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IOWA Magazine | 01-20-2022

Things We Love About the University of Iowa at 175

In celebration of the university’s 175th anniversary, here are some rousing facts from its past and present that every loyal Hawkeye should know.

On the edge of the western frontier in the mid-1800s, the University of Iowa began its tradition of trailblazing with one rented former capitol building, 124 local students, and a part-time president who lived on the East Coast.

From these humble beginnings in 1847, the university emerged into the world-class institution of higher learning we treasure today. To kick off the UI’s 175th anniversary in 2022, we’ve compiled an inexhaustive list of Iowa’s groundbreaking discoveries, achievements in the arts and sciences, and other points of pride that show why it’s great to be a Hawkeye.


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HEALTH

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ARTS

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SPORTS

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Things We Love About the University of Iowa at 175


What makes you proud to be a Hawkeye? Email uimagazine@foriowa.org.


Things We Love About the University of Iowa at 175


What makes you proud to be a Hawkeye? Email uimagazine@foriowa.org.

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