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Missing ceiling tiles and visible water damage in Reavis Hall, Room 311. Reportedly, tiles have fallen from the ceiling as a result of the damage to the roof. English Department Chair Amy Levin said she was worried about how mold from the roof damage may affect peoples health.

Reavis Hall to undergo emergency repairs

By Felix Sarver | September 26, 2012

After exceeding its expected 20-year lifespan and withstanding a year-long delay, the roof of Reavis Hall may be repaired Friday. The roof of Reavis Hall was installed in 1985, said Paul Palian, director of media and public relations. Roof replacement...

Top five movies about America

By Sarah Contreras | November 10, 2011

In writing about American movies in honor of Veterans Day, I didn't just want to make a list that consisted of the powerhouses of American Cinema or of movies solely about American triumph. I decided to choose movies that, during my limited lifetime,...

Shelter, food pantry see rise in dependants

By Kelly Bauer | October 31, 2011

While a stagnant economy is not the only cause of homelessness, it plays a role in the rise of displaced individuals and families, said Michael Newman, Hope Haven emergency shelter coordinator.Newman said people at Hope Haven have also become homeless...

Photojournalist Chris Birks

NIU alumnus speaks on photojournalism Friday

By Lauren Dielman | October 24, 2011

Photojournalism plays a large role in shaping public opinion, NIU alumnus Chris Birks said during a speech Friday in DuSable Hall. Birks earned a master's degree in communication from NIU and currently teaches in Benedictine's University's Department...