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El ex alumno de UNI Francisco Mota mostrando su herencia durante su ceremonia de graduación.

UNI celebra el mes de la herencia hispana

MARIO MENDEZ, Spanish Editor September 16, 2021

El Mes de la Herencia Latina (x / o) se celebra todos los años a partir del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. Comienza el 15 de septiembre en honor a los países de América Central, incluidos Guatemala,...

Pictured is a flag that was planted to memorialize victims of the 9/11 victims.

‘Acts of cowardice’

Steven Thomma, Knight Ridder Newspaper September 13, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Iowan on Sept. 14, 2001 WASHINGTON- In a staggering attack on the United States, terrorists struck Tuesday at the symbols of American...

Across the nation people grieved the loss of lives as a result of the attacks.

Shake UNI

Sara C. Konrad , Former NI News Editor September 13, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in the Northern Iowan on Sept. 14, 2001 As news of the Tuesday morning terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon circulated, a...

Students walk by the fence separating the construction zone on the north side of Wright Hall between classes. Construction by Wright should be done within two weeks.

A closer look at on-campus construction

MALLORY SMITZ, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Most students knew going into the fall 2021 semester that campus would look a little different compared to the year prior. There would be more in-person classes, more students and fewer masks. However,...

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center received $2 million from the Pauline R. Barrett Charitable Foundation for renovations scheduled for the summer of 2022. Above is a rendering of proposed renovations.

Gallagher Bluedorn receives $2 million

ANTONIA GOODWIN, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) will be receiving a facelift in 2022 after the Pauline R. Barrett Charitable Foundation donated $2 million to the UNI Foundation GBPAC. The contribution...

Jessica Heims stood out as both a sprinter and discuss thrower while at UNI. She participated in the discuss throw in the 2020 Paralympics.

Two Panthers compete in Tokyo Paralympics

DAVID WARRINGTON September 2, 2021

After being pushed back a year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are finally here. The Olympic Games, still being referred to as the 2020 Olympics despite the delay to 2021,...

President Mark Nook plans to return to his office Sept. 7 after a back surgery.

Nook recovers from surgery


As the 2021-2022 school year approached and the freshman class began to settle into life at UNI, a familiar face around campus was noticeably absent. Normally UNI President Mark Nook would make his presence...

Professor Emily Masghati was recently hired as UNI's new African American studies professor.

UNI hires new African American studies prof

Mallory Schmitz, Staff Writer September 2, 2021

UNI is enthusiastic to welcome its newest faculty member, Professor Emily Masghati.  Originally hailing from Augusta, Ga. Professor Masghati first completed her B.A. at Vanderbilt University before going...

The incoming class of 2025 gathers for a group photo in the McLeod Center during UNI Now! and Panther Kick off. Although the group photos of freshman are typically taken in the UNI-Dome, the McLeod Center offered better social distancing.

UNI Now! and Welcome Week: Back and better than ever

LAUREN MCGUILL August 30, 2021

UNI’s new orientation coordinator Joellen Hatchett started in January of 2021 and was determined to make this year an amazing start for students by going all out with Welcome Week and UNI Now! events. ...

United Faculty challenges lack of COVID-19 safety procedures


As COVID-19 vaccines became readily available to all adults in Iowa, there was a renewed sense of hope that life would soon return to normal. However, with the emergence of the Delta variant and a sharp...

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available at the Student Health Center by walk-in or appointment at (319)273-2100.

Vaccination clinic bookstore giftcard available for students

Emma Koehler, Staff Writer August 26, 2021

In an effort to keep Panther Nation Moving Forward Together, UNI will be hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics each Thursday from 1-3 p.m. and each Friday from 9-11 a.m. in the Student Health Center. To...

Conversations regarding the Panther Plot's future are ongoing as NISG president Samantha Bennet gauges interest.

Panther Plot pauses, possible return

SARA QUALLEY April 29, 2021

UNI has decided to discontinue the Panther Plot student-run garden located south of campus on College Street. UNI Presidential Scholars opened the Panther Plot in 2013 “to allow for local food growth...

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