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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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