The Daily Iowan

Guest Opinion: Iowa faculty deserve a sick leave bank

Icicles form on the Old Capitol on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

April 14, 2019

We are faculty in the Department of Rhetoric writing to draw attention to serious flaws in the university’s current catastrophic medical-leave policy. The problems are highlighted by the situation currently faced by one of our colleagues, a lecturer in rhetoric who was diagnosed with an advanced c...

Guest Opinion: UI leaders share message about public-private partnership

Icicles form on the Old Capitol on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

April 10, 2019

We would like to thank the University of Iowa community for its active and engaged participation surrounding the exploration of a potential public/private partnership (P3) for our utility system. Robust dialogue is necessary to ensure that the university pursues an appropriate strategic direction for the ca...

Guest Opinion: A once-in-a-lifetime learning experience

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, stands on stage at the Second Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. He serves as the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

April 8, 2019

As you prepare for finals and look ahead to summer jobs, don’t miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Have you ever considered working on Capitol Hill? My U.S. Senate office offers internship opportunities that will give you hands-on work experience in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment....

Guest Opinion: What the Odyssey teaches us about good undergraduate research mentoring

The Old Capitol is seen on Nov. 25, 2018.

April 7, 2019

Well, it’s that time of year — job- and internship-hunting season. Students seek out letters of recommendation from current and past professors and research mentors. Some students participate in summer-research programs while others serve in a faculty mentor’s or department’s lab. The skills...

Guest Opinion: Apply to be a UISG executive

UISG members listen during the UISG meeting in the Blackbox theater in the IMU on March 26, 2019. UISG discussed funding for Walk It Out, one of the biggest multicultural student organizations on campus, as it relates to the remaining funds UISG has.

April 7, 2019

Over my three years at the University of Iowa, I’ve had the privilege of serving two years in UI Student Government’s Executive Branch as director of Student Services and then Cabinet director. Over that time, I’ve had the chance to work with some of the most capable and passionate student leaders...

Guest Opinion: Celebrate the power of giving

One of the

April 3, 2019

Each year, thousands of University of Iowa alums and friends give back to Iowa, and their donations help make our university a remarkable home for creativity, discovery, and innovation. As president of the UI Center for Advancement, I have the privilege of helping connect UI donors with their passions. A...

Guest Opinion: A community effort for a community space

April 2, 2019

I have loved the University of Iowa since 2004, when I visited campus to attend a professional conference. As I walked across the Pentacrest and around downtown Iowa City on a beautiful autumn day, I saw creativity everywhere — in the museums and the libraries, along tree-lined walks, and in books...

Guest Opinion: Vote for Inspire UI this week

Madhuri Belkale (left) and Alexia Sanchez announce their vice presidential and presidential candidacy for UISG at Melk on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The pair are running on the Inspire UI ticket.

April 1, 2019

To the University of Iowa student body: The University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) exists to represent and serve the undergraduate student body at the University of Iowa and advocate on behalf of our nearly 24,000 peers. Members of UISG are elected to offer input on issues that matter to studen...

Guest Opinion: Paving a road for experiential learning

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April 1, 2019

As I write this, I am on a bus with 53 Iowa students heading toward Memphis to begin a three-day field trip involving career exploration, networking, facility tours, and meetings with sports-industry executives. I have led more than a dozen field trips such as this during my eight years as a faculty me...

Guest Opinion: Giving back changes lives

Dancers celebrate reaching $2,960,403.25 during Dance Marathon 25 at the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

April 1, 2019

A desire to change lives. This is an internal motivation that has driven me for several years but flourished through my involvement with the University of Iowa Dance Marathon. The student-led organization operates with the mission of creating and sustaining special projects for pediatric oncology and bon...

Guest Opinion: The ‘What if?’ power of Phil

UI President Bruce Harreld speaks at the Chief Diversity Office’s 2019 Update on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the IMU on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

March 31, 2019

As students at the University of Iowa, you are on a path of transformation and change every day. You are learning new ideas, growing from new experiences, and working toward goals that a college education will fulfill for a successful life. Our faculty and staff are also working toward change every da...

Guest Opinion: Phil creates lasting mentorships and memories

March 31, 2019

When I moved onto campus nearly four years ago, I never imagined that I’d thank Phil for providing me with my most treasured collegiate memory. Honestly, I didn’t even know what Phil stood for at the time, let alone why it was so important. Now, however, after traveling across the country to represent Iowa a...