UI students Caleigh Bemont and Bridget Blair have siblings who suffered through trauma—one's sister battled a rare brain tumor, the other's brother was murdered. Together, they've founded a new business to provide emotional support to children who were in the same situation as they were.
Charles Fluharty, director of the Rural Policy Research Institute in the College of Public Health, says the key to saving rural America’s economy is to attract young people. Otherwise, he says, “it's over.”
The Iowa City Area Development Group submitted an application to be considered one of the sites for testing automated vehicles. Its director of strategic growth, Tom Banta, says the presence of the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa helped the application stand out.