Friday Morning Read: DACA Rallies in Iowa City, Wild Rose Casino not welcome? Hawkeyes prep for Cyclones
DACA Rallies - About 350 University of Iowa students and community members gathered here Thursday to show support for immigrants affected by the Trump administration’s decision to reverse protections for those brought to the country as children illegally.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program offered some protections to immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, often referred to as Dreamers. Read about the rallies here.
Corbett against Wild Rose - Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett called on state gambling regulators to let the local community pick which casino plan they prefer adding he would rather no casino at all than Wild Rose Cedar Rapids.
“Am I opposed to the Wild Rose casino? Yes, I am opposed,” Corbett said in an interview with The Gazette. “I’d rather see no license approved for Cedar Rapids rather than the small boutique casino proposed by Wild Rose.” Read the full story and how gaming commission officials react to these statements here.
Hawkeyes and Headphones - The Iowa Hawkeyes will ride a bus from wherever they stay here. They’ll park, they’ll get out and see about 100 yards from the buses to the locker room at Jack Trice Stadium.
There’s a clear path. Of course, it will be engulfed by Iowa State fans. This is where the soundtrack doesn’t match the film.
“It’s a good distance to walk through their fans, but it’s interesting,” Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell said.
Read Marc's full piece about the upcoming weekend's game.
Tuition Hikes as Last Resort - Tuition increases above the cost of living increase — like those pitched by Iowa’s public university presidents if state appropriations remain flat — “should be the last resort,” according to one member of the Board of Regents.
Larry McKibben, who over the summer headed up the board’s tuition task force, made that comment Thursday in his report of the task force findings. The board office will spend the next month developing a tuition recommendation for the 2018-19 academic year. The nine-member board will consider a first reading of that proposal in October — with final approval slated for December.
Read more about the possibility of tuition increases, and what groups are saying here.
“The roof here is rotten so it will just fly away. Everything will get ruined if we leave it here,” said Miriam Faife, 69. “I’m scared.”
Read about Hurricane Irma, and the preparations people in Florida are taking here.