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1 Students still concerned about lack of free STD testing on campus
Coloff--Sydney (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.1
12/6/2021 The Student Health Center stopped offering free STD testing last year, concerning students who do not have the ability to travel to a free testing facility; photo.
2 Bigger budget, fewer students at the University of Northern Iowa
Gray--Glenn (Guest Columnist), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:26, p.3
12/2/2021 Glenn Gray gives his opinion on the Board of Regents' allocation of funds for UNI, even though it has been losing students since 2018; photo.
3 UNI enrollment projected to increase within 5 years
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:25, p.1
11/29/2021 The increase in three and four-year graduation rates, along with the COVID-19 crisis has dropped the enrollment rate, but it is projected to increase within 5 years; photo.
4 Financial Literacy 101: Emergency Savings
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:24, p.04
11/21/2019 This article was about emergency savings accounts. With winter upon us, more students are dipping into their savings so that they can pay for medical bills and travel expenses. Tom Blanford, a commercial bank manager, stated that it was better to save at least a couple of months' expenses or at least shoot for $1,000.
5 LTE: NISG responds to Times cancellation article
Konfrst--David (Student--2018), Stensland--Drew (Student--2018), Ahart--Kristen (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:5, p.02
9/10/2018 NISG responds to a recent article regarding their decision to cancel their New York Times subscription.
6 UNI held harmless from midyear cuts
Chidley--Kelsey (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:49, p.02
4/9/2018 The budget cuts proposed by the Iowa Senate will not affect UNI and tuition costs.
7 UNI faces possible $3.7 million cut
Dausener--Josh (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:32, p.02
1/29/2018 Writer Josh Dausener informs readers about the proposed budget cuts made to the Board of Regents and how it may affect UNI.
8 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.
9 Editorial: higher ed needs higher funding
Dausener--Josua (Student--2017), Madden--Jacob (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 114:28, p.03
1/11/2018 Madden and Dausener are concerned with Iowa decreasing funding for higher education.
10 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.
11 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.
12 Budget approval means tuition freeze for UNI
Aune--Jordan Lee (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:54, p.2
4/28/2014 The Iowa House and Senate approved a $986 million education budget that includes a four percent funding increase for the three Regent universities. An additional $2.625 million in special funding will allow UNI to freeze tuition for next academic year.
13 Regents solicit efficiency report
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.
14 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.
15 President Ruud expresses appreciation for Governor's support of tuition freeze
Public Relations News Release 2013:155, p.1
1/14/2014 President Ruud expresses his thanks to Governor Branstad for the budget recommendations in support of UNI. This will allow UNI to freeze tuition for its second consecutive year. The Governor also supported the $2 million renovation of Schindler.
16 Republicans discuss push for funding increase at UNI
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:19, p.1
11/1/2013 Walt Rogers and Dean Fisher both spoke at the public forum held at UNI. These Republican Representatives support an increase in funding for UNI. At the forum taxes, employment, and cyber-bullying were several other topics discussed; photo.
17 Arts fight for a seat in the classroom
McKone--Madison Elizabeth (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:15, p.3
10/18/2013 The author expresses the importance of fine arts in education. She also points out that decreases in funding and budget cuts are causing art classes to be eliminated from many schools. This is taking away an important aspect of a well-rounded education.
18 The search for wisdom through Humanities
Northern Iowan 110:15, p.3
10/18/2013 The author is disappointed that cuts are being made to humanities departments across the country. He explains that the critical thinking and problem solving skills taught in humanities courses are important and need to be taught in schools.
19 Fall turns focus toward savings
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:7, p.2
9/20/2013 September is College Savings Month. The Office of Financial Aid, along with other organizations, are spreading the word about savings plans. The Office of Financial Aid offers a Live Like a Student program which many students find helpful.
20 The BOR will discuss big UNI items at meeting
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:4, p.1
9/10/2013 UNI is requesting approximately $10 million from the Iowa Board of Regents. The university is hoping that this amount will be awarded yearly to UNI. This money would allow UNI to freeze tuition rates and renovate Schindler Education Center.
21 Local legislators give update on issues at Iowa Capitol
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:51, p.1
4/23/2013 Legislators met at UNI to discuss funding for higher education and health care reform. There may be a 2.6 percent increase in funding from the state for the three Iowa public universities; photo.
22 NISG finalizes 2013-14 budget
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:47, p.1
4/9/2013 The Northern Iowa Student Government has finalized the budget for the 2013-14 school year. Funds are down due to a decrease in enrollment. Many student organizations' funding requests have been considered in the budget.
23 BOR proposes increase in funding for UNI
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:40, p.1
3/5/2013 The Board of Regents discussed changes in the funding for the three universities in Iowa. They are talking about giving more funding to UNI, because more than ninety percent of UNI's students are from Iowa.
24 Renovations to President's House approved by BOR
Campbell--Colby David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:9, p.1
9/25/2012 Renovations to President's House totaling $450,000 approved. The building was constructed in early 1908 to accommodate President Homer Seerley and family. Numerous renovations have been made to the house over the years; photo.
25 Departments feeling effects of program cuts, restructuring
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:4, p.1
9/7/2012 The loss of five faculty in the Department of Languages and Literature has caused adjustments to be made. Fewer course offerings and courses being taught by adjunct instructors are examples. Physics has also been forced to adjust.
26 UNI president releases statement about state higher education funding
Public Relations News Release 2011:310, p.1
5/9/2012 President Allen responds to the Iowa General Assembly's decision to increase state funding for UNI.
27 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.
28 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.
29 Bunsis says UNI has 'misplaced priorities'
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:49, p.1
4/10/2012 Chair of the American Association of United Professors suggests the use of unrestricted reserves to pay for the $6 million dollar budget short fall. A full review of the facts should then follow before to any academic cuts; photo.
30 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.
31 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.
32 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.
33 Students unite to advocate higher ed funding at capitol
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:47, p.1
4/3/2012 Budget cuts at UNI were the topic of discussions between legislators and students. Spencer Walrath addressed the press conference in the Iowa capitol; photo.
34 $14.5 million disparity between House and Senate budgets for UNI
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:46, p.1
3/30/2012 The houses of the Iowa legislature are far apart on proposed funding for the coming year. The House has voted to freeze tuition rates. This will cost UNI another three million dollars in income; photo.
35 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.
36 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.
37 The bottom line of education
Sandberg--Colin Aaron (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 108:46, p.4
3/30/2012 Concern expressed about the dropping of foreign languages due to budget constraints. The effect on College of Business Administration graduates is yet to be determined.
38 Students, faculty, community rally for education
Phillips--Whitney Lea (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:45, p.1
3/27/2012 Scenes from a gathering to protest the budget cuts at UNI. State representatives urged the crowd to lobby for increased funding for education.
39 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.
40 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.
41 Letter to the Editor
Cory--Rebecca (Class of 2010)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.5
3/23/2012 Graduate urges students to tell valued professors how much they are appreciated. Concerns expressed for the loss of academic focus and professors.
42 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.
43 Misguided priorities
Krob--Nicholas Joseph (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.5
3/23/2012 Conflicts over proper ways to solve the budget problems. Pride shown in students standing up for their beliefs. Concerns expressed over the direction of the University. Athletics Yea or Nay; photo?
44 Physics B.S. degree no longer closing; replaced on closure list by physics B.A.
Koolbeck--Alex Elizabeth (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.2
3/23/2012 Many E-mails and letters and external funding concerns helped save the B. S. degree in Physics; photo.
45 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.
46 A letter to Ben Allen from a UNI physics alumnus
Sick--Wade (Classes of 1983 and 1991)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.5
3/9/2012 Wade Sick recalls why he chose UNI and physics for his major in 1978. He returned and earned an M. A. in science education in 1991. He expresses support for the physics and science programs at UNI.
47 Jordan and KaLeigh win runoff election
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.3
3/9/2012 Jordan Bancroft-Smithe and KaLeigh White are the newly elected leaders of the Northern Iowa Student Government; photo.
48 More than 70 programs could be affected by possible cuts
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.1
3/9/2012 A draft of the possible cuts to academic programs at UNI is released. An official announcement is expected soon. Faculty Senate does not endorse any of the proposed changes.
49 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.
50 The future of UNI
Kressig--Bob (State Representative)
Northern Iowan 108:43, p.4
3/9/2012 Representative Bob Kressig urges all in the district to contact legislators in support of UNI in the upcoming budget battle.


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