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Guest Opinion | No, professor Muller, not all Electoral College objections are the same

The U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Bill Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)
January 7, 2021

On the morning of Jan. 6, hours before assorted right-wingers seized the U.S. Capitol by force, Iowa College of Law Professor Derek T. Muller published a New York Times op-ed titled "Democrats Have...

Guest Opinion | Brooks Jackson: Progress in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19

Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine, speaks to attendees during
December 30, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has come at a steep cost in terms of infections and lives lost, there has been tremendous progress in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this new lethal virus. In...

From Your Campus Mental Health Providers | Things to remember as 2020 draws to a close

The University Counseling Services office is seen in the Old Capital Mall on Monday, February 17, 2020.
December 8, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, your University of Iowa campus mental health providers want to thank you for persevering this semester, given the COVID pandemic, racialized violence, and political tensions...

Letter to the Editor | It’s time to step up

December 7, 2020

The Center for Disease Control’s moratorium on evictions will stop this month, pandemic related unemployment support times out this month, and food assistance is running out, all while temperatures...

The Doctor is In | Reproductive health is student health: Know your options

Woman holds birth control pills, man holds condom.
December 2, 2020

About 45 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended, with the highest rates among 18-24-year-old women, according to a 2016 article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Given this...

Guest Opinion | Online proctoring is garbage

Photo Illustration by Kate Heston
November 30, 2020

Gone are the days of the typical turn-your-caps-backward, phones-in-the-tub in-person testing. Now, instead of TAs pacing the aisles, we may have finally gotten the Big Brother we were promised. If...

Guest opinion | Faculty request transparency and sustainability for TIAA farmland investments

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Brent Gage speaks during the Senate Faculty meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
November 16, 2020

Increasing public recognition of racialized state violence has prompted a firestorm of protest in the U.S. and across the world and calls for anti-racist curricula and pedagogies to be mainstreamed...

Guest Opinion | Originalism and Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in as the Supreme Court associate justice by Justice Clarence Thomas as her husband Jesse Barrett and President Donald Trump look on during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 26, 2020.
November 10, 2020

Since 2017, when then-professor Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, many rightly assumed her to be President Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee....

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: Living to die better

A bouquet of roses is seen at Beno's Flowers and Gifts on February 12, 2019.
November 10, 2020

We are taught in medicine how to treat illness, find cures, and prevent morbidity and mortality. One lesson school forgot to teach us is that we all die. In western culture, it’s not common to talk...

Guest Opinion | Iowa hospitals are experiencing the worst chapter of the pandemic so far

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
November 2, 2020

Fellow Iowans, We are again in danger of losing control of this pandemic in Iowa. Our COVID-19 positivity rates skyrocketed twice before, but this is the first time we have seen rates this high...

Guest Opinion | COGS statement regarding the 2020 election

Members of the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students gather outside the IMU to object against the university's plan to offer in-person classes amid a pandemic on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Inside the IMU, UI administrators hold a press conference discussing plans for the upcoming semester.
November 2, 2020

From the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students, to our campus community: COGS strives to be an organization that represents the interests and voices of all graduate student workers in the University...

Guest Opinion | 2020 is hard – voting doesn’t have to be

The Hawk the Vote website is seen on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.
October 26, 2020

This year has certainly been challenging, in more ways than we can count. Hawk the Vote – the University of Iowa’s nonpartisan student-led initiative to get students registered, educated and turned...

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