When people think of Iowa, a few things generally come to mind – corn, farmland and the Iowa State Fair, but what about music? Local artist an…
In certain parts of Asia, people protect themselves from the sun to avoid getting a tan. In the United States, white people consider tanned sk…
Media has been circling around the story of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man in Georgia who was jogging and hunted down by two armed white men, Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael, who claim they were making a “citizen’s arrest” by shooting Arbery in cold blood. It took 74 days before the killers were prosecuted and jailed. This is not the first of its kind and, tragically, it won’t be the last.
Our national dialogue is consumed with discussion about health, safety, freedoms and liberties. There is no doubt Iowans are concerned about these important matters. It is vital to find a balancing act between protecting the public health and ensuring the continuation of civil society.
I am mother Africa, the cradle of humanity. I speak to you from the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro — a breathtaking dark body standing above the lands, culminating with a white snowcap touching the clouds.
I'm beyond disappointed and disturbed by what I saw on the news the morning of May 6. There are not enough words to express how I feel, but here are a few that come to mind. Heartbroken. Disturbed. Angry. Disjointed. Frustrated. Beyond frustrated. But not surprised.
You're doing it, you're getting it done and you're doing great. I am so very proud of this community for pushing through this *waves at everything around me* peculiar time of ours. We have two days until the end of the spring 2020 semester and I could not be more ecstatic with our results over these obstacles.