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University of Iowa Environmental Coalition members and 100 Grannies members protest on the Pentacrest on Friday, April 16, 2021, over the use of pesticides. The groups listed all the pesticides used on campus along with their health and environmental effects.

Letter to the Editor | Protecting our waters statewide

April 19, 2021

What happens when the state abdicates its responsibility to protect our waterways upon which we depend for safe-drinking water?  We make the national news, but not the kind of news that makes you...

An Iowa Hawk Shop student employee places a sweatshirt on a display on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

Letter to the Editor | Follett is going to hurt the Hawk Shop

April 18, 2021

Once Follett takes over the operation of the bookstore, it will alter conditions to whatever extent necessary to maximize their profits. When Fresno State University transitioned to a Follett run...

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Letter to the Editor | UI Instructors must use the second instructional break efficiently

April 1, 2021

One day recently, I logged into my Zoom classroom, greeted by a slow trickle of exhausted faces. For 12 months, students have logged into screen after screen, engaging in ICON modules and Zoom breakout...

Cows are seen at the Blomme family farm in Ladora, Iowa on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. The farm, which produces corn, soybeans, pork, and beef, has been in the family for over 80 years. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Letter to the Editor | Outlawing compassion

March 15, 2021

Do you care about animals? Most people do, but apparently many members of the Iowa legislature don’t. They are trying to pass laws to prevent communities from protecting animals. One bill is SF...

Gov. Kim Reynolds listens during a conference at the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. The new crisis center is a collaborative project between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and community partners, and focuses on providing mental health and substance use care. It will have a soft opening on Monday.

Letter to the Editor | Gov. Kim Reynolds is enabling voter suppression

March 11, 2021

The unfortunate celebration of International Women’s Day this week was met with a major and insulting blow to one woman in particular, Susan B. Anthony. This amazing woman risked her life to demonstrate...

Dance marathon Morale Captains dance alone in the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, February 27th, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the annual charity event which normally packs the entire building, has been converted to a digital live stream leaving the Iowa Memorial Union nearly empty.

Letter to the Editor | A thank you note to Dance Marathon

March 4, 2021

This past weekend, University of Iowa Dance Marathon students hosted a virtual Big Event to celebrate their year-long effort to raise money for pediatric cancer patients at University of Iowa Stead...

Democratic nominee Rita Hart speaks during Iowa’s Second Congressional District debate on Oct. 8. She is going up against Republican nominee Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

Letter to the Editor | The 22 votes should be counted

January 27, 2021

The Federal Contested Election Act of 1969 is the statutory basis, designed by the Congress, to resolve election disputes like the one between Rita Hart and Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Iowa's 2nd Congressional...

Letter to the Editor | How we should move forward

Letter to the Editor | How we should move forward

January 25, 2021

No matter what we look like or who we vote for, most of us believe our elected leaders have a duty to uphold our democracy and govern in our interests. Any elected official who lies to the American...

Iowa City Transit bus as seen on Sept. 21.

Letter to the Editor | Iowa City needs late night and Sunday transportation services

October 26, 2020

This past month, the Iowa City City Council reviewed recommendations to improve the city’s transit system known as the Preferred Alternative Scenario. These recommendations were constrained to Iowa...

Iowa Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Muscatine, speaks at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020. The House convened and leaders in the Iowa House of Representatives gave opening remarks to preview their priorities for the 2020 session.

Letter to the Editor | Bobby Kaufmann: Not as advertised

October 13, 2020

About five years ago, I answered an ad in the Rural Electric Coop Newsletter for someone to clean up scrap metal on my farm. The person I called turned out to be Bobby Kaufmann. He assured me that,...

Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek speaks during a meeting of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee in the Johnson County Administration Building in Iowa City, Iowa on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Letter to the Editor | Pulkrabek is the health-care candidate

October 8, 2020

As a nurse, I am a health-care voter. That is why I am voting for Lonny Pulkrabek to represent me and my family in the Iowa state house. I am alarmed by the Republican effort to have the Supreme...

Then-Iowa diving coach Bob Rydze watches as athletes dive into the pool at the Iowa Recreation and Wellness Center on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.

Letter to the Editor | Thoughts of a past coach

September 20, 2020

In the summer of 1975 I was hired by Bump Elliott and the new swim coach Glen Patton as the head diving coach at the University of Iowa. Little did I know that I would be retiring after 37 years in...

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