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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...

Kohli and Burke are the first two candidates that have been announced. The remaining two candidates are set to visit virtually in the beginning of May.

First two provost candidates announced

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor April 29, 2021

As the semester is winding down, the search for the next UNI Provost is just heating up. Following the news that Provost Jim Wohlpart will leave UNI in June to become the next president of Central Washington...

A group of volunteers stand by a table of bead necklaces, each signifying a different way in which suicide has affected people's lives.

Walk supports suicide prevention

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor April 26, 2021

On Saturday, April 24, UNI students and community members participated in an Out of the Darkness Walk supporting suicide awareness and mental health resources. The UNI event, which took place from 12-3:30...

Protestors take part in the

Chauvin trial ends, but legacy lives on

EMMA'LE MAAS, Executive Editor April 26, 2021

Note: Our Executive Editor traveled to the Twin Cities for a class project and reported from the scene for this story. “I know him!” a kid excitedly announced to his mom while pointing to a picture...

Freshman orientation will once again be held virtually this upcoming year, but UNI Now will still offer in-person events to help students get to know one another and UNI.

Online orientation returns with changes


Freshman orientation is a memorable time in a college student’s career as they prepare for college life, meet friends and advisors and get acquainted with campus. The-still prevalent coronavirus pandemic...

Links to each of the shows will be posted on their website in addition to the videos being uploaded to the TAPP YouTube channel and instagram.

UNI Fashion Week takes to the catwalk

SARA QUALLEY April 22, 2021

UNI’s Textiles and Apparel Program (TAPP) presents its first virtual UNI Fashion Week beginning on April 26. This year’s six-day fashion week is called “Catwalk 29” and will feature six unique...

UNI students and staff had the opportunity to get this first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on campus this past week.

Panthers get vaccinated on campus

EMMA'LE MAAS, Executive Editor April 19, 2021

Vaccination clinics opened at the University of Northern Iowa from April 14-16 for students and staff.  Panthers received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, a two-shot vaccination. All...

This was the second academic discussion the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology has hosted this semester.

Virtual Diversity Colloquium discusses health inequalities

NICK BAUR April 19, 2021

Four local healthcare and human rights experts gathered in a Zoom virtual conference call on the evening of Thursday, April 15 for an academic seminar about health inequalities in the age of COVID-19....

The West Gym sits empty after UNI's Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic was cancelled on Tuesday.

Clinic cancelled as FDA pauses shot

ELIZABETH KELSEY and EMMA April 15, 2021

On Tuesday, April 14, the on-campus Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic was canceled due to the FDA’s recommendation to “pause” the shot. The pause was recommended after reports of rare...

Diane Hensley looks forward to visiting family more often, spending time with her cats and continuing to volunteer in her retirement.

UNI employee departs after 40 years


Diane Hensley, a familiar friendly face as a cashier in the Office of Business Operations, will be leaving UNI on April 27 and entering retirement after working for the university for 40 years.  Hensley...

In review: Gun violence near campus

In review: Gun violence near campus

EMMA PISTARINO April 12, 2021

In the early hours of Sunday, April 4, one person was injured on College Hill from his own firearm accidentally discharging. UNI students received an alert at 1 a.m. advising them to avoid the area and...

UNI staff and student vaccination clinics will be held in the West Gym, Tuesday, April 13 through Friday, April 16.

UNI to host vaccination clinics

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor April 12, 2021

UNI students and staff will have the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on campus this week. On Tuesday, April 13, from 8:20 a.m.-12:25 p.m., the UNI Student Health Clinic will hold a student...

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