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Two students, one employee test positive for COVID-19

2 additional students test positive for COVID-19 and one student recovers.
October 7, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Wednesday that two additional students and one employee have tested positive for the coronavirus, and five students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard....

4 more students and one employee test positive for COVID-19

9 additional students test positive for COVID-19, 2 students recover
October 1, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Thursday four additional students and one employee have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Thursday, 61 students and 6 employees...

10 students and one employee test positive for COVID-19

A COVID-19 awareness sign Sept. 2, posted in view of Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
September 28, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Monday 10 students and one more employee have tested positive for COVID-19, and nine students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, 83 students...

Dashboard: 4 more students, 1 employee test positive for COVID-19

2 additional students test positive for COVID-19 and one student recovers.
September 17, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Thursday four additional students and one employee have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Thursday, 40 students and 3 employees...

University quarantine, isolation capacity surpasses 50%

2 students, no employees test positive for COVID-19
September 4, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Friday 20 additional students have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Friday, 69 students and two employees are currently positive...

Greek Life makes adjustments for Fall 2020

An empty beer bottle lies littered on the front lawn of a fraternity house on West Hillcrest Drive in DeKalb
August 6, 2020

DeKALB — Greek life and chapter recruitment will involve more requirements and precautions this year due to COVID-19. Presidents and current members are taking precautions to keep students involved remotely...

Greek life continues from home

Phi Kappa Psi's fraternity house remains empty as a result of NIU holding most of its fall courses online.
June 8, 2020

Because of the pandemic, sororities and fraternities have postponed initiation ceremonies until fall, and continue elections and meetings over video chats. Greek life thrives off human interaction,...

Female leaders take spotlight on campus

Linda Saborio, Faculty Senate president and University Council executive secretary,  speaks during a Wednesday University Council meeting. Saborio is one of the five females who represents a shared governance group. 
December 11, 2017

DeKALB — Representatives of shared governance groups had already been elected by their councils when it was announced acting President Lisa Freeman would take office July 1, making for NIU’s first...

Trustees re-approve Baker’s severance package

December 11, 2017

DeKALB — Several months and a lawsuit later, the Board of Trustees re-voted to approve former President Doug Baker’s severance package.Misty Haji-Sheikh, graduate student at large, filed for an injunction...

Asian American Resource Center to get new site

December 11, 2017

DeKALB — NIU is working to finalize the relocation of the Asian American Resource Center after a call for action by students earlier this year.There is no definite timeline in place, but Chief Diversity...

Panel discusses opioid epidemic

NIU Police commander Joseph Przybyla speaks at a STEM Cafe event Tuesday at Fatty’s Pub and Grill, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, regarding the opioid epidemic impacting the community. 
December 7, 2017

DeKALB — As the opioid epidemic tightens its grips on the surrounding area, a local pub hosted a STEM Cafe panel Tuesday to discuss how to combat its effect.Students and residents packed into a back...

Autism: moving beyond labels

Autism spokesperson Temple Grandin talks about her personal experience with autism during her event, Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds. Grandin spoke Wednesday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom.
December 7, 2017

DeKALB — Famed autism spokesperson Temple Grandin spoke about the relevance of different minds in society and the different ways individuals think and learn on campus Wednesday.As someone with autism...

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