Editorial: Tuition freeze only a stopgap, if a welcome one

While nationwide action on student debt has stalled, it's been up to state institutions to make a difference. The Board of Regents has frozen tuition for the past two years. But now, it seems the realities of inflation have caught up.

Voices of Philanthropy: Anthony Lehnertz

Two years ago, while sitting with my On Iowa group of finance and accounting majors — all of us confident that we were destined for Wall Street — I would never have guessed that "Phil" would affect my life as it has.

Lane: The most difficult speech

It is one man's job to instill a sense of confidence in millions of people around the country. One man has the job of making sure that despite all of the reports, the pictures and videos, and the slowly rising death toll, that Ebola is controllable.

Cervantes: The problem with Purple Penguins

The Lincoln Public Schools system of Nebraska circulated a letter among the staff. It stated that in order to maintain a "gender-neutral environment," teachers would no longer use gender-specific identifiers. Terms such as "Hey guys"," "Ladies and gentlemen," and "Boys and girls" are now to be pushed aside for other ones. Its suggestion: Purple Penguins.

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