Top 5 stories from the past week, Nov. 6- 12


The Campanile in November, taken from the southeast.

Maria Pimentel Diaz

Here are the top 5 stories from the past week:

  • John Haila elected the mayor of Ames– On Tuesday, Iowa State alum John Haila became Ames’ newest mayor-elect by a margin of 58.41 percent to 41.59 percent. Haila’s campaign was based on public sector job growth, public-private partnerships and increasing diversity in Ames.
  • What’s new in sports:
    • Football: The Cyclones fell 49-42 to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday. The team will face Baylor on Saturday.
    • Men’s basketball: On Saturday, the Cyclones fell 59-74 to Missouri. The Milwaukee Panthers will be coming to Ames on Monday to face-off against the Cyclones.
    • Women’s volleyball: The Cyclones fell to the Texas Longhorns 1-3 on Saturday. The team will travel to Norman, Oklahoma to face the Oklahoma Sooners.
    • Women’s basketball: The Cyclones won 81-76 against the South Dakota Coyotes on Friday. The team will play at UNI on Tuesday.
    • Cross country: Iowa State hosted the NCAA Midwest Regional meet where both the men and women’s team took first place.
    • Swimming and Diving: The team won its first Big 12 meet after defeating TCU 196-103 and South Dakota 227-71. This victory puts the team 1-0 in the conference and 3-1 overall.
    • Hockey: The Cyclones fell 2-0 to the Central Oklahoma Bronchos. Iowa State now drops to 11-3-1 on their season.
    • Wrestling: The Cyclones fell 21-16 to Drexel on their first dual of the season.
    • Tennis: The results after the team’s second day at the CSUN tournament are:
      • In singles, Karen Alvarez, Regina Espindola, Ekaterina Repina and Annabella Bonadonna all finished the second day with big wins. Erin Freeman was defeated by Azusa Pacific, and Maty Cancini was defeated in both her matches against CSUF.
      • Iowa State’s Freeman and Bonadonna defeated Long Beach 7-6, while Alvarez and Espindola defeated Cal State Fullerton 7-6. Repina and Margarita Timakova were defeated 6-3 by CSUF. 
  • Greek chapter sanctions total up to 40– According to their websites, both Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) and Alpha Sigma Pi (Alpha Sig) have been sanctioned, making total sanctions on Iowa State in the past four years 44, 40 of those being from Greek chapters. Alpha Sig was sanctioned during Homecoming Week and ADPi on Wednesday. ADPi is currently under disciplinary reprimand while Alpha Sig will be on conduct probation from May 6, 2018 to Oct. 28, 2018, social host probation through Aug. 20, 2018 and the chapter will also have to pay $1,444.55 for restitution of damages.
  • Senior vice president for university services announces resignation On Thursday, Iowa State announced the resignation of Kate Gregory, senior vice president for university services, effective Nov. 22. Gregory started in this position on July 11, 2016, where she oversaw facilities planning and management, business services, environmental health and safety, public safety, Remain Gardens, University Museums and the WOI radio group. A new interim senior vice president will be named in November.
  • The Iowa State Daily’s housing series– The Iowa State Daily has created an in-depth, ten-part series on Ames housing with the goal of bringing light to the housing issues in Ames and its impact on the Iowa State community. The series includes 20 interviews with the city, students, university officials and stakeholders.