Guest opinion

  • A grad student’s letter to Harreld

    - Dec 9, 2015
    President Bruce Harreld, I visited your office Monday morning to request a meeting. I’m just a grad student, but you say you’re interested in talking individually with stakeholders across our university. And I carry an urgent...
  • UI President Harreld should address sustainability 

    - Dec 8, 2015
    Dear President Bruce Harreld, In the “Why I Came to Iowa” letter you wrote, “If you hear something that worries you, simply ask me directly. I’ll give you an honest answer.” So, on behalf of other...
  • Understanding terrorist thugs

    - Dec 3, 2015
    What is the ultimate goal of those terrorist thugs in Iraq and Syria with their random, if organized, attacks on innocent Westerners? Until we figure that out, our responses run a serious risk of making us...
  • Guest Opinion: Mayors on a mission

    - Nov 30, 2015
    In the wake of recent terror attacks that devastated Paris, we want to affirm that we stand with the people of that great city. Like our own communities, Paris is a river city, and whether you...
  • Standing in solidarity with students 

    - Nov 18, 2015
    To our brothers and sisters at Mizzou, Yale, and beyond: An African proverb suggests that written history will always be his-story, the hunters-story, unless the lions learn to write, and you have done just that. You...
  • Chauncey progresses at what cost?

    - Nov 13, 2015
    If you want to understand the power elite in Iowa City, attend City Council. This is what Gage Miskimen’s Chauncey to go Forward 11/9 interviews is about. Accordingly, council 2016 won’t affect the progress of the...
  • Guest opinion: Time to protect Iowa’s patients

    - Nov 10, 2015
    Last year, the Iowa Legislature and Governor Terry Branstad acted with compassion and wisdom by enacting a law to protect epilepsy patients and their families from criminal liability for the possession of cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a...
  • Vote your hopes, not your fears

    - Nov 2, 2015
    A friend suggested I write about my time on City Council. Their recommended title was, “Ordinance Passes 6-1, Kubby Voting No.” This is kind of funny, yet does not fully reflect my experience; 95 percent or...
  • A proposal for UI stakeholders

    - Oct 30, 2015
    In his “Open Letter,” University of Iowa incoming President Bruce Harreld promised us that “stakeholders” should feel free to ask him direct questions. So I suggest that students, faculty, and staff wait Harreld in a warm...
  • Guest Opinion: An Open Letter to President Harreld

    - Oct 28, 2015
    You have recently published a message for why you want to be president of the University of Iowa, but I remain among the skeptics. I am still unconvinced that you understand the complexity of a modern...

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