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Tackle campus issues head-on through Charter Committees

Johna Leddy
Photo by Tom Jorgensen.
   

The University of Iowa is one big place. Whether you work on the east or west side of the river, in a lab, office, or even a former mall, it’s possible to get so wrapped up in your world that the rest of the University passes you by.

“It’s easy to put blinders on in terms of your own particular department and not know what’s going on or even meet people outside of where you work,” says Mike Wright, a librarian at the University’s Main Library. While there are many ways to become involved, Wright chose to join a University Charter Committee.

“I saw this as an opportunity to step out of my office and deal with some campuswide issues,” he says of the three-year term he began serving in September 2008 on the Committee on Parking and Transportation.

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Photo feature: Twilight scene from the Pentacrest

A colorful evening sky provides the perfect backdrop for the University's signature building, Old Capitol, on the Pentacrest. fyi photographer Tom Jorgensen captures a few glimpses on a recent winter day.

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