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The women of Alpha Sigma Alpha walk out into the trenches on Oct. 22 on the field outside the Rec Center for the first round of Womens Tugs. They were coached by fraternity Phi Kappa Psi.

Spotlight: Women’s Tugs 2021

By Summer Fitzgerald | October 23, 2021
Moments from Women's Tugs 2021.
Physical Plants flood cleanup applauded I want to congratulate and thank the staff of the NIU Physical Plant for all they have done and are continuing to do in the aftermath of campus flooding. They have been working around the clock to get all classrooms and office space on campus ready for the start of classes. The Art Building was particularly hard-hit, and the crews are continuing their efforts to ready the classrooms for later this week. I am deeply humbled by their dedication and tireless efforts. My hats off to all involved in the massive cleanup effort. Rich Holly Acting director, School of Art

Letter to the Editor: Student Governance

By Sid Kincaid | March 1, 2018

  In 1968, a President’s Committee published a "Final Report On Student Governance." This committee had three tasks: identify the rights and responsibilities of students in regard to conduct and academic pursuits; recommend structures and procedures...

InFocus: What should change in the SA?

By Perspective Staff | March 23, 2014

Jeremiah CaterinaThe next Student Association leaders need to communicate more with the student body. I think this should be accomplished in two ways.First, our student leaders need to utilize more technology to reach out to students. Each executive position...

Delta Zeta wins 6th consecutive Tugs championship

By Erin Kolb | October 7, 2012

The Delta Zeta sorority won their sixth consecutive Tugs championship against Alpha Phi on Saturday. Tugs takes place in the fall for sororities and in the spring for fraternities, said Mike Wahlund, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity member and host of the event....

‘Frat Attack’ raises money for scholarships

By Kelly Bauer | February 12, 2012

For a few hours Saturday night, Frat Attack was back. The seventh annual Frat Attack acts as an event to raise money for scholarships. Participating fraternities engage in a "stroll," or dancing competition. Sororities drew fraternity names from a hat,...

Huskie t-shirts: A new breed of school spirit

By Shadonna Merriweather | October 13, 2010

Homecoming week is here. To show school spirit students will be wearing Huskies shirts. Already students have been seen around campus with Huskies shirts on that were given out at the MLK Commons Monday. Some NIU students look to shirts, hats, wristbands,...

Religious fraternities, sororities offer faith and social life

By David Matz | September 21, 2010

Christians looking for the social aspect of a fraternity or sorority but the spiritual aspect of a religious organization have multiple options at NIU. There are four different Christian fraternities and sororities, both Greek and non-Greek, on campus....