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1 COVID-19 on campus: positivity rates rises again
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
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.
2 Instructional breaks at Iowa, not UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:39, p.02
3/8/2021 With no Spring break, some UNI students are feeling the strain of a condensed semester and are wishing for "instructional break" days that the University of Iowa has offered this spring. Patrick Pease, UNI's Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, explains the lack of breaks by saying the three universities are part of the same system but set their academic calendars independently; photo.
3 UNI cancels international travel, COVID-19
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:42, p.1
3/9/2020 International travel was canceled by UNI stopping the plans for many to visit foreign countries over spring break or to study abroad due to COVID-19.
4 DOR preps for recontracting, updates
Cavalier--Kimberly (Student--2020), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.02
12/30/2019 Department of Residence (DOR) has announced a number of changes and enhancements to campus living effective beginning in the fall 2020 semester. One adjustment students may have already noticed is that the recontracting process processed has been moved from November to February. By waiting until spring to start the recontracting process, it allow new students time in the fall to get adjusted to college and focus on their academics and get a better feel for where they might want to live the following year. The DOR will be adding a "mixed community" option combining first-year and upper-class students. Another notable update is the reopening of Dancer Hall.
5 LTE: Board of Regents must listen to its students
iowa Student Action
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.3
12/12/2019 The Iowa Student Action organization sends an open letter to the Board of Regents in regards to the rise of tuition and its effects on minority communities.
6 UNI community packs REC town hall
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.01
11/14/2019 More than 200 students, faculty, and community members attended a town hall hosted by the UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC) at Maucker Union. The REC started with a summary of the REC, actions UNI has taken, and inaction that UNI has failed to meet. It was also a way for the REC to get their message out into the community and to tell their stories and to have audience members tell their stories. The meeting called for everyone in attendance to take action. Related to this article was REC, students from Iowa, and ISU attend the Board of Regents Meeting. In coordination with similar student organizations from Universities across Iowa, members of REC attended the public comment portion of the Board of Regents committee meeting. REC member Gisselle Hererra delivered a statement on behalf of the REC, addressing the Board of Regents executives and representatives from Iowa's public universities. She ended her speech by asking if the executives and representatives would be willing to meet twice and both times she was met with silence; photo.
7 WRC introduces intramural fee
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:5, p.01
9/16/2019 Recreation Services had instigated a semester fee for instrumental sports. Students are required to have a membership to play the fall, 2019-2020 semester. Many have opted to not pay the membership fee, but some have; photo.
8 DOR explains 2019-20 dining changes
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:53, p.01
4/29/2019 The Department of Residence has addressed rumors regarding the changes of schedules for the dining halls and meal plans.
9 SFC votes to defund Panther Shuttle
Baxter--Nicole (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:53, p.01
4/29/2019 The Student Fees Committee presented NISG with its decision to cut funding for the Panther Shuttle and SafeRide. Several students voiced their concerns about this decision and NISG met with President Nook to amend the matter.
10 New NISG Legislation Liaison Team chosen
Hauer--Sydney (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:25, p.02
11/29/2018 NISG has announced it's new members of their liaison team. The team advocates for UNI at the state legislative level.
11 Braun provides UNI legislative update
Dausener--Josua (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:31, p.02
1/25/2018 UNI State Relations Officer Mary Braun hosted a state legislative update to bring those in attendance up to speed with two bills on the state Senate floor that may cut UNI's Budget.
12 Editorial: higher ed needs higher funding
Dausener--Josua (Student--2017), Madden--Jacob (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:28, p.03
1/11/2018 Madden and Dausener are concerned with Iowa decreasing funding for higher education.
13 Candidate talks about abolishing BOR
Chidley--Kelsey (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:8, p.02
9/21/2017 Cedar Rapids Mayor, Ron Corbett, wants to eliminate the Board of Regents (BOR). Instead he thinks each state school should be allowed to chose their own regents to help eliminate the political agenda of the BOR; photo.
14 Nook's State of the University Address
Dausener--Josua (Student--2017), Davis--Kirby (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:8, p.01
9/21/2017 UNI President, Mark Nook, gives his first annual State of the University Address. Nook talks about the state of our athletic and education departments, as well as the budget cuts from the State; photo.
15 Tuition Task Force devises tuition plans
Chidley--Kelsey (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:5, p.01
9/11/2017 The Tuition Task Force met at UNI to discuss the suggested tuition increase for the next school year; photo.
16 Gov. candidate talks education
Madden--Jacob (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:1, p.3
8/24/2017 Democratic governor candidate, Nate Boulton, discusses education at UNI. UNI faculty weigh in on the discussion; photo.
17 Reynolds criticizes tuition hikes
Dausener--Josua (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:1, p.4
8/24/2017 Governor Kim Reynolds is against the tuition spike of Iowa's three public universities. UNI President Mark Nook's plan to lower the burden on students involves gaining state funding; photo.
18 ARCTICenter: the new 'cool' thing
Welsch--Shelby (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:20, p.1
11/5/2015 The Board of Regents unanimously voted to expand the UNI arctic studies program; part of the expansion includes a new facility called the ARCTICenter; photo.
19 Branstad appoints UNI student to Board of Regents
Public Relations News Release 2014:211, p.1
3/11/2015 Rachel Johnson, UNI freshman education major, has been appointed to the Board of Regents. As a student member of the Board of Regents, she will be the voice of all students who attend Regent institutions. She will begin her term on May 1.
20 BOR meeting March 11
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:42, p.2
3/9/2015 The Board of Regents will discuss the Annual Report on Campus Safety and Security.
21 BOR unanimously OK's admission changes
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:34, p.2
2/9/2015 The Board of Regents approved changes to the admission process to accommodate schools that don't use class ranks; photo.
22 Board of regents to convene at UNI
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:32, p.1
2/2/2015 The Board of Regents will be visiting UNI to discuss new policies and issues.
23 UNI Media Opportunity: BOR members to visit Arctic exhibit at UNI Museum
Public Relations News Release 2014:166, p.1
2/2/2015 Members of the Iowa Board of Regents will attend the opening of an Arctic exhibit on February 4, in UNI's Rod Library.
24 The Board of Regents' freeze: a political ploy that hurts students, universities
Cooling--Corey C. (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:26, p.4
12/8/2014 Student Corey Cooling discusses the recent decision to freeze undergraduate tuition and what that means for students attending the university.
25 Unprecedented third consecutive tuition freeze approved
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:25, p.1
12/4/2014 A third tuition freeze for resident undergraduate students was approved unanimously by the Board of Regents.
26 Board OK'd job cuts at universities
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:23, p.1
11/17/2014 The Board of Regents approved the cuts of over two-hundred university jobs.
27 Job cuts?
Buelow--Allissa (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:18, p.2
10/30/2014 The Iowa Board of Regents plans to implement a restructuring process that will cause up to 250 university jobs to disappear.
28 UNI gets FY16 funding; Board of Regents apppproves $12.9 million
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:4, p.1
9/11/2014 The Board of Regents approved funding for the fiscal year 2016.
29 UNI certificate in sustainability now offered
Public Relations News Release 2013:276, p.1
5/7/2014 UNI is offering a new certificate in sustainability after being approved by the Board of Regents on April 24. The certificate will likely improve students' job opportunities. The certificate is open to all undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.50 or high
30 Follow-up on Student Services Fee
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.3
5/1/2014 Corrects a statement made about the Student Services Fee that was printed in the April 28 issue of the Northern Iowan.
31 Northern Iowa Student Government
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.supp. 8
5/1/2014 Describes the purpose of Northern Iowa Student Government and lists the students involved in NISG for next year; photo.
32 Possible course changes
Krogman--Kayla Jean (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.1
5/1/2014 The Board of Regents heard a proposal that included adding 103 classes to the course offerings and terminating 55 courses.
33 Education center will move to Sabin Hall
Krogman--Kayla Jean (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:54, p.2
4/28/2014 UNI received $2 million to operate a new education center. The Center for Educational Transformation will allow students to participate in hands-on research activities; photo.
34 More transparency needed for SSF. Administration should re-examine fee process
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:54, p.4
4/28/2014 Author would like an to know why President Ruud approved an additional $25 to the Student Services Fee for athletics without the recommendation of the Student Service Fee Committee. The student body also recommended against the additional fee; photo
35 Additonal funding for UNI approved
Public Relations News Release 2013:264, p.1
4/24/2014 Iowa House and Senate approved a 4 percent funding increase for each of Iowa's public universities along with an additional $2.6 million in special funding to UNI's base in recognition of its reliance on state funding.
36 Committee unaware of fee hike
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:52, p.1
4/24/2014 A $25 increase in the Student Services Fee for 2015 was passed without the knowledge of several Student Services Fee Committee members. The fee funds services such as NISG, the Northern Iowan, and athletics; photo.
37 Madsen reflects on student services fee decision
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:50, p.1
4/14/2014 Thomas Madsen and Blake Findley approved the Board of Regents' request to remove $25 of funding for athletics from the General Education Fund. This money will be converted to the Student Services Fee fund. Some argue this may not be the right decision.
38 BOR holds spending review forum at UNI
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:49, p.1
4/10/2014 The UNI community had the opportunity to meet representatives from Deloitee Consulting firm. The firm was hired by the Board of Regents to help Iowa's universities spend money more efficiently.
39 Brenda Bass named UNI dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Public Relations News Release 2013:238, p.1
4/8/2014 Brenda Bass has been named the new dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She first started at UNI in 1996 and has worker her way up.
40 Lack of federal funding limits work-study program
Ruggles--Jacinda Rose (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:47, p.2
4/3/2014 According to a recent study by the Iowa Board of Regents, funding was down for both work-study and supplemental education opportunities grants. Due to this, it has been difficult to find work-study jobs.
41 Regents solicit efficiency report
Noble--Cassidy
Northern Iowan 110:43, p.1
3/10/2014 The Board of Regents is conducting a $2.5 million spending review with Deloitte Consulting to find inefficiencies and areas of overspending. The board hopes to save $15-$25 million by making the three regent universities more efficient.
42 NISG candidates receive support
Pope--David William (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:39, p.3
2/24/2014 Several students wrote letters to the editor about the upcoming NISG election. These students spoke out about which candidates were the most qualified and what these candidates have already done to help improve the University of Northern Iowa; photo.
43 NISG candidates vie for office
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:38, p.1
2/20/2014 A Northern Iowa Student Government debate was held for the presidential candidates in the upcoming election. Corey Cooling and his running mate Eric Boisen discussed current issues with Kevin Gartman and his running mate Paul Andersen; photo.
44 Regents discuss audits and faculty resignations
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:35, p.1
2/10/2014 Student organizations, intramurals, and sports clubs at UNI are being audited to make sure they are operating as they should. President Ruud is confident the audit will help the university's organizations.
45 Revised student assessment instrument will come in spring
Tant--Cassandra Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:34, p.1
2/6/2014 A committee has been formed to revise the assessment form that allows students to evaluate their professors each semester. The pilot of the new assessment will be tested this semester. It is important for professors to receive student feedback.
46 Sen. Hatch starts new campaign
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:34, p.1
2/6/2014 As re-election season comes closer, Senator Jack Hatch has joined the race for governor. He believes that there needs to be more focus on funding for higher education. He supports Branstad's initiatives to help veterans, and wants to expand them.
47 French minor could return to UNI
Tant--Cassandra Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:33, p.1
2/3/2014 In 2012, UNI closed its French program. However, a new minor, Interdisciplinary Language Studies, Minor: French is awaiting approval. The department is currently advertising the new minor on their website to recruit new students.
48 Branstad's budget hits UNI issues
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:28, p.1
1/16/2014 UNI will receive an extra $8 million for the next two fiscal years, if Governor Branstad's 2015 budget is passed. This is not as much as UNI requested. Branstad also requested $32.9 million to renovate Schindler Education Center; photo.
49 Board of Regents includes three alumni
Northern Iowa Today 97:1, p.31
1/1/2014 Katie Mulholland, Larry McKibben and Subhash Sahai currently serve on the Board of Regents; photo.
50 Discussion of new education center continues
Aune--Jordan Lee (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:25, p.1
11/22/2013 During the Iowa Board of Regents' upcoming meeting, the board plans to bring up professional development assignments for UNI faculty and an update on the Iowa Research and Development Center for Educational Transformation at UNI.

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