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‘Black and Educated’ calls for change

‘Black and Educated’ calls for change

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

February 20, 2020

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a “Black and Educated” panel in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Five UNI faculty of color shared their educational journeys and answered audience questions about the struggles of being a Black educator, calling for change and concrete action...

UNI to host Tallcorn Jazz Festival

UNI to host Tallcorn Jazz Festival

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Between Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21, over 60 jazz bands will be competing for points to earn a spot within the Iowa Jazz Championships during the 65th Tallcorn Jazz Festival, which is put on by the local Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter. The Tallcorn Jazz Festival consists of two parts. There is a...

NISG debate: Elle, Rachel talk platform

NISG debate: Elle, Rachel talk platform

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

February 20, 2020

This year’s Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) debate wasn’t so much a “debate” as a town hall. The event traditionally gives competing presidential tickets the chance to debate their platforms and plans for the university. However, since Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene are the only ticket runnin...

CME panel features Black voices

CME panel features Black voices

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the UNI Center for Multicultural Education (CME) hosted a panel discussion with Black and African American students. This was the latest panel in the “What Your Students Want You to Know” series, which was launched in Nov. 2019 to feature the voices of UNI students from diverse p...

Student hosts pop-up thrift sale

Student hosts pop-up thrift sale

TAYLOR LIEN, Copy Editor

February 17, 2020

Communication studies major Reagan Brown didn’t know what to do with the hoodies she received from various romantic partners, so she decided to sell them. The business started as Project Ex, from the hoodies Brown sold from her exes. Then, during her junior year at UNI while Brown was taking entrepr...

NISG debate set for Wed., Feb. 19

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

February 17, 2020

In preparation for the upcoming Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) elections, NISG will host its annual debate on Wednesday, Feb 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Coffeehouse. At the event, presidential and vice presidential candidates Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene will speak wi...

Art Dept. lecture covers feminist art

CECILIA MITCHELL, Campus Life Editor

February 17, 2020

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, Dr. Claire Kovacs presented a lecture titled “The SisterSerpents’ Rage + Bodily Autonomy” in Kamerick Art Building. A crowd of students, faculty and community members were in attendance as Kovacs not only detailed the history of the collective, but also explained...

NISG holds presidential elections: Boeding and Greene

NISG holds presidential elections: Boeding and Greene

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

February 13, 2020

Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene are running for student body president and vice president, respectively, for one reason: “For the Students.” “We’re really here for the students. It sounds corny because it’s our slogan, but at the core of it all, I want to make sure that we can listen and ...

Outdoor Rec Center hosts ski event

Outdoor Rec Center hosts ski event

ANTHONY WITHEROW, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Looking to get an early lead on your Valentine’s day weekend? UNI’s Outdoor Recreation Center will be hosting a Valentine’s-themed cross country skiing event on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m.. Attendees will meet in the outdoor recreation office WRC 174 and head out to the trails shortly after. “It’s nic...

Imagining America presents at UNI

Imagining America presents at UNI

KIMBERLY CAVALIER, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

“Think of ten white artists, writers, or poets. I’m sure you can think of them fairly quickly. But can you name ten black artists, writers or poets off the top of your head?” This was the challenge that Katelyn Brockmeyer, a junior art history major at UNI, posed to the attendees of her present...

Panel addresses diversity in the workplace

Panel addresses diversity in the workplace

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

February 10, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 6, UNI students, faculty and staff attended a panel discussing diversity in the workplace, held at the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) at noon. Panelists included assistant vice president and director of the UNI Office of Human Resources Michelle Byers, assistant director of t...

Caucus results cause delay, confusion

A group of Sanders supporters pose for a photo at Maucker Union’s mock caucus on Monday, Jan. 27.

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

February 6, 2020

UNI students and community members turned out for the Iowa caucuses, but the caucuses didn’t quite turn out as planned. Technical difficulties with a new app-based reporting system used for the first time this year by the Iowa Democratic Party led to a delay in the results of the first-in-the-na...

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