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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 UNI professor aims to make a life long impact on his students
Inman--Maddie (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:20, p.04
11/4/2021 Professor David Hernandez-Saca hopes to make an impact on his students.
3 Putting the blame on the border control game
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.03
4/1/2021 In the author's opinion, politicians seek to shift blame instead of focusing on solving issues, particularly Republicans. Montgomery discusses immigration at the southern border and climate change in relation to the Trump and Biden administrations.
4 Hold President Biden accountable, abandon parties
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:38, p.03
3/4/2021 Rawwas writes an opinion piece discussing the fallacy of political party line distinctions and beliefs and highlights bombings of Syria, the power grid failure in Texas, and immigration at the southern border.
5 The Liberal left has not won
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:28, p.03
1/28/2021 Rawwas discusses liberal politics after the election of President Joe Biden and the storming of the Capitol.
6 Acclaimed author gives virtual Hearst Lecture
Cavalier--Kimberly (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:14, p.02
10/5/2020 During the Hearst Lecture Series, Luis Alberto Urrea, a critically acclaimed author, talks about border crossing and his life in Mexico.
7 Candidate Julian Castro visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.01
10/28/2019 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro visited UNI on October 24 in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. More than 30 attended the event; photos.
8 Candidate Tom Steyer visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:16, p.02
10/24/2019 Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer came to UNI and held a discussion with faculty, UNI students, and community members at Maucker Union. Around 30 people were in attendance, a smaller gathering compared to other rallies at the college. Steyer asked those in attendance to tell him what they were most concerned about and then responded to them all. He shared his plans and ideas for the future; photo.
9 LTE: We need to support immigrants from all backgrounds
Castrejon--Adalberto (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:15, p.03
10/21/2019 Adalberto Castrejon, a fourth-year marketing major and president of the UNI chapter of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, writes a letter to the editor outlining his personal experience and the importance of supporting immigrants of all backgrounds. Castrejon encourages readers to stop at Maucker Union on October 22 to support Lambda Theta Phi's "I Stand with Immigrants" day of action.
10 Jepson Forum on immigration and tariffs
Mass--Emma'Le (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:9, p.01
9/30/2019 The annual Jepson Forum, which honors Danish immigrant Lawrence Jepson who came to Iowa in the early 1900s, took place inside Schindler Education Center on September 26th, 2019. The forum was organized by Professor of Economics Shahina Amin and panelists were Loren Bawn, Mark Grey, Chad Hart, and Aaron Purze. The discussed immigration, politics, tariffs, and agriculture; photo.
11 Immigrants become citizens in Maucker
Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020), Larson--Lane (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 115:51, p.01
4/22/2019 UNI hosted a U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremony on April 17 in the Maucker Union Ballroom. 120 people became citizens and over 600 people attended. The ceremony was organized by professor Mark Grey. It was the eight ceremony hosted by the university; photo.
12 Border security is common sense
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:42, p.03
3/11/2019 In the author's opinion, construction of a border wall should garner bipartisan support based upon past comments by both Democrats and Republicans and the security risk an unsecured border poses. Instead, Horning argues, Democrats have withdrawn support in order to see President Trump fail; photos.
13 UNI student recounts fleeing civil war
Barikor--Leziga (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 115:40, p.02
3/4/2019 Student FourtyTwo Yet spoke about growing up in Sudan, leaving during the Second Sudanese Civil War, and living as a refugee as part of a Hot Wings, Hot Topics event hosted by the Center for Multicultural Education on March 1. Professs Stephen Gaies and Yasemin Sari were also on the panel; photo.
14 Are you pro-life or pro-birth?
Corbin--Steven B. (Class of 1970; Marketing Faculty)
Northern Iowan 115:39, p.03
2/28/2019 Professor emeritus of marketing Steve Corbin submits a letter to the editor arguing that there are major differences between being pro-life and pro-birth; photo.
15 Crossing the border with HSAB
Northern Iowan 115:39, p.04
2/28/2019 Professor Jennifer Cooley and the Honors Student Advisory Board created a simulation of the USA/Mexico border crossing experience which was run in Maucker Union on February 25; photo.
16 Ernst visits UNI for town hall
Baxter--Nicole (Class of 2019), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:29, p.02
1/24/2019 Senator Joni Ernst held a town hall to answer questions, which mostly centered around the government shutdown, now in its fifth week; photo.
17 Overcoming unconscious biases is crucial
Corbin--Steven B. (Class of 1970; Marketing Faculty)
Northern Iowan 115:22, p.03
11/8/2018 Professor emeritus of marketing Steve Corbin discusses unconscious bias. In the author's opinion, Iowa can become a better place to live only when citizens reflect on divisiveness, overcome biases, and act with civility; photo.
18 First district candidates sound off
Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022), Wauters--Joel (Class of 2018)
Northern Iowan 115:21, p.01
11/5/2018 The article gives an overview of House of Representatives candidates Rod Blum and Abby Finkenauer and their stances on issues including heath care, the environment, abortion, and immigration; photos.
19 Profs hold Constitutional roundtable
Dausener--Josh (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:8, p.01
9/20/2018 Professors Scott Peters, Jayme Renfro, Donna Hoffman, Christopher Martin, and Elise DuBord participated in a discussion panel hosted by #PanthersVote for Constitution Day. Topics included politics, economy, the press, and immigration; photos.
20 UNI signs DREAMer legislation support letter
Olsasky--Clinton (Class of 2018)
Northern Iowan 114:18, p.02
10/26/2017 UNI is taking an official stance to protect UNI Dreamers, which are individuals enrolled in DACA. UNI signed a letter, along with 800 other colleges and universities, in support of legislative action to permanently protect Dreamers.
21 Guest columnist highlights immigrants' contribution
Hernandez--Juan Jose (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:13, p.03
10/9/2017 Guest columnist Juan Hernandez, President of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc., discuses immigration and being more tolerant of others differences; photo.
22 Latino Heritage Week
Hofmeyer--Sarah (Student--2014), Weber--Carly (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:10, p.01
9/28/2017 Latino Heritage Week, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education with support from UNIdos (formerly the Hispanic Latino Student Union), Panthers for DREAM Iowa, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, took place. Events include the kickoff, Baila Conmiga dance night, Latino Heritage Showcase, a movie screening, and more; photos.
23 DACA and documentation discussed
Chidley--Kelsey (Student--2017), Frasher--Iris (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 114:9, p.02
9/25/2017 UNI held the forum "Immigration 101: DACA, Documentation, and the Importance of Immigrants in Our Community" on September 19. Panelists including UNI faculty and students as well as community members, who discussed immigration in the wake of President Trump's repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; photos.
24 Columnist responds to DACA opinion piece
Wolfe--Brenna (Student--2017), Olsasky--Clinton (Class of 2018)
Northern Iowan 114:7, p.03
9/18/2017 Wolfe responds to Leziga Barkor's column "DACA: Failure from the start," published in the September 14 edition of the Northern Iowan. Wolfe argues that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and Dreamers, the recipients of DACA, benefit from the program and also bring benefits to the United States. Wolfe agrees with Barikor that DACA is flawed since it provides no path to citizenship, but disagrees about the necessity of deportations; photos.
25 DACA: Failure from the start
Barikor--Leziga (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 114:6, p.03
9/14/2017 Barikor discusses immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that the Trump administration recently decided to end. In the author's opinion, DACA, put in place by President Obama, was flawed from the start and created more immigration issues. Barilkor argues for a serious and strict immigration and path to citizenship process; photos.
26 DACA dreamers close to home
Olsasky--Clinton (Class of 2018)
Northern Iowan 114:5, p.01
9/11/2017 Hundreds of community members, including current and former UNI students, gathered on Main Street to denounce the Trump administration's repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It was organized by groups including Cedar Valley Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (CVAIRR), Americans for Democratic Action Iowa, and Panthers for DREAM Iowa. Speakers included UNI student Ashley Sanchez; photos.
27 NISG releases statement concerning DACA
White--Jamal (Class of 2018), Bernhard--Tristan (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 114:4, p.03
9/7/2017 The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) releases a statement regarding the policy change that will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and urges affected students to seek support from the International Students and Scholars Office or NISG; photo.
28 Trump has plan for income inequality
Slaughter--Reid (Student--2015), Frasher--Iris (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 112:30, p.03
1/25/2016 Columnist Reid Slaughter discusses presidential candidate Trump's plan for income inequality; photo.
29 Support and dissent at rally
Olsasky--Clinton (Class of 2018), Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014), Frasher--Iris (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 112:28, p.01
1/14/2016 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump draws crows of both support and protest at a rally in the West Gym; photos.
30 Road to citizenship
Rouse--Amber Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:52, p.1
4/23/2015 140 people from 53 countries gained their citizenship at the Maucker Union; photo.
31 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.
32 UNI to host U.S. citizenship ceremony
Public Relations News Release 2012:269, p.1
4/12/2013 Over on hundred people will become citizens at the UNI citizenship oath ceremony. This is the third annual citizenship oath ceremony to take place at UNI. The event is sponsored by the UNI New Iowans Center.
33 UNI to host U.S. citizenship ceremony
Public Relations News Release 2011:277, p.1
4/12/2012 Over 50 people will take part in becoming U.S. citizens as part of the U.S. Citizenship Ceremony hosted at UNI.
34 Grassley holds Q and A with students
Campbell--Colby David (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 108:49, p.1
4/10/2012 Senator Charles Grassley visited a human relations class and answered student questions dealing with immigration, education, and health care; photo.
35 'The Wall Street Journal' reporter to discuss immigration policy at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2011:251, p.1
4/2/2012 Reporter for the New York Times, Miriam Jordan, will discuss immigration.
36 UNI Museums to host speaker on immigration and race
Public Relations News Release 2011:211, p.1
3/13/2012 The UNI Museums will host speaker and UNI professor Mark Grey to talk on immigration and race.
37 'Carne Viva' based on Postville factory raid
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:13, p.6
10/11/2011 Jennifer Cooley and Karen Mitchell have written a play based on interviews with workers from the Postville Agriprocessors plant. The play provides a chance for self-reflection on immigration and to view a different culture's response; photo.
38 "I pledge allegiance"
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:42, p.1
3/8/2011 Seventy-one people from thirty three countries became U. S. citizens in a ceremony held in Maucker Union; photo.
39 Mark Grey discusses immigration in Iowa
Wilkins--Alan Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:41, p.2
3/4/2011 Mexican immigration exploded in the early 1990's. Mexicans cross the border because of the lack of jobs, poor education, and because following the passage of the North American Free Trade Act, farmers could not compete; photo.
40 UNI to host the Iowa premiere of Postville raid documentary film.
Public Relations News Release 2010:196, p.1
1/31/2011 The movie details the raid on Agriprocessors Inc., the largest kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant in the country, by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
41 UNI announces third webinar in Panther Speakers Series
Public Relations News Release 2010:133, p.1
11/9/2010 The program will offer a free webinar "Health Literacy in a Changing America," presented by Michele Devlin, professor and director of the Iowa Center for Health Disparities and Mark Grey, professor and director of the Iowa Center on Immigrant Leadership.
42 UNI gives back to community through cultural competency workshops
Public Relations News Release 2010:88, p.1
10/7/2010 The Immigration and Migration Studies Program is an interdisciplinary initiative that promotes applied research, teaching and model campus-community partnerships at the local, national, and global level. Workshops are led by Michele Devlin and Mark Grey.
43 UNI debate team discusses employment based visas for immigrants
Funk--Dakota John (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:4, p.1
9/10/2010 Increasing the number of immigration employment visas was the topic of a debate held on campus; photo.
44 UNI hosts immigration interpreter from Postville raids
Public Relations News Release 2009:304, p.1
3/1/2010 Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certified interpreter who translated at the federal hearings in Waterloo after the 2008 immigration raid at Agri-Processors, Inc. in Postville, will participate in two events about "The Postville Story."
45 Lt. Gov. Judge to honor UNI professors with One Iowa Award Thursday, Oct. 1
Public Relations News Release 2009:89, p.1
9/30/2009 Lt. Gov. Patty Judge will honor Michelle Devlin and Mark Grey during a special ceremony in the Commons Ballroom. Devlin and Grey established the Iowa Center on Immigrant Leadership and Integration in 2001.
46 Events analyze 2008 raid in Postville
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:54, p.1
5/1/2009 The U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on the slaughterhouse and meatpacking plant in Postville will be the focus of a conference and teaching event, include panel discussions, presentations, and the showing of a documentary; photo.
47 UNI faculty produce DVD on immigration and education
Public Relations News Release 2008:281, p.1
12/22/2008 Associate professors of educational leadership, Nick Pace and Vickie Robinson, have produced a DVD that examines the impact of immigration on schools in Iowa. The DVD is called, "The Changing Face of Iowa: The Response of Five School Districts."
48 Comparison of the presidential candidates
French--Larissa A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 105:6, p.4
9/19/2008 Views of Barack Obama and John McCain on subprime mortgages, immigration, and President Bush's economics; photo.
49 Professor speaks about good side of immigration
Calcara--Sally A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:39, p.1
2/29/2008 Harvard professor George Borjas spoke on immigration issues.
50 Harvard professor to address immigration and economics on February 26 at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2007:420, p.1
2/11/2008 George Borjas will be speaking February 26.


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