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Huskie Line bus sits outside of Holmes Student Center. Busses no longer require masks.

Students react to masks no longer being required on busses

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | May 7, 2022
NIU students have mixed reactions regarding no longer being required to wear a mask on Huskie Line or Greyhound busses.
Blackboard lets students see how their grades compare to their classmates.

Blackboard’s new feature lets students see grade average in classes

By Parker Otto, Columnist | May 3, 2022
Blackboard offers a new pie graph option under the Grades page to let students see how their grades compare to their classmates.
After Andrea Harden, a graduate student, lost her son and saw how many lives he saved, she has become an avid leader in encouraging people to become organ donors.

Graduate student encourages people to become organ donors

By Abby Byer, News Reporter | May 2, 2022
Andrea Harden, a graduate student, encourages everyone to become an organ donor after she saw the loss of her son save so many other lives.
The Huskie Closet offers free clothes for students. The closet is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays in Chick Evans Field House Room 102.

Huskie Closet offers free clothes for students

By Joey Trella, News Reporter | May 2, 2022
Huskie Closet in the Chick Evans Field House allows students to pick free clothes and offers volunteer opportunities.
Tim Thomas picks up trash at the corner before crossing with the group.

Students clean up DeKalb during NIU Cares

By Joey Trella, News Reporter | May 2, 2022
NIU students and DeKalb organizations went around cleaning up campus and surrounding areas on April 29 for NIU Cares Day.
Stephanie Gorecki received her masters of business from NIU and is now listed on Crains Chicago Business 40 Under 40 List.

Alumna listed on Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 List

By Abby Byer, News Reporter | May 1, 2022
Stephanie Gorecki attended NIU from 2007-2010 to earn her master's of business and is now honored as a leader in the business field.
A Northern Illinois University motorcoach bus traveling.

NIU to discontinue motorcoach bus system

By Parker Otto, Columnist | April 28, 2022
NIU will retire its motorcoach busses and begin outsourcing for their transportation needs due to lack of drivers available.

40Tude: Students engage with businesses, nonprofits

By Abby Byer, News Reporter | April 26, 2022
40TUDE is a partnership with the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development and business and nonprofits in the community.
NIU bus driver waits at the bus stop on University Circle. NIU public transit, which includes the Huskie Line busses will no longer require masks.

DeKalb public transit drops mask mandate

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | April 24, 2022
Huskie Line and Greyhound bus passengers will no longer be required to wear a mask following the updated federal mandate.
Junior Karli Waldrep picks up her prizes at the Northern Star.

NIU student wins Northern Star treasure hunt

By Brionna Belcher and Jordan Radloff | April 22, 2022

Just three days after the Northern Star’s treasure hunt began, the treasure hunt paperweight was found by junior physical education major Karli Waldrep outside of the Jack Arends Building.  It took Waldrep about an hour and a half over the span...

The deadline to take the IDEA survey is April 29. Students and faculty can find the survey by searching Viewfinder Campus Climate Surveys in their email.

Division of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion survey to improve campus life

By Parker Otto, Columnist | April 21, 2022
The Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Access survey asks students and employees about how they feel NIU treats them through several lenses.
An NIU police car parked on campus. NIU Police Chief Darren Mitchell is set to create a 3 year strategic plan.

Future NIU Police strategic plan to set modern-day policing criteria

By Abby Byer, News Reporter | April 18, 2022
Though not drafted yet, NIU Police Chief wants to create a strategic plan that will benefit the police force and community.
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