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An escalator sits still in Founders Memorial Library. The escalators have been shut down for the last six months due to an underground power failure and possible mechanical issues. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

What’s up with: Founders Memorial Library escalators

By Kayla Martin, News Reporter | March 28, 2024

DeKALB – The Founders Memorial Library escalators are turned off to prevent further mechanical damage and will not be inspected for specific breakage points until summer.  For the past six months, the escalators have been shut down due to an underground...

The Alebrije Mykel, a toad, butterfly and alien chimera stands above library-goers on the first floor of Founders Memorial Library. Twenty-two pieces from the “Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World” will be showcased in the Founders Memorial Library until Nov. 8. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

Mexican folkloric creatures, “Alebrijes,” roam the library

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 28, 2024

DeKALB – Mythical spirit animals are giving library-goers a scare, but unlike Disney’s “Coco,” nobody has to go to the Land of the Dead to find them. Colorful creatures called “Alebrijes” have found a home among the rows and floors of the...

Pass/Fail: Professor simplifies physics for all students, employees don’t need annual ethics training

By Jeanette Fritz | October 16, 2013

Pass: Professor simplifies physics for all studentsProfessor David Hedin broke down physics for the everyday Joe Tuesday in the Founders Memorial Library.Instead of explaining multiple universes like Sheldon would on the Big Bang Theory and rambling off...

A student walks into the Holmes Student Center from the MLK Commons during the blizzard conditions Monday night.

NIU closes all campus locations due to blizzard

By Allyson Martin and Alex Fiore | February 1, 2011

DeKALB | Stay indoors, keep warm, and thank the snow for no classes. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for all campus locations Tuesday and will extend through afternoon today. Due to the hazardous conditions, NIU cancelled classes...