Guest opinion

  • Guest Column: Science: fertile ground for politics

    - Dec 8, 2016
    In the wake of Donald Trump’s November victory, a group of the world’s leading scientists endorsed an unprecedented open letter. In it, they implored the incoming Congress and administration to “strengthen the role that science plays...
  • Guest Opinion: President Harreld after a year in office

    - Nov 30, 2016
    University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld celebrated his first year in office by refusing to give any interviews to the press or hold any of the town-hall meetings that he had promised when he arrived. His...
  • Guest Opinion: Rand and ‘morality’ in U.S. politics

    - Nov 28, 2016
    John Higgs, in his 2015 book Stranger Than We Can Imagine: An Alternative History Of The 20th Century, writes about the influence of Russian-American Ayn Rand on the fundamentalists’ approach to personal liberty on the philosophy...
  • Guest Opinion: No perfect political system in U.S. & China

    - Nov 18, 2016
    I am from a country, China, that uses a very different system to choose our leaders. Because of this, American politics really fascinates me. By following the past few election cycles, I have found that many...
  • Guest Opinion: Making America great

    - Nov 13, 2016
    This week is International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of...
  • Guest Opinion: At UI, your mental health matters

    - Nov 4, 2016
    College is stressful. It is full of deadlines, expectations, and peer pressure. There are late nights, early mornings, and a usually less-than-great diet. Many students are far away from home for the first time and immediately...
  • Guest Opinion: Poverty is not a costume

    - Oct 31, 2016
    It is no secret that college students love Halloween. Every October, students across the country spend hours making plans with their friends, shopping for decorations, and looking forward to how they will dress (and impress) for...
  • Guest Opinion: Celebrating democracy in U.S. – viewpoint as a Chinese student

    - Oct 31, 2016
    After three heated presidential debates, the 2016 American presidential election campaign has drawn much attention from China and has become a topic among Chinese students at the University of Iowa. Several friends suggested that it would...
  • Endorsement: Patty Judge

    - Oct 28, 2016
    Republican incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley has been both chastised and lauded nationally for leading the Republican blockade of President Obama’s nomination for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Grassley has refused to hold hearings on...
  • Endorsement: Dave Loebsack

    - Oct 28, 2016
    The election for Iowa’s 2nd District seat in the U.S. House is between Democrat and long-standing Rep. Dave Loebsack and area surgeon Christopher Peters. In the past, Peters has described himself as a libertarian. His take...

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