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NIU community now has access to Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud's home page lists the different apps available for creating digital media.

Bisola Bello, Reporter

September 25, 2020

NIU students and faculty now have access to a new and improved Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe Creative Cloud will be available to NIU students and faculty on all seven campuses starting this Fall. The creative content development app has returned to campus after a brief hiatus.   Adobe Creative Cloud was briefly inaccessi...

14 students and one more employee now COVID-19 positive

An abandoned disposable face mask lays on the sidewalk along Route 47 in downtown Elburn on Saturday, May 23rd.

Northern Star Staff

September 25, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Friday 14 students and one more employee are now COVID-19 positive, and four students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Friday, 82 students and two employees are currently positive for the coronavirus.  The dashboard’s cumulative testing stats show a total of 270 Hu...

NIU announces end to 2-week ban on in-person undergrad classes, student activities

NIU announces end to 2-week ban on in-person undergrad classes, student activities

Ahyen Labanan, News Editor

September 25, 2020

DeKALB — NIU’s two-week ban on in-person undergraduate courses and activities will end Monday, according to a Friday email from NIU President Lisa Freeman.  “During this pause, we identified new cases within our student surveillance testing population on Sept. 18 and were immediately able to quar...

NIU to implement saliva-based COVID-19 testing

A surveillance testing sign hangs on the entrance of the NIU Health Services building.

Ahyen Labanan, News Editor

September 25, 2020

DeKALB — NIU is conducting contractual negotiations to set up a lab with Northwestern Medicine to implement saliva-based COVID-19 testing as part of its surveillance testing plan, Barrie Bode, chair of the NIU biological sciences department said. The saliva-based testing is part of the University of I...

Four more students now COVID-19 positive

Disposable face mask lays in the grass outside NIU's Founder's Memorial Library on Tuesday, May 12th.

Northern Star Staff

September 24, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Thursday four more students are now COVID-19 positive, and two additional students and three employees recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Thursday, 72  students and one employee are currently COVID-19 positive.  The dashboard’s cumulative testing stats show a total of 255 Huskies who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 182 Huskies have recovered.  As of  Thursday at 7:06 p.m...

NIU to host Flu Shot Clinic

Bisola Bello, Reporter

September 24, 2020

DeKALB —The DeKalb County Health Department, the NIU Employee Assistance Program, and the NIU Nursing Assistance Clinic are hosting a flu shot clinic Thursday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom. The clinic is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to sched...

Protesters march to Center for Black Studies

Protesters march to Center for Black Studies

James Krause, Reporter

September 23, 2020

DeKALB — Roughly 200 protesters marched Wednesday afternoon in support of the Center for Black Studies following a racial slur being spray-painted on the building last week. The march and protest was put together by several organizations including the Black Student Union, the NIU chapter of the NAACP...

One more student now COVID-19 positive, 2 students recover

One more student now COVID-19 positive, 2 students recover

Northern Star Staff

September 22, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Tuesday one additional student is now COVID-19 positive, and two more students have recovered from COVID-19, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Tuesday, 48 students and three employees are currently COVID-19 positive.  The dashboard’s cumulative testing stats show a total of 226 Huskies who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 175 Huskies have recovered.  As of Tuesday at 3:50 p.m., ...

Career Services to host virtual STEM fair

Career Services to host virtual STEM fair

Bisola Bello, Reporter

September 22, 2020

DeKalb — Career Services will host a virtual STEM fair event Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. via Huskies Get Hired for students interested in a career path in science, technology, engineering and math. Participants will be able to network with potential employers.  Students can participate by using Google Chrome or Microsoft ...

DREAM Action NIU offers ally training workshop

DREAM Action NIU offers ally training workshop

Northern Star Staff

September 21, 2020

DeKALB — DREAM Action NIU in collaboration with the Office for Undocuemented Student support will host an ally training for students workshop 6 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom. Email DREAM Action NIU at dreamactioniu@gmail.com or direct message their Instagram at dreamaction_niu to receive the Zoom Link.  ...

15 more students now COVID-19 positive, 17 students recover

A littered mask lies in the dirt near MLK Commons on August 22nd.

Northern Star Staff

September 21, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Monday 15 additional students are now COVID-19 positive, and 17 more students have recovered from COVID-19, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, 49 students and three employees are currently COVID-19 positive.  The dashboard’s cumulative testing stats show a total of 225 Huskies who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 173 Huskies have recovered.  As of Monday at 3:04 p.m., NI...

Weekly events: Week of Sept. 21

Weekly events: Week of Sept. 21

Northern Star Staff

September 21, 2020

Monday Huskie Pulse Survey: NIU is releasing a questionnaire for students to take and provide feedback regarding their experience at this point in the semester. Contact Brandon Lagana at 815-201-2802 for more information.  College Health Hacks: Orientation and First Year Programs in collabo...