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1 UNI and Faculty Senate working to update "peer institution" lilst
Pedersen--Grant (Student--2022), Eaves--Emily (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:35, p.01
2/9/2023 A proposal about updating UNI's list of peer institutions was discussed during the last UNI Faculty Senate meeting. The last time this list was updated was in 2014; photo.
2 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.
3 Daisy Hernandez to be keynote speaker for Women's History Month
Public Relations News Release 2013:202, p.1
3/11/2014 Daisy Hernandez, author and journalist, will be the keynote speaker for Women's History Month. He lecture is titled, "Feminists, Comadres, and Maybe Beyoncé: Models of Leadership Today". The event is sponsored by several groups on campus.
4 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.
5 Proposed center to study various university issues
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:33, p.3
2/3/2014 A group of UNI staff members recently presented plans for a proposed Center for the Study of Undergraduate Education to Faculty Senate. The center has not been approved yet, but the group has begun a research project.
6 Policy changes for pregnant and parenting students
Frasher--Iris (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:28, p.2
12/13/2013 UNI's Faculty Senate is working on a policy change to prevent pregnant students from being penalized for missing class due to medical reasons. The changes will become official upon the approval of President Rudd.
7 New UNI president adjusts to campus, looks to future
Randolph--Olivia Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 109:57, p.1
6/28/2013 President Ruud and his wife Judy have been keeping busy since their move to Cedar Falls about four weeks ago. President Ruud has been spending his time dealing with university matters and meeting UNI students and faculty.
8 AAUP delays censure decision until 2014
Randolph--Olivia Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 109:56, p.1
6/21/2013 Recommendations from the United Faculty and Senate caused the AAUP to vote to delay any censure action until 2014. This will give President Ruud a chance to resolve serious problems created in part by his predecessor.
9 Why I'm voting for KaLeigh and Alicia
Miller--Christopher Olsem (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:35, p.4
2/15/2013 Student Chris Miller voices his support for student body presidential candidates KaLeigh and Alicia. He feels they have already done a lot to improve UNI and will continue to do this if elected.
10 AAUP releases report on cuts
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:33, p.1
2/8/2013 The report addressed five "issues of concern". According to the report, several faculty members expressed a lack of trust in President Allen's administration that started before the events of 2012; photo
11 Faculty express concerns about Study Abroad Center; restructuring, compensation, faculty oversight committee discussed in meeting
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:25, p.1
11/30/2012 Faculty raise concerns over compensation from Study Abroad programs. Senate meeting proposes faculty oversight committee for Study Abroad to make appropriate decisions about Study Abroad courses; photo.
12 John Hopkins University professor to speak at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:146, p.1
11/20/2012 Benjamin Ginsberg will be speaking at UNI on November 29. He will speak on the change in recent years of the growth of administration and decline in faculty in higher education.
13 Faculty Senate debates access to course graduation distribution
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:14, p.1
10/12/2012 Senate shows support of making grade distributions more public. Senate members discuss concerns and implications of this decision. Business student gives supporting opinion.
14 A look into the UNI Faculty Senate
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:6, p.1
9/14/2012 The role of the Faculty Senate examined: what does the senate do, how was it created, and what is the chair of the faculty senate. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend senate meetings.
15 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.
16 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.
17 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.
18 UNI to add resources to high-demand academic majors and close programs with low graduation rates
Public Relations News Release 2011:200, p.1
3/8/2012 President Ben Allen announces the closure of several departments that have low graduation rates.
19 UNI faculty pass vote of no confidence in Allen, Gibson
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.1
3/6/2012 Meeting was called by Faculty Chair James Jurgenson in response to a petition calling for a faculty meeting, following the announced closing of Price Lab School and upcoming academic cuts; photo
20 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.
21 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.
22 Licari ready to take on new roles
Funk--Dakota John (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:1, p.8
8/27/2010 Professor Michael Licari has been named the associate provost for academic affairs and Dean of the Graduate College; photo.
23 Faculty Senate suggests cut to auxiliary funds
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:41, p.1
3/5/2010 The Wellness and Recreation Center, Performing Arts Center, Student Health Center, Maucker Union, and athletic programs would all feel the effects of a proposal from the Faculty Senate to reduce support from the general fund; photo.
24 More than 40 programs slated for elimination
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:22, p.1
11/13/2009 Program reduction is a product of a process started over a year ago. Program reviews began within academic departments. Criteria were developed to evaluate programs, with enrollment being an important factor; photo.
25 News briefs: shorter semesters proposal
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:19, p.2
11/3/2009 A proposal by Professor Susan Hill to shorten semesters to fourteen weeks was voted not to be docketed by the Faculty Senate.
26 Students speak about budget situation
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:18, p.1
10/30/2009 Baker Hall demolition, shorter semesters, tuition surcharge, and layoffs draw the attention of students. Opinions vary and emotions run high.
27 Faculty divided over shorter semesters, longer classes
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:17, p.5
10/27/2009 A proposal to have fourteen week semesters and longer class periods has met differing opinions among faculty members. The proposal will be brought up at the next Faculty Senate Meeting.
28 UNI students take a STAND
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:14, p.4
10/16/2009 Professor Stephen Gaies hopes to start a chapter of Students Taking Action Now Darfur.
29 Sauvage presents "The Challenge to Us of Holocaust Rescuers"
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:12, p.7
10/9/2009 Pierre Sauvage, born during the Holocaust, has been making documentaries about this period in history, showing a personal side to the effects of the Holocaust.
30 Child Holocaust survivor and award-winning filmmaker Pierre Sauvage to visit UNI
Public Relations News Release 2009:72, p.1
9/22/2009 "The Challenge of Us of Holocaust Rescuers," will be the topic of a public lecture hosted by the Holocaust and Genocide Education Committee, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages.
31 Artwork by Holocaust and Rwandan genocide survivors at UNI Gallery of Art
Public Relations News Release 2009:32, p.1
9/8/2009 The Gallery will present the exhibition "Voice to Vision from Wednesday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25. David Feinberg, associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, will give a curator's lecture.
32 UNI to host Postville Conference/Teach-in
Public Relations News Release 2008:487, p.1
4/22/2009 Luis Argueta, a Gautemalan film director, will screen segments of his documentary "AbUSed" The Post ville Raid. There will be a showing of the play "Historia de nuestra vidas," detailing accounts of immigration, imprisonment and the Postville raid.
33 Board of Regents approve differential tuition for UNI College of Business Administration
Public Relations News Release 2008:270, p.1
12/11/2008 This will be the first year of a three-year implementation. The surcharge will fund: faculty and curriculum expansion, improved professional skills development for students, and financial aid.
34 Texting in class
Kuster--Therese Catherine (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:23, p.11
11/18/2008 Cell phone use during class time varies. Some professors ban them or have a policy that they are turned off; others do not have a formal policy. Texting during class can be from boredom; photo.
35 Gun issue delayed until October
Barkley--Tia M. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:9, p.4
9/25/2007 Board of Regents has postponed action on the arming of public safety officers at Regent institutions; photo.
36 Prep week resolution on hold
Bentley--Adam J. (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 104:6, p.4
9/14/2007 Faculty Senate places request for no work assignments prior to final week on hold. Applications are available for financial assistance for student organizations from NISG. Intercollegiate Academics Fund can help students in need; photo.
37 To arm or not to arm, that is the issue
Ahmed--Ranya R. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:6, p.1
9/14/2007 Permission for public safety officers at Regents institutions to carry firearms is a hot topic; photo.
38 Forum discusses possibility of arming campus police
Ahmed--Ranya R. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:3, p.1
8/31/2007 Discussion of campus police carrying firearms was well attended; photo.
39 News Brief/Calendar of Events
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
3/19/2007 The Honor Code Task Force will be holding meetings for faculty and staff March 20-21.
40 Parking facility plans reach fork in the road
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 103:23, p.1
11/14/2006 Proposed parking deck planned for area near Campbell Hall; would require relocation of several Greek houses; needs approval of the Board of Regents; photo.
41 Monday, March 27
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
3/27/2006 "Plena Libre" will be performed as part of the Kaleidoscope Series for Youth; President Koob will accept the "Best Practices Award" from the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education; Earth Science Seminar will take place.
42 Committee approved to make policy on police interruptions
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 102:24, p.1
11/18/2005 New committee will be formed to decide what will justify a police interruption of a class.
43 UNI to award Doctor of Humane Letters to Cedar Falls attorney LeRoy Redfern
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
5/4/2005 Short bio of LeRoy Redfern showcasing some of his many accomplishments.
44 Campus smokers might be told to take it way outside
Northern Iowan 99:28, p.1
12/13/2002 Faculty Senate considers a new bill that would not allowing smoking within thirty feet of a building entrance.
45 Faculty Senate debates shorter semester terms
Koppes--Kevin (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:1, p.6
8/30/2002 The proposal to change to the calendar includes reducing each semester from seventeen weeks to fifteen weeks, adding an extra summer session, and allowing for a longer break over Christmas.
46 Faculty Senate cuts number of hours needed to graduate; hopes are that the decision will give students more scheduling flexibility
Northern Iowan 98:53, p.1
4/26/2002 By reducing credit hour requirements from 124 to 120, the Faculty Senate hopes to reduce class sizes and provide students with greater scheduling flexibility; photo.
47 Advisory group formed
Northern Iowan 98:45, p.4
3/29/2002 The Faculty Senate approved the formation of a Campus Advisory Group to encourage communication between the university president and UNI's constituencies; members are listed.
48 Faculty weighs budget problems
Brown--Evelyn (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 98:16, p.1
10/26/2001 Provost Aaron Podolefsky comments on the impact budget cuts will have on university classes; photo.
49 Taser topic jolts senate members
Brown--Evelyn (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 98:16, p.1
10/26/2001 Director of Public Safety Dave Zarifis discusses the use of taser weapons by Public Safety officers.
50 Off-campus jobs hazardous to GPA
Scudder--Jeffrey (Class of 2003)
Northern Iowan 96:38, p.1
2/18/2000 University recently revised policy allowing students to work more than twenty hours per week at an on-campus job. This was done to encourage students to work on campus.


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