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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...

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

March 27, 2017

Walk at your own risk It’s spring, and many students will be walking instead of taking the bus or car. I’ve always been amazed by how students and pedestrians move like cattle going to slaughter, slowly indifferent to vehicles that outweigh them 15 to 20 times. While by law and liability, vehicl...

Letter to the editor: Gender-identity questions

Letter to the editor: Gender-identity questions

March 22, 2017

“S/he who ponders the law will bear fruit in due season.” (Psalm 1: 2-3) If our civil-rights laws mandated that parents and/or guardians of anatomical male or female children must prohibit their child from making a gender identity change until the child reaches the “Age of Self Determination...

Letter to the editor

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition in Des Moines on Sept. 27, 2014.

March 21, 2017

To the editor: I am deeply disturbed by recent comments made by Iowa Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, about how the U.S. should not expect to populate the country with the children of “others.” I fail to see how he could think that such a remark should be uttered under any circumstances. I don’t know...

Letter to editor: Open letter to Bruce Harreld

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld listens to a presentation during a meeting in the Reiman Ballroom of the ISU Alumni Center in Ames on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The Board of Regents will have a full board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23. (The Daily Iowan/Joseph Cress)

March 6, 2017

Dear President Harreld, As adjunct instructors at the University of Iowa, we stand in solidarity with COGS as it attempts to negotiate a fair contract for graduate-student workers. Providing fair compensation and working conditions for graduate-student workers is not only the right thing to do, it...

Letter to Editor: Serving the few, ignoring the many

 Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

February 21, 2017

The collective bargaining legislation that Republicans are intent on enacting disregards the masses of Iowans in toady service to the few. These Republicans like to pose as big friends of business but show their anti-business colors for all in their disregard for the interests of collective bargainers...

Letter to Editor: With women in the lead

Onlookers watch over the railings of the sidewalks as marchers for the Women's March on Washington walk by. (The Daily Iowan/Lily Abromeit)

February 14, 2017

After the Women’s March on Washington, it is obvious that women will be the saviors of American democracy. I, an African-American woman, have heard arguments made by Black Lives Matter women that white feminists disregard black women’s concern. However, white middle/working-class lives have not mattered...

Letter to Editor: Faculty support grad students

The sun rises behind the Old Capitol in Iowa City on Friday, April 10, 2015. Rand Paul was in town to drum up support after announcing his intention to run for president earlier this week.. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

February 13, 2017

We, the undersigned faculty members of the University of Iowa, offer our full support for the graduate-student employees of the University of Iowa and their representatives in COGS. Graduate students are an essential part of the university community and play a crucial role in fulfilling the university’s...

Letter to editor: Unhappy with march coverage

The crowd started to disperse around 4:30pm but many kept marching past what was supposed to be the end of the march. (The Daily Iowan/Lily Abromeit)

January 26, 2017

To the Editor of the DI (Lily Abromeit, respectively) Not only did I attend the Women’s March on Washington, also I listened to hours of videotape and coverage the following day to fully comprehend the speeches I could not hear.  I was one of more than 500,000 women, families, peoples of all color...

Letter to editor: FOOD FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Fresh produce sits out at the Farmer's Market on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. A new study from the UI shows that the number of farmer's markets has gone up and more people are buying their food locally.

December 2, 2016

The University of Iowa Community Credit Union and the Crisis Center of Johnson County are teaming up to raise funds for the Crisis Center’s Food Bank. As the holidays, cold weather, and end of the year approach, families’ budgets are stretched thinner and the need for Food Bank services grows. In orde...

Letter to editor: Time to work together

November 16, 2016

In Donald J. Trump’s Election Night acceptance speech he said, “It is time to bind the wounds of division.” Let’s start with Congress. Democrats remember the edict from Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on the evening of Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration to make Obama a one-term president by obstructin...