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Issues in Focus: What should NIU change first?

By Perspective Staff | March 19, 2014

Kim RandallAdding major-specific courses to NIU’s general education is key to enhancing the university’s curriculum and benefiting students.This change could make students more engrossed in their studies, boost grades and even increase participation...

Plus/minus grading no friend to A students

Plus/minus grading no friend to A students

By Blake Glosson | January 16, 2014

The plus/minus grading scheme gets a ... B-.For the first time at NIU, students are looking back on their grades from the fall and are seeing plus and minus symbols after their letter grades.For many people, myself included, this change doesn’t sit...

New plus, minus system criticized

By Jack Manning | January 14, 2014

The plus and minus grading scale, implemented for the first time in the fall, received mixed reviews from students.In the previous system, a student who earned 91 percent would receive the same grade as another who earned 100 percent. Under the new scale,...

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