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IOWA Alumni Magazine | August 2012
Past Famous Visitors to the UI

2011-12

John Oliver
The Avett Brothers
Childish Gambino
Sleigh Bells

2010-11

The Roots
Devotchka

Dr. Rick Altman
Valerie Plame-Wilson
Bill MckKibben
Aasif Mandvi

2009-10

Wilco
The Black Keys

Reza Aslan
Public Enemy
Ananya Roy
Manfred Nowak
Lt. Dan Choi
Tony Kushner
Chris Abani
Wendell Potter
Sudhir Venkatesh
Frank Warren (WW)

2008-09

Chuck Berry
Girl Talk

Harry Allen
Alice Sebold
Naomi Klein
E.O. Wilson
Inga Muscio
Ishmael Beah
Eric Rosenthal
Chuck Klosterman

2007-08

Kings of Leon
Bon Iver
Counting Crows

Marjane Satrapi
Laurie Garrett
Karl Rove
Daniel Ellsberg
Joshua Wolf Shenk
Brookings Institute
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Jeff Chang

2006-2007

President Jimmy Carter
Heather ray/Star Nayea
Joe Wilson
Jeanne Jordan
Jane Smiley
David Cole
*Frank McCourt
Mitch Albom
Nicholas Kristof
Zadie Smith
The Yes Men (WW)

2005-2006

Dan Savage
Noam Chomsky
Robert Ray
*Janet Reno
Amy Tan
Candace Bushnell
Public Power Debate
Howard Zinn
The New Yorker College Tour
Richard Florida
FCC Michael Copps & Jonathan Adelstein
Craig Colten & Soul Patrol
Tammy Bruce
Tom Arnold

2004-05

Bob Dylan
Second City Comedy Troupe (has performed in Iowa City numerous times)
Modest Mouse

Irshad Manji
*Howard Zinn
Jeff Ma
Minnijean Brown Trickey
Ira Glass
William Kristol
Monty Jones
Art Spiegelman
Jean Kilbourne

2003-04

John Mayer
311
Weird Al Yankovic
Switchfoot

Mo Rocca
Jeanine Benyus
*Salman Rushdie
Coleen Rowley & Ray McGovern
Judy Shepard
Mitch Albom
Linda Chavez
Seymor Hersh
Scott Turrow Catherine Crier
Dave Eggers

2002-03

Wilco (Jeff Tweedy and/or Wilco have performed in Iowa City more than five times)
Blues Traveler
Indigo Girls
David Sedaris (returns to campus in November for a lecture)


*William Jefferson Clinton
Leslie Feinberg
Randall Kennedy
Bono
Loung Ung
Robert Ressler
Linda Fasulo
Pedro Sanchez
Robert Siegel

2001-02

Jack Johnson
Ryan Adams
OAR
Ben Folds
Ween


Michael Weinstock
Robert Fisk
*F.W. de Klerk
Danny Glover & Felix Justice
Winona LaDuke
Kurt Vonnegut
Harlan Cohen

2000-01

Matchbox 20


Julia Hill
Michael Moore
*Coretta Scott King
Angela Davis
Urvashi Vaid
Max Weinberg

1999-2000

Goo Goo Dolls
Backstreet Boys
Red Hot Chili Peppers


Sonia Monzano
Shay Banks-Young & Julia
Jefferson
*Gloria Steinem
Spitfire Tour
Joe Clark
Bob Woodward
Adam Werbach
Linda Wertheimer

1998-99

Henry Rollins
Elton John


Jerry Greenfield
*Johnathan Kozol
Jan Schlichtmann
Hanan Ashrawi
Arun Gandhi
Anka Radakovich
George Mitchell
Joycelyn Elders

1997-98

Ani Difranco
Widespread Panic


Al Franken
*Lech Walesa
Gloria Naylor
Michael Eric Dyson
Molly Ivins
Oliver Stone
Harold Kushner
Loveline August

1996-1997


Peter Jordan
Cathleen Cleaver & Roger
Newman
John Hockenberry
*Stephen Jay Gould
Taylor Branch
Robert Novak
Sister Helen Prejean
Charles Guggenheim
Tom Arnold
Billie Jean Young
David Silverman August

1995-96

311
All 4 One


8 Bold Souls
Ed Wilkerson
Michael Moore
Ralph Nader
George Mosse
*Mary Frances Berry
Studs Terkel
Julian Bond
Nadine Strossen & Armstrong
Williams
Anna Deavere
Timothy Leary August

1994-95

James Taylor
Nine Inch Nails


Dave Marsh
Hunter Thompson
Joseph Gaylord
*George McGovern
Paul Tsongas
Morris Dees
"A Reason to Believe"
Patricia Ritter
*Maya Angelou
Jackie Joyner-Kersee August

1993-94

Smashing Pumpkins
Primus
Garth Brooks (performed three-straight nights at Carver-Hawkeye Arena)


Jack Becker
Barry Williams
Gen. Lewis Mackenzie
Jack Gannon
Michael Tobias
Johnetta B. Cole
Edward James Olmos
Clarence Page
Fred Barnes
W.P. Kinsella with Juan Williams, Sam Becker, Jo Ann Conklin, Larry Eckholt, Estera
Milman, and Erin Stack

1992-93

Metallica
Guns N Roses
Phish

1991-92

Alabama
Buddy Guy/Blues Traveler


*Carl Sagan
Danny Glover & Felix Justice
Carl Rowan
Irving Levine
Catherine Crier
General Charles Horner
Edward Said
Dr. Mary Berry

1990-91

New Kids on the Block
Bob Dylan
Paul Simon
Whitney Houston


*C. Everett Koop
David Berry
Ralph Nader
Alex Haley
Gwendolyn Brooks
Peter Burtchell
Boris Notkin

1989-90

Tom Petty


George Plimpton
Kenneth Adelman
Henry Cisneros
Spike Lee
Nikki Giovanni
Brit Hume
Sarah Weddington

1988-89

Def Leppard
REM
Violent Femmes
Bon Jovi


P.J. O'Rourke
Barry Commoner
Ralph Abenathy
Geneva Overholser
Ravi Batra
Donald Johnason
Gil White
Larry Speakes

1987-88

Beach Boys
Warren Zevon
U2
Whitney Houston (has performed at Iowa twice)
Jerry Seinfeld


Harlan Ellison
Helen Suzman
Barbara Ehrenreich
N. Scott Momaday
Bettina Gregory
Walter Williams
Graham Chapman
Mitch Snyder

1986-87

Stevie Wonder
REM
Jay Leno - comedy
Survivor (also performed at UI Homecoming 2011)
Kenny Rogers


Ellen Goodman
Dr. Charles Clements
Dr. Edward Said
Maya Angelou
Richard Leakey
Armando Valladares
Dith Pran

1985-86

Tina Turner
Heart
Stevie Nicks

1984-85

Elton John (has performed at Iowa twice)
Ray Charles
Psychedelic Furs
Crosby Stills and Nash
Chicago
George Carlin
BB King
REM (has performed at Iowa three times)

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