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UNI visual and performing arts students adjust to COVID-19

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 7, 2020

As the world is reeling from the widespread closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many hard-hit industries is the visual and performing arts. In a business that depends on in-person collaboration, artists worldwide have struggled to continue their craft in a world of social distancing...

UNI students adjust to online classes

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 7, 2020

Two weeks into the sudden switch to online-only operations due to the spread of COVID-19, UNI students are adjusting as well as can be expected.  As in-person classes became Zoom meetings or recorded lectures via Panopto, professors and students have had to adjust on the fly. Professors have turned in-...

UNI eliminates student evaluations, extends deadlines due to COVID-19

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 3, 2020

UNI students will not be evaluating their professors through the customary student assessments in spring 2020, due to the changes brought by COVID-19. The elimination of student assessments was announced by Provost Jim Wohlpart in an email to faculty on Monday, March 30, along with other updates o...

UNI releases statement on U.S. Census

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

March 31, 2020

On Tuesday, March 31, the UNI administration and the Black Hawk County Complete Count Committee both released information to help UNI students register and be counted on U.S. Census Day, Wednesday, April 1. The U.S. Census is conducted every ten years and is completely confidential. Aggregated information...

UNI releases update on reimbursements, credit/no credit classes and spring commencement

UNI releases update on reimbursements, credit/no credit classes and spring commencement

Gabrielle Leitner, Executive Editor

March 30, 2020

On Monday, March 30, the UNI administration released an update regarding U-Bill credits, course grading extensions and spring commencement. According to the statement, students who moved out of the dorms by March 23 should expect to see a refund for 47 nights, or 39.17% of the spring semester. Stude...

Film critic gives top five films to watch while social distancing

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus taking center stage over our lives, many of us are now stuck at home self-quarantining. Despite being the overall right thing to do to protect yourself and everyone else from the virus, quarantining doesn’t offer much in terms of entertainment. Fortunately, these modern times allow us to ...

Students move out of dorms amid coronavirus threats

Students move out of dorms amid coronavirus threats

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Standing in his half-dismantled dorm room in Campbell Hall, sophomore history major Evan Heggen packed clothes into a suitcase. “I was really upset,” he said. “All of my friends don’t live close to me, so this is the time we get to spend together, and it’s getting cut a month and a half sh...

‘Final Thursday’ reading series goes digital

CECILIA MITCHELL, Campus Life Editor

March 25, 2020

Every last Thursday of the month during the academic year, Professor Jim O’Loughlin hosts the Final Thursday Reading Series (FRTS) and open mic in the Hearst Center for the Arts, located just a few blocks from campus on Seerley Blvd. This month, O’Loughlin is continuing the 19-year tradition as planne...

UNI moves remainder of spring semester online

UNI moves remainder of spring semester online

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

March 19, 2020

As the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa reached 29 on Wednesday, March 18, the three Regents institutions took steps to stop the disease from spreading on the campuses of Iowa’s public universities. UNI, along with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University (ISU), made the...

Coronavirus: Updates on the pandemic

Coronavirus: Updates on the pandemic

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

March 12, 2020

The situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing moment by moment. As of Wednesday, March 11,  the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus a pandemic.  According to the CDC on Wednesday, there were 938 total cases of coronavirus in the United States and 29 total deaths. The CDC...

UNI student Tyler DeBondt wins ‘NBA 2K20’ Global Championship

UNI student Tyler DeBondt wins ‘NBA 2K20’ Global Championship

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

On February 22, UNI junior physical education major Tyler DeBondt won the “NBA 2K20” Global Championship. After competing with players from around the world in Burbank, Calif., he won the grand prize of $100,000. The tournament featured eight qualifiers that faced off in best-of-three matches in the...

UNI Seven honored on 50th anniversary

UNI Seven honored on 50th anniversary

ERIN KAMP, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

On March 9, the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) honored the 50th Anniversary of the UNI Seven in the Maucker Union Ballrooms. This event helped raise awareness of the events that took place on campus half a century ago when UNI students took action against the administration for failing to ...

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