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Victor E. Huskie rides a Huskie Pup at the Communiversity Block Party on April 13 outside Huskie Stadium.

Huskie Pups make spring return

By Augustin Zehnder | April 13, 2015

Correction: This article said the golf cart-sized Huskie Pups bought by the Alumni Association are larger than the old Huskie Pups. They are actually smaller than the older Huskie Pups.The Huskie Pups are scheduled to return today with an expanded route...

Petition calls for Black Studies awareness

Petition calls for Black Studies awareness

By Alex LaBee | April 8, 2015

Correction: A cutline for a photo that accompanied this story said Kendra Fleshman is a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, but Fleshman is not a member of the sorority.A petition at the Center for Black Studies is calling for university administrators...

Brett Williams, former Student Association director of Mass Transit, facilitates a focus group on the HuskieLine on Feb. 23 in the Campus Life Building. A new tracking system may debut next semester at the earliest, said Rob Jusino, Student Association director of Mass Transit.

3R, 3L routes coming back to Huskie Bus Line

By Augustin Zehnder | March 26, 2015

The HUSKIELINE will split the 4 route back into the 3R and 3L routes after complaints of overcrowding at a Tuesday focus group.Brett Williams, Student Association director of Mass Transit, opened the focus group by asking students what they found “annoying”...

Student Association gets more input in NIUs program prioritization

Student Association gets more input in NIU’s program prioritization

By Augustin Zehnder | February 23, 2015

Administrators have agreed to allow for more student participation in program prioritization committees after pushback from the Student Association.An SA Senate resolution that had its first reading Feb. 15 stated the SA’s “diminishing faith in the...

Ben Donovan, Student Association director of Governmental Affairs, talks to senators at a Jan. 25 SA Senate meeting about a proposal to lower DeKalb’s bar entry age from 21 to 20. Donovan said the SA will give a statement about the idea at today’s City Council meeting.

Student Association wants role in program prioritization

By Augustin Zehnder | February 16, 2015

The Student Association Senate criticized the exclusion of student input in program prioritization and the shared governance process in a resolution’s first reading Sunday.The resolution, authored by Ben Donovan, SA director of Governmental Affairs,...

Sophomore kinesiology major Mitchell Rodriguez waits for the No. 11 weekend break circle route bus on Blackhawk Road Sunday. Huskie Bus Line routes will be revamped with input from students who will participate in focus groups. New routes will be introduced in the fall.

Huskie Line faces route, design revamp

By Augustin Zehnder | February 9, 2015

The Huskie Bus Line will see widespread changes involving student input on routes and possible student-created designs for the buses.The changes are being implemented as part of the Student Association’s spring strategic plan, which focuses on experience,...