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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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Editorial: Cy-Hawk return looks promising, safety still needed

Editorial: Cy-Hawk return looks promising, safety still needed

DI Editorial Board

February 18, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld was optimistic in an interview with The Daily Iowan on Feb. 13 that the Iowa-Iowa State football rivalry would resume as planned this year, but made a point to highlight the need for student and fan safety. “Clearly, we need to do a better job of keep...

Editorial: Trump campaign mishandles, mistreats the press in Des Moines

Editorial: Trump campaign mishandles, mistreats the press in Des Moines

DI Editorial Board

January 31, 2020

President Trump likes to brag about the crowds at his campaign rallies, with many supporters supposedly kept outside because of capacity concerns. At his Thursday event in Des Moines, it was members of the press who were left out in the cold, along with ticketed guests. Even though photos The D...

Editorial: The Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination

Editorial: The Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination

January 29, 2020

Over the campaign of the last year, more than 20 candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president have courted Iowans. As members of the Daily Iowan Editorial Board, we each had plenty of opportunities to see these presidential hopefuls, taking note as to which candidate we would cho...

Editorial: We must continue fighting violence against women

Editorial: We must continue fighting violence against women

DI Editorial Board

December 12, 2019

In a country that presumes to be getting better at safety for women, there remains a lot of work to do culturally and legislatively. After multiple murders of young women in Iowa and countless more cases of sexual violence and harassment, government efforts have stalled to take new action or even...

Editorial: Climate action must be substantial, not nominal at University of Iowa

Editorial: Climate action must be substantial, not nominal at University of Iowa

DI Editorial Board

December 11, 2019

After months of relative silence on climate change, the University of Iowa is finally moving in the right direction.  UI President Bruce Harreld declared a climate crisis Monday during an interview with The Daily Iowan, noting that simply acknowledging the environmental reality is not enough. He chall...

Editorial: UI pursuit of public/private partnership brings uncertainty

Editorial: UI pursuit of public/private partnership brings uncertainty

DI Editorial Board

December 9, 2019

The University of Iowa is asking the state Board of Regents today to consider approving a 50-year deal that — if successful — could either change the course of the UI’s path for the better, or cause harm to the finances or reputation of the institution. The regents who govern Iowa’s public...