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President Barack Obama takes the podium to give his State of the Union address Jan. 28, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. This year, Obama will discuss higher education tax reform, including a permanent American Opportunity Tax Credit and a tax exemption for Pay-As-You-Earn participants.

Obama to talk higher education tax reform in State of the Union

By Jackie Nevarez | January 20, 2015

President Barack Obama is set to present higher education tax reform in today’s State of the Union Address, according to a White House news release.American Opportunity Tax CreditObama’s plan would establish a permanent American Opportunity Tax Credit,...

Baker leads group to school summit

By Northern Star Staff | December 2, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker will lead a northern Illinois delegation to discuss community and educational institution collaboration in the White House Thursday.Baker, joined by David Sam, Elgin Community College president; Ehren Jarrett, Rockford Public...

DeKalb reacts to Obama’s gun control plans

By Brooke Shinberg | January 23, 2013

President Barack Obama introduced a series of legislative measures and executive orders centered around reducing gun violence during a national address on Jan. 16. The speech outlined 23 points that Obama said he hopes will decrease gun violence and crime...

President Barack Obama speaks about jobs, Wednesday, Nov. 2,
2011, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. Obama is urging
Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act.
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama’s loan plan may help NIU students

By Faith Healy | November 3, 2011

President Barack Obama's plan to help college students repay their loans may benefit some NIU students.Obama announced a new plan on Oct. 26 that will help college students with the repayment of their loans with no additional cost to taxpayers.According...

Thorium is a great alternative energy source

Thorium is a great alternative energy source

By Chris Dertz | April 4, 2011

Crisis begets change. At least, that's the way it should be. With last month's horrible tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan, it should be evident, now more than ever, that there needs to be a shift in the status quo of global energy policy....

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert comments on state budget issues

By Shaun Zinck | November 29, 2010

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was at NIU Monday, speaking to a political science class. After his presentation, Hastert spoke with the media and gave his opinion on the recent election night and issues facing the country. Hastert said, incoming...