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Editorial | Leaders: Don’t miss this moment

Editorial | Leaders: Don’t miss this moment

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 16, 2020

Only in times of crisis do we see our elected officials and industry leaders move as swiftly as they have these past several days. On Friday, the governor signed a police-accountability bill that sped through the Iowa legislature in a single day as Des Moines Black Lives Matter organizers looke...

Editorial | No justice, no peace: Iowans must support the Black Lives Matter movement

Editorial | No justice, no peace: Iowans must support the Black Lives Matter movement

DI Editorial Board

May 30, 2020

Iowa’s northern neighbor is the current epicenter of a centuries-long infliction of violence and oppression against Black Americans.  On Memorial Day, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man was killed after repeating, “I can’t breathe” as a white police officer knelt on his neck. Floyd h...

Editorial: Resiliency, unity connect University of Iowa Class of 2020 graduates

University of Iowa freshman Grace Aldrin speaks during Convocation on the Pentacrest on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

DI Editorial Board

May 10, 2020

To the University of Iowa Class of 2020: This time of year for graduates is normally filled with moments to soak up our lasts: Our last time in the classroom. Our last time cramming for finals in the Main Library. Our last time venturing downtown Iowa City with our friends to dance and drink at th...

Editorial: One-semester tuition freeze isn’t enough for Iowa students

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

DI Editorial Board

May 5, 2020

While uncertainty grips the world, college students face the added stress of the upcoming school year, and its price tag. For now, some of us are celebrating the state Board of Regents’ recommendation to not increase tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year. This is contrary to th...

Editorial: Reynolds should keep Iowa closed

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during her first Condition of the State address in the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Reynolds took over the governor office in May of 2017.

DI Editorial Board

April 28, 2020

For a governor who has touted a data-driven approach to responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Kim Reynolds now flouts the experts. The Des Moines Register on Tuesday broke the news that the Iowa Department of Public Health received white papers from the University of Iowa College of Publi...

Editorial: Hawkeyes, stay home or help out

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

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...

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. ...

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...

Editorial: Clearer communication needed from UI on coronavirus response

Editorial: Clearer communication needed from UI on coronavirus response

DI Editorial Board

March 11, 2020

The UI announced in-person classes will be suspended after spring break through April 3. Read here for more information. It seems likely that the University of Iowa will shift to online-only classes for some length of time. Gov. Kim Reynolds confirmed Tuesday that Iowa has 13 presumptive positive cases...

Editorial: Iowa Legislature threatens Iowa City renters in the name of property rights

The Iowa State Capitol building is seen in Des Moines on April 9, 2019.

DI Editorial Board

March 3, 2020

Iowa City is on the verge of losing local sovereignty yet again. Two weeks ago, the Iowa Senate legislative session moved through the winnowing process to weed out several proposed bills. Many concern social programs that are now going to be debated on the Senate floor. One of these bills, Senate F...

Editorial: Iowa House bill would exclude out-of-state students, hurt UI funding

Design by Katina Zentz

DI Editorial Board

February 27, 2020

Iowa lawmakers are meddling in the state Board of Regents’ business. An Iowa House bill passed on Tuesday could shape the University of Iowa’s ability to brand itself as a destination university for students worldwide. The bill would require the regents to adopt a policy stipulating that 75 percent of stude...

Editorial: City’s approval of 15-story development disregards students’ wishes

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

DI Editoral Board

February 20, 2020

The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday once again considered delaying a decision to provide a height bonus to a new luxury apartment complex project at 12 E. Court St. After hours of voiced concerns and support from Iowa City residents, the City Council voted 5-2 to approve the building becoming 15 st...