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January 12, 2017


Volume 113, Issue 28

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UNI presidential process feedback LEZIGA BARIKOR Copy Editor

STUDENT PLAY UNI grad student writes and will direct new play “Boys will be Boys.” CAMPUS LIFE PAGE 4

RUSSIAN HACKING Columnist says Russians did not “hack” 2016 presidential election.

February will soon usher in the official reign of UNI’s 11th president, Mark Nook, the former chancellor at Montana State UniversityBillings. With a strong showing of support, the search committee voted unanimously for the appointment of Nook. Nook beat out Neil Theobald, former Temple University president, and Jim Wohlpart, current UNI interim president. “This university has done amazing work,” Nook said during his acceptance speechin December. “Cheryl and I are very excited for this opportunity to work with you and continue that

amazing work to build this university, help support this state and to continue to educate Iowans.” Along with the search committee, many students and community members were able to give input on this decision. Chris Kennedy, senior supply chain management major, said, “I helped through the different panels that student organization leaders were invited to sit in on… given my role as the University of Northern Iowan Veterans Association president.” Jim Gorton, professor of criminology and United Faculty president said, “I think most faculty have a very good impression and I’m very optimistic about the leadership he’s going to

Wohlpart, current interim UNI president, said it was an honor to be a finalist and expressed full support in the BOR’s decision.

bring to UNI.” Gorton went on to say, “One of the positive attributes that faculty see in President-elect Nook is that he has a lot of experience leading comprehensive public universities.” According to The Gazette, the greater campus community — namely students, staff and administrators — supported Jim Wohlpart, current interim president and former provost, over the other three finalists. The Gazette also reported that Nook was the only candidate to receive higher ratings in every category from the faculty. Commenting on the survey results, Wohlpart said,

community, even on their day off from classes. This year, hundreds of volunteers are expected to f lock to the Maucker Union Ballroom and pack 44,000 meals for the Northeast Iowa Food bank on Jan. 16. SLC is an on-campus organization at UNI that promotes service opportunities like the popular “Volunteer Tuesdays,” where students travel to various volunteering opportunities around the Cedar Valley.

Students volunteer inside the Maucker Union Ballroom during Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016. The event is hosted by SLC.


WBB Women’s basketball team on a sevengame winning streak. SPORTS PAGE 6

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MLK: service day, not holiday SHELBY WELSCH Staff Writer

Although the holiday season has come to a close, “the season of giving” is always in full bloom, according to Jasmine Beecham, a Service and Leadership Council (SLC) executive member. SLC will be holding their annual day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. day so students have the opportunity to give back to the


Mark Nook, former chancellor at Montana State University-Billings, will soon be UNI’s president. He was favored by the faculty.

SLC also holds “Stop and Serve” events, which provides brief, on-campus volunteer opportunities working on service projects focused on a variety of social issues. SLC also held a food packing event last year for their MLK Day of Service, and it was such a huge success that they decided to do it again this year, according to Beecham.  See MLK, page 2

“The decision has been made, it’s a great decision. I think we’re poised for elevating the remarkable work we do and I don’t know how sharing those results helps in any kind of way.” “I saw that and take it for what it is but, if I had to attribute that to something, it would be familiarity,” said Kennedy. “Everyone’s either spoken to him or knows him, so it doesn’t surprise me. “However, it also doesn’t mean that the president selected wasn’t a better candidate by any stretch,” said Kennedy. “Overall I am incredibly pleased by the process.”  See NOOK, page 2

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Cory Anderson, senior management information systems major, said of Wohlpart “a lot of people thought he was going to be the default candidate.” Nick Connolly, a senior f inance major, said, “It seemed like he did an okay job, but it seemed like he wasn’t really ever the surefire candidate. I’m glad they looked around for someone other than just the next guy in line.” “[Nook] seems like a good candidate, he seems like a good fit for UNI,” said Anderson. “We don’t

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Mark Nook, former chancellor of MSUB, will take over the duties of President on February 1.


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“We had support through other SLC committees, our advisors, as well as Lauren Finke representing the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank,” Beecham said. “With such a large turn-out last year and such positive feedback, we decided to try food packaging again.” The event is being coordinated with Outreach, a non-profit corporation that organizes food packaging events around the country. Their mission is to provide food, safe water, education and medical care to those in need at home and abroad. According to Beecham, everyone at Outreach has been

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JANUARY 12, 2017 | NORTHERNIOWAN.COM | want the turnaround that we Wohlpart also listed the had with Ruud, which was goals in academic affairs unfortunate.” to continue to work closely “[Nook] seems like he with the faculty and work on has a heck of a resume,” more applied learning expeConnolly said, “and it seems riences for students. The like he’s excited about the teacher education accreditajob. I think it’s good they’re tion is also one of the more bringing in somebody from long-term goals he will be [outside UNI] and someone helping prepare for. completely new and differAs for Nook’s presidenent.” cy, Northern Iowa Student Speaking to the Waterloo- Government Supreme Court Cedar Falls Courier, Regent Chief Justice Maggie Miller Katie Mulholland, on the is very excited about the appointment of Nook said, e x p e r i e n c e “What we were looking for that will be was a match for what UNI is brought to the and aspires to be, and that’s role. how we moved forward with Nook, a our decision.” nat ive of Mulholland served as the Holstein, holds co-chair of the presidential his Ph.D. in search committee. astronomy and Despite not being appoint- recieved his ed to the position of presi- M.S. degree in dent, Wohlpart said, “This A s t r o p hys i c s is an amazing place and to from Iowa be selected as a semi-finalist S t a t e or a finalist on a campus like University. University of Northern Iowa “Cheryl is a great honor.” and I are very He has agreed to stay on excited for this as interim president until o p p o r t u n i Feb. 1, and then resume his ty,” Nook said role as provost and vice pres- in his accepident of academic affairs. tance speech, “The most immediate “[we want] to thing that I will face in work with you February is that we have pro- to continue motion and tenure for facul- that amazing ty decisions that we have to work to build make,” said Wohlpart. this universi-

VOLUME 113, ISSUE 28 ty, help support this state and to continue to educate Iowans.” Miller said the most encouraging thing she heard from Nook’s presentation was all his different experiences working at a university. Nook told the NI in December that diversity will be one of his highest priorities going forward at UNI. “The thing I was most excited about is that Dr.

more than happy to help support SLC to make this year’s event twice as big as last year’s. Something that will make the event even more special is that a UNI alumni, Bryan Coffey, has been working directly with the event through Outreach and expressed how happy he is that UNI is hosting this event right on campus.

munity, but also UNI students specifically,” Adams said. Beecham also made the point that although college students may not always have the money to give to those in need, they can always give the gift of their time. “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Beecham said. “We can come together on this holiday to serve our neighbors and community. We can show our NORTHERN IOWAN ARCHIVES ability for greatness MLK Day of service has become an annual through our actions of event at UNI, organized by the Service service.” Leadership Council.

According to Beecham, the organization’s goal is to have over 250 volunteers at

the event and to package over 44,000 meals that go straight to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The event is also open to community members, and Beecham stressed that “the more volunteers, the merrier.” Ashley Adams, advisor of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and a strong advocate for the Service and Leadership Council, shared why students should take advantage of this volunteer opportunity. According to Adams, this event will be a great way to give back to the Cedar Falls community and give students a chance to walk in somebody else’s shoes. “There are students right here at UNI that go to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, so you wouldn’t just be giving back to the Cedar Valley com-








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Nook has experience implementing a diversity exit requirement or something of that equivalent,” said Miller citing previous NISG talks on the subject. Miller said that Wohlpart is fantastic, but that Nook is just different, not necessarily better. Miller also said she is hopeful that Nook can help NISG bring those ideas to reality. -Jacob Madden contributed to this story.


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Russia didn’t ‘hack’ the election A popular story that may have come up at students’ holiday family dinners is that of Russia getting involved in the US Presidential election. A US intelligence report released last week detailed Russian intentions and involvement. “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.” Russia did get involved, and Russia did prefer Trump, however the popular headline and conversation starter, “Russia hacked the election,” is misleading. Somebody who is just learning about Russian involvement in the election may hear “Russia hacked the election,” and believe Russia directly hacked American voting machines and altered vote tallies in favor of Donald Trump. This isn’t true. Russia hacked the Democr atic National

Committee, gave the e-mails to WikiLeaks, who then released the emails to the public. That’s all Russia did, in terms of hacking. Direct hacking would be a much more serious action. It just so happened that the emails revealed the DNC to be what many had long suspected; hair-raisingly corrupt. What Russia did was unacceptable, and no country should ever meddle in the elections of another. However, discussion in the US about the emails has completely shifted to the Russians. Again, Russia’s actions were unacceptable, but the American people should have seen the DNC emails anyway. People have a right to know what political parties are up to behind closed doors. These parties are supposed to be representing us, and our interests, in government. The WikiLeaks

emails revealed some alarming information about the Democratic Party. The emails reveal the DNC con-

spiring to undermine Bernie Sanders both during and after his campaign for president, collusion between media and top DNC brass and future government job appointments for wealthy Democratic donors. Also released by WikiLeaks were parts of the infamous Hillary Clinton Wall Street speech transcripts that Clinton never released. Unfor tunately, top Democrats appear to have succeeded in shifting the narrative from the contents of the emails to the hackers who obtained them. When asked about the emails last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi replied, “… you were accomplices in this. It was every single day you reported that there was an email that was embarrassing to the Clinton campaign without saying, ‘We know this because of disruption by a foreign power into our electoral system.’ You knew that. You knew it was the Russians.” The media has also done an excellent job of shifting the narrative away from the emails and towards the Russians, and the WikiLeaks emails suggests this may not be an accident. This is part of a larger trend in which top Democratic officials seem to be have a lot of blame to spread for their loss, but have failed to acknowledge the biggest factor: themselves. The truth is, the Democrats lost because they have completely lost touch with the

American people, and have become a party of corruption and corporatism. Senator Sanders told NPR in an interview last week, “Look, you can’t simply go around to wealthy people’s homes raising money and expect to win elecTribune News Service tions, you’ve A poll asks people about the theories behind the Russian got to go hacks on the 2016 presidential election. While many out and mix polled Trump voters rejected the idea of Russian hacking it up with be in support of Trump, the majority believe millions of illegal with ordi- votes were cast in the election. nary people.” He later added, “The life in this country. A party Democratic Party swal- that answers to the needs of lowed the bait. They became all Americans, and not just hooked on big money.” the billionaire class. Mixed reports sugWe need to build a party gest Russians also hacked that can take on Trump and the Republican National the Republicans in future Committee. It’s a shame elections. The young peothat RNC emails have not ple in this country, including been released, as Americans UNI students, are an inteshould also find out what gral part of this mission. top Republicans are doing It is essential for UNI behind closed doors. students to get involved in Moving forward, we the political process. The cannot focus just on the departing President Obama Russians, but on rebuilding once said, “You are the the Democratic Party. First, change you have been waitthe Democrats needs to ing for.” improve their cyber security. It is time for us to get Politically, it’s time for the our hands dirty, and clean Democrats to again become up this mess. We can change a grassroots party that is the course of the country, made up of, and represents, and it’s time for us to take all people from all walks of action.

government going and even reign in some of Presidentelect Trump’s potential excesses. There are a few exceptions, of course (looking at you, Dr. Carson), but on the whole, Trump is doing what he and his supporters have said he would do: surround himself with knowledge and experience to guide him in his decision-making and to manage the executive branch with him. As a bonus, Trump’s cabinet is shaping up to be even more conservative than Reagan’s. You may not particularly like that or agree with these new federal executives’ respective visions, but that doesn’t change the fact that their credentials (again, for the most part) are impeccable, and that most of us expected a Trump cabinet to look far more weird and

far more concerning. Another improvement is national morale. An Associated Press poll has found that most Americans think that 2017 will be better than 2016, despite the constant doomsday scenarios spun by our political, journalistic and other cultural elites. And while I remain a #neverTrump conservative and share all the rational concerns about a self-described strongman being elected to a position of power, I think that optimism is grounded. Some things, however, have gotten worse. Most notably, despite a handful of “come to Jesus” moments for a select few leaders at the upper echelons of liberalism/progressivism, the left at large remains unrepentant for the bad behavior that helped drive voters to the

Donald. The condescension and moral narcissism of the progressive power players and structures of our country continue, by and large, the most recent example found last Sunday in Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. That has been torn apart every which way by all sides (even Trevor Noah of the Daily Show called her dig at football and mixed-martial arts “tone deaf ”), so I won’t spend a lot of time on it. I will say, however, that the stark contrast in reactions to that same speech (a full quarter of my friends thought it beautiful and moving) is just the latest episode that has motivated me to make myself more available for communication and discussion with the UNI community.

Top Democrats appear to have succeeded in shifting the narrative from the contents of the emails to the hackers who obtained them.

‘Campus Gadfly’ to host weekly discussions

Welcome back, all (and welcome to you spring-starters). Let’s do a recap. A couple of months have passed since the historic and unexpected (though entirely predictable in retrospect) election of Donald Trump to the presidency, and a handful of things have improved in that time. For one, my hope for competent governance at the highest level. Giving credit where it’s due, the Presidentelect’s appointments have been, for the most part, honest, respectable, experienced and sober-minded conservatives who can (and I believe will) do much to keep good

To that end, I’m announcing that starting next week (if not sooner), I will set aside an hour every school day to be in the Rod Library near the Book Bistro and make myself available to any of you who wants to talk. Perhaps you have questions about ‘x’ conservative political doctrine. Maybe you want to learn more about Christian theology and apologetics. Whatever we may agree or disagree on, if you want a respectful conversation, I will be there and I will do my best. I will let it be known as soon as I’ve settled on a time to generally be there. For now, however, you’ll know me by the large paper I’ll fold up in a pyramid-style sign and write in bold letters “Campus Gadfly: Let’s Talk.” I look forward to seeing you there.


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Auditions for new play tonight SYDNEY HAUER Staff Writer

The concept of masculinity and its relationship to violence has recently been the topic of many fervent public discussions. UNI graduate student Ryan Courtney will be tackling this subject in a play he has written and will direct, titled “Boys Will Be Boys.” The play will run from March 2 through March 4 and will be held in the Interpreter’s Theater in Lang Hall. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to audition. The first audition day already occurred this past Tuesday, but a second will be held tonight, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Interpreter’s Theater. The play will feature several different storylines that involve subject matter such as sexual assault and gun violence. Courtney hopes to shed light on the topic of masculinity and what it means to “be a man” by traditional societal standards and how

that can be potentially harmful. The different storylines will loosely connect and will feature a variety of dialogic scenes, narrative and poetry. “[The play] just raises a lot of questions,” Courtney said. “I don’t really have the answers to them, but I want to kind of expose those ideas to people – get them thinking about it.” Courtney received his undergraduate degree in communications at UNI and is now in the Communication Studies and Performance Studies graduate program. He has been involved with the speech team for all six years that he has been at UNI and hopes to eventually work for a college or university and coach a speech team of his own. “I want to help students find their voice and develop arguments and stuff like that,” Courtney said about his future plans. He was inspired to write “Boys Will Be Boys” after taking a gender studies class during his senior year of his

undergraduate career. “I found it very eye-opening,” Courtney said. “I found it very surprising that it’s not a required course in any way.” Courtney said that the topic of masculinity was something he had wanted to talk about for a while but wasn’t sure exactly how. “I’m really interested in the idea of talking about masculinity because I think so often when we talk about gender, it’s looked at […] how it affects women – which it definitely does!” Courtney said. “But we kind of overlook how it affects men.” Courtney said that the main idea for the title of the play came from the Brock Turner Stanford rape case last year. In that case, Turner, a student athlete at Stanford, was convicted of three counts of felony sexual assault after assaulting an unconscious woman. Turner was ultimately sentenced to six months in jail and was released early after three months, according to a CNN article last


Several students participated in Tuesday night’s auditions for the play “Boys Will Be Boys,” which was held in the Interpreter’s Theater in Lang Hall. All students are encouraged to come to a second night of auditions tonight in the Interpreter’s Theater at 7 p.m.

September. “Just looking at the discussion that was surrounding that, that’s kind of where I was getting that idea of the phrase ‘Boys Will Be Boys,’” Courtney said. “We basically just brush it off as normal because we don’t know how else to react to it, and so that was something I was really interested in.” A number of students showed up to the first audition, which was held on Tuesday night. “I’m just audiGABRIELLE LEITNER/Northern Iowan tioning because it UNI graduate student Ryan Courtney wrote and sounded fun,” said will direct the play “Boys Will Be Boys,” which Noah Lucy, fresh- deals with the relationship between masculinity man digital media and violence. mately be chosen for the production major. “I used to be [a] theater play’s cast some time after major, but now I’m not. So it tonight’s auditions. Although just seems like something I he says that the production kind of want to try now that will not require a significant it’s not a requirement for a time commitment from cast members, Courtney discussed major.” Justin McDermott, fresh- how he hopes his play will man elementary education challenge his actors to engage major, was also present at in a new way of thinking. “I am a big believer in the Tuesday night’s auditions. “I just wanted to audition fact that theater and perforbecause I was really involved mances should be for more with my theater in high than just entertainment,” school, and then I saw this Courtney said. “I think it’s a opportunity,” McDermott way of making an audience said. “I’m also on the UNI think about something, but cheer team and so I want- also making the performer ed not a huge production, think about something in a but like a smaller one that I new way, and step into somewould be able to be involved body else’s shoes – or step back into your own life and with.” Twelve students will ulti- think about it in a new way.”

CLINTON OLSASKY Campus Life Editor

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New musical “La La” lands with critic JOSHUA ROUSE

Film Critic

Mia (Emma Stone) is a barista with dreams of becoming an actress, but is held back by rejections at numerous auditions. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a jazz pianist who wants to open his own jazz club, but is stuck doing one-off gigs and struggling for money. On a chance meeting, these two kindred spirits develop a deep relationship that brings a new high into both of their lives. But with mounting successes and failures in both Mia and Sebastian’s separate lives, the couple must choose between following their own dreams or staying together no matter the cost. Directing 5/5 Sticking with the music-themed movies he’s known for (such as 2014’s “Whiplash”), director Damien Chazelle sure knows how to knock it out of the park. “La La Land” is both a heartfelt love story, and a respectful salute to the old-fashioned Hollywood musicals of days past. While there are plenty

of throwbacks to that golden age of music and movies, Chazelle works the film so that it’s not just excessive nostalgia, but more of a translation of the old dance-and-romance formula in modern times. Yes, the cast breaks out into spontaneous song and dance, but it’s the modern world that brings everything back down to earth and puts things back to normal. Thus, the film has the thematic undertone of maintaining the fine line between preserving or revering the past and keeping up with the advances of the modern world. Writing 5/5 A romance movie at its core, “La La Land” still manages to be entertaining. It limits its use of cliches and has a realistic approach to how life presents us with choices. The step-by-step progression of Mia and Sebastian’s relationship feels natural. And that’s one of the best things about this film: how real it all feels. While having dreamy, musical moments sprinkled throughout, the flow of the story is sensible and very


Damien Chazelle’s new movie-musical “La La Land,” which currently boasts a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes, broke the all-time record for most Golden Globes at last Sunday’s award ceremony with seven wins.

human. The different paths that open up to Sebastian and Mia, whether they go down them or not, happen because they are meant to happen and not simply because the plot demands it. And that is not to say that the dance numbers are intrusive. Just like the plot points, the songs occur in a most natural way that moves the story along and conveys so much necessary emotion that the movie would be lacking without them. Acting 5/5 While the songs and

story carry the thematic and inferenced heart of “La La Land,” Stone as Mia and Gosling as Sebastian are the physical manifestation of that very heart. The strong performances they give in their own separate scenes are even more electrifying when they are onscreen together. The rest of the cast includes John Legend, Rosemarie Dewitt, Finn Wittrock and J.K. Simmons. They have significantly smaller parts than the two leads, but the ensemble still

gives strong supporting performances. Overall “La La Land” is another fantastic musical experience by Damien Chazelle. Its realistic love story, show-stopping dance numbers and raw human emotion is not something you find every day. Whether or not you’re a fan of the old Gene Kelly musicals or just want a good story to warm your heart during the cold winter, “La La Land” is certainly one of the must-see films of the year.


+ pays homage to old-fashioned Hollywood without being overly nostalgic + emma stone & Ryan Gosling give powerful performances +fantastic song and dance adds to plot and emotion

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Lady Panthers hit a hot streak BASKETBALL


The UNI women’s basketball team seemed to hit their stride as the first semester came to an end. After the worst loss of the season coming at the hands of the University of Iowa, UNI has appeared to bounce back in force as they are currently on a seven-game win streak. This win streak includes blowouts, nail biters and even some upsets. The two blowouts came against North Dakota 74-53, which saw senior Madison Weekly lead the team in scoring with 23 points. The team displayed excellent passing, totaling 18 assists. The Panther’s other blowout was against Southern Illinois, 79-49. Weekly again, led in scoring with 24 points this contest. The nail biters were understandably a bit more interesting. The first one came during finals week and was the game that started their streak. UNI was able to steal the victory from Creighton with a final score of 50-49. Once again, Weekly led in points with 12 and in assists with seven, but was tied by freshman Megan Maahs who had seven


Madison Weekly (2) is UNI’s most consistent scorer, averaging 16.1 points per game this season. Weekly also leads the team with 62 assists.

rebounds to compliment the 12 points. UNI limped to the win after Creighton tied the game with 40 seconds left on a three-ball to make 49-49. UNI hit 1-4 free throws down the stretch to win,

Maahs scored the game winner with 10 seconds left. The other close game came at Wichita State where UNI came out ahead 63-61. In a rare turn of events, Weekly, who played the full 40 minutes, was outscored by

sophomore Ellie Herzberg who led the team with 19 points and four steals. She also managed two assists, a board and a block. Down one with 3:30 remaining, Herzberg hit an and-one free throw to put UNI up two. Weekly iced the game by hitting 3-4 free throws down the stretch. While these next two games weren’t down to the wire, they weren’t easy wins either. The last game of 2016 saw UNI open MVC play with a 61-54 win against Missouri State. Weekly and Herzberg led the team in most offensive categories and a few defensive ones as well. An even offensive attack had four players reach double-digit scoring. Sophomores Taylor Hagen and Mikaela Morgan joined the Weekly and Herzberg show. A player that might have been overlooked was senior Hannah Schonhardt, who recorded a game high 13 rebounds. Her 13 rebounds are only the second best total of the streak. Schonhardt would one up herself in the most recent game against Evansville. Weekly and Herzberg played hard on the offensive attack once more. Schonhardt however put up the most impressive

number of the night with 18 rebounds. Perhaps one of the biggest upsets of the season came against Kansas State. K-State came in  10-2 and boasting a 24 in the nation ranking and UNI collected their third straight win as they beat the Wildcats 67-59. KSU is still in the Top 25, now at 25 though, after dropping out for a week. Weekly led the team with 20 points and eight assists. Schonhardt stole the spotlight by recording a double-double. She gathered in 11 rebounds and totaled 14 points. For the Panthers, four of the five starters played 30 or more minutes. Two road games this week will have UNI trying to stretch the streak to nine as the take on Illinois State Friday and Bradley University Sunday. The Panthers return next Friday for what could be 10 in a row against Indiana State. The first two games are extremely winnable as neither team has a winning record. Indiana State is 9-6 and third in the Valley. UNI is currently tied for first with Drake at 4-0 Valley records and 11-4 overall records.  


Clemson takes down Alabama DYLAN PADY

Sports Editor

In the highly-anticipated rematch between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson was able to dethrone the reigning champions after Deshaun Watson completed a twoyard touchdown pass to steal the game with a final score of 35-31. Clemson won their first national title in 1981 and would not win again until this year, 2017. Fans, too, were able to witness two of the best teams in college football go head to head in a very back and forth game. By no means was this contest a blowout; both teams had to play every snap at 100 percent or risk throwing the game. The final seconds of the game would result in a College Football Playoff National Championship for the Tigers.

Watson finished the night with 420 passing-yards, 43 rushing-yards and four total touchdowns. Alabama’s defense did a great job of keeping him in his place within the first half, but then lost control of the situation when Watson opened the second half throwing 11 for 15 and recording their first two touchdowns of the evening. Alabama dominated the rushing game, Bo Scarbrough rushed for 93-yards on 16 attempts and found himself in the end zone twice. Their passing game was decent, but quarterback Jalen Hurts was only able to complete 13 of his 31 passes. Some of the looks Hurts had were simply bad takes, other mistakes included fatal drops by his receivers. A lot of offensive mistakes allowed Clemson time to readjust, catch their breath and make something

happen. Now that college football has come to an end, there are rumors that Alabama

will enter their 2017 season better than ever. While some may take this as a bluff, others see it as a

challenge. It will be exciting to see what next year’s National Championship game will have in store.


Clemson Tiger’s head coach, Dabo Swinney, (left) raises the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy as the team celebrates their hard-fought victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.



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39 Red cup brand 40 Like some oil rigs 43 Mark’s successor 44 “Amadeus” narrator 47 Eccentric Sacha Baron Cohen persona 50 Twin Cities suburb that hosted the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open 52 Madison Ave. agent 53 Snatch 54 Discipline with poses 56 Cut 58 Big man on campus 59 Caltech, e.g.: Abbr. 60 Golf tournament souvenirs 62 Country miss 63 Comprehend

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JANUARY 12, 2017




For Rent June 1 2 bdrm house. 1319 W. 19th Cedar Falls. 266-6440 For rent 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 person over 20, non-smokers. Elmcrest Estates, 1706 Waterloo Rd Cedar Falls. 319-290-2696

For rent June 1. 2 bdrm house 1319 W. 19th Cedar Falls. 266-6640 Variety of 2 & 3 bedroom apts super close to campus. Clean. No smoking. No pets. Reasonable rents. Responsible landlord. Lease begins June 1. Call Dennis/Juanita (319) 232-6819.

Only FIVE units left so contact us NOW to view one of the following: 2110 College St., #1

824 W. 7th St. 521 S. Division 621 W. 4th St. 1510 W. 2nd St.

1 BR 4 BR 4 BR 4 BR 4 BR

Sign a lease with any of the above addresses in January and only pay $100 deposit.

Contact us to set up YOUR showing and lock in your new home TODAY!

Contact John

Managing Editor Job Duties

- Hire and manage advertising, production and sales staff - Operate newspaper according to deadlines - Direct overall design and manage special sections


-Ability to motivate and lead staff - Knowledge of marketing and management - Familiarity with layout design and advertising space - General knowledge of Adobe programs and WordPress Minimum of 2.5 GPA required for all applicants. This is a full time position with salary pay plus scholarship. Application available at the Northern Iowan office, L011 Maucker Union.




HANNAH GIBBS Managing Editor


Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women In Leadership

Dr. Sue Follon served as Vice President for Educational and Student Services at the University of Northern Iowa from 1985 until her death from lung cancer on November 4, 1998. She was the first woman to be named a vice president at UNI. Dr. Follon’s leadership style was built on helping others develop their own gifts and “soar” in their own right. She was never one to seek the limelight herself, but rather concentrated on empowering others. She was known for her listening skills, her attention to the individual, and her commitment to community. Students and their development were her central focus, and she was a strong advocate for programs and policies which promoted this. She delighted in her interactions with students and called many by name. Prior to coming to UNI, Dr. Follon served as the Executive Director of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women from 1976-1985. She was untiring in her efforts to promote equality and justice. Former Governor Ray said, “I believe she moved the cause of women’s rights so far --- as much as any person I know. She knew people were adverse to change and understood that people responded to a cause when it was presented in a civil fashion.”

Dr. Follon received her B.S. degree in biology from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1963, her master’s degree in College Student Personnel Services from UNI in 1970, and her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Drake University in 1983. She was born on June 22, 1942, to Oliver and Mary Rebecca Follon of Volga, Iowa. Other positions held included service as Assistant Dean of Students and Coordinator of Student Activities at Buena Vista College, Director of Campbell Hall at UNI, and high school teacher in Delmar. Her awards included the Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice, Salute Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Progress of Women, Iowa’s Outstanding Young Woman of the Year in 1976, and a Merit Award from the Iowa Wesleyan College Alumni Association. Scholarship Guidelines for 2017-2018 Description and Criteria: This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions during their tenure at UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Applicants should show evidence of leadership potential through their awareness of social justice issues, including those affecting women and/or gender; desire to make a difference; demonstrated commitment to serving others; and ethical behavior. The committee will consider both breadth and depth of leadership activities. Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI at the time of application and will be returning for the following academic year as an undergraduate student (both fall and spring semesters) and are required to be full-time students each semester. A cumulative grade point of 3.25 or higher is required. Amount: $5,000 one-year award applied directly to the student’s university bill (half each semester). Application Deadline: Applicants are required to use the University Scholarship Application at http://www.uni. edu/finaid/. The deadline for submission for currently enrolled students is January 15, 2017. Award Presentation: The scholarship will be awarded in the spring. Selection Process: Applicants must complete the University Scholarship Application and answer the following two questions under the “Academics” section: •Will you be a full-time UNI undergraduate for both semesters in the upcoming year? •Would be interested in the Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership Scholarship? Students meeting all minimum requirements and answering these questions on the form will be contacted after January 15th regarding further questions addressing the above criteria which are required for the Follon Scholarship selection process. Consideration will be given to the quality and clarity of responses. The selection committee will screen the applications and make the selection. Should there be no qualified applicant in a given year, the scholarship will not be awarded. Selection Committee: The selection committee will be composed of at least three faculty/staff and at least one upper level or graduate student involved with programming activities, which promote women and leadership.


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