University of Iowa President Sally Mason discusses the 2008 flood
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University of Iowa President Sally Mason calls the 2008 flood the defining event of her presidency. As conditions grew continually worse from the previous February up through the flood, University and community experts held meetings in preparation for the disaster. President Mason’s describes her presence in those preparations, as well as her roles as a leader, organizer, sandbag volunteer, and media contact that June. Listen to her fascinating discussion of the institutional planning that preceded the flood, as well as the University and the State’s responses and the ongoing recovery efforts since.
Interviewer Eric Zimmer
Iowa City Flood
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