Accommodations are available for college students struggling with depression, but university counseling centers are struggling to keep up with the demand. Hear about an IowaWatch.org report on the difficulty these students experience including what is often a harsh stigma associated with being depressed.
Accommodations are available for college students struggling with depression, but university counseling centers are struggling to keep up with the demand. Hear about an IowaWatch.org report on the difficulty these students experience including what is often a harsh stigma associated with being depressed. Also in this program, media political economist Robert McChesney has a bleak assessment of our new age of internet journalism. “Rupert Murdoch, the greatest media imperialist of our era, the guy who’s had patience of decades to take over China.
Last month the University of Iowa was ranked as the #1 party school by The Princeton Review. Binge drinking is a problem on not only the Iowa City campus, but on college campuses across Iowa and the U.S. What is the nature of binge drinking and what can be done to curb it?
Recently Ames was ranked as the second best college town in the US by the American Institute of Economic Research's 2013 College Destination Index. Iowa City came in close behind at fourth place. What goes into making a great college town? On "River to River" we talk about the attributes and special challenges of these communities.
Recently, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke in court for the first time in almost seven years.
Ben Kieffers talks with Todd Pettys and Song Richardson, two faculty members from the University Of Iowa College of Law. They discuss key cases before nation’s highest court this year including the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8, which bans same-sex marriage, and DOMA, The Defense of Marriage Act.
With all the gloomy news about job prospects these days, seniors can feel like their diploma is a one-way ticket to mom’s basement. But there are young adults who’ve landed on their feet – and learned how to make it in this tough economy.
The President’s budget proposal, unveiled this week, includes increases in the maximum award offered to Pell Grant recipients. Thos grants are used by many students to pay for college. But a deal struck at the end of last year, limits eligibility for the program. We’ll talk about a new study that examines how Pell Grants impact enrollment, especially at Community Colleges. Then, we go inside the State Dinner and other events hosted for Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.