By now, many of you have heard about the decision by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General to reverse funding to replace UI’s flood-ravaged buildings, including the Voxman Music Building and Clapp Recital Hall. The UI School of Music remains optimistic that this situation will resolve favorably for the school and the University of Iowa. UI officials, the Iowa Board of Regents, and Iowa’s congressional delegation have reacted strongly in favor of advancing our flood recovery efforts without further delay. Students, faculty and staff, donors, and potential donors to these projects can be assured of the determination of the UI and the State of Iowa to work through the challenges posed by the historic flood of 2008 and its equally precedent-setting FEMA response. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.