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  • Sarah Palin as a regent

    - Sep 15, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com More from the Department of Geography (which no longer exists at the UI, which is why it’s so hard to find) recurring seminar “Where in the World is Iowa City?”: Apparently, Iowa City,...
  • Harreld backlash shows no signs of stopping

    - Sep 14, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu New University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld’s appointment has been met with much resistance from faculty, students, and community members, and with good reason. Recently, a petition on Change.org was started by UI...
  • National Geographic’s integrity in jeopardy

    - Sep 14, 2015
    Three years ago, I purchased a subscription to National Geographic, thus becoming a member of National Geographic Society. My first issue was the photography issue from that year, with the cover being the famously haunting yet...
  • An open letter to Bruce Harreld

    - Sep 11, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu Dear Mr. Harreld, I want to apologize. I want to apologize for the behavior of the select few individuals at your Question and Answer session that treated you with such hostility. Regardless of...
  • Cold climate, warm hearts

    - Sep 11, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com Years of civil war have yielded millions of refugees from Syria, desperately searching for food, water, shelter, and a better life. The rise of ISIS has seen a rise of Iraqi refugees as...
  • Could youth push Sanders to victory?

    - Sep 10, 2015
    Sydney Newton sydney-newton@uiowa.edu It seems everyone has heard of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, and many have heard he’s a democratic socialist. What exactly is a socialist? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines socialism as “a way of organizing...
  • Netanyahu’s new policy threatens Israeli-Palestinian tensions

    - Sep 10, 2015
    Paul Osgerby paul-osgerby@uiowa.edu Here in the United States, we love to spotlight flip-floppers. Scott Walker on undocumented immigrant paths to citizenship, Jeb Bush on (re)invading Iraq, and Marco Rubio on increasing military spending are a few...
  • NFL is losing power, and that’s a bad thing

    - Sep 9, 2015
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com Last week, a federal judge overturned Tom Brady’s four-game suspensions, which is good news for the Patriots and bad news for the NFL. While there was a time the NFL commissioner had unmitigated...
  • Religious freedom doesn’t need to obstruct equality

    - Sep 9, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com Kim Davis was released from jail on Tuesday in what could be interpreted as a victory for the expression of religious freedom or backsliding back into the realm of legitimized discrimination. Davis, a...
  • Where is the line on self-defense? 

    - Sep 8, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes cmikemayvantes@gmail.com If there is anything that the history of journalistic storytelling has proven, it is that there are numerous ways and angles to tell the story. The perfect type of frame is all that...

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