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1 The organic craze distracts from more important issues
Boevers--Cassandra Mae (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:26, p.10
12/7/2010 The organic farming versus modern farming discussion revisited. Do genetically modified crops present a health risk? Is food safer if grown without pesticides?
2 An all-natural waste of money
Boeckmann--Trevor Paul (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 106:2, p.5
9/1/2009 The Institute of Science in Society, the Mayo Clinic, and the Environmental Protection Agency are quoted as questioning the value of organic foods. Two double blind surveys dismiss the theory that organic food tastes better.
3 UNI CEEE to present healthy lawn and garden fair as part of 'Yards for Kids' program
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
3/30/2004 Fair will teach homeowners how to manage their lawns and gardens without using chemical pesticides, and will take place on Saturday, April 3.
4 Having the perfect, pesticide-free lawn
Public Relations News Release 2001:501, p.1
5/27/2002 Alternatives to weed-killers for lawn are given.
5 Pesticides or not pesticides? That is the question.
Public Relations News Release 2000:407, p.1
5/14/2001 Ideas on how to create a perfect lawn are shared by Terry Sheerer.
6 Pesticide 'victory' challenged
Petersen--Alan John (Class of 1993; Physical Plant
Northern Iowan 97:28, p.11
12/8/2000 Discusses the role of the NISG in reducing the use of pesticides on campus.
7 Professor, not birds, victim of pesticides on campus
Northern Iowan 97:17, p.1
10/24/2000 Several birds have been discovered dead on campus but officials do not link their deaths to the use of pesticides; photo.
8 Thanks to UNI Physical Plant
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 97:15, p.8
10/17/2000 Thanks the Physical Plant staff for cutting back the amount of pesticides used.
9 Physical Plant says herbicides harmless to UNI population
Northern Iowan 97:14, p.1
10/13/2000 The use of herbicide on university land has decreased by 54 percent from last year.
10 SEAC takes stand against herbicide spraying
Northern Iowan 97:12, p.1
10/6/2000 Students believe administration has not listened to their request to discontinue the use of pesticides and staged two protests; photo.
11 Student voices
Northern Iowan 97:12, p.8
10/6/2000 Students respond to the question, "What is your opinion on the use of pesticides on university grounds?"; photo.
12 Professor urges rethinking of chemical sprays
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 97:4, p.8
9/8/2000 Believes the university should accommodate those who have difficulty with pesticides similar to accommodations made for those with special needs within classrooms.
13 Keeping campus green
Campus News Network 11:2, p.1
8/14/2000 The NISG and the SEAC have approved the reduction of pesticides and fertilizers on the UNI campus.
14 Students first . . . right?
Griffin--Michael Lloyd (Student--2000)
Northern Iowan 96:56, p.4
6/9/2000 Believes that the university administration has not been listening to the students and their requests.
15 Controversial year closes at UNI
Arbuckle--Amanda A. (Class of 2001)
Northern Iowan 96:55, p.1
4/28/2000 Highlights of events that occurred throughout the 1999-2000 academic year including an all-time high enrollment of 13,553; photo.
16 NISG decisions fall on deaf ears
Northern Iowan 96:51, p.1
4/14/2000 Northern Iowa Student Government passed resolutions on landscape pesticides and arming public safety officers this year; have not beeen acted upon by either the Regents or the University.
17 Yards for Kids offers parents alternatives to pesticide use
Northern Iowan 96:49, p.3
4/7/2000 Workshop offered to help parents understand what they can do to get away from pesticide use. Clifford Maske will be the presenter at the workshop.
18 Who says looks don't matter?
Campus News Network 10:13, p.1
2/21/2000 Bill McKinley, campus services manager for UNI, discusses the importance of the appearance and the maintenance of campus; photo.
19 Pesticide reduction resolution passes
Bingaman--Sarah Marie (Class of 2000)
Northern Iowan 96:38, p.1
2/18/2000 Northern Iowa Study Government passes resolution to ask university to reduce future pesticide usage.
20 Go Green UNI encourages environmentally safe campus
Northern Iowan 96:37, p.9
2/15/2000 Proposes eliminating pesticides on campus and using alternatives.
21 SEAC working to help beautify community
Northern Iowan 96:14, p.6
10/15/1999 Letter announces College Hill Area Clean-up day this Sunday and expresses concern over possible health consequences of university's continued spraying of pesticides.
22 'Weed free lawn' has no bearing on school choice
Williams--David W. (Student--1999)
Northern Iowan 96:11, p.8
10/5/1999 Letter disputes idea that students choose UNI based on appearance of lawns; states that herbicides used are carcinogenic and asks that their use be discontinued.
23 Herbicide spraying needs reconsideration; 'fewer dollars should be forked over to chemicals'
Northern Iowan 96:11, p.8
10/5/1999 Letter questions safety and necessity of herbicide use; disputes Carnegie Foundation study which found appearance of grounds important in students' choice of college.
24 Pesticides are really herbicides
Broadie--Richard (History Faculty)
Northern Iowan 96:8, p.6
9/24/1999 Letter asks why participants in the ongoing debate over weed killers have been using the term "pesticides" rather than "herbicides".
25 Pesticides cause concern on campus
Farrell--Jennifer (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 96:8, p.1
9/24/1999 Explores the administration's decision to spray pesticides on campus, potential health risks, and negative reactions on the part of students and faculty.
26 Pesticides pose plethora of problems
Northern Iowan 96:7, p.8
9/21/1999 Letter writer describes possible health risks from exposure to the pesticides used at UNI; encourages readers to join SEAC in opposing continued use of pesticides on campus.
27 UNI community deserves better treatment than pesticides
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 96:7, p.8
9/21/1999 Letter writer wonders why the UNI administration continues to spray pesticides on campus in spite of potential health hazards and a Faculty Senate resolution calling for a pesticide-free campus.
28 Leave outdoors unpruned, in natural state
Northern Iowan 95:22, p.7
11/13/1998 Comments on herbicide applications on campus.
29 Who benefits from chemical interference?
Jackson--Laura L. (Biology Faculty)
Northern Iowan 95:8, p.10
9/25/1998 Professor Laura Jackson comments on the faults of past risk assessments completed to determine reactions to pesticides.
30 Smells like school spirit?
Van Wormer--Flora
Northern Iowan 94:13, p.7
10/14/1997 Dislikes smell of lawn chemicals; prefers more natural campus.
31 A healthy UNI? Not with pesticides!
Sperstad--April (Class of 1999)
Northern Iowan 94:8, p.8
9/26/1997 Believes that pesticides make the environment a less healthful place in which to live.
32 Pesticides not supported by 'majority' of population
Northern Iowan 94:8, p.9
9/26/1997 Believes substantial number of UNI students oppose use of pesticides and herbicides on campus.
33 Quit imagining pesticide illness
Northern Iowan 94:7, p.7
9/23/1997 Believes some people simply imagine that they are sensitive to certain chemicals.
34 "Marketing tool" to be sprayed on campus; is it worth the risk?
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 94:6, p.9
9/19/1997 Kamyar Enshayan outlines possible dangers of pesticides and herbicides.
35 Pesticide problems keep buzzing around
Northern Iowan 94:6, p.1
9/19/1997 Pesticide and herbicide use on campus is controversial for some people.
36 Why not spray UNI lawns after our finals?
Northern Iowan 93:55, p.11
5/2/1997 UNI should apply pesticides after finals and look for better environmentally safe alternatives.
37 Policy of pesticides polluting, poisoning UNI community
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 93:46, p.7
4/1/1997 Administration fails to take action against using dangerous pesticides on campus.
38 Herbicides on campus: the saga continues; does UNI need to change its policy?
Becker--Renee C. (Class of 1999)
Northern Iowan 93:25, p.1
11/26/1996 Herbicide use on campus is still questioned.
39 Staff member sparks controversy over poisonous pesticides; Chem-lawn proponents trying to avoid criticism
Van Wormer--Flora
Northern Iowan 93:22, p.7
11/15/1996 Student supports Kamyar Enshayan's views on the negative effects of herbicide use on campus lawns.
40 Staff member sparks controversy over poisonous pesticides; Enshayan's rebuttal
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 93:22, p.7
11/15/1996 Kamyar Enshayan responds to Mona Bond's November 8 letter on herbicide use on campus.
41 Will union get electronic board?
Northern Iowan 93:21, p.1
11/12/1996 NISG approved funding $16,000 electronic board for Maucker Union and discussed pesticide use on campus at last week's meeting.
42 Healthy turfs help environment
Northern Iowan 93:20, p.8
11/8/1996 Executive Director of Iowa Alliance of Environmental Concerns supports the use of pesticides to help overall living conditions.
43 Stop pouring poisonous pesticides
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 93:15, p.8
10/22/1996 Claims that several faculty members have been affected by pesticides sprayed on campus lawns but concerns have been ignored.
44 Are pesticides really necessary?
Jackson--Laura L. (Biology Faculty)
Northern Iowan 93:8, p.6
9/27/1996 Professor Laura Jackson believes that trying to eliminate the diversity of life in lawns with herbicides and pesticides is xenophobic.
45 Ground up tires + topsoil = better grass
Campus News Network 7:1, p.2
8/19/1996 Plan to incorporate ground rubber into soil in high traffic areas; photo.
46 Information regarding UNI's use of lawn chemicals misleading
Anders--Duane C. (Physical Plant Staff)
Northern Iowan 92:55, p.9
5/3/1996 Presents university side of lawn chemical debate.
47 University should establish pesticide-free landscape policy
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 92:53, p.7
4/26/1996 Cites literature on safety of commonly-used lawn chemicals.
48 NISG deals with pesticide use on campus, miscommunications
Northern Iowan 92:47, p.1
4/5/1996 Considers proposal to ban pesticides on lawn; attempts to straighten out policy on upcoming Job Fair; allocates money to various projects.
49 UNI viewing of investigative film
Northern Iowan 92:45, p.2
3/29/1996 Will show film about effects of pesticides in diet.
50 Dandelions or lymphoma? Eliminating lawn poisons on campus
Enshayan--Kamyar (Director Center for Energy and Environmental Education)
Northern Iowan 92:12, p.9
10/6/1995 Believes UNI should forego lawn chemicals because of their potential danger to human health.


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