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  • Donors believed in me, says UI dean

    - Oct 12, 2016
    My life is a story of the power of philanthropy. If it weren’t for the scholarships I received as a first-generation college student, funded by people whom I had never met, I could never have afforded...
  • Hawkeye spirit means generosity

    - Oct 12, 2016
    As the leaves turn colors this time of year, those hues conjure a great sense of tradition on our beautiful campus. We have recently enjoyed one of those great fall traditions — Homecoming at Iowa —...
  • We Are Phil: I am an important link to Phil

    - Oct 11, 2016
    Giving back does make a difference. To me, that has always been apparent, most dramatically in terms of the impact philanthropy has had at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Donors have clearly empowered us to build...
  • We Are Phil: Giving makes my heart sing

    - Oct 10, 2016
    I can’t remember a time when philanthropy didn’t play an important part in my life. Recalling my childhood, I remember my parents actively raising funds for groups and causes in which they believed. They wrote letters,...
  • we are phil: Philanthropy at work at UI

    - Oct 10, 2016
    It’s that time of year again — We Are Phil campaign week. That means many of our faculty and staff are making their annual gifts to support the University of Iowa and the people we serve....
  • We Are Phil: Giving begins with gratitude

    - Oct 10, 2016
    I’ve always been hyper-aware of the fragility and randomness of life. I guess it’s an occupational hazard. As a writer, I consider it both a blessing and a curse to forever pay close attention to the...
  • Is mathematics the limit of innovation?

    - Oct 7, 2016
    The world has been different since the discovery and widespread application of mathematics. It is undeniable that math changes our lives. Even as this moment, I am enjoying the advance of mathematics while typing. However, going...
  • An open letter to millennials

    - Oct 5, 2016
    You deserve the opportunities I had when I was your age: a quality education without debt; interesting and challenging job opportunities; an expanded life expectancy; advances in social equality and an ecologically sound and safe environment....
  • Who gets the transplant under fire

    - Oct 5, 2016
    The time has come to let you know about a disturbing proposal to change the process that determines which patients suffering from liver failure will receive donated livers, a shift that would literally have life-or-death implications....
  • Vote ‘Yes’ on city petition measure

    - Oct 5, 2016
    Some Iowa City residents expressed concern that passing Public Measure C, the proposal to change the City Charter by reducing the number of signatures required for initiative and referendum petitions to comply with Iowa Code §362.4,...

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