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Senator Harkin visits campus and Maharishi Vedic City
The Review, Vol. 20, #5 Translate This Article
Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, United States
10 November 2004
United States Senator Tom Harkin visited MUM campus last month and met with senior administrators and researchers and had a short tour of Maharishi Vedic City the following day.
The visit was initiated by Senator Harkin when he was planning a trip to Fairfield to give a talk to an entrepreneurship conference.
Senator Harkin is the ranking Democrat on the Senate subcommittee that funds the National Institutes of Health, whose National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has provided some $20 million in funding for research at Maharishi University of Management.
The Senator wanted to meet the researchers and to learn about the University's wellness program.
Senator Harkin was greeted by Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi School students, who presented him with flowers.
During the meeting David Sands, M.D., medical director of the University's Health Center, explained the University's wellness program. After hearing from Dr. Sands and the researchers, Senator Harkin said, 'You are all into preventive care—I am very proud of you for what you do.
Tom Brooks presented the University's organic farming operation. 'Senator Harkin was very impressed that we grow our own food,' said Jennine Fellmer, who helped to coordinate the visit.
University President Dr. Bevan Morris invited the Senator to visit Maharishi Vedic City, and the next day he was given a short tour by Executive Vice-President Craig Pearson and Ms. Fellmer. They visited The Raj Health Spa and the organic agriculture greenhouses, where he was presented with some fresh-picked vegetables.
'He was very interested in all our programs for health and more holistic functioning,' Ms. Fellmer said.
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