Daily Archives: February 11, 2011


Yesterday, I received a welcome thank-you call from an excited Iowa graduate whom Alumni Records staff helped through our “Find A Friend” service. The graduate shared how much she appreciated our taking considerable time to assist her in locating her lost cousin, who attended Iowa in the ’60s. She’d explained that her cousin had lived with her family after…

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The Ghost of Grant Wood

Long before I knew about his connection to the University of Iowa, I was a fan of artist Grant Wood.

Long before I even set foot in the state of Iowa, I appreciated Wood’s curvaceous renderings of Midwestern landscapes, swelling with ripe corn and undulating hills. While American Gothic has been parodied to the point that I can barely look at…

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