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Lincoln Hall sits in front of New Hall and will be torn down to be turned into a Health Informatics Technology Center.

NIU says no to vet group housing

By Alexander Chettiath | June 29, 2015

NIU has declined Save-A-Vet’s proposal to renovate Lincoln Hall, a project that would have provided housing for disabled veterans and canines.Save-A-Vet, created by Danny Scheurer, Marine and Army veteran, rescues retired military and service dogs from...

Group requests Lincoln Hall for vet housing

By Alexander Chettiath | June 15, 2015

A military veteran organization is seeking to use Lincoln Hall as a living facility for disabled veterans attending NIU and retired military and police dogs that would otherwise be put down.Save-A-Vet, a group that rescues retired military, police and...

NIU food truck to open Saturday

By Alexander Chettiath | April 9, 2015

The DogHouse, an alumni-owned food truck, will debut Saturday at the Huskie Bowl and Communiversity Block Party.The DogHouse is operated by alumni Keith Otis, Elliot Echols and Jordan Delegal. They plan to move to a student-operated food truck as their...

Tuition waiver’s repeal opposed by Baker, NIU

By Alexander Chettiath | April 6, 2015

Geography professor David Changnon said a 50 percent tuition waiver, which is at risk of being repealed, influenced his children’s decision to go to Illinois universities.Changnon has worked at NIU since 1992. His children attend Illinois State University...

Duck Soup Coop to close due to $60K debt

By Alexander Chettiath | March 30, 2015

Duck Soup Coop, a cooperatively owned food market, will close due to being $60,000 in debt and the members’ belief that the business was not economically feasible.The $60,000 included debt to vendors who would no longer fill orders, leaving the store...

Sadie Lang, 4, of Sycamore, plays at the sand table Friday at Campus Child Care. The center “predominately” serves student families, said Christine Kipp, director of NIU Campus Child Care.

Illinois childcare providers at risk of shutdown due to $300 million shortfall

By Alexander Chettiath | March 2, 2015

Valarie Redmond, graduate counseling student and single mother, said she doesn’t know what she’ll do if childcare providers in DeKalb County close due to a budget shortfall.Redmond is one of at least 200 NIU students using the Department of Human...

Brett Williams, Student Association director of Mass Transit, facilitates the SA’s first open forum for student input on the Huskie Bus Line Wednesday in The Campus Life Building, Room 180. Students and members of the SA discussed adding and subtracting buses, extending bus line times and adding bus routes.

Focus group allows student input on buses

By Alexander Chettiath | February 12, 2015

Students proposed bus routes in the first student-centered focus group about the Huskie Line Wednesday.The focus group is the first of several the Student Association will host as it looks for input on changes to the Huskie Bus Line. A point of the change...