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40Tude: Students engage with businesses, nonprofits

By Abby Byer | April 26, 2022
40TUDE is a partnership with the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development and business and nonprofits in the community.
Emma Grace  Redmond-Mattucci poses in front of Swen Parson Hall. The College of Law is located in Swen Parson Hall.

NIU student studies towards undergraduate degree while in law school

By Jaylen Conwell, News Reporter | January 21, 2022

DeKALB — The Northern Illinois University community is made up of a diverse, hard working student group with a variety of interests. Emma Grace Redmond-Mattucci has used the university's resources to study her own. Redmond-Mattucci is currently a...

Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

By ANITA SNOW | February 24, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a largely Latino Phoenix neighborhood to...

Dow drops more than 1,000 as outbreak threatens the economy

By ALEX VEIGA and DAMIAN J. TROISE | February 24, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 1,000 points as the spread of the new coronavirus threatened wider damage to the global economy. The drop was the worst for the index in two years and wiped out its gains so far in 2020. Nervous investors...

The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the...

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS | February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and was led off to prison in handcuffs, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.The 67-year-old...

US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

By GENE JOHNSON | February 24, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld Trump administration rules that bar health care providers in the federal family planning program for low-income women from referring patients for abortions.The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...

Italy tries to contain virus as isolated towns hunker down

By PAOLO SANTALUCIA, GIADA ZAMPANO, and NICOLE WINFIELD | February 24, 2020

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday and residents stocked up on food as the country became the focal point of the outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread.Croatia, Hungary...

Supreme Court hears battle over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By DENISE LAVOIE | February 24, 2020

The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to remove an obstacle to construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, with a majority of justices expressing skepticism about a lower court ruling that tossed out a key permit needed for the natural gas pipeline...

White House readying emergency coronavirus budget request

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is readying an urgent budget request to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak whose rapid spread is spooking financial markets and restricting international travel.The request is still being developed but is likely...

The Latest: Protesters hound Buttigieg on minimum wage

February 24, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local):2:55 p.m.Pete Buttigieg has been hounded by protesters during a march with McDonald’s workers in Charleston, South Carolina, who are striking for a $15 minimum...

Costs, delays scuttle 124-mile Constitution Pipeline project

By MARY ESCH | February 24, 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The nearly $1 billion Constitution Pipeline project, which had been designed to take natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to metropolitan New York and New England, has been abandoned after years of legal regulatory challenges...