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101 Board drops complaint against Rastetter
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:2, p.1
8/28/2012 The ethics complaint filed by the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement against Bruce Rastetter was dropped by the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. The complaint grew from Rastetter's involvement with a project in Tanzania; photo.
102 Judge says Regents can close Price Lab
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 109:1, p.6
8/24/2012 Following the recommendation of President Allen, the Board of Regents voted to close Price Laboratory School. Supporters filed a lawsuit. That suit has been denied; photo.
103 UNI President Allen to retire before July 1, 2013
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 109:1, p.1
8/24/2012 Health problems as well as the desire to spend more time with family prompted President Allen to announce his retirement plans. The Allens plan to do some traveling. President Allen also plans to do some writing on challenges to education.
104 Allen announces retiremnt from University of Northern Iowa
Public Relations News Release 2012:14, p.1
8/3/2012 Benjamin Allen announced July 1, 2013 as his retirement date. He has been president for six years.
105 Judge says Regents can close Price Lab
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:58, p.1
6/29/2012 The judge stated that no matter what his ruling; the other side of the lawsuit would appeal. The hearing took place less than two weeks prior to the closing date for Price Lab School; photo.
106 Former professors give millions to UNI
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:55, p.1
6/8/2012 Former Dean of the College of Business, Robert Waller, and former mathematics professor, Bonnie Litwiller, make large gifts to the university; photo.
107 UNI updates BOR on Price Lab closure
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.1
4/27/2012 Dean of the College of Education Dwight Watson discussed the placement of Level II education students. The use of block scheduling for eight weeks will aid in coordinating activities with local schools; photo.
108 Dannen: athletics funding model outdated
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:53, p.1
4/24/2012 Athletics director agrees that the transfer of funds from the general fund to athletics is too high. He is suggesting a switch to funding from student fees. This concept has been used for several years by other universities; photo.
109 What are unrestricted net assets?
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:52, p.1
4/20/2012 Howard Bunsis suggested in a lecture that the university should use funding from unrestricted net assets to cover the current deficit. Michael Hager points out that these assets are reserved for health insurance, parking, and other commitments; photo.
110 The philosophy of faculty cuts
McGraw--Stefanie Hannah (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:51, p.5
4/17/2012 Thoughts on the proposed cuts to the Department of Philosophy and World Religions. The department will be cut in half. The professors teach more than half of the humanities courses.
111 Faculty to 'retool' programs
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:49, p.1
4/10/2012 Since the announcement of a reduction in some academic programs and the elimination of others, faculty members are evaluating options to serve students still interested in the areas. Some see it as an opportunity to make education better; photo.
112 Lawsuit contests BOR's decision to close Price Lab
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Public Relations News Release 108:48, p.1
4/6/2012 The question of who has the power to close Price Lab is the basis for a lawsuit filed in district court. The suit was filed on behalf of thirty-seven community members, parents, and educators; photo.
113 Students hit the road for Iowa's universities
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Public Relations News Release 108:48, p.1
4/6/2012 Student led, nine stop tour of Iowa, shares the value of the state universities with Iowans. The tour kicked off with a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds; photo.
114 Faculty, students respond to closure of science programs
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:47, p.1
4/3/2012 Several science program degree programs will be lost due to the budget crisis. According to Ken De Nault, two of the four geology faculty members may be lost. Courses in these areas will be available next year.
115 My take on the future of Panther athletics
Eilers--Bradley David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:46, p.8
3/30/2012 Author shares his thoughts on athletics in light of the upcoming budget cuts. The athletics department continues to lose money and will be forced to make cuts; photo.
116 Students, faculty speak out on world language program closures
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:46, p.1
3/30/2012 World language and culture degrees will include only a Spanish B. A. and a Spanish Teaching B. A. French, German, and Russian were dropped due to budget constraints.
117 'Funeral' held to protest academic program cuts
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:45, p.1
3/27/2012 Students United for Academics sponsored the march. The march began at Seerley Hall and made its way to the Campanile to remember Price Laboratory School; photo.
118 House panel votes to freeze tuition
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:45, p.1
3/27/2012 Iowa House Appropriations Committee passed a bill, along party lines, that would potentially cut $31 million from Iowa's public universities next year. The bill would also freeze tuition; allowing no way to recover the lost funding.
119 AAUP investigation could lead to censure
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.3
3/23/2012 The American Association of University Professors is planning to investigate the procedures used to determine program cuts. Responses by President Allen, to date, have not convinced the group of the University's good intentions to comply.
120 Allen discusses transition from closure of Price Lab
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.3
3/23/2012 A transition team has been formed to deal with the changes with present K-12 students attending Price Lab. The team will also address a new model for clinical experiences for teacher education students and a new R & D model.
121 Board of Regents approves academic program changes
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.1
3/23/2012 Due to budget cuts of over twenty-four million dollars in recent years and facing a nearly five million dollar shortfall, Price Lab School and the University Museum will be closing along with fifty-eight academic programs; photo.
122 Fields of opportunities cut; students' educational harvest harmed
Sauer--Jessica A. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.6
3/23/2012 UNI's approach to balancing the budget questioned. Suggestions made for better communication among administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
123 Letter to the Editor
Clohesy--William W. (Philosophy and Religion Facul
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.5
3/23/2012 Professor Clohesy questions the program cuts and the decision making process. Searching for answers as to how these cuts will make UNI academically stronger.
124 A letter from physics alumni
Stark--Christopher C. (Class of 2004)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.4
3/9/2012 The proposed elimination of the B. S. in physics is challenged by fifteen alumni of the program. They urge President Allen to focus on improving the number of students before eliminating the program.
125 Students hold peaceful protest of potential academic cuts
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.2
3/9/2012 Students study in Seerley Hall. The Study Vigil lasted 24 hours a day for a week. Students were protesting the proposed cuts in academic courses; photo.
126 An open letter to UNI students
Reineke--Martha J. (Philosophy & Religion Faculty)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.4
3/6/2012 Professor Reineke states respect for President Allen and Provost Gibson, but is concerned about the proposed elimination of academic programs.
127 Letter to the Editor
Chananie-Hill--Ruth A. (Sociology--Anthropology--and Criminology Faculty)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.12
3/6/2012 Writer critical of the lack of democratic process in the changes proposed to address the budget deficit. Better communication is needed in these trying times.
128 Danielson, community discuss cuts
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:41, p.1
3/2/2012 Elected officials hear responses from the community about the closing of Price Lab School. The community was strongly in favor of keeping the school; photo.
129 Ed faculty votes no confidence in Allen
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:41, p.1
3/2/2012 The process, data, communication, people consulted, and the closing of Price Lab School all contributed to the vote of no confidence. The Faculty Senate will also receive a motion for consideration.
130 Regents approve Price Lab closure
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:41, p.1
3/2/2012 President Allen's recommendation to close Price Lab School on June 30, 2012, has been approved by the Board of Regents. The state legislature is the next step in the closure; photo.
131 Hundreds march to keep Price Lab open
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.1
2/28/2012 Students, parents, faculty, and community members marched from Price Laboratory School to Schindler Education Center. The event was organized to send a message to President Allen, the Board of Regents, the legislature, and the Governor; photo.
132 UNI announces first round of cuts, eyes others
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.1
2/28/2012 Museum, print services, and Price Lab School are slated to close. The Department of Public Safety and low enrollment academic programs are under review; photo.
133 Budget talks require communication, not blame
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:39, p.4
2/24/2012 Communication among the administration, faculty, students, and the Cedar Valley is needed during this time of restructuring. People need to know what the plans are for the future. More input has been requested by several parties.
134 Faculty senate discusses potential academic cuts
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:39, p.1
2/24/2012 Members express concerns about general funds being transferred to nonacademic departments. Several faculty members seed that the budget process seemed to be top down, with little input from the bottom up.
135 President Allen to recommend closing Price Lab School
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:39, p.1
2/24/2012 Budget woes at the university have caused the President to call for the closure the Laboratory School. The museum will also close and academic programs will be cut; photo.
136 Cuts possible for upcoming school year
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:38, p.1
2/21/2012 President Ben Allen announced that declining support from the Iowa Legislature may cause cuts in funding to Price Laboratory School, UNI Museum, Panther athletics, and academic programs; photo.
137 Board of Regents approves schematic designs for Redeker Center expansion
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:36, p.1
2/14/2012 Department of Residence is hoping that the design phase for the Redeker expansion is completed by late April. Planning is under way to inconvenience students as little as possible.
138 Beck says possibility of $12 million for UNI is slim
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:34, p.3
2/7/2012 Governor Branstad's budget has twenty million dollars extra for public universities. UNI will get a portion of that money, but significantly less than the twelve million anticipated.
139 Speak up on behalf of your university
McGraw--Stefanie Hannah (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:32, p.4
1/31/2012 Believes that students, parents, grandparents, and the general population need to let their voices be heard in Des Moines and Washington, D. C. concerning the ever increasing costs of education.
140 DOR eyes Redeker expansion
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:29, p.1
1/20/2012 With the addition of Panther Village, the dining facilities in Redeker Center need to be enlarged to handle additional students; photo.
141 Additional UNI funding a distinct possibility
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:28, p.1
1/13/2012 The legislature will consider a $12 million, three year funding request for the university. This request has been approved by the Board of Regents. This would help with an anticipated shortfall in funding.
142 Tuition: enough is enough
Eilers--Bradley David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:28, p.4
1/13/2012 Students, faculty, staff, and parents urged to contact their local legislators and ensure that voices are heard concerning the never ending increases in the cost of education.
143 Maucker Union ballrooms undergoing construction
Cassidy--Anthony Joseph (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:24, p.1
11/18/2011 A $1 million dollar renovation of the ballrooms is due to be completed by the middle of March 2012. The sound system, ceiling, ventilation system, and the installation of new energy efficient lighting will be upgraded; photo.
144 Osterberg debunks economic myths
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:22, p.2
11/11/2011 David Osterberg, executive director of the Iowa Policy Project, states that Iowa's recession has been less severe than the national average. He further states that the state has cut support to state universities; causing higher tuition and fees.
145 Proposed changes to LAC create controversy
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:22, p.1
11/11/2011 Social sciences faculty and students are concerned about the proposed decrease in social science requirements. The proposal cuts the requirements by one third.
146 Remarks on tuition increase proposal
Walrath--Spencer Allen (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:19, p.4
11/1/2011 Spencer Walrath, president of the NISG, shares the comments he presented to the Board of Regents; photo.
147 Student leaders support proposed tuition increase, call for change
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:19, p.1
11/1/2011 Student body presidents address the Board of Regents on ever increasing tuition costs. Students believe that we are at a turning point. The cost of education cannot continue to increase; photo.
148 NISG A snake biting its own tail
Eilers--Bradley David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:18, p.4
10/28/2011 The debate on proposed tuition increases in the Northern Iowa Student Government senate resulted in an undesirable final resolution. Senators expressed the opinion that their input did not matter to the Board of Regents. Amendments were not debated.
149 Increasing our tuition without our permission
Konrardy--Nathan Arnold (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:17, p.4
10/25/2011 Finds it ironic that the NISG resolution supporting a 3.75% increase in tuition was still in the office; waiting to be mailed on October 24th. The Board of Regents announced on the 21st that they were proposing the same rate.
150 NISG passes tuition increase resolution
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:17, p.3
10/25/2011 Discussion on a proposed bill to support a tuition increase was heated at times. There were several senators on both sides of the issue. In the end, the resolution was adopted.

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