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  • Williams: Behavioral science and the government

    - Jun 13, 2017
    By Dan Williams dan.willia@yahoo.com When President Trump took office nearly five months ago, he disbanded the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, which was created by President Barack Obama in September 2015. During its existence, the team’s...
  • Elliot: Gravitus floats away, thinly

    - Jun 13, 2017
    By Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com While you were gone, nothing much happened. Oh, some more Arctic ice melted. Oh, well, who cares about polar bears? Until they come here, seeking cooler weather. Um. And another slab of...
  • Trump’s learning curve

    - Jun 12, 2017
    Zach Weigel zachary-weigel@uiowa.edu Being a leader is difficult. You must find a way to get your message across and to persuade others that your vision is worthy. And given that the American president is conventionally esteemed...
  • Townsend: Be an activist this summer

    - May 11, 2017
    By Laura Townsend  laura-townsend@uiowa.edu  The beginning of this semester coincided with the inauguration of Donald Trump. The semester looked bleak to much of the student body. It soon became nearly impossible to turn on the news,...
  • Williams: What’s in a swastika?

    - May 11, 2017
    By Dan William  dan.willia@yahoo.com On May 5, the same day I published an article arguing that the alt-right advertisement found in the Main Library should not cause us undue worry, a university-wide email was sent out...
  • Coltrain: Here are the real issues with TrumpCare

    - May 11, 2017
    By Travis Coltrain travis-coltrain@uiowa.edu Recently, the American Health Care Act, the new GOP replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, was narrowly approved by the House of Representatives. Following this, many critics of the Trump administration...
  • Smith: Work-study jobs don’t prepare people for the real world

    - May 11, 2017
    By Wylliam Smith  wylliam-smith@uiowa.edu  At its very core, the whole college experience is a preparation process. College is meant to prepare you for the “real world,” or wherever you end up after school. College is meant...
  • Lane: Empathy needed, now more than ever

    - May 10, 2017
    By Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu Last week, the House passed the American Health Care Act with a slim four-vote margin. The bill would largely repeal and replace ObamaCare. What’s worse, the House approval exemplifies a staggering lack...
  • Wiegel: Life lessons of the college years, after all

    - May 10, 2017
    By Zach Weigel zachary-weigel@uiowa.edu It’s hard to believe that in two short days I’ll graduate from college. I vividly remember walking into Hillcrest Residence Hall for the first time astonished to learn that more than 800...
  • Pope: Church and state need a divorce in the U.S.

    - May 10, 2017
    By Mars Thera Pope thera-pope@uiowa.edu Trump fulfilled another promise to his supporters from the campaign season by signing yet another executive order giving the church more leeway when it comes to being involved in politics. The...

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