The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

From left; Iowa City High School seniors Vivian Shields, Penelope Wilmoth, and Kalea Seaton listen to a speaker during a walkout for Iowa gun reform in Iowa City on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Following the first mass shooting of 2024 at Perry High School on Jan. 4, high school students across Iowa walked out of school in solidarity with the community of Perry. Over a hundred students from various Iowa City schools started outside of Iowa City High School and walked downtown to the Old Capitol on the Pentacrest.

Letter to the Editor | Children in Iowa schools deserve more protection

January 16, 2024

As a member of the Iowa City community since 1973, I remember vividly the horror and shock that permeated the city in 1991 when it was reported that a physics grad student had gone on a shooting rampage...

Councilor Megan Alter is pictured at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall on Monday, June 6, 2022.

Letter to the Editor | Iowa City will not tolerate hate

November 14, 2023

My name is Megan Alter; I am the Mayor pro tempore of Iowa City. Over the past two City Council meetings, the public has been exposed to hate speech by cowards who feel emboldened by speaking through...

Andrew Dunn speaks about discrimination against district 8 tenants during the Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2023.

Letter to the Editor | The way Iowa City elects City Councilors is broken — Here’s how we fix it

November 14, 2023

Confusion has long been a staple of Iowa City’s local elections. The Iowa City Council has two types of councilors, all elected to four-year terms. First, we have four at-large councilors that the entire...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague speaks to the crowd during ‘Downtown at Sundown’ for a Juneteenth celebration in Iowa City on Friday, June 17, 2022.

Letter to the Editor | Who IC Mayor Teague supports for council and why not Laura Bergus

November 6, 2023

The Iowa City Council Election is on Tuesday, and I encourage everyone to vote. After careful consideration, I’ve decided to share who I am voting for and why. -Councilor Pauline Taylor (District...

Two girls from Delta Delta Delta celebrate at the University of Iowa’s Bid Day in Hubbard Park in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. The potential new members accepted their bids.

Letter to the Editor | There’s more to the story of the Greek Life system

Kristin Wing October 30, 2023

In response to Jordan Coates’ opinion “Greek Life is beyond fixing and should be abolished.” Yes, we do have challenges and issues as do university sports teams, marching bands, and other student...

Letter To Editor | On Israel, context is key

Letter To Editor | On Israel, context is key

Will Silverstein October 30, 2023

As a Jewish Daily Iowan alum, I am concerned that none of the stories on the Israel-Hamas War have included the positions of Pro-Israel Jews on campus. I was even more concerned you let a certain opinion...

Iowa City Council member Pauline Taylor listens to the election results during a primary election watch party at Sanctuary in Iowa City on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023. Taylor received 159 votes.

Letter to the Editor | Iowa City City Council candidate Pauline Taylor listens

October 16, 2023

I am writing to express my support for Pauline Taylor for re-election to Iowa City Council. Pauline is currently serving her second term in District A. During her tenure the council has made significant...

Board members for the Iowa City Community School District listen to speakers during a meeting at the professional development center on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023.

Letter to the Editor | Mitch Lingo makes his case to voters ahead of the school board elections

October 15, 2023

I’m Mitch Lingo and I am running for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) School Board. On Nov. 7, you will have the opportunity to fill four seats on the board. I urge you to learn about...

The Iowa City Community School District sign in Iowa City is seen on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

Letter to the Editor | Abraham, Lingo, Eastham, and Williams are the best IC school board candidates

October 15, 2023

On Nov. 7, you get to vote for four candidates to sit on the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) School Board. As a departing board member, I take this vote seriously. Only four of the seven...

Prateek Raikwar carries food pantry donations in to the University of Iowa Food Pantry while restocking food Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Letter to the Editor | Rival Against Hunger

September 13, 2023

“Beat State Week” brought a victory on the football field, as well as triumph in support of food security. The University of Iowa bested Iowa State in the annual Rival Against Hunger Food Drive,...

OPN Architects project architect Josh Moe speaks at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Letter to the Editor | Josh Moe is the right pick for Iowa City Council

August 29, 2023

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Josh Moe for the Iowa City Council. I have had the privilege of working with Josh on the board of a local non-profit agency and have come to know and have...

A parade participant walks with a sign saying “This is 4 you” during the Iowa City Pride Parade in Iowa City on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The Revaux family’s close friends, Lauren Magnani, 39, and Tomeka Magnani, 32, who have a daughter Addie’s age, also emphasized how important the exposure of the LGBTQ community is for young children. When Lauren was younger, she did not get to see different types of families or people. “Its just really good because then [children] feel like theyre just as valid as any other person or family,” she said.

Letter to the Editor | Future teachers support LGBTQ+ students right to exist in school

May 4, 2023

As Senate File 496 makes its way to be signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Aspiring Educators at Iowa stand in deep opposition to the bill. As pre-service teachers, we’re training at one of the best Colleges...

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