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Elizabeth Catlett. (Contributed by the Iowa Women’s Archive)

Elizabeth Catlett: A life and legacy of art, activism, and academic achievement

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter February 16, 2021

For many, the thought of meeting Elizabeth Catlett during her lifetime was akin to meeting a Hollywood A-lister. This was certainly the case for jazz composer Rufus Reid, who never thought he’d have...

Iowa City resident, Tessa Meyer (right), poses for a portrait alongside a friend on Saturday, July 4, 2020 on Linn Street in Iowa City.

The Black Lives Matter movement: A look inside its history in Iowa City

Hannah Pinski, Opinions Editor February 2, 2021

The Black Lives Matter movement has gained momentum in 2020, but its history in America — including Iowa City — began much earlier than summer protests. The story of the movement begins in Florida...

Andre Wright (left) and Jason Sole (right).

Two Iowa natives pioneer Humanize my Hoodie campaign

Kennedy Cook, Guest Writer December 8, 2020

This piece was originally published in the fall 2020 edition of NURU, a publication by the Unity Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists at the University of Iowa. This work is available...


First-hand experiences of Asian American racism in the age of COVID-19

Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist October 27, 2020

My name is Hannah Maree Eun Pinski. My middle name is shortened from Eunme — the Korean name I was given before I was adopted from South Korea at four months old. At age nine when I was attending...

Illustration by Kate Doolittle

Coming Out: University of Iowa students share their stories

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter October 13, 2020

On the night before my first day of high school, my mom said her church warned her of the mandatory health class I was enrolled in, saying it would teach us that being gay is OK. My teacher never...

Students embrace hidden disabilities

Students embrace hidden disabilities

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor September 29, 2020

I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder a little over a year ago, just a month before the most important academic and professional year of my life. As the politics editor of The Daily Iowan during...

Illustration by Kate Doolittle

Standing Together: Latinx communities voice their support for Black lives

Mary Hartel and Alexandra Skores September 15, 2020

Latinx Heritage Month begins at a time like no other in modern history. Calls for racial justice ring out across the country as Black lives are continuously lost at the hands of law enforcement — and...

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