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Candidate Tom Steyer visits UNI

Candidate Tom Steyer visits UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 24, 2019

Approximately 30 UNI students, faculty and community members greeted presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Maucker Union at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. Steyer visited UNI for a conversation hosted by the Northern Iowa Democrats. Junior political communication major and NI Democrats vice president Oli...

Julián Castro to visit UNI campus

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 24, 2019

Presidential candidate Julián Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, returns to the Cedar Valley this week after visiting Waterloo in March. Castro will hold a meet-and-greet in the West Gym Courtyard from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will be co-host...

Cold War soldier’s story

Cold War soldier’s story

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

On Wednesday Oct. 16, UNI’s Phi Alpha Theta History Lecture Series presented its third lecture this year, Dr. Kenneth Atkinson’s “Transporting the Nation’s Secrets Across the Iron Curtain: A Cold War Soldier’s Story.” Atkinson, a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at UN...

Presidential candidates to visit UNI

Presidential candidates to visit UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 21, 2019

On the heels of last week’s Democratic debate, UNI will host two presidential candidates this week. First, on Monday, Oct. 21, the UNI Democrats will host Democratic candidate Tom Steyer for a meet-and-greet and conversation about Steyer’s presidential campaign. The event will be held in the Pr...

Late meals and weekend hours return

Late meals and weekend hours return

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 17, 2019

Freshman accounting major Thomas Digmann sat in Rialto at 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, enjoying his pizza and brownie. “It’s exciting,” he said. “It’s nice to just have the option to come here later. It was a pretty narrow window otherwise.” Beginning Monday, Oct. 14, Rialto is once again offering la...

RRTTC to host wetland clean-up

RRTTC to host wetland clean-up

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

In an effort to clean up trash from the local wetlands before winter arrives, the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) at UNI is cleaning up the ponds north of the WRC on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Those who are interested in joining the clean-up can meet in the northern WRC parking lot at 5 p....

Former First Lady Laura Bush visits UNI

Former First Lady Laura Bush visits UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 14, 2019

A sold-out crowd greeted former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, as Bush delivered a speech and participated in a Q&A session with UNI President Mark Nook. The event, held at Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, was part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Lecture ...

UNI professor earns Fulbright to Israel

UNI professor earns Fulbright to Israel

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

UNI Assistant Professor of Digital Media Philip Hopper will be embarking on his second Fulbright experience this spring after receiving the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to expand on an oral history project located in Israel. During his time there, he will collaborate with Professor Boaz LevTov of ...

Fortepan Iowa wheat-pastes past

Fortepan Iowa wheat-pastes past

ZYRUS WHITEHEAD and SOFIA LEGASPI

October 7, 2019

Three buildings on College Hill are sporting a new look after a wheat-pasting project was completed last week. Crews of volunteers adhered five massive images onto exterior walls in the district on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 4. The wheat-pasted images were pulled from Fortepan Iowa, an online ...

Counseling Center sees policy change

Counseling Center sees policy change

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 7, 2019

   The UNI Counseling Center has altered its scheduling policy for the 2019-2020 school year. Counseling sessions, which had previously been unlimited for students under the mandatory student health fee, are now limited to five per year. Any additional visits must now be billed to the student’s h...

Addressing workplace sexual harassment

Addressing workplace sexual harassment

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Assistant Professor of Political Science Jayme Renfro collaborated with the Northern Iowa Feminists for a presentation on sexual harassment in the workplace. The presentation, which took place in the Oak Room of Maucker Union, covered what sexual harassment is, how to recognize it, and h...

IPR receives new Innovation Fund

IPR receives new Innovation Fund

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

October 3, 2019

Iowa Public Radio (IPR) recently received a $250,000 commitment from the Heartland Mitzvah Fund, which will be used to establish an Innovation Fund to support IPR over the next five years. “With big goals ahead of us, this is a very special gift and I am eager to see where this takes us,” said M...

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