Northern Star

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...

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...

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 ...

Regent’s meetings belong on campus

January 12, 1987

The magnanimous Board of Regents recently decided faculty and students at the three Regency schools should be allowed to attend and have more of an impact on board meetings. At first glance, this decision comes across as a sound and generous move by the board. But taking a closer look, one will realize that...

UC approves condemning resolution

Tom Omiatek

January 12, 1987

The University Council Dec. 10 approved a resolution calling for the condemnation of the controversial student publication, Stump, which the Council called "degrading" to minorities. NIU students Erik Engel, Paul Engel and Philip Craig wrote, paid for, published and distributed the magazine on campus in...

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...