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Pass/Fail: 3-day break offers time for reflection; Weather changes swiftly, hectically

November 24, 2014

Pass: 3-day break offers time for reflectionNIU gives students and employees three days in addition to the weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving.Thanksgiving break is long enough for students, faculty and...

Pass/Fail: NIU offers help for going smoke-free; Students skip classes at end of semester

November 16, 2014

Pass: NIU offers help for going smoke-freeThough the Smoke-Free Campus Act won’t be in effect until July 1, a task force is compiling resources to help community members end their smoking habits.NIU...

Cold keeping blood donors away

Freshman sociology major Jacklyn Wimmer donates blood during a blood drive hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Monday in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room. With blood banks being low due to cold weather and lack of awareness, the Heartland Blood Center is in need of blood donors.
February 27, 2014

Multiple blood drives have been held at NIU recently, but only a small amount of students are showing up to donate.With blood banks being dangerously low due to cold weather and lack of awareness, the...

Warm weather headed to Ill.

A plow clears snow from the sidewalk between Adams and Williston halls during Monday’s heavy snowfall. The temperature is expected to increase within the next couple of days.
February 17, 2014

Frigid temperatures and heavy snowfalls may come to an end as weather forecasts show a rise in temperature this week.NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said the 4 inches of snow Monday had essentially...

Add layers to your winter wardrobe

February 5, 2013

It may be hard to dress up for the cold, but that shouldn’t stop you from embracing your style. It is all about layers upon layers during this cold time of the year. Having that extra motivation to dress...

Weather not only factor in campus crime rates

March 27, 2012

During warm weather, less students are inside, which could decrease the chances of criminal infractions occurring, said NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith. “When it’s cold outside, students tend to come inside...

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