In my 1 and a half years of attendence at this school, I have thoroughly enjoyed the university of Iowa's nightlife and small town atmosphere. Aside from one questionably placed dormitory, the housing is very centralized and close to the classroom buildings. The culinary selections in the marketplaces are vast and varied, allowing complete freedom to customize one's diet with healthy tastes from around the globe. The small, Iowa city based personality of the school makes one feel very welcomed and serves as a small sneak peek as to what living in the real world is actually like. Faculty and staff are extremely kind and approachable and the school spirit surrounding its athletics is rivaled by none. On the weekends, parties can be heard on almost every block and Nite-ride ensures that impaired students return to their homes safely and quickly. One thing I would like to change, however, is the university's ability to prevent sexual assaults of women at these parties.