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(From left) University Advisory Committee member Brad Cripe, Administrative Assistant Pat Erickson, University Council Chair and NIU associate professor Ismael Montana and NIU President Lisa Freeman sit at the council table during the University Council meeting Tuesday. (Christian Quevedo | Northern Star)

University Council discuss plans to introduce AI, virtual reality to classrooms

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | April 10, 2023

DeKALB – New technology may be introduced to NIU classrooms in the upcoming years following the University Council meeting addressing Gov. J.B. Priztker’s proposed budget for Illinois universities.  BUDGET UPDATE While addressing the budget update,...

Mock Trial uses classroom experience

By Parker Otto | January 13, 2020

DeKALB — Mock Trial takes students from the classroom to competitions, allowing them to compete in real-world law scenarios.Members of Mock Trial begin their journey in POLS 419. This course determines who will compete in the mock trial club competitions,...

In this February file photo, Senator James Holmes grips a microphone during an SA senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center.

SA fills supreme court, senator posts

By Kierra Frazier | September 23, 2019

The Student Association Senate voted to fill the last SA supreme court associate justice seat and three senator seats at Sunday night’s Senate meeting.All four supreme court associate justice positions have been filled, while the SA supreme court chief...

Files and folders sit on a desktop.

Former law students sues administration for alleged failure to provide accommodations

By Sam Malone | July 15, 2019

A former NIU law student is suing the College of Law, the Board of Trustees and individuals associated with the administration, alleging failure to accommodate special needs authorized by the Disability Resource Center.The complaint, filed by Krystal...

College of Law student to be featured on an episode of Investigation Discovery

By James Krause | February 15, 2018

DeKALB — An NIU law student is being featured on Investigation Discovery for his involvement in helping police catch and convict a man of murder-for-hire deaths and fraud.Jed McClure, a College of Law student, found himself in the middle of an investigation...