Flood recovery celebration

The University of Iowa celebrated a milestone Wednesday, marking eight years after the flood that devastated the campus and Iowa City in June 2008.

University faculty, staff, students, and the greater community gathered to recognize flood-recovery efforts that have taken place in the last eight years. The event highlighted numerous grand openings set to happen this fall, particularly for the new Voxman Music building, Visual Arts Building, and Hancher.

“I’m thrilled to be here to celebrate and commemorate our long road to recovery,” Martha Kirby, the UI Staff Council president in 2008, said at the event.

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The Daily Iowan