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Alumni share their stories of social change

By Dan Doren | February 20, 2020

DeKALB — Five NIU alumni shared their personal stories of social change leadership both on- and off-campus at a university-hosted speaking event titled “125th Anniversary Dialogue on Diversity: Groundbreakers” 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sandburg Auditorium...

SGA grants funds to student organizations

By Dan Doren | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — Three student organizations were granted supplemental funds at Sunday’s SGA meeting: The Black Student Union, the National Society for Black Engineers and the Exercise Science Club.The Senate voted to allocate $2,960 to the Black Student...

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

By Northern Star Staff | September 8, 2019

MondayNIU Archery Club: NIU’s Archery Club will be holding its first meeting 4 to 6 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 100. Individuals of any skill level are invited to attend. The first two visits are free, and a membership fee is required after. They can...

Black History Month events through February

Black History Month events through February

By Northern Star Staff | February 11, 2019

DeKALB — Various organizations have geared up for Black History Month with a variety of screenings, lectures and other events throughout February.• Diversity Dialogues, a program operated by the Center for Black Studies, is presenting six 45-minute...

Diversity Reverse Career Fair offers potential job opportunities

By Kierra Frazier | October 7, 2018

DeKALB — The sixth annual Diversity Reverse Career Fair was held Wednesday with alumni keynote speaker Lauren Scott who is currently a co-host for Chicago’s Best on WGN.The Diversity Reverse Career Fair is an event meant to help students showcase...

Students react to a six-part documentary series about Kalief Browder

By Batul Cutlerywala | February 5, 2018

DeKALB — The Center for Black Studies and the Latino Resource Center began Black History Month Tuesday with a documentary series about the Kalief Browder Story.The documentary series is an ongoing event that explores concerns about mass incarceration,...

The Diversity Dialogue held Wednesday in Altgeld had a panel of speakers, all from the Black Student Union and Tau Kappa Epsilon. Discussed was the racial incident that happened outside of the TKE house, ways to come together and learn and all concerns the audience had.

Dialogue leaves audience member unsatisfied; leaders learn from emotional event

By Ian Tancun | May 4, 2017

DeKALB — Students engaged in frank, and at times emotionally charged, conversations about racism, discrimination and intolerance during the Diversity Dialogue: Reimagined event Wednesday in Altgeld Auditorium.The event was co-hosted by members of black...

TKE and Black Student leadership plan future diversity dialogue

By Ian Tancun | April 27, 2017
On April 11 a campus update was sent out to inform everyone about the racial incident that occured at Tau Kappa Epsilon.

BSU and TKE meet about racist Snapchat

By Sophia Phillips | April 20, 2017

DeKALB — Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon and the Black Student Union met Friday morning to discuss a video of a man in front of the TKE house using racial slurs that circulated after being posted on social media April 8.The discussion was facilitated by...

Daniel Eiland, sophomore electrical engineering major, talks about the police report he filed regarding the racial slurs he was called off-campus Thursday. He said he remained calm when four men in a silver pickup truck called out racial slurs at him, saying Eiland doesn’t belong in their town.

Racial slurs prompt report

By Madison Kacer | November 14, 2016

NIU reiterates ‘no hate speech’ valueDeKALB | Daniel Eiland, sophomore electrical engineering major, was on his way to Grant Towers Thursday afternoon when a silver pickup truck donning a Confederate Flag and swastika pulled alongside him.The four...

Students cast their votes on Election Day with a few hours to spare in the Holmes Student Center, Blackhawk Annex.

Lines to vote keep students waiting

By Sam Malone | November 14, 2016

DeKALB | Sophomore psychology major Alex Hendrick, spent about two hours waiting in line at the Holmes Student Center to vote in what he said has been the most important presidential election to date.Illinois voter turnout has increased 20 percent since...

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Trump flips swing states for win

By Nicole Scott | November 10, 2016

DeKALB | President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were declared the winners in the battle for the White House.The presidential candidates needed 270 electoral votes to win the election Tuesday. Trump won the presidency with 279...