeches, and money will go towards stipends. The UI is one of nine dental schools in the country to receive the grant, and it has also received the highest scoring grant among other applicants. Christopher Squier, a professor of the UI Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine, and Dows, said the reason the UI was awarded the grant

is the many leaders that show “evidence” of the UI being a scholarly school. “When we look at the people that we’ve trained, we have among them, a president associate dean for research,” he said. “We have the head of the Children’s Dentistry Department at the University of Washington in Seattle … we have faculty in leading universities across the country.” However, the institute gave half as much in the grant this year as it has in the past. “I wrote to the director of [the institute], and she was apologetic, and that disturbed my concerns, but it didn’t make any difference to the funding,” he said. Carol Fischer, one of the postdoctoral students who received a portion of the grant, said her current research is being funded by the grant. But Fischer doesn’t intend to stop here. She is working on a grant proposal for herself to research individuals carrying a string of bacteria that causes infections. “[Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus] causes a lot of infections and is difficult to treat it hospitals,” she said. “So some people carry these MRSA strains all the time, and some people don’t. My research will look into some of the reasons on why that’s the case.”

it in families. It could be genetics, but also lifestyle and dietary habits. Definitely, Iowa children are more at risk.”






Which NFL team had the best opener? The Daily Iowan staff debates which NFL team has the most promise after the first week of pro football kicked off last weekend.

San Francisco 49ers It’s hard to put any team over the San Francisco 49ers after the show they put on in their season-opener on Sunday. Third-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick burned the Packers’ defense with his arm for 412 yards and 3 touchdowns in his best passing game yet. His constant improvement since taking over for Alex Smith midway through last year has been nothing short of amazing. If he continues his rapid maturity, San Francisco could very well wind up back in the Super Bowl. While Kaepernick’s spectacular opening may have stolen the spotlight, the entire team had a

solid day. The always-solid defense forced two critical Green Bay turnovers and looked every bit as dominate as it did last year. The kicking game was solid if not spectacular. The rushing game only accounted for 90 yards on 34 rushes, which is mildly surprising after the Packers gave up 181 rushing yards to Kaepernick alone the last time the two teams met. However, the 49ers have one of the deepest RB corps of any team and a perennial 1,000-yard rusher in Frank Gore. Also, young guns Kendall Hunter and the soon-to-be healthy LaMichael James will both contribute this year. Jim Harbaugh likes to run the ball and will get these talented backs into some running room. Wide receiver was also a bit of a question mark at the beginning of the season because Michael Crabtree, the team’s best

wideout, injured his Achilles in May. Anquan Boldin, a trade acquisition from the Ravens, hauled in 13 passes for 208 yards and looked every bit like he could pick up the slack until Crabtree returns. Vernon Davis also caught 2 touchdowns and looked like he was picking up right where he left off last year in the playoffs, where he became one of Kaepernick’s favorite targets. Possibly the most important thing for the 49ers is to keep Kaepernick healthy. As a read-option QB, he is prone to be hit more and injured more. While he hasn’t suffered any real injuries so far, the 49ers can’t allow him to take as many hits as he did last year. This is mostly because of this year’s backup quarterback situation. That is to say, Colt McCoy is not Alex Smith. San Francisco has one of, if not the, hardest schedules in the NFL. It

has a date with the Seahawks as well as games with the Texans and the Colts — all in the next four weeks. That stretch will tell a lot more about this year’s 49ers, but for right now, things are looking very good for San Francisco to have another excellent season.

— by Jordan Hansen

Denver Broncos There were about a half dozen teams who had pretty impressive showings in their first week of NFL action; however, you’d be hard-pressed to find a team that impressed observers quite as much as the Denver Broncos did last weekend. A lot of people have high expectations for the Bronco’s this season, and for good reason. The Bronco’s made some serious moves this off-season, including adding wide


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Freshman wide receiver Matt VandeBerg has also significantly progressed as a player in his short time as a Hawkeye. The Brandon, S.D. native caught two catches against Missouri State and continues to show his promise as a pass catcher. “He’s practiced well. He’s not the biggest guy in the world, you probably noticed that,” head coach Kirk Ferentz said. “But he’ll grow as we go along. He’s really practiced well and made some good catches. He tries to block, and he does what he’s supposed to do. So he’s really picked things up quickly.” VandeBerg hopes to continue to crack the Iowa game-day roster, but he’s not the only true freshman on the offense fighting for playing time. Running back LeShun Daniels has seen time in the backfield, carrying the ball six times for 30 yards thus far in his young career. With a group of talent-

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“We’ve been layering back,” the junior said. “In the [midfield], we have that confidence that even if we miss a ball, our defense is going to pick us up — just that confidence in our teammates.” As in any sport, communication is key on the field. And the Hawks communicate well. Over the course of any game, it is easy to hear Schultheis, Boyce, and Company yell

sOCCER Continued from 8a father was on the sideline. Even when her father wasn’t coaching her, he would find ways to give her advice. “Growing up, he would pull me aside and be like ‘You need to do this. You need to do that,’ ” she said. “It was really helpful.” She was able to learn the basics of goalkeeping from her father. She learned quickly and by the age of 13, her father started to see bright things for her future. “She was pretty good. She had a good record and was doing well on

LeShun Daniels Jr. breaks a tackle on Sept. 7 in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa defeated Missouri State, 28-14. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh) ed and established backs ahead of him on the depth chart, though, it will be difficult to Daniels to find a rhythm with his VandeBerg game. wide receiver Junior ball carrier Mark Weis-

man sees an intriguing upside to Daniels’ game and believes he’ll aid his team this season, despite the limited role Daniels he’s expect- running back ed to play. “He’s a beast out there.

He’s fast and can make guys miss,” Weisman said. “He’s a really good running back and is going to help this team a lot this year. “Anyone that can help, that’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter if they’re freshmen or fifth-year seniors. Anyone that can help, that’s what’s important.”

to teammates — whether it is defenders near them or forwards downfield — there is always some type of chatter that can be heard on the pitch. Throughout the course of the game, Iowa may make defensive adjustments, such as pressuring the ball or making lineup changes, which makes communication even more important.

“Among all our line, [communication is] just vital,” Schultheis said. “Players are switching, we don’t want to want to run all over the place so we need to communicate to each other all the time.” Iowa’s last line of defense is goalkeeper Boyce. The fifth-year senior is in her first year as a starter, and has impressed her coaches and teammates

alike. Schultheis said Boyce is very competitive and has a lot of motivation to win games in her final season wearing the Black and Gold. As a whole, senior Aubrey Coleman said the team’s efforts are a product of its work ethic and discipline. Specifically, each student-athlete’s individual focus on defense. “I think everyone has put in a lot of individual work,” Coleman said. “That individual work and putting together those pieces have produced a great defense.”

‘...individual work and putting together those pieces have produced a great defense’ – Aubrey Coleman, senior

the team,” Eric Clark said. “She was an excellent goalie. At that point I knew she was going to be pretty good.” Hannah Clark gathered experience through numerous club teams and eventually found her way to Iowa. Here, Eric Clark faced his toughest task— not being able to coach her anymore. “It’s probably the hardest thing I did,” Eric Clark said. “Last year I wanted to coach her, and I found the more I did it the fur-

ther I pushed her away.” The coaching Hannah Clark receives from her father these days is far more simplistic. “Before every game I just send her a text message and tell her I love her, play smart, and have fun,” Eric Clark said. “Other than that I don’t coach her anymore.” This season, the Iowa goalkeeper has only been scored on once the entire year. She’s played the entirety of each match and has posted five shutouts

‘I’ve seen her maturity grow over the past year. She walks into a game much more mature. This year she’s prepared and a totally different person.’ – Eric Clark, Hannah’s father

in the process — making it 380 minutes since the last time she’s been scored on. “It’s really good to have Hannah back there,” head coach Ron Rainey said. “Were going to be in every game because it’s going to be hard to score on us.” Eric Clark has now taken on more of the role of supporter rather than coach, but for him, to be able to watch his daughter succeed at this level is definitely worth the sacrifice. “I’ve seen her maturity grow over the past year. She walks into a game more mature,” Eric Clark said. “This year she’s prepared and a totally different person.”

receiver Wes Welker and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and to many, they are considered early favorites to win the Super Bowl this year. The team handled the hype and lived up to every single bit of it, thrashing the defending-champion Baltimore Ravens, 49-27, on national TV to ring in the 2013-14 NFL season. The game was fairly close in the first half, with the Broncos being forced to punt three times on their first three drives, and they were down at the half, 17-14. However, Peyton Manning soon caught fire and torched the Ravens’ secondary, flinging 7 touchdowns for 462 yards through the air. It was an absolute clinic that left Raven quarterback Joe Flacco left with little else to do after the game than to scratch his head and marvel at the feat. However, the dominance of the Broncos goes beyond

Manning. After losing star linebacker Von Miller to a suspension for violating the league’s drug policy and Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil to free agency, the Broncos’ defense was heavily perhaps their biggest question mark. After getting off to a slow start, they shut it down in the second half, giving up only 10 points in the third and fourth quarters. Linebacker Danny Trevathan would have had a pick six had he been able to keep his composure and wait one more second to cross the goal line before tossing the ball up in celebration. Instead, the ball rolled out of bounds, and the touchdown was ruled a touchback for the Ravens. The scoreboard was misleading, all things considered. The score could have been a lot worse. All in all, it was quite the coming out party for the Denver Broncos.

— by Ryan Rodriguez






REDS AVOID SWEEP BY CUBS CINCINNATI — The Reds got power from some unlikely players to complete a 7-3 homestand. Devin Mesoraco hit his first home run in more than a month, and Jack Hannahan added his first career pinch-hit homer as Cincinnati avoided a sweep by the last-place Chicago Cubs with a 6-0 win on Wednesday. Mesoraco, hitless in his previous 13 at bats, had 3 to lead the Reds. The homestand included a 3-1 record against St. Louis and three-game sweep of NL West Division-leading Los Angeles. “It felt like I got the monkey off my back,” Hannahan said. “The last two years, I hit home runs on opening day. It was huge.” Hannahan didn’t get many pinch-hit opportunities in the American League. “This is all new to me,” he said. The hit turned a close game into a rout. “It wasn’t easy,” Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. “Everybody was happy for Hannahan. It was big to get those runs.” Cincinnati entered the game in third place in the Central, three games behind the division-leading Cardinals and two behind Pittsburgh. After winning the first two games of the three-game series, the Cubs were in position for their first sweep of the Reds in Cincinnati since May 2001. Mike Leake (13-6) threw 107 pitches in 5.2 innings en route to a career high in wins, despite humid conditions and an 84-degree temperature at game time. Leake allowed 4 hits and 4 walks with 6 strikeouts. He joined relievers J.J. Hoover, Alfredo Simon, Manny Parra, and Sam LeCure to produce Cincinnati’s 16th shutout of the season, four more than last season. “I didn’t have my best stuff,” Leake said. “Sometimes you have a few games where a couple of pitches beat you. I was able to make pitches and it worked out.” Leake appeared to be the odd man out when spring training started. The Reds were grooming Aroldis Chapman for a job in the starting rotation. They changed their minds, and Leake has prospered. – Associated Press

THROWBACK THURSDAY Today in Hawkeye Sports: Sept. 12, 2001 — The Hawkeye football team was scheduled to play Iowa State in Ames a day after the Twin Towers were hit. After careful deliberation, the two teams decided to play as a way to, “help the nation heal after the tragedy of Sept. 11.” Throwback Thursday will feature a moment in Hawkeye Sports history each week.


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Frosh earn playing time

Iowa wide receiver Matt VandeBerg gets tackled in Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 7. Iowa defeated Missouri State, 28-14. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)

By Ryan Probasco

During Iowa’s 28-14 win over Missouri State last weekend, true freshman cornerback Desmond King made a glaring mental mistake — one that may have cost his team a win against a better opponent — on a route he’s likely seen hundreds of times before. In the fourth quarter on Sept. 7, Missouri State wide receiver Julian Burton took off after a snap, stopped after 10 yards, then quickly restarted his stride, hoping to catch King cheating on a comeback route. King was drawn in by the fake, and by the time he could recover, Burton was three strides ahead of him, holding the ball in the end zone. It was King’s first start for the Black

and Gold, which excuses the error, but only slightly. Senior linebacker James Morris sees the tremendous skills King possesses but noted he’ll have to continue developing if he wants to become a well-rounded starter. “We’ve got a lot of guys on our team that have tremendous ability,” Morris said. “The guys you see on the field, King most of the time, are the guys defensive back that are dependable. From a player’s perspective, and I can’t speak for the coaches, but I think a lot of it comes down to trust.” The faith the team and coaching staff has in King, Morris said, is the reason he’s been

given such a significant role this early in his career. “For him to be playing as a true freshman, it means he’s somebody we think we can trust,” Morris said. “And obviously, he’s a young player, and he’s going to make some mistakes, but we don’t have anybody on the field that we don’t have confidence in, and that’s certainly true for Desmond.” King was listed as the starter opposite of BJ Lowery for this week’s game against Iowa State. Sophomore cornerback Jordan Lomax’s status is still up in the air at the moment because a hamstring injury, which opens the door for King to gain even more valuable experience. See Freshmen, 6a

‘D’ carries field hockey For the love of the pitch Hannah Clark and her father, Eric Clark, have a relationship rooted in soccer. By Jacob Sheyko

backs. “When we get caught up into the defenders defend and the attackers score, we kind of get ourselves into trouble,” the 14-year head coach said. “We all buy into winning the ball back when we don’t have it and helping each other out.” Midfielder Dani Hemeon echoed her coach’s statement about the team assisting each other. She said that trust and confidence in her teammates’ play a very important role in the team’s ability to stop the opposition.

Hannah Clark’s father, Eric Clark, was at Iowa’s soccer match against Iowa State on Sept. 6. He watched his daughter shut out her fourth team this season in front of a record setting crowd. For someone who’s been with his daughter for every step of her soccer career, it’s safe to say it was a proud moment. Hannah Clark’s re- Clark lationship with her goalkeeper father is deeply rooted in soccer. Ever since Hannah Clark picked up the sport, her father has been there with her. “I’ve grown up with him teaching me the ropes and giving me advice,” she said. With a stint as a goalkeeper at Marshall University cut short because of concussions and a lone year on the Chicago Sting’s reserve team in 1982, Eric Clark’s background in soccer is much more than being a proud parent. He coached his daughter for the majority of her early soccer years. When Hannah Clark was playing in youth leagues, it was likely that her

See Field Hockey, 6a

See SOCCER, 6a

SCOREBOARD MLB Philadelphia 4, San Diego 2 Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2 Cincinnati 6, Chi. Cubs 0 Pittsburgh 7, Texas 5 San Francisco 4, Colorado 3 Arizona, LA Dodgers Houston, Seattle LAA Angels 5, Toronto 4 Washington 3, NY Mets 0 NY Yankees 5, Baltimore 4 Miami 5, Atlanta 2 Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3 (10) Detroit 1, Chi. White Sox 0 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 1 Oakland 18, Minnesota 3 MLS Toronto FC 1, Chicago 1 WNBA Connecticut 78, Atlanta 77 Phoenix 66, Chicago 57

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Iowa forward Natalie Cafone steals the ball from a North Carolina player at Grant Field on Sept. 8. The Hawkeyes lost to the Tar Heels, 3-1. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing)

The No. 8 Iowa field hockey defense has allowed the team to get off to a hot start. By Danny Payne

No. 8 Iowa field hockey has turned heads with its performance to start the 2013 season. A large part of the 3-1 Hawkeyes’ jump from No. 13 to No. 8 can be attributed to the team’s strong defensive play to start the season. The metric that illustrates the Hawkeyes defensive ability most effectively is goals allowed — just look at the Big Ten rankings of that category, where Iowa has allowed the fewest number of balls into the back of the net (4).

Senior backs Niki Schultheis and Karli Johansen lead the Hawkeye protection unit, along with goalkeeper Kelsey Boyce, who has started in the net all four games this season. Head coach Tracey Griesbaum noted that the experience of her back line, specifically Schultheis and Johansen, contributes to the early success. She said the duo’s training and time spent playing at the college level has helped her squad tremendously. However, Griesbaum said defense is a total team effort — not just relying on the


HOURS The weekend in arts & entertainment

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Festival with Soul The first Iowa Soul Festival will celebrate the music, food, and art of African culture. By Justus Flair

Coming from more than 100 countries, the University of Iowa has nearly 4,000 international students as well as students from virtually every state in America. Given such far-reaching demographics, it may seem absurd to consider Iowa City lacking in any culture, but Diversity Focus Executive Director Chad Simmons noticed a certain area left wanting — African culture. The first ever Iowa Soul Festival will take place all day Friday through Sept. 15 between the 100 and 300 blocks of Iowa Avenue to celebrate African American and African culture. Music, dancing, and food of African inspiration will be represented, as well as art and clothing for sale. “About two years ago, Chad Simmons approached [the city of Iowa City’s Summer of the Arts] and said there really aren’t any major events for African Americans in Iowa, so he proposed a festival to celebrate African and African American culture,” said Lisa Barnes, the executive director of Iowa City’s Summer of the Arts. “[Simmons] helped us put together a committee, and we started meeting last December. We’re excited about doing something a little bit

different this year.” The festival is certainly different from others the Summer of the Arts has put on previously. One of the key differences — UI students will be back in Iowa City for the event. “Doing an event while students are here, that’s different for us, and we’re really looking forward to it,” Barnes said. “The goal is not only to bring out the African-American community to celebrate but also to bring out the general community to appreciate the culture.” There are a variety of events the committee hopes will draw in the community, including an art show featuring works with an African influence. “We really wanted to focus on African-American, African, or African-inspired art,” Barnes said. “We only have seven artists, so it is a very small area. It’s basically one big long row with booths, and everyone will have her or his space within that.” For sale at the booths will be paintings, sculptures, jewelry, accessories, and clothing. If individuals are not interested in purchasing any art, there is always the opportunity to come

MUSIC Iowa Soul Festival When: 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday Where: 100 and 300 blocks of Iowa Admission: Free

out and hear art. Soul Festival will feature numerous artists, including the legendary blues singer and guitarist Buddy Guy at 8 p.m. on Friday. Several local and influential artists will perform as well. “The committee threw out local artists’ names, trying to represent a wide range of different styles of music,” Barnes said. The artists were all more than happy

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• Open Mike, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s, 730 S. Dubuque • Super Soul Session, 9 p.m., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington • Mixology, 10 p.m., Gabe’s • Nonfiction Writing Program Reading, Phillip Lopate, 7 p.m., 101 Biology Building East

Starting where the chilling 2011 film Insidious left off, the Lambert family is once again in the line of fire for spirits and terror as they embark on a mission to uncover the childhood secrets that have haunted their family for years.


• Campus Activities Board Movie, Iron Man 3, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater • Campus Activities Board

By Michael Croce

With Chicago’s Riot Fest on this weekend’s horizon, fans of ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s punk rock are granted an opportunity to once again bask in the sounds orchestrated by the musicians who brought them through their angsty, teenage years (outdoors). Headlined by bands such as the Replacements, Fallout Boy, Blink-182, Pixies, Danzig, and Taking Back Sunday (with current artists that have played in Iowa City in the past year such as Best Coast, Dessa, and White Mystery), the rock-music scene has witnessed the rebirths of bands of a past generation (last year featured SoCal punk legends Descendents and Chicago ’90s agro-ska favorite Slapstick). We have seen great successes in this revival era, like with the resurgence of East Coast alternative clan Dinosaur Jr’s 2012 album I Bet on Sky and most recently (last week) Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre fame’s new project The Julie Ruin’s Run Fast album, which stayed true to Hanna’s trademark up-beat, energetic, soprano-vocal aesthetic driving witty, pathos heavy, narrative lyrics.

One band in particular, however, fell flat on face (and sheet music and stereo) in its attempt: Pixies. To which I struggle in still addressing it as. Pixies, most notable for the albums Surfer Rosa and Doolittle (1988-89), along with commercial success from the song “Where Is My Mind?” (iconic anthem of the dark and twisted cult classic film Fight Club), released EP1 last week. The first new cut released before EP1, “Bagboy,” brought about encouragement, leaving me hopeful that Kim Shattuck’s presence could possibly do justice in replacing the wistfully enchanting female background vocals left void in Kim Deal’s messy departure. Then the EP came out, and optimism quickly faded, as did the bass lines I had grown to know and love. I tuned in on repeat in hope of finding a silver lining, ultimately left only with chagrin. Nirvana smelled like teen spirit, but tracks such as “Indie City” reek like desperation to get back to where the band once held reign. What was once a mildly surfy, folk-indie revelation has now corroded into a disengaged, lethargic product, leaving me disdained over Black Francis’ (frontman) de-

cision to continue capitalizing on the name Pixies, blemishing what the band once meant to rock fans in what now feels like a past life. The new sound is bland, uninspired, and lackadaisical, reeking with the dense air of trying too hard to reincarnate the late-80s sound rather than maturing, evolving into something fresh in lieu of Deal’s absence. The overall attempt at punky-angst come across insincere at best, insulting at worst. Deal was too integral (“Gigantic,” if you will) a part for the band to have ventured in the realm of create musings under the same style. Everything about this feels like a bitter divorce, and we’re the children left to full custody in the hands of overzealous authoritarian dad, while relatable rockin’ mom is off starting a new life with her hip step-family. Without name and brand recognition, the Deal-less Pixies would likely be relegated to playing Saturday evenings at hipster clubs in Williamsburg and not at a festival before thousands of loyal fans from all over the country. Let’s do our best to remember the greatness of Pixies past without toxification, drowning all things to come from our short-term memory.

• Linn Street Live featuring Emily Warren, 4:30 p.m., Mayfair, 109 S Linn • Iowa Soul Festival, 5 p.m., Downtown • Mobb Deep, 9 p.m., Englert, 221 E. Washington

The Family


Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this off-beat action comedy about a Mafia boss and his family who enter the witness-protection program—and have a hard time putting to rest the chaos and grudges of their former past for a quiet life undercover.


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• Campus Activities Board Movie, Iron Man 3, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater • Campus Activities Board Movie, The Purge, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Dreamwell Theater, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist

It’s hard to imagine ex-Nazis or Rwandan genocidaires dancing in musicals, but Indonesian mass murder Anwar Congo and his friends have been doing that and more since the ’60s. This film tells the unsettling story of a man who has not only gotten away with genocide but has been celebrated ever since.

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• Country Dance Lessons, 6:30 p.m., Wildwood, 4919 Walleye • Country Dance and Lesson, 7 p.m., Eagle’s Lodge, 225 Highway 1 W.


• Walk it Out Executive Board Interviews, 3 p.m., 255 IMU

Society, 10 S. Gilbert • Venus in Fur, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater • No Shame Theater, 11 p.m., Theater Building


• Shambaugh House Reading Series, Kim Kyung Uk (South Korea), Kim Seoryung (South Korea), 5 p.m., Shambaugh House • “Live from Prairie Lights,” Ryan Bartelmay, fiction, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque


• Walk it Out Executive Board Interviews, 11 a.m., 255 IMU

Saturday 9.14 music

• Iowa Soul Festival, 11 a.m., Downtown • Community Folk Sing, 3 p.m., Uptown Bill’s • Iowa Clarinet Festival, Potpourri Recital, 5 p.m., University Capitol Center Recital Hall The Act of Killing

• Venus in Fur, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert

Friday 9.13 music


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Movie, The Purge, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU


• An Hour With Eckhart Tolle, 4 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn


• Campus Activities Board Movie, Iron Man 3, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater

• Campus Activities Board Movie, The Purge, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU


• The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Dreamwell Theater, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society, 10 S. Gilbert • Venus in Fur, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater


• The Rescue Run, 8 a.m., Terry Trueblood Recreation Area • Doughnut Daze, noon, Wilson’s Orchard, 2924 Orchard Lane N.E.

Sunday 9.15 music

• Iowa Soul Festival, 11 a.m., Downtown • Uriel Tsachor, 3 p.m., Riverside Recital Hall

son’s Orchard • Fiddler’s Picnic, noon, Johnson County Fairgrounds • Downtown Race Series, 3:33 p.m., Downtown



• REAC Dance, 6 p.m., Eagle’s Lodge, 225 Highway 1 W.

• The Act of Killing, 5 & 7:30 p.m., Bijou • Campus Activities Board Movie, Iron Man 3, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater • Campus Activities Board Movie, The Purge, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU



• IWP Reading, Rodrigo Blanco (Venezuela), Patricia Portela (Portugal), David Kruger, 4 p.m., Prairie Lights


• Doughnut Daze, noon, Wil-

• Venus in Fur, 2 p.m., Riverside Theater


Festival Continued from 1B to oblige, appreciating their chance to share their culture and influence with the Iowa City community. While they feature different styles of music, all musical performers present African or African American culture. Tony Brown, who will perform on the Main Stage at 11 a.m. Saturday, said

he will reflect the culture because he is of African American ancestry. “I have been born within the roots of the culture that initiated my family before the event of slavery,” Brown said. “My family passed that on to me. The words, the stories, the history, the expressions, the sounds, the power, the soul giving, the performance and the humor, these are what compose the essence of African and African American music.”

Jon Klinkowitz has a slightly different take on African American music, given that he is not of African descent. Klinkowitz will be joined by Gloria Hardiman on the Main Stage at 11 a.m. Sunday. As a white blues guitar player, Klinkowitz said he’s always tried to pay homage to and respect the African American tradition because it’s truly America’s gift to the world. “Whether you call it jazz, blues, gospel or soul,

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to hear music selections from various artists at the soul festival it’s all really the same thing, and it’s the foundation of all American music,” Klinkowitz said. “While African-American culture permeates our society through art and music, people often forget about the roots.”

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Publicity this kind of music. People travel from all over. They come from places A constant stream of like Ames and western music, instrument deal- Illinois.” The picnic is one of a ers, and food vendors will fill the Johnson number of events hostCounty Fairgrounds in ed by the Friends of Old celebration of Old Time Time Music to help cultivate the local commuMusic. Here, Iowans will be nity’s love for the music. “Nobody gets paid,” immersed in bluegrass, Celtic, American folk, said Marc Janssen, a and country music at member of the Goosetown Stringband. “It’s the Fiddler’s Picnic. The event, beginning at all about coming tonoon Sept. 15, is organized gether and playing with by the nonprofit organiza- friends.” Janssen, whose band tion the Iowa Friends of has played at the picnic Old Time Music. “The Fiddler’s Pic- in past years, first got nic started out as a fall involved when he travget-together for friends eled to Iowa City in 2007 to play music at the farm and started playing with of Keith Dempster,” said other musicians in town. He became more acLoren Brumm, the treasurer of the Friends of tive, began to play at Old Time Music. “[It’s] the Fiddler’s Picnic, a great relaxed family and eventually achieved a seat get-toon the gether a t m o - ‘Nobody gets paid, it’s all Friends of Time sphere.” about coming together Old Music’s As the Board of e v e n t and playing Directors. contin“ W e ued to with friends.’ have a lot g r o w , – Marc Janssen, band member of events it was [in Iomoved to wa City] the Johnson County Fairgrounds about arts,” Raife said. to accommodate swell- “We’re unique in our focus.” ing crowds. Unlike most music “It’s a tradition in its 43rd year,” said Thomas concerts today, Jannsen Raife, the president of said, audience members the Friends of Old Time will do more than stand Music. “Iowa City’s a and listen. “When you go to lisvery vibrant place for

Klinkowitz said he feels young people don’t realize the impact African culture has on the music they listen to today. “It’s important for young people to know that what they see and listen to now wasn’t created in

a vacuum,” he said. “And while the African-American experience is filled with discrimination and suffering, a great deal of joy and celebration can be found, as well. It all comes from the feeling.” The inclusion of powerful emotion seems essential to every aspect of African culture, and thus, every aspect of the Iowa Soul Festival. As Brown said, “If it don’t come from love, it ain’t gonna work.”

Away From Home

By Isaac Hamlet



MUSIC The Fiddler’s Picnic When: Noon Sept. 15 Where: Johnson County Fairgrounds Admission: Free for children, $5 for adults ten to old-time music, you end up getting very involved,” he said. “You don’t just watch it; you’re a part of it.” Even though the picnic will be featuring specific styles of music, the Friends of Old Time Music encourages people who might not think they’d be interested to come out anyway. “Often, if folks don’t think they like old-time music, they come, and listen, and find it’s not what they expected,” Janssen said. Raife agreed, saying this kind of music is best to encounter live. “Being able to take in the sound [like this] is a great way to be introduced,” he said. “Our key goal is to not only provide a venue for people who have enjoyed this music their whole lives but also drawing in younger people.”

Like most international students, I came to the United States after finishing high school, when I was 18 years old. Now I am 21 — and like most of my American peers, I love meeting new friends, experiencing new challenges, and observing new environments. But I also like to hang out with my Chinese friends at parties and … PLAY GAMES. One of my favorites — a traditional Chinese game that is typically played by four people — is called Mahjong. Some people say this game was created by Confucius, the famous Chinese philosopher, in 500 BC. The word means “Sparrow” in Chinese — though the game has nothing to do with a little bird. And regardless of where you come from in China, there is very little difference in how the game is played. Further — many other Asians from Korea and Japan also play Mahjong. So really, here in Iowa City, I can always find a group of people who will want to play with me. To some extent, Mahjong requires the players to put their strategy and skills to the test. But like every game, it also involves some degree of luck. When we first gath-

er to play the game, three friends and I sit on different sides of a square table. Four players throw a dice; the “dealer” is the one who throws the biggest number. The game requires a full set of what we call “Pai” — which are essentially brightly colored rectangular tiles, similar in shape and size to dominoes. The symbols on the Pai represent different Chinese words — like kinds of flowers, seasons of the year, or colors. The goal is to collect certain patterns of tiles — what I understand to be similar to the American version of “rummy.” We typically sit around the table for two or three hours playing Mahjong, but there’s really much more going on than just the game: We tend to talk during this time about our lives, our time in Iowa City, the stories we have about attending the University of Iowa, and our reminiscing about our families back home in China. It’s a great time, and a chance for us to come together and relax after a hard week of studies. The party host will usually prepare snacks to serve — our favorite here in America tends to be brownies. I had never eaten brownies before coming to America: my friends introduced this yummy treat to me, and I think they are really delicious. But we also eat some Chinese snacks too — such as “miao cui jiao,” which are small, umbrella-shaped snacks made from flour, salt, and sugar.

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Some party hosts like the American music — such as the Billboard Top 100. Others like Chinese pop music. Only one thing is missing from these parties — more American students to play with us. It would bring our cultures together; they could bring their games to us, and we could show them our Mahjong, and we could learn from each other.




Mobb Deep cruises into the Englert Mobb Deep, a hip-hop duo from Queens, N.Y., will take the Englert Theater stage this weekend. The two will perform at the Englert, 221 E. Washington St., at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $22 in advance, $25 day of show, and $50 for a VIP Meet and Greet. The group consists of Prodigy and Havoc, both of whom contribute verses to the songs, and Havoc is also a producer. Mobb Deep’s is most recognized for their music which can be categorized as hard-core, East Coast hip-hop. Havoc and Prodigy started rhyming together in the ‘80’s when they met at the High School of Art and Design in New York City, where they first called themselves Poetical Profits. The two eventually decided to change their name to Mobb Deep because they believed it “reflected their reputation on the streets.”

Englert Marketing Director Nathan Gould said, “For the last 20 years, Mobb Deep has been an important voice and defined hard-core hip-hop.” The two have worked with many other artists of this nature throughout their career, including Nas and Wu-Tang Clan. Mobb Deep’s sophomore album, The Infamous, is widely considered a classic among the hip-hop community, and the group will have a new, self-titled album coming out soon. Mobb Deep is on tour celebrating its 20th anniversary and promoting its new music. Gould said Iowa City residents can expect more acts of this nature at the Englert because it tries to host events that get every segment of the community excited. With Prodigy and Havoc considered the kings of hip-hop music in New York, this event should appeal to all music fans, no matter their genre preference. – by Mckenna Paulus





beaver’s night out

Atlas doesn’t shrug, it serves up a veritable feast By Ben Verhille

Every once in a while, lucky college kids have the opportunity to score a free meal in Iowa City. For my female peers down here, it isn’t that hard to come upon. For me, it took turning 21. I had to make sure it was a place that was worth it, and after a number of recommendations from a close friend of mine (I bet she didn’t pay for it), I thought I would give Atlas Restaurant a chance. Just arriving at the restaurant, 127 Iowa Ave., I noticed the number of people sitting on the outdoor patio. A little adventurous for this time of year, but I do love a good patio dinner. Not today, but soon. The long and skinny

frame of the dining room opened me into a room with some availability in seating, yet surprisingly loud. I immediately began wondering if we had come into the wrong restaurant, but it must have just been the loud table next to us. Either way, staying for dinner was definitely a good idea. Putting a genre to this venue is difficult, outside of a fine-dining restaurant. Its wide variety on the menu had a few strange flairs to it, but then again, seeing macaroni and cheese next to a filet mignon was a first for me, too. I need to get out more. Since it was a night on someone else’s bill, I had to make sure to get the most out of my meal — a trick I’ve learned from being on the wrong end of things a few times. Starting with a cold and crisp mojito, made with silver rum, fresh mint, and lime — it was almost as good as the wine my parents brought. But

my mother felt that she should help me finish my glass. Me, not being big on sharing, got a big-boy drink for myself. The appetizers are definitely worth it, and if you want one of the most delicious and flavorful plates

I’ve ever had the graces of enjoying, the Tuna Crisps. The blackened ahi tuna, with wasabi, teriyaki, and ginger were absolutely amazing. They were gone before I could finish chewing my first one. On the plate section

of the menu, most of the dishes have at least one asterisk, to measure the amount of spice. So when I noticed this, I dove for the Creole Shrimp, earning three asterisks for heat. The dish was described as a lemon- and rose-

mary-marinated shrimp sautéed with Creole tomato vegetable sauce and andouille sausage jambalaya. Served as a mound of rice on top of the jambalaya, beset with shrimp, the plate’s aroma put all the delicious spicy flavor in my mouth before I picked up the fork. Tails uncut, so make sure you do that before you scoop in a mouthful of the Creole dish. The flavor was very good, but the spice just didn’t quite meet the expectations. After the spicy Tuna Crisp had one asterisk, I figured three would pack a powerful punch. Good news for the weenies, bad news for those seeking a spicy entrée option. Not to take any credit away from the chefs, our group ordered a variety of plate options, and I didn’t hear a single complaint about their dinner.




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• Boren Awards Information Session, 2 p.m., 1117 University Capitol Center • Walk it Out Executive Board Interviews, 3 p.m., 255 Iowa Memorial Union • Classics Colloquium: A Year in Greece, 4:30 p.m., Jefferson Building second-floor lounge • Country Dance Lessons, 6:30 p.m., Wildwood, 4919 Walleye • Country Dance and Lesson, 7 p.m., Eagle’s Lodge, 225 Highway 1 • Open Mike, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s, 730 S. Dubuque • Nonfiction Writing Program Reading, Phillip Lopate, 7 p.m., 101 Biology Building East • The Everyone Gets Laid Comedy Show, 7:30

How tired am I this morning? • If I was any sleepier, I’d be a hamlet in Maine. • Six minutes in, the day was already winning, 21-0. • My snooze button is pressing charges. • On the way to work, a homeless person gave me money for coffee. • I’m wearing two watches, one sock, and no underwear. • I nodded off while drinking a 5-Hour Energy. • People think I’m auditioning for the next season of “The Walking Dead.” • People keep accusing me of doing a terrible Steven Wright impression. • A flight attendant just forced me to check the bags under my eyes. • All the closers keep giving me their coffee. • I read today’s Garfield and actually laughed. • I’m at Twelve Loko and counting. • I rudely forgot to say goodbye to your Mom this morning. • I’m having trouble even holding my head up my ass. • I think I’m awake, but the top is still spinning … THE TOP IS STILL SPINNING. Andrew R. Juhl Yale C, Brian T, Erik J, Beau P, and Timothy D for contributing to today’s Ledge.

The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence ... sort of like the Post Office with tanks. — Emo Philips

p.m., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington • Venus in Fur, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert • Campus Activities Board Movie, Iron Man 3, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater • Campus Activities Board Movie, The Purge, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU • Super Soul Session, 9 p.m., Gabe’s • Mixology, 10 p.m., Gabe’s submit an event Want to see your special event appear here? Simply submit the details at:

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t sit around when you should be out searching for something unique. You can pick up interesting items and information if you shop or make a point to talk to people you encounter along the way. Love relationships look positive. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may be faced with personal adjustments, but try not to act irrationally. Anger won’t solve what’s bothering you. Address issues tactfully and with thoughtful solutions. Showing compassion and understanding will make you a better person. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Hard work will pay the bills. Stay away from fast cash schemes or people trying to take advantage of you or your skills. Focus on home, family, and how you can cut costs and lower your overhead. Use brains, not brawn. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Plan to do something you enjoy, or spend time with someone you find entertaining or fun to be with. Expand your interests. Sign up for something that will help you feel good about yourself and the direction in which you are heading. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Problems will surface if you neglect your chores or disappoint someone. Physical injury will put a damper on your ability to live up to your promises. Your best option is to be upfront and nurture an important relationship. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take action, offer solutions, and most of all, stay out of trouble. Emotional issues will surface if you aren’t willing to compromise; try new things or spend time with someone who loves you and needs a little attention. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Visit a place you’ve never been before or that can offer you information about the quality of life different geographical locations can bring you. An opportunity to work in an unfamiliar place will enable you to use your skills more diversely. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t stifle your feelings, especially when it comes to love and romance. Share your thoughts, and you will find unusual ways to make your personal life unique, affordable, and stress-free. Let your intuition lead the way. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Help is on the way. Don’t let pride cause you to fall short of what’s being asked of you. Positive personal changes will pay off and can lead to a better standard of living and surroundings conducive to greater cash flow. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A money idea you have will be well-received. Look for partners who have something to contribute, and avoid those wanting to take advantage of your talent, skills, and expertise. Take your time, and choose someone unique. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t wait for someone to take over. Use your inventive imagination to initiate whatever it takes to get your idea up and running. Someone you have worked with in the past will offer an unusual outlet for what you have to offer. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look over pending settlements, contracts, or legal matters, and you will find a loophole or information that can help you bring them to a head. Money is heading your way from an unusual source. Your love life shows greater promise.

The Daily Iowan - 09/12/13  

The Daily Iowan's print edition for Thursday, September 12, 2013.

The Daily Iowan - 09/12/13  

The Daily Iowan's print edition for Thursday, September 12, 2013.