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Students stand in line at All-Star Deli located at Stevenson Dining. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 963 chapter is negotiating for higher starting wages and longevity pay. (Northern Star file photo)

Dining negotiations remain stagnant, union leaders struggle amid understaffing

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | April 19, 2024

DeKALB – NIU’s American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 963 chapter saw no movement at the last negotiations for higher wages as unrest extends the negotiations for a bargaining agreement that expired in June 2023. The...

Ellingtons Restaurant is ran by students studying Hospitality and Tourism management. Students also studying nutrition and dietetics are involved as well. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Ellington’s Restaurant menu for Nov. 1

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | October 27, 2022

DeKALB – On the menu at Ellington’s Restaurant, is an Asian cuisine buffet. The buffet will include Asian crunch salad with a peanut butter dressing, both beef and vegetable teriyaki, Asian green beans, jasmine rice and black sesame cookies with...

NIU does its best to keep prices low for students, but with this recent inflation, some price hikes are inevitable.

Inflation-induced food price hike hits campus dining

By Colin Kempsell | August 28, 2022

DeKALB — As the price of food and groceries reach record highs in the nation, NIU’s Campus Dining Services is beginning to feel the effects of an historic shockwave of inflation. Students have begun to feel the impact of prices rising in grocery stores,...

Officials cut dining guest passes

By Morgan Fink | September 21, 2017

DeKALB — After a three year stretch, campus dining hall guest passes have been removed from student meal plans because of low usage and high costs.Students with meal plans were given 10 guest passes to use each semester beginning during the 2013-2014...

Websites offer services to make ordering food easier

By Jalen Cobb | November 10, 2010

Students are able to order food online and soon through their mobile devices thanks to websites such as Campus Special and Student Media Group. These coupons can be used online to order food and have it delivered to the desired location. Companies such...

Jaron Peaches, a sophomore industrial management technology major, discusses his day Tuesday evening with Dominique Brown, a sophomore undeclared major. Both were served their food in the new food containers that Stevenson offers.

Stevenson replaces to-go containers

By Jack Baker | September 7, 2010

Stevenson dining has replaced their old styrene to-go containers with more environmentally friendly paper containers. "In this day and age, waste is huge," said Mark Gregory, residential dining administrator for Stevenson Hall. The old containers would...

Give me Jamba, or give me death

Give me Jamba, or give me death

By Aaron Brooks | August 31, 2010

I am the first one to admit I may have grandiose schemes. My original focus was going to be how NIU should remove Blackhawk Dining and the Huskie Hub for the inclusion of four commercial venues. Even though my plan was too idealistic, it is only when...