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Address discusses women’s suffrage

Professor Christina Wolbrecht hosts Zoom presentation annual Constitution Day Address over Zoom based on her new co-authored book

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, UNI hosted its annual Constitution Day Address to celebrate the day the Constitution was signed: Sept. 17. The event was hosted by UNI Professor and Department Head of Political Science, Scott Peters. Peters introduced this year’s speaker, Professor Christina Wolbrecht from Universi...

MVC releases schedules for conference play

Clouded in uncertainty midst a pandemic, the Missouri Valley Conference releases schedules for both the men's and women's side.

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

After much speculation surrounding how the 2020-2021 men’s and women’s basketball seasons would pan out, the Missouri Valley Conference released their schedules for conference play on the men’s and women’s side. Both teams are scheduled for 18 MVC games, with nine being played at home in the M...

Local mask mandates: Waterloo extends, Black Hawk County fails to pass

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 24, 2020

On Monday, Sept. 21, the Waterloo City Council approved a six-week extension of the citywide mask mandate. The mandate, which was originally passed in late August, would have expired at the end of September. It will now be in place until early November, at which time it will once again be up for r...

Bars reopen in Black Hawk County

Bars in Black Hawk County open early after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation causing them to close.

AASHITA VADHERA, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

On Aug. 27, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation ordering bars to close in six counties in Iowa: Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn, Polk, Story and Johnson. The proclamation at that time was to be in effect until Sept. 20.  On Sept. 15, however, Reynolds announced that the bars of four out of the six coun...

COVID-19 on campus: numbers decrease

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 21, 2020

The UNI Student Health Center reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 among the campus community over the past week, bringing the campus’ cumulative total to 147 since the semester began. According to the university’s COVID-19 data report released on Friday, Sept. 18. the Student Health Center conducted...

UNI Athletics launches UNI FIGHT Initiative

UNI Athletics launches UNI FIGHT Initiative

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 21, 2020

On Wednesday Sept. 16, the UNI Department of Athletics launched their UNI Fight Initiative in response to budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is a project aimed at raising funds for the athletics department, which has been hit hard financially during the last year of the p...

UNI announces shift to Spring Semester

UNI announces shift to Spring Semester

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 17, 2020

When Parker Sherwood learned that his freshman year at UNI would not include the long-standing tradition of spring break, he was surprised but not opposed, he said. “I was a little shocked to hear that spring break was cancelled, but I knew it would be for the best,” said Sherwood, an undecided maj...

Bars set to reopen earlier than expected

Bars set to reopen earlier than expected

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 17, 2020

For the past two weekends, College Hill has been largely quiet due to Governor Kim Reynolds’ proclamation closing bars in six counties, including Black Hawk County. This weekend, things may look very different. Reynolds announced Tuesday afternoon that bars in Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn and Polk c...

Students, community react to mandate

Students, community react to mandate

SARA QUALLEY, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

Face covering requirements are extending beyond UNI’s campus and will now be required everywhere in Cedar Falls where social distancing isn’t possible. Thanks to a resolution passed by the Cedar Falls City Council on Sept. 8, Cedar Falls residents five years of age and older must wear a face cove...

COVID-19 on campus: 17 new cases

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 14, 2020

The UNI Student Health Center reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 among the campus community over the past week, bringing the campus’ cumulative total to 132 since the semester began. According to the university’s third week of COVID-19 data reporting, released on Friday, Sept. 11, the Student He...

Virtual fair offers opportunities

Students attend the spring 2020 Career Fair. This fall, due to COVID-19, the career fair will be held virtually

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 14, 2020

Once each semester, the McLeod Center fills with a throng of UNI students dressed in professional attire, clutching folders, binders and resumes as they weave their way between tables and booths. These students, from various majors and years in school, are attending the Career Fair, in hopes of conn...

Cedar Falls passes mask mandate

Effective immediately, Cedar Falls is under a city wide mask mandate for those 5 years of age and older.

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 10, 2020

Although UNI students and staff have already been accustomed to the expectation of wearing face coverings in public while on campus, the situation off-campus in Cedar Falls has been another matter. That changed Tuesday night when, in a 4-3 vote, the Cedar Falls City Council passed a citywide mask...

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