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Multiple posters in Reavis Hall, one poster advising students to not skip class. NIU has been campaigning for students to stop missing class. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

NIU’s response to skipping class

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | April 6, 2023

DeKALB – Since COVID-19, NIU students have experienced a pandemic-hangover. Its cure doesn’t involve greasy cheeseburgers, but rather a need for attendance in classes. Students may have also noticed messages from the NIU app or posters around campus...

The Student Government Association is located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space.

SGA appoints new student directors to senate

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | October 30, 2022

The SGA approved a new director of academic affairs as well as a director of community engagement and environmental affairs to the Senate. "The director of academic affairs ... is responsible for monitoring and making recommendations for changes in...

At the Aug. 15, 2019, meeting, Board of Trustees Chairperson Dennis Barsema addresses former NTC students after their public comments.

Board of Trustees meeting schedule changes

By Northern Star Staff | February 6, 2020

DeKALB — The schedule has changed for the NIU Board of Trustees Committee Meetings for Feb. 13, according to a news release from the university.The committee for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personal will meet at 8:30 a.m. The committee for...

Committee requests addition, deletion of academic programs

By Noah Thornburgh | May 17, 2019

Sixteen programs, including three Ph.Ds, are waiting on approval at the next Board of Trustees meeting June 13.{{tncms-inline alignment="left" content="<p>Requests for addition</p> <ul><li>Ph.D....

SA Academic Affairs director resigned due to personal, academic reasons

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Alex Martin, former Student Association director of Academic Affairs, said he resigned last week because of family and school obligations.Martin and Director of Governmental Affairs Ben Donovan resigned from the SA shortly after the SA executive elections...

BOT Committee recommends program changes, sabbatical leaves

By Kyla Gardner | March 4, 2011

DeKALB | The Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel committee approved recommendations for several academic program changes Thursday. NIU President John Peters will present these recommendations to the Board of Trustees on...

Domestic partnerships, accreditation focus of BOT committee meeting

By Kyla Gardner | November 11, 2010

NIU Board of Trustees committees discussed proposed changes to employee benefits for domestic partners and received reports on student success academic program accreditation Thursday morning. Domestic Partnership Benefits The BOT Legislation, Audit and...