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A man lights a candle which forms a peace sign during a candlelight vigil for the Paris attacks Wednesday in the town square of Molenbeek, Belgium. After a Wednesday morning raid in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, authorities could not immediately confirm whether Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian Islamic State militant, was killed or arrested. Both Abaaoud and the Abdeslam brothers, that also participated in the attacks, grew up in the same neighborhood of Molenbeek. 

Students to hold vigil for terror attack victims

By Northern Star staff | November 18, 2015

NIU students will hold a candle light vigil Thursday for the victims of recent terror attacks in several countries.More than 300 people have died in terror attacks this year in Beirut, Kenya and France, the latter of which occurred Friday. Anne Seitzinger,...

Ebola fears may delay Sierra Leone study trip

By Caleb Lawrence | October 29, 2014

The spread of Ebola in West Africa may delay a study abroad trip to Sierra Leone, with a decision on the trip’s fate to be made in mid-November.In March, doctors from the World Health Organization reported an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea. From...

History’s Foundation: Williston Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 22, 2012

During the early 1900s, this building was for ladies only. Shevawn Eaton, director of Access to Courses and Careers through Educational Support Services (ACCESS), said Williston Hall was the first women’s residence hall and was dedicated to the university’s...

Katie Gauthier, program coordinator for NIU administered study abroad programs, helps Alecia Eschenbrenner sign forms in preparation for a study abroad program.

Students should take care to safely study abroad

By Mary Diamond | March 20, 2012

Students should begin planning their trips well in advance and take advantage of online resources available for traveling safely, according to the Study Abroad office website. Students interested in studying abroad this summer have until April 16 to apply...

NIU Study Abroad Office: No NIU students are currently in Egypt

By Kim Skibinski | January 31, 2011

DeKALB | As protests in Egypt reach the one week mark, the Study Abroad office reported that no NIU students are in the country. Anne Seitzinger, Study Abroad office director, said if a country issues a travel warning, some students cannot study abroad...