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The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

After three years on the sports staff and one year as the Sports Editor, David Warrington says farewell.

Sports Editor says goodbye, farewell

DAVID WARRINGTON, Sports Editor Apr 26, 2023

My journey with the Northern Iowan started in August 2020. It was my first week on campus as a freshman and I was still trying to figure out life as a college student when I saw an email. Colin Horning,...

Former UNI provost Gloria Gibson was named as president of Northeastern Illinois University in March of 2018. She received a vote of no confidence in March of this year, just as she received a vote of no confidence in 2012 during her time at UNI.

Former UNI provost continues “no confidence” streak at NEIU

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Associate Campus Life Editor Apr 26, 2023

In December of 2008, Gloria Gibson was announced as the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Northern Iowa. On March 2, 2012, a vote of no confidence was passed by UNI faculty. In...

It was a monumental academic year for the Northern Iowan, especially during the 130th anniversary celebrations.

Koehler bids farewell as Managing Editor

EMMA KOEHLER, Managing Editor Apr 26, 2023

My time has come to say goodbye to the student publication that has built my journalism education here at UNI. I started at the Northern Iowan as a writer in the spring of 2021 and since then, I’ve taken...

The NI 2022-2023 staff went out to eat together at Los Cabos to celebrate their achievements together.

End of an Era: Benítez departs from the NI

NIXSON BENITEZ, Executive Editor Apr 26, 2023

The college search process and choosing the right fit was the hardest choice I have ever made in my life. I remember telling my voice coach Mary Anne Sims, also known as mama Sims, my official choice....

Remembering West Scheel

NI STAFF, NI Editors Apr 23, 2023

West Scheel was a UNI freshman described by loved ones as endlessly curious and creative. They were majoring in environmental science with minors in geology and hydrology. They were originally from Madison...

The UNI Climate Study, conducted in fall 2022, seeks to help understand interactions on campus, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic. 3,329 responses were collected from across campus.

Climate study results released

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Associate Campus Life Editor Apr 23, 2023

This past week, the UNI Climate Study was released to the public. According to the Climate Study website, “Rankin Climate, LLC, an external consulting firm specializing in action-focused climate assessments,”...

The vandalism first appeared early last week. The name Mack Brightman was written on the lower abdomen of the lowest acrobat on the sculpture. The name has since been removed.

Acrobats sculpture vandalized, restored

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer Apr 19, 2023

Who is Mack Brightman? Why was his name scrawled in black marker across the lower abdomen of an acrobat on the sculpture in front of Redeker? This mysterious vandal and his intentions are unknown. According...

After an extensive interview and nomination process, UNI Wind Ensemble Director Danny Galyen has been inducted into the American Bandmasters Association, a national premier society for conducting and musicians.

UNI band director takes national stage

Grant Pedersen, Staff Writer Apr 19, 2023

By this time next year, the director of the UNI Wind Ensemble will have been officially inaugurated into a lifetime position with the nationally-based American Bandmasters Association. Danny Galyen has...

In an effort to bring more attention to the many different perspectives and backgrounds within the UNI community, UNI Green Dot invites people to share what community looks like to them during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

“Through the Lens of a Panther” project collects photos of community

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer Apr 16, 2023

UNI’s Green Dot program is hosting a new project for the month of April, “Through the Lens of a Panther”  where staff, faculty and students can submit a photo they’ve taken on campus and include...

Iowa state legislature recently passed SF 496, which increases government regulation on education through means including book bans and restrictions over discussions involving gender identity and sexual orientation. UNI students entering the education field have to take these recent changes into consideration when looking for jobs and preparing for careers in the field.

Fulfilling or frightening?

ERIN MCRAE, Staff Writer Apr 16, 2023

The University of Northern Iowa has long been regarded as one of the midwest’s top spots for future educators, boasting a 98% placement rate after graduation. UNI is also in the top 1% in the nation...

The above seating map for the 2023 football season was published in a press release by UNI Athletics. The darkest shade of purple represents Tier 1 tickets, with decreasing tiers for each lighter shade. Red represents red zone tickets, and the new band and student sections are labeled with text.

Student Section Southbound

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Apr 12, 2023

The student section in the UNI-Dome is being kicked off of its home turf next football season — to a new location about 30 yards south. UNI Athletics announced a new football seating plan on Monday,...

The Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) will house the new nursing program next year. It is currently undergoing renovations to add specific lab spaces for the nursing program.

Nursing program takes shape

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Staff Writer Apr 10, 2023

*Correction: The School of Health and Human Sciences is dependent on future approval by the Board of Regents. On Nov. 10, 2022, UNI announced that a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program would be coming...

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