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City Council discusses marijuana policy

By Julia Martinez | September 29, 2016

DeKALB | DeKalb City Council members discussed making the fine for possessing cannabis cheaper during a Monday City Council meeting at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.Chapter 52 of the DeKalb Municipal Code states that no person shall...

Marlene Nevarez, 22, is pictured with her family. Marlene said she has a great support system as she battles stage four, metastatic breast cancer.

Student battles breast cancer

By Julia Martinez | May 9, 2016

Marlene Nevarez, 22, is pictured with her family. Marlene said she has a great support system as she battles stage four, metastatic breast cancer.

Task force suggests more resources for accountancy

By Julia Martinez | May 3, 2016

A task report for the B.S. in accountancy showed that the program is a candidate for enhanced resources because of its support for student diversity.Program prioritization, which began in 2014, uses task forces to create reports that review 459 academic and administrative...

Task forces endorse increased resources for health sciences

By Julia Martinez | May 3, 2016

A B.S. in health sciences was recognized by the program prioritization task force reports as a candidate for enhanced resources.In the program prioritization task face reports that were released Monday, all 459 programs at NIU were each placed into...

Forensics team gets second

By Julia Martinez | April 28, 2016

NIU Forensics placed second at the National Forensics Association National Speech and Debate Tournament on April 18 at Ball State University.Close to 100 colleges and universities and about 1,500 people attended the event where students competed in literature...

Student receives $1,000 scholarship

By Julia Martinez | April 14, 2016

DeKalb | Freshmen biology major Daphne Voorhis has been selected as the Supportive Professional Staff Council scholarship recipient for the 2016-17 academic year.The scholarship awards $1,000 to a full-time, degree-seeking NIU student who is a child or...

Dean of education to focus on cuts, budget

Dean of education to focus on cuts, budget

By Julia Martinez | April 7, 2016

Laurie Elish-Piper, newly appointed dean of the College of Education, said she has already reduced 11 percent of spending by using the college’s budget effectively and not cutting employees or programming.Elish-Piper was acknowledged as a Presidential...