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Historic Iowa City women’s seminary paved the way toward equal access to education

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I live in a female seminary. It’s an apartment building now, mostly remodeled, but I can imagine the history trapped between the brick walls. I sleep in the same rooms where some of the first young girls in our nation were allowed to educated themselves. I make coffee in the same spot where I imagine […]

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Gov. Branstad signs executive order to combat school bullying

Iowa State Capitol

In an effort to combat bullying in Iowa schools, Gov. Terry Branstad signed an executive order Monday that establishes the Governor’s Office for Bullying Prevention, designed to provide schools with resources to create a more “Safe and respectful” learning environment. Branstad signed the order alongside Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds while attending a ceremony at […]

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Opinion: Stop over-funding the bloated UI administration

Howard Beale being Howard Beale

Recently, the University of Iowa has been making some questionable decisions in the name of finances. Courses are being cut in Intermedia (despite waiting lists and TA’s ready to teach them), fellowships that traditionally fund underrepresented minorities are being eliminated, graduate students are inconsistently funded or underfunded and the number of part-time, non-benefit-receiving adjunct faculty […]

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