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Conversations regarding the Panther Plot's future are ongoing as NISG president Samantha Bennet gauges interest.

Panther Plot pauses, possible return

SARA QUALLEY April 29, 2021

UNI has decided to discontinue the Panther Plot student-run garden located south of campus on College Street. UNI Presidential Scholars opened the Panther Plot in 2013 “to allow for local food growth...

Kohli and Burke are the first two candidates that have been announced. The remaining two candidates are set to visit virtually in the beginning of May.

First two provost candidates announced

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor April 29, 2021

As the semester is winding down, the search for the next UNI Provost is just heating up. Following the news that Provost Jim Wohlpart will leave UNI in June to become the next president of Central Washington...

Executive Editor Emma'le Maas prepares to graduate and say goodbye to UNI and the Northern Iowan.

Executive Editor bids farewell to NI

EMMA'LE MAAS, Executive Editor April 29, 2021

When I first came to UNI, I didn’t have much of any purpose. I had no clue what I wanted to do and was mostly going through the motions that had been expected of me. In the middle of my freshman year,...

N.I. en Español: ¡Trabaja con nosotros en el año que viene!

NIXSON BENITEZ April 29, 2021

El equipo de editores de 2020-2021 ha traído un capítulo exitoso al Northern Iowan. Con la adición de Northern Iowan en Español, el NI ha comenzado con éxito a traer el contenido y la traducción...

A group of volunteers stand by a table of bead necklaces, each signifying a different way in which suicide has affected people's lives.

Walk supports suicide prevention

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor April 26, 2021

On Saturday, April 24, UNI students and community members participated in an Out of the Darkness Walk supporting suicide awareness and mental health resources. The UNI event, which took place from 12-3:30...

Protestors take part in the

Chauvin trial ends, but legacy lives on

EMMA'LE MAAS, Executive Editor April 26, 2021

Note: Our Executive Editor traveled to the Twin Cities for a class project and reported from the scene for this story. “I know him!” a kid excitedly announced to his mom while pointing to a picture...

This graphic depicts the rate and number of COVID-19 cases on campus as well as other statistics regarding the ongoing pandemic.

COVID-19 on campus: cases drop, more vaccination clinics planned

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor April 26, 2021

As the spring semester concludes, UNI students are receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations and the prevalence of the novel coronavirus on the UNI campus is falling. According to Student Health Center testing...

Freshman orientation will once again be held virtually this upcoming year, but UNI Now will still offer in-person events to help students get to know one another and UNI.

Online orientation returns with changes


Freshman orientation is a memorable time in a college student’s career as they prepare for college life, meet friends and advisors and get acquainted with campus. The-still prevalent coronavirus pandemic...

Links to each of the shows will be posted on their website in addition to the videos being uploaded to the TAPP YouTube channel and instagram.

UNI Fashion Week takes to the catwalk

SARA QUALLEY April 22, 2021

UNI’s Textiles and Apparel Program (TAPP) presents its first virtual UNI Fashion Week beginning on April 26. This year’s six-day fashion week is called “Catwalk 29” and will feature six unique...

After 2.5 years with the Northern Iowan, News Editor Elizabeth Kelsey says goodbye to UNI and the NI.

News editor bids farewell to the NI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor April 22, 2021

Writing ledes isn’t always my strong suit, and it appears this goodbye column is no exception. I’ve written the entire article; I simply can’t decide how to begin it. I suppose there’s some...

UNI students and staff had the opportunity to get this first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on campus this past week.

Panthers get vaccinated on campus

EMMA'LE MAAS, Executive Editor April 19, 2021

Vaccination clinics opened at the University of Northern Iowa from April 14-16 for students and staff.  Panthers received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, a two-shot vaccination. All...

This was the second academic discussion the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology has hosted this semester.

Virtual Diversity Colloquium discusses health inequalities

NICK BAUR April 19, 2021

Four local healthcare and human rights experts gathered in a Zoom virtual conference call on the evening of Thursday, April 15 for an academic seminar about health inequalities in the age of COVID-19....

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