Opinions

  • We can’t leave mental health up to the pharmaceutical industry

    - Oct 1, 2015
    After the high-profile pharmaceutical takeover of a lifesaving drug to prevent parasitic infection in children and AIDS patients by Martin Shkreli, when his firm Turing Pharmaceuticals overhauled the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per...
  • Casual racism towards Asian students on campus

    - Oct 1, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu I overhear a negative remark made toward Asian students here at least once a week. These comments aren’t always outright — sometimes they’re simply a generalization or a stereotype that is being perpetuated...
  • Bringing Internet to the developing world can help tackle poverty

    - Oct 1, 2015
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu On Sept. 26, during the 70th United Nations General Assembly session, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg called for greater access to the Internet on a global stage. “When communities are connected, we can lift...
  • Honoring Mom by giving back to the UI

    - Oct 1, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff I became “Phil” shortly after I joined the staff at the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business last fall. I had known about the We Are Phil...
  • Can we keep government accountable in the post-Snowden age?

    - Sep 30, 2015
    During his live-streamed lecture Monday night, Edward Snowden highlighted numerous failings in the present implementation of the social contract between the governing forces of the United States and the citizens who have bestowed their power in...
  • Seize the political opportunity

    - Sep 30, 2015
    By Stacey Murray stacey-murray@uiowa.edu One of the most notable traditions at the University of Iowa includes the “47 things” list given to all freshmen. It encompasses a bucket list of sorts for students’ time at the...
  • Mentorship inspires philanthropy

    - Sep 30, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff Though the memories are becoming a little bit fuzzier as I get older, I still remember my first days on campus at the University of Iowa. I was welcomed to...
  • UI a fountain of progress and discovery, worthy of our support

    - Sep 30, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff The University of Iowa is a beacon of progress and discovery, a world-class institution benefiting Iowans and pursuing discoveries that have no boundaries. Here are summaries of only a few...
  • An ode to John Boehner

    - Sep 30, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com John Boehner. Like him or hate him, the soon-to-be former speaker of the House tried. He tried to make things work, to work out deals with President Obama, to see something happen on...
  • Congressional Republicans should govern, not perform

    - Sep 29, 2015
    It’s that time of year again, when congressional Democrats and Republicans face off in a battle royale over the operation of the U.S. government. No other major power in the world encounters this tradition of hawkish,...

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