Opinions

  • Public vs. Private Education

    - Oct 2, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu According to the comparative website nationmaster.com, the amount of schooling an adult in the United States receives averages 12 years. Nearly the entirety of one’s young life is devoted to receiving education. Upon
  • 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
  • Dance Marathon needs a lot of support to keep thriving

    - Oct 2, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff Coming from a community that emphasized volunteerism, I long knew that I enjoyed helping others. I also knew that I enjoyed working in a health-care setting in which children were
  • 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

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