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2020 Election Electoral College map.

International student: The US election process is bizarre

By Monika Merryman | November 30, 2020

As someone who was born and raised in a different country and spent just over half her life in the U.S., once in a while, I can’t help but compare my home country to the country where I live. Looking from the outside in, I recognize there are many similarities...

Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

By MICHAEL MELIA and KANTELE FRANKO | February 6, 2020

As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students.From Europe to Australia...

Man, 19, gravely injured in Los Angeles high-rise fire dies

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER | February 1, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 19-year-old French citizen who was gravely injured when flames tore through a high-rise apartment tower this week died Friday evening at a hospital, authorities said.The Fire Department announced the death but provided no details.The...

Students redefine holidays

By Clarissa Hinshaw | November 21, 2016

Sim Chin, director of the International Student and Faculty Office, discusses how international students can celebrate Thanksgiving even though they are native to other countries.

Pass/Fail: Company speaks on reviewing hires; Visas stop some from getting jobs

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | October 23, 2014

Pass: Company speaks on reviewing hiresMembers of Baxter International Inc. presented information on how they hire candidates at one of my operation management and informations systems classes last week.After the presentation, there was an informal Q&A...

Pass/Fail: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversity; Do research on charities before donating

By Blake Glosson | October 5, 2014

Pass: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversityAs the vice president of the Student Advisory Council for the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, I know firsthand how much focus is being directed toward retaining students while attracting...

Fall 2014 Enrollment

NIU enrollment falls by 527 students

By Northern Star Staff | September 11, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker will push for a rise in retention between the fall and spring semesters as the university copes with a 527-student decline in enrollment from fall 2013 to this semester.Enrollment has fallen to 20,611 from last fall’s 21,138,...

Giulia Zanini and her mother walk through Death Valley, California. Zanini is an NIU student who traveled to DeKalb from Lecco, Italy.

International students see life in DeKalb a little differently

By Kathleen Hauge | October 14, 2012

Adjusting to life in DeKalb has been a challenge for Giulia Zanini. She traveled to DeKalb from Lecco, a small town in Italy. After graduating from high school, she packed up her things and traveled to America alone. “It was overwhelming at first because...

Men’s soccer recruits four international players

By Brian Thomas | September 18, 2011

The NIU soccer team is used to recruiting players from the Midwest, but that didn't stop it from recruiting four international players this year. Two of the four players are from Oslo, Norway: senior Finn Jor and sophomore Gael Rivera. Jor and Rivera...

ELS Language Center partners with NIU

By Jack Baker | October 14, 2010

The new ELS Language Center in DeKalb is partnering with NIU to provide an intensive English program to foreign students. "Intensive English is for those international students who would like to go to an American university but they don't have the test...