Posts Tagged ‘Harkin Institute’


ISU student leader, a Democrat, stands up to Harkin on namesake Institute

The president of Iowa State University’s student government challenged Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, about academic freedom issues that Harkin used as a justification to renege on his offer to donate his papers from his U.S. S...
by Jeff Patch


Regents Lang & Rastetter talk tuition, Harkin Institute

JOHNSTON, Iowa—Board of Regents President Craig Lang and President Pro Tem Bruce Rastetter joined the “Iowa Press” panel Friday for a discussion on tuition at Iowa’s universities, the continuing Harkin Insti...
by Jeff Patch


Iowa State refunds $300k MidAmerican contribution for Harkin Institute

DES MOINES—MidAmerican Energy Company requested and received a refund of the electricity company’s $300,000 contribution to the Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University, raising questions over whe...
by Jeff Patch



Boo Hoo: The Register Needs to Stop Crying About The Harkin Institute

By Craig Robinson It’s ironic that the Des Moines Register’s editorial board and the paper’s political columnist continue to cry over Sen. Tom Harkin’s decision not house his papers at Iowa State University.  First, no...
by Craig Robinson


Harkin reneges on offer to donate papers to Iowa State

DES MOINES—In an orchestrated blitz, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and his wife Ruth, a member of the state Board of Regents, “blindsided” the director of the Harkin Institute of Public Policy and the Iowa State admini...
by Jeff Patch



Harkin Institute director: Harkin’s allegations on academic freedom ‘insulting’

AMES, Iowa—Iowa State University administrators and Harkin Institute of Public Policy director David Peterson forcefully responded this weekend to statements from Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, criticizing his namesake institute fo...
by Jeff Patch