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1 Fire Destroys Cars, Garage
Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:9, p.01
9/25/2017 On September 23, 2017 a fire broke out in a garage a few blocks from campus. The fire was contained and no one was injured, however two vehicles were totaled; photo
2 No injuries in off campus fire
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:39, p.1
2/26/2015 No injuries were reported in an off campus fire; photo.
3 False Alarm
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:22, p.2
11/13/2014 Russell Hall was evacuated due to a pulled fire alarm, the alarmed turned out to be false and had been pulled by accident.
4 MET bus bursts into flames on campus
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:2, p.1
9/4/2014 A metropolitan transit bus burst into flames in front of Rider Hall. It is speculated to have been caused by an electrical unit and a gas leak; photo.
5 Fire in ITTC causes little damage
Baker--Brandon Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:22, p.4
11/11/2011 Leaves on fire in the ITTC steam tunnel caused fire alarms to go off in Bartlett Hall and ITTC. A few cables were charred, but still are operational; photo.
6 Fire safety right to know regulations for colleges
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:21, p.4
11/10/2009 United States Department of Education requires annual reports about fire safety and fire safety features in residence halls. Sprinkler systems, fire alarms, and tornado alarms are included; photo.
7 College Hill apartment set on fire by intoxicated resident
Hart--Margaret McCarthy (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:4, p.1
9/11/2009 Fire serves as a wake up call for fire safety in dorms and apartments. Center for Campus Fire Safety formed to promote and provide fire safety information to students; photo.
8 CFFD, CFPD, and UNI Police respond to College Hill fire
Northern Iowan 106:2, p.1
9/1/2009 A fire in an apartment above Sub City, a College Hill business, caused smoke damage to the apartment.
9 It would appear that Iowa is cursed
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 105:17, p.8
10/28/2008 A look back at the natural disasters that occurred in Iowa over the past twelve months; photo.
10 Fire burns married student apartments
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:15, p.1
10/21/2008 Extensive damage was done to the kitchen area of an apartment at Hillside Courts. A pan left on the stove is the reported cause. Damage was reported to other apartments; photo.
11 Student services emphasized at Gilchrist Hall rededication
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 105:15, p.1
10/21/2008 Following the Gilchrist Hall fire in 2005, Gilchrist Hall has been extensively repaired. The rededication ceremony was a celebration that student services are now in one building; photo.
12 Homecoming lessons, memories
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 105:12, p.6
10/10/2008 Memories of bad roommates, students who have consumed too much alcohol, and the Gilchrist Hall fire come back at Homecoming.
13 Gilchrist arsonist let out of jail; sentenced to 30 years, let out after 10 months
Bardsley--Laura Lee (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:5, p.1
9/16/2008 Tanner Wilkens was released at the end of August and put on probation for two to five years; heavy damage to Gilchrist Hall has caused considerable inconvenience; photo.
14 FINALLY! Gilchrist reopens after fire damage repaired
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 105:1, p.1
8/29/2008 Three years after the fire, Gilchrist Hall re-opens featuring one stop services for students; photo.
15 Cedar Falls Fire Department responds to two late morning calls from UNI
Public Relations News Release 2007:666, p.f1
5/6/2008 The first call was for a report of smoke coming from a trash compactor north of the UNI-Dome. The second call reported smoke and flames were coming from the grate of a window well north of Latham Hall.
16 American Embassy lit on fire in Serbia
Ahmed--Ranya R. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:39, p.3
2/29/2008 U. S. embassy building gutted by fire in Belgrade, Serbia; photo.
17 Best of 2007
Northern Iowan 104:28, p.1
1/18/2008 Quick look at most important events of 2007; photo.
18 Sentence handed down for arsonists
Calcara--Sally A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:16, p.4
10/19/2007 Aaron Lessmeier and Tanner Wilkens were sentenced to thirty years in prison and ordered to repay $2 million following their convictions of setting fire to Gilchrist Hall and other buildings in 2005.
19 Pair sentenced in Gilchrist arson case
Northern Iowan 104:15, p.1
10/16/2007 Aaron Scott Lessmeier and Tanner James Wilkens receive three sentences of ten years each to be served consecutively and to repay $2 million in damages for Gilchrist fire.
20 Fire safety tips for students
Barkley--Tia M. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:14, p.2
10/12/2007 Fire Prevention Week is the perfect time to suggest steps students can take avoid dangers of fire; photo.
21 Pair pled guilty in UNI Gilchrist Hall arson case
Public Relations News Release 2007:218, p.1
10/12/2007 Aaron Scott Lessmeier and Tanner James Wilkens pled guilty to three counts of arson.
22 Fire damages local home
Northern Iowan 104:10, p.3
9/28/2007 $25,000 in damage to area home due to kitchen fire.
23 Fire in McLeod Center
Schissel--Adam (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 103:45, p.1
3/23/2007 A spark from a welder's torch set insulation and a soundboard on fire in the McLeod Center; photo.
24 Construction fire reported in UNI's McLeod Center
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
3/21/2007 A fire was reported in the upper level of the McLeod Center at approximately 10:21 a.m. Wednesday, March 21.
25 Gilchrist arrests made
Northern Iowan 103:31, p.1
1/23/2007 Two men from Des Moines have been charged with arson in wake of the fires set in Gilchrist Hall, Lang Hall, and Baker Hall. Two UNI students have been charged with perjury.
26 String fire in Bartlett Hall
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 103:31, p.1
1/23/2007 Reckless use of fire charge results after a student used a lighter to set a string on fire.
27 Four arrests made in connection with 2005 UNI campus fires
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
1/22/2007 Four suspects were arrested for the fires set on campus October 16, 2005.
28 Column goes too far
Offerman--Wesley James (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 103:14, p.6
10/13/2006 Responds to Tristan Abbott's Homecoming column; believes that Mr. Abbott came to unwarranted conclusions.
29 One year later, Gilchrist Hall remains closed
Toppin--Ryan W. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 103:11, p.1
10/3/2006 Officials talk about how the university has responded to the fire in Gilchrist Hall; investigation still proceeding; negotiations with insurance company probably drawing to close.
30 Headline humor no joke
Riley--Norma J. (Registrar's Office)
Northern Iowan 102:54, p.8
4/25/2006 Readers are reminded that the Gilchrist Hall fire had long reaching effects.
31 Northern Iowan responds
Roos--Nicholas Alexander (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:54, p.8
4/25/2006 Apology to those involved in the Gilchrist fire from the executive editor of the Northern Iowan.
32 Fire solved (no, not Gilchrist) Electrical engineer determines cause at Hidden Valley Apartments
Ryan--Crystal L. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:53, p.1
4/21/2006 Hidden Valley Apartment fire is caused by an electric arc, according to Cedar Falls fire chief Steve Mitchell; photo.
33 Fire on College Street forces students out of apartments
Ryan--Crystal L. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:49, p.1
4/7/2006 Fire damaged apartments at 2113 College Street (Hidden Valley Apartments); extensive damage to a portion of the building; no one injured; photo.
34 UNI employees' W-2 forms exposed to virus; advised to proceed with caution
Ory--Lindsey (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:40, p.1
2/24/2006 Information for six thousand UNI employees was subjected to corruption; photo.
35 Gilchrist staff maintaining normalcy
Taylor--Shanna (Class of 2007)
Northern Iowan 102:37, p.8
2/14/2006 Shanna Taylor thanks everyone for adapting to changes in service caused by Gilchrist Hall fire.
36 Parking situation absurd
Northern Iowan 102:34, p.5
2/3/2006 Thinks parking situation at UNI needs to be changed to accommodate students.
37 Dealing with the backdraft
Northern Iowan 102:28, p.7
12/9/2005 Thanks all staff and faculty who have worked hard to keep order after the Homecoming fires.
38 Gilchrist unlikely to be reopened by spring semester
Cue--Meleah (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:27, p.1
12/6/2005 The damage in Gilchrist Hall is still being assessed; it is unknown when the building will reopen.
39 UNI begins planning to rebuild Gilchrist Hall
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
12/6/2005 Damage to Gilchrist Hall exceeds the $2 million deductible on the university's insurance policy for academic facilities.
40 Adjusters assess Gilchrist damage; no estimates yet
Steffen--Amie R. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:20, p.1
11/4/2005 Damage to Gilchrist Hall is extensive and continues to be evaluated; photo.
41 Student newspaper could stand improvement
Sims--Guy A. (Maucker Union Staff)
Northern Iowan 102:19, p.6
11/1/2005 Guy Sims publicly thanks Officer Milissa Wright and the Public Safety staff for their professional performance during the recent Homecoming fires.
42 Fridays with Koob
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:18, p.1
10/28/2005 President Robert Koob discusses the recent fires on campus; photo.
43 Gilchrist damage worse than expected
Steffen--Amie R. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:18, p.1
10/28/2005 Fire in Gilchrist Hall caused departments there to be moved to buildings across campus; hope to return before the close of November; photo.
44 UNI fans and band show sportsmanship
Thompson--Theresa (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:18, p.8
10/28/2005 Theresa Thompson thanks Public Safety for their work during Homecoming weekend and for keeping students safe.
45 Photo opportunity: media tour of Gilchrist Hall -- Monday, Oct. 31
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
10/27/2005 Media invited to tour Gilchrist Hall and see the damage done by fire.
46 In Friday's issue
Northern Iowan 102:17, p.3
10/25/2005 Outline of office relocations due to the recent fire in Gilchrist Hall.
47 Fires disrespectful, stupid
Hansen--Stacy (Class of 2003)
Northern Iowan 102:16, p.6
10/21/2005 Alumna Stacy Hansen believes that recent campus fires take the focus off the good things happening at UNI.
48 UNI Police investigate numerous fires on campus
Kelly--Ned (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 102:16, p.1
10/21/2005 Five fires have done damage on or around campus recently, but no suspects have been named; includes list of temporary office locations as Gilchrist Hall continues to be inspected and repaired.
49 Arsonists set fire to three campus buildings
Steffen--Amie R. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:15, p.5
10/18/2005 Fires in Lang, Baker, and Gilchrist Halls are under investigation; anyone with information should call UNI Public Safety.
50 Campus fires show signs of neglect
Northern Iowan 102:15, p.7
10/18/2005 Believe fires on campus could have been prevented if surveillance were better.


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