University of Iowa Won't Explore Alleged Gender Bias in Coach Firing

University of Iowa has dug its heels in regarding the firing of Field Hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, whose employment was terminated in August amid allegations of misconduct. She is one of five female coaches dismissed since 2009, but the school refuses to investigate an alleged pattern of sexist practices in its… » 10/01/14 9:30pm 10/01/14 9:30pm

University of Iowa Becomes First Public U.S. College to Include…

Though the California school system considered doing it earlier this year, the University of Iowa has in fact become the first public university to start asking incoming-freshmen about their sexual orientation. University officials say that the optional questions about sexual orientation were included on admissions… » 12/13/12 10:00am 12/13/12 10:00am

Let's Not Fight for Equal Table-Dancing Rights

Twenty-one year old college student Jordan Ramos enjoys the same ill-advised things that her fellow University of Iowa students enjoy — going to bars in downtown Iowa City, drinking a little bit, climbing up onto things, and dancing on them while other people go "WOOO!" So when bouncers at a local establishment barred… » 5/01/12 10:25am 5/01/12 10:25am

Why A Rape Doesn't Get Prosecuted

When University of Iowa grad student Rebecca Epstein reported her rape, Asst. County Attorney Anne Lahey declined to prosecute. It's not completely clear why, but we'll consider a couple of possibilities. » 7/19/11 3:02pm 7/19/11 3:02pm

How A Rape Case Went Off The Rails

When University of Iowa graduate student Rebecca Epstein reported to police that she'd been date-raped, she hoped she'd get justice. But because of the circumstances of her case — possibly including her bipolar disorder — that's not what happened. » 7/19/11 3:00pm 7/19/11 3:00pm

Professor Tells Republican Students To "Fuck Off"

This week a University of Iowa professor did what we've all fantasized about doing at one point: Hitting "reply all" and cursing out the sender of an obnoxious mass email. Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies, has sort-of apologized, but c'mon — she's not really sorry. » 4/21/11 10:35pm 4/21/11 10:35pm

Former Football Player Faces Reduced Sexual Assault Charges

A former University of Iowa football player is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student while she was unconscious, and after his friend had already assaulted her. But today, he was cleared of the most serious charge against him. » 1/18/11 3:58pm 1/18/11 3:58pm

Sexual Harassment: Quit Your Gig And The "Nice Guys" Win

An article from Lemondrop, the AOL Living site for women, advises female readers not to report sexual harassment. We respectfully disagree. » 3/02/09 12:30pm 3/02/09 12:30pm

The old adage that men marry their mothers has some truth to it, according to some scientists who study this sort of thing. Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that "If a man's mother is highly educated, chances are the woman he marries will have a similar education," Reuters reports. They surveyed… » 5/07/08 4:20pm 5/07/08 4:20pm

Study Says Magazines For Black Women More Likely To Shill Fad Diets

The way "black" magazines and "mainstream" mags discuss diet strategies is very different, according a recent study done at the University of Iowa. According to a U of Iowa press release: "African-American women's magazines are more likely to encourage fad diets and reliance on faith to lose weight, while mainstream… » 1/15/08 1:00pm 1/15/08 1:00pm