Black History Month
Feb 09, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month and 50 years of BSU at UNI

Black History Month 2022 is upon us, and this year is extra special because it coincides with Black Student Union's 50th anniversary at UNI.

Black Student Union (BSU) ushered in Black History Month last week with its annual kickoff celebration in Maucker Union. This year is extra special because it coincides with the 50th anniversary of BSU at UNI which will be a focal point of the celebrations all month long.  The diverse lineup of activities aligns with BSU’s vision to celebrate Black culture, speak on issues that are important to Black Americans and teach Black heritage. All of this is done under the leadership of BSU President Laito Zarkpah along with advisors Yakira Sanders and Dacia Carter. Like with all of BSU’...


UNI biology professor Jerreme Jackson.
Sep 02, 2021

Giving underrepresented students a Jump Start

Jerreme Jackson’s journey as a Black man becoming the first member of his family to earn a doctorate degree was fueled by determination and perseverance. Now at UNI, he’s passing on those lessons to students from underrepresented backgrounds.


Chiquita Loveless
May 26, 2021

Continuing the work

Starting next week, Chiquita Loveless will step in as UNI’s interim director of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, bringing not only the experience from her award-winning work with UNI veterans, but also 23 years of experience with diversity issues in the Navy.