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NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips is set to retire in mid-April.

Police chief looks for ways to work with city

By Rachel Scaman | September 17, 2013

NIU’s new police chief will meet with DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery to brainstorm ideas on working together.Tom Phillips, the campus’ new police chief, had his first day of duty Monday and has been laying out his plans for the university police...

Fit Club saves dollars, sheds pounds

By Rachel Scaman | September 9, 2013

Looking to get in shape this year? The Huskie Fitness Club has workout and diet plans to cater to student and faculty needs.The club started off the semester with a new workout plan for university members who are looking to shed a few extra pounds.“The...

LGBT, Women’s Studies meet and greet campus

By Rachel Scaman | September 5, 2013

The LGBT and Women’s Studies Program will hold an open house from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.The program held a similar open house Wednesday. During the meeting, students and staff were welcome to come in and learn how to get involved with LGBT and Women’s...

Democrat club plans goals for new semester

By Rachel Scaman | September 4, 2013

As the year kicks off, so do the NIU College Democrats.During their first meeting of the school year, held Tuesday night at Pizza Pro’s, 1205 W. Lincoln Highway, the College Democrats prepared to start the semester.“Our goal for the kick-off party...

Art exhibit displays student work

By Rachel Scaman | May 6, 2013

The Looking Box art exhibition featured semester-long artwork projects presented by ARTD 469 (Problems in Photography) students. The exhibition was open Saturday at the Art Annex. Groups of photos taken by the 10 student artists were displayed during...

President John J. Peters awards communications graduate student Melissa Entzminger with a certificate of appreciation on Wednesday during Peters last University Council meeting.

University Council honors President Peters at final meeting

By Rachel Scaman | May 1, 2013

Kathleen Coles, University Affairs Committee chair, gave a status report on the student grievance policy at the last University Council meeting of the semester on Wednesday. Coles said the university’s policies are not as modern as they should be, and...

Rosenbaum looks forward to job replacements

By Rachel Scaman | May 1, 2013

Alan Rosenbaum, Faculty Senate president and University Council executive secretary, hopes to get someone interested in the executive secretary position, which he will step down from next year. Rosenbaum was elected for his fifth year as University Council...

Day three of Tugs wraps, Phi Kappa Theta prevails

By Rachel Scaman | April 25, 2013

Phi Kappa Theta continued its winning streak in Wednesday’s Tugs competition. Delta Chi and Phi Kappa Sigma also pulled a win for the day over Phi Kappa Psi. Phi Kappa Theta ended the night with a three-round win after Sigma Nu’s coach stepped on...

Mara Keisling, Executive Director of The National Center for Transgender Equality, speaks on the issue of equality for transgenders and the LGBT community on Tuesday in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. Topics included homelessness, violence, employment, healthcare and marriage in the LGBT community.

Guest speaker addresses transgender equality

By Rachel Scaman | April 23, 2013

Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, spoke about advancing equality for transgender individuals Tuesday in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. The event began at 7 p.m. Keisling said she has influenced many people...

Members of Sigma Alpha Mu compete against Delta Chi and Phi Kappa Sigma Monday at the annual Tugs competition held adjacent to Huskie Stadium.

Day one of Tugs ends, three teams advance

By Rachel Scaman | April 22, 2013

Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Nu and Phi Kappa Theta ended the first day of Tugs with wins. The Tugs competition between the social fraternities began Monday in front of Huskie Stadium. Tugs is a weeklong tug-of-war competition between 10 fraternities. Each game...