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1 Ask your local immigrant
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 119:14, p.03
10/13/2022 Director of Center for Energy & Environmental Education Kamyar Enshayan writes about being from Iran and the experience they have had with a dictatorship government. Enshayan now sees the extremism gaining traction in the U.S. and they are astonished with the amount of people who tolerate it and even vote for elected officials who encourage it; photo.
2 Is the US a democracy?
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:5, p.03
9/12/2022 Drew Hill writes his opinion on whether the US is actually a democracy or not. Hill argues that the US government is not controlled by the people but it is instead governed by a constitution which makes the US more of a constitutional republic.
3 On the Burma coup
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:30, p.03
2/4/2021 Rawwas discusses the recent coup deposing Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. In the author's opinion, the military should not be in charge, but Suii Kyi was also problematic and colluded with the military, failing to speak out or stop the genocide of the Rohingya in the country.
4 Fascism, neoliberalism, and oligarchy
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.03
2/27/2020 In the author's opinion, candidate Bernie Sanders should be the next president of the United States. Rawwas discusses democracy, capitalism, the state of the economy in the US and China, and the similarities between Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg as oligarchic authoritarians; photo.
5 Buttigieg hosts town hall
Pistarino--Emma (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:29, p.01
1/23/2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg hosted a town hall in Maucker Union on January 15 in advance of Iowa's February 3 caucus; photo.
6 U.S. needs a pro-Latin America president
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020), Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.03
12/12/2019 Rawwas discusses recent deposing of Bolivian president elect Evo Morales by Jeanine Anez, calling it a military coup based upon the false claims and United States imperialism perpetuated through the Organization of American States' report questioning the freedom of the election. In the author's opinion, the only presidential candidate with a clear vision of solidarity with Latin America is Bernie Sanders; photo.
7 The 'gift' of western democracy
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:8, p.03
9/26/2019 In response to Laura Bush's invitation to speak on UNI's campus, Rawwas discusses the Bush Administration's decision to go to Iraq. In the author's opinion, democracy was a screen for capitalistic intentions and resulted in violence against the Iraqi people; photo.
8 What can presidents be investigated for?
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:46, p.03
4/4/2019 In the wake of the Mueller investigation, Stekl discusses the scandals and faults of the Trump and Obama administrations, but argues that America's biggest crime is sham democracy, capitalism, and imperialism and that all citizens are implicated in it; photo.
9 The trouble with Kavanaugh
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:13, p.04
10/8/2018 In the author's opinion, Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the United States Supreme Court will be detrimental to the nation. Stekl argues against the USA's current liberal-electoral democracy; photos.
10 UNI to host panel on voter ID laws
Public Relations News Release 2012:57, p.1
9/13/2012 UNI will host a panel to discuss "Voter ID: voter fraud or voter suppression?" Panelist will cover types of laws passed and proposed in various states, arguments for and against voter ID, registrations laws, forms of ID accepted, and changes recommended.
11 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.
12 The Occupy problem
Greubel--Greg Harold (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:24, p.4
11/18/2011 Political action must be done in groups if democracy is to survive. The chief criticism of the movement is no single cause or positive propositions made by the protesters; photo.
13 We, the 99 percent
Maddix--Nicholas Scott (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:18, p.1
10/28/2011 The Occupy Movement plans to elect two delegates from each of the congressional districts. Delegates will convene in Philadelphia on July 4, 2012, to vote on a list of demands; photo.
14 Educator to speak about democracy
Northern Iowan 108:13, p.2
10/11/2011 Parker Palmer will speak via webcast on the topic: what it takes to do democracy from the inside out.
15 We've made progress!
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:50, p.12
4/15/2011 America has made progress. One must remember that our lives are always changing; sometimes progressing, sometimes standing still, and sometimes regressing.
16 The people decide who gets the keys
Turner--Robert Thompson (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:8, p.5
9/24/2010 In a democracy, the voters decide the winners of elections. The winners remain responsible to the electorate.
17 UNI hosts FAIR reporter and author Peter Hart
Public Relations News Release 2009:317, p.1
3/8/2010 Peter Hart, activism director from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) will discuss media bias and censorship and the various forces that influence and shape the news media at Lang Hall Auditorium. "How Does Media Reporting Affect Citizenship?"
18 UNI students to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Jan. 18
Public Relations News Release 2009:228, p.1
1/14/2010 The American Democracy Project is sponsoring this day because part of the education of students is learning to be civically engaged in their communities. Service on this day reflects Rev. King's dream of making our country a better place for all.
19 The American Democracy Project at UNI to host forum Nov. 5
Public Relations News Release 2009:150, p.1
11/3/2009 "Got Civility?" is the title of a lecture by Senator Jeff Danielson (D) and former Senator John Putney (R), Iowa State Legislature. ADP is responsible for initiating a variety of courses, workshops and presentations on topics related to civic engagement.
20 'Civility and the Development of Gentlemen' topic for final UNI 'News Talk' of year
Public Relations News Release 2008:557, p.1
6/1/2009 Jeffrey Ferguson, author of "That's What Gentlemen Do," will lead a discussion on what inspired him to write the book. The purpose of "News Talk" is to promote reading and discussion of the news.
21 UNI to celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial with series of speakers, panels
Public Relations News Release 2008:316, p.1
1/26/2009 A number of activities are planned in Lincoln's honor by the Center for Multicultural Education and the American Democracy Project/Provost's Office. Panel discussions will be held at University Book and Supply in Cedar Falls and at UNI-Cue in Waterloo.
22 News Talk looks into manipulation tactics
Conaway--Brandon U. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:47, p.1
4/8/2008 Students and citizens make up the News Talk discussion group; meets in the University Book and Supply store; photo.
23 Questions about democracy
Abbott--Tristan E. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:11, p.7
10/2/2007 Believes that most people are uninformed; advocates using the uninformed to further one's own more informed political views.
24 People are just stupid sometimes
Abbott--Tristan E. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 103:42, p.7
3/2/2007 Humans place importance on issues without much thought.
25 Tuesday, March 28
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
3/27/2006 Writing seminar will take place; Gay marriage will be explored by debate; Panel discussion on democracy will be held; Shakespeare roundtable discussion will take place; Bio-diesel workshop will be held; Women's Film Series will continue.
26 Is passive democracy possible?
Northern Iowan 102:43, p.5
3/7/2006 Believes that people should fell free to express themselves without fear of repression.
27 Last lecture; Iowa pride
Ory--Lindsey (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:42, p.1
3/3/2006 Kamyar Enshayan delivers his "last lecture"; calls on people to take a wider view, limit their consumption of consumer goods, and to promote democracy.
28 Isn't it ironic? Don't you think?
Crane--Ryan P. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:26, p.5
12/3/2004 Examines irony in current political issues.
29 Koch attends UN conference, puts UNI on the map
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:6, p.1
9/17/2004 Susan Koch attends United Nations conference on how universities can promote democracy worldwide; photo.
30 Democracy in Iraq might be a tough sell, says UNI professor
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
6/1/2004 Explains reasons why installing democracy in Iraq may be a difficult task.
31 Internet site may change politics forever, says UNI professor
Public Relations News Release 2002:577, p.1
6/25/2003 Chris Martin describes activities of progressive Democratic website,
32 Seven key values of a democracy
Public Relations News Release 2000:192, p.1
1/1/2001 Kay Treiber will explain the seven values that are important in developing a sense of community and responsibility in young people.
33 Seven core values key to perpetuating democracy
Public Relations News Release 2000:285, p.1
11/1/2000 Kay Trieber discusses the seven core values or principles for democracy and living.
34 Political expert cautions against generic vote messages
Public Relations News Release 2000:104, p.1
10/1/2000 Professor Tom Rice stresses the importance of the true meaning of democracy and our choice to vote.
35 'Our democracy is a sham'
James--Phil (Class of 2000)
Northern Iowan 96:48, p.6
4/4/2000 Phil James believes American democracy is an institution run by corporate lobbyists, millionaires, and big businesses.
36 Justice must be upheld for democracy to survive
Northern Iowan 95:6, p.8
9/18/1998 Believes no one is above the law.
37 UNI receives largest grant ever
Northern Iowan 93:8, p.2
9/27/1996 UNI received $2 million grant to help democratize education in Slovakia; project is named the Orava Project.
38 UNI and the Orava Project; how do you teach democracy?
Northern Iowa Today 79:2, p.2
1/1/1996 Extensive history of Orava Project effort to teach democracy in Slovakia; photo.
39 We don't really have a democracy--just apathy
Trenkamp--Timothy D. (Class of 1994)
Northern Edition 2:7, p.2
3/2/1994 Criticizes lack of participation in political process.
40 Christian ethics guide democracy
Holloway--Carson L. (Class of 1991)
Northern Iowan 86:41, p.2
2/27/1990 Offers views on relationship between religion and democratic traditions.
41 Study of democracy needed in schools
Covington--Anthony M. (Class of 1993)
Northern Iowan 86:39, p.3
42 Find irony in democratic process
Dahle--Kevin L. (Class of 1982)
Northern Iowan 77:19, p.2
11/11/1980 Feel it is ironic that the democratic process allows voters to choose "ignorant and undesirable candidates."
43 Principle of 'participatory democracy'
Fox--Josef W. (Philosophy and Humanities Faculty)
Northern Iowan 65:25, p.2
12/6/1968 Professor Fox looks forward, with some reservations, to greater student participation in the business of the university.
44 Untitled
Northern Iowan 65:20, p.3
11/15/1968 United States is dedicated to democracy for all people, except for those who adversly affect our interests.
45 Campus has no "grass-roots democracy" in any class
Cole--Bryan (Student--1963)
College Eye 57:20, p.2
3/1/1963 Opinion in regards to independent study.
46 Secrecy sign of democracy?
Fox--Josef W. (Philosophy and Humanities Faculty)
College Eye 52:31, p.8
5/19/1961 Feels that secrecy harms nations.
47 Khrushchev poses latest challenge, Dean Lang tells 400 SUI graduates
College Eye 52:18, p.3
2/10/1961 Dean Lang states that democracy thrives on controversy and exchange of ideas.
48 Can democracy be preserved?
Saunders--T. Frank (Education Faculty)
College Eye 52:8, p.8
11/4/1960 Believes that government may be a necessary check on democracy.
49 Obiter Scripta
College Eye 50:16, p.2
1/16/1959 Discusses the use of art as a political weapon.
50 Seabury emphasized American attitudes toward democracy
College Eye 41:22, p.6
3/17/1950 Excerpts from the speech of Ruth Seabury on "My Philosophy of Life"


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