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"Bridges of Madison County" author makes donation to UNI

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

"Bridges of Madison County" author Robert Waller is making a large donation to the University of Northern Iowa, where he earned degrees in 1962 & 1964.

Royalties from his famous book, along with royalties from his other books, will go to UNI's Rod Library. Waller is also giving to a number of scholarships - all adding up to a large seven-figure gift to the university. 12 million copies of "Bridges" have been sold worldwide. It has also been made into a major film and is performed in theaters.

Waller also taught in UNI's College of Business Administration for more than 20 years, serving six of those years as dean.

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