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RBGs memorial

The notorious RBG’s life and legacy is a great inspiration

By Danielle Elliott | September 30, 2020

On Sept. 18 I was on a Zoom call when my phone lit up with a notification. It read, “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Gender Equality, Dies At 87.” My heart collapsed. As a woman interested in academia, RBG’s work is why I get to pursue...

With the transition to in-person learning on the horizon, continuing to provide virtual classes will make learning more accessible for students.

Fill in the blank: Best online class platform

The best platform or app for online classes and meetings is... Jack Baudoin: Microsoft Teams During this global pandemic, there are multiple platforms that I have been using to attend class. While they are all good and all attain the same goal,...

5 more students test positive for COVID-19

Temporary in-person class shutdown is a positive move by university

By Danielle Elliott | September 17, 2020

NIU President Lisa Freeman sent out an email Friday to inform students that the university will temporarily be moving undergraduate courses online for two weeks due to the quick rise in students testing positive for COVID-19.  We are now nearly a...

Student organizations wait at tables to get students involved with them at NIUs involvement fair in August 2020.

NIU should have same responsibility as students in stopping virus spread

By Danielle Elliott | August 28, 2020

The Dean of Students office sent out an email Saturday to student organization representatives who were registered to participate in the involvement fair during the weekend. The email was sent as an effort to criticize some of the behaviors of representatives...