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October 1, 2004
Volume 42, No. 3


Spokesperson: UI employee speaks out, cycles for cancer cure
"It was 50 years ago today..." In the time of soda fourntains and polio, Iowa nabbed Willard Boyd
Campus employees try to balance politics, civility

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Salaries indicated as a major factor in faculty resignations
ITS: Campus computer security still a big concern
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“It is a clear fact—not even supposition anymore—that people who take minority positions are highly susceptible to a wide array of social sanctions.” Robert Baron, professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, saying it makes perfect sense that in communities that are not ideologically mixed, political minorities are less likely to speak up or vote (Austin American-Statesman, Aug. 29).

“Women’s collegiate teams have the same problem that women’s professional teams do. Real sports fans have already made their commitments. Men have society so well trained over 100 years to make collegiate and professional sports for men a priority in the calendar.” Christine Grant, retired women’s athletic director, pointing out why female teams don’t prosper (Chicago Tribune, Sept. 3).

“Labor Day is just one of many forms of free time that has been eroded. We regard work as the center of life.” Benjamin Hunnicutt, professor of leisure studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, disagreeing with economists’ notion that Americans enjoy more leisure time than ever—thanks to technologies like the microwave and home washing machines (Chicago Tribune, Sept. 6).

“There can be a far bigger local effect in casualties. If a kid dies from your home town, that’s a much bigger deal, because you don’t have to make a very big leap from that kid to your own kid.” Gary Segura, associate professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, noting that the higher the number of war deaths there are from National Guard and reserve units, the stronger the political effect (Chicago Tribune, Sept. 8)

“If there had been massive evidence that either enterprise communities or empowerment zones had been hugely successful, then maybe we should get excited. But there hasn’t been.” Alan Peters, professor of urban and regional planning in the Graduate College, discussing studies that showed enterprise zone ineffectiveness (CNN, Sept. 10).

“It’s an election year, so obviously there is a high interest in the news. There is also this explosion in cable news. News is on all the time. What other programming is on 24 hours a day?” Mark Andrejevic, assistant professor of communication studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, speculating about why Texans watch news programs more often than any other programming (Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Sept. 11).

“It’s very exciting because we finally have a tool to approach therapies for diseases like Huntington’s and ataxia.” Beverly L. Davidson, Roy J. Carver Professor in Internal Medicine in the Carver College of Medicine, finding success using an experimental drug (The New York Times, Sept. 14).

“Now is the time to begin thinking about how best to apply these types of tests clinically and ensure that they truly benefit the families and their children.” Jeffrey Murray, professor of pediatrics in the Carver College of Medicine, seeking ways to implement a new genetic test that can help predict whether parents who have one child with a form of cleft lip or palate are likely to have another child with the same birth defect (Medical News Today, Sept. 14).

“This is one of those awful decisions where there are not many options.” Holly Carver, director of the UI Press, conceding that the University is in a budget bind and might not have any choice but to reduce the UI Press’s subsidy (The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 17).


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