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It can be difficult to understand and fight against inflation. Heres a breakdown of the issue as well as resources for NIU students.

College students vs. inflation: What to know, steps to take

By Joey Trella, Opinion Editor | August 20, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been adjusted to reflect the fact that tuition at NIU has not increased. The previous version of this article was ambiguous about NIU's tuition rate, which might have been misleading. DeKALB — Inflation has been affecting...

Nadia Ramos, freshman medical laboratory science major, studies using flashcards Oct. 14 in the Founders Memorial Library Cafe. 

Durbin: Bill could lower textbook costs

By Keith Hernandez | October 15, 2015

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) reintroduced a bill last week that could save higher education students millions of dollars in textbook costs.The Affordable College Textbook Act would encourage universities to support pilot programs that create digital...

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks to business students Aug. 29 in Barsema Hall. Rauner gave advice on investing in start-up businesses and discussed how he will use his experience in venture capitalism to promote job growth in Illinois if elected in November. My favorite people in the world are entrepreneurs, Rauner said. They take risks, take a lot of grief. They have to be lucky, but they also have to be smart and good and tough, and it’s all about team building.

Ill. Community College System’s 50th anniversary met with enrollment, funding troubles

By Alexander Chettiath | September 24, 2015

It is the year of the community college, according a declaration by Gov. Bruce Rauner in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Illinois Community College System, which includes Kishwaukee Community College.On average, 63 percent of Kishwaukee’s transfer...