Boost housing market with education investment

While a proposed third high school in North Liberty would ease some crowding issues at West High, a plan to ease overcrowding and renovate aging facilities in Iowa City's elementary schools could increase student performance and provide a direct economic boost to many residents in the process.

Kuntz: My beef with ethanol

Currently, with so little corn produced because of the drought, Iowans are going to have to make a choice between producing more ethanol or using the corn as feed.  It is vital that Iowans support using corn to feed pork, cattle, and poultry, which in turn feed the masses, rather than used to create ineffective fuel.

McElroy: Smoking use down

Buried under the avalanche of alcohol-related controversies going on at the University of Iowa lies a nugget of positivity: Student cigarette smoking is at a 20-year low.

Pres. Mason: We shouldn't allow such senseless disrespect towards other schools

In recent days, I've been appalled to see messages on t-shirts related to the tragic situation at Penn State that can only be described as despicable, shameful, and in no way representative of the Hawkeye Nation.

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