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Letter to the Editor | The UI budget has gone to the dogs

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

July 2, 2020

The University of Iowa’s response to pandemic-related budget cuts places the fiscal tail in charge of wagging the educational dog. Though cuts are necessary, university administrators seem determined to make them without regard to the quality of the overall educational program; some are in direc...

Letter to the Editor | Reinstate Dr. Heckner

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

June 28, 2020

I understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the University of Iowa. However, I am shocked and distraught by the way the university handled the firing of some its lecturers, especially those that I believe are essential to providing education regarding the Holocaust, genoc...

Letter to the Editor: Mapping diversity of autism key to understanding

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

May 26, 2020

As the Iowa principal investigator for SPARK, UI associate professor of psychiatry, and board member of the Autism Society of Iowa, I have had a front row seat to the community response as we have conducted this study of autism in Iowa over the past three years. Thousands of Iowans have joined hundreds of tho...

Letter to the Editor: UI emeritus professor responds to state auditor’s report

The Old Capitol is seen on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

March 22, 2020

On March 5, The Daily Iowan published an article about me entitled “Emeritus psychiatry professor and former UIHC employee under investigation” (Editor’s note: the headline has since been corrected to “Emeritus psychiatry professor and former UIHC employee investigated”). I submit this lett...

Letter to the Editor: Working out the UISG budgeting process

The Old Capital from the roof of UIHC in Iowa City, Iowa on March 25, 2019.

February 13, 2020

As the Finance Committee chair for University of Iowa Student Government, I feel a responsibility to clarify some inaccuracies in a Daily Iowan article, “UISG decrease in contingency funds limits student organization funding,” and how it described UISG’s funding process. Before doing that, I...

Letter to the Editor: Shared governance’s compliance with P3 isn’t the same as approval

The Old Capitol is seen on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

January 23, 2020

I’m writing in response to the self-congratulatory claims quoted in the Daily Iowan article of Dec. 11, “Four UI shared-governance branches back public/private partnership.” This article appears to be part of a public-relations strategy by the university administration to respond to (legitimate and un...

Letter to the Editor: Further support for students who stutter

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

November 13, 2019

It was a breath of fresh air to read your article "UI aims to support students who stutter with diversity, equity and inclusion" about the good work being done at Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic as well as the formation of a chapter of the National Stuttering Association in Iowa City. Th...

Letter to the Editor: America needs Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, speaks at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, IA on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

October 24, 2019

We need a public health-care system that takes power out of the hands of corporations and puts it back in the hands of the people. We need structural change that rebalances power.  We need Medicare for All because the U.S. ranks poorly among developed nations for the percentage of people witho...

Letter to the Editor: UISG president on recent online harassment

UISG President Hira Mustafa speaks in an interview with The Daily Iowan in Adler Journalism Building on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

June 15, 2018

To the University of Iowa Student Body, In light of the recent experiences with sexual misconduct brought to light on social media regarding a University of Iowa student, I want to first and foremost say to the victims and survivors that I believe you. It takes overwhelming amounts of courage to speak u...

Letter to the Editor: John Norris for Iowa Governor

Letter to the Editor: John Norris for Iowa Governor

May 1, 2018

According to his campaign website, John Norris plans to end the privatization of Medicaid and promote policies that support family farms. Iowa is in trouble. Recent conservative control is threatening Iowa values through mismanagement of health care, declining support for public education, disregard for Iowa...

Letter to the Editor: Senator, Representatives in Des Moines support Pat Heiden

Letter to the Editor: Senator, Representatives in Des Moines support Pat Heiden

May 1, 2018

Pat Heiden says she will prioritize listening to residents in Johnson County’s cities and farms. We are writing in support of Pat Heiden for Johnson County supervisor. While we are in Des Moines representing our neighbors in the Iowa Legislature, we grapple every day with the challenges facing Iowan...

Letters to the Editor: Support for Pat Heiden, Zach Wahls

Letters to the Editor: Support for Pat Heiden, Zach Wahls

April 30, 2018

The primary election will take place June 5 for both the Johnson County Board of Supervisors race and Senate District 37. Pat Heiden All voters in Johnson County should participate in the upcoming primary for the Board of Supervisors. Voting begins early on May 7 and ends on Election Day, June 5. The su...