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1 Meet Micaiah and Liz
Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
Northern Iowan 119:38, p.04
2/20/2023 Nixson Benitez writes about Micaiah Krutsinger and Liz Montalvo's Student Body Election campaign and what they hope to accomplish if elected president and vice president of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG); photo.
2 Wading through misrepresentation
Zarkpah--Laito (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:30, p.04
1/23/2023 Laito Zarkpah writes an article describing the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) space and explaining the importance this space has for students; photo.
3 One class on diversity is not enough
Janes--Lennon (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:25, p.3
11/29/2021 Guest columnist Lennon Janes gives their opinion on the diversity classes offered to UNI education majors; photo.
4 HLC site visit features student forum
Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.01
4/1/2021 Peer reviewers engaged with students in an open forum discussion during the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) site visit on Monday, March 29. Many student's had great things to say about UNI, praising the community, academics, work places on campus, and the student organizations. Other students critiqued the look and age of the buildings and the lack of diversity, inclusion, and social justice on campus; photo.
5 Letter to the Editor: Stand with your APPI Panthers
Panther Initiative For Environmental Equity and Resilience (PIEER)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.03
3/29/2021 The author believes that the recent hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are unacceptable. They believe people must become educated in racism, stereotypes, racial bias, and xenophobia to help ensure a safe environment for the AAPI community. The UNI administration and community show their support and solidarity with the Asian community and take protective measures for its students' safety and well-being; photo.
6 UNI hosts DiversiLead conference
Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
Northern Iowan 117:44, p.02
3/25/2021 The DiversiLead Conference was held on March 20 and was designed to connect the UNI community with community members of color and underrepresented individuals for learning, leadership training, and networking. Four workshops took place featuring UNI faculty and other outside speakers emphasizing the importance of connections, navigating through white spaces, reframing your vision, and tips for Zoom learning; photo.
7 Hate crimes won't stop until we stop its source
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:43, p.03
3/22/2021 The author argues that hate crimes against racially diverse groups has grown recently due to the easy access to guns, not holding white males accountable, and banning teachings on diverse concepts; photo.
8 NISG presidential candidates tackle diversity and COVID-19
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:34, p.03
2/18/2021 Both Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential candidates debated via Zoom about issues concerning student advocacy, diversity, and involvement; photo.
9 Women's History Month and Art Expo
Kamp--Erin (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 116:41, p.05
3/5/2020 Women's History Month Kicks off with an Art Expo event held in the Center of Multicultural Education (CME). Event coordinated by student program coordinators from the CME Staff, members of UNI Women and Gender Studies program and the Northern Iowa Feminists. This event hopes to raise awareness about past and present issues women face.
10 CME panel features Black voices
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.01
2/17/2020 The UNI Center for Multicultural Education (CME) hosted a panel discussion with Black and African American students. This was the latest panel in the "What Your Students Want You to Know" series, which was launched in November 2019 to feature voices of UNI students from diverse populations; photo.
11 NISG holds presidential elections: Boeding and Greene
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.01
2/13/2020 Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene are running for student body president and vice president, respectively, for one reason: "For the Students." Boeding and Greene talk about their platform in the article and are currently running unopposed.
12 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.
13 REC launches #UNIisnotanAlly campaign
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.01
11/4/2019 Following President Nook's October 30th email to campus regarding the concerns of the UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC), members of the REC have launched their #UNIisnotanAlly campaign across campus and social media. The campaign was launched on November 1, 2019, and it shared videos of student's personal accounts and testimonies of experiencing racism at UNI. The REC members also passed out fliers and hung them around campus. The article continues to tell the back story on why the REC was founded and what lead up to the launch; photo.
14 Are TV shows effective teachers?
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:13, p.03
10/14/2019 Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomka explains the pros and cons of educational television and explains the role it plays in developing minds. He says that this programming is a good supplement, rather than a primary source of education.
15 Check DIS out: CME has new name
Ritondale--Sarah (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:3, p.04
8/30/2018 The Center for Multicultural Education underwent a name change and has a new approach to student inclusion.
16 Collaboration revamps CME BBQ
Barikor--Leziga (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 115:2, p.05
8/27/2018 The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice put on the Welcome Back BBQ. The office worked with UNI Dining and Catering to expand the BBQ options available to the students so the options were ethnically and culturally diverse. The BBQ was well received by students; photos.
17 The state of inclusion on campus
Hines--Blair (Student--2018), Davis--Kirby (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:52, p.01
4/19/2018 On April 12, 2018, then-Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) Director of Diversity Darvel Givens presented the results of a survey regarding diversity that was sent to students at the end of October 2017. The background information of these results included 84 percent of people working towards their bachelor’s degree, 13 percent working towards their master’s degree, one percent pursuing a doctoral degree, and two percent pursuing more than one. These populations were the basis of the rest of the presentation, and of these people, 90 percent of students have not heard faculty make derogatory comments, and 97 percent of students have not heard administrators or staff make derogatory comments to students.
18 Meet the NISG presidential candidates
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:37, p.01
2/15/2018 So far, three presidential campaigns have officially registered as student organizations and are eligible to actively campaign. Drew Stensland and Kristen Ahart are running as Drew and Kristen for UNI. Sean Dugan and Chad Schafer are running as Sean and Chad UNIted for Change. Tristan Bernhard and Cole Malcolm are running as Tristan and Cole for UNI; photos.
19 Darby discusses racism in Iowa schools
Baxter--Nicole (Student--2017), Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:16, p.03
10/19/2017 Derrick Darby, a professor from the University of Michigan, gives a talk about racism in the education system as a part of the Hearst Lecture Series; photo.
20 Despite labels, we're all American
Schrad--Tanner (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:13, p.03
10/9/2017 Columnist Tanner Schrad discuses the idea of being more considerate about other peoples opinions; photo.
21 Much work remains for racial equality
Cobb--Abbi (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 114:5, p.03
9/11/2017 Columnist Abbi Cobb discusses racism. She says more progress needs to be made before society can begin to celebrate.
22 UNI faculty says 'yes' to supporting diversity
Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:28, p.01
1/14/2016 The UNI Faculty Senate endorses a statement about diversity and discrimination on campus following multiple student-centered forums and panels.
23 UNI in search of new diversity officer
Jaamtgard--Katherine (Student--2015), Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:27, p.01
12/10/2015 Following a diversity forum in which students addressed their concerns about discrimination on campus, the President's Executive Management Team (EMT) searches for a diversity officer; photos.
24 Administration faces diversity concerns
Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:25, p.02
12/3/2015 UNI administration faces concerns about diversity and discrimination; photo.
25 Diversity forum excluded whites
Slaughter--Reid (Student--2015), Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:25, p.03
12/3/2015 Guest Columnist Reid Slaughter argues that a recent open forum about diversity and discrimination on campus excluded the opinions and testimonies of white students; photo.
26 Miss Iowa speaks on diversity
Alrebh--Zainab Sameer (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:48, p.5
4/9/2015 Alyson Lou Olson came to UNI to speak on diversity; photo.
27 What your history books didn't tell you
Nelson--Nehemiah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:47, p.5
4/6/2015 The author points out that much of what we learn in history classes is distorted to glorify our national heroes and overlook women and people of color. History should be taught from an unbiased standpoint to examine mistakes and avoid repeating them.
28 'I Am Eleven' film screening
Public Relations News Release 2014:157, p.1
1/20/2015 The screening will be on February 4th at the College Square Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the movie are ten dollars per person and must be purchased in advance. The film follows 11-year-olds from all around the world, and is 94 minutes long.
29 UNI to host 2015 Town Hall on Diversity
Public Relations News Release 2014:152, p.1
1/14/2015 The seventh annual Town Hall Meeting hosted by UNI's Diversity Council will welcome Heather Hackman. The event will be held on January 21, in the Commons Ballroom.
30 All staff opinion column: What does 'diversity' at UNI mean to you?
Cooling--Corey C. (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:24, p.3
11/20/2014 The Northern Iowan's opinion coulumnests take on the question of what diversity means to them, and if UNI is doing a good enough job meeting their expectations.
31 Gibson to resign
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:52, p.1
4/21/2014 Gloria Gibson will resign as provost, effective June 30, 2014. Then an interim provost will serve until the vacant position can be filled. She has done a lot of work to promote diversity on campus.
32 Welcoming immigrants as citizens
Northern Iowan 110:52, p.1
4/21/2014 UNI hosted its fourth naturalization ceremony, welcoming immigrants as citizens of the United States. The naturalization process takes 9-12 months. Participants in the ceremony were eager to become citizens; photo.
33 I 2 am UNIfied
Northern Iowan 110:51, p.1
4/17/2014 UNI hosted an event called I2AmUNI to hear from minority students and the stereotypes that they face. Students were encouraged to share their stories. The event is part of an effort to end stereotypes and encourage diversity education at UNI; photo.
34 Mini Comic-Con at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2013:222, p.1
3/27/2014 Rod Library will host a Mini Comic-Con with a variety of comic book-related activities. There will even be a costume contests with prizes awarded for each age group. The event is free and open to the public.
35 What your history books didn't tell you
Northern Iowan 110:43, p.3
3/10/2014 The author points out that much of what we learn in history classes is distorted to glorify our national heroes and overlook women and people of color. History should be taught from an unbiased standpoint to examine mistakes and avoid repeating them.
36 UNI to present 'Girl Rising' for Women's History Month
Public Relations News Release 2013:193, p.1
2/27/2014 UNI will present a viewing of the film "Girl Rising" directed by Richard Robbins. The film tells the story of nine girls showcasing the power of education. Discussion and refreshments will follow the film.
37 All-staff opinion column: What is a critical issue that needs to be addressed at UNI and why?
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:34, p.3
2/6/2014 Members of the editorial staff answered the question: class scheduling, meal options, enrollment, diversity, and technology were some of the topics discussed.
38 Students jumpstart on diversity
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:31, p.1
1/27/2014 UNI hosted its sixth annual Town Hall on Diversity. Regina Dixon-Reeves, diversity specialist at the University of Chicago, was the keynote speaker for the event. Attendees discussed UNI programs that aid in the diversity of students; photo.
39 UNI to host 2014 Town Hall on Diversity
Public Relations News Release 2013:154, p.1
1/14/2014 UNI will welcome Regina Dixon-Reeves as the speaker for the 6th annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity hosted by UNI's Diversity Council. Dixon-Reeves is a former president of the Association of Black Sociologists.
40 Diversity workshop shares important message
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:23, p.3
11/15/2013 Says that we must learn to understand and accept our own diversity.
41 How would you improve the Liberal Arts Core?
Northern Iowan 110:19, p.3
11/1/2013 Each author gives their opinion on the Liberal Arts Core. All agree that it is important to be exposed to a variety of subjects, but there is not a consensus on how this should be implemented.
42 UNI to host statewide TRiO Leadership Conference
Public Relations News Release 2013:69, p.1
9/25/2013 UNI will host the sixth annual TRiO Student Leadership Conference. More than 175 students from schools all across Iowa will attend to develop their leadership skills. TRiO programs are federal outreach programs to help underrepresented students.
43 Bowler adds to UNI's accounting team: One of 108 African-American accounting professors in U.S.
Peiffer--Amy Michelle (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:5, p.2
9/13/2013 Cathalene Bowler has recently been added as an associate professor in accounting. The accounting department head, Marty Wartick, thinks that Bowler will be a very good fit at UNI; photo.
44 Craving for diversity
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:3, p.3
9/6/2013 The author expresses a need for a more diverse student body at UNI. She thinks that by having a more diverse campus it would enhance learning and lead to more interesting discussions in class.
45 International Student Association brings worldwide traditions to campus
Afzal--Fariha (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:51, p.6
4/23/2013 The International Student Association put on an event showcasing the clothing, cuisine, and talent from different areas around the world. The event, which had a good student turnout, illustrated the diversity of students at UNI; photo.
46 Diversity exert to speak at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:234, p.1
3/7/2013 UNI will host Christine E. Sleeter to promote diversity in education. Sleeter will discuss issues relation to race, class, gender and disability in the classroom.
47 Prize-winning author and lecturer to speak at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:203, p.1
2/18/2013 Mr. James W. Loewen, one of the most acclaimed historians of race in the United States, will give a lecture on his award-winning book "Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism." He will also hold two workshops focusing on his two books.
48 Moving toward multiculturalism
McKone--Madison Elizabeth (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:33, p.4
2/8/2013 Author encourages readers to take pride in the diversity of this country and take progressive steps in moving toward multiculturalism; photo.
49 Wartell emphasizes UNI's uniqueness
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:33, p.1
2/8/2013 The third and final candidate for the position of UNI president spoke about his vision on UNI's place in the community and the state of Iowa. Dr. Wartell believes UNI will be censured, but will not change because of it; photo.
50 Promoting 'NOH8' at UNI
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:27, p.2
12/7/2012 NOH8 event encourages students to stand up for targets of hate, specifically lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, at UNI. Students speak about support for the NOH8 event and effects on the campus community; photo.


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