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NIU health insurance cost rises

By Keith Hernandez | April 8, 2014

As the cost of student health insurance is set to rise next year, so are the benefits.The Board of Trustees approved a premium cost increase of $428 for the 2015 fiscal year due to Affordable Care Act mandates for broader coverage and more benefits March...

Frascello ticket sweeps SA

By Carlos Galvez | March 27, 2014

Joe Frascello’s “A Better NIU” ticket took every Student Association executive position following Wednesday’s elections, with Frascello claiming the top spot as president.Frascello tallied 1,343 votes while presidential candidate Randiss Hopkins...

Student Association Presidential Candidates Profiles

March 26, 2013

Daihee Cho Senior accounting major What changes will you make? “First I represent safety, I represent diversity, and I represent Huskie pride. ... I’ve been talking to all the resource centers on the campus... [the] Asian Resource Center, Center for...

Candidates for Student Associations executive branch debate

Candidates for Student Association’s executive branch debate

By Logan Love | March 21, 2013

With the Student Association (SA) executive branch elections next week, candidates spoke out at a two-hour debate Wednesday night. It featured candidates running for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Presidential...

Lt. Gov. talks cost of college with NIU students

By Felix Sarver | November 16, 2012

When it comes to paying for college, Shondell Coleman has to do it all by himself. The junior leadership and management major is a first-generation college student who works a job and gets financial aid and scholarships to help pay for school. He was...

SA executive candidates debate activity fees, campus safety

SA executive candidates debate activity fees, campus safety

By Felix Sarver | March 20, 2012

Huskie spirit, student activity fees and campus safety were three of the issues Student Association executive candidates debated Tuesday. Elections Commissioner Jasmine Harvell moderated the debate in the Sky Room at the Holmes Student Center and asked...

Five students receive Forward, Together, Forward Scholarship

Five students receive Forward, Together, Forward Scholarship

By Lauren Dielman | February 13, 2012

Five NIU students were recently named recipients of the Forward, Together Forward Scholarship. The students will each receive a scholarship of $4,000, said Anne Hardy, director of the scholarship office. "Being selected as a Forward, Together Forward...

NIU closes most facilities for Thanksgiving

By Hailey Kurth & Juliana Leprich | November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving break starts Wednesday, which means many students will leave DeKalb for the holiday. With a majority of its population gone, NIU shuts down a lot of its facilities. This may leave some students who decide to stay in DeKalb for the holiday...