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Philanthropy at Work

Students and faculty may have noticed decorative touches around campus today to celebrate Phil’s Day, when philanthropy is recognized campus-wide. As part of the day’s events, buildings where generous giving has made an impact were adorned with bows, ribbons, and special “Phil Was Here” tape. Check out the UI Foundation for more information!

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From Haiti to the UIHC

Christopher Buresh, 01MD, 06R, and his wife, Ginny Ryan, 03R, recently arranged to bring a four-month-old baby from Haiti to Iowa City for specialized surgery.

Buresh said Haitian hospitals have a 100 percent mortality rate performing the procedure to correct a lower digestive tract birth defect, so he and his wife worked to cut through bureaucratic red tape to have the surgery…

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Tuesday Trivia Answer: February 28, 2012

The answer to our members-only trivia question (“On what date was the University of Iowa founded?”) is February 25, 1847. We’d like to send our belated birthday wishes; the first 165 years were just the beginning of a great journey!

Congratulations to our winner, Dorothea Olsen, 81BSN!

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Dancing For The Kids

We have some special guests at the Levitt Center today–Dance Marathon morale captains performing a synchronized dance number. They will keep the spirits of over 2,500 registered participants up during the 24-hour event, which kicks off  tomorrow evening at the Iowa Memorial Union. Last year, Dance Marathon raised $1.2 million For The Kids, and we wish them well this year…

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Help for the Holidays

Are you having trouble feeling jolly, because of all the stress involved in preparing for the holidays? A group of UI students have the perfect cure for your winter blues.

Whether you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas or have yet to plan your New Year’s Eve celebration, the “Iowa Holidays” website has what you need. Created by an online journalism class,…

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Hawkeye History: December 22, 1910

The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company cleared the area above the Coralville Dam, leaving four miles of thick and smooth ice downstream on the Iowa River.  The Daily Iowan declared “the skating to be excellent.”

Did you know?

-       In intramural basketball action, the Liberal Arts team beat the Medics 13-8, playing on the Armory floor.

-       Local drugstores offered Ponds…

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Spreading the Hawkeye Cheer

What’s better than being a Hawkeye at Homecoming? Sharing your Hawkeye spirit with someone new to the UI scene.

This week, my kid sister and brother are visiting from Alabama. They never experienced the thrill of an Iowa game day until this past Saturday when I took them to their first college football matchup. We practiced Hawkeye cheers at the UIAA…

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LGBT Resource Center’s Anniversary Celebration

In less than a month, the University of Iowa’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC) will celebrate its fifth anniversary. Established in 2006, this resource center is a supportive environment where students and allies interact and engage in cultural and psychosocial development learning opportunities.

Organized by the University of Iowa Alumni Association, the Center for Student Involvement &…

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Friends Around the World

The UI welcomed its largest and most diverse class ever to campus this fall. More than 10 percent of these freshmen are international students, who will likely experience culture shock as they adjust to studying in a non-native language miles away from familiarity.

Fortunately, the Iowa City community has an incredible opportunity to make the UI’s approximately 2,200 international students feel…

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A Hawkeye Tribute to Heroes

Sometimes, even the most heartfelt, well-chosen words aren’t possibly enough. Only silence can measure the depth of grief; only an image can capture an agonizing loss.

This past week, a widely circulated photograph from a funeral touched the hearts of countless people across Iowa and the United States. The sight of Hawkeye the dog prostrate on the floor beside the coffin…

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