Northern Star

Self-defense course helps college women

Erin Kolb

October 30, 2013

Tuesday marked the first of three free self-defense classes for women taught by Rape Aggression Defense-certified instructors from NIU.Course instructor Jennifer Kirker-Priest, director of the Anthropology Museum, said one in five college-aged women is the victim of attempted or completed sexual assau...

Saving research connected to Open Access Week

Hany Abdel

October 24, 2013

With advancements in technology, digital formats are subject to media obsolesce and bit rot, rendering information irretrievable, as an Open Access Week speaker addressed Wednesday.Jaime Schumacher, director of the Digital POWRR Project, said digital copies can be more fragile than archaeological finds ...