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Students show mixed reactions to death of former Apple CEO

The Associated Press - Flowers, apples and notes are displayed
in tribute to Steve Jobs outside of an Apple store in Chicago,
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Jobs, the Apple co-founder and former CEO
who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that
transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the
iPod and iPhone, has died. He was 56.

Olivia Willoughby

October 6, 2011

Facebook and Twitter overflowed with numerous "R.I.P. Steve Jobs" statuses and updates in reaction to the Apple co-founder's death Wednesday night."I was on Facebook and I saw everyone's statuses saying ‘R.I.P. Steve Jobs,'" said freshman marketing major Jen Mader.Mader said at first she didn't believe the...

Master the Mainframe

Ross Hettel

October 2, 2011

IBM will host its seventh annual Master the Mainframe programming contest this week and NIU stands poised to continue its winning streak. A mainframe is a large computer - sometimes as large as an entire room - that is responsible for extremely fast data processing. Although extremely popular in the...