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Pandemic

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1 A space of their own: UNI's sorority leaders honor over a century of tradition
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021), Eaves--Emily (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:44, p.01
3/23/2023 Mallory Schmitz interviews three women who are sorority leaders at UNI including Cassie Williams, Laura Harms, and Ana Muell. They tell their experiences of sorority life and encourage students to join after participation decreasing due to the pandemic; photo.
2 A "gleeful" holiday season
Pedersen--Grant (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:25, p.04
11/28/2022 The Varsity Glee Club puts on their second Christmas Variety show post-quarantine at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). Grant Pedersen interviews the Glee Leadership Council Chairman Brady Van Waardhuizen who talks about the creativity that goes into creating these performances and how the pandemic impacted the club; photo.
3 UNI's study abroad program bounces back post pandemic
Murphy--Kate (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:16, p.01
10/20/2022 Kate Murphy interviews the secretary at the study abroad center (SAC) Ann Frenna about the adjustments that have been made with planning study abroad trips during and after the pandemic; photo.
4 UNI Athletics third annual UNity walk
Roundtree--Diamond (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:14, p.04
10/13/2022 Diamond Roundtree writes about the annual UNity walk hosted by UNI Athletics to raise awareness to the daily racial injustices, mental health stigma, and general issues that athletes face; photo.
5 UNI to host panel on COVID-19, mental health
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 118:52, p.01
4/25/2022 Steve Carignan, Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, to moderate a panel on the impact on mental health by COVID-19; photo.
6 Pause on federal student loan repayments extended by Biden through Aug. 31
Figueroa--Ariana (Iowa Capitol Dispatch)
Northern Iowan 118:50, p.01
4/18/2022 President Joe Biden puts a pause on federal student loan repayments until Aug. 31, 2022; photos.
7 During COVID-19,while others were teching-up, Professor Cline-Brown teched down
Greenwood--Kate (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:49, p.01
4/14/2022 Professor Kimberly Cline-Brown creates unique ways for students to learn during COVID-19 and wins the Beverly Funk Barnes Educator Excellence Award, the Liberal Arts Core Teaching Excellence Award, and the Red Apple award from students; photo.
8 Teacher Convocation returns to campus
Davis--Madalynn (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:47, p.01
4/7/2022 The Teacher Convocation and Celebration event returns to the McLeod Center after a two-year absence; photo.
9 Math professor brings joy to Cedar Valley through improv
Finn--Alex (Guest Writer)
Northern Iowan 118:46, p.01
4/4/2022 Doug Shaw, a member of the mathematics faculty, holds workshops with improv groups on campus; photo.
10 Proposed GOP budget for state universities is less than 20 years ago
Northern Iowan 118:45, p.01
3/31/2022 The article discusses the Iowa House of Representative's proposed budget for funding the Iowa's Regent universities, which would not include a sate funding increase; photo.
11 Black History Month
Creighton-Smith--Belinda, Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:41, p.05
3/10/2022 Belinda Creighton-Smith discusses their experiences throughout their life as a Black person; photo.
12 Gas prices surge in the U.S.
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:41, p.03
3/10/2022 Drew Hill gives their opinion on the current gas prices in the U.S. as the Ukraine-Russia conflict continues; photo.
13 LGBTQ+ community showcased in alum's musical
Coloff--Sydney (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:41, p.01
3/10/2022 UNI alum Sarah Julius created a musical, "Great Big Rainbow World," about queer acceptance and celebration that will debut in June; photo.
14 Restricting misinformation
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:37, p.03
2/24/2022 Drew Hill gives their opinion on social media platforms taking action against misinformation, citing the first amendment; photo.
15 Jazz comes to life at UNI
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:36, p.01
2/21/2022 UNI hosted the 67th annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival February 17-18 in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) and Bengston Auditorium in Russell Hall. Performances included 38 Iowa high school bands, the UNI jazz bands, and guest performer Melissa Aldana. Mike Conrad, assistant professor of jazz studies and music education, discusses the history of the festival and its importance; photo.
16 Iowa Board of Regents votes to remove standardized testing requirement
Akin--Katie (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:31, p.01
2/3/2022 The Board of Regents decided to keep the ACT optional for incoming students, citing GPA as a better indicator of graduation; photo.
17 Students navigate COVID-19 test options
Koehler--Emma (Student--2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:31, p.01
2/3/2022 There are many different COVID-19 test options available in the Cedar Falls area; photo.
18 UNI needs to compensate SAA
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:30, p.03
1/31/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer hopes to see the Student Admissions Ambassadors compensated; photo.
19 Panthers debate COVID-19 safety
Kauzlarich--Patience (Student--2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:29, p.03
1/27/2022 Patience Kauzlarich interviewed multiple students and alumni to get their point of view on the continuing COVID-19 safety debate; photo.
20 Behind the empty lunch counter
Greenwood--Kate (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.01
1/24/2022 Both Rialto and Piazza dining centers struggle with staffing shortages; photo.
21 Faculty and students demand updated COVID-19 precautions
Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.01
1/24/2022 A group of faculty, staff, and students came together to form an open letter to the Board of Regents to express their concerns about COVID-19; photo.
22 Firing up again: Holiday pottery sale
Koehler--Emma (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.01
12/6/2021 The holiday pottery sale is back after last year's cancellation. The artwork comes from the advanced ceramics students as well as the ceramics instructor, JoAnn Schnabel; photo.
23 Men's Glee Club back on stage
Brunsting--Olivia (Student--2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.05
12/6/2021 The Men's Glee Club returned to the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) for their 44th annual Christmas Variety Show after nearly two years absence; photo.
24 Campbell Hall cast away
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:26, p.01
12/2/2021 Campbell Hall's future is unclear, as it sits almost completely empty while being used as a quarantine space for students with COVID-19; photo.
25 Falling enrollment a challenge, and not just for UNI
Gray--Glenn (Guest Columnist)
Northern Iowan 118:25, p.03
11/29/2021 Guest Columnist Glenn Gray discusses the challenges faced by the state's public universities due to falling enrollment numbers. Originally published in The Courier; photo.
26 Iowa Board of Regents launches free-speech survey for students, staff
Akin--Katie (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:25, p.01
11/29/2021 The Iowa Board of Regents released its first free-speech survey as part the multi-step plan to protect freedom of expression at the state's public universities; photo.
27 UNI enrollment projected to increase within 5 years
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:25, p.01
11/29/2021 The increase in three and four-year graduation rates, along with the COVID-19 crisis, has dropped the enrollment rate, but it is projected to increase within 5 years; photo.
28 Percussion concert goes virtual
Kraft--Abigail (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.05
11/19/2021 UNI School of Music presents various percussion ensembles virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.
29 International Education Week kicks off with festivities, food and fun
Coloff--Sydney (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:23, p.01
11/15/2021 The Office of International Engagement hopes to highlight the many global opportunities at UNI during this year's International Education Week; photo.
30 The new crisis in the US: Staff shortages
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:23, p.03
11/15/2021 Jetta Colsch gives her opinion on the staff shortages happening throughout the country; photo.
31 TheatreUNI to present 'The Fractured Mind of Eric Coble'
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:22, p.02
11/11/2021 TheatreUNI performs their second show, "The Fractured Mind of Eric Coble," as a podcast; photo.
32 UNI students debate distance and in-person learning
Kauzlarich--Patience (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:19, p.03
11/1/2021 Two students explain their experiences with distance learning, one enjoyed it and the other struggled.
33 David's Taphouse and Dumplings abrira pronto
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:17, p.03
10/25/2021 Associate professor of management Andy Anderson opens a new restaurant in Cedar falls: David's Taphouse and Dumplings. Read in English and see photo on page 1.
34 UNI professor opens restaurant
Brunsting--Olivia (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:17, p.01
10/25/2021 Associate professor of management Andy Anderson opens a new restaurant in Cedar Falls: David's Taphouse and Dumplings; photo. To read in Spanish, see page 3.
35 El actual debate sobre las vacunas en la NBA
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021), Canty-- Devon (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:14, p.03
10/14/2021 The NBA does not require players to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but they have strict protocols based on the vaccination status of different players. Read in English on page 6.
36 Masks on or masks off?
Kauzlarich--Patience (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:14, p.03
10/14/2021 In this opinion article, Patience Kauzlarich pushes for students to wear masks during in-person classes, though they are not required; photo.
37 The ongoing debate of vaccinations in the NBA
Canty-- Devon (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:14, p.06
10/14/2021 The NBA does not require players to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but they have strict protocols based on the vaccination status of different players. Read in Spanish on page 3.
38 UNI continues to grapple with O'Kane removal
Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023), Alder--Theo (Student--2022), Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:14, p.01
10/14/2021 Students and faculty fight back against the decision to discipline a 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.
39 Clothesline Project returns to UNI
Goodwin--Antonia (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.02
10/11/2021 The Clothesline Project returns for its 10th consecutive year this fall. It is an international movement meant to protest violence against women, and will be a three day event on campus; photo.
40 Family weekend returns
Tournier--Tehya (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.01
10/11/2021 Family Weekend is back, as COVID-19 did not allow for one last year. There are many activities for students and parents; photo.
41 NISG condemns administration
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020), Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.01
10/11/2021 Northern Iowa Student Government (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.
42 Check "DIS" out
Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.01
10/7/2021 The Department of Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice (DIS) are hosting a Harvest Conference with keynote speaker being former NFL player Jerry James (J.J.) Moses Jr. Read in Spanish on page 3; photo.
43 UNI acogera la conferencia "Harvest"
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.03
10/7/2021 The Department of Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice (DIS) are hosting a Harvest Conference with keynote speaker being former NFL player Jerry James (J.J.) Moses Jr. Read in English and see photo on page 1.
44 Was removing Dr. O'Kane from the classroom the right choice from UNI?
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.03
10/7/2021 Author Jetta Colsch gives her opinion on Professor O'Kane's removal from the classroom after requiring a mask in his class, though it is prohibited by the Board of Regents; photo.
45 I went to a Harry Styles concert and here's what happened
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:11, p.03
10/4/2021 Abigail Saathoff details her Harry Styles concert experience. She spoke of the excitement after two years of waiting for the concert after it was postponed due to COVID-19; photo.
46 NISG debates masks, approves funding
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:11, p.02
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. The Northern Iowa Student Government (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.
47 "The Great Gastby" Maucker Movie
Tournier--Tehya (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.04
9/30/2021 The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is hosting Maucker Movie for homecoming, and to keep up with the theme "Let the Good Times Roar," they are showing "The Great Gatsby".
48 Change your mind when circumstances change
Gomez--Vilma (Student--2021), Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.03
9/30/2021 Vilma Gomez pushes for people to wear their masks even if they have been vaccinated, according to CDC recommendations. Read this article in Spanish and see photo on page 3.
49 Let the good times roar
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.01
9/30/2021 Homecoming is back after the cancellation of the 2020 homecoming due to COVID-19. Traditions established nearly 100 years ago continue to be practiced now, including football, campaniling, and the homecoming parade. Read in Spanish on page 5; photo.
50 Puedes cambiar de opinion cuando cambian las circunstancias
Gomez--Vilma (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.03
9/30/2021 Vilma Gomez pushes for people to wear their masks even if they have been vaccinated, according to CDC recommendations. Read in English on page 3; photo.

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