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Editorial | To new beginnings, for all of us

Editorial | To new beginnings, for all of us

DI Editorial Board May 10, 2021

Roughly 5,300 Hawkeyes will get their diplomas this year, and wow are we ready for it. For Hawkeyes in their last year at the University of Iowa, this May marks new beginnings. But this month, characterized...

The new University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson speaks to reporters at a press conference in the Levitt Center for University Advancement on April 30, 2021. Wilson becomes the 22nd president for the University of Iowa and was previously the Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of Illinois.

Editorial | Barbara Wilson brings promising vision to University of Iowa

DI Editorial Board May 2, 2021

The University of Iowa’s future looks bright after the state Board of Regents selected Barbara Wilson as the 22nd president of our 31,000-student institution. Wilson, currently the University...

Editorial | Who should be the next leader at the UI

Editorial | Who should be the next leader at the UI

DI Editorial Board April 25, 2021

The next leader at the University of Iowa will face an unmatched number of headwinds in higher education. From COVID-19 financial losses to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, it’s important...

Polling booths at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2020. Few voters came as the evening approached 7:00 PM.

Editorial | With new election changes, voters’ voices suppressed

DI Editorial Board March 28, 2021

Republicans are chipping away at voting access across America, and Iowa is now taking part in destroying our democratic ideals. On March 8, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill Senate File 413...

Des Moines Register Reporter Andrea Sahouri learns she's been found not guilty at the conclusion of her trial, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Drake University Legal Clinic, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Editorial | Journalism isn’t a crime; we stand with Andrea Sahouri

DI Editorial Board March 14, 2021

Journalism isn’t a crime. In May 2020, Des Moines Register reporter Andrea May Sahouri was arrested in Des Moines while covering a protest following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd....

A uniformed officer wears a face shield and holds a riot shield on Wednesday June 3, 2020 outside the Old Capitol building. Protesters chanted,

Editorial | Holistic model healing for campus

DI Editorial Board March 9, 2021

The University of Iowa’s Reimagining Campus Safety Action Committee is calling for feedback on its prototypes for the future of policing on campus through March 12. The committee formed in June...

Gov. Kim Reynolds gives the State of the State address in the house chamber of the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Gov. Reynolds highlighted in the address expansion of broadband internet, a push for in-person learning, and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial | Iowa is a COVID-19 embarrassment

DI Editorial Board February 16, 2021

As students taking several classes online this semester, we know the constraints of out-of-classroom learning. But the very precautions that would allow students and teachers to safely return — public...

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Letter from the Editor | How we plan to diversify our newsroom

January 31, 2021

We’re sorry. We know our past coverage and lack of diversity has harmed people we’ve tried to cover fairly. If there is one thing we’ve learned in our careers as student journalists, what...

Jan 6, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Trump rioters storm the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon as lawmakers inside debated the certification of the presidential election.  Mandatory Credit: Jerry Habraken-USA TODAY

Editorial | It’s everyone against fascism, and the fight isn’t over

DI Editorial Board January 8, 2021

It isn’t really a question if the president should be immediately forced from office.  A wave of newspapers, politicians, constitutional experts, and citizens voiced their support for the president’s...

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Letter from the Editor | How we plan to handle election night

Sarah Watson, Executive editor November 1, 2020

Planning election night for a news organization means months of meetings, spreadsheets, and organized chaos to publish and put out accurate information on the night the polls close, and in the days...

From left to right: 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden (Megan Nagorzanski/The Daily Iowan), Iowa Democrat Theresa Greenfield (Jerry Mennenga/Zuma Press/TNS), and former Iowa State Senator Rita Hart (contributed)

The Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Biden, Greenfield, Hart to rebuild America

DI Editorial Board October 19, 2020

Republican control in Washington has taken our current emergencies and turned them into full-scale catastrophes. From COVID-19 to climate change to systemic racism, Iowa and the country need new leadership....

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) speaks about lowering prescription drug prices during the Corridor Business Journal Health Care Summit at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on Feb. 14.

Editorial | Iowa needs a better ruling on Supreme Court vacancy

DI Editorial Board September 23, 2020

It wasn’t too long ago Iowa’s senior senator, Chuck Grassley, said he wouldn’t consider a Supreme Court nominee in the year leading into an election. He should’ve kept to his 2016 words.  Hypocrisy...

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