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Title

Taking On the System: The Story of the UNI 7

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

An overview of the group of student protestors who performed a sit-in in the home of former University of Northern Iowa president, J.W. Maucker in the Spring of 1970, known as the UNI 7. The presentation goes over the national climate, on-campus events, and primary documents in order to bring context to the event, as well as goes over the timeline of events as a way of bringing clarity to what exactly occured and how the situation was handled. Finally, current campus events are addressed in order to call attention to the ways in which history impacts the present, even on the UNI campus. The purpose of this project was to explore history at UNI using primary sources and documents and place that history into a national narrative as a way of recontextualizing them. Additionally, this project was created as a way of bringing attention to an interesting part of history here at UNI that is not often discussed and learning from it.

Start Date

12-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

12-4-2021 1:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Cheryl Dong

Department

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Comments

This entry was part of the following session of the event:

  • Session title: Historical Perspectives & Creative Performance; Monday, April 12, 2021; 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.; Moderator: Ashleigh Kysar-Moon.

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Taking On the System: The Story of the UNI 7

An overview of the group of student protestors who performed a sit-in in the home of former University of Northern Iowa president, J.W. Maucker in the Spring of 1970, known as the UNI 7. The presentation goes over the national climate, on-campus events, and primary documents in order to bring context to the event, as well as goes over the timeline of events as a way of bringing clarity to what exactly occured and how the situation was handled. Finally, current campus events are addressed in order to call attention to the ways in which history impacts the present, even on the UNI campus. The purpose of this project was to explore history at UNI using primary sources and documents and place that history into a national narrative as a way of recontextualizing them. Additionally, this project was created as a way of bringing attention to an interesting part of history here at UNI that is not often discussed and learning from it.