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Professor Christina Wolbrecht hosts Zoom presentation annual Constitution Day Address over Zoom based on her new co-authored book

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, UNI hosted its annual Constitution Day Address to celebrate the day the Constitution was signed: Sept. 17. The event was hosted by UNI Professor and Department Head of Political Science, Scott Peters. Peters introduced this year’s speaker, Professor Christina Wolbrecht from Universi...

UNI-Dome to become voting site

The UNI Dome has been designated as a voting site for all residents of Black Hawk County. The stadium will be used both for early voting from Oct. 6-8 and general voting on Election Day, Nov. 3.

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 24, 2020

The UNI-Dome, which has been unusually empty this fall after the postponement of the Missouri Valley Conference football season, will soon take on a different life as the site of early and general election voting. UNI announced on Tuesday, Sept. 22 that the UNI-Dome would be available to Black Hawk ...

Local mask mandates: Waterloo extends, Black Hawk County fails to pass

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 24, 2020

On Monday, Sept. 21, the Waterloo City Council approved a six-week extension of the citywide mask mandate. The mandate, which was originally passed in late August, would have expired at the end of September. It will now be in place until early November, at which time it will once again be up for r...

Bars reopen in Black Hawk County

Bars in Black Hawk County open early after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation causing them to close.

AASHITA VADHERA, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

On Aug. 27, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation ordering bars to close in six counties in Iowa: Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn, Polk, Story and Johnson. The proclamation at that time was to be in effect until Sept. 20.  On Sept. 15, however, Reynolds announced that the bars of four out of the six coun...

COVID-19 on campus: numbers decrease

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 21, 2020

The UNI Student Health Center reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 among the campus community over the past week, bringing the campus’ cumulative total to 147 since the semester began. According to the university’s COVID-19 data report released on Friday, Sept. 18. the Student Health Center conducted...

Flu vs COVID-19: professors weigh in

The UNI Student Health Clinic hosts a walk-in flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Sept 15 in GBPAC. Flu shot clinics will continue for the next month as the clinic prepares to navigate flu season amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

EMMA'LE MAAS, Executive Editor

September 21, 2020

As the weather begins to change towards the cold winter ahead, one word that’s all too familiar comes to most minds: influenza. The CDC reports that 12,000-61,000 people have died from influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” annually since 2010. Most experts agree the season begins in the fall an...

UNI announces shift to Spring Semester

UNI announces shift to Spring Semester

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 17, 2020

When Parker Sherwood learned that his freshman year at UNI would not include the long-standing tradition of spring break, he was surprised but not opposed, he said. “I was a little shocked to hear that spring break was cancelled, but I knew it would be for the best,” said Sherwood, an undecided maj...

Bars set to reopen earlier than expected

Bars set to reopen earlier than expected

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 17, 2020

For the past two weekends, College Hill has been largely quiet due to Governor Kim Reynolds’ proclamation closing bars in six counties, including Black Hawk County. This weekend, things may look very different. Reynolds announced Tuesday afternoon that bars in Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn and Polk c...

Health Center cuts free STD testing

The UNI Student Health Center is no longer offering free STD testing for students this fall, citing a desire to avoid increasing student fees.

KIMBERLY CAVALIER, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

Beginning this semester, the Student Health Center will no longer be offering free sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing for students, instead opting to bill the students’ health insurance. According to Paula Knudson, UNI Vice President of Student Affairs, this decision was made in an effort ...

UNI announces Spring Schedule

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 14, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic already makes vacations unlikely in the near future, UNI students shouldn’t plan on traveling anywhere for spring break in 2021. In a press release on Monday, Sept. 14, as well as an email to the campus community, UNI announced that the spring 2021 academic calendar...

Students, community react to mandate

Students, community react to mandate

SARA QUALLEY, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

Face covering requirements are extending beyond UNI’s campus and will now be required everywhere in Cedar Falls where social distancing isn’t possible. Thanks to a resolution passed by the Cedar Falls City Council on Sept. 8, Cedar Falls residents five years of age and older must wear a face cove...

COVID-19 on campus: 17 new cases

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 14, 2020

The UNI Student Health Center reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 among the campus community over the past week, bringing the campus’ cumulative total to 132 since the semester began. According to the university’s third week of COVID-19 data reporting, released on Friday, Sept. 11, the Student He...

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