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The lawsuit between an ex-dean at the University of Iowa College of Law and a former teaching candidate is ongoing, and officials continue to debate what effect a decision in the trial would have on universities nationwide. Teresa Wagner, a part-time employee at the UI College of Law’s writing resource center, was denied full-time employment in 2006. She first filed a lawsuit against Carolyn Jones in January 2009. Wagner said the then-dean didn’t hire her because of her Wagner conservative political beliefs, UI employee claiming discrimination violated her First Amendment rights. Wagner’s trial has drawn national attention. However, the effect of a decision in her favor is a source of disagreement. “A broad decision in her favor would cause us to lose the separation even state universities have from the government … something that’s been going back centuries,” said Walter Olson, a senior fellow with the Cato Institute. “It will make universities more bureaucratic than they already are … to like someone, that’s hard to separate from politics.” But Northwestern University Associate Professor of law Zev Eigen said a decision in Wagner’s favor would not have very much impact in See wagner, 5a
County Auditor’s computer move sparks ire Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett recently spent more than $60,000 on new electronic equipment, a much more costly purchase than the Board of Supervisors approved last year. During Thursday’s meeting, Supervisor Janelle Rettig revealed Slockett bought 70 computers, 70 printers, and 70 scanners that the board denied during last year’s budget process. Supervisors approved the purchase of only five new computers for election precincts. Supervisor Rod Sullivan said the auditor’s claim, which officials approved a few weeks ago, was listed as “Precinct Atlas” and came from Cerro Gordo County. Sullivan said he assumed the purchase was something Cerro Gordo developed and the money was being used for software or licensing rights. Sullivan called the maneuver “misleading” and “sneaky,” saying the invoice should have simply said “computers” and Slockett should have purchased the equipment from a local vendor. Cutting back in other areas to help recover the costs of the electronics will be “almost impossible,” Sullivan said, and officials don’t even know if the county’s information-technology specialists can service the equipment. “It’s a real affront to our processes, first of all,” Sullivan said. “Second of all, it’s incredibly costly.” Rettig and Sullivan voted against approving this week’s claims following the incident. “We don’t have control measures to stop elected officials and department heads from violating the budget,” Rettig said during the meeting. “Until we get some control measures in place, I don’t think we should be paying any more bills. Obviously, people can spend money how they want, not how it was budgeted.” Sullivan said he hopes Slockett attends the board’s meeting next week, where he plans to talk to him.
Young people register and vote early in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Monday. People may vote early at satellite locations on campus until Oct. 24. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)
Nationally, studies find young voters are more disinterested in this election cycle, but campaigns on campus are working to counteract any apathy. By Cassidy Riley Cassidy-Riley@uiowa.edu
ith the general election under three weeks away, the campaigns strive to spark enthusiasm in one key demographic: the youth vote. A study released on Wednesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics claimed voters between the ages of 18 and 29 trust President Obama more on issues pertaining to their age group by 31 percentage points. However, more young voters supporting GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are more likely to “definitely vote” in this year’s general election, exceeding Obama
voters by 10 percent. Both campaigns recognize the importance of winning the youth vote in this election, and have been working to reach out to that demographic, particularly on the University of Iowa campus. “We want to make sure young people are engaged and informed about the issues,” said Elizabeth Purchia, press secretary for Obama for America Iowa. This is why the Obama for America campaign has taken such strides to ensure students are registered and have access to voting satellites, she said. On campus, the Obama campaign has also hosted several events, which range from celebrities vis-
Pins lay on a table at an early voting site at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Monday. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh) its —like Rashida Jones and Justin Long — to the president himself. Kelsey Boehm, the president of the UI College Republicans, echoed the results of the Harvard poll. “I find that among Republicans, I find the exSee youth, 5a
Youth Vote In 2008, the voters from ages 1824 went up to 49 percent from 47 percent in 2004. Out of all voters between the ages of 18-29:
66 percent voted for Obama • 31 percent voted for McCain
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One of The University of Iowa’s newest and most popular campus buildings is experiencing growing pains, despite being open for just over two years. The three-level, 215,000 square-foot Campus Recreation & Wellness Center opened in summer of 2010 at the intersection of Burlington and Madison Streets at a cost of $70 million. Despite its growing popularity among the UI and Iowa City communities, official plans have yet to be submitted for the second phase People walk by the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Thursday. (The Daily
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Five percent. As Grant Stracke lay in a bed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in September 2011, doctors informed Phil and Sara Stracke that their son had a 5 percent chance of survival. Grant, 11, had received an appendectomy at a western Iowa hospital less than a week before, during which he lost large amount of blood. Upon further analysis of his condition, doctors found that Grant’s aorta had been severed during the appendectomy. Grant was transferred to the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha less than a day after the procedure. “It was very shocking news,” Sara Stracke said. “We were not prepared for it at all.” After Grant survived the surgery to repair his aorta, doctors advised the Strackes to send him to UIHC, where he would receive renal therapy on his failing kidneys. “We were told that we had to get him to Iowa City, or he was as good as dead,” Phil Stracke said. Patrick Brophy, the director of pediatric nephrology at the UIHC, was quick to point out the resiliency of the Stracke family. “They’re pretty amazing folks,’” he said. “[Grant] was about as critically ill
as he could be.” Grant underwent 14 surgeries during his stays in Omaha and Iowa City. After 31 days at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and 10 days on the pediatric floor, he was discharged. Grant then underwent speech, occupational, and intense physical therapy at the ChildServe Center in Johnston, Iowa. “We wanted them to push him hard,” Sara Stracke said. “In one month there, he went from not being able to walk at all to being able to walk without any assistance.” After overcoming possible leg amputation, brain damage, and even death, Grant returned to a life of normalcy. He played tight end for his youthleague football team this fall and played third base and pitcher on his baseball team this summer. Local benefits were held to raise money and establish a support system for the Manilla, Iowa, family. “It was so mind-boggling,” Sara Stracke said. “At one event, I think our entire community came out. We had about 1,200 people there total.” The community environment stretched all the way to Iowa City — the Strackes received comfort and compassion from the UIHC staff. “From the moment we got there, there were nurses talking to us, doctors talking to us, telling us what they were going to do,”
Phil Stracke said. “Realistically, we understood that Grant’s chances of survival weren’t great. But they continually gave us hope.” Grant was one of 13 children chosen to be a Kid Captain this season, and he will attend Saturday’s home game when the Hawkeyes take on visiting Penn State. The Strackes were able to choose one individual involved in Grant’s care to accompany Grant to the game and to watch with him from the sidelines. UIHC kidney specialist Jennifer Jetton, one of the many doctors involved in the care of Grant, will be Grant’s guest of honor at the game. “His parents, his family, they were with him the entire time,” Jetton said. “They were incredibly gracious to all his care providers, even when they were going through an very
2012 Kid Captains • Iowa at Northern Illinois: Shawn-Brooklyn Young • Iowa vs. Iowa State: Chaz Renken • Iowa vs. UNI: Skylar Jacobson • Iowa vs. Central Michigan: Brandi Yates • Iowa vs. Minnesota: Ally Mauck • Iowa at Michigan State: Brynn Bowman • Iowa vs. Penn State: Grant Stracke • Iowa at Northwestern: Jacie Stewart • Iowa at Indiana: Ellie Schmidt • Iowa vs. Purdue: Adam Weckel • Iowa at Michigan: Cian Bonnett • Iowa vs. Nebraska: Blake Derby • Bowl Game: Emery Tillberg
rough period.” While Phil and Sara gushed about the UIHC staff, Grant had only a few words. “Thank you for saving my life,” he said.
Though President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney have sparred on foreign policy and defense spending already, the barbs are sure to come out again in the Oct. 22 debate. The candidates traded words in several direct confrontations during Tuesday night’s debate, and their heated exchanges set the stage for the upcoming confrontation, which will focus on foreign policy and will allow the candidates more time to speak. One aspect of foreign policy that may be discussed is defense spending. In the most recent presidential debate, Obama claimed that Romney would add $2 trillion to the defense budget, an increase he said the military has not asked for. Romney’s campaign website states his plan to set defense spending at a minimum of 4 percent of GDP. Based on the 2011 U.S. GDP, Romney’s plan would call for at least $603 billion in defense spending. A U.S. Department of De-
fense representative, who wished to remain anonymous because she is on active duty, said the military takes seriously its obligation to defend the nation with the resources it has. “If you are told you have a $30,000 budget to live on, you can live on that and make adjustments,” she said. “But if you are offered a $60,000 budget, you can afford a lot more of what you want.” She said the military would make “excellent use” of an increased budget, though it has already planned around a reduced
budget under the president’s plan. However, one expert with the Cato Institute said increases in military spending were not necessary. “The U.S. is remarkably secure,” said Christopher Preble, the vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at the institute. “Increasing spending when we are winding down wars doesn’t make much sense to me. It raises the question: what will this spending be used on? Will we be fighting more Iraq and Afghanistan kind of wars or something larger, like Iran?” The total cost of the war in Afghanistan is approximately $576 billion, according to the National Priorities Project, a Massachusetts research organization that analyzes federal data. In the Oct 11. vice-presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden iterated the Obama administration’s goal to end the war in Afghanistan by 2014 saying, “We are leaving in 2014. Period.” Richard Mansbach, a political-science professor at Iowa State University, said the American people are tired of
the war in Afghanistan. “[The Afghanistan war] is the longest war in American history,” he said. “People are asking, why are we there? It’s a war that’s unwinnable, though very much losable.” However, Mansbach also believes setting a date for the end of the war could backfire, emboldening the Taliban. “If you want to ‘win,’ the last thing you should do is say you’ll be out by 2014,” he said. “That could make the process very difficult.” It’s a view that the Romney-Ryan campaign shares. “We don’t want to broadcast to our enemies ‘put a date on your calendar, wait us out, and then come back,’ ” GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan said during the debate. Preble said Obama might have an edge on foreign policy, given Romney’s positions. “The experiences in the last 10 years have really soured Americans,” he said. “As someone that identifies more with the GOP, it disappoints me to say that foreign policy doesn’t really play into their strengths.”
would establish a public hearing on the matter on Nov. 13. If the motion passes, the public hearing will discuss a proposed ordinance allowing people to keep chickens. The ordinance would include standards for structures for the housing of chickens. City officials have discussed the chicken ordinance since
2009. Currently, city code prohibits citizens from raising farm animals — chickens included — in any residential area. This summer, an Iowa City group in favor of legalizing urban chickens named I-CLUCK was able to collect nearly 1,000 signatures from local residents in support of the ordinance. The
petition was presented to the City Council on July 10. According to a 2009 city memorandum, the Department of Housing and Inspection Services recommended councilors not amend the zoning code. Both Cedar Rapids and Ames allow backyard chickens. — by Nate Otjen
charged Wednesday with public intoxication. Samuel Dundon, 56, 3232 Washington St., was charged Tuesday with driving with a suspended or canceled license. Keishana Harris, 20, Calumet, Ill., was charged Thursday with domestic assault causing injury. Michael Kelly, 21, 1127 Cambria Court, was charged Oct. 27 with driving with a suspended or can-
celed license. Alexis Kuberski, 32, address unknown, was charged Wednesday with public intoxication and possession of an open alcohol container in public. Gregory Loebe, 34, 914 Rundell St., was charged Oct. 12 with OWI. Zachary Nichols, 20, 2661 Indigo Court, was charged Thursday with interference with official acts and disorderly conduct.
Jeremy Perkins, 19, 1958A Broadway Apt. 9, was charged Wednesday with OWI. Dante Poirier, 32, 2401 Highway 6 E. Apt. 3801, was charged Wednesday with third-and-subsequent public intoxication and keeping a disorderly house. Alvaro Salazar Alfaro, 24, 3851 Meadowview Lane S.W., was charged Wednesday with public intoxication.
Military Spending • Obama: Cut military spending by more than $5 billion for next fiscal year. The Department of Defense had a $530.6 billion budget in fiscal 2012. The budget for fiscal 2013 is $525.4 billion. • Romney: Would set defense spending at 4 percent of GDP minimum. Based on the 2011 U.S. GDP, Romney’s plan would call for at least $603 billion in defense spending. Source: Campaign websites, Department of Defense
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The chicken debate is popping up again with a motion set before the Iowa City City Council to establish a public hearing discussing the matter further in November. The motion will be looked at during the Oct. 23 meeting; it
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Growing up in a predominantly Latino community, University of Iowa sophomore and member of Sigma Lambda Beta international fraternity Paul Biagas encountered lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who feared coming out because they were afraid of what others deemed socially acceptable. “It’s really about rhetoric and the conceptions that people have against the LGBT community that make it difficult for these individuals to come out,” he said. As a student at the UI, Biagas meets people who deal with the same struggles. “There has been people here in Iowa City whom I’ve met who are scared to come out because of their feelings toward how their family will treat them,” he said. “There are so many different people who have problems, not only here in Iowa City but also problems back home when they return.” The UI Sigma Lambda Beta chapter hosted its second S(h) omos Latinos presentation Thursday evening to bring awareness to the struggles faced by LGBT Latinos in the Hispanic community. Participants watched Brincando el Charco, Portrait of a Puerto Rican, a documentary film that looks at the issue of identity through the life of a Puerto Rican woman living in New York. “[We host S(h)omos Latinos] to increase people’s knowledge about struggles people have to go through whenever they’re coming out to their families, depending on faith and culture,” said UI senior Martin Lopez, a member of Sigma Lambda Beta. “Especially in the Latino culture, because a lot of Latinos are known to be Christians or Catholics, it’s looked down upon.”
Paul Biagas speaks during the roundtable portion of the S(h)omos Latinos event in the Chemistry Building on Thursday. The event, put on by Sigma Lambda Beta, included a screening of Brincando El Charco Portrait of a Puerto Rican. The film deals with queer and Latino identity. (The Daily Iowan/Juan Carlos Herrera) The presentation focused on the struggles LGBTQA women face within the Latino culture. “You really never hear about people focusing on Latina women who are lesbian,” Lopez said. “I just hope people understand the difficulty Latina women have to face when coming out to their families and having to live with that background.” Lopez said that being LGBT in a Latino community can make it hard to find support. “They need a support system, such as we all do,” he said. UI freshman Abigail Toribio agrees that identifying with LGBT is not always supported in the Latino community. “Our families are very culturally in tune as one,” she said. “Our community doesn’t approve of us being different from others. It’s very controversial between families, but some families are lenient toward their sons and daughters.” Someone close to Toribio helped her realize the problems LGBT Latinos have to face. “It’s kind of hard to see that person go through this situation and not have their par-
ents approve of it,” she said. “They can’t talk about it without anybody judging them.” Molly Tafoya, the communications director for One Iowa, said that people’s religion and community can have an effect on their acceptance for identifying with LGBT. “In certain cases, it can make it more difficult,” she said. The chapter hopes to further educate the community about the issue. “We’re not going to change everyone’s opinions, but we’d just like to broaden their horizon,” Biagas said. “If we can get one person who walks out of that room thinking differently from what he or she did when walking in, I feel that’s a success, because that’s maybe one person that we’ve changed that could have a domino effect in our community.” Biagas stressed the importance of educating others about the issues and providing comfort. “[They need] a comfort zone. What they need to see is that it is OK, there are people who love you, this is acceptable, you shouldn’t have to change who you are,” he said.
Harold van Beek, the owner of and jeweler at Jewelry by Harold in North Liberty, displays one of his rings at his store on Thursday. Van Beek and his jewelry store have been recognized by worldwide media outlets. (The Daily Iowan/Jessica Payne)
Nation Gov’t probes border shootings PHOENIX — Government investigators are reviewing U.S. Border Patrol policies on use of lethal force amid a spate of deadly shootings along the border in recent years, including the killing last week of a teenager who agents said was throwing rocks at them from across a fence in Mexico. Since 2010, at least 18 people have been killed by Border Patrol agents, eight in instances where federal authorities said they were being attacked by rock-throwers, a common occurrence along the Mexican border, said Vicki Gaubeca, director of the ACLU’s Regional Center for Border Rights, in Las Cruces, N.M. The probe by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General involves a review of accusations of brutality and excessive force as it works to determine whether reforms have been implemented. The review, briefly referenced in a 100-page report released this month, was launched after 16 members of Congress expressed concern over the 2010 death of an unarmed Mexican migrant in San Diego. They asked the Department of Homeland Security to determine whether the incident is “emblematic of a broader cultural problem” within the agency.
“It is ongoing,” Arlen Morales, a spokeswoman for the Inspector General’s Office, said Thursday. She declined to comment on details of the investigation or when it began, but noted it could take up to a year to complete. U.S. Customs and Border Protection also would not comment, noting only that it fully cooperates with the Inspector General’s Office, agency spokesman Michael Friel said. In the San Diego shooting, Anastasio Hernandez, 42, died in May 2010 after being shot with a stun gun by aBorder Patrol agent at the San Ysidro port of entry. An autopsy found he died of a heart attack, with a heart condition and methamphetamine listed as contributing factors. The coroner’s report, citing a San Diego police detective, said Hernandez was agitated and confrontational after he was detained by agents while crossing the border illegally and became suddenly violent when his handcuffs were removed. Eugene Iredale, an attorney for the man’s family, told the Associated Press in July the U.S. Justice Department’s civil-rights division was presenting evidence to a grand jury in the case amid signs that prosecutors were considering criminal charges. — Associated Press
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uring his campaign stop in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Wednesday, President Obama hit Gov. Mitt Romney for the dubious math surrounding his plan to combat the deficit and debt. In particular, Obama noted that Romney would increase defense spending by $2 trillion over a decade. Obama’s comments get at a crucial debate encompassing domestic and foreign policy: how best to handle defense spending as the war in Afghanistan winds down and national debt continues to grow. Romney proposed establishing a baseline for nonwar defense spending at 4 percent of the American gross domestic product. Currently, non-war defense spending equals approximately 3.4 percent of the GDP. Making up the difference would require spending to increase by around $2.1 trillion over the coming decade. Basically, Romney would reallocate the money saved by reducing war expenditures in Afghanistan — and more — to the Defense Department. The Romney campaign argues that falling war costs will offset increases in non-war defense spending, meaning that in an ideal financial scenario the Romney plan would make wartime-level defense expenditures a permanent feature of peacetime. An imperfect financial scenario would make those expenditures permanent but also increase the deficit. According to White House budget projections, war-related expenditures — assuming the 2014 withdrawal timetable from Afghanistan remains in place — are projected to fall from $126.5 billion in fiscal 2012 to $44.2 billion in fiscal 2014 and remain fixed. Using fiscal 2012 as a baseline, the end of the war in Afghanistan will reduce war-related spending over the next decade by about $770 billion, not enough to make Romney’s spending increases revenue neutral. Compounding the fiscal problems with the Romney plan, no one in the defense community or the military has asked for such a dramatic increase in funding. In fact, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and leaders from all five branches of the military
have spoken in support of Obama’s plans for modestly reducing defense spending. Obama’s plan involves slowing the growth of defense spending, thereby saving $487 billion by 2021 and putting some of those savings toward deficit reduction. For Obama, however, the issue of defense spending is complicated by the looming “sequestration” cuts that could slash “non-exempt defense discretionary funding” by 9.4 percent at the end of the year. These across-the-board cuts were built into the Budget Control Act of 2011, the legislation that ended the debt-ceiling crisis in August 2011, to motivate Congress to pass a less draconian deficit-reduction package by the end of 2012. Efforts to pass bipartisan deficit-reduction legislation have been stymied in large part by unwillingness on the part of some House Republicans to accept a deal that includes provisions to increase tax revenue. Obama and the Congressional Democrats have balked at entitlement reforms proposed by the Republicans. The consequences of these massive, abrupt cuts would be, as a legislative report from the Office of Management and Budget puts it, “deeply destructive to national security.” The report notes that only pay for military personnel is exempt from sequestration cuts; nearly $55 billion in immediate cuts to appropriations and direct spending would have to be absorbed by the United States defense community. There are three alternatives for American defense spending: Romney’s deficit-inflating spending increase, Obama’s plan for a measured reduction in defense costs, or draconian sequestration cuts. Obama’s plans to slow the growth of defense spending and wind down our war costs represents the best path forward, but the president must strike a deal to stop the budget sequestration cuts scheduled to occur at the year’s end. Your Turn. Which candidate is better on Department of Defense spending? Weigh in at dailyiowan.com.
Afghanistan’s 2014 timetable During their debate, both Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan indicated that American troops should be out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Despite this rare agreement by the two campaigns, there are two important differences in how they approach the issue. During his campaign of 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama promised to end the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He did not do so immediately upon taking office and started to receive criticism from those on the political left. As we enter the final weeks of the 2012 campaign, President Obama frequently notes that he kept his promise to end the war in Iraq and that our troops will be out of Afghan-
istan by the end of 2014. The criticism from Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign isn’t particularly with the timetable for leaving Afghanistan but that it was announced publically. The argument is that because the enemy knows we will leave relatively soon, they have little or no incentive to either stop fighting or negotiate to end hostilities. The fear is that they will just wait until we leave and then intensify their efforts to retake control of the country. If, the argument continues, the enemy believes we are willing to continue fighting until the mission is accomplished, however that mission is defined, they would be more likely to work out a peaceable solution.
The essential argument against announcing a firm timetable for withdrawal is that you don’t want to let the enemy know your plans. Doing so gives them the opportunity to counter the plans to their own advantage. A second point of contention is with what the Romney campaign sees as the artificial nature of the timeline. Obama, of course, wishes to end combat operations to keep his original campaign promise. From Romney’s perspective, we should listen to the military commanders who have the best information about what to do and when to do it. The president, whoever it may be, certainly must get the best information possible when making such im-
portant military decisions. The people who are likely to have the best information will be the military commanders. Nevertheless, the Constitution makes the president the commander-in-chief. As an elected official, that necessarily means there will be a political aspect to a president’s decisions. Although we hope that those decisions won’t be based merely on a current president’s re-election chances, the political will of the people to support military action is certainly a consideration. Put another way, a president cannot simply turn the decision over to the military. Timothy Hagle UI associate professor of political science
The Russian punk band Pussy Riot has an extensive international fan base these days. Madonna endorsed the group at an August concert in Moscow, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers devoted a song to the band at the same venue. Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi recently voiced her support, and the London-based magazine Art Review just listed Pussy Riot among its Power 100 of today’s most influential artists in the world. Adding to the growing number of fans, the University of Iowa Amnesty International chapter recently held a solidarity protest for Pussy Riot on the Pentacrest. None of these fans support the band for its musical prowess, however. As anti-Putin feminists protesting the Kremlin’s repressive streak, three of Pussy Riot’s members were recently jailed after
they protested in a Moscow church. Charged with hooliganism and religious hatred, two of the three face two-year prison sentences in a Russian labor camp. The sentence is undoubtedly unjust, and Pussy Riot’s fans are right to protest, but before wholeheartedly embracing Pussy Riot’s politics, however, supporters should be careful to parse their solidarity between issues of justice and those of complete ideological support. In an interview with Der Spiegel in September, one of the jailed leaders stated Pussy Riot is “part of the global anti-capitalist movement, which consists of anarchists, Troskyists, feminists, and autonomists.” As such, Pussy Riot isn’t simply anti-authoritarian and pro-democracy. The members are anti both, simply because both are systems. Instead of unreservedly supporting the Pussy Riot members’ politics, supporters should highlight their struggle for justice under Russian law. Only through improving that system, only by instituting a real rule of law in Russia, can the Pussy Riot members achieve the freedom of speech they’re fighting for.
Hawkeyes are good sports On Saturday, Hawks Nest and the University of Iowa Student Government challenge our fellow students to welcome Big Ten rival Penn State with respect. This includes maintaining a competitive spirit and exhibiting positive sportsmanship before, during, and after the game. As students and fans, we should strive to create a positive environment for all Penn State fans, student-athletes, coaches, staff, and game officials while maintaining a competitive spirit and exhibiting sportsmanship. More than ever, our effort to promote a healthy and respectful competition is needed. This is our opportunity to lead and excel. We can show other members of the Big Ten and the nation what positive sportsmanship can look like. However, our actions should be more than about just making a point, it should be also about making a difference. In August 2011, members of Hawks Nest and UISG collaborated with other Big Ten students, including those from Penn State, to develop the Big Ten Sportsmanship Agreement. This grass-roots effort to promote positive sportsmanship exhibits our conference goal: No matter what colors we wear, we respect the game and each other. Many of our Big Ten rivals have pursued efforts to make a difference in order to promote sportsmanship
on Big Ten campuses. Here at Iowa, Hawks Nest has led with the help of UISG and other organizations to hand out sportsmanship and spirit buttons to opposing fans when they come to Kinnick Stadium. Simple gestures of welcoming and not degrading our opponents go a long way in promoting Big Ten values of sportsmanship. As a part of our challenge to make a difference, we ask our fellow Hawkeyes to refrain from booing Penn State when the team enters the field. We ask all students and fans to cheer as loud as possible, but not degrade our opponent. Additionally, this simple act of positive sportsmanship shows we understand that Iowa and Penn State are a part of a shared conference goal, positive sportsmanship. We also ask fans to remain passionate throughout the course of the game by creating the most exciting atmosphere as possible. Cheering loudly and proudly can be accomplished without degrading our opponent. Last, please respect the game officials. On Saturday, please remember we are representatives of the University of Iowa and the conference Iowa and Penn State share. We are the Big Ten. Welcome our Big Ten rivals with respect. Go Hawks! T.J. McCann, Hawks Nest president Nicholas Pottebaum, UISG president
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News youth Continued from 1A act opposite [of apathetic youths],” she said. Boehm said she thinks while young voters may have lost enthusiasm for Obama, students are still enthusiastic about the election and will show up to vote. The UI College Republicans have been manning tables on the Pentacrest this semester and speaking a lot with students one-on-one about getting out to vote. UI Associate Professor of political-science Tim Hagle said it isn’t surprising that students may be less energetic about this election. “Four years ago, young voters … were very en-
rec center Continued from 1a of the two-part project. “The master plan [is that the] block south of the center [owned by the UI] could be re-purposed for expansion,” said Rod Lehnertz, the director of planning, design, and construction for UI Facilities Management. “Beyond that, there are no plans in place to expand right now.” However, he said, the Rec Center has exceeded UI officials’ expectations. “It’s close to the campus core and is on the bus routes,” he said. “We wanted to make sure that we were getting the biggest bang for our buck.” UI freshman Jackson Koellner sees future rec-
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thusiastic,” he said. “This wasn’t surprising. We were coming off eight years of a Republican administration, and that usually means young voters are ready for a change. In addition to the mere desire for change, Obama was seen as youthful and vigorous … [and] there was also the historic aspect of Obama being the first black nominee for a major party and the possibility to make him president.” A.J. Spiker, the chairman of the Iowa GOP Party, lives in Ames, another college town, and he said he has noticed a large dampening of young voters’ enthusiasm. He blames this on Obama’s disappointments. “They’re looking at an economy where they can’t even find a job,” Spiker said. “In 2008, energy for Barack
Campus Recreation & Wellness Center At a Glance: • 215,000 square feet on 3 levels, cost $70 million • Field House: 240,000 square feet • 4,000-6,000 visits a day, 900,000 last year to Rec Center • 2,000-2,500 visits a day to the Field House • 1.3 million visits to recreation facilities in last year
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reational expansion as necessary. “I think that any expansion to the Rec Center is good, being that it’s already crowded,” he said. “I’m always fighting for
Obama was through the roof, and this year it’s literally nonexistent.” While younger voters across the nation may be less excited about the election than they were in 2008, many students on campus say they have observed anything but despondency. “I think both of the campaigns are really stepping [their] games up,” UI student Anthony Ferguson Jr. said. Ferguson said he has noticed how both campaigns are reaching out to students on campus and it has created enthusiasm across campus. “The students who I’ve spoken to this year know the issues, and they’re just as excited,” he said. Representatives from Romney’s campaign were unable to be reached for a comment on its efforts toward the youth vote.
room at the Rec.” UI Director of Recreational Services Harry Ostrander echoed Lehnertz’s thoughts. “As far as phase two of the [center], we have no preliminary plans,” he said. “We could be talking a few years or 10 to 20 years. However, I am meeting with various staff and folks on campus about preliminary expansion now.” He pointed out growing daily attendance as an indicator of a necessary expansion. “We have 4,000 to 6,000 people a day come through the doors of the [center] and 300 men and 300 women waiting to use our permanent lockers alone,” he said. Ostrander said a laundry list of additional amenities in the Rec Cen-
A UI student fills out his voter-registration form at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Monday. A Harvard Institute of Politics study found young voters trust President Obama more on issues pertaining to their age group, but more young Romney supporters are likely to “definitely vote.” (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)
ter will be needed in the coming years, including racquetball courts, at least six more basketball courts, six to 10 more activity rooms, badminton courts, and 20,000 square feet of fitness space. “I want 10,000 square feet just for free weights,” he said. “We’re looking at additional food options, and we want to have a lot more lounge space and maybe a teaching kitchen and daycare. I think we need to add a minimum of 2,000 more lockers in this facility for phase two.” Ostrander said that the busiest period for campus recreational facilities is from November to February. “We have had 22,000 [people] since Monday,” Ostrander said about the Rec Center. “We haven’t considered expanding
hours to a 24-hour service yet.” Despite having almost 700,000 square-feet of total recreational space on campus, Ostrander sees more accommodations needed in the future. “I certainly think that it’s feasible that we could move into the neighborhood of 1 million square feet of indoor rec space,” he said. Last year, more than 1.3 million visits were made to all of the UI’s recreational facilities, — 900,000 of which were to the Rec Center. While no timeline has been set to expand the center, improvements are being made to the Field House. Ostrander said a 13-month renovation and modification project is slated to begin next week,
‘You can be a conservative… and most people don’t care. However, if you’re a conservative on abortion, people really, really care.’ —Walter Olson, a senior fellow with the Cato Institute
changing how law schools approach their hiring processes. “Not much would change,” he said. “Political ideology is not something a university or law school should consider. Maybe this will open the door down the road to conservative academics.” According to the Des Moines Register, Wagner said Tuesday the decision to file the lawsuit was extremely difficult. “The decision to sue your employer, this has been the hardest decision of my life,” Wagner said to the jury, as reported by the Register. “I regret it. I regret it because I think it
burned all my bridges in Iowa City.” The trial, which began Monday in Davenport, has focused on the university’s claim that Wagner didn’t get the job because she said during her presentation in 2007 that she would not teach legal analysis, part of the position’s job description, according to the Register. Wagner denies she said that, but a video of the presentation was erased after Wagner didn’t get the position, the Register reported. The jury will return Oct. 22 to hear further testimony and closing arguments, the Register reported. Olson said he thinks con-
servative faculty candidates face a “rougher road” — especially those who have previously worked in certain fields, as Wagner did when she worked for the National Right to Life Committee, which opposes abortion and euthanasia, and the Family Research Council. “You can be a conservative on trust law, and most people don’t care,” he said. “However, if you’re a conservative on abortion, people really, really care.” Eigen said the disparity stems from a couple of factors. “My observation is at peer institutions there aren’t many politically conservative members on tenure-track faculty,” Eigen
said. “I don’t necessarily think schools are shunning them. My bet is it’s a function of the fact of labor supply driven by fewer conservatives in academia versus liberals.” But Olson disagreed with Eigen’s view, saying it is tougher for more conservative minded faculty members to get hired at law schools. “Law schools hire like a club, and it’s easier to get in the club if you have the same work as those already in it, have gone to the same conferences, and write the same articles,” he said. “The sympathy is not there, and that means often people won’t be noticed.”
A U.S. Court of Appeals heard Wagner’s case after a U.S. district judge dismissed the case in March 2010, citing immunity for Jones. The Court of Appeals overturned the decision in February, stating the district judge erred in finding that Jones was protected from liability by qualified immunity in her individual capacity. According to records obtained by The Daily Iowan, as of the spring of 2012, among tenured faculty members, approximately four registered Republicans are associated with the UI College of Law compared with 19 Democrats, six nonpartisan,
in order to accommodate for the new Children’s Hospital tower. The project will construct a roadway through the “Main Street,” or main entrance, between the South Gym and swimming pool. A second entrance will also be constructed on the west side of the building. UI junior Sarah Rocca, a lifeguard at the Rec Center, said she favors expanding the center and the removal of the Field House. “‘I’d like to see a cycling room like the Field House has,” she said. “And it’d be cool if they had a cool-down pool for huge swimming meets during long-course season. I think it’d be more convenient for every recreational service to be in one location.”
and three unregistered members. Further records obtained show that roughly 60 percent of tenured faculty, as of the spring of 2012, were registered Democrats compared with approximately 10 percent registered Republicans. Officials from other Big Ten law schools said political affiliations are considered when interviewing prospective faculty, but they value diversity in opinion from their faculty. “It doesn’t matter to us at all if people are politically active or volunteer for a campaign,” said Richard Moberly, associate dean for faculty placement at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Law School. “Right now, we have a politically diverse faculty, but we didn’t hire them with that in mind.”
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Secret Confessions of an Academic Psychologist: • I know all kinds of trivia, and I have a solid vocabulary, but I can barely finish the airline magazine’s crossword. I usually get about six responses on the New York Times Sunday Crossword before pretending I’m bored. • I teach about obedience to authority, influence, the bystander effect, and critical thinking … but I still say “yes, sir” when a guy in an orange vest (who looks nothing like a cop) asks me to move my car. • … Another time, I was with a fellow psychology professor when we saw a very drunk man wandering in the middle of the road. We both agreed that someone else should call the police. • A teacher once said I was smart but lazy before grudgingly acknowledging that even with 80 percent effort, my reports were fine. For some, this might have been a wake-up call, not a mantra … • I know I’m supposed to enjoy TED talks, but I seem to always end up watching a CeeLo Green video instead. • I don’t enjoy layperson books about psychology, particularly by journalists, especially when they’re good — more out of jealousy than anything. I enjoy layperson books about economics and sociology (or, at least, I buy them and occasionally look at their covers).
James C. Kaufman is a professor of psychology at California State-San Bernardino, where he is the director of the Learning Research Institute.
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ARIES (March 21–April 19) Play to win. Talks will lead to solutions, and your hands-on approach to whatever comes your way will be rewarded. You will find yourself in a position to make significant and triumphant improvements. Seize the moment and the opportunity. TAURUS (April 20–May 20) A problem with a relationship must be dealt with practically. Do not let your emotions cause you to make a costly mistake, leaving you in a vulnerable position. Love, romance, and socializing should be welcomed and given top priority. GEMINI (May 21–June 20) Generosity and excess will be your downfall. Do your best to focus on honing your skills or looking for a better position. Striving to get ahead instead of overindulging or taking on projects that won’t pay the bills will be a must. CANCER (June 21–July 22) Make plans to socialize or network with people who may be able to help you improve your position. Love is in the stars, and building a stronger relationship with someone who contributes to your goals will help secure a better future. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) Take action. Talking about what you want to do will solve nothing. You must be willing to go the distance if you want to gain credibility. Let your heart lead the way. Sincerity will be key when dealing with relatives, peers, or your lover. VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Speak your mind, but avoid getting into an emotional argument that leads to a no-win situation. Focus on being dedicated and loyal. Avoid impulsive purchases or decisions that can contractually bind you. Practicality will be required. LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Avoid making last-minute changes because of what someone else does. Stick to your plan, and rely on your experience and past friends, colleagues, or partners to fill in whatever gap is missing. Your resilience will leave a good impression. SCORPIO (Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Keep your feet planted firmly on the ground, and protect what you have worked so hard to acquire. Innovative ideas will come to you that will help turn a situation that appears grim into a positive turn of events. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) Don’t let passion and emotional matters hold you back. Put your energy into building a better domestic life by spending time with the people you feel can contribute the most to your future achievements and happiness. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Keep your communication with friends, relatives, and superiors cordial if you want to get your way. Positive changes to your position will develop if you show dedication and are willing to adapt quickly to what’s offered. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Strive for perfection, and pick up skills that will help you advance. Showing greater enthusiasm and helping without being asked will make a difference to the outcome of a new venture. Greater demands will also bring you greater pleasure. PISCES (Feb. 19–March 20) If possible, close a deal, settlement, or pending legal matter without getting into a scuffle. You will be forced to compromise, but in the end, it will benefit you. Love is within reach, but demands will make you revise your plans.
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Volleyball seeks rebound Iowa men’s golfers Iowa hopes to re-evaluate its focus after a poor showing against Nebraska.
The Iowa men’s golf team will look for another topfive finish in the U.S. Collegiate Championship.
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The Iowa volleyball team was left in awe after No. 4 Nebraska swept them in straight sets (22, 14, 9) on Wednesday night. The disapointment didn’t come from losing the match, but how a promising start slipped away so quickly. “We’re all baffled at our performance [against Nebraska],” junior Rachael Bedell said. “It’s hard to even pinpoint what happened, which is even more frustrating. We became desperate when we didn’t need to be.” The Hawkeyes began the first set differently from many of their previous matches this season. They started aggressively and were even able to battle to a 5-point lead, 19-14, midway through the opening set. But then it all went downhill. Iowa has fought all season to be competitive in the Big Ten. Mentally, however, the Hawkeyes have lacked the focus needed to compete with the tough Big Ten competition. “We have a lot to work on mentally,” team captain Bethany Yeager said. “We can work on that in practice. Being ready mentally from the get-go.” While being prepared for each match is at the forefront of the Hawkeyes’ concerns, they still have kinks to work out with their new lineup. “Erin [Leppek] and I together block pretty well, which helps the defense out,” junior Chanté Thompson said. “When we’re actually in system and we’re focused, Erin and I blocking together works well. She does a good job clos-
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Iowa middle blockers Chanté Thompson and Alessandra Dietz try to block the ball during their match against Nebraska in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday. The Cornhuskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-0. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing) ing the block, but we couldn’t get Nebraska out of system.” Leppek has done a good job of blocking opponents since being inserted into the lineup on Oct. 5 against Indiana. She averaged 4.5 blocks in the four matches before Nebraska. The match against the Cornhuskers, however, proved to be a good challenge for the new lineup. Playing such a dominant team forced the Hawkeyes to abandon the most important aspects of volleyball — the serve and pass game. “The serve and pass game slowed down a lot, and that negatively affects our team,” Leppek said. “Because we have to rely solely on the outside hitters to get kills. If Nikki [Dailey] is far off the net or we’re out of system, you can’t set the middles. If the other team knows where you’re setting every time, it’s so easy to block.” While adjustments need to be made to the Hawkeyes’ plan, they must regain their com-
Iowa volleyball vs. Northwestern Where: Welsch-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Ill. When: 2 p.m. Oct. 21
posure mentally on the court. The disappointing loss to Nebraska has forced the Hawks to re-evaluate their urgency. Going into the Oct. 21 match against Northwestern — which, like Iowa, only has two Big Ten wins — the Hawkeyes will try to put forth a respectable effort. “Northwestern is a good matchup for us,” Bedell said. “Not only do we want to redeem ourselves, but we want to end the first half of Big Ten in a good way. We want to go in knowing what we can do and play well.”
Sports Hoopsters to hold Blowout The Iowa basketball teams will take the court tonight for fans for the first time this semester in the Black and Gold Blowout. The event will be held in Carver-Hawkeye Arena beginning at 8 p.m. Doors will be open to fans at 7 p.m. Plenty of prizes will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis for fans who arrive early. Among them are glow necklaces, season tickets, a basketball signed by both head coaches, as well as the opportunity to win $50,000. The women’s team will partake in a 3-point contest, giving fans the chance to win T-shirts. The men’s team will have a slam-dunk contest, judged by former Iowa basketball players. Both teams will scrimmage for the fans, giving them their first taste of both squads. There will also be perfor-
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DETROIT— Prince Fielder waved his arms franticly, gleefully calling off his teammates while the crowd at Comerica Park roared. From the moment the big first baseman signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a chance to celebrate like this. After another dazzling effort by Detroit’s starting pitchers and another soaring home run by
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Miguel Cabrera, Fielder caught the final out to send the Tigers to the World Series — with a sweep of the New York Yankees, no less. “There’s still along way to go, but this is an awesome feeling,” Fielder said. Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit’s rotation, and the Tigers won their second pennant in seven years by beating the Yankees, 8-1, Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL Championship Series. Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta hit two-run homers in a 4-run fourth inning against CC Sabathia, who was unable to prevent the Yankees from getting swept in a postseason series for the first time in 32 years. “Yeah, we did it,” Cabrera said. “It’s an unbelievable feeling. … Four more wins, guys. Four more wins.” — Associated Press
The Iowa men’s golf team will attempt to build on back-to-back top-five finishes in its last two tournaments when play starts in the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia in Atlanta today. The Hawkeyes didn’t get much of a rest from tournament play — they returned from their last tournament, the Rod Myers Invitational, only five days ago. “We just keep working at it,” junior Steven Ihm said. “We have a pretty good feel of where we’re at right now because we just came off of the tournament on Sunday, and I think that helps.” The Collegiate Championship has been called “the Masters of college golf.” Unlike other events, in this 15-team tournament, the student-athletes are required to wear long pants, and each player gets a personal caddy for all three rounds. With such a small window of time between tournaments, the Black and Gold had only two days of practice. Surprisingly, head coach Mark Hankins said this was a positive for the team. “The greatest form of practice you can have is a tournament,” he said. “The best way to practice for a tournament is to compete. Then it’s fresh. We’re used to competing.” One thing Iowa has been doing well lately is competing. After finishing 10th in the first tournament of the year, the Golden Gopher Invitational, the Hawks have found some consistency with a fourth-place finish in the Golfweek Conference Challenge and a fifth-place finish in the Rod Myers Invitational. Junior Ryan Marks said maintaining momentum from tournament to tournament is easier for the Hawks when they participate in events back-to-back. “It’s important to not only look at what we didn’t do well but
what we did do well,” he said. “Then we can build on that and make that even stronger. If we want to play well, we have the ability to.” Iowa will send the same five golfers to the Collegiate Championship as it sent to the Rod Myers Invitational last weekend. Ihm will try to continue his successful season. The Peosta, Iowa, native has two top-10 finishes and has shot five rounds under par, the most on the team. After not qualifying for the first tournament of the season, Joseph Winslow has become one of the more unstoppable players on the Hawkeyes roster. He had the third-most birdies of anyone in the field in both of the last two tournaments. Sophomore Ian Vandersee set a new personal low 54-hole score in Iowa’s previous tournament, and he will try to repeat that success. Hankins said the players have experienced success because they have done a good job of acclimating to the courses in recent tournaments. “Every time you go to a tournament, it’s different. You have to adapt,” Hankins said. “If we do a good job of adapting to the golf course and the conditions that are given to us, then we will play close to our potential and can compete for championships.” Marks and sophomore Brian Bullington will also take part in the event. They will attempt to continue the consistency that they have experienced in recent weeks. Bullington had the sixth most pars in the Rod Myers invitational, and Marks had 15 pars or better in his last round of the same event. “You can’t control whether you win or lose,” Hankins said. “But you can control whether you’re in contention, and that’s our goal. On the final day, we want to have a chance to win.”
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Sports football Continued from 10 fense like Weisman, who outweighs Garmon by at least 25 pounds. But teammates say they saw good things from Garmon in his emergency duty against the Spartans.
swim Continued from 10 mances and that they will match up well against the Spartans. “There will be some good races in there … We’re just going to go in there and race and come home,” he said. This year’s squads are very different from last
field hockey Continued from 10 away games and those that are at neutral sites. Three of those losses came at the hands of teams who were playing on their own pitch — Louisville, No. 13 Stanford, and Penn State. This raises the question of whether Iowa plays differently on the road from how it plays at home, where it is undefeated this season.
soccer Continued from 10 The Huskers opened the scoring off a corner kick early in the second half, but the Hawkeyes quickly answered. Senior defenseman Katherine Lewis notched a penalty-kick goal in the
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Center James Ferentz said the offensive line didn’t create big enough holes during overtime, and said Garmon showed impressive patience. “He was looking to make the play, but he wasn’t looking to force the play,” he said. “So that’s really encouraging for a true freshman running back.”
Iowa hopes a full week of practice as a starter will help him make those plays on the field, rather than simply not forcing them. “I’m sure he’s really excited for the opportunity,” quarterback James Vandenberg said. “And getting a lot of reps with the first-team is definitely going to help.” Kirk Ferentz said the
team would “try to compensate a little bit and spread it around” without Weisman. Wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley said the pressure was on the receivers to produce, because “the run game, we won’t go to it as much maybe.” But still, if Weisman misses the game, a heavy load will almost certainly fall on Gar-
mon to help the Hawkeyes move the ball. And Ferentz sounded confident he would be ready for it. “That was a pretty tough circumstance — bad weather and the opponent was pretty tough,” he said. “He did his job, and he allowed us to keep fighting, which is good. He’ll be better this week.”
season’s; 24 freshmen have joined the Hawkeye men and women. “It’s a totally different team,” Long said. “[It’s a] totally different makeup, different strengths.” Marciniak said the freshmen are coming along well, and he expects them to have a good performances. “I say they’re doing very well; they’re learning fast,” he said.
“They’ve been doing well in practice, overall, looking good.” Long noted peak performances won’t come until February and March. Because it’s early, the Hawkeyes want to get the freshmen involved and feel the excitement of a dual meet competition. Junior diver Abby Grilli expects the team to perform well and that
she will produce strong individual results. “We’ve all been practicing really hard, so I just want to do what we’ve been doing in practice and have fun,” she said. “I know that results will be there.” Traveling with the team is something Grilli especially looks forward to. “I’m excited for the team aspect of it. I think
it’s going to be really fun traveling as a team,” she said. “We have a lot of freshmen, and I think it’s a good experience for them, and I’m excited to get back in the swing of things.” Long expects the Big Ten to continue to be one of the strongest conferences depth-wise in the country. “Everybody you face, every team, has awesome
The players quickly dismissed the idea. “We don’t let stuff like that factor into our mindset,” senior Jessica Barnett said. “It just came as a shock to the defense. The first two goals came in the first 14 minutes. At that point, it’s like, wake-up call … We just didn’t come out as hard as we wanted to.” The whole team agrees, though, that what’s in the past shouldn’t be worried about any longer. The Hawkeyes can only continue to learn
from the losses. Iowa has responded with a win following each loss so far this season. The team will get a chance to continue that trend on Saturday against Kent State. What’s crucial about the remainder of the season is that the final four regular-season games for the Hawkeyes will be at home. They have a set this weekend and finish the season with a set of conference games next weekend. The Hawkeyes believe
it’s time to peak just in time for the Big Ten Tournament, which will be held in Iowa City Nov. 1-4. “Everybody has to know and embrace her role,” senior Sarah Drake said. “We have to be sure to not make the same mistakes as before.” Barnett said it shouldn’t be difficult to take care of business this coming weekend. The Hawkeyes won’t overlook anybody on the pitch, but being at home will definitely play a role in how
they perform. “It’s good to be able to be here,” the senior defender said. “We get to sleep in our own beds and stuff like that. It’s the littlest things that make the difference.”
54th minute, less than two minutes after the visitors opened the scoring, to tie the game at 1. The score remained there until the dramatic moments transpired in extra time. “We had good rhythm in both halves, and I don’t fault our team at all,” Rainey said. “But we have three ties and needed the points.” The result now vaults
the Huskers into sole possession of seventh place, while Iowa remains tied with the Hoosiers for the eighth and final spot pending Indiana’s contest against Minnesota today. The Black and Gold will attempt to salvage what’s left of the season when they head east to Northwestern (4-10-2, 0-8-0) in Evanston, Ill., on Oct 21.
The Wildcats are winless in conference play, but they could potentially put an end to the Hawkeyes’ hopes of a spot in the Big Ten tourney. “To meet some of our goals this season, we have to get better in the next two days,” Rainey said. “We’re in a top conference in the country, and we have to play our best game
once again on Sunday if we want to win.” Thursday’s loss didn’t mathematically eliminate Iowa from postseason play, but the skipper knew this loss was potentially crippling to his squad. “The margin for error is pretty slim these last couple of games,” Rainey said. “And we can’t get this one back.”
A tale of two players Junior Jonas Dierckx will try to build on a consolation win at Penn, and senior Garret Dunn will try to bounce back. By Kevin Glueck email@example.com
Two members of the men’s tennis team have had very different starts to their season. Junior Jonas Dierckx has had success so far this fall, while senior captain Garret Dunn is still trying to get on track. The Iowa men’s tennis team will travel to Minneapolis to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional Championship today in a tournament that will take place over the course of the weekend. Their respective doubles partners, junior Michael Swank and sophomore Matt Hagan, will join Dunn and Dierckx. Dunn hasn’t quite gotten the results he wanted this year in singles so far, going 0-2. “I’m still working back into things from this summer,” he said. “I wasn’t really able to play as much as I would have liked. It’s been taking a while to get back into the swing of things.” Dunn hasn’t gotten as much action on the court in the doubles game either. He and his partner Swank went into the All-American Championships ranked No. 55 doubles pair in the country by the tennis association but fell in their only match, 8-4, to Brett Clark and William Parker of North Carolina.
Iowa’s Garret Dunn hits a return against Northwestern’s Raleigh Smith at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex on March 23. Dunn, formerly a top Hawkeye on the squad, said he isn’t satisfied with his performance so far this season. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley) “We had a tough match,” Dunn said. “It wasn’t discouraging by any means. We just got to put our nose down to the grass and keep playing and working hard. I know good things will come.” Assistant coach Steve Nash, who will coach the team this weekend, believes that it’s all a matter of practice. “For a serve and volley guy at Garret’s size, it takes more repetition in match play to get used to timing shots,” Nash said. “Some games take longer to get tuned up.” On the other hand, Dierckx has been a model of consistency for the
Hawkeyes. He won his respective flight’s consolation bracket at the Penn Invitational. “Because I kept on winning, I played a lot of matches,” he said. “I have a lot of confidence now because I won.” Dierckx is tied with three other teammates for the team lead in total wins this fall with six. Last season, he won a doubles flight at the Big Ten indoor championships with doubles partner Hagan. “My game is consistent because I bring a lot of balls back. I don’t have an extreme game where I attack on every ball,” Dierckx said. “When I
have an off day, I’m still able to bring balls back.” The team has been idle for a week, which Nash believes helped the team prepare for nationally ranked competition from Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Tulsa. Nash said the athletes got a day off this week — their first since the first day of the season — but noted that players can’t get too much time off, because they’ll get “stale.” “It’s a great barometer. This is where you get to see where skills [of the team] are,” Nash said. “It’s a really good source of knowledge of where we need to be in January.”
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The Iowa women’s volleyball team will take on Northwestern after a crushing loss to Nebraska on Wednesday. Read the preview, Page 7.
Hawks need Garmon Greg Garmon had one job in overtime on Oct. 13: Don’t fumble. Iowa might need him to do more than that this week.
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to East Lansing today to compete against Michigan State in the Hawkeyes’ season-opener.
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reg Garmon had strict and specific orders when he trotted onto the field to start overtime on Oct. 13. Running back Mark Weisman had left the game after injuring his ankle while busting his way into the end-zone to force overtime. Hawkeye coaches weren’t looking for a similar effort from Garmon. “How honest do you want me to be about this?” Head coach Kirk Ferentz said. “He ran out of bounds about eight times. And that was OK, as long as the ball didn’t go on the ground. That’s kind of where we were at on Saturday. A nice run would really have been good, but ball security is critical, especially at that juncture.” Weisman might stay on the sidelines on Saturday against Penn State with the ankle injury. In that case, Iowa would need a lot more from Garmon than just hanging on to the ball. The Hawkeyes are dead last in the Big Ten in pass efficiency. James Vandenberg is throwing for just 189 yards per game. For long stretches this season, Iowa has only been able to move the ball by handing it off to Weisman. Garmon, a true freshman, hasn’t shown the same decisiveness or vision in limited action. He’s gained just 35 yards on 14 carries, and hasn’t had a carry of longer than 9 yards. And he won’t be able to grind out the tough yards against a physical de-
Swim team faces MI By Jalyn Souchek email@example.com
Iowa running back Greg Garmon rushes against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 15. Garmon is listed as the primary runner against Penn State, head coach Kirk Ferentz said, because tailbacks Mark Weisman and Damon Bullock aren’t expected to compete this week. (Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley)
When the Hawkeyes met the Spartans last season, both the Iowa men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams surfaced with wins. The men swept Michigan State in all 16 events, and the women took 13 of 16. This time, the teams will be without their home-pool advantage — the Hawkeyes will travel to East Lansing, Mich., today to open the season against the Green and White. The Hawks don’t see the meet as an easy victory. “You know going on the road is always challenging, and they’ve got a great group of athletes,” head coach Marc Long said. “One of their swimmers is one of the best swimmers of Long the conference, cer- head coach tainly, and the freestylers are strong, so there’s going to be some great racing.” Long said competing away from the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center isn’t a challenge, just something the Hawkeyes aren’t used to. “Our first night we get there, we’ll be training; we’ll actually be outside in a long-course pool in probably 40 degrees,” Long said. Junior Andrew Marciniak said that he doesn’t think traveling will have an effect on the Hawkeyes’ perfor-
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Field hockey eyes homestretch
NEBRASKA 2, IOWA 1
Soccer suffers defeat
The Iowa soccer team’s postseason chances took a major blow after the Hawks fell in devastating fashion to Nebraska, 2-1, in overtime on Thursday. By Tom Clos Thomasfirstname.lastname@example.org
game can escape them in a hurry. In much the same way that Iowa’s early season matchup with No. 1 North Carolina got out of hand, the Hawkeyes were put on their heels early on and weren’t able to recover. The idea of being away from home isn’t new to the Hawkeyes. They’ve played 11 of their 14 games away from Iowa City so far this season, posting a record of 7-4 — this includes both
Ouch. This one hurt. The Iowa soccer team suffered a crushing blow, falling, 2-1, in overtime to Nebraska in the team’s annual “Pink Game” for breast-cancer awareness at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Thursday. Husker sophomore midfielder Caroline Gray lofted an arcing shot from around 90 feet outside the box over sprawling Hawkeye freshman goalie Hannah Clark to send the Huskers back to Lincoln with a huge late-season triumph. “The kid got free, took a shot from a distance, and beat the goalkeeper,” Iowa head coach Ron Rainey said. “It hurts.” Iowa (11-4-3, 2-4-3 Big Ten) and Nebraska (7-9-1, 4-5-0) entered the day tied with Indiana for the last two spots in the Big Ten Tournament with 9 points each.
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Iowa forward Corrine Allen takes aim during the Hawks’ game against Albany at Grant Field on Sept 16. (The Daily Iowan/Nicholas Fanelli)
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A 5-1 battering from No. 2 Penn State on Sunday, on the surface, shows how far away No. 12 Iowa field hockey is from being one of the top five teams in the land. But even then, head coach Tracey Griesbaum said, her players aren’t as far off as the score indicated. She said she was proud of some of things her team did over the weekend, such as coming out strong against No.
14 Drexel on Oct. 12. Even during the match against the Nittany Lions, the head coach acknowledged the competitive back-and-forth in the early goings. But there wasn’t much to say when the Hawks entered halftime down 3-0. “You can probably afford a one-goal deficit going into half,” Griesbaum said. “But you can’t afford a three-goal deficit.” Griesbaum also said the Hawks learned that, against good teams, a
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