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UI students given first round of vaccinations on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021. Syringes wait to be used. Each has the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in it.

Opinion | COVID-19 increases the need for, not prevents, scientific research

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist March 4, 2021

I started writing my undergraduate thesis paper for my lab less than a foot from my bed in my parents’ new house. Beforehand, my thesis adviser and I talked about how we were going to work on...

Nikole Hannah-Jones speaking with the university lecture committee in a virtual setting on Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020. Nikole spoke on her 1916 project about the continuing history of American slavery.

Opinion | Iowa Republicans are pro-censorship

Peyton Downing, Opinions Columnist March 4, 2021

Republican lawmakers in the Iowa House seem intent on repeating a modern-day version of the red scare. House File 222 would remove the funding from all schools, including community colleges and public...

A pair of local republicans stand against a tv monitor playing the Fox News Election Coverage at the Joni Ernst Republican watch party at the Des Moins Marriott Downtown on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 . Republicans from across the state have gathered to watch the results of the 2020 General Election.

Opinion | SF-292 and the new anti-democratic bent of the Republican Party

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist March 3, 2021

Iowa Sen. Jim Carlin wants to single out and identify college professors because of their political leanings. Or at least, that is what I can contrive from Senate File 292.  It would order Iowa’s...

U of Iowa students given first round of vaccinations on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021.A medical student receives the Moderna vaccine.

Opinion | Restaurant workers are being neglected in Iowa’s COVID-19 vaccine process

Evan Mantler, Opinions Contributor March 3, 2021

Iowa officials are serving up a steaming plate of hypocrisy. At the start of the pandemic, restaurant employees and other food service workers were considered essential, but these once-necessary workers...

The official podium of the of the Joni Ernst Republican watch party is seen at the Des Moins Marriott Downtown on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 . Republicans from across the state have gathered to watch the results of the 2020 General Election.

Opinion | Iowa Republicans are hypocritical when it comes to free speech at the UI

Hannah Pinski, Opinions Editor March 3, 2021

It seems like Iowa Republicans’ default explanation for legislation micromanaging higher education is to protect free speech. But there hasn’t been a First Amendment issue on the University...

USA flag detail, closeup view. American flag background texture. Memorial day and 4th of July, Independence day concept

Opinion | We don’t need legislature enforcing the Pledge of Allegiance

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist March 2, 2021

A bill, sponsored by GOP state Rep. Carter Nordman, of Adel, passed in the Iowa House requiring public and some private K-12 schools to show the flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day....

Photo Illustration by Raquele Decker.

Opinion | University bonds are a cause of tuition inflation

Jacob A Miller, Opinions Columnist March 2, 2021

We are in a student-debt crisis more severe than any other in history, and it’s driven by predatory spending from bonds issued by universities to finance building projects on campuses. Given the...

Republican candidate for Iowa's 1st Congressional District Ashley Hinson greets an attendee before a Trump rally with Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Cedar Rapids. Trump Jr. encouraged around 200 people who were in attendance to vote in the upcoming election and to support all of the Republican candidates on the ballot.

Opinion | Iowa freshman Rep. Ashley Hinson’s got beef

Jacob Wendell, Opinions Contributor February 28, 2021

Rep. Ashley Hinson’s beef crusade is just another example of unjustified conservative outrage. In recent tweets, she has lambasted Bill Gates and the “radical left” after Gates suggested that...

Johnson County holds Drive-Up early voting in the parking ramp of the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building on Oct. 23, 2020. Voters follow signs and wait in a line of cars to cast their ballot.

Opinion | Iowa’s bill to limit early voting is voter suppression, not fraud reduction

Josie Taylor, Opinions Contributor February 28, 2021

Last week, the Iowa Legislature passed a bill that would shorten the time Iowans can vote early or absentee by nine days, and polling locations on Election Day would close an hour earlier. Iowa legislators...

The University Counseling Services office is seen in the Old Capital Mall on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Opinion | University grief resources are essential — the pandemic means we need them even more

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist February 25, 2021

The pain of grief demands to be felt. Recently, the U.S. surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 deaths which means that hundreds of thousands of families are grieving the loss of a loved one. University of...

Opinion | Data is a language of business and you will need to be able to speak it

Opinion | Data is a language of business and you will need to be able to speak it

Gabe Conley, Opinions Contributor February 25, 2021

Companies across the world are collecting endless amounts of data in their efforts to better understand customers and predict future trends. However, the dizzying amounts of data available to these...

Bumble operates as a more women-centric and women-friendly version of Tinder.

Opinion | Bumble’s IPO success: a battle won in an ongoing war for gender equality

Jacob A Miller, Opinions Columnist February 24, 2021

The recent successful public launch of the female-founded and operated Bumble Inc. signifies another huge win for women entrepreneurs and strong female leadership in the start-up world and corporate...

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