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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Message from UI President Sally Mason

Members of the University of Iowa Community:

As you know, the flooding situation on campus, in the community, and in our region is growing more dire by the minute. I am inspired by the way the UI family has come together in support of each other, our neighbors, and all of our state’s citizens who are in peril. I am asking you today to hold onto that spirit of support and cooperation to the greatest extent that you possibly can in the days to come.

We will very soon see unprecedented threats to our campus and community, and our resolve and collaborative spirit will be both required and tested. We will all be affected by this disaster in some way. Please stay closely apprised of announcements from the UI regarding our situation, and please continue to help in any way you possibly can.

Rarely has the UI community been so tested, but I am confident that we will get through this historic disaster as we stand together. Thank you for all the help and support you have provided so far, and, again, please respond to this dangerous situation with as much patience, fortitude, cooperation, and assistance as you can.

Sally Mason