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Board of Trustees approve FY22 budget, $10 million deficit projected

Kierra Frazier, News Editor June 18, 2021

DeKALB – The Board of Trustees approved the university’s fiscal year 2022 internal budget with an anticipated $10 million deficit and an increase in revenue of $12 million from fiscal year 2021. The FY22 internal budget was unanimously approved...

No additional Huskies test positive for COVID-19.

No additional Huskies test positive for COVID-19, 1 recovers

Northern Star Staff June 14, 2021

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday no additional COVID-19 cases, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, no Huskies are currently COVID-19 positive and six have recovered. Employees who aren't vaccinated and work on campus in Housing...

Progress LGBTQ+ Pride flag outside the Holmes Student Center in November 2020.

DeKalb to host march, movie screening for Pride Month

Elisa Reamer, Reporter June 10, 2021

DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will host a free Pride event in partnership with several local nonprofit organizations on June 18 to celebrate Pride Month. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a march around downtown and then the Egyptian Theatre...

2 students, no employees test positive for COVID-19

1 additional Huskie tests positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff June 7, 2021

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday one additional COVID-19 case, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, one Huskie is currently COVID-19 positive and five have recovered. Employees who aren't vaccinated and work on campus in Housing...

No additional Huskies test positive for COVID-19.

2 more Huskies test positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff May 24, 2021

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday two additional COVID-19 cases, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, one Huskie is currently COVID-19 positive and one has recovered. Employees who aren't vaccinated and work on campus in Housing...

Set of continuous one line drawing of a musical notes.

NIU club helps Pine Acres’ residents stay connected through pandemic

Mikayla Magdziarz, Reporter May 21, 2021

The NIU chapter of Music & Memory has ensured older people will remain socially connected and in tune with their favorite music, despite isolation caused by COVID-19.  Music & Memory works with the residents of Pine Acres Rehabilitation Facility,...

2 students, no employees test positive for COVID-19

NIU to require masks for all individuals on campus

Northern Star Staff May 18, 2021

DeKALB – NIU will continue to require face masks for all individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, while indoors with few exemptions, according to a May 18 NIU announcement email. The university plans to require face masks for all individuals,...

The Swen Parson building is expected to haves its roof replaced after NIU received $8.9 million in April for structural repairs.

NIU receives $8.9 million in state funds for capital projects

Elisa Reamer, Reporter May 18, 2021

DeKALB – NIU received $8.9 million in April for structural repairs by the Illinois Capital Development Board. The money will be used towards repairs, exterior improvements and roof replacements.  The main areas of concern involve the replacement...

4 additional students test positive for COVID-19 and 27 recover.

No additional Huskies test positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff May 17, 2021

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday no additional positive COVID-19 cases, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, no Huskies are currently COVID-19 positive. Starting May 3, employees who aren't vaccinated and work on campus in Housing...

NIU street sign on Oct. 13.

NIU plans for double-occupancy dorms, in-person events for fall

Kierra Frazier, News Editor May 13, 2021

DeKALB – NIU is taking more steps to return to a sense of normalcy in the fall semester as students living on-campus will be allowed to have a roommate, and many in-person events will return.  Beth Ingram, executive vice president and provost, announced...

A mask is taped to NIU's Olive Goyle statue next to Altgeld Hall June 3.

2 Huskies test positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff May 10, 2021

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday two positive COVID-19 cases, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, two Huskies are currently COVID-19 positive. Starting May 3, employees who aren't vaccinated and work on campus in Housing and Residential...

Closeup of a 2021 Graduation Tassel at a graduation ceremony.

NIU increases guest limit for graduation ceremonies

Northern Star Staff May 4, 2021

DeKALB – NIU will host two separate graduation ceremonies June 26 and June 27 for 2020 graduates due to the volume of guests who have completed an RSVP form, according to a May 4 email sent to graduates.  One commencement ceremony will be held at...

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