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Fitness-themed living to open

Students study on Sunday in the New Residence Hall West cluster 207 . Currently, only incoming freshman can choose to live in the new community for the fall 2017 semester. 

Clarissa Hinshaw

April 10, 2017

A living-learning community is opening up in the fall 2017 semester for students who enjoy fitness and crave adventure.The Sport, Recreation and Wellness Community will be located on the ninth floor of the Stevenson Residence Hall A Tower. There are 15 bed spaces available, according to the Housing an...

City holds mayoral debate

Clarissa Hinshaw

February 27, 2017

DeKALB — With the April 4 DeKalb consolidated election fast approaching, mayoral candidates participated in an audience-packed debate where they discussed issues, including local immigration policy.The debate, which was held 6:30 Thursday at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St., featur...

Hearing set for justice nominee

Clarissa Hinshaw

February 23, 2017

DeKALB — As his confirmation hearings approach, students have developed opinions about President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.Gorsuch was nominated to the Supreme Court by Trump Jan. 31. Confirmation hearings will begin March 20. The Supreme Court is the final hearing for m...

Students fear Trump’s LGBTQ policy

Students fear Trump’s LGBTQ policy

Associated Press

February 16, 2017

DeKALB — Students and faculty members had mixed reactions Feb. 5 when Vice President Mike Pence endorsed President Donald Trump’s vow to maintain LGBTQ-related executive orders.Trump announced Jan. 31 that he would not undo former President Barack Obama’s executive orders on LGBTQ protection th...

Panel held about travel ban

Senior biology major Afreen Varsi discusses the former travel ban enforced by President Donald Trump.

Clarissa Hinshaw

February 16, 2017

DeKALB — The Muslim Student Association held the NIU Green-Out Wednesday in which a panel discussed how the travel ban affects Muslim and international students.On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel for immigrants from Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Libya and...

Officials expect grant funding

Clarissa Hinshaw

February 2, 2017

DeKALB — NIU leaders are looking at ways to help students if state lawmakers don’t fund Monetary Award Program Grants, although NIU leaders are confident funding will be passed.For the second year in a row, Illinois is starting a new year without a budget. This pattern has continued and is the l...

Racism discussed in speech

Clarissa Hinshaw

January 19, 2017

­DeKALB —Former teacher Jane Elliot spoke to NIU community members in hopes of educating them about racism, just as she did in her famous 1960s classroom exercise.Elliott conducted the study following the death of Martin Luther king Jr. in order to illustrate the effects of racism. This study, wh...

Obama’s final speech instills ideas of change

Clarissa Hinshaw

January 18, 2017

DeKALB — With President Barack Obama’s term coming to an end, students and faculty interested in leadership and activism are paying attention to his final words.Obama delivered his farewell address at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The speech has been a tradition carried out by pre...

Students seek presidential candidate alternatives

Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson delivers remarks at Liberty University Oct. 17 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Clarissa Hinshaw

October 24, 2016

DeKALB | Students are considering third-party options for presidency because of their dislike for the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is conservative in economic policy and with the constitution. However, he is liberal on most social ...