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Ronald E. Roberts Obituary

Ronald E. Roberts Obituary
November 23, 2020

Ronald E. Roberts passed away on October 29, 2020 of COVID-19 complications at Ravenwood Specialty Care, Waterloo, Iowa.  He had been a resident at Ravenwood for the past 5 years after experiencing a...

Reynolds implements mask mandate

After pushing back against a mask mandate since March, Governor Kim Reynolds implements mandate through Dec. 10.
November 19, 2020

On Monday, Nov. 16, Governor Kim Reynolds announced new statewide enhanced public health measures in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Iowa.  Most notable among the new regulations included...

Students plan for a long winter break

Students gear up for winter term online classes and make other plans for the extended winter break.
November 19, 2020

As fall semester classes officially conclude on Nov. 25, UNI students are facing a winter break longer than any they’ve ever experienced. In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 following the...

Related: UNI reaffirms plan for spring 2021 courses

November 19, 2020

In a campus-wide email on Wednesday, UNI Provost Jim Wohlpart reiterated the campus’ proposed calendar for the spring 2021 semester, including a Jan. 25 start date, no spring break and a May 7 conclusion. ...

As cases climb, some classes finish fall semester virtually

Some UNI professors have shifted their classes to virtual delivery at the end of the semester in the face of rising rates of COVID-19.
November 19, 2020

As UNI fast approaches the end of this uniquely challenging semester, some classes have made a last-minute change to online learning. In these last couple of weeks, as COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in Black...

COVID-19 on campus: slight decline

This graphic depicts the positivity rate on campus as well as other statistics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 16, 2020

After several weeks of rapidly increasing case counts and positivity rates, this week’s COVID-19 update from the UNI Student Health Center indicated a slight decrease in both areas. According to data...

Everybody has problems, don’t face them alone

November 16, 2020

“Everybody has problems; you either get over them or you don’t. If you don’t, you choose to take the easy way out of life.” My dad said this to me shortly after I turned 9 or 10 years old. This...

REC talks activism on Purple Couch

Students Mohammed Rawwas and Laura Roman Jimenez of the Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC) participate in a Purple Couch Courageous Conversation on November 11 with moderator Jamie Butler Chidozie.
November 16, 2020

UNI held its second Purple Couch Courageous Conversation on Wednesday,  Nov. 11, this time tackling student activism in regards to UNI’s campus. The Purple Couch Courageous Conversations is a series...

UNI to host IHSAA games as planned

Although Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently tightened restrictions for youth and high school sporting events, the UNI-Dome will still host the IHSSA football semifinals and finals as planned prior to the proclamation.
November 12, 2020

The UNI-Dome will host the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) football semifinals this weekend as previously planned, despite increased restrictions from Governor Kim Reynolds announced this...

Test Iowa site comes to UNI campus

UNI brings a Test Iowa site to campus for students and staff.
November 12, 2020

Amid the rising COVID-19 cases on campus and in the state of Iowa, UNI has decided to enhance their testing capabilities and bring a Test Iowa site to campus to serve students and staff. The testing...

Illuminate Dance Troupe has final fall show

Members of the IDT perform a Dutch folk dance, musical theater and other dances at their last performance of the semester.
November 12, 2020

On Nov. 10 the Illuminate Dance Troupe (IDT) held their second performance for the year. This performance featured several styles of dance; folk, ballroom and studio style dances to name a few. The Illuminate...

Biden wins election, UNI reacts

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and President-elect Joe Biden triumphantly raise their hands after declaring victory on Saturday, Nov. 7.
November 9, 2020

Four days past Election Day, Americans at last received the news: the nation will soon have a new president. Multiple media sources, from AP News to CNN to Fox News to the New York Times, called the...

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