Category Archives: University of Iowa

What Could Possibly Be Next?

In my formative years I was an avid reader of the Des Moines Register’s Donald Kaul. His column ran on the editorial page of the paper three times a week. When football was no longer being played and the corn … Continue reading

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Harreld New UI Pres And Other Thoughts

With the announcement of the new U of Iowa president as a person of big business the Board of Regents once more sticks a shaft into the university. Branstad and Rastetter have done little to hide their disdain for the … Continue reading

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Regents’ Proposed Revenue Model A Lose-Lose For Iowa Universities

For deep background, first click here and go read the historic Powell Memo (also known as the Powell Manifesto), which “essentially marks the beginning of the business community’s multi-decade collective takeover of the most important institutions of public opinion and … Continue reading

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Work But No Jobs

There are 63,000 bridges in this country that need structural repair. There are also a myriad of roads that need repair. There are also sewer lines and water lines that are needing to be replaced in nearly all of our … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

I always want to hear your ideas for improving state government. After all, I work for you. You can e-mail or call me any time. You may also want to check out “Public Input: Improving State Government” on the Iowa … Continue reading

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Rastetter v. Schnoor (Elections Matter)

The kerfuffle over the e-mail from the Iowa Board of Regents President Pro Tempore Bruce Rastetter to University of Iowa President Sally Mason regarding statements Professor Jerry Schnoor made about water used in production of ethanol immediately went to DEFCON … Continue reading

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Establishing our Progressive Iowa Network (PIN) – Update

Establishing our Progressive Iowa Network (PIN) – Update By Caroline VernonThis Saturday, June 9th, progressive leaders, legislators and activists from various organizations across Iowa will come together for the first DFA-Iowa Networking Summit. We will be gathering at the Iowa … Continue reading

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Establishing Our Progressive Iowa Network (PIN) – Mark the Date!

Establishing our Progressive Iowa Network (PIN) – Mark the Date! By Caroline Vernon On Saturday, June 9th, progressive leaders, activists and legislators from across the state will converge on Iowa City for our first 2007 Democracy for Iowa Organizing Summit.  We … Continue reading

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Call to Donate to UICHR

Call to Donate to UICHR  By Tom Slockett, UICHR Executive Board Member, and Karen Kubby, UICHR FriendAs the end of the year quickly approaches we would like to ask that you give serious consideration to making a tax-free contribution to … Continue reading

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