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A former UNI student has been arrested following alleged threats towards administrators.

Former UNI student facing charges following threats

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Feb 21, 2024

A former UNI student is facing charges for allegedly harassing school officials and threatening to shoot a university employee. The most recent charges allege Aisha Ahamad Nyala, 25, used an Instagram...

2024 LLT members Alli Webster, Molly Scott and Noah Hackbart with House Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst.

From campus to the Statehouse: LLT at work

NOAH HACKBART, Staff Writer Feb 21, 2024

Editor’s note: Noah Hackbart currently serves as the Director of Governmental Relations for Northern Iowa Student Government.  The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) is the primary advocacy...

After reigning as the largest fraternity or sorority house on campus for nearly 25 years, the SAE house on 23rd Street has been listed for sale. The chapter declined to comment on the reason behind the selling of the house.

Fraternity house for sale

TAYLOR NOHRENBERG, Staff Writer Feb 21, 2024

One of the University of Northern Iowa’s most notable fraternity and sorority houses belonging to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity is going up on the real estate market at a whopping price tag...

Warren stepped into the role of head coach at UNI in 2007—her first collegiate head coaching position. She was the first Black woman to coach basketball in the Missouri Valley Conference and was the first Black woman to become a head coach of any sport at UNI.

The Tanya Warren Era

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Feb 21, 2024

After an 18-point comeback, a career-best performance from point guard Maya McDermott and a victory that broke the all-time conference wins record in the Missouri Valley, Head Women’s Basketball Coach...

A photo of the exterior of the Applied Engineering Building.

UNI showcases Applied Engineering Building

TAYLOR NOHRENBERG, Staff Writer Feb 20, 2024

The University of Northern Iowa’s (UNI) Applied Engineering Building hosted local media members and business partners during a media tour on Tuesday, Feb. 20, that highlighted the state-of-the-art construction...

The $25 million donation from David Wilson (left) was made to advance business ethics education on campus.
As part of that initiative, a professor in the Philosophy and World Religions Department, Robert Earle (right) was
recently named the first Wilson Ethics Fellow to offer more ethics courses and programming.

Wilson donation making strides

JO BRAHMS, Staff Writer Feb 13, 2024

Just four months ago, David W. Wilson donated $25 million to the College of Business. Since then, there has been a slew of behind-the-scenes work making old dreams a new reality. Wilson, a 1970 UNI alum,...

Chalk appeared around campus last week promoting the first Students
for Life meeting of the semester. The chalk above promotes the meeting’s
place and time with the phrase “Yay babies!” at the top.

Reproductive rights discourse heats up

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Feb 13, 2024

The revival of a student organization is sparking conversation on campus about reproductive rights and abortion.  The organization, Students for Life, was inactive last semester, but freshman social...

Ruffin is committed to trying to bring back the Divine Nine, a group of
historically Black Greek organizations. She is the current president of Delta
Sigma Theta at UNI, and wants to bring that opportunity to more students.

Bringing back the Divine Nine

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Feb 13, 2024

“Intelligence is the torch of wisdom.”  Delta Sigma Theta’s open motto depicts what makes a Delta Sigma Theta woman. A dedication to public service, high intellectual standards and a commitment...

Patrick Luensmann, UNI 2012 graduate, was recently appointed as director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and is hoping to make business dreams a reality for students and Cedar Valley entrepreneurs alike.

The JPEC: Inviting innovation

TAYLOR NOHRENBERG, Staff Writer Feb 7, 2024

The University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) has a new face among its ranks with the appointment of 2012 UNI graduate Patrick Luensmann as the Center’s new director. “It’s...

Donations for the memorial tree can be directed toward the above Venmo account.

Speech pathology students remember classmate

KRISTIN MOOS, Staff Writer Feb 7, 2024

Amelia Folkedahl, a second-year graduate student in UNI’s speech pathology program who passed away on Nov. 9, 2023, is being remembered by her peers through the creation of a memorial tree. Amelia grew...

GSS partners with Out and Ally Network to provide staff presence

GSS partners with Out and Ally Network to provide staff presence

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Feb 7, 2024

After the departure of a full-time staff member at the end of last semester, some UNI faculty are collaborating with Gender and Sexuality Services (GSS) to provide needed support and resources. Last week,...

UNI alum Archer Trip volunteers to lead the Queer Book Club. The group
meets to discuss the queer books they are reading and to create a safe
space of community for LGBT students and allies.

Celebrating queer stories

KRISTIN MOOS, Staff Writer Feb 7, 2024

Amidst the recent restrictions on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) on college campuses across the country, services for gay and transgender students at universities have also suffered. The UNI Queer...

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