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1 NISG October updates
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 119:23, p.02
11/14/2022 The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) gives their list of accomplishments during October which include the Our Tomorrow Campaign Launch, homecoming celebrations, welcoming new NISG members, and more; photo.
2 Do you have access?
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:13, p.03
10/10/2022 Nkasa Bolumbu writes an opinion piece featuring UNI students Caleb Gahle and Nick Johnson. Gahle, who has cerebral palsy, is creating a new student organization called Awareness, Community, Collaboration, Empowerment, Support, and Success (ACCESS) which will allow students with disabilities to share their experiences and raise awareness; photo.
3 NISG September updates
Northern Iowa Student Government
Northern Iowan 119:12, p.01
10/6/2022 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) has had a busy month from including 20 new members, launching the Green Dot initiative, and hosting a Board of Regents meeting on UNI's campus. NISG posted highlights from the Board of Regents meeting; photo.
4 Green Dot Week calls Panthers to step up
James--Taliya (Student--2022), Koehler--Emma (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:6, p.01
9/15/2022 The NISG sponsored program, Green Dot, is focused on gender violence prevention at UNI. Taliya James interviews graduate assistant Hannah Menken who lays out all the activities that Green Dot Week has to offer on campus; photo.
5 A Panther welcome from NISG
Mašinović--Leila (Student Body President--2022), Krutsinger--Micaiah (Student--2022), Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:1, p.03
8/25/2022 Student Body President Leila Mašinović and Vice President Micaiah Krutsinger welcome new students to UNI's campus and encourage students to get involved in activities; photo.
6 Alisanne Struck: Leading way for Asian students
Springfield--Eboni (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:43, p.1
3/24/2022 Student body Vice President Alisanne Struck describes her time as the first Asian American student to serve as Vice President; photo.
7 NISG recognizes extraordinary student orgs
NISG Senator, Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:42, p.4
3/21/2022 The Northern Iowa Student Government has started a Positive Highlight that will highlight student organizations/individuals who bring a positive atmosphere to our campus; photo.
8 Leila Masinovic: Making history at UNI
Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:41, p.1
3/10/2022 Leila Masinovic discusses her new position as NISG president and what it means to her to be the first female Muslim student in that position; photo.
9 Student body elects new NISG representatives
Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor), Meyers--Trevor (Student-2021)
Northern Iowan 118:37, p.1
2/24/2022 The new NISG representatives are announced; photo.
10 NISG candidates aim to better campus
Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:35, p.1
2/17/2022 NISG introduces the senators that are up for election; photo.
11 Masinovic and Krutsinger; uplifting unheard voices
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:33, p.1
2/10/2022 Leila Masinovic and Micaiah Krutsinger, NISG presidential running mates, talk about their vision for the future of UNI; photo.
12 Why we need to free the tampon
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.3
1/24/2022 Caroline Christensen gives their opinion that menstrual products should be free to access and free to use for menstruators. NISG and UNI Feminists have been stocking six of the most trafficked bathrooms on campus with the products, which they say have been heavily utilized; photo.
13 NISG holds final meeting of the year
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.2
12/6/2021 The NISG held its final meeting of the year, passing ten bills and resolutions, denying one, and confirming a new senator; photo.
14 NISG weekly update
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:25, p.1
11/29/2021 Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Jose Herrera, spoke at the weekly NISG meeting, discussing the UNI Theatre Department. NISG also voted on 12 pieces of legislation; photo.
15 NISG to host events honoring veterans
Tournier--Tehya (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:22, p.1
11/11/2021 NISG will host the first annual Veteran's Night Out at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum and Grout Museum in place of the Military Ball. This event will honor those serving currently or in the past; photo.
16 NISG hears from guest speaker, passes legislation
Bauer--Nick (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:21, p.2
11/8/2021 NISG heard from Isabella Perksen about the Green Dot program, the revamped NISG website launch was announced, and members voted on different bills; photo.
17 NISG update
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:19, p.1
11/1/2021 NISG had its weekly meeting, voting in three new members and discussing the Chief of Staff position; photo.
18 NISG weekly update
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:17, p.1
10/25/2021 NISG had their 10th weekly meeting of the semester, where they appointed people to different positions, approved the Panther Tabletop Gaming Club's request for funding, and debated bills; photo.
19 NISG weekly update
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:15, p.1
10/18/2021 Anne Marie Gruber gave a presentation about textbook equity during NISG's regular senate meeting. The meeting also included the approved creation of two new clubs on campus.
20 UNI continues to grapple with O'Kane removal
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Alder--Theo (Student--2022), Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:14, p.1
10/14/2021 Students and faculty fight back against decision to discipline professor for requiring masks. Another meeting with Dr. O'Kane's students was held on October 7, where administrative faculty spoke with them about their class; photo.
21 NISG condemns administration
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.1
10/11/2021 NISG resolved to give a statement of support for the students in Professor O'Kane's class who were affected by his dismissal. They also voted on committee chairs in this meeting; photo.
22 NISG debates masks, approves funding
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:11, p.2
10/4/2021 Student Body President Samantha Bennett floated the idea of signing a joint student government statement to support giving local universities the authority to implement mask mandates on campus if they choose. NISG also approved funding for the UNI Women's Volleyball Club, the Dancer Hall Activities and Recreation Team, UNI Men's Basketball Club, and Gamma Phi Beta; photo.
23 Student body president, vice-president create plans for new semester
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021), Struck--Alisanne (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.2
9/30/2021 Student Body President Samantha Bennett and Vice President Alisanne Struck have been advocating for mental health, suicide prevention, an inclusive NISG culture, and more online core classes among other initiatives; photo.
24 NISG preps for homecoming, approves funding for men's soccer club
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:9, p.2
9/27/2021 The NISG meeting of the week centered on Homecoming Week festivities, as well as budget information. They also approved $500 for the Men's Soccer Club equipment. Read in Spanish on page 5; photo.
25 NISG se prepara para la semana de regreso a casa, aprueba la financiacion para el futbol masculion
Menedez--Mario (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:9, p.5
9/27/2021 The NISG meeting of the week centered on Homecoming Week festivities, as well as budget information. They also approved $500 for the Men's Soccer Club equipment. Read in English on page 2; photo.
26 NISG confirms associate justice, 10 new directors
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020), Perksen--Timothy (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:7, p.2
9/20/2021 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) Speaker of the Senate, Sam Caughron, led the meeting in which there was voting to decide those on the Northern Iowa Board of Directors; photo.
27 230 years later, we are still reminded of free speech
Springfield--Eboni (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:3, p.2
9/2/2021 Students' views on the new Syllabus Free Speech Statement required by UNI and free speech in general.
28 Panther Plot pauses, possible return
Qualley--Sarah (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.1
4/29/2021 The Panther Plot, a student run garden at UNI, is being discontinued due to its inability to become self-sufficient. The garden was a place for students to grow fruits, vegetables and other plants; photo. With help from the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG), work is being done towards restructuring the operations of the garden in hopes of one day reopening.
29 NISG election results announced
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabi (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:36, p.01
2/25/2021 Samantha Bennett and Alisanne Struck were announced as the winners of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential election, this is the second year in a row the race has been ran unopposed. The winners of senate seats were also announced; photo.
30 Amid harassment allegations, Butt withdraws from NISG race
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:35, p.01
2/22/2021 In the wake of social media allegations of harassment and misconduct, Muhammad Butt withdrew from the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential race. The ticket of Bennet and Struck now run unopposed; photo.
31 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.
32 NISG presidential candidates: Bennett and Struck
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:34, p.01
2/18/2021 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential candidates, Samantha Bennett and Alisanne Struck talk about their running platforms for student government president; photo.
33 NISG presidential candidates: Butt and Hussain
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:34, p.01
2/18/2021 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential candidates, Muhammad Shamir Butt and Bilal Hussain talk about their running platforms for student government president; photo.
34 Test Iowa site comes to UNI campus
Vileta--Emma (Student--2020), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.01
11/12/2020 UNI brings a Test Iowa site to UNI to make getting tested for COVID-19 easier and more accessible; photo.
35 Students for Life: Court upholds Senate decision
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:17, p.01
10/15/2020 The NISG Supreme Court, in a 5-3 vote, upheld a decision made by the NISG Senate to deny UNI Students For Life to be a student organization.
36 UNI community marches for justice
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:14, p.01
10/5/2020 A UNI student, Max Tensen, organized a Black Live Matter protest in response to the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Protestors marched from UNI central campus to Cedar Falls City Hall.
37 Health Center implements test fee
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:13, p.1
10/1/2020 The UNI Student Health Service will begin charging $80 per COVID-19 test as the State-borrowed analysis machine is expected to be returned soon.
38 NISG announces election results
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.1
2/27/2020 Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene were elected President and Vice-President respectfully in the Northern Iowan Student Government (NISG). They won with 100% of the vote due to them being the only candidates running for the offices.
39 NISG debate: Elle, Rachel talk platform
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:37, p.02
2/20/2020 The traditional Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) debate was not so much a debate, as the only two running for positions were Elle Boeding and Rachel Green for Student Body and Vice President. Both are asked questions by moderator Bekah Bass on what they plan to do for all students and professors on campus. Boeding brings up guidance lists for pronouns, stating that everyone should feel comfortable by using their preferred name and pronouns. Green wants to consult the Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC) throughout the academic year to make sure she is setting a strong example as a POC. stating "As a black woman, there are very little representation of me anywhere on this campus let alone NISG, we want to make sure that we do everyone proud.: Both vow to ensure that they are actually listening to students and their experiences on campus; photo.
40 NISG debate set for Wed., Feb. 19
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.02
2/17/2020 The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) will host its annual debate in Maucker Union Coffeehouse. At the event, presidential and vice presidential candidates Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene will speak with students and present their platform. Since Boeding and Greene are the only presidential ticket running, the event will serve more as a town hall session, as opposed to the traditional debate format.
41 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.
42 NISG engages students at open house
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2022), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.01
2/3/2020 The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) held their first open house. The event was held to inform students about what they do and how other people can be involved and provide information about the upcoming NISG elections; photo.
43 UNI hosts mock caucus in Maucker
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.01
1/30/2020 UNI students and faculty participated in a mock Caucus.
44 Ending the stigma: You Matter Week at UNI
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:30, p.01
1/27/2020 Northern Iowa Student Government has teamed up with Active Minds, Black Student Union, To Write Love on Her Arms and UNI Counseling Services to help coordinate this event. Sarah Rassing, a graduate student and NISG Director of Mental Health helped coordinate the events to hopefully make this annual. Brian Nissen emphasizes the importance of students to the university, as well as Jennifer Schneiderman, director of counseling services at UNI helps students know the help campus provides. Events will be held all week in honor of You Matter; photo.
45 University to host mock caucus
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:29, p.02
1/23/2020 The political science department, American Democracy Project and Northern Iowa Student Government host a mock caucus event designed to introduce students to the caucusing process. Participants will be lead through the processes that both parties use to conduct their caucus. UNI's in the top voter turnout rate in midterm elections, the highest among the Iowa universities; photo.
46 UNI hosts caucus in Maucker
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.01
12/30/2019 The event, held one week before the Iowa caucuses on February 3, was intended to introduce students to the caucus process and the role it plays in the American democratic system. As Hoffman called the group to order, she stressed the value of Iowans' unique experience of being "first in the nation in the caucusing process". Hoffman opened with a general explanation of the caucus process, including how to find your ward and precinct location; photo.
47 UNI voter turnout top among IA public universities
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:21, p.02
11/11/2019 UNI had the highest voter turnout among Iowa's three public universities. UNI participated in Iowa Campus Compact's Voting Challenge. Anticipating at least a 40% turnout, they had a 46.2% turnout. Political Science professor Justin Homes helped the formation of #PanthersVote.
48 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.
49 Counseling Center sees policy change
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), NI Archives
Northern Iowan 116:11, p.02
10/8/2019 The UNI Counseling Center has altered its scheduling policy for the 2019-2020 school year, partially due to the declining enrollment.
50 Counseling enter sees policy change
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:11, p.02
10/7/2019 The UNI Counseling Center has changed its scheduling policy for the 2019-2020 school year. Counseling sessions, which had previously been unlimited for students under the mandatory student health fee, are now limited to five per year. Any additional sessions must now be billed to the student's health insurance. The reason for the change is partially based on declining enrollment.

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