Opinions

  • Editorial: Remembering academic mission vis-à-vis international students

    - Apr 22, 2016
    Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of globalization is the ability for students from all around the world to experience cultures and environments different from the one they are accustomed to. At the University of Iowa,
  • Dugan: Economy or environment?

    - Apr 22, 2016
    Jack Dugan John-dugan@uiowa.edu The Mississippi, Des Moines, Maquoketa, Cedar/Iowa, and Raccoon rivers, the veins of Iowa, splay out like ribbons to flutter through a landscape that would be significantly less astounding without them. They are a
  • Guest opinion: The time is right for a third party

    - Apr 22, 2016
    With the never-ending political candidates’ name-calling and the dysfunctional gridlock in Washington, D.C., the first U.S. president got it right. In George Washington’s farewell address, noted as the most visionary document ever written by a president,
  • Reed: MelaninRich and other social movements

    - Apr 22, 2016
    Keith Reed Keith-reed@uiowa.edu The power of social media is undeniable. Using that power to promote positivity and acceptance is ideal in a world increasingly involved with technology. Many may have heard of #DamnDaniel, #BlackLivesMatter, and #MarriageEquality.
  • Point/Counterpoint: Should Congress allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia?

    - Apr 21, 2016
    Congress is considering bipartisan legislation that would allow the families of Americans killed in terrorist attacks in the U.S. to sue anyone or any entity involved, even foreign governments. If Saudi Arabia was involved in the
  • Letters to the editor

    - Apr 21, 2016
    Celebrating COGS after 20 years of service   As former officers, organizers, and rank-and-file members of UE Local 896-COGS, we were thrilled and proud this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the contract that first
  • Soyer: Don’t re-elect Rastetter

    - Apr 21, 2016
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu The state Board of Regents met Wednesday and will meet again today to elect the board president and president pro tem. Current President Bruce Rastetter and President Pro Tem Katie Mulholland seek re-election, although it
  • Legalize pot, give Iowa a new cash crop 

    - Apr 20, 2016
    Editor’s note: This editorial is a part of our drug issue. Iowa, though it may not look like it, is predominantly an industrial wasteland. The state, according to the Natural History Museum at the University of
  • An alternative to ‘study drugs’ 

    - Apr 20, 2016
    Joe Lane Joseph-lane@uiowa.edu Editor’s note: This column is a part of today’s drug issue. If you walk into most lecture halls on the University of Iowa campus — or really any campus in this country —
  • Time to end marijuana prohibition 


    - Apr 20, 2016
    Jace Brady Jace-brady@uiowa.edu Editor’s note: This column is a part of today’s drug issue.  The Drug Enforcement Administration has recently undertaken an endeavor that will potentially lead to essentially decriminalizing marijuana. Since 1970, marijuana has been

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