Letter to the Editor


SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Athletics department should contribute to university

Academics and athletics go hand in hand in the makeup of a college community. For this reason, I am so happy to be a part of the UI student body when the football team is setting records. I am taking a sense of ownership in its success.

Iowa football has not suffered this season; however, the college is suffering with budget cuts, leading to a possible rise in tuition and a surcharge for the students, as well as the loss of valuable libraries and staff members.

The financial hardship of the college has given athletics department officials an opportunity to show their colleagues and people across the state how much they value education. It is very impressive that the athletics department is self-sufficient. But we are a community.

In hard times, people either come together more than ever or drift apart and break relationships. I saw Iowa City come together as a community during the flood of 2008, as strangers helped strangers with sandbagging and cleaning up.

The UI athletics department should show it values education and community by filling in a portion of the gap caused by budget cuts.

Bethany Nye
UI senior

> Share your thoughts! Click here to write a Letter to the Editor.

comments powered by Disqus
Daily Iowan Advertising
Today's Display Ads | Today's Classifieds | Advertising Info

Follow the DI through:


Sponsored Links  
T-Shirt Design  
Insurance Leads Charlotte Web Design
Health Insurance Leads Home Equity Loans
Life Insurance  
Custom Magnets DMI Furniture
Solar Products Custom USB
  Buy a text ad


Privacy Policy (8/15/07) | Terms of Use (4/28/08) | Content Submission Agreement (8/23/07) | Copyright Compliance Policy (8/25/07) | RSS Terms of Use

Copyright © The Daily Iowan, All Rights Reserved.