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Letter to the editor: The Mill was an Iowa City institution. Maybe that was the problem.

By Chris Wiersema, Iowa City The Mill is an important and sadly repeated lesson in Iowa City “institutions.” There have been beautiful, heart-rendering remembrances. There have been wails of mournful surprise. There have been valiant proclamations of forthcoming financial heroics that shall save the day. The Mill has died its second and possibly final death. […]

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Letter to the editor: TAs are not disposable

By Caleb Klipowicz, Iowa City The current plan to re-open the University of Iowa for the fall semester disproportionately puts graduate workers in harm’s way. Instead of canceling classes or continuing online-only instruction, the U of I announced that classes of fewer than 50 students will be held in-person. The move, which includes discussion sections […]

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Letter to the editor, from UI professors: COVID-19 budget cuts are leaving faculty — and education — out to dry

By Lois K. Cox, Clinical Professor of Law Emerita; Ann Rhodes, Clinical Professor of Nursing; and Katherine Tachau, Professor of History Emerita, on behalf of the Executive Committee of the University of Iowa chapter of the American Association of University Professors The University of Iowa’s response to pandemic-related budget cuts places the fiscal tail in […]

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Letter to the editor: Let the graffiti breathe

By Alexis Durow, Iowa City Re: “The power of Black Lives Matter protests and graffiti in Iowa City” Thank you for articulating your experience so well. If I could add a little bit to it… As I watched someone cleaning the spray paint off of a building, I thought, “Let the graffiti breathe”; let the […]

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Letter to the editor: Keep it natural

By Linda Quinn, Iowa City Family walks around the neighborhood have taken on new importance in these coronavirus days, haven’t they? But as you step sideways to allow social distancing, be careful where you step, for a walk on that pristine-looking lawn can bring toxic, cancer-causing chemicals into your home. That sprayed lawn just isn’t […]

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Letter to the editor from J.P. Claussen: Christina Bohannan will be a fierce advocate for public education

By J.P Claussen, Coralville I am joining many other local government officials in supporting Christina Bohannan’s candidacy to be the next state representative for Iowa House District 85. I am a member of the ICCSD School Board, a special education teacher, and a former president and chief negotiator for the ICEA union representing educators in […]

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