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UNI, DMACC announce partnership

UNI, DMACC announce partnership

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Students from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) seeking to transfer to UNI will now have the option to remain in the Des Moines area, thanks to a recent partnership developed by DMACC President Rob Denson and UNI President Mark Nook. As announced  on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the DMACC Urban camp...

UNI voter turnout top among IA public universities

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

November 11, 2019

UNI had the highest voter turnout among Iowa’s three public universities for the 2018 midterm elections, according to a recent announcement from Iowa Campus Compact’s Iowa Voting Challenge. According to the organization’s website, the statewide challenge was the result of a 2018 partnership be...

Translator and author Ugarte visits UNI

Translator and author Ugarte visits UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

November 7, 2019

Approximately 50 UNI students, faculty and community members gathered in the Slife Ballroom in the UNI Commons at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, for a talk given by translator and author Michael Ugarte. Ugarte visited campus as part of the 2019-2020 Hearst Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Lang...

REC launches #UNIisnotanAlly campaign

REC launches #UNIisnotanAlly campaign

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

November 4, 2019

Following President Nook’s Oct. 30 email to campus regarding the concerns of the UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC), members of REC have launched a social media campaign titled #UNIisnotanAlly. “In view of the fact that UNI has chosen community engagement and diversity and inclusion as some ...

President Nook addresses Racial and Ethnic Commission and campus

Elizabeth Kelsey, News Editor

November 2, 2019

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, UNI President Mark Nook addressed the campus in an email regarding the Racial and Ethnic Commission (REC), a group of students formed at UNI in spring of 2019 following the events of the Waka Flocka Flame concert.  In February 2019, the UNI administration limited ticket sales an...

Author Sandra Cisneros visits UNI

Author Sandra Cisneros visits UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 31, 2019

For author Sandra Cisneros, writing is a personal and restorative process. “As artists, we have to break our hearts open in two every time we write,” she said, addressing the full Lang Hall Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Cisneros is the best-selling author of “The House on Mango St...

Speaker encourages mental health discussion

Speaker encourages mental health discussion

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Trigger warning: The following article contains themes of suicide, mental health, bullying and drug use. Over the course of Ross Trowbridge’s hour-and-a-half long presentation on mental health, an average of 90 people lost their lives to suicide. In total, nearly one million people die by suicide...

UNI alum discusses foreign policy

UNI alum discusses foreign policy

EMMA PISTARINO, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m., UNI alumnus and former U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia John Dinger held a forum in Sabin Hall titled “When Politics Trumps Expertise: Ukraine, Turkey, Syria and Foreign Policy Making in the Trump White House.” Speaking to an audience of about 50 students, faculty and ...

Correction to ‘ISSO panel discusses transitions’ story

Staff

October 31, 2019

In the Monday, Oct. 28 edition of the Northern Iowan, in the story titled ‘ISSO panel discusses transitions,’ Isabela Varela is quoted as saying, “It is very important to stay away from cultural assumptions. At the end of the day, all cultures are the same, [and] communication happens in the same w...

Candidate Julián Castro visits UNI

Candidate Julián Castro visits UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 28, 2019

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro greeted more than 30 UNI students, faculty and community members in the College Eye Room of the Maucker Union at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Castro was the third presidential candidate to visi...

ISSO panel discusses transitions

ISSO panel discusses transitions

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Rod Library 287, Isabela Varela, director of the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), gave a presentation about teaching international students. The presentation offered advice for teachers to better assist international students in the classr...

Warren holds town hall in West Gym

Warren holds town hall in West Gym

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, over 700 UNI students, staff and community members gathered to hear presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speak in the West Gym. Warren, a Harvard University professor, is a frontrunner out of 19 candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In ...

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