The Northern Iowan is the newspaper of The University of Northern Iowa.[1][2] It is published semi-weekly,[3] on Monday and Thursday and distributed around campus free of charge.[4] The paper publishes articles on campus news and events, the university's sports programs, and student opinion pieces. The name of the paper has changed over the years. It was called the Students Offering from 1888–1889, the Normal Eye from 1892–1911, the College Eye from 1911–1967, and the Northern Iowan from 1967–present.

The Northern Iowan is part of the UWIRE wire service.[5]

In 1967 the newspaper was at the center of a public furor over the newspaper's publication of an article by a young English professor, Edward Hoffmans, criticizing the draft and advocating an end to the Vietnam War.[6]



  1. ^ Terry Hudson. "Speakers deserve respect". The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, 4/4/2011.
  2. ^ "Civility, speech at odds on campus". Des Moines Register. 2 May 2016. ProQuest 1785727790.
  3. ^ John F. Ohles, Shirley M. Ohles. "Public colleges and universities". Greenwood Press, 1986.
  4. ^ "The Northern Iowan- Information at a Glance". The Northern Iowan YouTube channel, 3/27/2010.
  5. ^ Zach Thompson. "Iowa State Daily apologizes for article theft, copyright infringement". Archived 2012-03-15 at the Wayback Machine The Northern Iowan, 4/22/2010.
  6. ^ "The Tenth Alexander Meiklejohn Award." AAUP Bulletin 54, no. 2 (1968): 251-55.
  7. ^ a b Given High Rating, The Independent (Hawaren, Iowa) May 4, 1933, page 5, accessed March 30, 2017 at
  8. ^ Three Trophies Awarded Cosmos at Press Confab, The Coe College Cosmos (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) May 4, 1933, page 1, accessed March 30, 2017 at
  9. ^ O'Bryon is Named State Press Head, The Coe College Cosmos (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) April 23, 1936, page 1, accessed March 30, 2017 at
  10. ^ Cosmos Awarded Prize for Makeup, the Coe College Cosmos (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) April 22, 1937, page 1, accessed March 30, 2017 at
  11. ^ All-American Honor Rating Given College Paper at I.S.T.C., The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) April 23, 1940, page 16, accessed March 30, 2017 at
  12. ^ College Eye at TC Rated All-American, The Mount Pleasant News (Mount Pleasant, Iowa) October 12, 1949, page 15, accessed March 30, 2017 at
  13. ^ Northern Iowan wins 5-star honor, The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) Sunday, October 3, 1982, Page 12