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Union president voices concerns at BOT meeting

By David Matz and Allyson Martin | December 2, 2010

DeKAlb- At Thursday morning's Board of Trustees meeting Darlene Seilheimer, union president for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 963 Building Services, voiced her concerns regarding their negotiations with the...

Students, colleagues remember Dorothy Bishop as professor, friend and mentor

By David Matz | November 30, 2010

Imagine for a moment standing in a classroom at Watson Hall late at night. All the other desks have been emptied for hours, except for one seat in the middle of the front row. The seat is taken by a small petite woman sipping on a cup of coffee starring...

Despite controversy, Four Loko still available in DeKalb

By David Matz and Jack Baker | November 28, 2010

College campuses around the country are abuzz about the controversial caffeinated alcoholic drink Four Loko. In a press release dated Nov. 17, the Food and Drug Administration warned four companies that produce caffeinated alcoholic drinks that caffeine...

NIU Police Department will have 14 unarmed security guards. These security personnel will operate as foot-patrol security guards for the NIU campus and in the immediate vicinity where many students live.

Serious crime concerns are not unique to NIU campus

By David Matz, Kyla Gardner, and Alex Fiore | November 17, 2010

In the weeks since the disappearance and murder investigation of NIU freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller, campus safety and security has been a concern for NIU students and the surrounding community. In a letter sent home to parents and family members of...

IFC votes for changes, awards all sports trophies

By David Matz | November 8, 2010

DeKALB | The Interfraternity Council presented the 2009-10 All Sports Award at its Monday night meeting. Phi Sigma Kappa won first place in the IFC All Sports Challenge, a competition between Greek fraternities in intramural sports throughout the year....

Unofficial DeKalb County election results are in

By David Matz | November 2, 2010

All 85 precincts have been counted for DeKalb County with about 51 percent voter turnout. Of 57,102 registered voters, 29,157 ballots were cast, according to the DeKalb County website.Results:CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT(WITH 85 OF 85 PRECINCTS COUNTED)YES...

Roof blown away in high winds

By David Matz | October 27, 2010

No one was reported injured when the roof covering was blown off a residential apartment building at 916 Greenbrier Road Wednesday evening. "It appears the high winds took a toll on the roof coating," said Jim Zarek, DeKalb Fire Department Battalion Chief....

Student groups react to investigation reclassification

By David Matz and Matt Liparota | October 24, 2010

The news of Antinette "Toni" Keller's missing persons case being reclassified as a death investigation has hit the hearts and minds of NIU's student groups on campus. "There seems to be a really dark cloud hanging over DeKalb," said Latasha Bennett, the...

Huskies United members (from left) Liz Yee, Danielle Bowen and Melissa Idstein work on making ribbons to raise awareness of missing student Antinette Keller Thursday night in the Holmes Student Center. Huskies United members, students, and others made cards and fliers as well as ribbons to help the cause.

Huskies United finds ways to help spread word of missing student

By David Matz | October 21, 2010

Students and residents came together Thursday night in the Holmes Student Center to help spread the word about Antinette "Toni" Keller by making ribbons and cards for Keller's family. "We are just trying to spread the word and stay as positive as possible,"...

Professor creates webcast for Campus Sustainability Day

By David Matz | October 19, 2010

Wednesday marks the eighth annual Campus Sustainability Day. In order for students and faculty to learn more about creating a campus with less of a carbon footprint and becoming more sustainable, David Goldblum, assistant professor of geography, has scheduled...

Members of Phi Sigma Kappa participate in the Spring 2010 Tugs event. A Monday night IFC meeting determined that IFC-recognized house teams cannot exceed more than 120 members and no more than two houses can form one tugs team.

IFC makes tugs rule changes

By David Matz | October 18, 2010

At the weekly Interfraternity Council (IFC) meeting on Monday, the council deliberated and voted on a selection of rules to add to the council's bylaws regarding the IFC Tugs competition. Representatives from IFC-recognized fraternities voted on rules...

Displayed is the NIU Police and Public Safety Department official flyer regarding missing NIU student Antinette Keller.

NIU Police finished with area search for missing student

By John Bachmann, Alex Fiore, and David Matz | October 18, 2010

UPDATE 2:24 p.m.: Local officals and members of the community began meeting today at 2 p.m. in the Stevenson Hall Multi-Purpose Room to discuss public options for those who want to assist in the search for missing NIU student Antinette "Toni" Keller....