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United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits with picketers on strike outside of Deere & Co., makers of John Deere products, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Ankeny.

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Guest Opinion | Why UI students should care about #Striketober

October 21, 2021

Right now, tens of thousands of working people across America are on strike (or close to it). Every day, people from coast to coast have had enough of poor treatment, too little pay, and unsafe conditions. Although...

Guest Opinion | Vengeance isn’t healing

Guest Opinion | Vengeance isn’t healing

October 7, 2021

The man who raped me has been arrested, over a year after the warrant was issued, on a probation violation. I wasn’t even notified. I only know because a family friend saw in the court docket that...

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: You belong here: navigating higher education and mental illness

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: You belong here: navigating higher education and mental illness

October 3, 2021

Enrolling in college or graduate school is the first step toward a lifetime of continued education, research, and/or service. However, the experience poses many challenges regarding time management,...

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

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: Notice the red flags for suicide on campus

September 26, 2021

Talking about suicide and its impact is often taboo. However, its occurrence is all too common to go undiscussed. To prevent suicide and help people suffering with suicidal ideation, we need to better...

Two students walking in the Seaman Center on Aug. 23, 2021. Per the state Board of Regents COVID-19 mask policy, students have the option to wear a mask.

Guest Opinion | UI COVID-19 policies aren’t equitable

September 21, 2021

I’m a faculty member at the University of Iowa. Although I did my undergraduate studies elsewhere, I regularly envision my younger self as a current student. Would I find this reading interesting?...

The University of Iowa Marching Band’s old practice field is seen on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

Guest Opinion | Former Hawkeye Marching Band field should remain undeveloped

September 8, 2021

The University of Iowa provides many of us with a source of culture and an ongoing mission for education, research, and health care. This benefits the general population of Iowa City and surrounding...

Tooth extraction concept with an array of stainless steel dental tools and a mask with the extracted tooth clasped in the pincers and reflected in the mirror

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: Resources for accessible and affordable dental care

August 31, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have cited that about 50 percent of adults aged 18–64 with private health insurance have dental care. This means that about 100 million Americans currently...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seen at a public forum for the 2020 fiscal year budget at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday February 27 2019.

Guest Opinion | Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting harmed the community

August 30, 2021

We the people have some reflections about the informal meeting of the Johnson County board of supervisors on Aug. 19, where Johnson County sheriff Brad Kunkel requested funds to purchase a Lenco BearCat. From...

Woman holding and applying suntan lotion on a beach.

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is In: How you can stay safe in the sun all year-round

August 29, 2021

Although the summer days are drawing to a close, our concern for sun safety and protection shouldn’t end. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S. In fact, one in five Americans...

City Council candidate Janice Weiner answers questions during an interview with The Daily Iowan in the Adler Journalism Building on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Weiner is running against Megan Alter and Laura Bergus for two at-large city council seats.

Guest Opinion | UI students must be responsible to protect the Iowa City community

August 24, 2021

Welcome to our community — the one you’ll be sharing with us for as long as you are at the University of Iowa. I expect you hoped things would be back to “normal” this fall. But I don’t...

Demonstrators marched from the Iowa City Catholic Worker House to Mercer Park Wednesday afternoon.

Guest Opinion | Johnson County General Assistance program enables structural racism

August 23, 2021

Essential immigrant workers in Johnson County make our way of life possible. They grow and prepare the food we eat, manufacture the goods we own, build and clean the homes we live in, care for our...

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson speaks with media during a press conference at the Old Capitol in downtown Iowa City on Monday, Aug. 16.

Guest Opinion | Barbara Wilson is wrong; this is a political issue

August 22, 2021

“This isn’t a political issue. It’s a health issue,” University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson said at a COVID-19 media briefing on Aug. 16. This comes a few weeks after the Centers for Disease...

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