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1 First two provost candidates announced
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.01
4/29/2021 Since last June, the Provost Search Committee of UNI has been reviewing candidates to fill the vacancy left by Jim Wohlpart. Candidates Vandana Kohli and Kelly Burke have been announced; photos.
2 COVID-19 on campus: Cases drop, more vaccination clinics planned
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:53, p.02
4/26/2021 The number of positive COVID-19 cases on the UNI campus fell to 8.70% compared to 11.11% last week. As the spring semester ends, the Student Health Center plans to host two COVID-19 vaccination clinics available to students, faculty, and staff; photo.
3 Walk supports suicide prevention
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:53, p.01
4/26/2021 UNI hosted the Out of the Darkness Walk supporting suicide awareness and mental health resources on April 24. The walk across campus featured booths and two livestreamed speakers addressed participants at 2 p.m.; photos.
4 News editor bids farewell to the NI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:52, p.02
4/22/2021 News editor Elizabeth Kelsey reflects about her time writing for the Northern Iowan; photo.
5 COVID-19 on campus: Case count, positivity rate show little change
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:51, p.02
4/19/2021 The positivity rate of COVID-19 tests has remained mostly the same from data released by the Student Health Center; photos.
6 '21-22 academic calendar released; breaks to return
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.02
4/15/2021 UNI released the 2021-2022 academic calendar which includes the return on the week-long Thanksgiving break, Spring break, and in-person commencement ceremonies, as well as a mixture of in-person, online, and hybrid class formats. The winter term sessions implemented last year will continue due to its success to help students stay-on-track for graduation.
7 Clinic cancelled as FDA pauses shot
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.01
4/15/2021 On April 14, UNI's on-campus vaccination clinic in the West Gym was cancelled due to the FDA's recommendation to "pause" the Johnson and Johnson shot. The vaccination was paused due to six female individuals having severe blood clots within the last 6-13 days. The UNI Student Health Center had little time to warn students of the cancellation and many students criticized the handling of the situation; photo.
8 COVID-19 on campus: numbers drop
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.02
4/12/2021 The rates of COVID-19 on UNI's campus has dropped this week with 10 positive cases and 13 self-reported cases; photo.
9 UNI to host vaccination clinics
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.01
4/12/2021 UNI students and staff have been given the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in an on-campus clinic, April 13-16; photo.
10 Cedar Falls renews mask mandate through mid-May; Nook supports extension
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.02
4/8/2021 The Cedar Falls City Council has extended the mask mandate to May 19. President Mark Nook spoke to the Council via Zoom showing his support and stating that an extension to June would be beneficial for staff and students K-12. The mask mandate will be reviewed on May 17 for Cedar Falls while Waterloo's mandate remains in place indefinitely; photo.
11 COVID-19 on campus: positivity rates rises again
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.02
4/5/2021 The COVID-19 positivity rate rose again on UNI's campus resulting in 17 positive cases and 8 self-reported cases. The University continues to urge students to complete the on-campus vaccinations survey because Governor Reynolds promises the State of Iowa will have enough vaccines for all Iowans 16 and older; photo.
12 COVID-19 on campus: numbers spike again
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.02
3/29/2021 The UNI COVID-19 data spiked last week with the semester's highest positivity rate and case counts so far. However, a survey has been sent out by the Student Health Center gauging interest in on-campus vaccinations to help with lowering the positivity rate on campus. Clinics on campus and in Black Hawk County are preparing planning for spring or early summer to open to students, employees and immediate family members, depending on supply and distribution; photo.
13 McCollum mechanical issues cancel class
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.01
3/29/2021 All classes in McCollum Hall have been cancelled or moved online March 24 through March 30 due to the failure of two bearings in the fan that circulate the air. As a result of the lack of circulation to the central part of the building, McCollum Hall could not meet Centers for Disease Control & Prevention(CDC) COVID-19 guidelines; photo.
14 COVID-19 on campus: rate, cases fall
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:43, p.02
3/22/2021 The Student Health Center reported the university's lowest COVID-19 positivity rate of the semester, and there were no self-reported cases from staff or students. However, the more infectious B.1.1.7 variant was detected in Black Hawk County for the first time; photos.
15 Extreme weather leads to reduced operations
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.01
3/18/2021 In-person classes were cancelled for the fourth time this semester due to extreme weather conditions, which caused campus to move to reduced operations for the day; photo.
16 COVID-19 on campus: positivity and cases double; Regents lift travel ban
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:41, p.02
3/15/2021 The Student Health Center reports its latest statistics, and the Board of Regents announced it was lifting its ban on university-sponsored international travel; photo.
17 UNI Outdoors hosts "Boulder Bash"
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Crow--Catherine (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:41, p.04
3/15/2021 UNI Outdoors held a rock-climbing "Boulder Bash" event on March 13 in the Wellness and Recreation Center. They will also hold a Rock Revolution climbing event April 17-18; photos.
18 A note from the News Editor: The NI wants YOU!
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.02
3/11/2021 A note recruiting Panthers to be a part of the Northern Iowan team.
19 UNI-Dome roof to be replaced
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.01
3/11/2021 The university plans to replace the central portion of the UNI-Dome's roof. According to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, the project will cost $7-$8 million; however, ways to fund the project have not yet been determined; photo.
20 COVID-19 on campus: low rates hold steady
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.02
3/8/2021 The rates of COVID-19 on UNI's campus has remained low with only a slight increase in the campus positivity rate. Cedar Falls also renewed their mask mandate through April 7 and Waterloo's mandate remains in effect indefinitely; photo.
21 Fall classes return to in-person
Burrage--Shawn (Student--2021), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.01
3/8/2021 President Mark Nook released a statement indicating that the fall semester will return to more in-person classes and operations with increased capacity in classrooms, dining centers, and common spaces. The university will be implementing a 50% capacity guideline which will continue to restrict larger in-person courses, possibly causing an increase in hybrid classes even after the pandemic. Registration for fall 2021 classes begin March 29; photos.
22 Instructional breaks at Iowa, not UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.02
3/8/2021 Due to the pandemic, UNI's spring semester calendar was condensed and eliminated Spring break. Some students are feeling strained and wish for "instructional break" days that the University of Iowa offers. Patrick Pease, UNI's Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, explains the calendar and lack of breaks; photo.
23 COVID-19 on campus: slight increase
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:37, p.02
3/1/2021 There was a very slight increase in positive COVID-19 cases and vaccinations have begun to be distributed on campus; photo.
24 CRRSAA funds to be distributed soon
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:37, p.01
3/1/2021 More than 3,300 UNI students (approximately one-third of spring enrollment) will receive COVID-19 relief funding as part of the latest federal aid package available through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and distributed through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). $1,000-1,200 grants will be directly distributed to students with exceptional need based upon their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); photo.
25 NISG election results announced
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:36, p.01
2/25/2021 Samantha Bennett and Alisanne Struck were announced as the winners of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential election. This is the second year in a row the presidential race has been unopposed. Senatorial candidates elected included: College of Business - Sam Ferguson; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences - Rocio Castrejon, Sam Caughron, Caroline Christensen, and Nawal Rai; College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences - Salima Diallo, Jonah Eldridge, Miciah Krutsinger, Muhammad Raza, and Turner Sperry; photos.
26 COVID-19 on campus: Rates constant
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:35, p.02
2/22/2021 The percent of positive COVID-19 tests stayed about the same from last week to this week. Last week also saw the first public COVID-19 vaccination clinic; photo.
27 Cold temps cancel classes, close campus
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:34, p.02
2/18/2021 UNI cancelled classes and reduced operations on campus due to extreme cold temperatures; photo.
28 NISG presidential candidates: Bennett and Struck
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:34, p.01
2/18/2021 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential candidates Samantha Bennett and Alisanne Struck talk about their running platforms for student government president and vice president; photo.
29 NISG presidential candidates: Butt and Hussain
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:34, p.01
2/18/2021 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential candidates Muhammad Shamir Butt and Bilal Hussain talk about their running platforms for student government president; photo.
30 COVID-19 on campus: slight increase
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:33, p.02
2/15/2021 An update on COVID on campus; photo.
31 Virtual commencement yields petition
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:33, p.01
2/15/2021 Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Registrar announced Spring 2021 commencement will be held virtually. Student Mili Saliu began a petition for the university to reconsider, and as of writing it had over 1,600 signatures; photo.
32 Spring 2021 Career Fair Guide
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 117:32, p.Suppl.
2/11/2021 The Spring 2021 Career Fair Guide includes a list of employers, career fair tips, and an article by Elizabeth Kelsey titled "How navigate a Virtual Career Fair in 2021."
33 Blizzard conditions cancel classes
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.01
2/8/2021 Due to the winter weather conditions, UNI cancelled classes on February 4 and moved to reduced operations; photos.
34 COVID-19 on campus: little change in rates, Reynolds lifts restrictions
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.02
2/8/2021 Despite changes in COVID-19 case numbers, Governor Kim Reynolds lifted restrictions regarding masks and public gatherings; photo.
35 COVID-19 updates: U.K. variant in Iowa, winter masking tips
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:30, p.02
2/4/2021 Updates about COVID-19 on campus, including the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant in Iowa and tips on wearing a mask in the winter.
36 UNI will receive additional COVID-19 relief funding
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:30, p.02
2/4/2021 UNI to receive $3 million more in COVID-19 relief funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), although it is yet undetermined how it will be disbursed to students.
37 COVID-19 on campus: low positivity, case counts to start spring semester
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:29, p.02
2/1/2021 Low positivity rates and case counts of COVID-19 have been reported on campus; photo.
38 NI en Español: ¡Bienvenidos!
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
Northern Iowan 117:28, p.02
1/28/2021 The Northern Iowan introduces a Spanish-language column, NI en Espanol.
39 NISG seeks new vice president
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:28, p.02
1/28/2021 The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) begins searching for a new vice president to replace Rachel Greene, who resigned; photos.
40 Snow day starts spring semester
Northern Iowan Staff, Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:28, p.01
1/28/2021 The Spring semester began with a snow day; photos.
41 Reynolds implements mask mandate
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.01
11/19/2020 Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announces new COVID-19 restrictions due to rising cases in Iowa, including a mask mandate, which she had been reluctant to implement since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Several students react to the mandate; photos.
42 Students plan for a long winter break
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.01
11/19/2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall semester classes will end on November 24 and spring classes begin on January 25, resulting in a longer winter break for students. Students share their plans for the break; photo.
43 Covid-19 on campus: slight decline
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 117:26, p.01
11/16/2020 The UNI Student Health Center reports a decrease in both COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates; photo.
44 Bringing pandemics to life across all generations
Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.04
11/12/2020 Departments across the Rod Library curated a display about the 1918 influenza pandemic and the current COVID-19 pandemic; photo.
45 UNI to host IHSAA games as planned
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.02
11/12/2020 Despite COVID restrictions enacted by Governor Kim Reyolds, the UNI-Dome will host the Iowa High School Athlete Association football semifinals; photo.
46 Biden wins election, UNI reacts
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:24, p.01
11/9/2020 Joe Biden wins the 2020 presidential election after delays in vote counting and UNI students give their opinions; photo.
47 COVID-19 on campus: numbers increase
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:24, p.01
11/9/2020 COVID cases on campus continue to rise; photos.
48 UNI campus to host Test Iowa site
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:24, p.02
11/9/2020 The Student Health Center (SHC) hosts a Test Iowa site, primarily for the UNI community; photo.
49 Spring classes to follow fall pattern, increase distancing
Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:23, p.02
11/5/2020 UNI plans to implement increased social distancing between students in the Spring 2021 semester. About 74% of classes will be held in person, 18% will be online, and the remaining 8% percent will be hybrid; photos.
50 COVID-19 on campus: continued rise
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 117:22, p.01
11/2/2020 COVID-19 on campus continues to spread; photo.

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