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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Senior column | Growing out of the quiet

Parker Jones, Managing Editor May 7, 2024

Before coming to college, I was too scared to make a phone call to my dentist, let alone interview a stranger in person. Now, I get to help lead one of the most impressive student publications in the...

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Senior column | A journey worth 1,000 words

Ayrton Breckenridge, Managing Visuals Editor May 7, 2024

Starting my freshman year during a pandemic is something I can easily say I never want to relive. As I was trying to figure out a lot of new things alone in college, I was filled with a lot of uncertainty....

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Senior column | I’ll be listening to ‘Country Roads’

Sabine Martin, Executive Editor May 7, 2024

I heard at a journalism conference this year that some executive editors leave their post feeling bitter and unsatisfied. Being the executive editor of The Daily Iowan this year didn’t leave me...

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Senior column | Journalism taught me to embrace not being in control

Kathleen Zeivel, News Reporter May 7, 2024

When I first came to college and people asked me why I wanted to be a writer, I’d tell them about how much I loved writing for my high school’s yearbook. I never realized how much writing would...

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Senior column | What makes The Daily Iowan special to me

Giovanni Livatino, DITV Tech Staff May 7, 2024

As someone late to the party joining The Daily Iowan during my senior year, DITV has been one of the most enjoyable things I have participated in on campus. The amount I have been able to take away...


Opinion | E-bike and E-scooter commuting need more safety oversight

Alex Belzer May 1, 2024

Electric bikes and scooters might be all the rage for commuters, but their dramatic rise to popularity on college campuses is accompanied by significant safety concerns. E-travel has burst onto...

The inside of the gold dome is seen during the first day of the 2024 Iowa legislative session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. The Republicans have 34 seats in the senate and the Democrats have 16 seats.

Opinion | The anti-abortion rights video “Meet Baby Olivia” is an inaccurate form of educating young kids

Natalie Nye, Opinions Columnist April 30, 2024

Iowa schools should not show their young students’ anti-abortion rights propaganda. Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate moved a bill forward on March 18, House File 2617, that would require K-12...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark walks onto the court during a NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, April 7, 2024. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

Opinion | 50 years after Title IX Black women athletes are still being policed by the public

Jordan Coates, Opinions Columnist April 30, 2024

Women’s basketball has recently gained a massive amount of attention and recognition. Despite this, a double standard still exists when evaluating and comparing the performance of female athletes. This...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark celebrates after a basketball game between No. 2 Iowa and No. 5 Nebraska at the TIAA Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, March 10, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers, 94-89.

Editorial | Women’s basketball players deserve better

DI Editorial Board April 30, 2024

As students of the University of Iowa, we have had a front-row seat to the explosive growth of women’s basketball this year. No longer is Iowa known just for pigs and corn — Caitlin Clark and the...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds talks with supporters after the 2023 Thanksgiving Family Forum hosted by The FAMiLY Leader, an organization dedicated to advancing the role of religious values in government, at the Marriott hotel in downtown Des Moines on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. Ramaswamy sat with his son, who ran onto the stage earlier in the event. The event began at 3:30 p.m. with a round table discussion, and was followed by meet-and-greet events with each of the candidates, which included Vivek Ramaswamy, Ron DeSantis, and Nikki Haley.

Opinion | Reynolds chooses quality over quantity

Aaron El-Kerdani, Opinions Columnist April 29, 2024

Reynolds is bold. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill on April 3 that would repeal the requirements stipulating that Iowa’s Boards and Commissions hire an equal number of men and women. The state’s...

Opinion | DEI is a vital part of medical education

Opinion | DEI is a vital part of medical education

Alex Belzer, Opinions Columnist April 25, 2024

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the medical field are under attack, including in Iowa. Last month, Rep. Greg Murphy, R-North Carolina, introduced the Embracing Anti-Discrimination, Unbiased...

The Iowa State Capitol is seen in Des Moines on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024.

Opinion | History education must be protected from Iowa Republicans

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist April 23, 2024

Knowledge of history is invaluable, and Iowa Republicans are trying to rip it away from students. The Iowa House and Senate approved a bill, House File 2545, on April 17 that would require new topics...