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  • Massive Open Online Course on Whitman opens Feb. 17

    01/19/2014 4:40:50 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    University of Iowa ^ | 1/10/2014 | Ashley Davidson
    The University of Iowa’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, is open for enrollment. The six-week course, which runs Feb. 17 through March 29 and is organized by the UI International Writing Program (IWP), offers participants everywhere the opportunity to read, consider, and discuss Whitman’s epic poem through video lectures, live breakout sessions, and moderated online discussions. The course is free and open to anyone with an Internet connection. To enroll, visit: courses.writinguniversity.org/info/every-atom. Every Atom will be co-taught by Whitman scholar Ed Folsom and International Writing Program Director Christopher Merrill. Folsom is the...
  • Chinese Student And His Parents Are Charged In Iowa With Rape And Attempting To Bribe The Victim

    04/16/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-16-2012 | Michael Kelley
    Chinese Student And His Parents Are Charged In Iowa With Rape And Attempting To Bribe The Victim Michael Kelley April 16, 2012, 3:49 PM Peng Tang, a 21-year-old student in the University of Iowa, has been charged with the first-degree kidnapping and attempting to bribe the alleged victim in a case that has become a big story in China, according to chinaSMACK. Tang has pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping and was charged on April 13 with solicitation to commit an aggravated misdemeanor and tampering with a witness or juror, according to The Daily Iowan. Tang's parents, who arrived in...
  • Conservatives on campus? A case for courts

    01/14/2012 4:43:00 PM PST · by rhema · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Mpls. Star Tribune ^ | 1/14/12 | Katherine Kersten
    What was Tom Emmer thinking when he applied for a faculty position at Hamline University? Surely he knows that our campus intelligentsia generally view conservatives like him as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals. At many campuses, Emmer might have made it to the second round of interviews if he had been a disabled "person of color" or confused about his sexuality. But even then he probably couldn't have overcome the cardinal rule of campus "diversity" -- diversity of political views will not be tolerated. Given his rejection by Hamline (after he thought he had a job), Emmer might be pleased to know that...
  • NBC Gives Platform to Professor Who Called Iowans 'Meth Addicts' and 'Elderly Waiting to Die'

    Following correspondent Andrea Mitchell referring to Iowa as "Too white, too evangelical, too rural" on Sunday's NBC Nightly News, on Monday's Rock Center, correspondent Willie Geist spoke to University of Iowa Professor Stephen Bloom, who similarly fretted: "It's basically a white, very, very Christian state." Geist explained how Bloom has been "in hiding" since writing a scathing article in The Atlantic attacking Iowa as, "An assortment of waste-toids and meth addicts with pale skin and rotted teeth or those who quixotically believe, like Little Orphan Annie, that the sun will come out tomorrow." Bloom also ranted: "Those who stay in...
  • U of I employee sues College of Law

    01/22/2009 5:44:28 PM PST · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 14 replies · 710+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 22, 2009 | Associated Press
    IOWA CITY, Iowa - A University of Iowa employee has filed a suit in U.S. District Court, claiming her conservative political views kept her from being hired by the school's College of Law. Teresa Wagner has worked in the law school writing center since 2006. She says in the filings that she was denied for two positions with the College of Law "for illegal reasons." Wagner's suit says that at least 46 of the 50 or so faculty members that vote on faculty hires in the law school are registered as Democrats in Johnson County.
  • No love fest for Rove ["I hate Karl Rove: He is a war criminal,......]

    03/10/2008 8:25:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 899+ views
    No love fest for Rove Lauren Sieben - The Daily Iowan Issue date: 3/10/08 Section: Metro Karl Rove protesters didn't stop at picket signs and chants to express their anger over the former Deputy Chief of Staff's UI appearance Sunday night. Local protest group Seeds of Dissent and the UI Antiwar Committee held events protesting Rove's appearance at the IMU. Seeds of Dissent hosted a pre-Rove protest event at the Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., and the Antiwar Committee held a press conference and protest in the IMU prior to Rove's lecture. The Antiwar Committee specifically protested Rove for his...
  • 27-0 at the University of Iowa: Diversity is for Democrats.

    10/15/2007 9:54:48 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 61 replies · 292+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 15, 2007 | Mark Moyar
    It’s not the score of a Hawkeye football game. It’s the number of Democrats versus the number of Republicans in the University of Iowa history department, and it has Iowans in an uproar. So, too, do charges published by Mark Bauerlein that left-wing bias has influenced the department’s hiring process. In response to the revelations, department chair Colin Gordon announced that the department had committed no wrongdoing, and neither he nor the university has expressed any concern about the total absence of intellectual diversity. Rarely have the hypocrisy and mendacity of academia been so thoroughly exposed as in the history...
  • Plame scraps UF visit as legal issues persist

    03/28/2007 2:39:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 312+ views
    GainesvilleSun ^ | 3-28-07 | Jack Stripling
    Outed CIA officer Valerie Plame has canceled her April 11 visit to the University of Florida. Plame, whose identity was revealed in a 2003 syndicated column by Robert Novak, canceled because she's still sorting out legal issues related to her upcoming book, according to Accent, the student-run speakers bureau that invited Plame. "She's pretty much still testifying in front of Congress and trying to resolve some legal issues with her book," said Andrew Brown, chairman of Accent. Plame testified before Congress early this month, and the scope of the testimony was heavily vetted in advance by CIA officials to ensure...
  • Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan To Speak Oct. 24 At UI

    10/18/2006 3:38:15 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies · 701+ views
    PressZoom ^ | October 18, 2006 | University of Iowa News Service
    The Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC) will sponsor a lecture by noted anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Macbride Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus. There is no admission charge for the lecture; however, tickets are required. Tickets for the general public, as well as UI students, staff and faculty, are available at the University Box Office in the Iowa Memorial Union on a first-come, first-served basis. Sheehan's lecture, "One Person Can Make a Difference," is sponsored by WRAC as part of its 35th anniversary celebration this year. Sheehan's lecture will focus on...
  • [Pierre] Pierce avoids trial with guilty plea [former Iowa Hawkeye, basketball star]

    08/23/2005 7:44:42 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 1 replies · 416+ views
    Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier ^ | August 23, 2005 4:52 AM CDT | TODD DVORAK, Associated Press Writer
    Tuesday, August 23, 2005 4:52 AM CDT Pierce avoids trial with guilty pleaBy TODD DVORAK, Associated Press Writer   ADEL, Iowa (AP) --- Former University of Iowa basketball player Pierre Pierce has avoided trial by pleading guilty to four criminal charges stemming from an assault at the West Des Moines home of a former girlfriend last winter.Under a deal reached with prosecutors Monday, Pierce, 22, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, false imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.The deal, reached hours after attorneys had resumed jury selection, brings an end to Pierce's latest off-court legal...