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The Iowa State Capitol building is seen in Des Moines on April 9, 2019.

Letter to the Editor | Senate File 252 shouldn’t have been signed

May 4, 2021

I’ve struggled to put my finger on why exactly the bill the governor signed on April 30 is so bad. Senate File 252 bans cities from preventing landlords from discriminating against those with Section...

The new University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson addresses reporters in the Levitt Center for University Advancement on April 30, 2021. Wilson becomes the 22nd president for the University of Iowa and was previously the Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of Illinois.

Letter to the Editor | Thank you from the UI Presidential Search Committee

May 3, 2021

Dear Campus Community — As one of the co-chairs of the recently completed University of Iowa Presidential Search process, I would like to publicly thank the 21-member search committee for its...

Letter to the Editor | Let’s celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Letter to the Editor | Let’s celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2, 2021

In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7), the Iowa City Community School District Districtwide Parents’ Organization (DPO) would like to thank each of the amazing teachers,...

The Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City is seen on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Letter to the Editor | Be sure you are registered and vote for Finlayson on June 8

April 29, 2021

I support Scott Finlayson for the June 8 Johnson County Election to fill the 21 months left of Janelle Rettig’s term. Finlayson has the expertise we need for knowing the county. He served four years...

Climate Action Engagement Specialist Sarah Gardner stands outside Iowa City Hall on October 7 2020. Gardner and fellow Climate Change Ambassadors have a primary goal of bringing the issue of climate change to an individual level.

Letter to the Editor | Celebrate Hawkeyes who give back

April 28, 2021

The University of Iowa has a long tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care, and that excellence is fueled by the generosity of generations of Hawkeyes. While it’s easy to...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021.

Letter to the Editor | None of the presidential candidates represent our interests

April 27, 2021

Over the past two weeks, the University of Iowa met the final four candidates for the next president through a series of live forums. What was clear from these forums is that the differences between...

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 | The University of Iowa needs to eliminate carbon emissions by 2030

April 25, 2021

The University of Iowa, like every other institution, small or large, public or private, needs to transition to carbon-free energy by 2030. You might tell me this is too soon, but the truth is that...

A file image of the Corn Plus ethanol plant on May 22, 2015, in Winnebago, Minnesota.

Letter to the Editor | Fuel mandate comes at the expense of Iowans

April 21, 2021

There is a bill in the Iowa Legislature that would increase the cost of gas for me and many other Iowans struggling financially. The governor’s fuel mandate proposal would, effective immediately,...

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...

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