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City cuts housing positions The Iowa City City Council approved downsizing Housing Authority staff as one of the local effects of sequestration. By Rebecca Morin
County foundation increases revenue The Community Foundation of Johnson County’s community impact is on the rise.
Two full-time positions at the Iowa City Housing Authority will be cut starting in February 2014. Although the Iowa City city councilors were hesitant to cut the positions, most felt it was necessary. The Iowa City City Council voted 6-1, with City Councilor Jim Throgmorton dissenting, to reduce one full-time housing program-assistant position and one housing-assistant position. “This particular instance, it’s too easy to point a finger to blame to the federal government,” Throgmorton said. “I think we need to be rethinking how we’re delivering housing related services. We should take this opportunity to do it more skillfully.” The Section 8 administrative revenue is down, as well as public-housing subsidies. The Section 8 voucher funding is also down by 6 percent from sequestration, causing the Housing Authority to reduce one part-time position in the past year in anticipation of the budget cuts. A housing choice voucher is a voucher to get affordable housing. The Housing Authority had previously cut several expenses in a variety of operations, including eliminating or significantly reducing housing choice voucher line items such as travel and software maintenance. “Just based on the federal government, eventually it was going to trickle down,” said Lucy Joseph,
The Community Foundation of Johnson County’s impact is on the rise. Organizations that received grants include:
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The Community Foundation of Johnson County garnered a stellar increase in revenue over the past fiscal year, sparking community impact in a variety of areas through program funding. Community Foundation of Johnson County Executive Director Michael Stoffregen said since the foundation was initially launched, it has seen positive results. The foundation had more than a $4 million increase in total revenue from $2,095,869 in 2012 to $6,212,346 in 2013. “We went from no money [when we started] in 2000 to going now to $6 million,” Stoffregen said. “And that is credited to those who give to the foundation with the idea that they are supporting grants that will help us do good for the community.” Arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services, public benefits, and society benefits are the five key areas Stoffregen said the foundation strives to support in Johnson County community organizations. More than 50 of those organizations received grants in the fiscal 2013, including the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County and the Johnson County Historical Society. See revenue, 3
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The Mill hosted a 16 Days Against Gender Violence event. By Megan Deppe firstname.lastname@example.org
Instead of mourning the violence toward women in today’s society, the Iowa U.N. Association held an event to celebrate empowering women. This was held as part of the 16 Days Against Gender Violence — an event that occurs all around the world between Nov. 25 and Dec. 10. The organization on Tuesday hosted several speakers and musical performances at the Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. “I wanted to make it a celebration about women’s empowerment,” said Emily McGovern, an intern for the Iowa U.N. Association. Speakers at the event covered both local and international issues, beginning with the less-spoken-about issue of Systemic Gender Violence, in which the violence toward a woman is reported, but the accused is not held accountable or the woman does not receive proper justice. University of Iowa Assistant Professor Aniruddha Dutta and graduate
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The Iowa City police have had nine burglary reports since the Saturday after Thanksgiving. By Megan Sanchez email@example.com
Members of the WRACtivists read letters to former Rep. Tom Akin addressing “legitimate rape” at Voices to End Violence held at the Mill on Tuesday. The WRACtivists are an activist group attathced the Women’s Resource and Action Center. (The Daily Iowan/ Haley Nelson) teaching assistant Renu Pariyadath both spoke at the event. “[Systemic Gender Violence] is not a single perpetrator, as we usually picture it,” Pariyadath said. McGovern said she chose Pariyadath and Dutta because she wanted
the event to be “both internationally and locally focused.”
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Refreshed from the holiday and ready for finals week, UI senior Mitch Grant returned to his apartment, and at first noticed nothing out of the ordinary. And it was, so he thought, until an hour after he got home, when he found game consoles gone and money missing — $700 cash to be exact. In 2012, between the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday after Thanksgiving, there were three burglaries reported to the Iowa City police. This year yielded a larger number — nine burglaries were reported in the same time frame.
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Owner Clyde Cuillaume stands at the front of Swankie Frankies on Tuesday. Swankie Frankies opened over Thanksgiving break. (The Daily Iowan/Callie Mitchell)
metro City Park pool project passes first test The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 on a first consideration to approve renovations at the City Park pool on Tuesday. City officials hope to renovate the pool’s wading pool because it is not compliant with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The 2010 standards mandate all municipal pools to be accessible. The existing wading pool does not comply with the standards because of raised edges. The project would include the replacing the existing wading pool at City Park pool with a zero-edge pool, extending the perimeter fence, and establishing picnic areas within the pool fence, which will cost almost $500,000. — by Rebecca Morin
Woman charged with theft
A woman has been accused of making six fraudulent deposits into her bank account. Kelly Lozada, 23, was charged Oct. 21 with second-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police complaint, between Oct. 21 and Oct. 23, Lozada made six deposits into her bank account. Three of them were temporary checks, which came back as “insufficient funds,” and the others were empty-envelope ATM deposits, the complaint alleges. After Lozada made the deposits, she withdrew the money from the account, which was only there because of the deposits, police said. Lozada took $1,172.04 from the victim; she was not authorized to have the money, according to the complaint. Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony. — by Megan Sanchez
Street annexation passes first vote
The Iowa City School District is one step closer in fulfilling its 10-year facilities plan. The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 on a first consideration on both the annexation of a section of Sycamore Street and American Legion Road to the Iowa City School District on Tuesday. The School District’s proposed south elementary would be built near Sycamore Street, with construction expected to start in 2014 as part of the 10-Year facilities plan. The district’s proposed east elementary will be built near American Legion Road, and officials would like to start construction in 2016. The council also voted 7-0 on a first consideration to rezone parts of the Sycamore Street, which would include an interim development single-family residential zone. Councilor Jim Throgmorton expressed concerns about the housing that would be developed near the
south elementary and was at first reluctant to rezone Sycamore Street. “I don’t see it; I see something entirely different,” said the UI professor emeritus of urban and regional planning. “I believe we ought to be much more active indicating the kind of neighborhood that can be built out there.” The council voted 7-0 to rezone parts of American Legion Road properties as well. — by Rebecca Morin
Council OKs amended development
The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday moved to amend a planned development for single-family residences. Previously, Paddock LLC had withdrawn its application for the Shire Lane project at Saddlebrook. The project would have included 13 apartment buildings with 142 multifamily dwellings, as well as six duplexes with 12 dwelling units. At a Sept. 6 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, officials recommended by a 6-0 vote to deny rezoning for future development of Saddlebrook. However the applicant requested a hearing, and the ordinance was deferred at the Oct. 1, Oct. 15, and Nov. 12 council meetings. — by Rebecca Morin
UISG changes campaign rules
Eight months of discussion and deliberation culminated Tuesday during the University of Iowa’s Student Government Senate meeting when the group voted to pass changes to its campaign bylaws. “We’re really looking forward to a strong, equitable experience for all those considering running in future years,” said Jay Brown, the UISG executive assistant to the president. Brown led the charge this year to change the rules and said although many of the adjustments were small, “a good 40 percent has been changed.” Among these changes, he said, the most apparent and noteworthy are in the funding mechanisms and fine system. Funds for campaigns are now capped at $3,000 and a new fine system will be put in place to prevent loopholes. In the past, Brown said, fines were paid monetarily, but now, they will come from campaign material. “Money is not equitable for everyone,” he said. “[When you] truly have a quality fine system and violation procedures, you hope [we would] have no violations in general.” Brown said the legislation, which was tabled at the last meeting, had ample time to be discussed among numerous parties, including UISG senators, executives, and UI faculty. This, he said, allowed for a number of opinions and voices to be heard, allowing for more fair changes. “Bylaws are the moral minimum,” Brown said. “It’s important that we are setting the bar high at the university … to make sure everyone is held to the same standards.” — by Lily Abromeit
New email coming for students New email service will be put in place over winter break to improve students’ experiences. Over winter break, all University of Iowa students will officially be transitioned over to a new email service, which UI Information Technology Services officials with said will improve collaboration, communication, and access. “We have been monitoring other schools’ experiences with cloud e-mail solutions for several years,” wrote Ryan Lenger, the leader of the ITS enterprise communication and collaboration team, in an email. “As the services matured and their integration with on-premise services improved, we decided that there was enough value to start looking into it. “ Instead of using Microsoft Outlook, students will begin to use Microsoft Office 365, receiving more room for storage as well as access to Microsoft Office web apps and easy communication through instant messaging, video conferencing, and online meetings. The UI began the process by accommodating 5,000 first-year students during the fall semester. The majority of remaining students will be switched over between Dec. 30 and Jan. 17, 2014. Lenger said 375 sophomores, juniors, and seniors have already transitioned to Office 365 by individual request through ITS. Lenger said the university has only noticed benefits from the new system. “The transition for freshmen went well during the fall semester, and we’ve received positive feedback about the new service and web interface,” he said. “Most of the questions received by the ITS help desk have been about configuring mobile devices or other email clients.” However, he said, some students may wish to remain with the old system for job-management purposes. “In a small number of cases, it has been advantageous for student employees to remain in the current Hawkmail system due to the type of interaction they have with faculty and staff for their jobs,” Lenger said, noting one example may be a student managing a calendar or shared email box that is on the Hawkmail system. The biggest advantage, Lenger said, is that the program is continually updating and improving. “Office 365 runs the newest versions of Microsoft’s software and is regularly adding new features,” he said. “Real-time collaborative document editing in the online version of Microsoft Word was introduced in the last few weeks.” — by Lily Abromeit
The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday to adopt a resolution that makes regulations uniform between the Pedestrian Mall and Black Hawk Mini Park. The city doesn’t include Black Hawk Mini Park in the definition of the Ped Mall. However, various code provisions have been adopted by the council over the past several years that apply to both the Ped Mall and the park. Some regulations that will be added to the park include smoke-free initiatives and more police regulation. — by Rebecca Morin
Council backs rooftoppatio exemption
The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to exempt low-occupancy rooftop patios from certain clauses of the Iowa City liquor-license ordinance. The current liquor-license ordinance requires establishments with new liquor licenses to have windows, which permit visibility of its interior from the public way and to be located on the ground floor. After input of the city’s Housing and Inspection Services, rooftop patio occupancies of fewer than 50 people will be exempt. The Iowa City Police and Fire Departments have approved of the exception because of the low occupancy and indoor commercial recreational uses, which would bring lower risks than those associated with eating and drinking establishments. — by Rebecca Morin
Council approves pedicab revision
Iowa City residents may soon see a new variety of human-powered vehicles in town. The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 in a first consideration on Tuesday to revise Iowa City’s pedicab code. The code currently defines pedicabs as a vehicle propelled only by human power. However, under the revision, the definition of pedicabs will include vehicles such as velocabs. Velocabs are human-powered vehicle that include a power-assist motor. — by Rebecca Morin
FasTrac gets additional funding
Black Hawk Mini Park will now reflect regulations in the Pedestrian Mall.
One diversity-awareness program may receive funding to finish the fiscal year. The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday to allocate Diversity Focus funding from Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Program to assume the role of fiscal agent for FasTrac Cultural & Diversity Awareness Program. The FasTrac program ended Nov. 15 because of a lack of funding. Officials asked the city to allocate $15,000 to cover salary, fringe, and equipment expense for a part-time employee from Nov. 15 through June 30, 2014. — by Rebecca Morin
Iowa, was charged Tuesday with OWI. Kelly Lozada, 23, 912 Benton Drive Apt. 11, was charged Tuesday with driving while license under suspension/ canceled. Evan Maifield, 26, 8 Gilmore Court, was charged Nov. 30 with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Marlon Mallett, 26, 2427 Petsel Place Apt. 4, was charged
Tuesday with driving while license under suspension/ canceled. Brian Stockdale, 21, 518 S. Lucas St., was charged Sunday with public urination/defecation and public intoxication. Asia Vanauken, 26, Ottumwa, Iowa, was charged Sunday with OWI. Chad Waltz, 26, 2922 E. Court St., was charged Nov. 30 with OWI.
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blotter Sylvia Allen, 32, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sunday with driving while license under suspension/canceled. Ryan Butler, 26, North Liberty, was charged Nov. 28 with disorderly conduct. Scott Colebank, 45, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sunday with second-conviction public intoxication. James Dampier, 46, address unknown, was charged Mon-
day with driving while barred. Juddson Davis, 24, 1516 26 St. S.E., was charged Tuesday with driving while license under suspension/canceled. Melinda Enriquez, 34, Muscatine, was charged Nov. 27 with driving while license under suspension/canceled. Jesus Estrada, 33, address unknown, was charged Monday with disorderly conduct. Jason Kirk, 40, Ainsworth,
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revenue Continued from front The Neighborhood Centers was one of many organizations to reap benefits from this increase in revenue. Granted more than $9,000 to fund the Families and Schools Together Program — a program teaming up a member of the Neighborhood Center staff, a member of the School District staff, and a parent to be trained to facilitate the curriculum, the organization hopes
housing Continued from front one of the housing assistants whose position was cut. “But I didn’t think it would affect us at all.” The two full-time positions will be laid off effective Feb. 19, 2014; the duration of the cuts is indefinite. “It’s the last thing we want to do, and it was very difficult,” said Doug Boothroy, the city’s director of Housing and Inspection Services. “I don’t ever want to be in this position again. We need to put closure on this so we can move forward and heal. This is no way a performance issue; it’s all about funding.” Boothroy said although housing-voucher utilization was down from the average 98 percent to 94 percent, it did not play a factor into the layoffs. If the voucher utilization was at a 98 percent rate, the Housing Authority would have earned an additional $27,668. “At this point in time, we are at 94 percent utili-
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Iowa City police Sgt. Vicki Lalla said she was not surprised when she got to work Monday morning to find burglary complaints had been reported. “It’s always an issue whenever there is a break,” she said. “We are aware that the number of burglaries usually goes up when the students are away. There were several during the Thanksgiving break, but that’s not unusual.” Grant said he locked all of the doors and windows, but the trespasser found a way around the locks. “They actually opened a back window,” he said. “[It appears] they used a chair to prop themselves up. The locking mechanism on top of the window was broken.” Grant said at first, his roommates did not notice anything was different. For about an hour, they went about as they normally would in their apartment. Slowly, they began to notice belongings missing. “It kind of took us a while because it wasn’t a mess,” said UI junior Casey Bruce. “Everything was put back neatly.” But despite the clean getaway, Grant said the loss was mind-blowing. The thief took an Xbox 360, a Playstation 3, $700 worth of Grant’s cash, numerous video games and DVDs, and every roommates’ change collections. “It was pretty shocking, to be honest,” Grant said. “It wasn’t surprising that someone would do that while we were gone, but it was shocking that someone could get in that easily and take thousands of dollars worth of stuff.” Both Grant and Bruce said their landlord never warned them about the risk of burglary. In addition to the window, both Grant and Bruce had their doors locked, but the locks were picked. Apartments Near Cam-
to improve academic outcomes in district elementary schools. Diane Dingbaum, associate director of the Neighborhood Centers, said she is thankful that the Community Foundation has pushed the program forward. “[The Community Foundation] helps put resources right into our community and helps children and families that live in Johnson County,” Dingbaum said. “We haven’t started the project yet, but for us, it increases the opportunities that we can provide in
the county; this is a pilot project for us, so it’s new and innovative, and we couldn’t have done it without funding specific for it.” Johnson County Historical Society Executive Director Alexandra Drehman said the support of the Community Foundation has also greatly benefitted her group. The society was awarded roughly $1,000 to use towards supplies and counselor for the summer-camp program at the 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse on Fifth St. Drehman said she is pleased with the effect the
grants have had on the historical society. “I’ve only been here for 18 months but we’ve received funding from them for probably about four or five years,” she said. “Its support means a lot to us, and we really appreciate that it supports one of our most popular programs.” Stoffregen credited the foundation’s surge in revenue to Endow Iowa Tax Credits — a program that’s goal is to intensify philanthropic involvement throughout the state by promising donors a 25 percent tax credits for their
zation, which is where we should not be,” Boothroy said. “If we had been able to achieve a 98 percent, we would have earned an additional [funds], but it’s not enough to cover the shortfall.” With the current six staffers, approximately 200 clients are managed by each housing assistant. However, with the number being reduced to four, the staff’s workload could grow up to 304 clients. Throgmorton was concerned about the increased workload and the effect it will have on the clients. “The staff being laid off are important to make sure the most vulnerable people in the city can be aided to find housing,” Throgmorton said. “I’m concerned the reduction in staff will hinder our ability to do what is needed to be done.” City Councilor Susan Mims disagreed with Throgmorton. “It’s devastating, the people involved and their families,” she said. “But I do disagree on the idea that this is going to have a negative effect on the
most vulnerable people in the community in terms of finding houses. I don’t think it’s responsible to sit up here and tell the public that it’s going to negatively effect the most vulnerable people in the community.” Although city officials expressed their reluctance to proceed with the layoffs, most felt the necessary
measures were taken. “This looks to me that this is a last step, last ditch to a difficult situation,” Mayor Matt Hayek said. “I’m reluctant to have us question or interfere with what I think is really the role of our managing office. I think our goal is to avoid layoffs where possible and to position ourselves in the future through attrition.”
Break-Ins The Iowa City police reported an increase in burglaries the weekend after Thanksgiving this year. Number of burglary reports taken on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday after Thanksgiving break • 6 burglaries in 2011 • 3 burglaries in 2012 • 9 burglaries in 2013 Source: Iowa City police Sgt. Vicki Lalla
pus, which owns the roommates’ house, was unable to be reached for comment. Assistant Vice President for UI police Chuck Green said it is important not to leave valuables in the open while away on break. “The basic thing is to just make sure that if you’re going to be gone for a while, don’t leave valuables out that are easy to find, and of course lock the door,” he said. “People need to really communicate with their roommates. I think quite often we get people from larger cities who think everyone in Iowa [won’t cause trouble], but that’s not the case. Crime happens anywhere, and people need to take precautions.” Green also noted social media can make a person more vulnerable. He said it is important to not post about leaving home online. Grant said he learned a lot of lessons from this experience but is still wary about leaving for winter break, because the time away is much longer. “It’s a little uneasy leaving for a four-week period and having our house completely exposed again,” he said. Bruce said he hopes other students will not make the mistake of leaving valuables out in the open. “It really can happen to anyone,” he said. “When you’re going away — anything you truly care about — you have to take it with. We locked up the house as well as we could, and it still happened. As tedious as it is dragging stuff home, you have to get it out.”
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contributions. “Our whole emphasis [in gaining support] in the last five years has been [for Endow Iowa],” Stoffregen said. “[The response form the community has been] very good; in fact that’s one of the reasons that I believe we’ve grown because the community has endorsed and developed our mission statement, which is to build endowments for the greater good.” Stoffregen assumes the foundation’s investments should be close to $16 million as of Dec. 31.
Iowa City Housing Authority The Iowa City City Council approved laying off two full-time positions from the Iowa City Housing Authority because of budget cuts due to the sequestration. The positions that will no longer be
For Drehman, the effect of the Community Foundation has had reaches beyond the Historical Society but to all of Johnson County. “For Johnson County as a whole, [the Community Foundation] has a huge impact because it supports many different causes for the community, not just history,” Drehman said. “For us they also manage our endowment, and it’s really great for them to be able to do that for us because it is very large, so we are thankful for them in that way.”
available are: • Housing program assistant • Housing assistant The remaining assistants will see an increase in the number of clients to maintain. The number could increase to: • 304 Source: Iowa City City Council agenda, Doug Bothroy, director of Housing and Inspection Services
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Israel is not infallible Joe Lane firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing up as a Jew, it is simply assumed that not only are the actions of the Israeli government and people justified, they are also morally correct. Period. As I’ve grown older, however, I have learned to develop my own opinions. Ultimately, I usually do, in fact, decide that the Israeli government and people are acting appropriately. But that is not the case with the Prawer-Begin Plan. The “Prawer Plan” calls for the displacement of more than 30,000 Bedouins, a desert-dwelling people who live in dispersed tribes throughout the Negev in the south of Israel. If the plan goes through, 25 of these desert villages would be destroyed with little or no compensation from the Israeli government. These particular Bedouin villages are threatened with displacement because they are unrecognized by the Israeli government. Should the plan go through, these Bedouins would be moved to seven government-built townships. Opposition to the plan worldwide is overwhelming. Joshua Bloom, the director of Israel Programs for Rabbis for Human Rights (the North American Branch), an organization based in Israel, in a piece for the Huffington Post, argued that the Bedouins have long been the victims of the Israeli government. “These Bedouin communities are not illegal squatters,” Bloom wrote. “Rather, their situation is a result of a long history of discriminatory and repressive government policies.” The Prawer Plan is
one of the first pieces of Israeli legislation in recent history that has caused me to question my steadfast support of Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisions. In the summer of 2012, I went on a trip to Poland and Israel — spending one night in a Bedouin tent and learning about the culture. The experience was enlightening, and I learned a great deal about the Holocaust, Israel, and the Middle East. After touring some of the concentration camps in Poland and seeing the devastation that Hitler’s Nazi Germany caused not only for Jews but also for people from all walks of life, one of our speakers had the following to say: “There is not the Jewish state of Israel because there was a Holocaust. There was a Holocaust because there was not a Jewish state of Israel.” While I by no means support the idea of forcibly removing people from their homes, regardless of religious affiliation, I understand that Israel is the only Jewish state in the world, and if these actions are a measure to prevent the demise of such a nation (an ally of the United States no less), then I also have difficulty arguing against it. However, all things considered, I do not feel as though the Prawer Plan is a piece of legislation designed to prevent the demise of the Jewish nation. I also believe that this legislation is especially problematic at a time when Israel is in the midst of global tension over Iran’s nuclear progress. As I’ve grown older, I no longer recklessly accept that Israel is acting appropriately; I do often stand with Israel, however, because, as a Jew, I understand the importance of a Jewish state and, as an American, the importance of an ally in the Middle East. But I also recognize that Israel is not infallible.
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Iowa should scale back HIV-transmission laws
n Dec. 1, countries around the globe recognized the 25th World Aids Day. The annual event aims to bring more awareness about the efforts to fight the disease, which killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007. In the early 1980s, when previously healthy, young gay men began contracting deadly lung infections, cancer, and other diseases as a result of severe immune deficiency, a nationwide alarm was raised, with good reason. Of the 270 U.S. men who had manifestations of what would come to be called AIDS in 1981, 121 died by the year’s end. In the midst of the Cold War, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome was the enemy that attacked America from within. AIDS clinics sprang up around the country. State and nationwide laws drafted to prevent the spread of AIDS were hurried through legislatures. The lack of information initially available on the syndrome exacerbated fears and led to speculation on what could possibly spread it, resulting in misconceptions about the transmission of AIDS that still exist today. In 2010, there were 1.1 million people living in the United States living with HIV, with almost 1 in 5 unaware that they have it, and 50,000 more are infected every year. The largest at-risk groups are gay or bisexual men, but heterosexual sex accounted for 4,003 AIDS deaths in 2010. For those living with HIV/AIDS, stigmatization goes along with the symptoms. In many states, that stigma is still built into the law. Thirty-five states have singled out and criminalized HIV transmission, even though modern medicine and condoms together make transmission extremely unlikely. In 2009, an Iowa man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for failing to disclose that he had HIV to a sexual partner. Nick Rhoades was charged with criminal transmission of HIV under Iowa law. But
Rhoades had worn a condom and was taking prescription drugs to combat AIDS, greatly reducing the odds of transmission. His partner never contracted HIV. In delivering his sentence, Judge Bradley Harris compared Rhoades to an armed robber, saying he “created a situation that was just as dangerous as anyone who did that.” Rhoades’ time was eventually reduced to five years’ probation. But now, with an aggravated-sex-offender label on his name, he isn’t allowed to be alone with children under the age of 14, including his nieces and nephews. The concept of innocent until proven guilty is a cornerstone of the American justice system, as well as most other Western nations. As a famous jurist’s saying goes, “It is better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent person suffer.” Laws born of fear such as these need to be scaled back in light of the 21st-century advancements made to combat HIV/AIDS while still leaving room for cases of malicious intent or neglect. Blanket sentencing toward those charged with criminal transmission, whether or not they actually did it, is immoral and reflective of a time characterized by panic and uncertainty, not the environment of progressive research that exists now. As then-Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton said in 2011, “AIDS is still an incurable disease, but it no longer has to be a death sentence.” Those with a positive HIV diagnosis will never be able to live a “normal” life. But today, the fight against AIDS should be carried out with treatment and spreading awareness of the facts, not a judge’s gavel. YOUR TURN Do you believe that Iowa should change its HIV-transmission law? Weigh in at dailyiowan.com.
letters to the editor/ Online comments Poor are lazy “The notion that poor Americans just have to pull themselves up by their bootstraps (as the cliché goes), is much easier said than done.” Saying most anything is easier than actually doing the same thing. Furthermore, it is definitely harder to work for a living than it is to fill out some papers and live off the work of others. Remember one very important truth: Even though the government can print the money (to pay “wages” to non-earners), doing so
leads to known and undesirable consequences that hurt everyone. Here’s another cliché: There’s no free lunch.
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Re: Transgender students offered continuous support I am not sure how identifying oneself as LGBT during the admissions process translates into “showing support.” What are the “opportunities”? What are the “ser-
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Not Lincoln’s GOP This is not Abe Lincoln’s GOP. Long gone is that party “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” and that the nation’s Founders “four score and seven year” before had emplaced “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” to secure and ensure equal access of all to the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursing of happiness.
The battlefield upon which Lincoln stood at Gettysburg in delivery of his affirming address was not one fought in a war against oppression “by government”; blood had been spilled on “that hallowed ground” to end the economic tyranny of privilege of masters of a libertarian plantation South: men of greed who insisted to the point of traitorous rebellion that they were empowered by God Himself to own some people as slaves and to treat and hold in their place masses of others.
A lesson from Macklemore Ashley Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Instead of using his acceptance speech at the American Music Awards last month to talk solely about his journey as a musician, Macklemore allotted 60 seconds to speak out against racial profiling. “Due to the fact that we are in Florida tonight accepting this award, I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it,” he said. “This is really happening. These are our friends, our neighbors, our peers, and our fans, and it’s time that we look out for the youth and fight against racism and the laws that protect it.” He was preaching to the choir — I heard a thunder of applause from the audience. It’s an unfortunate truth in our society that white people are grant-
ed more credibility in their opinions about social issues compared with minorities. When a white person admits there is a race problem, people are more likely to listen because the speaker is a member of the dominant group. At the award ceremonies, Macklemore was referring to what many white people are either ignorant of or refuse to see — that racial profiling is a problem, and racism is rampant in our society. He used his privilege as both a white person and a male to educate mainstream America on the seriousness of systemic racism. More often than not, when black people talk about racism, white people accuse them of pulling the “race card.” People of color and those on the political left are accused of “inserting race” in a given situation in order to win some sort of game. President Obama was shunned by conservatives for “inserting race” in his reaction to both the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin tragedy and the Zimmerman verdict. I’ve been ostracized for talking about the
negative perceptions of black males as my white peers told me the case had nothing to do with race. What makes some people think minorities are trying to gain the upper hand in pointing out racism? It baffles me that some think we are so shallow and desperate for attention, we must find joy in “inserting race.” Here’s the thing: Race underlies every social interaction, personal bias, operation, and experience. CNN host Touré says it best, “Race is like the weather — we only talk about it when it’s extreme, but it’s always there.” White people tend to not pay attention to race, nor do they regularly think about its consequences because they have the privilege of not having to. They don’t have to know what life is like for a minority. If you are a white person, you have the option to choose when you wish to ”see” race because whiteness is the norm. Therefore, it makes sense people of color will be more aware of racism and its manifestations as both an ideology and institu-
tion. Because many whites choose to ignore race and disregard inequalities rooted in color, it’s assumed there is no race problem that minorities are delusional, and thus, incapable of knowing what is admittedly racist and offensive. If any group knows about racism, it’s people of color. Whites aren’t slighted in a world that relies on Western, white, and European perspectives. They sure aren’t disenfranchised, and they sure aren’t subject to policies and institutional injustices assumed to be fair and just. They are not marginalized within a historic power structure validating whiteness in the United States and abroad due to European colonization and slavery based on a racial hierarchy. Members of the privileged racial group should have no say in determining if something harming people of color is legitimate or “real” racism. It’s unfortunate that a white person’s voice is the most often heard when identifying racism as a pressing issue, but this is the country in which we live.
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Biden meets Xi amid rising tension
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smile during a joint press conference following their meeting at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Biden voiced strong opposition Tuesday to China’s new air-defense zone above a set of disputed islands, showing a united front with an anxious Japan as tension in the region simmered. (Associated Press/Koji Sasahara) TOKYO — In what was supposed to be a warm reunion, Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met instead earlier today in a climate fraught with tension over an airspace dispute that has put Asia on edge. A day before seeing Xi, Biden stood in Japan and publicly rebuked China for trying to enforce its will on its neighbors, escalating the risk of a potentially dangerous accident. Although Biden had hoped to focus on areas of cooperation as the U.S. seeks an expanded Asia footprint, China’s declaration of a new air-defense zone above disputed islands
in the East China Sea has pitted the U.S. and China against each other, creating a wide gulf that Biden will seek to bridge during his two-day trip to Beijing. Despite Washington’s preference not to get involved in a territorial spat, concerns that China’s action could portend a broader effort to assert its dominance in the region has drawn in the United States, putting Biden in the middle as he jets from Japan to China to South Korea on a weeklong tour of Asia. “We, the United States, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the East China Sea,”
Biden said after meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “This action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation.” To that end, Biden said he would raise those concerns with China’s leaders “with great specificity” during his Beijing visit. Although the United States has repeatedly said it rejects the zone, Biden has avoided calling publicly for Beijing to retract it, wary of making demands that China is likely to snub. Rather, the United States hopes that with enough pressure, China
will refrain from strictly enforcing the zone, essentially nullifying it for practical purposes. What’s more, the United States wants to show that the diplomatic consequences for such actions are severe enough that China will think twice in the future about asserting its authority in such heavy-handed ways. China has claimed it has a sovereign right to establish a similar zone over the South China Sea, where China and the Philippines are locked in another long-running territorial dispute. The East China Sea zone covers more than 600 miles from north to south above
international waters separating China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. China says all aircraft entering the zone must notify Chinese authorities beforehand or face unspecified defensive measures. The new round of tensions with China comes as the United States is striving to increase its own engagement, influence, and military presence in Asia, in part as a hedge against China’s growing power. But the Obama administration has said it’s pursuing a new model for engagement with China, in which the two countries can cooperate economically while maintaining a healthy competition. “There is a mistrust here by China of U.S. intentions,” Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., who chairs the Senate’s Asia panel, said in an interview. “China is not clear why the U.S. is interested in Asia. They think it may be to affect China’s development in a negative way — and nothing could be further from the truth.” It wasn’t always this way. When Biden came to China two years ago, Xi brought him far away from Beijing’s congested streets and sober government buildings to Chengdu, an ancient city in lush southwestern China. At the end of a long day of touring, the two set off for a stroll to view an irrigation site built by the Qin Dynasty in 256 B.C. and still used today. Walking with Biden along an ornately painted walkway overlooking the canal below, Xi ditched his jacket — a rare departure from the stiff formality traditional of Chinese officials.
Aides traveling with Biden said it was moments like these that offered some of the first clues that Xi, now China’s president, might be different. During hours spent with Biden on the road, Xi began to reveal a bit about his personal style, giving the American delegation a glimpse into how he might one day rule the world’s second-largest economy and a potential U.S. rival. Knowing Xi was poised to eventually become president, the White House had turned to Biden to feel him out during a pair of official visits while Xi was still vice president. The goal was to make an early down payment on a relationship that would surely be critical as China gained political and economic clout on the world stage. “If you look at Xi Jinping’s personality, he seems to really demonstrate some aspects of Chinese traditional culture. You give high regard to personal trust,” said Li Mingjiang, a China expert at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. “Not a formal or legal commitment per se, but in Chinese culture, a lot of things can be done simply on trust.” Whether that trust can serve as a basis for Biden and Xi to de-escalate tensions during Biden’s stop in Beijing remains to be seen. Unlike Biden’s last trip to China, this visit will have few of the casual moments or long get-to-knowyou sessions that also characterized Xi’s 2012 visit to the U.S., where he visited small-town Muscatine, Iowa, and spent hours with Biden in Los Angeles.
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On Puppies: • Puppies are like babies. But better. Because they’re puppies. • Puppies don’t lie to you. Puppies don’t tell you they love you, then turn on you when say the same thing to someone else. And they sure as hell don’t say, “Sorry, but this person is more important to my puppy needs, but if I’m ever in your area, I’m totally down for some belly rubs and smooches.” And when do they like someone else, it’s for puppy reasons, which are adorable. Because they’re puppies. • Puppies won’t order you a pizza when you’ve had a bad day. As near as I can tell, this is the only bad thing about puppies. • But puppies also never look at the night sky. And think how insignificant and meaningless their life is. And how they’re just a bunch of atoms stuck to a rock that’s hurling around a giant explosion in the middle of a bunch of other giant explosions in the middle of a bunch of even huger explosions that make up just a fraction of what constitutes existence. They see the stars and they think, “That’s a thing, but I’m a puppy, so I’m going to go play and poop and possibly eat a part of that poop.” Because they’re puppies, and that’s what puppies do. Andrew R. Juhl compiled and edited the above from contributions by Matt Gorman.
today’s events • English Language Discussion Circle, noon, S126 Pappajohn Business Building • Anatomy/Cell Biology Departmental Seminar, “Endoderm convergence controls the migration of cardiac precursors,”Fang Lin, Anatomy/Cell Biology, 1 p.m., 1-561 Bowen • PubMed Express Short Workshop, 1 p.m., Hardin Library East Information Commons • Fall Undergraduate Research Festival Poster Session, 4:30-6:30 p.m., University Capitol Center Second-Floor Atrium • “Live from Prairie Lights,” Jim McKean, prose and poetry, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque • Peace Corps Information Session, 7 p.m., 1117 University Capitol Center • Voices End Violence, supporting 16 Days Against Gender Violence (Nov. 25-Dec. 10), 7 p.m., Mill, 120 E. Burlington
• School of Music Presents: Symphony Orchestra and Choirs, 7:30 p.m., IMU Main Lounge • School of Music Presents: Ching-Wei Cho, piano, 8 p.m., University Capitol Center Recital Hall • Madhouse Volume 1, Electrocity, killOG, JohnnyRAGE, 8:30 p.m., Blue Moose, 211 Iowa • Terrors, Sky Fauna, Miller-Heuerman, Alex Body, DJ Julie Benner, 9 p.m., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington • Free Jam Session & Mug Night, 10 p.m., Yacht Club, 10 p.m., 13 S. Linn
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take a break, and clear your head regarding personal and professional situations that are costing you. Readdress whatever situation you face so you can make a change that will help distance you from anyone causing you grief. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Love, family, and gatherings will lift your spirits. Make romantic plans, or focus on a creative endeavor that excites you. Your generosity with older friends or relatives will be appreciated and bring you unexpected benefits. Travel plans can be made. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make changes that will help a friend or support an organization you believe in. Trust in what you know and can do but not in what someone else promises you. Do your own thing, and refuse to let anyone dismantle your plans. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Set your goals, and head to the finish line. This can turn out to be a highly auspicious period for you with regard to love, money, and contracts if you make decisions based on your personal needs. Take action, and make things happen. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let personal matters stand between you and your professional responsibilities. Get down to business, and consider offers that have the potential to change your course in life. Embrace challenge, but keep demands at arm’s length. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Socializing, networking, or wheeling and dealing in order to get what you want should highlight your day. Do your research, and make your choices based on facts and figures. You can win if you are pragmatic and well-informed. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Sit back, and watch what others do and say. Avoid being pulled into something you really don’t want to be part of. Change can be good, but it must be based on your needs, not what everyone else wants. Ulterior motives are present. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Organization will lead to victory. An opportunity to work alongside someone you admire will help you grow personally and raise your interest in following through with your own goals. Love and romance are highlighted, and travel plans look promising. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Check out the possibilities, and consider ways to advance, but don’t step on someone’s toes. You are likely to get into a debate if you have not been mindful of others. Make personal changes at home to avoid discord. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Step into the spotlight, and make the alterations that will ensure your success. Your ability to get things done will encourage others to step up and lend you a hand. A money deal will bring you good fortune and more opportunities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): False information is apparent. Speak on your own behalf. Don’t let anyone take advantage of you. Use charm and intelligence to get out of a sticky situation. Focus on work and earning more, along with building a secure home base. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Deals can be made, and financial benefits put into place. Let your intuition lead you to new and exciting ventures that are based on knowledge and know-how you have acquired in the past. Revamp and resubmit a project with pride.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens, we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. — Andre Gide
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Ranked Hawks prep for ranked Syracuse The Hawkeyes head home after a five-game road trip. By Jacob Sheyko email@example.com
The Iowa women’s basketball team is finally home. After 10 days on the road, the Hawkeyes will return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday to face No. 22 Syracuse. The game will be Iowa’s first home game since Nov. 17. In the Hawkeyes’ four home games this season, the Hawkeyes have yet to lose. “Cancún was obviously really fun,” freshman Ally Disterhoft said. “There was some great bonding, and we picked up some big wins down there, but I think we’re all excited to be back on our home court playing in front of our great fans.” The Hawkeyes faced five opponents on their road trip and went 4-1 in those games — their only loss was a 3-point defeat at the hands of No. 11 Colorado. Following games at Colorado and Northern Iowa, the Hawkeyes headed to Cancún, Mexico, and left with three more wins on top of being crowned the Cancún Challenge champions. “They prepared for each game like they were preparing for the Big Ten championship,” head coach Lisa Bluder said. “That’s what I like to see out of this team — their intensity for each opponent. And
that carried through on the floor for every game.”
Among the elite Aside from preparing for a long-overdue home game, the Hawkeyes will also come into their matchup with Syracuse ranked for the first time this season. Iowa received 93 votes, good enough for No. 25. “It’s a nice pat on the back for a job well done,” Bluder said. “That’s how we look at it. We congratulate the team and now we’re on to the next opponent because they’re ranked a little higher than we are. It’s a short-lived thing, but we take pride in it.” Of the top 25 teams in the nation, no team other than Connecticut has more wins than the Hawkeyes. And while the general consensus of the team is that the ranking is an honor, don’t expect the players to get hung up on being considered among the elite in the nation. In fact, the only thing that may change is the target that gets placed upon Iowa’s back for each game, because opponents will look to knock off a ranked opponent. “We have to be ready for it,” point guard Sam Logic said. “Like we used to be going into top-25 team games, that’s what teams are going to do to us now.”
Iowa forward Claire Till drives to the basket in Carver-Hawkeye on Nov. 17. Iowa defeated Stony Brook, 78-40. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)
A balanced attack
The Hawkeyes are averaging 81.4 points per game, and most of that can be attributed to their offensive balance. The Hawkeyes have four players averaging double figures in points. That number is almost five, but senior Theairra Taylor is just short with 9.4 points per contest. “It could be a different person every night,” Bluder said. “Sam could lead us one night, Bethany another, and Melissa … I like that.” With all members of the team so willing to pass, Iowa has had a new player step up in each game. This
Work breeds success Q&A with men’s gymnastics head coach JD Reive. By Jack Rossi firstname.lastname@example.org
With the men’s gymnastics team coming off its most successful finish in more than a decade, The Daily Iowan sat down with head coach JD Reive to talk about the team’s recent success as well as expectations for the upcoming season. Reive is in his fourth year as the head coach, and he has sparked a resurgence. His background includes a stint at Stanford in which he won the National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009 along with a national championship that same year. Daily Iowan: Last year, you finished fifth nationally; how are you translating that success to this year? Reive: That success has been translated directly into work ethic. The big thing from last year was their seeing what they put in and what they got as a result and how much more that we need to do to continue to have the same success and then get a higher finish this year. DI: What goals do you have for this year? Reive: Personally, I want to be top 3. I want to be top three in the Big Ten. If we are able to accomplish that, we will absolutely put ourselves in position to be top three in the NCAA championships. It’s a lofty goal for us, but it is something that we can accomplish. DI: Since you arrived here four years ago, how has the atmosphere changed in the gym? Reive: This has been the theme of everything that I have been doing. It’s been attitude and environment. So, everything is about culture with what we do. It is
180 degrees different than what it was when I first got here. It’s been a tremendous amount of energy, work, and tireless energy on my part to get them to understand what it means to train like an elite gymnast, what it means to train like as an NCAA champion, what it means to represent an Athletics Department that continues to support men’s gymnastics and gives us our resources that we need to be great. Once that got through, which just started to come to fruition last season at the end, we’re now seeing that play into training, and hopefully, we all get to see that play out over the course of the season. DI: You put the gymnasts through a very rigorous practice schedule and routine. How have they responded to it? Reive: They’re tired. They are doing well with it, though. It’s very, very hard and these are legitimate student-athletes in every aspect of it. I hold them to very high standards with their academics, and they work equally as hard in [the gym]. They understand it, and that’s been the most crucial part of it. It’s been learning how it works and why it works. Some of that comes from them learning to follow, somewhat blindly, and trust me that I understand what I am doing. They get that point now. We’ve matured at a place where we do work together, they accept what they need to do to be good at our sport. DI: What are your expectations for the Black and Gold intrdsquad meet Dec. 8? Reive: The big thing is seeing them change from practice. What
we’re struggling with in practice right now, I want to see that same thing. It is very important for our sport that what they do in the gym is what they do in the weekends. This is the first one, we’re going to throw nerves, Carver, crowd, music, noise, and everything else that goes into a meet. Get them out in front of a judge, and that’s the big thing. To get the exposure, get the experience and get the freshmen out there. Once they settle in, I want to see the same rhythm and body language that I see in the gym. If we can get to that place, then we have gotten what we want out of the intrasquad meet.
willingness starts with Logic — who can find herself some games with 20-plus points and in other games finish with single-digits points but a collection of assists.
“I think you just kind of go with the flow of the game,” she said. “See what your team needs. And if it’s not scoring, then I don’t really care to do that if I don’t need to.”
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Marble’s hot hand lifts Hawks When Iowa needed points Tuesday night, senior guard Devyn Marble delivered. By Ryan Probasco email@example.com
Iowa went to the locker room at halftime Tuesday night leading Notre Dame by 9 points. But shortly after the second half began, the Hawkeyes’ offense became stagnant. And for a while, it seemed as if Notre Dame was going to take control of the game. After just 3 minutes and 47 seconds of play after the break, the Fighting Irish’s zone defense completely swallowed up Iowa’s high-powered offense. And the Irish eventually drew even with Iowa, outscoring the Hawkeyes 123 to start the half. “Every time we played a zone in the first half, Iowa hit a 3,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said following his team’s loss. “In the second half, it gave us a little momentum and it slowed them down and made them shoot some jump shots.”
recap Continued from 10 keep them under 10 3s, we would win the game.” Notre Dame ended up 8-of-17 from long range but still made 51 percent
wrestling Continued from 10 er than the dual, but he might ask for some free time to visit with his family. “You got friends there, and kids who look up to you,” Evans said. “They get to see you, and that you’re still out and about. It’s good for them. “It’s a business trip. I don’t know what our schedule is, but I might ask Tom if I could go out to eat with my parents. But aside from that, it’s business.” Dziewa grew up a little farther from Edinboro in Yardley, Pa. He said he doesn’t expect any family to make the trip to watch him wrestle, because both of his parents have to work. But Dziewa has plenty to focus on, though. He’s set to wrestle the nation’s second-ranked 141-pounder, Edinboro’s Mitchell Port. Port fin-
But when it looked like the game was slipping away from the Black and Gold, senior guard Devyn Marble took over, scoring 13-straight points that rejuvenated his team and a raucous crowd on hand in Carver-Hawkeye. “Devyn’s run was the difference in the game,” Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said. “We had worked really hard to get a lead. This is a very experienced and wellcoached team. You knew they were going to make a run, but you just didn’t want it to be that quickly. “Devyn put us on his back for that stretch. And I think what he did was settle everybody else down on our team.” Marble recognized his team’s shortcomings offensively in the early goings of the second half. And like an experienced player of his caliber is expected to, the Southfield, Mich., native provided stability when his team needed it most.
“I needed to [take over],” Marble said following Iowa’s win. “We were a bit sluggish offensively and defensively. They had re-established a lead and I don’t like seeing stuff happen more than once in a season. That was looking like it could be another Villanova game. “I didn’t like that, so I had to make the change.” Marble finished Tuesday’s tilt with 17 points, with 13 of them coming in under than four minutes in the second half. The senior’s phenomenal stretch didn’t seem to surprise any of his teammates, even though it came at a time when scoring was at a premium. “That was huge for us and for Devyn; he’s a guy on our team that can step up and do that for us any night,” fellow Iowa guard Mike Gesell said of Marble. “Those were some big time plays by him. He’s a leader on this team; he’s
of its shots from the floor. It’s tough to beat a team that shoots that well, but Iowa made 57 percent of its shots, which McCaffery said is the best thing you can do to counter a hot-handed team. There was a time where it looked as though
ished second at last year’s NCAA championships, dropping the championship bout to Oklahoma’s Kendric Maple, 4-3. “It’s an exciting opportunity,” Dziewa said. “He’s a tough kid, but so am I. So I’m ready to go for it.”
Lofthouse not worried about Ruth situation Ethen Lofthouse was one of four juniors on the 184-pound NCAA podium last March. He finished fifth at the national championships — behind three seniors and one junior. That placement, along with the graduation of others, pushed Lofthouse up near the top of this year’s preseason polls. As of this writing, Lofthouse is ranked second at 184 pounds according to InterMat, behind just Penn State’s Ed Ruth, the weight’s defending national champion. But in one poll, the Amateur Wrestling
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for the Hawkeyes was 7 against Northern Iowa, and their highest was 38 against Stony Brook.
tality is something that goes throughout the whole team. The Hawkeyes are looking for the best possible shots available, and it seems to be working — the Hawkeyes are also one of the highest scoring offenses in the Big Ten.
Melissa Dixon — seven 3-pointers against UNC-Wilmington
Scoring offense — 81.4 points per game 2nd in Big Ten, 31st in NCAA Head coach Lisa Bluder said from the beginning of the season that she wanted the Hawkeyes to be a high-speed, high-scoring offense, and nine games into the season, the Hawkeyes are averaging 81 points per game, behind only Michigan State. The win over Wilmington was the first time the team has broken into triple-digits, but the Hawkeyes came close against Dayton, when they scored 97, and Colorado, when they scored 87. The lowest margin of victory
Guard Melissa Dixon found herself in a shooting slump of sorts to start off the season after being named Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year in 2012-13. All it took was a trip to Mexico to break her out of the funk. Dixon scored in double figures in each of the team’s three games in Cancún, with 18, 17, and a personal best 32 against Wilmington. Her seven 3-pointers tied a single-game school record. Dixon playing as she did in Cancún and last season can only bode well for the Hawkeyes — the team is only shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc.
Assist to turnover ratio — 1.25, 1st in Big Ten, 14th in NCAA A large number of turnovers can normal-
Iowa guard Devyn Marble dribbles the ball in Carver-Hawkeye on Tuesday. Iowa defeated Notre Dame, 98-93, in a matchup that was part of the ACC Big Ten Challenge. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh) a scorer on this team. When he gets going like that, you have to find him the ball, because he’s one of the best scorers in the country, in my opinion.” In three of Iowa’s last four games, Marble has had a stretch where it seemed as if he was carrying the
Hawkeyes offensively. McCaffery noted that there’s no doubt the senior’s maturity has improved to a level that allows him to do so, but he also added that Marble’s performance on Tuesday is something the Hawkeyes can look forward to seeing more of through-
out the season. “I think that’s what we all expected from him [Marble],” McCaffery said. “He’s done it before. He had one stretch in his career during his junior year where he struggled. But if you look at his collective body of work, he’s always been able to do that.”
Iowa would blow its lead once again, this with under a minute left. Jarrod Uthoff had an easy rebound under the hoop but let it go out of bounds. Eric Atkins hit a jumper to put Notre Dame within 3, but the Irish fouled Uthoff, sending the trans-
fer to the line. He made 8-of-10 free throws on the night and helped seal the deal in front of a sold-out home crowd. “I don’t know what to say,” Uthoff said of his freethrow shooting after the game. “I was feeling my shot. In warm-ups, I was
shooting it all right, and when I’m shooting all right
in warm-ups, I’m usually pretty good in games.”
News poll, Lofthouse is the top-ranked wrestler, and Ruth is nowhere to be found. The only reason the poll doesn’t rank wrestlers is because of “non-competition, redshirt status, or other reasons.” On Monday, the Centre Daily Times of State College, Pa., reported that Ruth was charged with a DUI, a charge that arose from an incident last month. This could mean any number of things, including that Ruth could be held out of the Iowa-Penn State dual on Dec. 22 — which means the highly anticipated 184-pound bout between him and Lofthouse will be postponed until further notice. Ruth isn’t able to return until Dec. 15, when Penn State duals Ohio State. “I’m not worrying about what he’s up to,” Lofthouse said. “I’m sure he’ll be back. When it comes time to wrestle him, I’ll be ready. That’s
something I’m definitely looking forward to.”
ly accompany a highspeed offense such as the Hawkeyes. While the Hawkeyes have had their fair share of turnovers, their 1.25 assist to turnover ratio is one of the highest in the nation. Although the entire team has handled the ball well, this statistic starts and ends with Logic and freshman Alexa Kastanek. Logic is the team’s dignified floor general, and the team’s offense flows through her hands whenever she’s on the court. The junior isn’t regarded as highly for her ball-handling. Logic herself has a 1.8 assist to turnover ratio, with 65 assists and 35 turnovers. Many of the players above Logic have either played in fewer games or have a low number of assists — mostly below 50. Her turnover number per game has decreased as the season has progressed as well. Should Logic continue to run the show, the Hawkeyes will continue to keep the ball in their hands and scoring on assisted baskets.
Gilman gets the nod for Edinboro dual Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands said on Tuesday that Thomas Gilman will make his dual début against Edinboro on Thursday. Gilman is set to wrestle the Fighting Scot’s 125-pounder Kory Mines, who’s ranked 17th at the weight. That Gilman is starting on Thursday doesn’t change that Cory Clark is still the starter, Brands said. Brands didn’t elaborate on the decision but assured the media of what he plans on doing going forward. “This is not an indication in any way, shape or form on Clark’s performance,” Brands said. “He’s still the guy, and he’ll be the guy when we come back to town next Thursday when we wrestle Buffalo [at Carver-Hawkeye Arena].”
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Wrestlers jump to No. 1 InterMat announced Tuesday that the Iowa wrestling team moved up to No. 1, dropping Penn State to No. 2. Minnesota, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma Brands round out the head coach top five. Below are individually ranked Hawkeye wrestlers. Previous week’s rankings are in parentheses. - 125 Pounds: No. 4 Cory Clark, RS freshman (4) - 133 Pounds: No. 1 Tony Ramos, senior (1) - 141 Pounds: No. 13 Josh Dziewa, junior (14) - 157 Pounds: No. 1 Derek St. John, senior (1) - 165 Pounds: No. 4 Nick Moore, junior (8) - 174 Pounds: No. 6 Mike Evans, junior (6) - 184 Pounds: No. 2 Ethen Lofthouse, senior (2) - 197 Pounds: No 9 Nate Burak, sophomore (9) - Heavyweight: No. 4 Bobby Telford, junior (4)
— by Danny Payne
Reynolds receives good works nomination Iowa women’s basketball player Kathryn Reynolds has been nominated for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Allstate Good Works Team. “Kathryn is very deserving Reynolds of this nomiHawk guard nation,” head coach Lisa Bluder said in a press release. “She exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete at the University of Iowa and for our basketball program.” The award goes to a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made contributions to their communities through volunteering and civic service. Reynolds was one of the 84 nominees for the award. In six games this season, the redshirt sophomore has averaged 2.8 points per game.
— by Jacob Sheyko
UPCOMING HAWK SCHEDULE Thursday Women’s basketball vs. Syracuse, Carver, 6 p.m. Wrestling at Edinboro, Edinboro, Pa., 6 p.m.
IOWA 98, NOTRE DAME 93
Hawks knock off Irish By Ben Ross firstname.lastname@example.org
sellout crowd showed up to watch Iowa take on Notre Dame in the biggest home game of the 201314 s eason, and the same team fans watched excel in the Bahamas over break showed up to silence the Fighting Irish, 98-93. Iowa won the tip, and Melsahn Basabe put the Black and Gold on the board first. The contest, which saw six lead changes, stayed tight all along, but Iowa had a 9-point lead going into the half. Junior center Gabe Olaseni was a spark off the bench in the first frame, scoring 9 points and recording 5 assists. “It always feels good to come in and try to affect the game with energy,” Olaseni said after the game. “I saw we were lacking on the boards, we weren’t really scoring, so I tried to pick up the team in those two areas.” Notre Dame came in hot in the second half, led by fifth-year senior Garrick Sherman at center. He scored 18 in the first half alone and made Iowa defenders look silly in the lane. The Hawkeyes squandered a 9-point lead at the beginning of the second frame, and Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery pulled everyone on the floor for except for Devyn Marble. And for good reason. Notre Dame took 52-45 Iowa lead and turned it into a 55-57 lead of its own. Then Marble scored 13-straight points, making his quiet 4 points in the first half an afterthought. The senior guard helped Iowa rebuild a 68-62 lead, but the Irish would not go away. Marble said Iowa’s losing in the championship of the Battle 4 Atlantis to Villanova helped him in his scoring surge in the second half. The senior finished the game with 17 points. “They took the lead after we had them by 9 points in the first half,” Marble said. “I just saw the same thing that happened with Villanova happen; I didn’t want to have that feeling again. That’s what games like Villanova are for; you have to learn from them and not make that same mistake twice.” Notre Dame knotted it back up at 71 with a little over eight minutes to play, but that was as close as Irish could get. With a little under four minutes to play, Iowa was in the double bonus and hit 14-of-17 free throws then, helping Iowa win its eighth game of the season. It was a margin that not even Sherman could overcome, who ended the night with a career-high 29 points. Iowa was able to quiet him down a bit in the second half, holding the senior to just 11 points in the final half. He finished the game just short
Iowa guard Devyn Marble goes up for a lay-up in Carver-Hawkeye on Tuesday. Marble had 17 points and shot 50 percent from the free-throw line, and Iowa defeated Notre Dame, 98-93. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh) of a double-double with 9 rebounds to go with his scoring. “Sherman was hurting us,” McCaffery said after the game. “We decided not to double
Iowa wrestlers head east
Friday Women’s swimming at Hawkeye Invitational, Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, All Day Men’s swimming at Hawkeye Invitational, Rec Center, All Day Saturday Men’s basketball vs. Drake, Des Moines, 7:30 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Idaho State, Carver, 2 p.m. Track at Intrasquad, Recreation Building, 4:30 p.m. Men’s swimming at Hawkeye Invitational, Rec Center, All Day Women’s swimming at Hawkeye Invitational, Rec Center, All Day Dec. 8 Women’s gymnastics at Black and Gold, Carver, Noon Men’s gymnastics at Black and Gold, Carver, Noon Men’s swimming at Hawkeye Invitational, Rec Center, All Day Women’s swimming at Hawkeye Invitational, Rec Center, All Day
SCOREBOARD NCAAM Arizona 79, Texas Tech 58 Syracuse 69, Indiana 52 Duke 79, Michigan 69 UCLA 89, Cal-Santa Barbara 76 Mass. 69, E. Michigan 57 Iowa 98, Notre Dame 93 NCAAW LSU 83, Indiana State 66 Louisville 91, Missouri State 49 Baylor 113, San Jose State 72 Texas A&M 72, San Diego State 35
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[team Sherman]. We were going with tough 2s rather than 3s. We felt like if we could See RECAP, 8
THE BOX SCORE
Iowa off to fast start By Matt Cabel email@example.com
The Box Score is a weekly segment in which a Daily Iowan basketball reporter uses statistics to contextualize Iowa basketball’s performance over the course of the season.
Iowa 141-pounder Josh Dziewa wrestles Iowa State’s Gabe Moreno in Hilton Coliseum on Sunday in Ames. Dziewa defeated Moreno, 12-5. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)
Iowa wrestling notebook: Two Hawkeye grapplers are set for a trip home back to Pennsylvania. By Cody Goodwin firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Evans’ parents don’t always get to see him wrestle in person. They’ve traveled to watch him at bigger events — like the Big Ten Tournament and NCAA championships — but that’s only because they’ll get to see him wrestle more than once. “Aside from that, they
came to Ohio State and Penn State last year,” Iowa’s 174-pounder said. “And they almost left with heart attacks.” Evans and 141-pounder Josh Dziewa will make the trip back to their home state on Thursday when the newly appointed top-ranked Iowa wrestling team (according to InterMat) travels to Edinboro, Pa., to tangle with
the 15th-ranked Fighting Scots. For Evans, it’ll be a chance to show off in front of certain family members and a few other friends and former coaches. The Enola, Pa., native grew up just a few short hours from the Edinboro campus. He said he doesn’t know what the team has in store othSee Wrestling, 8
The Hawkeye women’s basketball team is off to an 8-1 start to the new season and a newly earned ranking of No. 25 in the national polls, thanks to a close loss to Colorado and a defeat of the Dayton Flyers, who were ranked when they visited Carver-Hawkeye in the Hawkeye Challenge. The Hawkeyes are fresh off a Cancún Challenge crown, in which they defeated USC, Boston College, and North Carolina-Wilmington on three-consecutive nights.
Assists per game — 19.4: No. 1 in Big Ten, 14th in NCAA The Hawkeyes have assisted on 172 field goals out of 254 made field goals so far in the 2013-14 season. That’s 68 percent of the field goals that the Hawkeyes make. Iowa has a passfirst mentality, and that starts with point guard Sam Logic. But the menSee box score, 8