UF in the News

Andy Milone, “UNI, faculty union make first bargaining proposal,” Waterloo Courier, Jan. 15, 2023.

Vanessa Miller, “Northern Iowa professor back online, still insisting students should mask,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Jan. 13, 2022.

Vanessa Miller, “Students of reprimanded UNI professor O’Kane want their money back,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Oct. 7, 2021.

Cleo Krejci, “Northern Iowa professor disciplined for requiring masks allowed to teach online,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, Oct. 7, 2021.

Andrew Wind, “Plan announced to allow University of Northern Iowa professor to teach class,” Waterloo Courier, Oct. 7, 2021.

Vanessa Miller, “UNI students, left without professor, draft statement asking for reversal,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Oct. 6, 2021.

Kate Payne, “Students pen a letter of support for UNI professor sanctioned for requiring masks in class,” Iowa Public Radio, Oct. 5, 2021.

Andrew Wind, “United Faculty files complaint against UNI, regents for professor’s discipline,” Waterloo Courier, Oct. 4, 2021.

Colleen Flaherty, “At an Impasse,” Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 4, 2021.

Vanessa Miller, “Northern Iowa faculty union filing complaint over professor removed for mask mandate,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Oct. 4, 2021.

Cleo Krejci, “UNI professor punished for requiring masks remains defiant: ‘It all boils down to Iowa politics’,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, Oct. 4, 2021.

KWWL, “UNI teachers’ union throws support behind professor disciplined for mask requirement,” Oct. 3, 2021.

Laura Belin, “UNI’s pandering to anti-maskers reaches new depths,” Bleeding Heartland, Oct. 3, 2021.

Steve O’Kane, “Disciplined for Requiring My Students to Wear Masks,” Academe Blog, Oct. 1, 2021.

Vanessa Miller, “University of Northern Iowa students feel they’re being punished with removal of professor,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Oct. 1, 2021.

Kate Hidalgo Bellows, “He Required His Students to Mask Up. Then His University Removed Him From the Classroom.” Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 30, 2021. (requires subscription)

O. Kay Henderson, “UNI disciplines professor for mask mandate in his classes,” Radio Iowa, Sept. 30, 2021.

Vanessa Miller, “UNI professor who mandated masks removed from class, threatened with termination,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Sept. 30, 2021.

Vanessa Miller, “University of Northern Iowa faculty opt for less-combative stance on mask mandates,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Sept. 29, 2021.

Vanessa Miller, “Iowa university faculty threaten to rebuff state mask-mandate prohibition,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Sept. 27, 2021.

Travis Breese, “Grad student union files OSHA complaint against U of I for COVID policies,” KWWL, Sept. 24, 2021.

Michelle Andrews, “Even in red states, colleges gravitate to requiring vaccines and masks,” Salon, Sept. 10, 2021.

Vanessa Miller, “State cites mask-mandate ban in response to UNI workplace-safety complaint,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Aug. 27, 2021.

Nixson Benitez and Caroline Christensen, “United Faculty challenges lack of COVID-19 safety procedures,” Northern Iowan, Aug. 26, 2021.

Colleen Flaherty, “When to Go Remote,” Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 20, 2021.

Kate Payne, “University Faculty Call For Mask, Vaccine Mandates Ahead Of Fall Semester,” Iowa Public Radio, Aug. 18, 2021.

Vanessa Miller, “University faculty ramp up calls for mask, vaccine mandates,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Aug. 17, 2021.

Andrew Wind, “New provost hoping to go ‘back to normal’ as University of Northern Iowa students return amid mask, vaccine concerns,” Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Aug. 15, 2021.

Kelly Hand, “University of Northern Iowa Faculty,” Academe, Winter 2019.