Sucked into the polar vortex

Snow on the NIU campus
With the unseasonably frigid air this week, memories resurfaced of last winter’s biting cold, brought on by the dreaded polar vortex. But as NIU climatologist David Changnon points out, it’s not simply the cold that makes us miserable. Changnon, who has been studying the impacts of last winter for an upcoming publication, can describe the countless ways…

Attention, artists! President Baker wants holiday card designs

Ice skaters at the East Lagoon
Although the autumn chill has yet to settle in permanently, and the leaves mostly remain green and still clinging to their trees, the holidays are not far away. NIU President Doug Baker sends holiday cards throughout the university and community each winter, using designs created by NIU students. Baker’s new annual tradition allows him to support the…

SA adds Huskie buses for winter weather

A Huskie Bus in winter
Joe Frascello, director of mass transit for the NIU Student Association and chairman of the Mass Transit Board, has announced additional Huskie buses to supplement routes made congested by winter weather. Frascello made the changes after consulting with officials inside and outside the Student Association to utilize funds saved by route changes during the fall semester. Because…

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