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Tails on Trails brings dogs to campus

Tails on Trails brings dogs to campus

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor

April 26, 2018


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The UNI community had the opportunity to walk dogs, fly kites and spend some time outdoors this past Friday at AmeriCorps’ second Tails on Trails event. The event was organized in partnership with NISG, UNI Men’s Rugby, the Green Project, Sigma Gamma Epsilon — the earth science honor society ...

Students celebrate Earth Day in the sun

Students celebrate Earth Day in the sun

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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With the smell of veggie burgers and s’mores in the air, the UNI Earth Day Celebration, hosted by the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC), brought student organizations and community members together for a day of Earth-friendly activities. Held in the Northwest Courtyard of Maucker U...

Political views continue to change on campus

Political views continue to change on campus

CALEB STEKL, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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In an age of increasingly polarized politics, college campuses have become political battlegrounds for liberals and conservatives alike, with protests erupting across the country. However, the education students receive can have a big impact on how they view politics and the world. “The liberal arts ...

VertigoMini performance art showcase

VertigoMini performance art showcase

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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The Kamerick Art Building was filled with unique performances on the night of Thursday, April 19. This semester’s “VertigoMini: A Night of Performance Art” brought in over one thousand spectators to view 32 students’ performances that were scattered throughout the building. VertigoMini was a c...

Reynolds signs mental health bills

Reynolds signs mental health bills

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Copy Editor

April 23, 2018


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Governor Kim Reynolds (R) recently signed two bills into law designed to address Iowa’s mental health system. The state’s mental health system is often regarded as a major problem by Iowa residents; a Des Moines Register poll released in February found that 73 percent of Iowans viewed the mental h...

UNI tuition to climb for the 2018-2019 school year

UNI tuition to climb for the 2018-2019 school year

CALEB STEKL, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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UNI is proposing a 2.8 percent in-state undergraduate tuition increase, according to Lindsay Cunningham from the Office of University Relations. The proposed increase comes just a month after the Iowa Legislature passed midyear cuts to the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, but spared UNI...

The state of inclusion on campus

The state of inclusion on campus

BLAIR HINES, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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On April 12, 2018, then-Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) Director of Diversity Darvel Givens presented the results of a survey regarding diversity that was sent to students at the end of October 2017. The results were recently presented in multiple sessions in the Maucker Union Ballroom. “...

School of Music petitions for tenured professor

School of Music petitions for tenured professor

KOREE DEERING, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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UNI conducted a search for a new assistant professor of Bass and Music Theory. The search was recently closed by the dean of College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS), leaving some past and previous students of current bass professor Alexander Pershounin upset. A petition was created on Change.org for st...

UNI to celebrate community engagement

UNI to celebrate community engagement

SOFIA LEGASPI, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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The work of UNI and Cedar Falls community members is being celebrated on Thursday, April 19, during the First Annual Community Engagement Celebration Day. Free and with no RSVP required, the event runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m in the Maucker Union Ballroom. “One of the really important parts about ...

UNI expands bike-share program

UNI expands bike-share program

SOFIA LEGASPI, Associate Campus Life Editor

April 16, 2018


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Before the semester ends, students will be able to check out bicycles from Rod Library as part of a student bike-share program. When UNI’s Office of Sustainability shared a photo of a new fleet of purple and gold bikes on Facebook on April 3, they received over 350 reactions and 130 shares. “Honestl...

ISA hosts annual Diversity Showcase

ISA hosts annual Diversity Showcase

KIRBY DAVIS, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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On Wednesday, April 11, the International Student Association (ISA) held their annual Spring Diversity Showcase in the Maucker Union Coffee House. The theme of the event was “Diversity, Not Division,” which was incorporated into  trivia, activities and performances throughout the night. There ...

Sexual assault reported

Sexual assault reported

NORTHERN IOWAN STAFF, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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Over the weekend, the UNI Office of Public Safety issued a campus-wide email reporting that a sexual assault had occurred. The assault occurred between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. According to the email, the assault occurred in an on-campus building, and the perpetrator was a male that the student had m...

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