Guest opinion

  • Preserve Iowa City’s progress

    - Oct 14, 2015
     By almost any measure, Iowa City is exceptionally progressive. We were the first city statewide to measure the community’s environmental footprint, mandate affordable housing, and maintain civilian oversight of police operations. We have lobbied for TIF...
  • In defense of liberal-arts education: a message to the regents

    - Oct 12, 2015
    The state Board of Regents’ recent selection of a businessman with marginal academic experience to head the University of Iowa stems from its perception of a “crisis” in American education that needs to be rescued and...
  • The Hawkeye Footprint

    - Oct 9, 2015
     You don’t appreciate what you have until it’s gone. That might sound cliché, but it felt true when I left the University of Iowa and Iowa City in 1998. Before then, I’d never pondered how important...
  • Dance Marathon needs a lot of support to keep thriving

    - Oct 2, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff Coming from a community that emphasized volunteerism, I long knew that I enjoyed helping others. I also knew that I enjoyed working in a health-care setting in which children were...
  • Honoring Mom by giving back to the UI

    - Oct 1, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff I became “Phil” shortly after I joined the staff at the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business last fall. I had known about the We Are Phil...
  • Mentorship inspires philanthropy

    - Sep 30, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff Though the memories are becoming a little bit fuzzier as I get older, I still remember my first days on campus at the University of Iowa. I was welcomed to...
  • UI a fountain of progress and discovery, worthy of our support

    - Sep 30, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff The University of Iowa is a beacon of progress and discovery, a world-class institution benefiting Iowans and pursuing discoveries that have no boundaries. Here are summaries of only a few...
  • Reflecting on the multifaceted impact of philanthropy

    - Sep 29, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff   Philanthropy affects people in many different ways, and my understanding of this truth has evolved with my changing roles and experiences. When I was an undergraduate at the University...
  • Phil is about paying it forward

    - Sep 28, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff It has been both an honor and a pleasure to be a co-head of the We Are Phil faculty and staff campaign at the University of Iowa. I’ve been able...
  • Philanthropy plays essential role at Children’s Hospital

    - Sep 28, 2015
    Check out more about Phil here: www.uifoundation.org/facultystaff In my role as executive director of University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, I often get the chance to engage with potential donors who are interested in giving to the new...