Michelle Hall raised four children, overcame domestic violence and first enrolled at UNI at age 41. She now works at a Waterloo nonprofit that serves people affected by homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault.
On Tuesday, a half-day of campus listening sessions to help develop a planned mission stewardship statement acknowledging UNI’s presence on Indigenous land was capped by a presentation and dance performance by Larry Yazzie, a renowned Meskwaki fancy dancer, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre.
In a study published this week in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, University of Northern Iowa researchers examine COVID-19’s impact on Indigenous populations in the Arctic and how it could be crucial to addressing the pandemic both today and in future epidemics.
More than 3,000 students returned to campus housing this week, ready to start the fall semester. On Thursday, brand-new Panthers could be seen pushing in carts of belongings with their parents across campus. Some carried in a pet fish or even pool noodles to make bunk beds more comfortable.