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.

Panelists Confirmed For May 2 IowaWatch Free Speech On Campuses Forum

Panelists have been confirmed for the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch public forum on Monday, May 2, in Iowa City that examines whether or not limits exist for speech and expression on college campuses. The forum is part of a spring IowaWatch reporting project, “Making Boundaries: The Impact of Defining Boundaries for Speech and Expression on College Campuses.”

Iowa Students In China Have Same Acclimation Issues Chinese Have In U.S.

News reports have told how the number of Chinese students has skyrocketed in the University of Iowa and the students’ struggles to fit into American society are of concern to the university. However, few people realize that some students from Iowa go through similar difficulties when studying in China.

IowaWatch Connection Podcast: Jobs Over Age 50

Hear the report: Many older Iowans entered the workforce at a time when the expectation was that you work and work in a field and then retire, said Brian Kaskie, University of Iowa associate professor of health management and policy. But that narrative is changing.

Iowa Campaigns Focus On Voters Over Pocketbooks

Donors big and small alike are pulling out their wallets in Iowa to support their candidates for the 2016 presidential election, but their contributions amount to little more than a drop in the bucket. There is, however, a currency in the heartland far more valuable than federally minted greenbacks that candidates are vying for.

IowaWatch Connection: Graffiti and Street Art

Is graffiti a form of vandalism…a form of art…or both at the same time? Graffiti has been transformed from simply writing a name on a wall, to a cultural phenomenon with competitive aspects.