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Editorial: UI academics underpaid

The state Board of Regents released a report this week that shows that University of Iowa faculty members work an average of 57.57 hours on average per week. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, full professors at the UI made an average of $130,000 in 2012, ranking in the 66th percentile of the 1,251 doctoral institutions in the survey.


Overton: Joining the mob

It's not every day that one person's small slip-up grabs national, even international headlines. Enter the extremely unfortunate case of a University of Iowa teaching assistant who meant to email classwork to her students, but accidentally attached highly embarrassing photos involving herself and a man.


Lee: The memory of slavery

The independent film 12 Years A Slave, the story of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841, premiered in select cities last Friday. While I appreciate a movie that genuinely tackles the difficult issue of slavery, not everyone feels the same way.


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