Posts Tagged ‘Steven Leath’


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



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


Ruth Harkin speaks at a 2011 fundraiser for Sen. Tom Harkin's campaign.

Harkins fight quixotic battle with ISU over ‘academic freedom’

Former Harvard University professor Henry Kissinger once quipped that “academic politics are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), his wife Ruth, a member of the Board of Regents, ...
by Jeff Patch