Most Iowa School Districts Don’t Comply With Americans With Disabilities Act

When Cael Rudkin was in first grade at West Marshall Elementary School he got stuck outside one day because none of the school’s doors had handicap accessible push buttons. Fact is, the majority of Iowa school districts reviewed by the Iowa Department of Education do not meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards, an IowaWatch investigation revealed.

University of Iowa Fuels Concern Over Women’s Coaching Job Losses

Women are losing ground when it comes to coaching jobs at U.S. colleges and universities, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows in a new report. And the University of Iowa, Athletic Director Gary Barta and fired field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum are in the middle of the controversy. Read the report here.

Search For Civil Speech On College Campuses Collides With First Amendment

An IowaWatch college media journalism project in late winter and early spring found a general aversion to limiting speech and expression on several Iowa campuses but willingness among some to regulate speech – hate speech for instance – that threatens someone. One of several stories in this report.

IowaWatch Connection Podcast: With Speech on College Campuses, How Far Is Too Far?

College traditionally is considered a place where open speech and expression are learning tools, taking students deeper into issues. But does a line exist where speech on campus goes too far? This podcast is part of an IowaWatch college media journalism project in which 14 college student journalists spoke to students, faculty and administrators on six Iowa campuses to discuss whether or not limits exist, or should exist, for speech and expression on campus.

In Their Words: Free Speech On College Campuses In Iowa

Students, teachers and administrators share their thoughts about speech and expression boundaries on Iowa college campuses. READER ADVISORY:
Derogatory language in this report may be viewed as offensive.

Iowa Students In China Have Same Acclimation Issues Chinese Have In U.S.

News reports have told how the number of Chinese students has skyrocketed in the University of Iowa and the students’ struggles to fit into American society are of concern to the university. However, few people realize that some students from Iowa go through similar difficulties when studying in China.