Guest opinion

  • Guest opinion: Iowa City’s housing conditions are unjustifiable 

    - Apr 4, 2016
    I am a victim/survivor of domestic abuse. I am also a mother and a University of Iowa student. Domestic violence is a widely misunderstood term and phenomenon. I personally choose to use the term domestic abuse....
  • Guest opinion: In defense of COGS

    - Mar 31, 2016
    The Campaign To Organize Graduate Students (COGS) writes in response to remarks made by a bargaining unit member, Patrick Bigsby, in a panel discussion with Madeleine Elfenbein on graduate employees and unionization. Above all, we invite...
  • Guest opinion: Welcome to the BLOC Party

    - Mar 22, 2016
    Hey, Hawkeyes, our names are Rachel Zuckerman and Lauren Freeman, and we are thrilled to be among the first to invite you to join the BLOC Party. We are a team of 38 dedicated student leaders...
  • Guest opinion: Divided Capitol must become bipartisan

    - Mar 11, 2016
    “What we used to call gridlock in Washington, D.C., has calcified into dysfunction. Compromise and cooperation, bipartisanship and problem solving are almost nonexistent. Even civility is in short supply.” — Al Cardenas, R-Fla., and Mack McLarty,...
  • Guest opinion: Why Trump is triumphant

    - Mar 8, 2016
    Donald Trump is triumphant because he a superb actor and understands American cultural history. The secret of Trump’s success as a politician: His racist expressions are disingenuous, reflecting his tapping into the anger of the white...
  • Open letter to UI President Bruce Harreld 

    - Mar 7, 2016
    Dear President Harreld: One of the University of Iowa’s proudest traditions is its long history of robust shared governance. For many decades, the state Board of Regents, the president, Faculty Senate, and Student Government have cooperated...
  • Guest opinion: Student voices make a difference at UI

    - Mar 3, 2016
    Student voices make a difference at UI When we hear from students, it helps us make the university a better place for everyone. In recent years, after listening to students, we’ve found better ways to schedule...
  • Guest opinion: The ballot or the bullet

    - Mar 1, 2016
    On Feb. 23, the Daily Iowan Editorial Board expressed the opinion that “Voting should be made as easy and accessible — because it is a fundamental right of every American. American democracy is built on the...
  • Guest opinion: Proposal for Ped Mall art

    - Feb 29, 2016
     As Iowa City’s leaders and many citizens are working hard to make our community a leader in sustainability, members of 100Grannies for a Livable Future are baffled that in the selection of an art piece for...
  • Guest opinion: Remembering what public universities are about

    - Feb 19, 2016
    University of Iowa students, faculty, staff and alumni, and for that matter the citizens of Iowa generally, have been treated in recent months to vague and insubstantial comments by newly appointed President Bruce Harreld and the...

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