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UNI continues adapting to COVID-19

UNI continues adapting to COVID-19

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

August 27, 2020

After Iowa’s two other public universities released the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported on their campuses this week, UNI plans to begin releasing COVID-19 information on Friday. “Beginning Friday, university data related to COVID-19 will be posted at forwardtogether.uni.edu,” the university’s official Twi...

New procedures keep campus clean

New procedures keep campus clean

KAYLA LAWRENCE, Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

During the midst of a pandemic, there really is no such thing as too clean; UNI, it seems, has taken that to heart. Even before the much-debated return to campus, both students and staff had experienced firsthand the expectations and stress the university placed on cleanliness. Every student was required to ...

Summer orientation shifts to online in wake of COVID-19

Summer orientation shifts to online in wake of COVID-19

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 22, 2020

During UNI’s two-day orientation sessions throughout the summer, incoming Panthers typically meet with advisors, explore the campus, stay overnight in a dorm and register for fall classes.  This summer, due to the social distancing restrictions imposed by COVID-19, those sessions will take place onlin...

Student employment impacted due to COVID-19

Student employment impacted due to COVID-19

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

According to the University of Northern Iowa’s Career Services website, more than 5,400 students work on campus. Due to COVID-19 and the subsequent closing of campus operations, many of these students lost their jobs and income.  Hannah Menken, junior family services major, reflected on her su...

UNI announces university’s first case of COVID-19

UNI announces university's first case of COVID-19

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 16, 2020

As the northeast corner of Iowa enters a virtual lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19, the UNI community announced the university’s first case of COVID-19. The individual was an employee who has not been on campus in over 30 days and who is currently self-isolating at home, according to a ca...

UNI Counseling Center moves to telehealth appointments amid COVID-19

UNI Counseling Center moves to telehealth appointments amid COVID-19

ABIGAIL KRAFT, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

As students transition to online learning at home due to COVID-19,  students will still be able to access mental health resources while not on campus. The UNI Counseling Center has transitioned to telehealth appointments in order to reach students they cannot see in person. This includes Zoom and ph...

UNI releases new update following Gov. Reynolds’ new guidelines

UNI releases new update following Gov. Reynolds' new guidelines

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 9, 2020

Following updated direction from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds calling for the closures of additional public facilities due to COVID-19, UNI administration announced further closures and restrictions of access to campus buildings on Wednesday, April 8. “In order to continue to emphasize the health and safety of ou...

UNI moves remainder of spring semester online

UNI moves remainder of spring semester online

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

March 19, 2020

As the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa reached 29 on Wednesday, March 18, the three Regents institutions took steps to stop the disease from spreading on the campuses of Iowa’s public universities. UNI, along with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University (ISU), made the...

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