UI grad students camp outside president’s office to protest collective bargaining changes

“I have snacks!” announced Ruth Bryant as she and about eight other University of Iowa graduate students made themselves comfortable on the floor outside of University President Bruce Harreld’s office Monday morning. She and the group planned to stay there all day as part of “Wake up, Walk Out!,” the latest grass-roots effort to stand […]

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Iowa senators supported DeVos in historic confirmation tie-breaker

Iowa’s two Republican senators cast their votes Tuesday supporting Betsy DeVos as the nation’s education secretary in a confirmation decision that turned into an historic tie, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote. Both Iowa senators released statements Tuesday explaining their votes. The statements avoided direct comment on questions of DeVos’ qualifications […]

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Women’s Marches in Des Moines and around the globe unified diverse groups, not just ‘anti-Trump’

For women like Kate Casaletto and Erin Duncan, two North Liberty moms who helped found the activist group Action Iowa, there was little discomfort in touting sharply worded signs along with an estimated 26,000 other marchers in Des Moines Saturday. “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people,” read Casaletto’s sign on one side; […]

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