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Group protests JLS’s criticizing U.S. Govt.

Gretchyn Lenger

February 20, 1987

campus editor A group of demonstrators calling themselves "Students For America" gathered in the Martin Luther King Memorial Commons Wednesday night to protest the John Lennon Society. NIU history instructor and graduate student Michael Hickey said he saw about 12 people wash the JLS's chalk-written adver...

Burglaries plague local businesses

M. Michelle Byrne

February 20, 1987

Broken windows and pried open cash registers were the trademarks of four burglaries to West Lincoln Highway businesses late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. DeKalb Police Detective Jim Kayes said the burglaries were probably all committed by the same person. All the burglaries involved breakin...

Hospital meets outpatients’ needs

Lynn Hammarstrom

February 20, 1987

DeKalb County will open its first Day Surgery Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital Sunday with an official "gauze cutting" ceremony and open house. The center, which occupies over 2,100 square feet of space within the hospital, includes several operating rooms, a recovery room and a regional inductio...

More credit due

February 20, 1987

I‘d like to correct the impression created by Wednesday's story on Jesse Jackson's visit to NIU. When I was interviewed about Jesse Jackson, the reporter asked me how Rev. Jackson was approached and asked to speak at NIU. What I told the reporter, which was omitted from the story, was that Howard Brook...

Program offers help to handicapped students

Ginger Riehle

February 20, 1987

Cooking and reading sound like simple tasks to NIU students, but many handicapped students need help, which they can receive through NIU's Services for Handicapped Students. "Students can go around in a wheelchair, as a game, knowing they can get up or they can pretend to be blind, knowing they can o...

Sexist term in catalog causes debate

Suzanne Tomse

February 20, 1987

Eliminating the use of sexist language in the NIU Undergraduate catalog was one of the goals discussed at the Council on Instruction's Thursday meeting. Continuing a process started in 1985 to change all the sexist terms in the catalog, the council wants to change the word "statesman" in the Political ...

Possible fee hikes total $16.32

Paul Wagner

February 20, 1987

NIU Students will have to pay an additional $16.32 in fees if Thursday's recommendations to the President's Fee Study Committee are approved. The recommended increases in four fees totaling $16.32 per semester will be sent to NIU President John LaTourette for review before going to the Board of Rege...

Star wars useless

February 20, 1987

In response to Mike Murvihill's letter about Star Wars (Feb. 9), I would first like to say I find it hard to believe we could build the whole Star Wars system for $30 billion to $60 billion when we have just recently spent $26 billion on Star Wars research alone, without a working system yet being produce...

Women’s athletics joins league

Jeff Kirik

February 19, 1987

The NIU women's athletic program officially gained membership to the North Star Conference Wednesday after the Athletic Board voted to accept a formal invitation from the league. As a result, NIU will join Notre Dame, DePaul, Marquette, Dayton and Valparaiso in its affiliation with the conference. The d...

Colleges seek end to abuse

Tom Omiatek

February 19, 1987

epresentatives from junior colleges and universities from all areas of the state attempted to formulate solutions to student drug abuse last week at a conference on illegal drugs. The two-day conference, held at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana on Tuesday, and at the College of DuPage in Glen...

Group cites Byron ‘violations’

David Johnston

February 19, 1987

Commonwealth Edison's Byron Nuclear station was given the go-ahead to operate at full power Jan. 30, although an environmental group claims widespread safety and procedural violations existed at the plant. The Sinnissippi Alliance for the Environment, whose Rock River headquarters are in Rockford Ill....

Athletics’ fee hikes discussed

Paul Wagner

February 18, 1987

A proposed $6 increase in student athletic fees could wipe out the athletic department's $370,000 deficit within the next two fiscal years. The proposed increase was discussed but not approved at Thursday's President's Fee Study Committee meeting. A decision on the fee hike is expected to come at Thursday's m...