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Campus online piracy may cause legal penalties for students

By Josh Green | March 7, 2012

At NIU, 200 to 400 students per year are caught pirating materials from the Internet, according to Jim Fatz, Director of Information Security and Operations. According to the ITS Copyright and File Sharing page, if a student uses NIU’s network to download...

Sophomore Illustration major Avery Muether watches music videos on YouTube in her dorm room Tuesday afternoon. A goal of President Peters Vision 2020 plan is for NIU to improve wireless internet on campus.

Vision 2020 technology goals ahead of schedule

By Josh Green | March 6, 2012

The improvement of Wi-Fi technology, cloud services and other wireless amenities - goals for Vision 2020 - are ahead of schedule in terms of completion. The program has met certain goals, like the opening of Grant North Tower C, which has full Wi-Fi coverage....

TCF Bank celebrates 15 years as NIU’s official bank

By Josh Green | February 29, 2012

This marks the 15th year TCF Bank has partnered with NIU to be the university’s official banking provider. TCF provides students with a convenient banking experience because it is located in the Holmes Student center and has ATMs on campus. It also...