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1 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.
2 New rules enhance pot industry
Northern Iowan 110:40, p.2
2/27/2014 The legalization of marijuana has had a great impact on Colorado's tax revenue. It is still unclear what the future of medical marijuana might look like in Iowa. A bill for legalization was brought to the Iowa Senate a week ago.
3 Panthers storm the capitol
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:40, p.1
2/27/2014 Many UNI students and faculty when to the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines for the second annual UNI Day at the Capitol. They were able to tell stories about the people at UNI to show the representatives UNI's impact on Iowa.
4 UNI day at the Capitol
Northern Iowa Today 97:1, p.8
1/1/2014 UNI will host second annual UNI day in Des Moines; hope to talk with legislators about the needs of the university; photo.
5 Why UNI needs a tuition freeze--and why $10 million matters
Northern Iowa Today 97:1, p.7
1/1/2014 A look at the difficult financial situation of the university. Freezing tuition for the second consecutive year and making permanent last year's $10 million one-time funding would help.
6 UNI gathers at Iowa Capitol
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:35, p.1
2/15/2013 UNI students, staff, and alumni joined the first ever "UNI Day" in Des Moines, Iowa. They shared UNI's story with legislators and expressed the importance of UNI; photo.
7 lUNI's biggest ally
Northern Iowa Today 95:1, p.2
1/1/2013 Profile of Jeneane Beck, who serves as the UNI state relations officer; photo.
8 UNI; we are Iowa's university; a message from President Ben Allen
Northern Iowa Today 94:4, p.2
12/1/2012 President Allen points out that UNI has a very high percentage of Iowa residents among its students; consequently, UNI needs additional support to make for a relatively low number of students from outside Iowa; photo.
9 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.
10 Well, at least we've still got corn
Eilers--Bradley David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:45, p.5
3/27/2012 It is clear that the state of Iowa no longer values education. Lack of financial support from the legislature has put UNI in the current crisis. The tuition freeze legislation and resulting cuts will only further hinder education in Iowa.
11 Let us begin anew
Early--Thomas Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.4
3/6/2012 Students, faculty, and staff urged to contact their representatives and ask that they support funding for higher education. It is time to stand up for education and gain the support of the people of Iowa.
12 Price Lab in perspective
Morse--Andrew Quentin (Class of 2009)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.4
2/28/2012 Support is needed, even with the changing of higher education. The public is urged to look at political candidates' stand on support for education.
13 Cuts possible for upcoming school year
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:38, p.1
2/21/2012 President Ben Allen announced that declining support from the Iowa Legislature may cause cuts in funding to Price Laboratory School, UNI Museum, Panther athletics, and academic programs; photo.
14 Branstad proposes $25 million education plan
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:30, p.1
1/24/2012 If the Governor's plan is approved by the House and Senate, Iowa will be number one in the country and tenth in the world for quality education. The plan is student friendly as is the education plan in the Senate; photo.
15 Additional UNI funding a distinct possibility
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:28, p.1
1/13/2012 The legislature will consider a $12 million, three year funding request for the university. This request has been approved by the Board of Regents. This would help with an anticipated shortfall in funding.
16 Stop the cuts
Walrath--Spencer Allen (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:10, p.3
9/30/2011 Students urged to contact legislators concerning the seemingly never ending cuts to education funding. Students now contribute more toward their education than does that state. Take advantage of all the available programs.
17 Send a message: these cuts need to stop
Jeffries--Leah Kay (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:38, p.9
2/22/2011 Once again the state legislature is asking students to pay higher tuition. The current proposals are for deep cuts to higher education funding. Larger class size, fewer professors, and fewer student services will be the result. Speak out now.
18 Storming the Capitol
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:38, p.1
2/22/2011 Students will take their concerns about proposed budget cuts to Des Moines on March 7. NISG will provide free transportation, refreshments, and lunch.
19 Take a stand
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:32, p.5
2/1/2011 Students urged to write their legislators, Governor Branstad, and the student body president concerning the proposed budget cuts for the Board of Regents. Make your voice heard.
20 Tuition surcharge to be refunded to students
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:52, p.1
4/23/2010 $100 surcharge had been collected with spring 2010 tuition; General Assembly passed supplemental appropriation to cover the surcharge.
21 Bills passed by the Iowa legislature in its 2010 session
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:48, p.1
4/9/2010 Quick review of legislation on puppy mills, mental health, and same-sex marriage.
22 Legislative update gives insight to Statehouse workings
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:38, p.1
2/23/2010 Joe Murphy updated the campus on the progress of legislative action in Des Moines and its effects on the upcoming University budget; photo.
23 Priorities of our representatives
Boeckmann--Trevor Paul (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 2010:29, p.4
1/22/2010 Education and the economy should be foremost on the minds of the General Assembly. However, concerns about the lack of "so help me God" in the swearing in ceremony and gay marriage seem to be more important in the minds of some.
24 Students lobby state capitol for Students' Day
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:48, p.1
4/10/2009 Forty-eight students travel to Des Moines to meet with legislators concerning the future of funding; photo.
25 NISG News
Northern Iowan 105:47, p.4
4/7/2009 Forty students travel to Des Moines to meet with legislators about education funding for Iowa's public universities.
26 Textbook buying made easier; NISG and UBS collaborate
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:59, p.1
7/25/2008 NISG and UBS work together to make textbook lists available earlier and to provide several textbook buying options; photo.
27 Smoking ban now in effect across Iowa
Parrott--Megan (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:57, p.1
7/11/2008 Ban effective July 1, 2008; smoking not allowed anywhere on campus; officials set up guidelines for enforcement.
28 Big business and smoking
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:52, p.7
4/25/2008 Concerns expressed with the recently passed bill that prohibits smoking in most public buildings and businesses in Iowa; questions why casinos received exemptions.
29 Students spend day at capitol
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:40, p.3
3/4/2008 Thirty students spent a day talking with legislators about tuition and other college expenses; photo.
30 UNI students to lobby in favor of higher education
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:38, p.9
2/26/2008 Students take concerns about increases in tuition, financial aid, and textbooks to the Iowa legislature.
31 University of Northern Iowa alumni legislators
Northern Iowa Today 92:1, p.19
1/1/2008 Fourteen UNI alumni serve in the 2008 General Assembly.
32 Letter from Zenab Chowdhry
Chowdhry--Zenab A. (Class of 2008)
Northern Iowan 104:19, p.4
10/30/2007 Urges students to take advantage of campus activities; talks about lobbying efforts in Des Moines and forums on violence intervention.
33 UNI president addresses Iowa General Assembly's joint Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
1/24/2007 Benjamin Allen addressed the issues of school funding.
34 Legislature
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 103:31, p.1
1/23/2007 State Senator Bill Dotzler and Representatives Deborah Berry, Bob Kressig, and Doris Kelly attended the first legislative forum at Area Education Agency 267.
35 What has caused eminent domain?
Abbott--Tristan E. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:56, p.1
6/9/2006 Governor Vilsack vetoes a bill passed by the Iowa legislature; says that eminent domain is necessary in order to promote economic and job growth.
36 Money Matter$: House approves funds
Northern Iowan 102:52, p.3
4/18/2006 Iowa House approved $40 million for improvements at state universities.
37 Legislators on campus
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 102:46, p.1
3/28/2006 Legislators talk about funding of education.
38 UNI students present at Iowa Capitol
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
3/6/2006 Many students from UNI presented at "Research in the Capitol"; list of students provided.
39 UNI students head to capitol; lobbying to keep tuition costs down
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:39, p.5
2/21/2006 Students traveled to Des Moines to gain support for the Transformation for Excellence program.
40 Recognized for a great season
Northern Iowan 102:36, p.15
2/10/2006 Football team recognized at the State Capitol; photo.
41 Fridays with Koob
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:34, p.1
2/3/2006 President Robert Koob discusses how students can lobby and speak to legislators individually, or get involved with a group; photo.
42 UNI football team, coaches to be honored by Iowa Legislature
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
1/31/2006 The honor includes a state resolution recognizing their accomplishments to be read and approved Monday, February 6.
43 UNI heads to Des Moines for conference
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:32, p.1
1/27/2006 UNI students lobbied at the capital to increase cigarette taxes to support health care; photo.
44 UNI students lobbying for tobacco tax in Des Moines
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
1/23/2006 Northern Iowa Student Government invites students to join them in Des Moines for the Tobacco Tax Lobbying Day at the Capitol.
45 Regents/legislators need to cut us a break
Whalley--Jonathan (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 102:30, p.6
1/20/2006 Jonathan Whalley feels that the Board of Regents and Iowa legislators are to blame for rising tuition costs.
46 Murphy, Fahmy have big plans for Spring '06
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:29, p.3
1/13/2006 Members plan to push for the passage of an increased tobacco tax and increased funding for higher education.
47 Student forum brings legislators to UNI
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:26, p.1
12/2/2005 Members of the General Assembly talked with students about issues such as tuition and teaching; photo.
48 Heckroth announces run for Iowa State Senate
Schindel--Christine (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 101:60, p.1
7/15/2005 Profile on Bill Heckroth who will run for Iowa Senate, District 9; photo.
49 Legislators debate best way to deal with unemployment in Iowa
Klein--Matt (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:48, p.3
4/5/2005 Unemployment for January 2005 was five percent, the highest since February 1988.
50 Ethanol mandate ignites debate in Iowa legislature
Mancillas--Jason R. (Class of 2003)
Northern Iowan 101:46, p.1
3/29/2005 A bill proposed in the Iowa legislature, to require all unleaded gasoline be mixed with at least ten percent ethanol, was dropped after a deadlock between parties; photo.


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