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“We will need to be more vigiliant, because there could be a lot of people who supported or admired bin Laden or al-Qaeda who will feel a heightened need to strike out at the U.S. if they can.”

Adrien Wing, professor in the College of Law. Wing spoke in the wake of the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed during a targeted U.S. military strike on a compound in Pakistan. (Daily Iowan, May 2)


“We have brought writers from different countries to the American life. We also want to bring American writers out to the world.”

Christopher Merill, director of the International Writing Program. Merrill and three fellow American writers—Bob Holman, Joshua Ferris, and Nathalie Handal—attended a five-day International Writing Program (IWP) Creative Writing/Poetry Workshop in Kathmandu to get a better sense of Nepali writing. (The Himalayan Times, April 28)


“Most of the kids are working on projects that they are personally interested in. They love the idea of making money and figuring out what they want to sell. It’s a confidence builder.”

Dawn Bowlus, director of the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at The University of Iowa. Bowlus is speaking about the Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy, a summer camp for youth in grades six through eight. The campers learn the workings of a business by running their own lemonade stands. The institute also hosts the Youth Entrepreneur Camp for students who have completed fourth and fifth grade. (Iowa City Press-Citizen, April 25)


“Even the most diehard followers of a green lifestyle have areas of guilt. Most products have influences on the environment. It’s difficult to say any one product is more green than the other.”

John Murry, associate professor of marketing in the Tippie College of Business. Murry, who works with companies to understand the green movement, cited the example of a computer company that was rated low by an environmental organization for its high use of power. The company fired back that its product was more recyclable than other computers. (Des Moines Register, April 14)


“For corporations, it is all about inculcating very young children into a certain ideology of femininity and sexuality that is geared to consumption. They want very young children to be aware of the trappings of sexuality that the marketers insist are necessary to present yourself as an attractive, viable female. All of these sexy garments…are part of that push.”

Meenakshi Gigi Durham, associate professor of journalism and mass communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Durham, author of The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It, was commenting on why retailers aren’t doing more to end the hyper-sexy trend in little girls’ clothing. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 8)