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Instagram needs an insta-fix

A recent radical weight-loss movement spearheaded by a conglomerate of online communities is now gaining popularity as they capitalize on the exposure provided by social networking applications via social networking sites like Facebook. It is the responsibility of Facebook to take a stand against the movement by eradicating "thinspo" communities from its network.


Phil's Day 2012: Giving and Receiving at the University of Iowa

Philanthropy is good for everyone — the giver and the receiver. That's why my husband, Jerre (1965 B.B.A.), and I set goals for ourselves to reach out and help create future leaders in business, medicine, research, and education. We both believe that the University of Iowa is truly one of the best universities anywhere, in all aspects — and also is one of the best places for us to help prepare these leaders.


Fair trials and tweeting can coexist

Twitter has become a tool of the trade for America's journalists, but judges are grappling with how to deal with the messaging in courtrooms. According to an article by the Associated Press, "the micro-blogging site is increasingly putting reporters on a collision course with judges who fear it could threaten a defendant's right to a free trial." We've been down this path before.


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