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UI senior Spencer Smith writes on a board for the Freedom of Speech protest put on by Young Americans for Liberty group on the Pentacrest on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The student-run group allowed anyone to write whatever they wanted on the board.

Editorial | UI must address transphobic speech on campus

DI Editorial Board April 19, 2023

The University of Iowa must do a better job of fulfilling their obligation to protect their transgender students. Free speech is an inalienable right granted to all. However, the university has a responsibility...

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Editorial | Johnson County should accept opioid settlement offer

DI Editorial Board April 4, 2023

Johnson County has an opportunity to act against the opioid epidemic. Between 2018 and 2020, opioid-related deaths in Iowa increased by 54 percent, according to the Iowa Office of Drug Control...

Student protesters from the Iowa City Community School District hold signs protesting the bathroom bill on the Pentacrest in Downtown Iowa City on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Editorial | LGBTQ+ rights

DI Editorial Board March 28, 2023

As the first state in the Midwest to legalize gay marriage, Iowa used to be a progressive state for LGBTQ+ rights. But recent legislative proposals and bills show Iowa is moving backward. During...

The Old Capitol building is seen on Monday Feb. 20, 2023. (Emily Nyberg/The Daily Iowan)

Editorial | DI Editorial Board on intersectionality in the classroom

DI Editorial Board February 21, 2023

The University of Iowa is not doing enough to support its students and staff of color. At least, that is what the 2022 Campus Climate Survey revealed, as 73 percent of undergraduates belonging...

Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers a speech during the 2023 Condition of the State at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. At the end of Reynolds’ speech, she thanked supporters. “Thank you for the honor to serve as your governor,” Reynolds said. “God bless you, and God bless the great state of Iowa.”

Editorial | DI Editorial Board on School Choice

DI Editorial Board February 5, 2023

Every child and teenager deserves a quality education.  On Jan. 24, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the Students First Act into law. Once fully implemented, K-12 students will be eligible to receive $7,600...

Editorial | DI Editorial Board responds to Lt. Col. Allen West speech

Editorial | DI Editorial Board responds to Lt. Col. Allen West speech

Editorial Board December 6, 2022

As a news publication, The Daily Iowan knows the importance of the First Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. Liberty does not exist without the freedom of speech, the press, assembly, religion, and...

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear speaks at a town hall, hosted by the University Democrats at Iowa, at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. DeJear spoke about education and health care access in Iowa, before fielding questions from the public.

Editorial | The DI Editorial Board endorses DeJear

DI Editorial Board November 6, 2022

The Daily Iowan editorial is proud to endorse Deidre DeJear for Iowa Governor. DeJear has strong stances on what we believe will improve conditions for all Iowans, regardless of socioeconomic, employment,...

Editorial | Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Fixmer-Oraiz

Editorial | Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Fixmer-Oraiz

DI Editorial Board October 25, 2022

Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. One candidate’s campaign for climate action and racial equity makes them stand out among the field of qualified...

Editorial | Iowa needs sanctuary cities

Editorial | Iowa needs sanctuary cities

DI Editorial Board October 9, 2022

To celebrate this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Iowa Legislature should supersede a previously signed law that bans sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities, a term popularized during...

Editorial | UI response to Muriello not good enough

Editorial | UI response to Muriello not good enough

DI Editorial Board September 20, 2022

The University of Iowa failed in its responsibility to create and maintain a safe environment for students in the case of former UI School of Music professor John Muriello.  The former professor worked...

Editorial | Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Weiner, Dunn for Iowa Legislature

Editorial | Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Weiner, Dunn for Iowa Legislature

Daily Iowan Editorial Board May 16, 2022

Iowa City voters will have the opportunity to elect three new representatives to the Iowa Legislature this year, as two long-standing legislators retire and one representative seeks election to the...

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Editorial | Investing in a sustainable future

DI Editorial Board April 21, 2022

April 22 is Earth Day. As the climate crisis continuously reminds us, the future of our planet is more fragile than ever before. We need to protect our planet, and our actions must go beyond Earth...

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