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It can be difficult to understand and fight against inflation. Heres a breakdown of the issue as well as resources for NIU students.

College students vs. inflation: What to know, steps to take

By Joey Trella, Opinion Editor | August 20, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been adjusted to reflect the fact that tuition at NIU has not increased. The previous version of this article was ambiguous about NIU's tuition rate, which might have been misleading. DeKALB — Inflation has been affecting...

From Left to right: Laura Heideman, Alex Sosenko and Andy Bruno were among the six faculty members who participated in Tuesday’s Teach-In about the War in Ukraine in 148 DuSable Hall

Ukraine teach-in: ‘Putin had a plan’

By Parker Otto | March 10, 2022
On Tuesday, a panel discussed the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia and how both sides are affected.

NIU alumni to teach in Ukraine

By Northern Star Staff | September 9, 2013

Two alumni will travel with the Peace Corps to Ukraine.Matthew and Kathrina Kornfirst, who are married, will volunteer as English teachers.Seniors are able to apply for similar trips for the future, though the deadline for applications is Sept. 30. Students...

Alumnus James Hughes lives the pro basketball dream

By Mike Romor | February 9, 2011

Countless numbers of NCAA athletes graduate, take a day job, and abandon their dreams of reaching the professional level. NIU has never been known for getting basketball players to the pro level, but alumnus James Hughes, who graduated in 2007, is one...

NIU athletes travel from far and wide to get to DeKalb

By Katie Leb | September 14, 2010

While many NIU athletes have grown up in Illinois, not every player call this state home. In fact, Huskie athletes come from as far as Kericho, Kenya. Sophomore cross country runner Nancy Maritim traveled over 8,000 miles to be a student athlete at NIU....