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Opinion: Kim Reynolds is right to refrain from shelter-in-place order

Opinion: Kim Reynolds is right to refrain from shelter-in-place order

Jason O'Day, Opinions Columnist

April 8, 2020

On Monday, Governor Reynolds expanded the list of businesses that must be shut down until the end of the month. These drastic and economically draining measures are not good enough for some. The mayor of Iowa City and Johnson County officials have repeatedly called for a shelter-in-place order. Pe...

Opinion: Growing pains and plants during COVID-19 quarantine

Opinion: Growing pains and plants during COVID-19 quarantine

Signe Nettum, Opinions Columnist

April 7, 2020

I never considered myself a green thumb growing up. My father, on the other hand, cherished the flower bed in our front yard every growing season. We have a section in my scrapbook of him elbows deep in the dirt while I stood in the background, smelling the flowers he was about to plant.  During the...

Editorial: Hawkeyes, stay home or help out

Editorial: Hawkeyes, stay home or help out

DI Editorial Board

April 7, 2020

A video shared on the public Barstool Hawkeyes Instagram account last week highlights a growing concern in Johnson County amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The video depicts individuals who appear to be University of Iowa students recreating the downtown Iowa City bar scene through filming in their home. Me...

Letter from the editor: We will get through COVID-19 with you

Letter from the editor: We will get through COVID-19 with you

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2020

It’s the people, not the buildings, that make the University of Iowa great. President Emeritus Sandy Boyd’s adage is precisely the sentiment that will get Hawkeyes through the worst public-health crisis we’ve seen in our lifetimes. And it’s you, the people of our community, whose stories w...

Opinion: Empathy can’t cure COVID-19, but it can prevent it

Opinion: Empathy can’t cure COVID-19, but it can prevent it

Becca Bright, Columnist

March 29, 2020

I have since been furloughed, but two weeks ago I was still working weekends for a local retail business. Usually I enjoy these shifts. But every time the doorbell rang, my chest tightened and I felt stiff with anxiety. I wanted to hiss, “Are you serious? Go home!” Every several minutes, trios...

Opinion: David Bowie, Eugene Debs, and the view of the virus from Henry County

Opinion: David Bowie, Eugene Debs, and the view of the virus from Henry County

Elijah Helton, Opinions Editor

March 29, 2020

MOUNT PLEASANT, IOWA — Ziggy Stardust started a dance party of one in my parents’ basement this morning. It was calm and carefree. It was just me, my coffee, and David Bowie. Even before the pandemic, I was going to come home for spring break. After all, food in my parents’ house is free,...

Guest Opinion: 2 Asian-American UI medical students weigh in on COVID-19, xenophobia

Guest Opinion: 2 Asian-American UI medical students weigh in on COVID-19, xenophobia

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 has officially landed in Iowa. This new virus has led to misguided panic and an exacerbation in displays of racism. Having done my undergraduate and now medical studies at the University of Iowa, I (Destinee) have seen first-hand how Asians are treated by their peers. An article published in Th...

Guest Opinion: Iowans, we stand with you, UI Hospitals and Clinics CEO writes

Guest Opinion: Iowans, we stand with you, UI Hospitals and Clinics CEO writes

March 24, 2020

Fellow Iowans,  In these times of facing the pandemic of COVID-19, there is a message that the state’s health-care workers and I wish to share: We stand with you. We’re making sure we have every tool in our toolkit to fight this thing together.  From my vantage point, there is a lot of ...

Editorial: Students feel effects of UI’s slow response to COVID-19

Editorial: Students feel effects of UI’s slow response to COVID-19

DI Editorial Board

March 22, 2020

COVID-19 has been the most destructive pandemic for Americans in just over a century. Everyone needs leadership that not only reacts quickly to the crisis, but also considers every person’s humanity. For Americans, that leadership starts with President Trump. For Iowans, that includes Gov. ...

Opinion: Crohn’s, COVID-19, and the current crisis

Opinion: Crohn’s, COVID-19, and the current crisis

Ryan Adams, Photo Editor

March 22, 2020

I lay awake in bed at 1:30 a.m. March 18, focused on the tightness in my chest, my hands and lips tingling. My breathing was labored, my mind was racing. I couldn’t tell if the physical state I experienced was out of anxiety or out of true illness. I decided to visit my doctor in the morn...

Letter to the Editor: UI emeritus professor responds to state auditor’s report

Letter to the Editor: UI emeritus professor responds to state auditor’s report

March 22, 2020

On March 5, The Daily Iowan published an article about me entitled “Emeritus psychiatry professor and former UIHC employee under investigation” (Editor’s note: the headline has since been corrected to “Emeritus psychiatry professor and former UIHC employee investigated”). I submit this lett...

Editorial: All Hawkeyes need to prepare for coronavirus

Editorial: All Hawkeyes need to prepare for coronavirus

DI Editorial Board

March 13, 2020

Certainty is in short supply for students as spring break approaches for the University of Iowa. Classes have been moved online, trips have been canceled, and thousands of students face countless decisions affecting personal and public health. As members of the Daily Iowan Editorial Board, we don’t h...