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Fareed Haque playing Charango in his office at the NIU Music Building on Tuesday 5/1

NIU gem to walk new path

By Batul Cutlerywala | May 3, 2018

Fareed Haque playing Charango in his office at the NIU Music Building on Tuesday 5/1

Speech policy earns red light rating

By Batul Cutlerywala | April 19, 2018

DeKALB — NIU received a red light rating for Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures for employees and students from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.NIU has received an overall red light rating for free speech...

Students react to a six-part documentary series about Kalief Browder

By Batul Cutlerywala | February 5, 2018

DeKALB — The Center for Black Studies and the Latino Resource Center began Black History Month Tuesday with a documentary series about the Kalief Browder Story.The documentary series is an ongoing event that explores concerns about mass incarceration,...

Circles and Ciphers brings students together

Circles and Ciphers brings students together

By Batul Cutlerywala | January 21, 2018

DEkALB | Circles and Ciphers, a restorative justice group, visited campus and used hip hop to spread awareness about social justice issues.A large crowd of different backgrounds were in attendance Wednesday to show unity for a planned event to honor Rev....

NIU President Lisa Freeman speaks during a Board of Trustee meeting Dec. 11, 2017.

Board approves fee reductions, freezes tuition

By Batul Cutlerywala | December 11, 2017

Acting President Lisa Freeman speaks during a Board of Trustee meeting Thursday. The Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee voted to freeze student tuition.