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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives the public the right to access certain records from any federal or state agency

What is ‘FOIA’?

By Eddie Drinkwine | October 6, 2022

DeKALB – It’s common to hear a journalist say they’re going to ‘FOIA’ something. But what does ‘FOIA-ing’ something mean? The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives the public the right to access certain records from any federal...

Science on a Sphere exhibit will be displayed in Founders Memorial Library until March 25. The purpose of the exhibit is to educate students on issues such as climate change.

‘Science on Sphere’ creates interactive learning display

By Ellie Craighead, News Reporter | March 21, 2022
NIU's Library is hosting a science exhibit to teach topics such as climate change, history and geography.
Terrance Gray’s contribution, American Gothic_Breaking Ground done with Gouache on Rives paper.

Art exhibit showcases the history of race relations in DeKalb

By Gabriel Fiorini | December 20, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County History Center and the Ellwood House Museum have collaborated on a virtual exhibit entitled “Arts in Action,” investigating the history of race relations in DeKalb County through the artwork of nine visual artists and...

Anniversary exhibit displays ‘Huskie identity’

By Dan Doren | February 6, 2020

DeKALB — The NIU community will get to view the 125-year history of the university at the recently unveiled “Becoming Huskies” exhibition through December as part of the university’s year-long celebration.The opening reception for “Becoming...

Attendees of the Southeast Asia Lecture Series gathered in the Campus Life Building for Thai food and a featured speaker Friday.

Lecture series explores different Southeast Asian cultures

By Taher Zeitoun | October 31, 2018

Eric Jones, director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, addressed participants of the Southeast Asia Lecture Series during the Oct. 19 lecture in the Campus Life Building.

Chicago Cubs Jon Lester is doused as players celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, today in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.

Cubs secure pennant

By Tom Burton | October 24, 2016

CHICAGO | Thousands of longtime, loyal Chicago Cubs fans packed the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, and even more crowded the streets of Wrigleyville, to witness a piece of history Saturday night. The Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in...

‘Not About Nightingales’ comes to School of Theatre and Dance

By Sarah Contreras | February 19, 2013

A famed playwright, a missing play, a beautiful actress on a mission and a story too good to believe--these elements are behind the School of Theatre and Dance’s newest production, “Not About Nightingales.” The fifth production in the School of...

BSU’s holds African Fest in honor of Black Heritage Month

By Kelly Marshall | February 3, 2013

Black Heritage Month will observe the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this year, and NIU has several celebratory events planned out. Hosted by the Black Student Union...

Street names hold deep history

Street names hold deep history

By Hayley Devitt | January 13, 2013

Who is Annie Glidden, anyway? You know, of Annie Glidden Road? What about Lucinda? Ever since moving to DeKalb to attend NIU, I have wondered who these two women were and why they were important enough to have busy streets named after them. I say this...

Students, professors have mixed feelings on what final exams should contain

By Felix Sarver | December 4, 2011

Finals week has arrived and with it a variety of examinations that students must take. Depending on the class or the professor, students take multiple choice tests, write in-class and take home essays or participate in other activities. Anthony Ruelli,...

Hope Haven takes measures to prevent resident-to-resident violence

By Kelly Bauer | November 30, 2011

Violence is seldom seen at Hope Haven, according to the shelter's executive director, Lesly Wicks. Those who wish to come to Hope Haven, 1145 Rushmoore Drive, must first go through an "intake process" where their history - criminal and otherwise - is...

Local Church raises funds for Tanzania

By Zachary Brictson | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Baroque-era music filled the sanctuary of the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday as part of an effort to raise money for schools in Tanzania. The fundraiser was part of Tanzania Development Support's mission to construct a...