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Mandatory attendance increases student sickness

By Chris Grask | October 3, 2018

Strict attendance policies coupled with bad student health are forcing sick students to attend classes when they should be at home resting. Professors forcing students to attend every class, regardless of circumstances, pushes ill students to drag themselves...

NIU needs more gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

By Chris Grask | September 16, 2018

All Gender bathrooms are on campus and students may have stepped into them without noticing.There are 30 all gender bathrooms with most of them residing in Grant residence hall. Yet most of the academic halls are empty of all gender bathrooms, according...

Health Enhancement to hold two more Sexual Assault Awareness Month events

By Northern Star staff | April 24, 2015

Health Enhancement will hold two more events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.Take Back the Night and Survivor Speak Out starts with a march at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. The march will be...

It’s On Us preps for Action Week

It’s On Us preps for Action Week

By Jackie Nevarez | November 3, 2014

Community, university and student leaders gathered Monday to brainstorm ways to promote the It’s On Us sexual prevention campaign in time for the Week of Action, which starts Nov. 17.The Student Association announced its involvement with It’s On Us,...

Fit Facts

Fit Facts: Eat well, stay active during finals week to reduce stress

By Blake Glosson | May 4, 2014

The dreaded finals week is here. It’s time to kiss life goodbye, forget about exercise and diet and embrace stress, right? Not so fast.This might seem like the best way to deal with finals; however, following these common patterns will likely do you...

LGBT Resource Center celebrates 10 years of service

By Kevin Steiger | February 25, 2013

Ten years ago, the LGBT Resource Center set out on a mission to provide academic and personal support to students of the NIU LGBT community. Andrea Drott, an interpersonal violence prevention health educator, was there at the opening of the LGBT Resource...

Some victims may not report sexual assault, harassment

By Hailey Kurth | April 1, 2012

May it be a pat or pinch of someone’s behind, or a display of demeaning or sexual materials, sexual harassment can happen anywhere. Andrea Drott, interpersonal violence health educator at health enhancement, said sexual harassment is considered anything...

David Coleman, The Dating Doctor, will speak at 7 p.m. tonight
in the Duke Ellington Ballroom.

“Relationship guru” to offer dating advice tonight

By Christopher Gibbs | August 29, 2011

Students with relationship quandaries may be able to find some answers tonight. Relationship guru David Coleman will speak at 7 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. According to his website, Coleman is known as "The Dating...