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Midterm Elections take place Tuesday Nov. 6, and students can still register to vote.

Students can still register to vote

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2018

Midterm Elections take place Tuesday Nov. 6, and students can still register to vote.

Baker unsure of election’s effects on NIU

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker said he is not sure what a “blue legislature” and “red governor” mean for NIU and the state at Wednesday’s University Council meeting.Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, professor and chair of the Electrical Engineering Department,...

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner celebrates his win over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Tuesday in Chicago. Rauner claimed victory on Election Day, but incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn has not conceded as he said some votes have yet to be counted.

Funding for NIU may change under Rauner’s budget

By Kristin Maglabe | November 5, 2014

Republican Bruce Rauner’s win over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in the gubernatorial race could mean funding changes for NIU.Rauner, who got about 51 percent of the vote Tuesday, won over Quinn, who has yet to concede. Rauner’s budget plan includes...

Twitter reactions to Rauner taking governor’s seat

By Northern Star Staff | November 4, 2014

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Bruce Rauner takes Illinois governor seat in midterm elections: AP

Bruce Rauner takes Illinois governor seat in midterm elections: AP

By Northern Star Staff | November 4, 2014

Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner has taken Gov. Pat Quinn’s seat in the midterm elections, according to projections.The race — one of the closest and most expensive in the country — pitted Rauner against Quinn, who has served as governor since...

Midterm Election 2014 Guide

By Northern Star Staff | November 4, 2014

UpdatesFor analysis, updates, results and more, follow the Northern Star online:Website: NorthernStar.infoTwitter: @NIUNorthernStarFacebook: Facebook.com/NIUNorthernStar/Results: Check the Northern Star’s website and social media for constant updates...

Pass/Fail: Midterms not required for all classes; Fall break would ease students’ stress

By Marilou Terrones | October 16, 2014

Midterms not required for all classesNow that it’s colder outside, I want to stay in bed and curl up with my blanket. But, I can’t because if I don’t go to class I won’t know what will be on the test. Even worse, I won’t know what will be on...

Are you failing a class? Don’t worry, you have plenty of time to catch up

By Taurean Small | October 12, 2010

Where did the time go? It is already a week or so past the middle of the semester, and yet it feels like just last Thursday was move-in day. Some of you will soon reap the benefits of the hard work you put in this semester, while others will probably...