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By Joshua Lazenby | March 16, 2014
Quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) prepares to complete a handoff in Nov. 26's game against Western Michigan. NIU won, 33-14.
Jane Jordan gives Dollars and Cents presentation

Jane Jordan gives ‘Dollars and Cents’ presentation

By Meghan Connell | September 10, 2012

Jane Jordan, Associate Director of Division of Student Affairs, talks to students about successively applying for financial aid during the presentation 'Dollars and Cents' in the Neptune smart classroom. The presentation entailed information about types...

Tahera Ahmed speaks at Women in Islam Tuesday night in Room 506 of the Holmes Student Center.

Misconceptions of Muslim women exposed

By Candice Beasley | March 29, 2011

DeKALB | There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to women in Islam, said Tahera Ahmad."I was very impressed that NIU has a community that wants to learn," Ahmad said.Ahmad is an associate university chaplin at Northwestern University. The Muslim...

Freshman history major Jacquelyn Finnander (right) and freshman mechanical engineering major Eric Forest (left) smoke outside of Douglas Hall.

Kicking the habit

By Zachary Brictson and Leah Spagnoli | March 1, 2011

DeKALB | The DeKalb County Health Department is offering a helping hand for those looking to love their heart and quit smoking. According to a press release, Public Health Administrator Karen Grush announced that the health department joined up with the...

After an assault at the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University has installed doors in the residence hall showers.

Showering behind closed doors

By Danny Cozzi | February 28, 2011

DeKALB | Even as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign begins to do so, NIU will not be installing shower doors in all bathrooms of the residence halls. In November, a U of I student was assaulted while showering in Forbes Hall, one of 22 resident...

Dorm Destination Series: Living in Stevenson

By Leah Spagnoli | February 23, 2011

Stevenson Hall is located on the western most part of campus, closest to the convocation center. Stevenson is like Grant Hall in the sense that there is a north and south side, but both sides are connected by the Main Street Food Court. Stevenson's Main...

Lexy Rux, sophomore communications major, and Jordan Boyer, MBA graduate student, participate in the Hip Hop Hustle class at the Recreation Center on Nov. 8, 2011. The rec offers a variety of classes throughout the week which are free for students to participate in.

Dance, fight or bike to get fit in 2011

By Amy Kreeger | January 19, 2011

Each semester, NIU's Recreation Center hosts over 30 free group fitness classes during the first week of school, and some students are taking advantage of the opportunity. Fitness and wellness director Eric Appiah said retention is not an issue. He said...

Joseph Lassin, freshman accountancy major, reads a book using an Amazon Kindle in Lincoln Hall. Local libraries, including the DeKalb Public Library, have seen increasing interest in e-books from patrons.

DeKalb’s Library hopes to get e-books

By Allyson Martin | November 3, 2010

The demand for e-books in libraries has steadily increased, and local libraries have done their best to meet patrons' needs. The DeKalb Public Library offers e-audio books, but no books downloadable to e-readers. The library is, however, hoping to purchase...

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