Feature Story Archive

UNI student Abby Weekly
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
UNI biology major finds opportunity in remote research
UNI senior Abby Weekly hopes her research will help the 100 million Americans suffering from hypertension.
UNI AmeriCorps members conduct water quality testing in Cedar Falls.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UNI AmeriCorps program combats COVID-19 while fighting for environment
UNI’s Green Iowa Americorps, the largest environmental Americorps project in Iowa, pivoted this summer to include COVID-19 responses to their usual slate of environmental projects.
UNI student Joyce Levingston leads a Black Lives Matter protest.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
‘Blood, sweat and tears’: UNI student helps lead the charge for racial equality
UNI doctoral student Joyce Levingston has helped lead the calls for police reform through local protests.
Waterloo mayor and UNI alum Quentin Hart.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Waterloo mayor, a UNI alum, is building bridges
Mayor Quentin Hart discusses his efforts to unite a community historically divided along racial and economic lines.
UNI AmeriCorps members install a residential garden.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
New UNI program to install residential gardens, remove food barriers
A new UNI project will install vegetable and pollinator gardens free of charge to residents in the Cedar Valley as part of an ongoing effort to address issues of food insecurity.
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.