Northern Star




Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student media since 1899


Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Altgeld Hall sitting underneath semi-cloudy weather. The Faculty Senate appointed Ben Creed as its new president, effective July 1. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

Faculty Senate appoints new president

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | April 27, 2023

DeKALB – A new president of the Faculty Senate was appointed in Wednesday’s final Faculty Senate meeting of the year. Ben Creed, an assistant professor in educational administration, has been welcomed as the next Faculty Senate President. Creed...

Nursing professor

Munroe was ‘good thinker,’ ‘devoted’

By Satta Kendor | January 20, 2015

The colleagues of nursing professor Donna Munroe, who died last week, are remembering her as well-liked and involved at NIU and in DeKalb.Munroe died at a Jan. 12 University Council committee meeting, according to an NIU Today news release. Munroe, who...

Studies show correlations, not causations

By Kayla Nebel | October 16, 2012

Have you ever heard of a study you can’t believe is true or that seems completely random? Scientists are researching everything these days, trying to find a relation between two things and claim they found it. The way studies are progressing, scientists...

USDA encourages lower sodium intake

By Zach Brictson | February 8, 2011

DeKALB | The government released new health guidelines including a call for Americans to consume less salt in their day to day lives. According to the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HSS), the new dietary...

Lawsuit claims little content in Taco Bell meat

By Jim Maahs | February 6, 2011

"This lawsuit is bogus," said Jason Derrington.The shift manager at Taco Bell, 1301 DeKalb Ave., in Sycamore was commenting on the class-action lawsuit filed against the chain, alleging false advertising in regards to their beef.The lawsuit, filed on...

Waking up on the right side of the semester

Waking up on the right side of the semester

By Alyssa Pracz | January 17, 2011

Preparing for the new semester and getting back into the swing of things can often be difficult. I know there are a great number of us, including myself, that spent our break sleeping in until 3 p.m. and staying up until 4 a.m. Besides living this fabulous...