Letters to the Editor

  • Letters to the editor

    - Oct 7, 2015
    Branstad can’t terminate regents, but options exist Gov. Terry Branstad is correct that the Iowa Code prevents him from removing members of the state Board of Regents. However, his additional statement that the regents do not
  • Letters to the editor

    - Oct 5, 2015
    Board of Regents and Bruce Harreld The regents are twisting themselves in knots to legitimize their selection of Bruce Harreld as the next UI president. Just consider the comments some of them made in the Sept.
  • Letters to the Editor

    - Oct 2, 2015
    The regents’ power grab After reading and re-reading the gauntlet that was thrown down by Regent Katie Mulholland: “… We honor the shared governance of the university faculty and staff, BUT shared governance is really different
  • Letters to the Editor

    - Sep 28, 2015
    Rising prices for pharmaceutical drugs Finally someone is taking a stance on this issue. I was pleased to see one of the presidential candidates discuss and propose solutions for the number one health concern in our
  • Prescriptions are a public necessity, not just a profit motive

    - Sep 24, 2015
    Earlier this week, Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Daraprim — a critically important drug in the battle against infectious diseases — from $13.50 per pill to an unimaginable $750 per pill, according to the New
  • Letters to the editor

    - Sep 24, 2015
    Birthright citizenship and objectivity Aaron Walker’s article in the DI on Sept. 22 was interesting in many ways, but primarily, he deserves praise for addressing a controversial issue in an objective way. That in itself is
  • Overcoming speech impediments

    - Sep 21, 2015
    Thank you very much for printing the inspiring story about Tristan Roeder and how he overcame a major speech impediment. His experience with stuttering very nearly mirrors my own as an elementary-school pupil. I was made
  • Letters to the editor

    - Sep 17, 2015
    Voice concerns about Harreld’s appointment      I want to thank Daily Iowan columnist writer Hannah Soyer for her column “Harreld backlash shows no signs of stopping.” The governor and state Board of Regents have brusquely
  • Letters to the Editor

    - Sep 14, 2015
    Growing impatience with legislatures, universities  I have spent my entire professional career as a faculty member at colleges and universities — for more than 40 years at the University of Iowa — and as a student
  • Letters to the Editor

    - Sep 11, 2015
    A ‘vote of confidence’ for incoming President J. Bruce Harreld          A group of independent university business professionals would like to officially welcome President J. Bruce Harreld to the University of Iowa with

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