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Smoke-Free Campus Task Force seeks input

NIU’s Smoke-Free Campus Task Force will provide students, faculty and staff several opportunities to voice their thoughts and concerns about the draft of the smoke-free policy.
Four campus dialogue sessions are planned:

Monday, Feb. 16: 10:30 a.m. to noon, HSC Blackhawk Annex
Tuesday, Feb. 17:

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Dan Gebo

Why views of scientists, general public diverge

Recent Pew Research Center surveys show stark differences between scientists and the general public on a range of science, engineering and technology issues, including global warming and evolution.
NIU’s Daniel Gebo, a preeminent scientist and the “Illinois Professor of the Year,” weighs in

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Rauner: ‘Competitiveness our watchword’

“Our agenda must be about empowerment, about empowering the people of Illinois to control their futures,” Governor Rauner said in outlining his first-year agenda during Wednesday’s annual Illinois State of the State Address to lawmakers at the state capitol.
The governor described Illinois’

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Arnold Palmer with NIU alumnus Jerry Rich

Volunteers needed for 2015 Palmer Cup

Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove is looking for volunteers for the 2015 Palmer Cup, June 12-14. Possible volunteer duties include live scoring, shuttle driving, and hospitality.
The annual ten-man team golf competition features a battle between top American-born and European-born collegiate golfers.

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Daily News Scan-2/4/15


NIU W.I.N. – What’s Important Now
Three things you should know about Northern Illinois University, higher education and the world around you.

Can Bondage Play Reduce Anxiety?
(New York Magazine, 2/3/15)

Blagojevich brother writes gripping account of fight with government
(Winnebago Chronicle, 2/4/15)

Why paperwork is worth millions

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Book cover of “To Kill a Mockingbird”

One (more) for the Mockingbird

Beloved and celebrated for five decades, not only in print but in cinema, Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” has crafted a pedigree the envy of most writers.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel served not only as Lee’s glorious debut but her swansong as

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Snow on the NIU campus

NIU cancels classes, closes campuses Monday

Due to extreme weather conditions, Northern Illinois University’s main DeKalb campus and satellite locations will be closed Monday, February 2. Classes have been canceled at all NIU campuses.
Only personnel associated with essential services and operations will be required to report to work

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