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Shutdown puts Antarctic trip at risk

By Keisha Howerth | October 15, 2013

The government shutdown has jeopardized the upcoming field season for the U.S. Antarctic Program, where geology professors Ross Powell and Reed Scherer were scheduled to lead a research expedition with two doctorate students.The research project is funded...

A female ROTC cadet crouches during a ROTC field exercise.

No ROTC spending during shutdown

By James Green | October 7, 2013

NIU’s Reserve Officers Training Corps has not seen drastic challenges yet, but may face complications as the government shutdown continues.The shutdown entered its second week Monday with negotiations for a resolution ongoing. While students may not...

Pass/Fail: Kids help clean trash on streets in Sycamore, Government shutting down closes Ill. parks

By Danny Cozzi | October 6, 2013

Pass: Kids help clean trash on Sycamore streetsMore than 150 kids from Sycamore and surrounding areas helped pick up litter Saturday, according to the Daily Chronicle.Kids Work Day, organized with the help of Sycamore High School Key Club, took place...

Government studown could hurt finances, job market for students

Government studown could hurt finances, job market for students

By Kelly Bauer & Anthony Szudarski | October 2, 2013

A government shutdown may not have an immediate impact on students, but it could affect them as it continues.The government’s failure to meet a budget deadline Monday night meant some departments would not be funded and hundreds of thousands of federal...

Obama signs bill, staving off shutdown

By Danny Ciamprone | April 10, 2011

The nation breathed a sigh of relief late Friday night as members of Congress and the president announced they came to a decision on the budget. If a shutdown had occurred, it could have caused 800,000 federal employees to be furloughed. They would even...

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