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Editorial: Time to redecorate Kinnick's pink locker room

When opponents of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team walk into their locker room on any given autumn Saturday, they are met with a tradition that is unique even by the somewhat off-kilter standards of college sports traditions. The locker room, the walls, the stalls, the towels, the floor, even the urinals, rather than displaying the shade of white common in most Iowa facilities, is bright pink.


Gromotka: Your studying is a lie, part II

My goal was simple: return to the Main Library during finals week to find at least a single instance of productive, not overly consuming studying, to root out some sort of proof that such an occurrence could exist during the weekend preceding final exams. I arrived with colleague Eric at 11:40 p.m. May 10. Hopefully, that would be late enough to witness a large, slap-happy crowd of psychos still attempting to "study."


Guest: New funding model hurts UI

The recent recommendation by the Performance-Based Revenue Model Task Force of the state Board of Regents to allocate legislative funding largely on the basis of undergraduate Iowa residents enrolled would prove devastating to the University of Iowa. If fully implemented, the recommended revenue model would slash our annual legislative-general-fund appropriation by nearly $60 million, with those funds being reallocated to the other two schools.


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