• Remove Syria’s dictator from power

    - Sep 28, 2015
    On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told U.S. journalists that he considered America’s support for rebel forces in Syria to be illegal and said they were leaving to join ISIS. Putin is (not coincidentally) a strong...
  • Immigration crisis an international issue

    - Sep 25, 2015
    To tackle the crisis of immigration in the European Union, the notion of physical borders between countries as the baseline of separating identities and communities needs to be set aside. Immigration is an issue that affects...
  • Take diversity into account

    - Sep 23, 2015
    Universities serve as bastions of learning and culture in a society. While predictability and stagnation slow these causes, diversity can further both objectives. The University of Iowa is doing a pretty good job at creating diversity...
  • Striving for the greater good

    - Sep 22, 2015
    Pope Francis will visit the United States today through Sept. 27, making appearances in Washington, D.C, New York City, and Philadelphia. This visit comes on the heels of the pope’s visit to Cuba, where, among the...
  • Maintain free speech on campus

    - Sep 21, 2015
    Last week, the University of Iowa Alpha Phi sorority chapter was suspended by the university. The interim ruling, handed down after a video showing members of the sorority engaging in a song of questionable taste (putting...
  • Flipping the script on climate change

    - Sep 18, 2015
    In an unexpected break from the usual script of climate-change denial, an estimated 10 Republican members of the House of Representatives plan to sign a resolution acknowledging the effect human activity has had on the change...
  • Mixed news for the UI’s national standing

    - Sep 17, 2015
    According to a new release of college and university rankings, the University of Iowa has tumbled in three distinguishing categories: schools for veterans, public universities, and overall ranking. U.S. News & World Report posted its annual...
  • We’re still miles from a two-state solution

    - Sep 16, 2015
    Last week, the U.N. General Assembly voted in favor of flying a Palestinian flag in front of U.N. buildings. The motion passed with 119 votes, the United States and Israel two of the only eight countries...
  • We can take in more refugees

    - Sep 15, 2015
    As the Syrian refugee crisis unfolds, it has become increasingly clear that the U.S. needs to take a more active and vigilant role in resettlement. The four-year civil war has displaced more than 2 million Syrians,...
  • Working to live, not living to work

    - Sep 14, 2015
    On Labor Day, President Obama signed into action an executive order that would allow up to seven days of sick paid leave for federal contractors and subcontractors. This executive order bolsters the president’s plans to further...

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