Feature Story Archive

Police sirens
Thursday, July 2, 2020
UNI professor discusses the future of policing
UNI criminology professor Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn discusses police reform and the role UNI plays in preparing future criminal justice professionals.
UNI alum Mara Warnke
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
UNI alum helps address food insecurity in the wake of COVID-19
Mara Warnke took on her new role as pantry services manager for the Cedar Valley Food Pantry just as COVID-19 made its way to Iowa.
A UNI student puts up a diversity mural in Waterloo.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
UNI mural project highlights Cedar Valley's diversity
A new mural and recently launched website, created by UNI professors and students, aim to uplift marginalized voices, educate future teachers and showcase a more diverse side of Iowa.
A Confederate monument
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Demonstrators march, statues fall as US grapples with racist past
UNI associate history professor Thomas Connors, an expert on historical memory and monuments, discusses the resurgent movement to remove Confederate statues from public spaces.
Prison fencing
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Protests, prisons and COVID-19: An interview with Alison Cox
UNI Assistant Professor of Criminology Alison Cox weighs in on pressing issues in the criminal justice system, including mass incarceration and COVID-19 in prisons.
UNI alumna Jane Elliott
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
UNI alum Jane Elliott reflects on legacy of anti-racist work
Famed anti-racist and UNI alumna Jane Elliott shares her thoughts on race in America in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
Gabby Rivera, Marvel’s first LGBTQ Latinx writer
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
‘I want to kick that door wide open’ An interview with Gabby Rivera
In honor of Pride Month, Marvel’s first LGBTQ Latinx writer shares her inspiring message of acceptance, which she’ll bring to campus in Spring 2021.
UNI Associate Professor of Literacy and Education Shuaib Meacham
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
‘A system of interconnected institutions’: Racial inequality in schools
UNI Associate Professor of Literacy and Education Shuaib Meacham discusses racial inequality in education and how to make lasting change.