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

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

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

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