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Pete Fraser, senior communications major and commuter student,
gets into his Jeep in the parking lot by DuSable to head home
Thursday afternoon.

Winter weather tough on commuter students

By Hailey Kurth | January 29, 2012

Allison East, freshman special education major, commutes 45 minutes to DeKalb to attend her classes.To save money, East said she opted out of living on campus; instead she departs from Naperville at 7 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and stays on campus...

Angela Dreessen is the subject after controversy after the director of student involvement and leadership development sent a group of NIU Cares Day volunteers to paint her house.

Dreessen: ‘poor judgment’ to have students paint her home

By Matt Liparota | May 9, 2011

DeKALB | Angela Dreessen, an NIU director who oversees NIU Cares Day, said it was “poor judgment” to have students paint her home, 918 Dawn Court, during last year’s event. Dreessen is the director of the department of Student Involvement and Leadership...

Angela Dreessen is the subject after controversy after the director of student involvement and leadership development sent a group of NIU Cares Day volunteers to paint her house.

Editorial: Dreessen deserves to be reprimanded

By The Editorial Board | May 8, 2011

People expect a lot from their leaders. People, understandably, demand even more from leaders who are tasked with teaching people how to lead. These expectations make it all the more disappointing when a leader really drops the ball. On Saturday, the...

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