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  • Grissel: Yiannopoulos can’t learn

    - Feb 22, 2017
    Hanna Grissel hanna-grissel@uiowa.edu In the past few days, much of the internet has watched the downfall of the alt-right’s inflammatory, white supremacist frontman Milo Yiannopoulos after he was outed for what is apparently the only depraved...
  • Wiegel: HF 291 will hurt grad students

    - Feb 22, 2017
    By Zach Weigel zachary-weigel@uiowa.edu HF 291, better known as the collective-bargaining bill, was signed into law Feb. 17 by Gov. Terry Branstad after being fast-tracked through the Republican controlled State Legislature. Unless you are one of...
  • Rosario: Free press makes America great

    - Feb 21, 2017
    By Isabella Rosario isabella-rosario@uiowa.edu On  Feb. 17, President Trump tweeted, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing  @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”  And even Republicans aren’t...
  • Elliot: Driverless is all the rage

    - Feb 20, 2017
    By Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com So I heard, through my sources, that Iowa City will become a site for testing driverless cars. And I just had to laugh. As any local pedestrian can tell you, Iowa City...
  • Custardo: Protect the Environmental Protect Agency

    - Feb 20, 2017
    By KATRINA CUSTARDO katrina-custardo@uiowa.edu The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has just introduced a new bill attacking the EPA. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced the measure on Feb. 3; the goal of HR 861 simply says, “To...
  • Dugan: Cuts in funding not undergrads’ responsibility

    - Feb 20, 2017
    by JACK DUGAN jack.jr.dugan@uiowa.edu Ever since Gov. Terry Branstad made the announcement that Iowa’s public higher-education institutions will receive another loss in state funding, this time slated at a staggering $24 million, Iowa’s three public universities...
  • Williams: Anti-collective bargaining a disgrace

    - Feb 17, 2017
    By Dan Williams dan.willia@yahoo.com Neoliberalism, like identity politics, has become one of the buzzwords people use to try to explain the bizarre state of affairs that is today’s world. Visiting author Junot Díaz used the word...
  • Townsend: Make politics welcome in the classroom

    - Feb 17, 2017
    By Laura Townsend Laura-Townsend@uiowa.edu Politics should be welcome in the classroom. It can often feel overwhelming (and even impossible) to stay on top of the rapidity of news coming from the White House and beyond. Classroom...
  • Rosario: Black artists deserve better

    - Feb 15, 2017
    By Isabella Rosario isabella-rosario@uiowa.edu At her post-Grammy press session, Adele echoed many viewers’ thoughts when she asked, “What the f— does she have to do to win Album of the Year?” The Grammy-winning British soul singer...
  • Armstrong: Planned Parenthood deserves a promotion

    - Feb 15, 2017
    By Dot Armstrong dorothy-armstrong@uiowa.edu Last week saw the inaugural meeting of the Student Advocates for Planned Parenthood, birthed by University of Iowa sophomores Adelaide Zwick and Gina Mostafa. The group members described themselves on their Facebook...

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