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UNI celebrates World Hijab Day

UNI celebrates World Hijab Day

ANTHONY WITHEROW, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

The UNI Muslim Students Association celebrated World Hijab Day on Monday, Feb. 3 by encouraging people of all religions and backgrounds to wear a hijab for the day. Members of the organization set up a booth in Maucker Union to raise awareness and give students hijabs to wear. World Hijab Day is an...

Students donate at spring blood drive

Students donate at spring blood drive

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, UNI students stopped by the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union to donate blood for the LifeServe Blood Center spring blood drive. The event was a collaboration between the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NCA) and the Office of Community Engagement. UNI students had many reasons that they dec...

NISG engages students at open house

NISG engages students at open house

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) hosted their first open house event to inform students about what they do and how others can be involved and provide information about upcoming NISG elections. The open house marked the midpoint of “Engage with NISG Week,” Jan. 27-31, w...

UNI observes inaugural ‘Arctic Day’

UNI observes inaugural 'Arctic Day'

ANTHONY WITHEROW, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Friday, Jan. 31 marked the inaugural “Arctic Day” on UNI’s campus as declared by the UNI ARCTICenter. In honor of the inauguration of Arctic Day, as well as the launch of University of the Arctic (UArctic) on campus, the ARCTICenter held a launch and information session in Rod Library at 11 a...

Iowa braces for 2020 caucuses

Iowa braces for 2020 caucuses

Gabrielle Leitner, Executive Editor

February 3, 2020

Throughout 2019 and the first month of 2020, all eyes have been on Iowa as the first-in-the-nation caucus approaches this evening, Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. A record-breaking 28 Democrats threw their hat into the ring to become the nation’s nominee.  Since President Donald Trump is the incumbent, it is more th...

UNI hosts mock caucus in Maucker

UNI hosts mock caucus in Maucker

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

January 30, 2020

“This may be a little chaotic, but that’s kind of what a caucus is like,” said political science professor Donna Hoffman, addressing UNI students and community members in the Maucker Union Ballroom on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Attendees were there to participate in the UNI Mock Caucus, hosted by th...

50/50 in 2020 to host conference

50/50 in 2020 to host conference

ANTHONY WITHEROW, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

UNI’s Department of Political Science and the student group 50/50 in 2020 will be hosting the You’re Next Leadership Conference from 12 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 in the Maucker Union ballrooms. The conference will focus on womens’ involvement in government and public service in Iowa. “T...

DOR preps for recontracting, updates

DOR preps for recontracting, updates

KIMBERLY CAVALIER, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Department of Residence (DOR) has announced a number of changes and enhancements to campus living effective beginning in the fall 2020 semester. One adjustment that students may have already noticed is that the recontracting process has been moved from November to February. Same-room reservation opens on...

AOC, Michael Moore stump for Bernie

AOC, Michael Moore stump for Bernie

EMMA PISTARINO, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

On Jan. 25, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), filmmaker Michael Moore and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) visited UNI for a town hall in Maucker Union in support of Bernie Sanders’ campaign. With the highly anticipated Iowa caucus approaching, Democratic presidential candidates have increased thei...

Klobuchar’s daughter visits UNI

Klobuchar's daughter visits UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

January 27, 2020

Abigail Bessler, daughter of Minnesota senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar, made a brief stop at UNI on Thursday, Jan. 23 while traveling across Iowa in support of her mother’s campaign. Klobuchar, along with fellow senators and candidates Bernie Sanders (Vt.), Elizabeth Warren...

Buttigieg hosts town hall

Buttigieg hosts town hall

EMMA PISTARINO, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 15, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a town hall in Maucker Union in preparation for the Feb. 3rd Iowa caucus. The event followed the previous evening’s Democratic debate in Des Moines. Buttigieg’s talk was preceded by the endorsement of several prominent politicians of Blac...

University to host mock caucus

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

January 23, 2020

As residents of the first state in the nation to host presidential caucuses, Iowa college students play an important role in the political process, according to the UNI political science faculty. “It is important to recognize caucuses are more than just signaling support for a candidate; they are ...

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