Guest opinion

  • we are phil: Philanthropy at work at UI

    - Oct 10, 2016
    It’s that time of year again — We Are Phil campaign week. That means many of our faculty and staff are making their annual gifts to support the University of Iowa and the people we serve....
  • We Are Phil: Giving begins with gratitude

    - Oct 10, 2016
    I’ve always been hyper-aware of the fragility and randomness of life. I guess it’s an occupational hazard. As a writer, I consider it both a blessing and a curse to forever pay close attention to the...
  • Is mathematics the limit of innovation?

    - Oct 7, 2016
    The world has been different since the discovery and widespread application of mathematics. It is undeniable that math changes our lives. Even as this moment, I am enjoying the advance of mathematics while typing. However, going...
  • An open letter to millennials

    - Oct 5, 2016
    You deserve the opportunities I had when I was your age: a quality education without debt; interesting and challenging job opportunities; an expanded life expectancy; advances in social equality and an ecologically sound and safe environment....
  • Who gets the transplant under fire

    - Oct 5, 2016
    The time has come to let you know about a disturbing proposal to change the process that determines which patients suffering from liver failure will receive donated livers, a shift that would literally have life-or-death implications....
  • Vote ‘Yes’ on city petition measure

    - Oct 5, 2016
    Some Iowa City residents expressed concern that passing Public Measure C, the proposal to change the City Charter by reducing the number of signatures required for initiative and referendum petitions to comply with Iowa Code §362.4,...
  • Come party with us if you like parties

    - Oct 4, 2016
    And by party, we mean gather with a couple hundred of your new best friends (at least for a few hours) for a night of nonstop entertainment with a political twist. We don’t mean political as...
  • Building and crossing bridges

    - Sep 30, 2016
    A reality TV-like campaign has now been with us for more than a year. The golden prize is the White House. From promises of building separation walls and deporting millions as an immigration policy to carpet...
  • Sitting out is sitting petty

    - Sep 25, 2016
    Election 2016 is about much more than the next four years. Americans in my generation are deeply frustrated with the political system, and I’m afraid many are starting to give up. Professional politicians at the national...
  • Taking the lead in water quality

    - Sep 22, 2016
    Farmers have been getting lots of attention, especially when it comes to the impact of agriculture on Iowa’s water quality. It makes sense. The things that farmers do can affect the quality of Iowa’s rivers, streams,...

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