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UNIFI hosts 10th annual Darwin Week

UNIFI hosts 10th annual Darwin Week

Beginning today and ending Thursday, Feb. 16, Darwin Week kicks off its annual lecture series revolving around evolution, skepticism and the progression of science. UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI) has been hosting...

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UNI Financial Aid offers ‘Live Like a Student’ course

KATHERINE JAMTGAARD, Staff Writer

“Live Like a Student,” a financial literacy course offered since 2010, will start Feb. 20. The course, which is offered through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, is available in September and October in...

February 13No Comments

Recent News Stories

Student takes to Facebook to air grievances with CFPD

Student takes to Facebook to air grievances with CFPD

February 9

ISA brings Valentine’s dance

February 9

No ban no wall rally

No ban no wall rally

February 6

Introducing President Nook

Introducing President Nook

February 2

Schindler re-opening

Schindler re-opening

February 2

Sports

Softball girls go 4-1 at UNI-Dome Classic

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor

The women’s softball team kicked their season off after they hosted the UNI-Dome Classic on Feb. 10. The team won four of their five games, their only loss coming from Wisconsin with a final score of 1-0. The teams they defea...

February 16No Comments

Recent Sports Stories

WBB bounce back with win

February 13

Men’s team wins three in a row

Men’s team wins three in a row

February 13

Panthers drop close one on road

February 9

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Opinion

NISG campaigns by the numbers

NISG campaigns by the numbers

AARON FRIEL, Opinion Columnist

Since the NISG Elections Blog began in 2011, campaigns have been tracked by some easily observable numbers: friends, likes and visibility on the campaign trail. In 2011, the first author of the elections blog, Trevor Boeckm...

February 16No Comments

Recent Opinion Stories

NISG election commission issues debate statement

February 16

Election commission puzzles with debate moderator choice

Election commission puzzles with debate moderator choice

February 13

The future of Obamacare

The future of Obamacare

February 9

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NISG Election

NISG campaigns by the numbers
NISG Election

NISG campaigns by the numbers

AARON FRIEL, Opinion Columnist
February 16

Since the NISG Elections Blog began in 2011, campaigns have been tracked by some easily observable numbers: friends, likes and visibility on the campaign trail. In 2011, the first author of the elections blog, Trevor Boeckmann, wrote, “Many of you may have noticed something in our candidate write-ups...Facebook friend counts. You must be thinking we can’t possibly be serious. It’s Facebook! Fri...

NISG Election

NISG election commission issues debate statement

February 16

The election commission upholds the standard of remaining an impartial, unbiased party during the election season. To uphold this standard, the commission decided to restructure the debate this election cycle. We have asked university students to create questions for the candidates that will address their most pressing concerns. Further, Jerry Soneson, the head of the Philosophy and World Religions Department, will moderate the debate. The moderator is an impartial party, as professors cannot vote ...

Election commission puzzles with debate moderator choice
NISG Election

Election commission puzzles with debate moderator choice

JACOB MADDEN and NICK FISHER
February 13

The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) debate is held each year during campaign season (this year’s debate is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union). Like debates at all levels of government, it is intended to help voters become informed on the positions of each candidate. According to Northern Iowan (NI) records, the NI has moderated the NISG debate for the last six elections...

NISG playing fast and loose with rules, constitution
NISG Election

NISG playing fast and loose with rules, constitution

Aaron Friel, Opinion Columnist
February 8

On Feb. 21, students may be given the opportunity to vote on, and therefore ratify, three amendments to the constitution. These amendments are substantive changes that address real issues that the senators have identified with the constitution, and add a new paid executive branch officer. Whether these amendments should be enacted should be decided by the student body. Unfortunately, until the publication...

NISG Election

What NISG election means to you

AARON FRIEL, Opinion Columnist
February 6

Editor's Note: The Northern Iowan Student Government Election Rules can be found here Two and a half weeks from now students will be asked to vote for student government, and if they’re unlucky enough to have a runoff, to vote again a week after that. The deluge of social media posts, endorsements and platform quotes will be so torrential that the National Weather Service may have to report on “NISG Election Tammy” sweeping through our respective news feeds and social circles. Like rippi...

Last year’s election brings rules review
NISG Election

Last year’s election brings rules review

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor
January 26

Each year UNI students elect new representatives to the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG). These students decide funding for student organizations and represent students in both internal and external affairs. This year the NISG campaigning will begin on Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. with a revised set of rules after last year’s NISG presidential election yielded election day allegations and caused a five...

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