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1 Black lives continue to matter
Maiers--Al (Student--2021), Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:53, p.03
4/26/2021 In the author's opinion, the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd is a significant moment, but also a reminder of justice and healing yet to be attained; photo.
2 Chauvin trial ends, but legacy lives on
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:53, p.01
4/26/2021 Emma'le Maas traveled to Minneapolis to cover the the end of the Derek Chauvin trial and the Justice for All Families protest; photos.
3 The difference between "Black" and the color "black"
Conway--Sabrina (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:52, p.03
4/22/2021 Conway writes about the difference in color associations of "white" and "black," and uses the archetypes associated with them to discuss racism experienced by Black people; photo.
4 Black Lives Matter: group vs. phrase
Richards--Tanner (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.03
4/15/2021 In the author's opinion, while the phrase "Black Lives Matter" is something to support, the organization is not. Richards discusses Black Lives Matter's partisanship, inaccurate claims about racism and policing, and promotion of anarchy, violence, and communism; photos.
5 Letter to the Editor: Stand with your APPI Panthers
Panther Initiative For Environmental Equity and Resilience (PIEER)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.03
3/29/2021 The Panther Initiative for Environmental Equity and Resilience (PIEER) writes a letter to the editor condemning hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) populations, advocating for education and racial justice, and calling on the UNI administration and community to show support and take protective measures for the safety and well-bein of Asian and Asian American students; photo.
6 Illinois just eliminated cash bail - here's why it's a big deal
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:36, p.03
2/25/2021 Slomka writes about the importance of "Illinois Pre-Trial Fairness Act," a new bill in Illinois that abolishes cash bail and calls for new police training; photo.
7 Patti Pace Festival to address racial equality
Tournier--Tehya (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:34, p.04
2/18/2021 UNI will be hosting the Patti Pace Performance Festival this year. Due to COVID-19 the event will be held remotely; photo.
8 Community marches virtually for equality
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:29, p.05
2/1/2021 The 2nd annual Cedar Valley Women's March is hosted virtually; photo.
9 Diversity Colloquium talks policing
Vadhera--Aashita (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:19, p.02
10/22/2020 The Diversity Colloquium explores intersections of race, social justice, and policing in a panel. Guests include UNI alum and local social justice activist Ryan Stevenson, Waterloo Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, and professor of criminology Gayle Rhineberger; photo.
10 Dr. Timothy Nelson gives presentation on Blackdom
Lawrence--Kayla (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:18, p.04
10/19/2020 Dr. Timothy Nelson, UNI alumni, gives a presentation on the city of Blackdom, New Mexico, and his research of Black history and oppression in America; photos.
11 Show your support in protests
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019), Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:14, p.03
10/5/2020 Tyler Montgomery, as well as many members of the Cedar Valley community, attended a Black Lives Matter rally on Main Street. Montgomery calls out the campus for ignoring racial issues and miscommunication; photo.
12 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 Lives Matter protest in response to the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Protestors marched from UNI central campus to Cedar Falls City Hall; photo.
13 Students march for Breonna Taylor
Qualley--Sarah (Student--2021), De Bruin--Karla (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:12, p.01
9/28/2020 UNI students gathered at Maucker Union to march in protest after officers were not charged in the shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY. Students heard from speakers and then marched; photos.
14 Town hall touts community engagement
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:12, p.02
9/28/2020 The UNI Office of Community Engagement held a virtual town hall about community challenges and problem-solving; photo.
15 Council of Teachers of English host virtual book club
Qualley--Sarah (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:11, p.04
9/24/2020 The UNI Council of Teachers of English (UNI CoTE) hosts a young adult literature book club and will be discussing "I'm Not Dying With You Tonight" by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal. Department of Languages and Literatures faculty members Drs. Erika Bass and Sheila Benson are advisors for the club; photo.
16 REC holds virtual town hall
Vadhera--Aashita (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:7, p.01
9/10/2020 The UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition holds their first virtual town hall meeting; photo.
17 "Quest" to promote racial justice
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 117:6, p.02
9/7/2020 The program "Cultivating Justice: A 6-Week Quest Toward Racial Equity" is announced; photo.
18 Slomka: Listen to Black Lives Matter
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:6, p.03
9/7/2020 Emerson Slomka urges readers to pay attention to the Black Lives Matter movement; photo.
19 'Burnt City' comments on U.S.-Iran relations
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:43, p.05
3/12/2020 Alldredge gives the "Burnt City: A One-Persian Show about U.S.-Iran Relations" a favorable review. The show, created by instructor Josh Hamzehee, had three performances in Lang Hall the previous weekend; photo.
20 'Star Trek' and progressive representation in television
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.03
2/27/2020 In the author's opinion, the Star Trek franchise has been pioneering and consistent in bringing under-represented groups to the television screen.
21 'Black and Educated' calls for change
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:37, p.01
2/20/2020 The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted the panel "Black and Educated" in the Maucker Union Ballroom on February 18. Panelists, all UNI employees, included Ieshia Brown, academic advisor for Student Support Services; Dr. Mickye Johnson, director of the Upward Bound program; Dr. Irenea Walker, assistant professor of elementary education; Dr. Shuaib Meacham, associate professor of literacy, and Dr. Robert Welch, director of academic advising in the College of Education. Panelists shared their experiences and challenges as Black educators, described UNI's environment for people of color, and discussed ways that UNI students, especially white students, can contribute to a positive shift on campus; photo.
22 CME panel features Black voices
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.01
2/17/2020 The UNI Center for Multicultural Education (CME) hosted a panel discussion with Black and African American students. This was the latest panel in the "What Your Students Want You to Know" series, which was launched in November 2019 to feature voices of UNI students from diverse populations. CME Assistant Director Keya Levy hosted the panel which included students Christina Downey, Laito Zarkpah, Daniel Loggins, and Bre Eigenheer; photos.
23 UNI community packs REC town hall
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.01
11/14/2019 More than 200 students, faculty, and community members attended a town hall hosted by the UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC) at Maucker Union on November 11. REC summarized their formation and launch of the #UNIisnotanAlly campaign, directed at what they viewed as a failure of UNI's administration to act on goals to combat racism. REC took questions and invited students of color to share their experiences. An addition to the article titled "Related: REC, students from Iowa and ISU attend Board of Regents meeting" covers the Board of Regents November 13 meeting that REC and representatives from Iowa and Iowa State attended to call for a town hall meeting with the regents; photos.
24 Are TV shows effective teachers?
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:13, p.03
10/14/2019 Slomka explores the pros and cons of educational television and explains the role it plays in developing minds. In the author's opinion, programming is a good supplement rather than a primary source of education; photo.
25 Rose shares 'Tales from the Bayou'
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:11, p.05
10/7/2019 Spoken word poet, activist, and writer Donney Rose shared poetry and addressed racial inequality at UNI Interpreters Theatre on Friday, October 4.
26 The actual problem with Harvard's admission policy
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:54, p.03
5/2/2019 Rawwas responds to Kevin Wiggins' column "Harvard's admittance problem" in the April 29 edition of the Northern Iowan. Rawwas discusses the court case against Harvard alleging discrimination against Asian American in admissions, and argues that the university's fault is legacy admissions, not affirmative action.
27 Harvard's admittance problem
Wiggins--Kevin (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 115:53, p.03
4/29/2019 Wiggins discusses a recent legal case against Harvard University alleging discrimination against Asian Americans in the college admissions process; photos.
28 Panel discusses race in the classroom
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.04
4/1/2019 Classroom Conversations on Race: A Panel Discussion was held on March 28 in Maucker Union. Panelists included professors Carissa Froyum, Anna Kogl, Abbylynn Helgevold, and Gaetane Jean-Marie; photo.
29 BSU chats about cultural experiences
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:36, p.02
2/18/2019 Black Student Union (BSU) hosted the discussion event Brotha & Sista Chat in Maucker Union as part of Black History Month celebrations; photo.
30 CAB concert sparks controversy
Hauer--Sydney (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 115:35, p.01
2/14/2019 Due to security risks that the administration kept confidential, a February 16 concert by rap artist Waka Flocka Flame had its venue and ticket sales changed. Student and student organizations commented on the changes as racial bias, and university president Mark Nook responded about the lack of transparency and decision-making; photo.
31 Salary negotiation workshop on campus
Weber--Colby (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:23, p.02
11/12/2018 The American Association of University Women will host a workshop on salary negotiations in Rod Library on November 12.
32 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.
33 Allegation needs to be investigated
Wolfe--Brenna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:21, p.04
11/5/2018 Wolfe writes a response to Albie Nicol's October 29 Northern Iowan article "Where are the democrats?" about sexual assault allegations against senator Cory Booker. In the author's opinion, allegations need to be taken seriously and investigated. Wolfe also discusses how race impacts critique and perception, and that although neither political party has made gender violence prevention a priority, the Democrats have done a better job of holding people accountable; photo.
34 Professor discusses diversity in the media
Ritondale--Sarah (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:19, p.04
10/29/2018 Professor Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn presented "Myth vs. Reality: Race, Gender, and (In)justice in the Media" at the Rod Library on October 25. Her talk focused on how the media shapes our reality about race, gender, crime and injustices; photo.
35 Kaepernick, Nike, and the unnecessary backlash
Wauters--Joel (Class of 2018)
Northern Iowan 115:5, p.03
9/10/2018 Wauters discusses the controversy surrounding football player Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem, Nike's decision to use Kaepernick in one of their campaigns, and subsequent support and backlash. In the author's opinion, both showing respect for the country and calling attention to racial inequality and police brutality are important; photo.
36 LTE: addressing hate crimes through unity
Corbin--Steven B. (Class of 1970; Marketing Faculty)
Northern Iowan 114:50, p.03
4/12/2018 In his letter to the editor Professor Steve Corbin calls attention to hate crimes and puts out a challenge to Christians, Muslims and Jews to lead the way in bringing down the hate crime crusade.
37 "Exclusion" LTE misses the point
Goltz--Neill (Student--2015), Covarrubias--Oliverio (Student--2015), Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:26, p.04
12/7/2015 Guest columnists Goeltz and Covarrubias respond to a previously published opinion piece "Diversity forum excluded whites;" photos.
38 Provost pens response on racial justice forum, Black Lives Matter
Wohlpart--Jim (Provost)
Northern Iowan 112:22, p.03
11/12/2015 Provost Jim Wohlpart discusses the racial justice forum at the Waterloo Center for the Arts and writes in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement; photo.

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