7:34 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Area Parking Restrictions Set For NIU Homecoming Weekend

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In DeKalb, parking restrictions are set this weekend for NIU's homecoming. This includes Varsity Blvd., Regent Dr. and Pappas Dr. 

These streets will be labeled tow-zones. Parking is prohibited from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

6:56 am
Fri October 3, 2014

NIU: Case In Fraternity Hazing Death Moved

David Bogenberger
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The case against five men accused in the hazing death of NIU freshman David Bogenberger was continued until Dec. 3.

Prosecutors in DeKalb County said the men could potentially enter into a plea agreement. According to the Daily Chronicle, no deal has been set.

David Bogenberger died at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house in November 2012 with a blood-alcohol content of 0.351 percent. He was a fraternity pledge at an unsanctioned party where members and other guests ordered the pledges to play drinking games, authorities said.

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7:09 am
Tue September 30, 2014

NIU Releases New Annual Security Report

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Northern Illinois University released its annual Campus Safety and Security Report. Burglaries were down last year from the year before…as were instances of aggravated assault. For the first time, statistics for stalking, domestic violence and dating violence are included in the annual security report.

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Monday's ceremony
6:04 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Update: NIU's Stevens Building Overhaul Is Halfway There

Governor Pat Quinn and NIU students throw some dirt at the site of the major rehabilitation of Stevens Hall.
Zack Zerndt WNIJ

Northern Illinois University broke ground Monday on the $27 million expansion of the Stevens Building. The renovation of the university’s home of theater, dance, and anthropology has been on the school’s priority list for years.

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5:04 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

NIU Move-In Day: 4,000 Students Moving Into Dorms On Friday

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Tomorrow is Move-In Day at NIU. 4,000 students are expected to move into their dorms throughout the day.

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7:36 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Nicklas Will Leave NIU This Fall

Bill Nicklas

A top administrator at Northern Illinois University is stepping down. Bill Nicklas' retirement takes effect November 1st.

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Higher Education
6:21 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Sweating A College Admissions Test? Some Schools Don't Require It


Many U.S. colleges and universities are adopting "test-optional" policies when it comes to admitting students. That means SAT and ACT scores are becoming less of a factor in the process. At least one area school is joining the movement.

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5:43 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Gamer Heaven Tucked Inside NIU Library

Middle school students from around northern Illinois are learning how to express themselves through video games. You can find them tucked away in Northern Illinois University's Founders Memorial Library.

This week, these kids are learning about creating virtual worlds. It's one of several programming camps held at NIU's Digital Convergence Lab each summer. They vary from basic to advanced.

One camper described the character in the world he created as "a giant squid with a Death Star monocle."

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Higher Education
6:11 am
Mon July 28, 2014

NIU Faculty Lending Expertise To Myanmar Universities

NIU's Chris McCord
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Northern Illinois University is ramping up for efforts to help rebuild the university system in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Schools there are trying to recover from decades of oppression.

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NIU ethics investigation
8:15 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Report Sheds Light On NIU Ethics Probe

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A newly released report by the Illinois Inspector General’s office sheds some light on an ethics investigation at Northern Illinois University. 

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