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Study Abroad Fair

Study Abroad Fair

Monique Smith, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the annual Study Abroad Fair took place in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The event started at 11 a.m. and finished at 3 p.m. The Study Abroad Center organized the fair to educate the students of UNI about the opportunities available to them and to encourage more students to take...

Nook’s State of the University Address

Nook’s State of the University Address

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Copy Editor

September 21, 2017


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President Mark A. Nook, seven and half months into his tenure as President of UNI, gave his first State of the University Address on Monday. The annual speech, given in the Lang Hall Auditorium to a crowd of over 100, was one of many “firsts” throughout Nook’s first full academic year as UNI’s ...

Candidate talks about abolishing BOR

Candidate talks about abolishing BOR

KELSEY CHIDLEY, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett  recently made headlines when he indicated that he hopes to eliminate the Iowa Board of Regents and establish separate boards of trustees for each of Iowa’s public universities and its two specialty schools. Corbett is a republican candidate for governor. “Students cou...

Mohair Pear’s 7th Annual Pear Fair

Mohair Pear’s 7th Annual Pear Fair

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


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There was an indie craft invasion on College Hill Saturday, Sept. 16, with the seventh annual Pear Fair. Over 25 local and regional vendors came to the corner of 22nd and College Street, right by the Octopus bar, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Allison Dickinson, — a junior studying geography, —this was...

A Greek tradition reignited

A Greek tradition reignited

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor

September 18, 2017


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Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Incorporated is new to most students on campus at UNI. However, the fraternity has a storied history in the US that highlights the uniqueness of Latin American culture. According to the Lambda Theta Phi website, Lambda Theta Phi was founded in 1975 on the campus of...

Assault advocacy office comes to campus

Assault advocacy office comes to campus

KELSEY CHIDLEY, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


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Survivors of sexual assault can find a new resource on campus through the Riverview Center. Kaylee Michelson, the UNI campus coordinator and sexual assault advocate, is responsible for coordinating the partnership between UNI and this organization, as well as ensuring that UNI students who are aff...

The Storm Lake Times: A tale of how a small Iowa paper received a Pulitzer

The Storm Lake Times: A tale of how a small Iowa paper received a Pulitzer

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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UNI alumnus Tom Cullen, a reporter for The Storm Lake Times, spoke on campus on Sept. 7 about how the small-town newspaper won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. The staff at The Storm Lake Times, which prints twice a week and has an estimated circulation of 3,300, earned the award for t...

Six-game soccer win streak comes to an end

Six-game soccer win streak comes to an end

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Writer

September 14, 2017


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The UNI women’s soccer team lost their first game of the season this past Sunday after a 2-1 loss to the Montana Grizzlies at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex in Waterloo. The loss ended the Panthers’ initial six game winning streak. Despite the loss, which came after the Grizzlies made a game-...

UNI-CUE helps ‘Discover the Dream’

UNI-CUE helps ‘Discover the Dream’

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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This Friday, Sept. 15, 24 sixth-graders from the Waterloo area will get their first opportunity to be mentored by UNI students. This mentoring program, dubbed Discover the Dream, is organized by the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE). “The goal is to get [the fifth-grade stude...

CP lots cause tension on north side of campus

CP lots cause tension on north side of campus

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Copy Editor

September 14, 2017


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Throughout the summer and during the first weeks of the fall semester, many students have purchased C Preferred (CP) parking passes. The passes are designated for parking lots that are placed more closely to student dormitories than a standard C or R pass, giving a student holding a CP pass the luxury o...

DACA Dreamers close to home

DACA Dreamers close to home

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

September 11, 2017


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“Iowa is welcoming.” “Families belong together.” “No racism, no fear.” “Immigrants are welcome here.” These were just some of the chants that reverberated throughout Main Street this past Friday, as hundreds of Cedar Valley community members, many of whom were current and former UNI stu...

Tuition Task Force devises tuition plans

Tuition Task Force devises tuition plans

KELSEY CHIDLEY, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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With the start of a new school year comes many changes, and this year, one of these changes was an increase in the cost of tuition at UNI. On Aug. 7, a committee known as the Tuition Task Force met at UNI to discuss this measure, which came as a result of state budget cuts to post-secondary education fun...

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