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Harbison to seek a new destination as the Huskie leading rusher enters transfer portal

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Athletics has confirmed that redshirt junior running back Tre Harbison will be entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer.Harbison will not play tonight in the Huskies' season finale against Western Michigan University. Harbison,...

Students can go to college long after high school

By Jordan Radloff | October 30, 2019

NIU has a high population of post-traditional students. In the 2018-19 school year, there were 421 undergraduate students and 1,320 graduate students who were age 35 and older, according to the University Data Book. It is never too late to go to college...

‘Buckwild’ show halts production amid scandals

By Kevin Bartelt | April 3, 2013

Students’ new favorite reality show, “Buckwild,” has had to halt production for the second season after one of its stars was found dead on Monday. Shain Gandee, 21, died of carbon monoxide poisoning with his uncle and another man. Officials reported...

United States treasurer speaks to NIU Tuesday on Latino leadership

By Candice Beasley | March 8, 2011

DeKALB | About 200 people came to hear U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios talk about her life and her influence on the Latino community. Rios is the first Latina treasurer to be appointed by a Democratic president, and the sixth Latina to have served in the position....