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SWAG Forum talks women in politics

Assistant professor of political science Dr. Jayme Renfro discussed the obstacles and double standards faced by female political candidates in the latest SWAG Forum.

EMMA STOFFER, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

On Monday, March 2 at 12 p.m. in the Rod Library ScholarSpace, UNI Women and Gender Studies (WGS) presented a SWAG Forum titled “Jackie and Jill Robinson: Women and the Need to be Better at Politics.” The lecture was led by Dr. Jayme Renfro, assistant professor of political science. Dr. Wendy Ho...

Panthers secure No. 1 seed in MVC

Panthers secure No. 1 seed in MVC

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

March 2, 2020

UNI men’s basketball finished out their regular season by adding two more split wins, claiming the regular-season MVC title and ending the season undefeated in the McLeod. The Panthers defeated the University of Evansville 84-64 in their last home game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and added a...

African American Children and Families Conference held in SEC

African American Children and Families Conference held in SEC

EMMA STOFFER, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 28, the ninth annual African American Children and Families Conference was held from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Schindler Education Center. Its theme was “Transforming Communities for the Betterment of the Lives of African American Children and Families.” The event began with a keynote address from...

Senate candidate Woods visits UNI

Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Cal Woods visited UNI on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Maucker Union to discuss his platform with students. Woods is challenging current U.S. Senator Joni Ernst.

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., the Northern Iowa Democrats held a roundtable with U.S. Senate candidate Cal Woods in Maucker Union. Woods is running as one of the Democratic challengers to U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), who will be up for reelection this fall.  Woods is a Navy veteran, former news report...

Speaker discusses binge eating, perseverance

Author and eating disorder awareness speaker Kara Whitely gave a presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 25, discussing how she overcame binge eating disorder to become a successful mountain climber.

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union, author Kara Whitely gave a presentation on binge eating. Whitely, who has written two books, shared her struggles with binge eating disorder and how she persevered and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro three times. The presentation was a part of Eati...

NISG announces election results

NISG announces election results

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

February 27, 2020

The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) election this year wasn’t an especially tight race. With only one set of candidates running for student body president and vice president, Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene could be fairly certain of the outcome of the elections, which ended Wednesday night at...

Jazz combos present spring concert

Jazz combos present spring concert

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., audience members settled in for a night of improv and individuality in Russell Hall’s Bengtson Auditorium with the UNI Jazz combo groups. UNI’s School of Music faculty artist Chris Merz, along with graduate student conductors, organized this event to feature four gro...

Brockovich gives Leopold Lecture

Environmental activist and advocate Erin Brockovich delievered the final Leopold Lecture of the school year, “The Power of One, on Feb. 25.

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

When she was growing up in Kansas, Erin Brockovich had two women that inspired her. The firs was her mother, who taught her the value of what Brockovich called “stick-to-it-iveness.”  Her second inspiration was her teacher, who let her take tests orally when she found out that Brockovich had dyslex...

Crime brief: sexual assault reported

NI STAFF

February 27, 2020

Trigger Warning: The following article contains mention of a report of sexual misconduct. On Sunday, Feb. 23, the UNI student body received an email regarding a rape reported to UNI police by a student. The email stated that the assault was committed by an acquaintance in a residence hall between midnight and 1...

Parking changes coming to College Hill

Recently-installed signage and pay stations on College Hill, which will be used for the soon-to-be-implemented new parking system.

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

February 24, 2020

In the next few months, parking options on College Hill will shift, affecting students and patrons of College Hill businesses. Currently, the 22nd Street West parking lot, or Lot G — located behind Sidecar Coffee and Octopus Bar — is a two-hour parking lot where anyone may park free of charge f...

Alum Grassley visits UNI in annual 99-county tour

Longtime Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley visited UNI on Thursday, Feb. 20.

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

February 24, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 20, longtime Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley visited UNI in the Maucker Union Elm Room at 1 p.m. Grassley is an alumnus of UNI, earning a B.A. and M.A. in political science in 1955 and 1956 respectively, from what was then called Iowa State Teacher’s College. He has served ...

Crime brief: sexual assault reported

NI STAFF, Staff

February 24, 2020

Trigger Warning: The following article contains mention of a report of sexual misconduct. On Sunday, Feb. 16, the UNI student body received an email regarding a rape reported to UNI police by a student. The release stated that the assault was committed by an acquaintance in a residence hall between mid...

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