School board names new elementary school

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 26, 2011 7:10 AM

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The Iowa City School Board voted to name the new elementary school Norman Borlaug Elementary.

Board members said they were looking for an inspirational person with a significant contribution and a connection to Iowa.

Borlaug, an Iowa native, won the Nobel Peace Prize, and was a scientist, agronomist, and a humanitarian who worked to end world hunger.

His work earned him the nickname “father of the green revolution.”

— by Grace Gathua

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