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Reynolds implements mask mandate

After pushing back against a mask mandate since March, Governor Kim Reynolds implements mandate through Dec. 10.
November 19, 2020

On Monday, Nov. 16, Governor Kim Reynolds announced new statewide enhanced public health measures in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Iowa.  Most notable among the new regulations included...

Students plan for a long winter break

Students gear up for winter term online classes and make other plans for the extended winter break.
November 19, 2020

As fall semester classes officially conclude on Nov. 25, UNI students are facing a winter break longer than any they’ve ever experienced. In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 following the...

COVID-19 on campus: slight decline

This graphic depicts the positivity rate on campus as well as other statistics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 16, 2020

After several weeks of rapidly increasing case counts and positivity rates, this week’s COVID-19 update from the UNI Student Health Center indicated a slight decrease in both areas. According to data...

Everybody has problems, don’t face them alone

November 16, 2020

“Everybody has problems; you either get over them or you don’t. If you don’t, you choose to take the easy way out of life.” My dad said this to me shortly after I turned 9 or 10 years old. This...

Test Iowa site comes to UNI campus

UNI brings a Test Iowa site to campus for students and staff.
November 12, 2020

Amid the rising COVID-19 cases on campus and in the state of Iowa, UNI has decided to enhance their testing capabilities and bring a Test Iowa site to campus to serve students and staff. The testing...

Illuminate Dance Troupe has final fall show

Members of the IDT perform a Dutch folk dance, musical theater and other dances at their last performance of the semester.
November 12, 2020

On Nov. 10 the Illuminate Dance Troupe (IDT) held their second performance for the year. This performance featured several styles of dance; folk, ballroom and studio style dances to name a few. The Illuminate...

Biden wins election, UNI reacts

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and President-elect Joe Biden triumphantly raise their hands after declaring victory on Saturday, Nov. 7.
November 9, 2020

Four days past Election Day, Americans at last received the news: the nation will soon have a new president. Multiple media sources, from AP News to CNN to Fox News to the New York Times, called the...

COVID-19 on campus: numbers increase

This graphic depicts the COVID-19 positivity rate on the UNI campus as well as other statistics regarding the pandemic in Black Hawk County.
November 9, 2020

New cases of COVID-19 on the UNI campus more than doubled in the last week, according to the latest data released by the UNI Student Health Center. According to data released Friday, Nov. 6 at noon,...

A Country Divided: UNI reacts to Election Day

Voters wait in a socially distanced line to get their change to vote in the election on the UNI campus.
November 5, 2020

In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, nothing in 2020 is typical, and that goes to show in the 2020 election as well.  Nationwide, a presidential candidate is still uncertain as of...

NISO performance, partially in-person

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra performed their fall concert as a live stream from GBPAC's Great Hall.
November 2, 2020

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Erik Rohde, presented their fall 2020 concert. The performance, which featured a partial in-person audience, was the...

COVID-19 on campus: continued rise

This graphic depicts the COVID-19 positivity rate on the UNI campus as well as other statistics regarding the pandemic in Black Hawk County.
November 2, 2020

After reporting a more than 100% increase in the campus’ COVID-19 positivity rate for the week of Oct. 19-25, the number of new cases and positivity rate on the UNI campus have both once again risen...

Students for Life: Nook overturns NISG Court’s decision

UNI President Mark Nook instates the UNI Students for Life.
October 29, 2020

The verdict is in: UNI Students for Life is officially a registered student organization at the University of Northern Iowa. In a campus-wide email and university press release on Monday, Oct. 26, UNI...

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