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The NFL’s Traumatic Effect

January 15th, 2014 · No Comments

The only time I was ever knocked completely unconscious was when I was 12 years old.  I was on the middle-school football team of my Catholic church, and it was during a football practice on a beautiful afternoon in early fall. As a rite of passage in football practice, the smaller 6th-graders (which included me) […]

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Tags: NCAA · NFL · Sports

Where is the evidence in the rush to close Price Lab?

April 29th, 2012 · No Comments

As the Iowa Legislature seeks to finish its session, it is now essential for all of us to take an objective look at the proposed closing of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School, Iowa’s R&D School. We need to ask a simple question about the rationale for the closing: where is the evidence?  Because if you […]

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Tags: NCAA · Politics · Price Lab School · State Budgets · Universities · University of Northern Iowa

What the U.S. News & World Report college rankings can teach us about UNI’s budget

April 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

The idea for this column started with a nagging question:  why does Truman State, the former Northeast Missouri State University, keep beating the University of Northern Iowa every year in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of Midwestern public universities? For several years, UNI has appeared among the top-ranked public universities in the Midwest […]

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Tags: NCAA · Price Lab School · Sports · State Budgets · Universities · University of Northern Iowa