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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse April 27, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

University Council agrees to revoke speaker’s degree

By Alexander Chettiath | May 5, 2016

University Council unanimously approved to revoke the honorary law degree awarded to former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert at its meeting Wednesday.Hastert admitted to sexually abusing teenagers decades ago when he coached high school wrestling in...

NIU Prism, Career Services to hold first LGBTQ alumni panel

NIU Prism, Career Services to hold first LGBTQ alumni panel

By Lauren Dielman | April 8, 2012

Those attending NIU’s first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Alumni Panel will hear personal stories from when the panelists were students at NIU and what their lives are like now. The panel will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday...

LGBT Studies Program, Resource Center host weekly ‘Northern Pride Lunches’

By Juliana Leprich | April 4, 2012

Students interested in engaging in LGBT discussion over lunch have the option every Thursday through events hosted by the LGBT Resource Center and the LGBT Studies Program. The LGBT Resource Center hosts Northern Pride Lunches from noon to 1 p.m. in the...

Lichine Williams, sophomore FCNS major, picks out a free sweatshirt at the Winter Resource Fair Tuesday inside the Duke Ellington Ballroom. Students received a free sweatshirt for signing up at six tables at the fair.

Organizations pitch to students at Winter Resource Fair

By Alex Fiore | January 19, 2011

Students made their way around the Duke Ellington Ballroom during the Winter Resource Fair, which was held in the Holmes Student Center on Wednesday. Over 90 student groups and university organizations were represented, each with an informational booth....

DVD box art for the documentary Fagbug that chronicles Erin Davies journey across America in her car, which was vandalized with homophobic slurs. Fagbug will be shown at NIU tonight at 7 p.m.

‘Fagbug’ documentary hits NIU

By Jerene-Elise Nall | October 24, 2010

Here comes the Fagbug. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center, United Campus Ministries, and the Lutheran Campus Ministry will host Find the Fagbug, an event and documentary screening going on today at NIU as part of LGBT History...