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Pass/Fail: Lower printing prices start the semester off right; Baker’s explanations lack transparency

By Angela L. Pagan | January 17, 2017

Pass:The spring 2017 semester begins with at least one positive change for students–lower printing prices. In 2016 NIU changed its printing system to a pay-as-you-go method which cost students 7 cents to print black and white pages and 25 cents to print...

DuSable Hall cited for seven ‘serious’ health and safety violations

By Linze Griebenow | May 1, 2012

DuSable Hall is in “serious” trouble. According to a Citation and Notification of Penalty packet assembled and issued by the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL), DuSable was cited for seven violations, all labeled “serious.” “Serious means that...

Homecoming weekend is ‘peak time’ for reported drug and alcohol violations

By Chelsey Boutan | October 12, 2011

Junior kinesiology major Anthony Nielsen realizes not drinking alcohol - especially during homecoming week - makes him somewhat of an anomaly among many college students. Nielsen said he doesn't drink because he's seen what people do when they are intoxicated....

Drug, alcohol policy violators to see changes

By Matt Liparota | August 22, 2011

DeKALB | This year, students will see some changes to the way drug and alcohol violations are handled at a university level. The major change students will see is in the way violations are punished. Each offense now carries what is called a "minimum sanction."...

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