News Quiz: Long Tradition of Thanksgiving Football

Thanksgiving weekend football has become as much a part of the holiday festivities as the turkey. When the Hawkeyes go up against the University of Nebraska and the Cyclones face West Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend, they will participate in long-standing traditions. Just how long-standing? Find out in this IowaWatch news quiz.

IowaWatch Connection: Political Climate

Political rhetoric seems more heated, and the discussion nastier, than ever. We’ll talk with analysts, journalists, and veterans of Iowa political campaigns about the situation, and how we might get back to more effective dialogue and governing.

Mischievous ISU Student Becomes Celebrity

William Howard Taft’s inaugural parade in March 1909 was canceled because of a snow storm, but the inaugural ball was held and a young Iowa woman was among the attendees. The young woman had just returned from touring Europe and performing on stages in London, Lucerne and Paris. But she also had a history of performances on Iowa stages that earned her a reputation for mischief.

Years Later, Little Change In Missing Student Policies

In 2009, two Iowa college students went missing and the responses highlighted differences in the way universities handle missing persons cases and the challenges in dealing with adults who go missing. Polices haven’t changed much since then, officials said this week, although social media growth allows word to spread more quickly and updated requirements under the Clery Act lend more transparency to campus missing persons polices.