Northern Star

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Regent’s view

January 16, 1987

The Northen Star's editorial of Jan. 12, "Regents' meetings belong on campus," has a sound premise, but this is only indicated in the headline. There are several misconceptions in that editorial that should be cleared up. First, the "magnaminous board" did not decide to allow faculty and students to attend...

Completing a schedule hardly a crowd pleaser

January 15, 1987

Not even Bruce Springsteen could have attracted more college-aged students than the mad rush for add/drop and schedule completion earlier this week. NIU administrators should be darn proud of what they have done to increase enrollment at this fine institution and draw such record-breaking crowds. And...

Play in DeKalb

January 15, 1987

Remember the good old days when NIU had a good basketball team and played teams like Indiana, DePaul, Iowa, etc. in Chick Evans? Boy that was great for the city of DeKalb. Times really changed because now NIU is playing some real powerhouse basketball teams in Chick Evans such as: Rollins College, Valpa...

It’s time to reflect upon a free press

January 15, 1987

It's sad but true that most people do not concern themselves with an issue unless it directly affects them. This gives those in power the ability to take things into their own hands and manage them in whatever manner they see fit. Freedom of the press is a prime example of such a situation. The media, tho...

Pursuing equality

January 15, 1987

Today, January 15th, is Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s birthday. In honor of Dr. King, the Regency universities will be closed on January 19th. At NIU, where our most central and significant open space bears King's name, it seems especially appropriate that we pause to consider the importance of this ma...

Communicate!!!

January 14, 1987

Over the Christmas holiday my goal was to read the first four James Herriot novels and it was a wonderfully worthwhile goal. In one of the books he stated how good it was to be a small cog in British agriculture, and that made me think about my part at NIU. One of our professors in the English departm...

Iran scandal no reason for Democrats to gloat

January 14, 1987

There's a debate these days in the upper echelons of intelligentsia as to whether or not Democrats should gloat over the Reagan administration's current troubles. It takes a certain type of person to even sit back and think about such things in the middle of a national crisis. Such a person thinks of p...

Let Stump die, get on with real issues

January 14, 1987

We've all heard the story of when a farmer cuts the head off of a chicken and it runs around the yard a bit before finally dying. And once the hatchet falls, there's no way to put the head back on the bird so it can live a little longer. But it seems the University Council is attempting to replace th...

Hey, how ‘bout leaving Ron’s prostate alone?

January 13, 1987

Like a lot of people functioning on a low budget this holiday season, I spent a great deal of my Christmas vacation sitting in front of the television, remote control in hand, searching for some form of free entertainment. It wasn't long after New Years when I decided my brain had been in a time warp long enough, and ...

Critiques worth students’ while

January 13, 1987

In response to the article titled "SA trying to make evaluations public" in the Dec. 2 Northern Star, concerning teacher evaluations, I find an assumption made by the teachers at NIU very disturbing. Chris Hoagland said, "most teachers believe teacher evaluations are a ‘popularity contest,'" and "stud...

B-ball team’s woes impeding progress

January 13, 1987

Alas, a major sports team here at NIU is showing up clearly in the media spotlight after months and months of trying. However, the men's basketball team probably isn't going about drawing public attention in quite the way men's Athletic Director Robert Brigham has in mind. It's not the Huskies' 5-11 re...

Ron’s Watergate

January 12, 1987

Our history was founded on representative government, exemplified in the Pilgrim's "Town Meeting" government, wherein there was open government, rather than secrecy. We've had the secrecy of Watergate with domestic political spying to circumvent our elections. Now there's a combination of Irangate, cont...