Editorial: The hot-button socioeconomic term in Iowa City

Gentrification is sweeping the nation. It is difficult to find a major city—or even a small city—in the US today that isn't engaging in some sort of "community improvements." On its surface, this process seems to be a positive one: the introduction of more luxurious amenities and living options as a community shifts from lower class to middle or even upper class.

Dugan: Economic privilege and affirmative action

This Monday, in the wake of the monumental federal decision concerning same-sex marriage, higher education affirmative action is back in the U.S. Supreme Court. One step forward, one step backward, as it goes.

Flattery: The Red Cross's failings in Haiti

ProPublica published a report last month, revealing the American Red Cross raised over half a billion dollars following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Yet, the foundation built only six permanent homes.

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