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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

A Young Americans for Freedom banner sits in the Iowa Memorial Union during a lecture organized by the University of Iowa Chapter of YAF for Matt Walsh’s “What Is a Woman?” documentary on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Prior to the lecture, progressive students called for the lecture to be suspended because of Walsh’s transphobic remarks and organized protests.

Opinion | YAF’s stunning ignorance highlights need for DEI

Evan Weidl, Opinions Editor February 7, 2024

I saw a photo on the social media network YikYak on Tuesday that showed a Young Americans for Freedom poster advertising one of the conservative student group’s upcoming speaker events on the University...

Opinion | Iowa must subsidize doctor travel

Aaron El-Kerdani, Opinions Columnist January 23, 2024

Health care is unjustly scarce across rural Iowa. In 2021, Statista reported around 6.8 percent of the state is uninsured in health care. The majority of the state, around 54.4 percent,  are insured...

Kiana Shevling-Major speaks during a University of Iowa Democrats meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.

Editorial | Make UI parking more accessible

DI Editorial Board November 28, 2023

The University of Iowa must make on-campus parking more accessible for students. As announced in the UI’s five-year Housing and Dining plan, one potential long-term location for a new residence...

Eleventh-grader Julian Erwin cheers during a transgender rights protest at the Pentacrest on Friday, March 11, 2022. Erwin chose to participate in the walkout because he is a part of the transgender community. “It’s part of my responsibility to support my community.”

Editorial | We must be advocates for gender-affirming care

DI Editorial Board October 16, 2023

As tensions rise on the topic of gender-affirming care in Iowa, it is important to remember that limiting access to this type of care isn’t going to solve problems.  While this is clear to major...

The Daily Iowan Executive Editor Sabine Martin poses for a portrait on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023.

Letter from the Editor︱The Daily Iowan emphasizes multiplatform journalism

Sabine Martin, Executive Editor August 22, 2023

The Daily Iowan is more than just a print paper. While the DI will print a newspaper one time a week beginning this year, our dedication to covering untold stories and the news will still be present...

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...

Photo illustration by Matt Sindt

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,...

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