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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

At the most recent Iowa Board of Regents Meeting, UNI President Mark Nook reported on UNIs plan to adhere to DEI directives.

DIS Dissolved

NOAH HACKBART, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

The nine-member Board of Regents, Iowa’s governing body for its three public universities, convened at the Alumni Center on Iowa State University’s campus last week. The meeting comes on the heels...

Several of the athletes interviewed mentioned that they find the most support from their fellow teammates and coaches. Since the creation of the part-time counselor position, athletes say there have been many more open conversations about mental health.

Struggles beyond the scoreboard

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor May 1, 2024

Senior Issa Sullivan wears many hats: captain of the UNI women’s tennis team, movement and exercise science major on the pre-physician’s assistant track, member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Though...

Professor Vince Gotera was recently named Iowa Poet Laureate by
Govenor Kim Reynolds. Gotera will serve a two-year term, and is the fifth
ever Iowa Poet Laureate.

Vince Gotera named Iowa Poet Laureate

KATE MURPHY, Staff Writer Apr 24, 2024

This past February, Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed UNI’s Vince Gotera as this year’s Iowa Poet Laureate. Vince Gotera is a professor in the Department of Languages & Literatures at the University...

The Debate team has been around for a number of years at UNI, but has been rejuvenated this year with new
members and a new director. Squid Monteith was named ‘2024 New Director of the Year.’

Debate team strikes gold

ESTELLE JOHNSON, Staff Writer Apr 24, 2024

Winning trophy after trophy, the UNI Debate Team has been rocking their tournaments this year. They’ve competed in debates located in Oklahoma, Kansas and more. The members and coaches of the debate...

UNI has been collecting feedback from students and community members
to redesign the Maucker Union rooftop plaza. Before the building was constructed in 1967, the site had two intersecting sidewalks. The rooftop
being walkable has always been an important part of the union’s design.

Maucker Union rooftop to be redesigned

HOPE SCHULTE, Staff Writer, Graphic Designer Apr 24, 2024

One of the University of Northern Iowa’s most iconic buildings and center for student activity is looking to get a facelift. It was recently announced that the rooftop plaza of Maucker Union will...

In the 1930s, the Homeowners Land Corporation created a series of redlining maps, like the one above of Waterloo, Iowa. These maps classified areas of the cities based on the level of real estate security, which likely played a role in companies denying loans to minority populations for decades. The effects are still felt today, with Wallstreet 24/7 ranking Waterloo as the sixth worst place to be Black in the United States in 2023.

Uprooting Redlining

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Apr 24, 2024

Decaying houses, abandoned buildings and residual pollution from the Rath Packing Company reflect a troubled history of housing discrimination, economic disparity and segregation in a select number of...

Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, some political science students are working on ways to reach students with voting information. They are look-
ing at possible partnerships with UNI Athletics to connect with students.

Students campaign for voter participation

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Apr 17, 2024

“Let your voice be heard.” That’s the message UNI student Grace Croat wants students to know as presidential and congressional elections begin in November. Croat is currently in a political science...

Students talked about the tight-knit community that was formed during their
time in the TAPP program.

TAPP’s final walk

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Apr 16, 2024

“Bittersweet.”  This was the word that eight of the nine Textiles and Apparel Program (TAPP) students participating in the final catwalk used to describe how they were feeling about the program...

Unlocking the RA experience

Unlocking the RA experience

Editor’s Note: This article is a follow-up to,“The R(A)eality of Being an RA'' published by the Northern Iowan in 2022. One of the contributors to this article is Bailey Klinkhammer, who served as...

 Kendall Lienemann and Paige German table in Maucker Union to promote the Rummage Rampage event coming to Maucker Union on April 15.

Rummage Rampage coming to campus

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Apr 8, 2024

A thrifting paradise is coming to campus thanks to UNI students who are working to educate the campus community about the harmful effects of fashion waste.  UNI students Kendall Lienemann, Paige German,...

OneBuzz, a social media company founded for students by students, will be bringing a bar crawl to the Hill April 27.

Bar crawling for a cause

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Apr 6, 2024

The Hill is going to be busier than usual April 27, as OneBuzz, a social media company founded by University of Iowa students, is bringing an unofficial bar crawl to UNI. Over 250 people have already...

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