Point/Counterpoint: Should voting be mandatory?

On Tuesday night, the University of Iowa Public Policy Center hosted a forum examining how the U.S. might be different if everyone voted. One way of achieving that utopian ideal would be to enact a system of compulsory voting.

Lee: Race drives inequality

The national conversation has fixated on inequality of late, but as an April column from The Nation argues, economic inequality didn't just happen arbitrarily or as a result of market forces, it's been rooted in an inter-generational imbalance of power reinforced by discriminatory practices.

Giving liberates the soul of the giver

One of the most treasured parts of college life is tradition. While we always greet traditions such as Homecoming and commencement with enthusiasm and joy, newer traditions can be among the most exciting and energizing. With this being its third year, I think we can safely say that Phil's Day has been established as an Iowa tradition, and I'm more than delighted that we have instituted an annual celebration of philanthropy in our university life.

Private support made my education possible

Graduation is quickly approaching, and I often reminisce about the experience I have had the past four years as a Hawkeye. The opportunities that contribute to these memories would not have been possible without the generosity and dedication of UI alumni and supporters.

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