Beginning and attending college or graduate school can be a major life transition for many students. It especially becomes difficult, however, for students with mental illness who move away from home and care designed to deal with their specific health care problem.
You become aware at Cornell College that school leaders take pride in the Mount Vernon, Iowa, college’s small class sizes and bonds students, professors and staff members make. But the college’s modest enrollment of about 1,000 also means a smaller pool of tuition-paying students supporting facilities that attract people to the school. Tuition increases become a natural part of the college. Parents can help their children prepare for college costs by saving for them, Pamela Perry, the college’s director of financial planning and assistance, said. “I think a lot of families aren’t really thinking that far down the road yet,” she said.
While some first-time Iowa voters say they are well-informed about the 2018 gubernatorial race of Republican incumbent Kim Reynolds, Democrat Fred Hubbell and Libertarian Jake Porter, others getting ready to vote for the first time said they still were doing research.
If you think digging up interviews and finding information for an in-depth news story is easy, listen to IowaWatch summer 2018 reporting interns Lily Bohlke and Matthew McDermott. This podcast takes you behind the scenes for a revealing look at what journalism training at the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch is like.
Simply defining populism is a chore. But evaluating whether or not populism is good or bad is a whole other task. IowaWatch was part of an “Ethical Perspectives on the News” program exploring those ideas.
“There is a handsome bronze tablet in the Army and Navy building in Washington, memorializing the mules and horses who died in the war; but nowhere is there found a record of the women who died,” declared Helen C. Courtney, a member of the Women’s Overseas Service League. The organization led an effort to establish a memorial for women who died in World War I, including a list of 161 names of “gold star women.” Among the names were several Iowans.
Recent incidents at a small private Iowa college have evolved into an example of how animosities occur, spread across campus and sometimes shut down communication when different interpretations of free speech exist.
ByNicholas Fisher, Clinton Olsasky, Krista Johnson and Lyle Muller |
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.