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Guest Opinion: Bohannan nominated as ‘Gun Sense Candidate’

Source: uiowa.edu

April 27, 2020

To the Editor: Congratulations to Democratic State House candidate Christina Bohannan, who has just been awarded the “Gun Sense Candidate” distinction by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The designation is awarded on a nonpartisan basis to candidates for public office who have ...

Guest Opinion: New Unidos LLC set to empower UI Latinx community

Guest Opinion: New Unidos LLC set to empower UI Latinx community

April 23, 2020

Several weeks before the 2016 presidential election, I started at the University of Iowa as a first-generation college student — a start to a new and big chapter in my life. I set my educational goals and acclimated to my classes, but one thing I did not expect to do was learn to deal with anti-...

Guest Opinion: Christina Bohannan for Iowa House district 85

The Iowa Capitol is seen on Jan. 14 during the first day of the Legislative session. (Emily Wangen/The Daily Iowan)

April 20, 2020

When your absentee ballot arrives, please join me in voting for Christina Bohannan for Iowa House district 85. From managing a state House campaign, to serving on the executive and central committees of the Johnson County Democrats, to leading local activist groups, I have been highly involved in lo...

Guest Opinion: Recognizing our University of Iowa graduate and professional students 

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

April 16, 2020

Graduate and professional programs are foundational to the University of Iowa. Having a wide number of quality graduate and professional programs allows for unique collaborations, and teaching opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. A quarter of the student body is enrolled in one o...

Guest Opinion: Iowans, there is hope

UI Hospitals and Clinics CEO Suresh Gunasekaran sits at the University Main Hospital on Dec. 3, 2018.

April 12, 2020

Fellow Iowans, It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the news about the COVID-19 health crisis, especially as cases increase in our state and local communities. While it is unlike anything we’ve seen before, Iowa’s health care workers want you to know there is hope. If you or someone you know get...

Guest Opinion: 2 Asian-American UI medical students weigh in on COVID-19, xenophobia

Guest Opinion: 2 Asian-American UI medical students weigh in on COVID-19, xenophobia

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 has officially landed in Iowa. This new virus has led to misguided panic and an exacerbation in displays of racism. Having done my undergraduate and now medical studies at the University of Iowa, I (Destinee) have seen first-hand how Asians are treated by their peers. An article published in Th...

Guest Opinion: Iowans, we stand with you, UI Hospitals and Clinics CEO writes

UI Hospitals and Clinics CEO Suresh Gunasekaran sits at the University Main Hospital on Dec. 3, 2018.

March 24, 2020

Fellow Iowans,  In these times of facing the pandemic of COVID-19, there is a message that the state’s health-care workers and I wish to share: We stand with you. We’re making sure we have every tool in our toolkit to fight this thing together.  From my vantage point, there is a lot of ...

Guest Opinion: Physicians shouldn’t condescend to those preferring alternative medicine

Guest Opinion: Physicians shouldn't condescend to those preferring alternative medicine

March 11, 2020

The divide between homeopathic and allopathic medicine dates back to the 1800s and, albeit shrinking, is still very much present today. As much as public interest in alternative medicine seems to have grown outside of clinic doors, the irritation and dismissive avoidance of the matter among healt...

Guest Opinion: Immigration detention centers have devastating health impacts on children

Community members partake in an immigration reform rally at the Pentacrest on Oct. 27, 2018. Iowans who have been negatively impacted by immigration shared their stories during the rally.

February 24, 2020

Children are dying at immigration detention centers. More are leaving the detention centers with psychological trauma. With more than 70,000 children apprehended at the border in 2019, it is critical to address the treatment of detained children migrants. Children can be found in three different arms ...

Guest Opinion: Faculty Senate has power to fix catastrophic leave

Associate Professor of Instruction for the Rhetoric Department Megan Knight reads a statement during a protest for sick leave time at the Old Capitol Building on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Faculty Forward would like to establish a sick leave bank for non-tenure track faculty. The University of Iowa’s Catastrophic Leave policy covers two percent of faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, most of the uncovered faculty are non-tenure track.

February 20, 2020

Last semester, months of meetings and back-and-forth between some of my contingent faculty colleagues, members of Faculty Senate, and representatives of the University of Iowa Human Resources department came to a sudden halt when the faculty senators decided to push through a catastrophic sick-leave po...

Guest Opinion: All Democrats should vote for whoever wins the primary

President Trump pauses during a speech at the Iowa GOP’s America First Dinner at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines on June 11, 2019.

February 12, 2020

As a 19-year-old first-year student, this is my first go at a presidential election. That’s not to say I wasn’t politically active as a 16-year-old for the 2016 election, but I wasn’t able to finish the job by casting a ballot. In 2016, I was a huge supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. It is...

Guest Opinion: New catastrophic leave policy for UI faculty is faulty

Associate Professor of Instruction for the Rhetoric Department Megan Knight reads a statement during a protest for sick leave time at the Old Capitol Building on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Faculty Forward would like to establish a sick leave bank for non-tenure track faculty. The University of Iowa’s Catastrophic Leave policy covers two percent of faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, most of the uncovered faculty are non-tenure track.

February 6, 2020

Nobody chooses to get catastrophically ill. It just happens. At a large institution like the University of Iowa, this raises a policy question: What will we do when employees get very sick?  This is a policy question because we can reliably predict that some small but nonzero number of people wil...