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Osgerby: A celebratory reminder of gender (in)equality

PAUL OSGERBY

March 9, 2015

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Sunday was recognized around the planet as International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate and appreciate the milestones women have accomplished in our personal lives and our global lives. In all these strides towards...

Cervantes: What our past tells us about change

CHRISTOPHER CERVANTES

March 9, 2015

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A recent archaeological find in Oregon may very well rewrite the history books. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced the unearthing on March 5. According to experts, the discovered artifact, a stone hand-held scraper,...

Editorial: Consider context in Obamacare Supreme Court challenge

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 6, 2015

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In the latest attempt to unravel the Affordable Care Act, King v. Burwell has the U.S. Supreme Court scrambling to make a legal decision with enormous implications. What is being challenged is key phrase in the bill that would...

Soyer: Homelessness remains an issue in Iowa City

HANNAH SOYER

March 6, 2015

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No one would deny that homelessness is a problem in Iowa City. It is a problem in many cities, although most cities that have a large homeless population have more than one homeless shelter. Iowa City does not. If you Google...

Guest Opinion: Divestment from fossil fuels would hurt the UI

GUEST OPINION

March 6, 2015

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Divestment is the act of selling stock in companies as a way of shunning them, usually for a social or political cause. Students nationwide are imploring universities to use divestment as a tool to fight the fossil-fuel industry...

Brown: Citizen police or vigilante justice?

MARCUS BROWN

March 5, 2015

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Police are necessary for society to function efficiently and keep people from robbing and killing each other all day. Granted, we do that anyway, but law enforcement at least serves as a deterrent for the more reasonable members...

Clegg: A solution to a silent killer

CHRIS CLEGG

March 5, 2015

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If you were to venture a guess at what sends more than 300,000 kids under the age of 18 to the hospital annually or what causes more than 200,000 emergency-room visits each year, you may go with such standard killers as car accidents...

Guest Opinion: UI should stop investing in fossil fuels

GUEST OPINION

March 5, 2015

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According to the National Association of College and University Business Offices, $22 billion, or 5 percent, of college and university endowment are invested in energy and natural resources. As a student movement across the nation...

Editorial: Netanyahu’s speech underscores wider divide in relations

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 5, 2015

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Accompanying many of the articles about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday is an image of him pointing into the distance with fury. The tone of anger and condemnation is palpable from the picture...

Editorial: UI must revisit speech policies

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 4, 2015

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The freedom of speech and expression is a concept open to a cloud of misconception, interpretation, and limitations. It is undeniably a fundamental part of any form of democracy. And the University of Iowa is apparently one of...

Evanson: The CPAC Bachelor

KEITH EVANSON

March 4, 2015

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Vying for the love and affection from Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Committee last week, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took home the last rose at the straw poll this year. And just like the finalists who are victorious...

Prall: The trouble with for-profit colleges

JACOB PRALL

March 4, 2015

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Online for-profit colleges are the perfect way for you to get a degree while living your life. If they aren’t elaborate predatory lending schemes, that is. One of the largest for-profit schools, Corinthian College, was...