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Letter to Editor: Trapped at Hancher

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May 1, 2017

How did Hancher ever pass the Iowa City fire codes and American Disability Act codes? On the evening of April 29, thousands of guests were trapped on all floor levels of Hancher when the only two guest elevators malfunctioned. Guests were directed to use the one and only service elevator and were...

Letter to Editor: Next UI VP for Student Life Must Make Sexual Violence a Top Priority

The University of Iowa Campus looking west from Old Capitol and the Pentacrest.

May 1, 2017

With the upcoming retirement of UI Vice President for Student Life Tom Rocklin, there is an opportunity for new leadership on the issue of sexual violence. Any candidate who is considered for the job must see eradicating sexual violence as a pressing campus issue. Rates of sexual assault on college campus...

Letter to editor: Is student housing affordable in Iowa City?

UI junior Olivia Loechner and freshman Sydney McMurray sit in a UI dorm lounge they share with three other women on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. An overflow of students stay in residence-hall lounges converted into housing spaces until permanent accommodations can be made. (The Daily Iowan/Carly Matthew)

April 24, 2017

As students, we know that housing costs can be just as expensive as tuition. Yet all too often, living expenses are left completely out of the conversation regarding higher-education affordability. Addressing this concern has been a student-government priority all year. In fact, the University of Iowa...

Letter to editor: Striving for results

Letter to editor: Striving for results

April 17, 2017

Thank you for your article “Activist fights against HIV/AIDS.” I am an advocate with RESULTS and helped organize Maurine’s visit to Iowa City. I chose to volunteer with RESULTS because I am a strong believer in RESULTS’ mission: that with the right legislative action and support, we have the...

Letter to editor: Appealing a no-contact order

Letter to editor: Appealing a no-contact order

April 17, 2017

On March 17, Donna Holman submitted an appeal brief to the U.S. Supreme Court. She is appealing an unjust no-contact order issued after her bogus arrest at the Iowa City Planned Parenthood on Nov. 1, 2006. The no-contact order was extended without a hearing in 2011 and extended again without a hearing...

Letter to editor: Congratulations, Bill, with feeling

Letter to editor: Congratulations, Bill, with feeling

April 13, 2017

I would like to congratulate Bill Casey on his retirement from The Daily Iowan. I know that Bill has put his heart and soul into the Daily Iowan for more than 40 years and his efforts helped create a well-respected, high quality daily paper during his tenure. Bill gave me my first job at the Univer...

Letter to editor: Walk for Dignity raises awareness of end-of-life issues

Contributed photo via @IowaCityHospice Facebook Page

April 13, 2017

On April 23 at 1 p.m., supporters of Iowa City Hospice will gather at Willow Creek Park for the annual Walk for Dignity. Iowa City Hospice is a community-based, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide end-of-life services and grief support to anyone affected by a terminal illness, regardless...

Letter to editor: Before the Flood

Letter to editor: Before the Flood

April 13, 2017

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon stated that “Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate challenge presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.” One...

Letter to editor: Saving the already born

Letter to editor: Saving the already born

April 11, 2017

Planned Parenthood provides more than just abortion services; abortions only account for 3 percent of the services it provides. Eighty percent of its patients receive services to prevent unwanted pregnancy, and it prevents 579,000 unwanted pregnancies per year. If Senate File 2 passes in Iowa Legislature,...

Letter to editor: A visit, and words, to remember

Letter to editor: A visit, and words, to remember

April 6, 2017

Eighth-grade students at North Central Junior High were privileged to meet and hear from authors Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat on March 30. Through support from the University of Iowa Alumni Association, we were able to put the book Survivors Club in our students’ hands and the au...

Guest Column

Students walk down the T. Anne Cleary Walkway in-between classes on December 2, 2015 at the university of Iowa. (Daily Iowan/Karley Finkel)

April 3, 2017

Dear UI community, Our names are Jacob Simpson and Lilián Sánchez, and we are excited to launch Bridge UI, our campaign for president and vice president of the University of Iowa Student Government. Joining us in the effort are 34 students running for membership in the Student Senate. Over the next...

Letter to editor: Hancher a ‘costly disappointment’

Individuals roam the stage and balcony at the Hancher Auditorium ribbon cutting ceremony and open tour in Iowa City, Iowa on Friday September 9th, 2016. The new Hancher Auditorium is finally open after years of construction and will have its first show on September 24th.  (The Daily Iowan/Anthony Vazquez)

March 29, 2017

The quality of artists contracted to perform at Hancher is awesome. The acoustics, even in the upper most balcony in the last row, are exceptionally audible. The seating is comfortable and roomy. However, the exterior south entrance looks like a “Jaws Attack,” especially at night. The exterior...