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Jepson Forum on immigration and tariffs

Jepson Forum on immigration and tariffs

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2019, the annual Jepson Forum took place inside Schindler Education Center. The Jepson Forum honors Lawrence Jepson, an immigrant from Denmark who arrived in the Cedar Valley in the early 1900s and became a successful Wall Street businessman and outspoken advocate for the impac...

For education major, it’s a family affair

For education major, it’s a family affair

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Education is big in Katie Wempen’s family. Wempen, a senior Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) education major, is a third-generation UNI teaching student. Her grandfather, Richard Wempen, attended UNI in the 1950’s and became a high school science teacher in the Nashua-Plai...

Pedestrian injured in College Hill accident

Pedestrian injured in College Hill accident

NI STAFF, Staff

September 30, 2019

A pedestrian was injured shortly before midnight on Thursday, Sept. 26, after being struck by a motor vehicle on College Hill, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. According to the Courier, initial reports from the Cedar Falls Police stated that the pedestrian ran out in front of the vehicle...

Keep the light on for Banned Books Week

Keep the light on for Banned Books Week

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 26, 2019

Rod Library and the College of Education are observing Banned Books Week alongside the rest of the nation this week from Sept. 22 to 28. This year’s theme is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark: Keep the Light On.” A display highlighting recently challenged books is located in the HNI Corporation...

UNI-Dome hosts Bands of America

UNI-Dome hosts Bands of America

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

High school marching bands will gather at the UNI-Dome on September 28 from across the Midwest.  Instead of coming together for a football game, they’re going to be competing against one another for the regional championship. “Bands of America is a competitive high school marching circuit,” said Hannah Butle...

Author Jo Knowles shares stories, advice

Author Jo Knowles shares stories, advice

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Young adult author Jo Knowles is visiting campus this week as part of UNI’s author-in-residence program. Knowles is a renowned Vermont-based author who has written nine books. Her most recent book, “Where the Heart Is,” earned a spot on the 2019 Barnes and Noble Best New Books for Readers list and ...

Student Health Clinic: birth control, flu shots

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 26, 2019

Birth control policy to remain unchanged The NI editorial staff was contacted regarding information that may have been made available to faculty and/or students regarding the Student Health Clinic (SHC) policy on the distribution of birth control. Concerns that SHC would no longer be prescribing birth contro...

Kamala Harris visits UNI

Kamala Harris visits UNI

ANNA ALLDREDGE, News Writer

September 23, 2019

As part of a series of campaign events across eastern and central Iowa, 2020 presidential hopeful and senator Kamala Harris (D-Ca.) joined UNI students and faculty, as well as members of the community, in Maucker Union on Friday, Sept. 20. Throughout her speech, Harris focused on what unites the Ame...

Sweet 16 team enshrined in UNI HOF

Sweet 16 team enshrined in UNI HOF

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

September 23, 2019

The magical run by the 2010 Sweet 16 team will now officially be forever commemorated at UNI after the team was inducted into the UNI Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 21. “It’s special,” Ali Farokhmanesh said.  “The special memories that I have here, and to be able to come back ...

President announces Common Read

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 23, 2019

In an email sent to the UNI campus on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the annual UNI President’s Diversity Common Read was announced for the fall 2019 semester. This semester’s Common Read will be “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. According to the UNI Diversity website, “common reads have...

Constitution Day Address confronts slavery’s legacy

Constitution Day Address confronts slavery’s legacy

SOFIA LEGASPI, CAMPUS LIFE EDITOR

September 19, 2019

UNI and Cedar Valley community members packed the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the evening of Monday, Sept. 16 to hear Nikole Hannah-Jones deliver the UNI 2019 Constitution Day Address. A Waterloo native, Hannah-Jones works as an investigative journalist for...

Kamala Harris to return to UNI

Kamala Harris to return to UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 19, 2019

Presidential candidate and California senator Kamala Harris will visit UNI on Friday, Sept. 20. She last visited campus in October 2018, when she campaigned for Iowa Democrats who sought election to state offices in last year’s mid-term elections. Since last year’s visit, Harris has announced her candidac...

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