Erin Jordan

Cedar Rapids Gazette reporter who occasionally gets to do TV stuff.



Meyer, Griesbaum talk about University of Iowa settlement

DES MOINES - A former University of Iowa field hockey coach and her partner, a former associate athletic director, say they aren't gunning for UI Athletic Director Gary Barta to be fired, despite his role in discrimination claims that ... »

Iowa land use influences climate, state climatologist says

Harry Hillaker, who has been state climatologist since 1988, helps Iowa farmers predict when to plant and how their crops will grow over the summer.

He also tracks soil moisture, knows century-old weather records and explains how land use patter ... »

More than half of Iowa water bodies tested are polluted

The good news is the percentage of polluted lakes, rivers and streams in Iowa that are able to be assessed every two years decreased slightly from 2014 to 2016, according to a new draft report from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The ba ... »

University of Iowa pays $6.5 million in Meyer, Griesbaum cases

The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle lawsuits asserting it discriminated against former Field Hockey Coach Tracey Griesbaum and former Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer, the UI announced Friday.

The settlement, which includ ... »

Filmmaker, UI settle over flood photos and video

A Cedar Rapids documentary filmmaker has signed an agreement with the University of Iowa over use of photos and videos the UI previously said were protected from release by federal copyright law.

Doug Krejci ... »

Iowa City students preparing for trip of a lifetime to Galapagos Islands

IOWA CITY - Mae Grahs spent a lot of time scanning the water as a lifeguard to save up for an Iowa City West High trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

In less than a month, she'll be in the water - snorkeling and seeing distinctive animals t ... »

Women short on sports opportunities at University of Iowa, Northern Iowa

The University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa fell short last year of providing equal sports opportunities for women - a standard at the heart of federal gender equity law and an issue raised in the civil trial of a former UI athletics administ ... »

Judge won’t delay Tracey Griesbaum trial

A Polk County judge will not postpone the employment discrimination trial of a fired University of Iowa field hockey coach.

Tracey Griesbaum's civil trial against the UI, the Iowa Board of Regents and the state is to start June 5, despite the UI' ... »

UI seeks delay in Griesbaum trial

The University of Iowa wants to postpone the trial of a former field hockey coach who's suing the UI for employment discrimination.

Tracey Griesbaum, who was fired by the UI in 2014 after several student-athletes complained of verbal abuse, is s ... »

Juror explains unanimous verdict for Jane Meyer

A Polk County jury of five women and three men did not let its gender imbalance influence its decision to award $1. ... »