Field hockey players: UI leaders ‘shut us down’

Four student athletes from the University of Iowa field hockey team filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging the university has discriminated against women in its treatment of coaches and student athletes. They said they feel they've been patronized by UI administrators who were dismissive of current players' perspectives after athletic department leaders took so seriously allegations of mistreatment by former players that they fired coach Tracey Griesbaum.

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Branstad discloses more secret settlements

Documents obtained by The Des Moines Register showed some former public employees who received secret settlements believed they were subjected to discrimination, inappropriate behavior and retaliation for blowing the whistle on improper bidding practices. Gov. Terry Branstad revealed that 12 state agencies have made at least 24 secret settlements with current and former workers since he resumed office in January 2011.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: March 25, 2014