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City Council to confirm student liaison

City Council to confirm student liaison

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Copy Editor
February 20
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Tonight, the Cedar Falls City Council will make the vote to approve the appointment of Cade Olmstead as the temporary UNI Student Liaison. According to the Feb. 20 regular meeting agenda for the CF City Council, the vote will approve the recommendation of Mayor Jim Brown for this new trial position to s...

Darwin Week encourages skepticism

Darwin Week encourages skepticism

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer
February 16
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Conspiracies, GMO’s, beetles and superstitions are just a few of the topics permeating the minds of audience members as Darwin Week wraps up its annual lecture series. Ending tonight with a lecture from a NASA engineer, Darwin Week will have covered topics ranging from biblical skepticism, fraudulent...

UPDATE: UNI United Faculty opposes labor bill

UPDATE: UNI United Faculty opposes labor bill

NICK FISHER, Executive Editor
February 16
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UNI faculty and other campus groups are moving to oppose an Iowa bill that would strip rights away from public-sector union workers, including members of United Faculty, UNI’s faculty union. The bill, introduced just a week ago, would limit negotiations between union reps and employers to base wage...

Students respond to travel ban

Students respond to travel ban

KAUSHIK MAHIDA, Staff Writer
February 16
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President Trump recently signed an executive order restricting travel to the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. As a result, ripples of concern are being felt among the Muslim students here at UNI. Amidst fears of not being able to return to the US to continue their educat...

UNIFI hosts 10th annual Darwin Week

UNIFI hosts 10th annual Darwin Week

February 13
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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 the Darwin Week lecture series since 2006, according to Casey McGregor, UNIFI...

UNI Financial Aid offers ‘Live Like a Student’ course

KATHERINE JAMTGAARD, Staff Writer
February 13
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“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 the fall semester and February in the spring. This semester’s course will be...

Student takes to Facebook to air grievances with CFPD

Student takes to Facebook to air grievances with CFPD

NICK FISHER, Executive Editor
February 9
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A Jan. 24 Facebook post by a UNI student regarding the Cedar Falls Police Department’s handling of her sexual assault case went viral, reaching more than 2,000 shares in just a few days. Chloe Cumberland, a freshman elementary education major, said she was sexually assaulted by an Iowa State Univ...

ISA brings Valentine’s dance

ALLISON MAZZARELLA, Staff Writer
February 9
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This Friday, February 10, students will have the opportunity to join the International Student Association (ISA) at the Old Central Ballroom for a Valentine’s dance called “Midnight Under the Moon” – a night featuring music, dance, food and prizes.  The event, which starts at 8 p.m., is free...

No ban no wall rally

No ban no wall rally

NICK FISHER, Executive Editor
February 6
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Over 1,000 protesters converged on Main Street Cedar Falls Sunday shouting “No ban! No wall!” The demonstration spilled along several city blocks and into the intersection near the Cedar Falls Public Library and US Representative Rod Blum’s office. They were voicing opposition to President Donald ...

Introducing President Nook

Introducing President Nook

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor
February 2
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Mark Nook officially stepped into the role of UNI president yesterday amidst a multimillion dollar de-appropriation to UNI’s budget, proposed legislation that could impact faculty and controversial executive orders coming from the White House. The former chancellor of Montana State University Billings is...

Schindler re-opening

Schindler re-opening

SARAH RITONDALE, Staff Writer
February 2
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After a renovation process that lasted nearly two years, the Schindler Education Center re-opened at the beginning of the semester. The building has many new features that both faculty and students can take advantage of. Now that the building is open, education majors can not only have most of their...

More construction coming to the Hill

More construction coming to the Hill

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer
February 2
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More construction is set to begin on College Hill this summer.  UNI alumni Brent Dahlstrom and Ryan Kriener are partnering to provide students with modern living close to campus. The project, called The Landing, will be a five story apartment complex with ground-level parking and various apartment o...

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