Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Arctic Explorer, Reindeer Expert, Iowa Grad

New York City in 1919 was home to quite a few University of Iowa grads; and on Saturday night, December 27, a reunion was held at the English Tavern on East 41st Street. Vilhjalmur Stefansson was there to join the group in singing “Old Gold” and to hear Dr. William B. Guthrie, president of the New York Alumni Association, welcome attendees.

Iowa’s College-Based Newspapers Adapt To Digital Readers

Student-run college newspapers in Iowa are feeling newspaper industry trend repercussions, reporting fewer print readers but increased online readership as young readers increasingly get their news from digital sources.

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.