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Northern Today - August 17, 2009

Opening Day 2008Welcome Days 2009: Campus prepares for student arrival

Bill Finucane remembers the bad old days.

Those August afternoons when the campus was utterly unprepared for the onslaught of students, their families and the mountains of belongings that they brought with them when they descended on DeKalb prior to the start of fall classes.


Summer construction workSeveral projects completed
during summer construction

Many considered this summer’s low temperatures and minimal rain to be ideal weather – including construction crews working on campus projects.

As NIU prepares for Thursday’s return of students, a number of major remodeling and repair projects have been completed or are drawing to a close.