Every once and awhile I try to provide a bunch of links fornon-sports related Hawkeye news, because being a Hawkeye is more thanjust being involved in sports. From politics, to university research,to students activities, there is always something going on in the worldof the Hawkeye.

Graduate programs getting second life? [IC Press Citizen]- A UI task force on graduate education reviewed and ranked UI's 100graduate programs as exemplary, high quality, good or weak. On Tuesday,Sarah Larsen, a chemistry professor who led the task force, andGraduate College Dean John Keller sent out a notification thatindicated the description "weak" would be replaced by "additionalevaluation required."

Iowa awaits funding verdict for high-speed rail [Chicago Tribune]- Iowa officials are awaiting word on...

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