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can-American vote, along with 71 percent of Latino votes. “Historically, the Republican Party has been willing to trade appeals to minorities in exchange for white votes,” Covington said. The importance of the minority vote has been stressed through several campaigns, but experts say they’ve been predicting this turning point for decades. “Political scientists have seen this coming for 20 years,” Covington said. “This election is sort of the tipping point, and it’s clear the political parties can’t base its aspirations on white voters without making significant efforts to minorities.”

Though SafeRide has gotten off to a slow start, officials insist the numbers show progress for the program. Between the end of August and mid-October, 31 students were reported to have used the service. Officials of the Partnership for Alcohol Safety are pleased with the programs intentions and hope to see a continued improvement. The University of Iowa Student Government launched SafeRide, a program to provide a safe ride to students in need, at the beginning of this semester. The UISG budgeted $40,000 to the program for this year. “Thirty-one rides we think is a very good start,” UISG Vice President Jessie Tobin said during the Partnership for Alcohol Safety meeting on Wednesday. The program is open to all UI students seven days a week, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The groups of students who have used it so far were asked to report why they used SafeRide. A majority of students used SafeRide because of fear or a lack of a ride home — only 10 percent self-reported alcohol as a reason. However, Tobin suspects not all who are intoxicated wanted to admit to it. “I can imagine that quite a few of those [lacking a ride] are because they are intoxicated,” she said. Another trend found in the data

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UI Democrats celebrate the re-election of President Obama at the Obama for America and Johnson County Democrats election watch party at the First Avenue Club on Tuesday. (The Daily Iowan/Rachel Jessen)

A day after the presidential election, members of both political parties and one University of Iowa political expert see a historic shift in the importance of demographics. By Stacey Murray

In the wake of the presidential election, many are taking note that minorities are transforming into a majority voter block. “The emergence of a new demographic basis where the racial composition of the electorate is changing such that parties can’t win elections just by winning white voters,” said Cary Covington, a University of Iowa associate professor of political science. While GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney won 59 percent of the white vote, Obama won 93 percent of the Afri-

Justice center fight not over yet By Cassidy Riley

Though local voters didn’t approve the proposed Johnson County justice center Tuesday night, county officials and community members are debating how to move forward. The Johnson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee met Wednesday night to discuss how to move forward following the center’s failure to gain approval among voters. The referendum needed 60 percent of the vote to pass, but only received 56 percent. Chairman of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Rod Sullivan said he was pleased by the voter turnout, and he remains optimistic that, with minor changes, a justice center is in Iowa City’s future. “The president of the United States didn’t even get 57 percent [approval],” he said. “I don’t want to get too far away from something 57 percent of the population liked.” Panel members addressed concerns about fears of the high construction costs and a potential increase in racial targeting for arrests. Officials said they would bring the concerns back to their subcommittees to discuss possible solutions. Some committee members suggested continuing outreach efforts to educate the public on the urgency for the need of more jail space. Other committee members advocated re-examining the plans more critically for ways to significantly drive down the cost. Johnson County Sheriff Lonny




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Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek speaks during a meeting of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee in the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday. Johnson County voters defeated a proposed justice center in Tuesday’s election. (The Daily Iowan/Sumei Chen) Pulkrabek said he thinks advocates have done all they can to educate the public. “It’s difficult to reach that many voters. I’m not sure how to reach them,” he said. In response, Supervisor Terrence Neuzil said that is why more changes should occur. “If we did everything we thought we should do [to inform voters], then the current proposal needs to change,” Neuzil said. Many community members spoke out at the meeting saying that arresting

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more people won’t solve problems. Sean Curtin of strongly denounced the justice-center proposal and accused the committee members of only focusing on what they want, and not the community. “This will never pass,” he said. “I will personally see to it.” Community member Amanda Murphy said she felt city officials are avoid-

Tuesday’s election saw the retention of Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, who was part of the controversial 2009 decision that legalized gay marriage. And in four other states, residents voted to legalize same-sex marriage. These decisions, experts and officials say, show that the country is moving forward in a progressive way. “I certainly hoped [people would retain the Supreme Court justices], and I thought that the responses to the anti-retention effort was much better this time,” said Lois Cox, UI clinical professor of law. “People had more time to think, they were better prepared. I think they really regretted what happened.” In 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court voted on a case making same-sex marriage legal. Some Iowans were

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Iron Hawk’s owner said the initial exemption from the 21 Ordinance is helping his business. By Eric Clark

A recently opened bar has created a new spot for University of Iowa students and community members alike — even the under-21 crowd. Iron Hawk, 122 E. Washington St., opened on Sept. 22; it was given a six-month exemption to the 21-ordinance that all new restaurants have the opportunity to use. The Iowa City ordinance allows new establishments to apply for an exemption. At the end of the exemption, owners must submit financial information if they’d like to keep the 21-ordinance at bay. So far, owner Aric Kos said he’s pleased with the results. “It helps us cater to fraternities and sororities,” he said. “They schedule

dinners here, and if it goes past 10 o’clock, some of them would have to leave. [The exemption] allows them to stay and prevents us from losing business.” The Iron Hawk owner believes underage drinking isn’t a problem in his establishment, but he understands that there is potential for abuse in the future. “We do a pretty good job of monitoring it,” he said. “We’ve got staff that walk around and do checks for minors drinking.” The Iron Hawk has seen only two alcohol-related citations issued to customers in the past month. However, Iowa City police didn’t record any bar checks in the month of September. University of Iowa sophomore Brett Kosowski hasn’t been to the Iron Hawk yet, but he can see why the exemption appeals to students. “Being downtown, their alcohol sales will probably be high regardless,” he said. “It’s definitely not a bad business decision.” Alcohol currently makes up 40 percent of the restau-

rant’s profit, Kos said. Businesses are eligible for an exemption if their food revenue are more than 50 percent of the total profit. City Councilor Jim Throgmorton said he thinks the ordinance is working well, and he supports it in general, but would not be against tweaking it. “I’m open to considering some changes of the ordinance,” he said. “But I’m not advocating any particular change.” Throgmorton said the ordinance was necessary to attempt to deter irresponsible consumption of alcohol downtown. “We really had to do something to temper excessive drinking,” he said. “It is a major problem.” UI junior Ben Nigg disagrees, saying the ordinance isn’t worth the trouble it causes. “I feel like it doesn’t really help,” he said. “It just moves the scene to residential areas. [Excessive drinking] happens there just as much, if not more.” In Kos’ eyes, the exemption is pleasing both him

21-Ordinance The Iron Hawk restaurant is currently exempt from the 21-ordinance, because new businesses are eligible to apply for a six-month exception from the law. • If the restaurant wishes to continue to be exempt from the law, it must submit financial information to the city • Establishments must have 50 percent of more of their profits from food to be eligible for exemption • Approximately 40 percent of the Iron Hawk’s profits come from alcohol. Source: Aric Kos, Iron Hawk owner

and his customers. He is not sure, however, if he will apply for a renewed exemption when the current one expires in May 2013. Kos said if underage drinking becomes an issue in his establishment, it’s unlikely he’ll pursue a renewal.

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A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of pimping and possession of a controlled substance following an April prostitution sting. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Dwan Moore (a.k.a. Santana), 29, 1856 A. Ave. N.E. Apt. A, was allegedly involved in a joint prostitution sting on April 10. At the time, an undercover officer responded to an adult-escort advertisement on the Internet. Moore arrived in his red Dodge Charger with the three females. One of the females entered the hotel and was arrested after reportedly agreeing to a sex act for money. An amount of marijuana, several phones, and a laptop computer were recovered during a search of Moore’s vehicle, the complaint said. The phones contained images and text communications to arrange sex acts for money. Moore’s computer contained files labeled by females’ names with information to be used in advertisements. One of the females told police that Moore spoke of “hooking his girls,” he took half of her income from outgoing calls, agreed to provide her transportation and protection during calls, and threatened to leave her in Coralville if she didn’t complete the call where she was requested. Pimping is a Class-D felony, punishable up to five years in prison with a maximum fine of up to $7,500. Possession of a controlled substance is a serious misdemeanor, punishable up to one year in prison with a maximum fine of $1,875. — by Quentin Misiag

Beginning Friday, University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff will be able to operate their phones, laptops, iPads, and other Internet-connected devices under one campus-wide wireless connection, joining a slew of other colleges and universities across the country. The UI reported in August it planned on making the conversion to a single Internet wireless connection by Nov. 1, with the actual switch coming a week later than anticipated. The University of Chicago, University of Illinois-Urbana/ Champaign, Indiana University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison all operate or are testing the possibility of operating under Education Roaming. Officials at Wisconsin and Indiana could not be reached for comment as of Wednesday evening. Commonly referred to as eduroam, it will become the single Internet-server system used from building to building as well as the many open green spaces on campus, including the Pentacrest and Hubbard Park. Since May, it has operated alongside UI-Wireless-WPA2, but officials say there is only really the need for one wireless connection. “They are the same infrastructure, just really two names for the same thing,” ITS Director of Network Services Steve Troester said. “The problems we had this fall were related to the bugs in the software of the vendor’s hardware platform. There have been a lot of problems not related to eduroam. Over the summer, we made a number of infrastructures.” UI officials say that in heavily used buildings such as the IMU, there is more than one access point that students can technically

be on. The maximum limit of connections per access point is 128. Up to date official Internet use figures were not available as of Wednesday evening. Like many students his age, UI freshman Michael Begovich uses the Internet for more than just school-related work. He often finds himself using content-rich websites including YouTube, Spotify, and Pandora Internet Radio. “When I’m in my dorm room using the Internet for whatever I need, I prefer to use the Ethernet cable because it’s a faster, more reliable connection,” he said. He believes the concept of having numerous Internet servers is necessary to feed the growing Internet bandwidth demand on and off campus. “They need numerous servers at the university because of the number of people who are on [the Internet] each day for better performance and reliability,” he said. “Sometimes you can’t even connect.” — by Quentin Misiag

Woman charged with theft A woman has been accused of stealing a vehicle. According to a Coralville police complaint, Natasha Tavai, 30, address unknown, was charged June 11 after failing to return a vehicle after agreeing to do so after a 30-minute period. Tavai did not return the vehicle and has made no effort to contact the victim. The vehicle and Tavai have been missing since June 7. Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony, punishable up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $7,500. — by Quentin Misiag

Landlord faces more charges An Iowa City landlord previously charged with invasion of privacy now faces three additional counts, according to a police complaint. Elwyn Miller, 63, now faces three additional counts of invasion of privacy in connection with alleged pepping on four female residents at a building he owns. According to the complaint, between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, Miller knowingly viewed the female residents through manufactured holes in the walls and ceilings of bathrooms. Miller stated in an interview with police that he viewed the residents at least two to three times during their time there and would go to the holes at least once a week. Miller’s preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.; he was released after posting $3,000 cash bail, according to online court documents. — by Brent Griffiths

TP drive successful The Crisis Center of Johnson County’s third-annual TP the Crisis Center received more than 1,700 rolls of toilet paper. According to a release from the center, the toilet-paper drive held every October, received 200 more rolls than last years’ donations. “TP The Crisis Center donations are a simple way to affect the lives of people in the community,” Sarah Benson Witry, food bank & emergency associate director, said. According to the release, the idea to ask for donations came from a former Food Bank client who visited the center to make a financial donation and asked part of it be used for toilet paper. — by Jordyn Reiland

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News vote Continued from 1A Earlier this year the U.S. Census Bureau reported ethnic and racial minorities account for a majority of babies born in the United States. While the Democratic campaign seemingly reached these votes in a more efficient manner, Michael Hunt, the commu-

saferide Continued from 1A dealt with age groups. more than half of the riders were freshman, while sophomores and juniors made up the next a significant portion of the remaining riders, with a few seniors. “A clear majority of our SafeRide students are undergraduate students,” Jeralyn Westercamp, the

justice Continued from 1A ing larger social issues. “I feel like this is a Band-Aid,” she said. Murphy and Curtin both spoke out against

retention Continued from 1A outraged and rallied to remove the justices. Three justices — Marsha Ternus, David Baker and Michael Streit — were not retained. Wiggins, 61, was up for retention this year, and he received a 54 percent vote to remain on the bench. Wiggins released a statement stating he is pleased with the decision. “I want to thank everybody who work so hard to keep politics out of our courts,” he said in a statement Wednesday. “And I want to thank the people of Iowa who preserved the fairness and impartiality of Iowa’s courts and agree that equal is equal.” for more news

nications director for the Iowa Democrats, said they didn’t have an advantage with minorities — they had a strategy. “It’s not as if we had an advantage,” he said. “We just made a choice to support all Americans instead of a few. I resent the idea that they think we have an advantage to reach out to minorities and women.” But Republicans feel they would have drawn more minority vote had

their message been better presented. “The core goal is that every individual can be great,” said Megan Stiles, the Iowa GOP communications director. “If it is articulated clearly, it can help with other demographics we don’t traditionally do as well with.” Minorities aren’t the only demographic the GOP needs. “Republicans are going to have to find a way to

make their party attractive to minorities and to some extent, women and young people,” Covington said. Obama won roughly 60 percent of 18- to 29-yearold voters, and Republicans admit more efforts could be made to attract these voters. “If Republicans want to keep all these new, young voters in the party, people — especially older Republicans — need to realize

that we want as many people as possible, and we need these young members,” Stiles said. Kelsey Boehm, the president of UI College Republicans and a politically active member of the coveted youth vote, said if the party takes a more moderate stance on issues, the party has the chance to appeal to younger voters. “I know that all of college students are very liberal on social issues, so

a shift might help them get the younger vote,” she said. This shift from conservatism to more moderate stances on social issues is something conservatives have considered. “I think obviously the party is getting younger,” Stiles said. “They tend to have more moderate views on social issues, and the party needs to look at this if it wants to keep those votes.”

UISG safety initiatives liaison, said. Westercamp said the numbers are just the beginning. “One thing to keep in mind with all this data is this is a brand-new program and this only includes rides from August to the middle of October,” she said. “I am really looking forward to seeing more trends as the data develop.” The members of Partnership for Alcohol Safe-

ty also hope to see some more development. Patrick Grim, a member of the group and an undergraduate director of Student Legal Services, believes SafeRide is a good program and hopes it will expand. “I don’t think a lot of people necessarily know about it,” he said. Tobin said there is a marketing plan that will be growing, which includes working with sororities and residence halls.

Another effort the UISG will add is the ability to track where students are being picked up. “Some of [the cabs] might record it, and some of them don’t,” Tobin said. “It is a kink we are working on.” Many Partnership officials worried about the restricted number of rides. “I was just thinking that if someone had had it once, and then for some reason had a medical emergency or something

happened, and they said no, it would be kind of weird,” said Leah Cohen, owner of Bo-James. The UISG only pays for the ride once a semester per student — after that, the student must pay the fare or find another way home. “We do that because this isn’t just a free service for someone to get home from the bars — it is for emergency unexpected situations,” Tobin said. “The reason we chose the

one ride per semester is because [unlimited rides] bankrupted other student governments.” However, UISG would like to be able to expand the number of rides it can offer — if it becomes feasible. “It would absolutely be our ideal,” Tobin said. “Our fear is that we would do that and end up spending some obscene amount of money we wouldn’t be able to pay for.”

nonviolent crimes being cause for arrests, such as drug possession. Committee members said it is a misconception that jails are full of drug and alcohol charges and extended an olive branch to encourage community participation. “Help me understand

how we get past the idea that minor drug offenses are taking up jail beds, because they’re simply not,” Pulkrabek said. The committee invited local citizens to give them their contact information and to be a part of the revision process. Despite opposition com-

mittee members fully intend to move forward with the justice center proposal in one form or another. “We need more space, period,” said Supervisor Janelle Rettig. “It’s inhumane the way we’ve double-bunked it and take away all [the inmates’] public space.”

AJ Spiker, the chairman of the Iowa GOP, said time will tell if the public will want to remove the other justices in the 2016 election. “Removing judges is very difficult for good reasons,” Spiker said. “Obviously, we supported the removal of Justice Wiggins.” Iowans for Freedom, an organization that strongly advocated to oust Wiggins could not be reached for comment Wednesday evening. “We’re obviously disappointed; we really wanted to send a message that that Iowans will not tolerate judicial activism,” said Greg Baker, executive director of Iowans for Freedom, told The Daily Iowan Tuesday night. “But at the end of the day, roughly 47 percent still don’t have confidence in the court.”

Several states also legalized same-sex marriage, which officials say voters are now rethinking their stances on traditional issues. “I think the polls are seeing a shift in people’s attitude towards gay marriage,” said Cynthia Moser, president of the Iowa State Bar Association. “I believe this is the first time any states had voted on samesex marriage on a ballot.” Tuesday night, Maine Maryland, and Washington voted to legalize samesex marriage. A Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman failed to pass in Minnesota. Officials are mixed as to whether the rest of the United States will contin-

ue the pattern of legalizing same-sex marriage. “It’s very much a stateby-state issue,” Moser said. Others are more confident on the matter. “[We were] elated, ecstatic, absolutely thrilled,” said Molly Tafoya, One Iowa communications director. “We made history with the ballot measures. I know we’ll see the day when all 50 states legalize [same-sex] marriage.”

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fter ballot measures in Colorado and Washington legalized possession of recreational marijuana for people over the age of 21, it is clear that it’s time to have a serious discussion about legalizing marijuana — in this state and around the nation. The societal problems born of the nation’s strict marijuana laws dramatically overshadow the potential consequences of legalizing a drug that is, by any reasonable measure, no more harmful than tobacco or alcohol. The current laws make too many people criminals, greatly exacerbate the massive racial disparity in the American prison system, and simply cost too much to enforce. According to the FBI’s 2011 Uniform Crime Report, law-enforcement officials nationwide made 1,531,251 arrests for drug-abuse violations last year. Drug violations were 2011’s most common crime, accounting for more than 12 percent of the nation’s arrests. Approximately 49.5 percent, or 758,000, of those arrests were marijuana-related; in total, 663,000 people were arrested for simple possession of a drug with no worse effects than alcohol. These arrests are not distributed equally among the population. Nationwide, 31.7 percent of those individuals arrested for drug crimes are African American, despite the fact that African Americans make up only 12 percent of the U.S. population. This disparity is one of the drivers behind a particularly unfortunate national trend — the mass incarceration of black males. According to Department of Justice statistics, there were 561,000 black males in federal or state prison in 2010 — almost 40 percent of the national prison population. Marijuana prohibition not only disproportionately affects minority communities, it also inflicts massive financial costs on society as a whole. A 2010 study by Harvard University economics lecturer Jeffrey Miron found that the average annual

cost of marijuana prohibition — including the costs of enforcing the law and all post-arrest costs— nationwide comes to approximately $8.7 billion. Combined with the potential federal and state tax revenue that would follow legalization, ending prohibition could save the United States $17.4 billion every year. In Iowa, the potential savings and tax revenue would combine to add $66 million to the state budget annually. Given the myriad negative societal trends caused in part or in whole by marijuana prohibition, it makes sense for Iowa to begin heading down the path to legalization. Opponents of such a measure cite impending social decay as a natural outcome of legalization, but the positive effects of driving a popular criminal enterprise into the light and some modest economic benefits would almost certainly outweigh the potential consequences. There is, of course, one more major obstacle to state-level legalization that could be problematic to the green machine chugging toward victory in Colorado and Washington and could quash the legalization plans of other states: the federal government. Because no states have, up until now, established legislation contrary to federal law, it is unclear how the federal government will deal with the new state-level rules. Given the current administration’s history of strict marijuana enforcement, it is possible that the federal government could continue to enforce federal drug laws in states where marijuana possession has been made legal. So, whether or not Iowa is ready for this discussion, two states have begun a clash between the relationship of state and federal government, bringing to light the obvious realization: We need to talk about marijuana legalization in Iowa. Your turn. What do you think about legalizing marijuana? Weigh in on at

lETTERS TO THE eDITOR / ONLINE COMMENTS In response to ‘Trees don’t freeze, people do,” DI, Nov. 7 Many knitters participate in charitable knitting projects year round. Hundreds of hats, mittens, scarves, afghans, shawls, socks and baby booties, and hats are donated to various causes, organizations, hospitals, and hospice facilities in our community and worldwide. It would be foolish for you or others to assume that knitters were forced to make a choice to either knit for a tree or a person, bec ause that would indicate we only undertake one project per year. Most knitters easily complete several projects

per month, some even per week. As you mentioned, this specific project is a community art installation. While knitting is a very practical skill set, it is also a fiber art. Unfortunately, it is rarely seen as the latter by much of the general public. As a knitter, that is insulting. How many artists painting the benches or murals downtown were told that their contribution was frivolous, because individuals in the community need help painting their houses? I assume none. Please don’t pigeonhole knitters. I can confidently assure you that we contribute more than you know. I also encourage you to learn a fiber art and contribute yourself. Anna Salino-Hugg UI student

RE: ‘Trees don’t freeze, people do’ I appreciate that you want to give back and want others to give back, but some of us don’t define giving back quite so narrowly as you do. I believe that putting a smile on people’s faces (including, by the way, a homeless man who was watching as knitters put up the treehuggers), is a valid form of giving back. I’m quite proud to be a part of a community that recognizes that public welfare comes in many forms. So, a big thank you to the city, to Home Ec, and to all the volunteers who contributed. Making the world a better place is never an insult. We can’t all do

everything, but we can all do something. Caroline Sheerin

I just want to add to the previous comment and mention that giving in one way does not preclude giving in another. Many of the knitters who participated in this art project are active in many other civic organizations in town, including the ones you mention. Supporting local art, whether it is knitting for trees, painting benches, or distributing downtown pianos, does not mean failing to remember that there are people in need in Iowa City.

A door from the outside leads to a poorly lit stairwell that leads to a gray-floored hallway. On the landing of the hallway, a crawlspace accessible only by a ladder leads to an attic. This is where Elwyn Gene Miller allegedly spied on his tenants while they were in their bathrooms, as sizable holes, large enough to fit three fingers through, were strategically placed near vents so tenants may easily dismiss them as regular wear and tear. Miller was arrested Oct. 31 and has since been charged with four counts of invasion of privacy. This punishment is not enough to deter these heinous actions from happening in the future. “I was one of the tenants he admitted to spying on — my roommate and I both,” said University of Iowa senior Ruth Lapointe, a current tenant of the accused. “I obviously think that he shouldn’t have the right to rent property out to people, [that] he should lose that right completely.” Indeed, no person should be subjected to this sort of invasion of privacy, and at least six of Miller’s tenants have now contacted the police stating that there are peep holes in their bathrooms or bedrooms. The city of Iowa City must react to this situation and implement greater protections for all students and other residents living in this community. The current Iowa City housing code does not have specific provisions in it regarding the right of privacy of tenants, nor does it have any provisions that would punish Miller as a landlord for his voyeurism. “Invasion of privacy charge is not a violation of the housing code,” said Doug Boothroy, the director of the city’s Housing and Inspection Services. “It’s never come up as an issue as I know it until now, at least since 1984, when I became director of the housing code.” But under the current ordinances, even if the code was amended to forbid the accused from rent-

ing, he could potentially create a limited liability company and rent that way or put the ownership in the name of a family member. “It’s more complicated than just revoking a rental permit,” Boothroy said. “I don’t know whether or not it would be a very enforceable regulation; I just don’t know the legal mechanics for how to keep him away from what he owns.” Still, the city must work to keep renters safe. Greg Bal, the supervising attorney for University of Iowa Student Legal Services, said he is always working to protect student tenants. “Safety for students as far as renting off campus is one of our major concerns,” he said. “It would be easier if the city amended the code to include things like basis for tenants to terminate the lease and damages for costs incurred in a situation like this.” Bal said Student Legal Services offers some resources that allow students to access information about rental companies off campus, but there is still a lot to be done for students in general, and especially for the victims of this particular case. “They should be able to move out, because having to live in the same place can be detrimental to their well-being,” Bal said. “But I’m not sure there is a way to keep [Miller] from doing the same thing in the future.” Other than violations against the code, Miller has thus far been charged with a serious misdemeanor, the punishment for which is up to one year in jail. This charge would not even require that the accused’s name be included in the Sex Offender Registry, and the misdemeanor charge may not be enough to alert new tenants to the real danger. “I don’t understand why it’s not a felony given repeat offenses,” Lapointe said. “I would see him in prison over money any day but I know the criminal-justice system won’t do that. He can only be hurt civilly, so I want to see him hurt civilly.” Not only should the housing code adapt to include specific remedies for tenants if their privacy is so wildly invaded, the penal code should require that landlords such as these should register as sex offenders and place harsher punishments to deter crimes like this in the future.

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Little library on the prairie comes to town

One of the two Little Library boxes in Johnson County, located on College Street. The program, which has been successful in other states, is starting to make inroads into the state of Iowa through the City of Literature. (The Daily Iowan/Juan Carlos Herrera)

Iowa City seems ready to embrace Little Free Libraries. Community members are enthusiastic about the small project that has since gone internationally viral. By Rishabh R. Jain

Peculiar little mailbox-sized houses have begun sprouting up in various Iowa City neighborhoods. A closer look inside these structures reveals literary treasures. A fan of free literature can pick up any book from the all-weather Little Free Libraries now open at many Iowa City locations. And they won’t get mad if you don’t return the books. Todd Bol, the founder of the project, spoke at the Iowa City Public Library Wednesday night, encouraging community members to bombard their neighborhoods with Free Little Libraries. “Plant the seed of literature,” he repeatedly told the crowd at the event. The project came to Iowa City in February with one little library and has now grown into a movement. Owners of the libraries, called “stewards” in the program, have very deep connections with their structures. One steward said she constructed her little free library with wood from her father’s 100-year-old barn. John Kenyon, the executive director of Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, said the idea of bringing Little Free Libraries to Iowa City is a big step toward further strength-

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‘The program literally takes free literature and brings it out for the community’ − John Kenyon, City of Literature head ening the city’s literary heritage. Kenyon’s office first contacted Bol a year ago, and it has since partnered with Little Free Libraries to bring more book repositories to the city. “The program literally takes free literature and brings it out for the community,” he said. “It seemed like the most logical thing for us to get involved with.” Iowa City is one of UNESCO’s six Cities of Literature in the world. In June, the Iowa City City Council approved funding for nine Free Little Libraries in the city. Lowe’s is also sponsoring the initiative by providing free workshops to build the repositories in the beginning of 2013. Bol said the movement — which now spans more than 40 states in United States and even such countries as Pakistan and Afghanistan — began with a mini library in his yard. “The same way as they reacted to puppies, they reacted to the library,” he said about

Little Free Libraries The number of Free Little Libraries in Iowa is relatively low compared with the number in some neighboring states. • Minnesota: 500 • Wisconsin: 600 • Iowa: 50 Source: Todd Bol, cofounder of the Little Free Libraries

his neighbors’ reactions. “I was fascinated by that, and we wanted to try it out.” Bol said he is confident the number of free little libraries in Iowa will increase exponentially. There are around 50 in Iowa, and both Bol and Kenyon expect nearly 500 more by this time next year. Iowa City Public Library Director Susan Craig said she was delighted when the local City of Literature organization presented her with a miniature library last year. “I put it in my yard, and it is gorgeous to look at,” she said. “Children were sliding the door of the library the very next day.” “You don’t need 22 steps or go to college to get a library,” cofounder of the program Rick Brooks said. “You just get one, build one, paint one. It’s as easy as that.”

METRO Biden, Obama ready for cliff work WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he and President Obama are anxious to move forward on a bipartisan solution to the looming “fiscal cliff” that could force tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts next year. The real question is what Republicans in Congress will do, Biden said. Democrats

will keep control of the White House and the Senate, while Republicans will stay in charge of the House. “What is the takeaway going to be on the part of our Republican colleagues? What judgment are they going to make?” Biden told reporters on Air Force Two, as he flew from Chicago, where he watched election returns Tuesday night, to his home in Delaware. “I know it takes a little time to kind of digest what’s

going on,” he said. “But I think people know we’ve got to get down to work, and I think they’re ready to move.” Biden said he believes there are at least six Republican senators who are prepared to compromise on fiscal issues, adding that Democrats “are going to have to compromise too. It’s not like we’re going to go in and say: ‘This is our deal. Take it or leave it.’ ” - Associated Press

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Finkbine never sleeps Hard work pays off for two volleyball players Iowa volleyball has had a down season, but juniors Nikki Dailey and Bethany Yeager have given the team small victories to root for. By Carlos Sosa

The course sits empty at Finkbine on Wednesday. The golf course will close on Nov. 11 for the winter. (The Daily Iowan/Nicholas Fanelli)

The workers at Finkbine Golf Course are preparing the links for the winter season. By Tommy Reinking

The Finkbine Golf Course will soon close down to prepare for the blustery white snows of winter that are right around the corner The links will close on Nov. 11 as the many course workers make preparations to give the fairways the best chance to thrive once the snow melts. “People would be surprised at how much we work throughout the winter,” course superintendent Mike Hoffman said. “It seems like we have less and less downtime each year. Winter goes by pretty fast.” The first step the workers will take to prepare the course is vacuuming up the leaves off the greens and fairways as quickly as they can. Clearing the course of debris takes one to two weeks. After that, they will blow all of the water out of underground irrigation pipes so that they don’t freeze during the winter months. The workers will then put fungicide and other products on the turf to prevent snow mold. They also store all the benches and ball washers. Hoffman said he will

continue to work outside as long as he can, adding he would like to continue wokring on numerous areas of the course, such as the bunkers. They also take precautions so that no one can use the course after they close. “We plug the holes on the greens so that no one tries to go out and play after we’ve closed,” Hoffman said. “There’s a lot of equipment we have to maintain. We take care of all of our own equipment.” Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean Hoffman and others stop working. Every piece of the course’s property that needs to will get repainted. One hundred cutting units will be taken apart, have the blades sharpened, and be put back together. The carts will also receive maintenance as needed. As long as the snow isn’t too deep, officials will care for the course itself throughout the winter months. Workers will go onto the course to trim trees as well as continue to work on any sections of the course that need it. While the summer drought affected other local courses, Finkbine re-

mained green and didn’t suffer because of the lack of rain. Director of grounds Ted Thorn said the fall season was very beneficial to the health of the course after the intense summer. “The heat hurt the golfers more than the course,” he said. “We were blessed with some nice fall rain. It honestly helped a lot. The upper foot has the moisture it needs right now.” Surprisingly, golf courses actually benefit from snow cover. The snow acts as an insulator from the harsh winds that may cause desiccation or extreme dryness. Hoffman said workers will continue to water the course as long as they can to make sure the greens have plenty of moisture before the first snow fall. One part of the course that will remain open is the clubhouse. Clubs, shirts, and shoes will still be available at Finkbine throughout the winter. The fairways won’t open again until sometime in March 2013. “Last year, we opened on March 20,” said Director of Golf Steve Moore,” We try to have everything ready by the first Monday after spring break.”

The Iowa volleyball team has endured a tough stretch over the past month. The squad (10-17, 2-12 Big Ten) has lost eight in a row, but the players haven’t stopped working toward playing good volleyball. That hard work is best exemplified by captains Nikki Dailey and Bethany Yeager on the stat sheet. They have been two of the Hawkeyes’ best players since they came to Iowa City in 2010. Both players have started every match since the start of last season and have steadily climbed the Iowa record books at the respective positions. “Whenever you approach a record, it’s a reflection of coming in every day and doing their job,” assistant coach Ben Boldt said. “I know that they don’t think about [stats], but they do think about coming into practice and trying hard every day. And those numbers just add up over time.” To initiate an offense, the libero in volleyball must dig the ball — and Yeager does just that. The Brenham, Texas, native has recorded 1,447 digs in her two-plus years as a Hawkeye, which ranks fifth all-time in Iowa history. She also ranks second in the Big Ten in to-

tal digs (458) and third in digs per set (4.53). “We’re each going to have stats from what we’ve done in games,” Yeager said. “It’s my job to get digs, but it’s important that they be good digs to get the team in system. That’s something we’ve been focusing on a lot lately, the quality of our reps.” Yeager’s ability to dig the ball greatly aids Dailey’s ability to set the ball. While Yeager initiates the offense, Dailey quarterbacks it. Dailey ranks sixth all-time in assists in Iowa history with 2,414. “A big thing we’ve been focusing on recently is practice statistics,” she said. “Being the leaders in those weekly statistical categories shows why we’re getting playing time because we’re consistent in practice, not only games.” The way the season has gone for the Hawkeyes, it seems wise to let the best players, not the most decorated, compete in matches. That tactic, however, only motivates players such as Daily and Yeager more because it gives them reason to play. The two are team-first players, and no one knows that better than one of Iowa’s best hitters, Alex Lovell. “To reach those goals it takes hard work and effort from the whole team,” Lovell said. “Success as

Iowa (10-17, 2-12 Big Ten) vs. No. 21 Purdue (18-7, 9-5) Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena When: 7 p.m. today

a hitter only comes from success from the passer and the setter. So it’s really a reflection on all the work our team has put into it.” Lovell leads the team in kills (317) and recently surpassed her kill total of 312 from a year ago. In 2011, the Leonard, Mich., native was the first Iowa freshman since 2005 to register 300 kills in a season. While the stats of each player are evidence to the hard work they’ve put in during practice, it’s still no consolation when the team is struggling. “Overall, it’s more important if our stats are really contributing to our team or not,” Yeager said. “It’s definitely not what we had hoped for but we have to find small victories in other places … I think we’ve been working on getting the small success in things because we aren’t winning right now and that’s frustrating for us.”

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News telford Continued from 8A Telford had an extremely promising redshirt freshman season. He finished fifth at the NCAA Tournament, earning All-American status in his first year as a starter. He also was a Big Ten finalist and went 29-9 overall on the season. But it wasn’t smooth sailing that whole way. Telford struggled through a four-match losing streak for more news

and then lost his starting job to senior Blake Rasing. One of the big issues was finishing shots. The Hockessin, Del., native drew early season praise in 2011 for his quickness and mobility, which were unusual for a heavyweight. But coaches saw he didn’t always have the strength to finish the takedowns that he had started with that quickness. “One of his deficits last season was back strength,” assistant coach Kurt Backes said. “He couldn’t finish sometimes on the single

leg. So we talked to Coach Doyle about it, he looked at some tape with Coach Brands. And he said, ‘Well, that’s his weakness right there. I can fix that.’ ” So Telford spent the summer in the football complex with Doyle. He wasn’t the first Iowa heavyweight to do it — the Hawkeyes have sent former Big Ten champions Rasing and Dan Erekson to Camp Doyle as well. Telford said he worked mostly on hip explosion exercises, like squats. He has remained at about

the same weight but said more of it is muscle now. And coaches say the results have been apparent. Backes said Telford is like “a freight train” in practices this season. “It’s a huge factor,” Telford said. “Getting in on shots and exploding up, taking kids off their feet, all the things we talk about. That was something to improve on, and it will help a lot … [Doyle] is a great guy. He cut me no slack.” The Hawkeyes are hoping the strength training will help Telford make a

to the more physical college game might be eas-

ier for Woodbury than many players, though.

McCaffery said 7-footers in high school often

don’t get the benefit of the doubt from officials because of their height advantage. Woodbury said it’s different at the college level. “Being that big in high school, you don’t play against many guys who are the same size,” Woodbury said. “The focus is on you, and if you make a little bit [of contact] here and there, the calls are going to go against you more times than not. Being in college now, you play against similar-sized guys and the spotlight doesn’t focus on you as much.” Sophomore Aaron

thought that I could go [1]74, but it was kind of up in the air and I always ended up deciding against it,” Gambrall said. “But this year I just felt it was the right choice.”

a good fit. “We had Zadick leave, so it’s nice to have another middle-weight guy coming in,” Evans said. “You can’t replace one with the other, but it’s as good as it’s going to get … It’s the same coaching aspect, but Morningstar can take more of the wear and tear.”

mixed feelings about Dake moving up. “You really don’t want to go out like that, against somebody like Dake,” the junior said. “There’s not really a whole lot I can say about it.” The Big Red grappler will have to compete with Penn State superstar Da-

vid Taylor, who pinned his way into the finals of the 2012 national bracket and won with a major decision. The pair is, arguably, two of the best wrestlers in the nation. But Evans said he’s ready to challenge them. He’s been watching their matches and keeping an

Woodbury making transition to college game

wrestling Continued from 8A Four weeks ago, at the beginning of the season, three athletes — Mike Evans, Lofthouse, and Gambrall — were all vying for the 174-pound slot. But the situation worked itself out, with Evans deciding to stay at 165 and Lofthouse and Gambrall switching classes. Gambrall finished third at the NCAA Tournament in 2011 at 184 pounds but then suffered concussion symptoms in the off-season and had to move to 197 for much of the 2011-12 season. He didn’t place at last year’s national tournament even after cutting back down to 184. “Each year I’ve kind of

Morningstar steps into coaching role Iowa alumnus Ryan Morningstar was appointed a full-time assistant coach in September, and he has fit into his new role well. Brands said the 2009 graduate brings a different dynamic to the coaching staff that was missing with former assistant head coach Mike Zadick, who was 33 years old. The wrestlers, who compete with the assistant coach often in practice, agree that Morningstar is

St. John, Evans unfazed by Dake’s weight jump Three-time national champion Kyle Dake from Cornell became the first wrestler in NCAA history to win three titles at three different weight classes when he beat Iowa’s Derek St. John at 157 pounds last March. And he’s going for another title this season at 165. St. John said he has

hawkeye sports Men’s swimming moves up in rankings The Iowa men’s swimming and diving team made a huge jump in NCAA rankings this week. The Hawkeyes moved up from their No. 19 preseason rank to 10th. The ranking is the first of the season and covers a three-week period. During that

positions. I need to get there more often, and just push the pace.” And his head coach said for as much mental skill goes into wrestling, sometimes it’s just about being strong. “If you watched his wrestling, there were some things left undone,” Brands said. “You address those things mentally, you address those things technically and positionally. But you also have to address them strength-wise. We like how he has addressed those things.”

Iowa center Adam Woodbury avoids the defense against Quincy in an exhibition game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday. Iowa will open its regular season on Friday. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing)

basketball Continued from 8A

Freshman Adam Woodbury got into foul trouble in the exhibition and didn’t get as much time as his coach wanted him to. McCaffery said he made a mistake by keeping the freshman on the bench in that situation. “What I probably should have done on Sunday is just left him out there with two fouls and let him keep playing,” McCaffery said. Making the transition

leap from fringe All-American to national contender, joining Matt McDonough, Tony Ramos, and Derek St. John at that level. And they also no longer have an accomplished wrestler such as Rasing to turn to if Telford falters. But the sophomore said he is confident he learned from his brief struggles last season. “It’s just about staying strong. That’s what I got away from at some parts of last year,” Telford said. “I kind of underestimated how strong I am in some

time, Iowa competed against Michigan State on Oct. 19 and Minnesota on Nov. 2. In dual-competition the Hawkeyes are 1-1. The Black and Gold defeated Michigan State,185-108, and fell to Gophers, 165.5-132.5, in a tough meet. The Big Ten continues to dominate the rankings with six other teams also ranked in the top 25. Michigan is No.1,

Minnesota No. 9, Indiana No.11, Ohio State No.15, and Purdue No.23. In the 2011-12 season, the highest Iowa was ranked was 10th before finishing at 14th in the final dual rankings and 17th in the prediction poll. The ranking comes only a day after Iowa swimmer freshman Roman Trussov was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. — by Jalyn Souchek

White said knowing the flow of the game defensively and avoiding bad fouls can be a challenge for a freshman. It might take some time for things to slow down for Woodbury, he said. “I think the game comes to [Woodbury] offensively, but it’s a little quick for him on defense,” White said. “At least, that’s how it was for me. That’s what I struggled with last year: Not getting too up into people, getting fouls that took me out of the game … “It’s just a different pace than high school, but he’ll get it.”

eye on his competition since the Olympic wrestling trials in April. And the Hawkeye said he thinks he can beat them. “I saw a lot of typical college matches, 1-point wins, nobody expanding the gap,” Evans said. “I’m not impressed.”

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Depth is not something Fran McCaffery is used to having. Now his team goes 10 players deep. By Tork Mason

The Iowa men’s basketball team showcased its depth against Quincy (Ill.) in an exhibition game on Nov. 4, and that’s something head coach Fran McCaffery said fans can expect to see consistently this season. The second unit went on a 25-0 run in the second half of the exhibition, which came on the heels of a 10-0 run by Quincy. McCaffery said he’s typically been a “shortbench guy” throughout his career, in part because of the places he’s coached. He’s used to having seven or eight players who clearly need to be on the floor, and then a dropoff in talent after that first group. That used to make his job simpler, McCaffery said. But now he’s working with a new dynamic and a 10-man rotation. “This has been a much more complicated thing to manage when you look at players who deserve to play and players who are expecting to play, and they’ve done nothing to suggest that they shouldn’t play more,” McCaffery said. “There are only so many minutes to go around, and they just have to be ready, and they have to be confident in their role, accepting of their role, and then understand that they might actually be on the floor at the end of the game.” McCaffery said that depth is paying off in practices, as well. Competition behind closed doors is intense. Freshmen point guards Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons embrace the fight, McCaffery said. Gesell said he’s benefited from Clemmons’ defensive intensity. “He’s such a good defender,” Gesell said. “Going up against him every day in practice, he might be one of the best defenders I’ve seen all season. Some of those Big Ten guards are real physical, and he plays a little bit like that.” See basketball, 7A

Iowa linebacker Christian Kirksey runs an interception back for a touchdown during the Hawkeyes’ game against Indiana in Memorial Stadium on Nov. 3. Kirksey has changed roles on the Iowa defense this season, focusing more on pass coverage. (The Daily Iowan/Ian Servin)

Christian Kirksey has changed his position and his role in the Iowa defense this year. By Tork Mason


hristian Kirksey talks a lot of trash to Kevonte Martin-Manley and Keenan Davis in practice. He frequently gets matched up against them in pass coverage, and the three don’t shy from the competition. Or the bravado. “Every time we go against each other, we always talk a little smack,” Davis said. “Earlier in the year, I actually scored a touchdown on him in a scrimmage. Have not let that go. He knows every time he guards me, I’m going to say something [about it].” It’s a dialogue that wasn’t so common in 2011. Kirksey led the team with 110 tackles last season while playing on the weak side of the defense, but he is on pace for just 89 this year. That drop-off isn’t due to poor play. He’s just changed roles. He now plays on the strong side, where pass coverage — typically against wide receivers — is placed at a premium over a high number of takedowns. He said he faces less action when he’s away from the scrums in the middle and has to make more open-field tackles. He has to have perfect technique, vision, and footwork to be successful. And Kirksey said that’s OK. “I wasn’t intimidated by [making the position change],” he said. “I just told the coaches, wherever they need me to play, that’s where I’ll play.” That team-first attitude didn’t surprise Davis.

“If [the coaches] told him to play kicker, he’ll play it with his heart,” Davis said. “He’s a competitor. He could come play offense, and he’s going to make an impact.” But the coaches asked Kirksey to cover wide receivers, not kick field goals. And his skill set is a good fit for that task. Kirksey weighs just 220 pounds, a little undersized for a 6-2 linebacker. But with the leaner frame comes lateral quickness and speed, which is essential for turning and running downfield with receivers. Martin-Manley said Kirksey provides a “great check” for him because of that combination of length and athleticism. The St. Louis native has proven it in pass coverage this year. He has intercepted two passes and taken each back for a touchdown — a 68-yard sprint against Minnesota and an 18-yard rumble against Indiana. Quarterback James Vandenberg said people shouldn’t let Kirksey’s size and speed fool them. The linebacker can knock heads, too. “He’s a guy that can do it all, literally,” Vandenberg said. “He’s extremely physical for how slender he may look. He has got a lot of pop to him, and at that same time, he and [James Morris], they can guard just about anybody. They’re both unique players.” Davis said Kirksey’s style of play is something the team draws inspiration from, too. “No matter what, every play is important to him,” Davis said. “He plays with his heart. He’s not even that big of a guy, and to take on linemen and big fullbacks — and lay some of them out — you see that heart, and you see a guy who wants to be good.”

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Wrestling shuffles lineup, weights

Telford goes for strength

The Hawkeyes’ weight classes have shifted, but the changes will help Iowa put together a stronger 10-man lineup.

Bobby Telford needed to get stronger this off-season. The Hawkeyes are hoping a summer with Iowa football strength coach Chris Doyle did the trick.

By Molly Irene Olmstead

By Sam Louwagie

The Iowa wrestling team only graduated one starting senior, but the lineup will still look drastically different this season. Two upperweight wrestlers, Grant Gambrall and Ethen Lofthouse, have swapped positions from where they finished in spring of 2012. Gambrall will move down to 174 and Lofthouse up to 184. Senior Mark Ballweg, who made a few appearances at 149 pounds last season, has become the 141-pound starter. And wrestle-offs will determine whether junior Tomas Lira or true freshman Nathan Burak will claim

When Bobby Telford shot in on an opponent’s legs last season, he sometimes struggled to lift them up and record a takedown. When done correctly, it looks a little bit like a football tackle. Hawkeye wrestling coaches knew where to send him for help. “We put him in touch with [Hawkeye football Telford strength coach] Chris sophomore Doyle,” head coach Tom Brands said. “And Chris Doyle has, as you know, I call it world-renowned expertise in the strength department. We needed to strengthen some things.”

Iowa 174-pounder Grant Gambrall prepares for practice during Iowa wrestling media day on Wednesday in the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex. Gambrall placed third at the NCAA championships in 2011 at 184 pounds, but after an injury, the grappler wrestled at 197 pounds last season. (The Daily Iowan/Rachel Jessen) the 197-pound slot. The team’s weaker weight classes last season that didn’t fare well at the NCAA Tournament — 149, 165, 184, and 197 — all have numerous grapplers who can fill the

role throughout the season. “Last year, we left some points off the board, when you’re talking about realizing your full fire power,” head coach Tom Brands said during the team’s me-

dia day. “The formula isn’t complicated, it’s very simple. Ten weight classes, you want 10 weight classes scoring points.” See wrestling, 7A

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The Theater Department’s first musical of the season is about more than sex and nudity. By Justus Flair


n stage is a tiny village in which no one speaks of sadness, sex, or anything improper. Young teenagers wander in, wanting to explore and experience the world. They have no idea of the trials, difficulties, and despair that lie ahead. Their lives will be forever changed in Spring Awakening. The second Main Stage show of the University of Iowa Theater Department season, and the only musical, Spring Awakening will open in the Theater Building’s Mabie Theater at 8 p.m. Friday. Additional performances will take place 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Nov. 11. The show will close with performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 14-17. Spring Awakening, by Frank Wedekind, premièred in Germany on Nov. 20, 1906. Shortly after, many theaters banned the show because of the content:

nudity, swearing, rebellion, sex, child abuse, suicide, and abortion. Controversial since the beginning, the work has been banned or censored numerous times. Despite that — or because of that — the popularity of the show has increased in recent years. In the 1990s, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater began working on a musical adaptation of the drama, which premièred on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theater on Dec. 10, 2006. The story now makes its way to Iowa City. The musical tells the story of a group of teens ages 15 to 17 who search for answers to the changes they are going through but find no help from the adults around them. Aneisa Hicks, a first-year graduate-student actor playing the lead female role of Wendla, believes this lack of guidance is an important component of the show. “Without this guidance, we can wind up hurting ourselves in the end,” she said. “It speaks of how scary, exciting, daunting this time is without guidSee SPRING AWAKENING, 6B

Spring Awakening Where: Theater Building Mabie Theater When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Nov. 11, 8 p.m. Nov. 14-17 Admission: $5 with student IDs, $20 general public

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Rust doesn’t ever sleep By Audrey Dwyer

A world turned upside down. Workers on a path of stability, comfort, and safety now must face what every American fears, the unknown. “We forget how dependent our personal meaning is on what we make and what we do,” said Sean Christopher Lewis, the artistic director of Rust and a founding member of Working Group Theater. As students face the unknown of graduation, internships, job placement, or graduate programs, there comes a tipping point when they must either jump into the unknown with hopes of a fulfilling career or stick to a path of foreseen outcomes. “The abyss of the unknown never goes away, and people often feel trapped,” Lewis said. Factory workers from a General Motors stamping plant had to deal with a similar set of decisions. Facing unemployment or transferring, many individuals were trapped and had to make a difficult choice: leave everything they knew in a company that had stood as a beacon of hope in hard financial times throughout generations or make the jump into the unknown and fulfill a new career path. Rust, a performance about this fall of industrialization, will open 7:30 p.m. Friday at Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert St. In 2008, General Motors announced the end of the automobile manufacturing plant in Wyoming, Mich., after 75 years of employing generations of community members. More than 1,500 people lost their jobs. Rust is founded on the interviews writers Austin Bunn and Lewis conducted.

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“Every play changes me a little bit. It has humbled me about approaching a large subject and how hard it is to try to capture it,” actor and cofounder of Working Group Theater Martin Andrews said. “Finding a character’s journey is a true challenge.” Lewis and Andrews, along with the six other actors in the play, agree the performance will hit home for many people. “To a certain extent, these are the jobs their own grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, mothers maybe did and serves as a picture for something that maybe doesn’t exist for them anymore,” Andrews said. A pile of thrown chairs, trash, ladders, plastic tarps strewn about, scaffolding as a new home to dusty spider webs, and what was once a flourishing assembly line left abandoned, sets the scene for the play. A community centered on the automobile factory faces hardships when the announcement comes for the plant to be shut down. “Industrialization itself is rusting,” said Lewis. Bunn, a writer who conducted many of the interviews of workers, managers, executives, consultants, and a variety of others in the Wyoming, Mich., area, expected to find a community of distraught workers. However, what he and the group found was a strong community. Actor Matthew James said that many times, people who are facing struggle are portrayed primarily as numbers. “This play humanizes those numbers in a non-politicized manner,” he said. “Rust gives a voice to the people actually affected by the GM bankruptcy and bailout while making us

THEATER Rust Where: Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert When: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17; 2 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18 Tickets: from 15 to $20

reflect on what ‘work’ and the American Dream actually mean in contemporary society.” “It is human nature — either you give up or fight on,” Lewis said. “It is easier to give up, but most people don’t want to give up.” James described the play in one sentence. “Rust is a breakdown, but it is also a transformation,” he said. Andrews, said the play attempts to demonstrate that work was once something people did to pay the bills and support a family. The idea of personal expression was seen more through family and community involvement. “Work was a way of survival, not a determinant of individuality,” he said. Working Group Theater was founded in Iowa City in 2009. Many of the plays are written through interviews and performed as combined monologues. “We want to be able to create work that matters where we live and on a national scale,” Lewis said. A unique aspect about Working Group performances, Lewis said, is the spectacle of the performance. “We have to ensure every show we do is great,” he said. “It has evolved with each production — how we are staging it here is completely different and new. I don’t want to do same show — it needs to be more exciting and inventive each time.”

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• Artvarrk, 6 a.m., Uptown Bill’s, 730 S. Dubuque • Country Dance Lessons, 6:30 p.m., Wildwood, 4919 Walleye Drive S.E. • Open Mike Night, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s

music Skyfall Daniel Craig is back in his role as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in this new action-packed adventure, Skyfall, the 23rd movie in the Bond series. In this film, Bond’s loyalty to M is put to the test when events from her past start to threaten her. It leaves Bond no choice but to find the threat and get rid of it before it destroys his relationship with M.

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Showtimes: 9 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Nov. 11

Directed by Christopher Kenneally, Side By Side is a documentary starring Keanu Reeves that digs deep into the process of filmmaking. The film talks to directors, actors, cinematographers, artists, and even engineers about their experiences in the industry and what they believe is going to happen with digital and photochemical film in the future.

In the 24 hours prior to Pentatonix’s audition for season three of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” the five members had yet to officially meet. But fame came quickly to the unlikely group, and it wound up winning the season’s competition. “Surprisingly, we didn’t really run into any problems, but we were taking a big risk,” said Mitch Grassi, the youngest member of the group. “We learned discipline and really became a cohesive group, and we knew that we really needed to focus on the music.” Now, one year later, Pentatonix has traveled the country in a sold-out tour featuring its spin on top Billboard-chart songs. The group’s next stop will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington St. The show is sold-out. Pentatonix — named after the most widely recognized five-note Western musical scale — received

MUSIC Pentatonix When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Englert, 221 E. Washington Admission: $20 in advance, $22 day of show

meet on tour. This performance will be Pentatonix’s first time in Iowa City; it will sing from its début EP, PTX Volume 1, which hit No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200. “I never would have guessed [the tour] would have sold out, it’s so surreal to me,” Grassi said. “But it has been absolutely amazing so far, with pretty positive feedback, and we are all so appreciative of that.” UI senior Jim Kinney, a member of the all-male a cappella group Intersection, said he was a fan of Pentatonix early on in “The Sing-Off.”

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Don’t miss Spring Awakening When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Nov. 11 Where: Theater Building Mabie Theater This critically acclaimed rock musical will be produced by the UI Theater Department as part of its Mainstage season. This bold, radical, and highly provocative show has won eight Tonys; it is based on the previously banned German play by Frank Wedekind. It contains nudity and adult languages and themes; so act like adults, though not like adults on football Saturdays.


• Exploring Majors Fair, 12:30 p.m., IMU • Family Weekend, Joseph Tran, 7 & 10 p.m., Englert


• “Live from Prairie Lights,” John Smolens, fiction 7: p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque


• Manchester Orchestra, 7 p.m., IMU • Aaron Kamm & the One Drops, 10 p.m., Yacht Club • Slip Silo & Electric Children, 10 p.m., Gabe’s


• Campus Activities Board Film, Brave, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU


• UI Dance Alumni Event, 8 p.m., North Hall Space/Place

Don’t miss Beauty Is Embarrassing Showtimes: Show Times: 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Nov. 11

Beauty Is Embarrassing, directed by Neil Berkeley, follows the life of Wayne White, a commercial artist who is trying to deal with the two worlds that separate his work and his art. Throughout the film, White takes the audience on a journey of his life in which he uses his most recent work — a one-man show — to describe comical experiences that have happened to him.


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House of Yes When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Dreamwell Theater What happens when a son returns to his wealthy suburban home for Thanksgiving with a fiancée no one has heard about? This comedy explores the situations that Marty Paschal faces with his family, new fiancée, and himself in the midst of a holiday hurricane threatening to trap them all.

Saturday 10.10 MISCELLANEOUS

• Family Weekend: Tailgate Open House, 8:30 am, Seamans Center • When Mammoths Roamed Iowa, Fossil Guy, 2 p.m., Museum of Natural History • Cultural Ball, “Global Victories in Ending Slavery,” 7:30 p.m., IMU second-floor ballroom • Family Weekend, Campus Feud, 8 p.m., IMU Main Lounge


Pentatonix comes to IC a spot on “The Sing-Off” because one of the group’s lead vocalists, Scott Hoying, wanted to audition. The then-freshman at the University of Southern California recruited childhood friends from Texas, Grassi and Kirstie Maldonado. From there the three set out to find a vocal bass in Southern California, and they came across Avi Kaplan. A look on YouTube drew them to the beat-boxing sensation Kevin Olusola, and Pentatonix was formed. Throughout the season of “The Sing-Off,” the group worked on perfecting its sound with many genres of music as inspiration. “Every week, we thought, ‘This is the day we are going to get voted off,’ because everyone was really talented on the show,” Grassi said. “So winning was pretty unexpected.” Since the show, the a cappella group has gained a strong fan base, which, Grassi said, he loves to

• The Klezmatics, 8 p.m., Englert, 221 E. Washington • Mixology, 10 p.m., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington • Unnamed Acoustic, 10 p.m., Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn

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Product of: Weihenstephaner Bavaricum, Freising, Bayern, Germany Serving Style: chilled bottle Size: 12 fluid ounces This week, I was looking for a Bavarian beer, so I felt obligated to try Weihenstephaner — the label boasts it was made by “The World’s Oldest Brewery.” I was a little skeptical at first, but the monks at Weihenstephaner Abbey were the guys who invented beer sometime before 768. Smell: The aroma is very light, only delicate notes of hops and grains reach the nose. 2.5/5 Look: The premium pours very thinly with a frothy, white head. The carbonation looks appetizing, but that’s it. It took me more than a couple of minutes to get over how the beer exactly resembles urine, so my advice is to leave it in the bottle. .4/5 Taste: The taste rewards you for overcoming your instincts to not drink anything that looks like piss but not enough to make it worth it. It’s light and understated; wheat, hops, lemon, bread, and honey combine in a basic but refreshing combination. 3.6/5 Overall: It’s always good to revisit beer’s origins, but I’m glad brewing has evolved. As should be expected, Bavarian beer is better in Bavaria. I’m bit indifferent toward it overall; any enjoyment I got from tasting the beer was tainted by how visually unappealing it was. 6.5/15 - by Dan Verhille

• Bob Bovee and Gail Heil, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s • T Rust with Megan Buick, Nora Petran, and The Men from… BEYOND!!, 9 p.m., Public Space One, 129 E. Washington • Chance the Rapper, 10 p.m., Gabe’s • DJ 007, 10 p.m., Gabe’s • Signal Path, 10 p.m., Yacht Club


• Campus Activities Board Film, Brave, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU


• UI Dance Alumni Event, 8 p.m., Space/Place


• Armistice Day Observance, 10:30 a.m., Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue


• Wolfgang David & David Gompper, 2 p.m., Old Capitol Senate Chamber • Brass Area Chamber Recital, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Recital Hall • Aseethe: Before the Eyewall, 9 p.m., Gabe’s

entertainment Springsteen, Jay-Z put the pop in Obama rally COLUMBUS, Ohio — Someone has to introduce the president. On Monday, the final day of the presidential campaign, President Obama, however, didn’t bring along an opening act. He brought along two main acts. Bruce Springsteen. Jay-Z. Theirs wasn’t an introduction, it was popculture moment. The Boss spent the entire day with Obama, traveling on Air Force One from Madison, Wis., to Colum-

bus, Ohio, and then to Des Moines, where Obama planned a coda for his campaign, a finale where his run for the presidency began five years ago. Jay-Z boomed his way into Columbus Nationwide Arena, performing a rendition of his hit “99 Problems” with a political twist for a crowd estimated by fire officials at more than 15,000 people. He changed a key R-rated word to make his own political endorsement. “I got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one,” he sang. - Associated Press

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Dance from the pros Halo is not back yet By Emma McClatchey

For dance majors preparing to start a career, the fear of “making it or breaking it” may cloud their vision of the future. But graduates who have experienced these feelings themselves — and “lived to tell their story” — can offer worried students valuable encouragement and advice. This is the idea that sparked the University of Iowa Dance Department to invite eight of its alumni back to campus for the third-annual Alumni Week and Concert. The featured alumni, which include choreographers, performers, and studio owners from cities across the country, all have a success story and a set of knowledge; they will present classes, panels, and a free concert on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in North Hall’s Space/Place. “It’s great for students to see a different palette of perspectives and aesthetics,” dance Professor Armando Duarte said. “And it’s a wonderful opportunity for our department to see the things we teach come to fruition.” Sabetha Mumm, a studio instructor and choreographer who graduated from the UI dance program in 1997, said she has found former peers easy to relate to, sometimes even more than teachers. “Professors were so untouchable and amazing, it seemed impossible to be them one day,” said Mumm, who will present two original modern-jazz pieces at the concert. “I think bringing some of us that aren’t too far removed from that

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Ellie Goudie-Averill, 2007 M.F.A. graduate, and graduate student Marie Brown perform in Space/Place on Wednesday. The Alumni Dance Concert, hosted by the UI Dance Department, will be held on Friday and Saturday. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)

What: UI Dance Department’s Alumni Dance Concert When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Space/Place Admission: Free and open to the public would make it seem so much more attainable for [students].” 2008 graduate Rain Ross, who will perform the original solo “Composition 43 Section B” at the Alumni Concert, has gone on to perform contemporary ballet internationally and has started her own dance company in Seattle. Ross said the alumni program presents students with a networking opportunity as well. “It’s a continuation of a heritage that also brings a stronger sense of community in these programs,” she said. “I think it’s important that they realize there are a lot of different paths they can take with a dance degree, and that the education that they’re receiving at the University of Iowa is top-notch.”

Alumna Kristen Kaschock said the UI dance program facilitates numerous interests. Although she had earned a Ph.D. in English literature from Yale and is a published novelist and poet, she was able to experience her love of dance by earning an M.F.A. from the UI in 1998. “I would really like to show them how to take different interests that they might have and use those as sources for their choreography,” said Kaschock, who will perform the modern contemporary piece “Thrown.” “Be imaginative, and make it something unique, rather than trying to live as a divided person. Embrace your convoluted self.” Go to to read more of this story.

Like many of my generation, I was a Halo child. And no, I don’t mean I was canonized, I mean that the first game I played on a bigboy console was Halo on the original Xbox. I’ll always have a soft spot for the Halo titles because they get me all nostalgic about playing splitscreen slayer and cooperative campaign mode with my brothers on Christmas morning. Yes, killing aliens is a strange way to celebrate a pseudo-religious holiday; welcome to my mother’s personal hell of having four boys. These biases acknowledged, it’s probably impossible for me to completely hate Halo 4, but I’m an old player with old expectations. Halo 4 is the first game in what’s been called a “Reclaimer Saga” by 343 Industries, the new developer that’s taken the reins after Bungie successfully rode its cash cow until it keeled over and died. The last title made by Bungie, Halo Reach, was — to put it softly — poorly received by the gaming community. This has led everyone to ask the question, “Is Halo really back?” Sadly, there’s not a clear answer; it depends which Halo titles you wanted to come back.

I’ve only sampled the multiplayer, and to be honest, I had mixed feelings about it. For starters, I’m befuddled trying to come up with a reason the maps are still large and roughly circular. Circle maps always tend to result in the same infuriating debacle: I shoot someone else in the back while he shoots another person in the back; it’s not fun. I want small, angular maps with choke points to hold. I know this makes the maps more contrived, but given that online multiplayer is called “War Games,” I think it’s time 343 drop pretenses of having the fighting environments look natural and just give fans small levels like Guardian, the original lockout, Ascension, Midship, and Snowbound. Another thing that I found myself whining about was the “build your player as you play” style of Infinity Slayer, the most popular game type of the new release. Earning points to upgrade your character and customize your load out makes sense for Call of Duty games, but like Windows 8 incorporating apps, I can’t help but feel that adopting your biggest competitors design is failure anyway you spin it. To me, Halo slayer was always about equality; everyone started with the same guns and abilities, the only thing different was player skill. I always hated losing to a 14-year-old kid because he can afford to play 40 hours a week and get all the best abilities. While there are online game modes that start play-

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ers on equal footing, they are unimaginative Slayer Pro versions that remove large chunks of playable weapons, leaving me to ask, what happened to the middle ground? I’m also not sure I’m attached to the abilities/power concepts that 343 decided to return. Sure, Promethean Vision is pretty nifty, but it just feels like too many bells and whistles to be “old” Halo to me. Another piece of Halo-feel that was strikingly absent was a team doubles mode, my favorite from the past titles. Also, why in the world would hiding our 1 through 50 ranking seem like a good idea? I’m likely part of an aging customer base that is becoming more and more irrelevant as we trade controllers for cubicles and reminisce on the glory days of trying to get a Level 50 in team slayer, but while I love parts of the play of Halo 4, I can’t help but feel I’ve outgrown the series. I’ll wait to make a complete decision on it until I sample the campaign modes, but at the moment, I’d have to say that Halo is not back.

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Cultural Ball to raise awareness of modern slavery By Rana Moustafa

Slavery is not an idea most associate with contemporary American problems. However, it happens more than people would expect, even in Iowa City. William Goldberg, the vice president of Students Abolishing Slavery, said the issue of ending modern slavery is very important, because it is connected to the local community. “There have been several busts of prostitution rings in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area involving minors recently,” said UI sophomore Goldberg. There have been several recent incidents of human trafficking in the Iowa City area. A 16-year-old girl was allegedly trafficked

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ance. And also the juxtaposition of people thinking having knowledge will set them free and being hungry for knowledge but winding up in a hole because you have no one to guide you.” In the opening scene, when Wendla asks her mother the age-old question — “Where do babies come from?” — this lack of guidance becomes apparent. Struggling to understand her mother’s nonsensical explanation, Wendla continually asks questions but gains no understanding. Even after seeking out those who are more informed, she remains unable to comprehend much of what is going on in the world. The pursuit of information pushes the show forward. The cast believes the audience will easily understand the theme. “I really wanted to do something that our student population would want to go see — particularly the undergrads,” said Nathan Halvorson, a third-year graduate student directing the show as his M.F.A. thesis. “I don’t think we always think about them. I wanted to speak to our population, which are mostly young people.” “The main characters are 15, but we have a truckload of 18-year-olds

by her sister in Coralville earlier this year, and in September, three 14- and 16-year-olds were reportedly trafficked from Iowa City to Chicago. The Organization for the Active Support of International Students has teamed up with UI Students Abolishing Slavery and the Asian American Coalition to host the annual Cultural Ball this weekend. This year, however, the organization will present the event with a unique theme: “Ending Modern Slavery.” The theme was created by the Students Abolishing Slavery. Members from the organization will give two presentations during the event to raise awareness of modern slavery, a topic that they have

focused on heavily for the past couple of years. The event will include singing, dance competitions, dance workshops, and a petition to raise awareness and help those affected by modern slavery. After informing attendees about different types of modern slavery, such as forced prostitution and labor slavery, Students Abolishing Slavery will advocate for the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act — which expired in 2010 — by collecting petitions to bring it back. “The act sets up good laws to penalize people forcing women and children into prostitution and protects those women and children from being penal-

ized for something they were forced to do,” he said. “Without this bill, women and children who have been forced into prostitution are the ones who get penalized.” Goldberg said Students Abolishing Slavery hopes this event will be even more successful than last year’s turnout of 500 attendees. A large turnout would be good news for its petition, which will be sent to International Justice Mission and then sent to Congress. “It’s a great way for people to have the chance to fight against modern slavery,” said Will Cai, the president of the Organization for the Active Support of International Students. Although this year the ball’s main focus is raising

awareness about ending modern slavery, the event will also feature performances by different cultural groups in an effort to bridge the gap between international students and domestic students. The performances will include Iowa Agni, an a cappella group, dance competitions among Iowa Anhdi, Hawkeye Bhangra, Champagne Academy of Irish Dance, Kahraman Near East Dance Ensemble, K-Pop Dance Group, and salsa and swing dance workshops taught by Hawkeye Ballroom Dance Company. “It is a great opportunity for people to interact and learn about each other’s cultures through these performances,” Cai said. John Hofmeyer, a UI

College of Law alumnus and the founder of Hawkeye Ballroom and Latin Dance Company, will be one of three judges of the dance competitions. Hofmeyer said he is eager to see how other dance groups on campus put together their performances. Because the dances come from different backgrounds, he said, they will not judge on specific dance techniques. Rather, the focus will be on aspects such as musicality, how well the dancers work together, and how engaging the overall performance is. “Dancers are very passionate people, so it is a good way for them to raise awareness about issues that sometimes get swept underneath the rug in the U.S.,” he said.

who just show up and are dealing with what these characters are,” he said. “This show speaks to everyone. This time in our lives, bridging the gap between childhood and adulthood, is treacherous. The decisions we make now affect our entire lives. The show is important, because it tells you that you are not alone; everyone is feeling these emotions and going through these experiences. These kids go through some major sexual awakenings, life-changing situations, unbearable sadness, and intense moments of joy.” Each character develops a method of seeking what he or she so desperately wants to understand. The performers had very little trouble accurately playing this quest for information, because it is something they experience. “We all have to navigate these waters, and it doesn’t stop at puberty,” said Amelia Peacock, a junior playing Thea in the production. “To be OK with who you are and to celebrate everyone around you and who they are is an important message.” Hicks echoed this. “Spanning through time, there’s not a year or a decade in which children aren’t dealing with the same problems,” she said. “This story is so real in so many ways.” This sense of realism, Halvorson believes, sets Spring Awakening apart from most other musicals. “I think it’s kind of revolutionary when it comes to musical theater,” he

said. “It’s really exciting, because it’s not about jazz squares and fan kicks.” The music also vastly differs from traditional musical soundtracks. The songs sound more like punk rock as opposed to show tunes. They sound as if they could be played on popular radio stations, not Broadway classics. The songs help to further the plot and pull everyone into the story. In this case, they do not lower believability, they heighten the sense of realism by showing what the characters are unable to express through words without notes. “It’s believable, when a lot of musicals are not,” Halvorson said. “It’s so aggressively raw; we have to totally believe that they’re going through these lifeor-death experiences.” Finding that connection to her character to make it believable did not prove exceedingly difficult for Hicks. “I would almost say I’m Wendla at 24, and she’s me at 15,” she said. However, as with any role, there were difficulties in developing the character. “She walks around the world with her heart first

and foremost,” Hicks said. “She’s not afraid to ask for help and to show how she feels. And in my personal life, that’s tough for me. She’s asking a lot of me. To be so open to the world with a smile on your face without any sort of conniving air to it is strength. She’s willing to go explore the world and ask questions, but she’s still just a little girl who likes boys and wants to hang out with her friends. Through trial and error, she found herself, and that’s beautiful. There’s nothing weak about her.” Unafraid to ask for help, as Hicks says, may be an understatement. Going so far as to ask Melchoir to beat her in order to be able to understand the abuse her friend lives with, Wendla never shies away from anyone who has the ability to help. It is powerful to witness someone so open to the world, someone so perceptive to the lives around her. Certainly, Wendla lets her instincts guide her through life. She follows it to the extent that, fully

unaware of what she is doing, she falls in love with Melchoir. She lets him love her, and together they create a life. At only 15 and not even informed on how babies are made, this would

be a terrifying prospect to most.

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8B | The Daily Iowan • Iowa City, Iowa • Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Embrace your convoluted self. — Kristen Kaschock


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today’s events • Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn • Senior Tech Zone, 10:30 a.m., Iowa City Public Library • Pepperwood Plaza Public Computer Access, 1:30 p.m., Pepperwood Plaza Police Substation, 1067 Highway 6 E. • Teen Tech Zone, 3 p.m., Iowa City Public Library • Beadology Open Lab, 4 p.m., Beadology Iowa, 220 E. Washington • European Studies Group, “Civilian Experiences of the Napoleonic Wars: The Example of the Battle of Leipzig in October 1813,” Karen Hagemann, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 5 p.m., C131 Pomerantz Center

30 Possible Names for My Band Composed Entirely of Statistics Grad Students: • The 0-1 Box • Affirming the Antecedent • Denying the Consequent • Alternative Hypothesis • The Logical Conjunction • Appeal to Ignorance • Axioms of Probability • The Bootstrap Estimate • A Certain Event • The Square Curve • Class Boundaries • A Compound Proposition • The Confidence Level • Contrapositive • The House Edge • Disjointed Sets • The Minimax Strategy • Double-Blind • The Endpoint Convention • Nearly Normal • The Outcome Space • Secular Trend • A Simpson’s Paradox • The Payoff Matrix • Systematic Error • Positively Skewed • The Prosecutor’s Fallacy • An Uncontrolled Experiment • Uncountable • Degrees of Freedom

Andrew R. Juhl is 95 percent confident he’s an alpha male in love with Delta Burke.

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UITV schedule Noon Book Fest 2012, Author Donald Ray Pollock presentation at the 2012 Book Fest, July 14 1 p.m. Feeding the World and Feeding the Community Series, “Hidden Hunger in Iowa,” Jordan Vernoy, state director, Iowa Food Bank, Jan. 29 2 Java Blend, live music and interviews from the Java House, hosted by Ben Keiffer for Iowa Public Radio 3 Women at Iowa, interviews with exceptional women at the UI 4 Book Fest 2012, Author Donald Ray Pollock presentation at the 2012 Book Fest, July 14 5 Feeding the World and Feeding the Community Series, “Hidden Hunger in Iowa,” Jordan Vernoy, state director, Iowa Food Bank, Jan. 29 6 Iowa Magazine, human-interest stories from the UI


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• Compeer Volunteer Training Workshop, 6 p.m., Community Mental Health Center, 507 E. College • Old Capitol Museum Screening Series, Love & Valor — The Intimate Civil War Letters, narrative documentary, 6 p.m., Macbride Auditorium • Country Dance Lessons, 6:30 p.m., Wildwood, 4919 Walleye Drive S.E. • Open Mike Night, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s, 730 S. Dubuque • Johnson County Landmark, with Roberto Sion, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Recital Hall • The Klezmatics, 8 p.m., Englert, 221 E. Washington • Mixology, 10 p.m., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington • Unnamed Acoustic, 10 p.m., Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn

Campus channel 4, cable channel 17 6:30 Hawkeye Sports Report, weekly sports magazine from Iowa athletics 7 Java Blend, live music and interviews from the Java House, hosted by Ben Keiffer for Iowa Public Radio 8 Iowa Brass Quintet Concert, Nov. 9, 2011 9 Hawkeye Sports Report, weekly sports magazine from Iowa athletics 9:30 Daily Iowan TV News 9:45 Inside Iowa, news and features from the UI 10 Hawkeye Sports Report, weekly sports magazine from Iowa athletics 10:30 Daily Iowan TV News 10:45 Inside Iowa, news and features from the UI 11 Java Blend, live music and interviews from the Java House, hosted by Ben Keiffer for Iowa Public Radio

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Eugenia Last

ARIES (March 21–April 19) Staying active is key. Exploring new avenues and discovering information that will help you make financial gains or complete a settlement, contract, or investment will pay off. Love is highlighted. Reconnecting with people from your past will be enlightening. TAURUS (April 20–May 20) Think outside the box, and check out new interests. Positive thought and action will bring excellent results. Love is simple; don’t make it so complex. Settle into a routine that will enable you to show stability, discipline, and good intentions. GEMINI (May 21–June 20) Not everyone is on your side. Don’t share your thoughts and plans. Have a secondary plan ready, and know ahead of time what your bottom line is. The quicker you resolve negative situations, the sooner you can get back on track. CANCER (June 21–July 22) Strut your stuff, and share your thoughts. Socializing, networking, and discovering what’s available that can help you excel will lead to an interesting turn of events. Dependents will offer wise suggestions that should be considered. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) Be careful how you approach personal change. Not everyone in your life will be on the same page as you when it comes to how you should proceed emotionally, financially, or physically. Talk is cheap, but it will help you sort out what’s best. VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) Participate in activities that get you pumped up and ready to make a difference. A challenge will motivate you to make a life-altering change. Listen to what’s being offered and respond diplomatically. Don’t let your emotions get you into trouble. LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Mobility and versatility will help you get ahead. Posturing and playing to win will keep you in the game. Love is in the stars. Being vocal about what you want, and expect that someone in your life will bring you personal rewards. SCORPIO (Oct. 23–Nov. 21) A serious attitude coupled with originality and discipline will lead to an interesting offer, but before you settle for what’s suggested, you are best to consider what you are worth and if you need to defer to others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) Update your look, and you will boost your confidence. Don’t let the changes going on around you cause self-doubt. Prepare for new beginnings. It’s up to you to pave the way for others who would like to follow in your footsteps. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Stick to work and finding original ways to market what you have to offer. Not everyone will be in agreement with the way you do things, but you must follow the path that works for you. Avoid making personal changes of any kind. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Getting involved in a cause you believe in will lead to working with interesting people. The connections you make will have an effect on the way you handle your financial affairs in the future. Make home improvements that will ease your stress. PISCES (Feb. 19–March 20) Don’t say anything if you cannot give an honest opinion. Walk away from anyone trying to put you on the spot regarding a situation you face at work or in your personal life. The less said, the better. Avoid excessive behavior.

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A cook makes a pizza at Mesa Pizza on Wednesday. (The Daily Iowan/Nicholas Fanelli)

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