Sustainability through an increase in biomass

In order to meet the UI's sustainable-energy needs, there must a continued focus on the environmentally and economically responsible production and use of combustible biomass such as oat hulls and seed corn.

Ponnada: Cuban program promotes understanding

This program is not only a unique chance for students to visit Cuba and experience its wonderful culture, it is also a step toward progress beyond the embargo and ultimately solving the long-lasting Cuban conflict.

Bianchini: Beat obesity, eat healthy

Sure, the University of Iowa makes attempts to steer students in a healthy direction, but the options that the university provides are sparse and could use improvement.

Nourafshan: Worst week in Washington for American veterans

Following the release of Mitt Romney's private fundraiser video, which exposed the embattled candidates' condescending views on 47 percent of the country and his bizarrely laissez-fair Middle East policy perspective, who could have possibly had a worse week in Washington? The answer is just as surprising as it is shameful: American veterans.

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