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Three students and no employees test positive for COVID-19.

Students must do better to stop spread of COVID-19

By Summer Fitzgerald | September 2, 2020

It is no secret that attending college during a pandemic is one of the most unexpected hardships to go through. Trying to balance community health while still attempting to live out the “best years of your life” is a struggle many young adults are...

Faculty Senate debates issue of crime on campus

By Lauren Dielman | October 3, 2012

Oct. 8 correction: In an Oct. 4 article titled “Safety discussed,” the Northern Star incorrectly reported that the undergraduate plus/minus grading system was approved at a Faculty Senate meeting. The plus/minus grading system was not voted on at...

It is NIU’s responsibility to assure students of their safety

By Editorial Board | September 29, 2011

"NIU bad at updates. Northern Star on top of it," one commenter posted on the Northern Star's Facebook page at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. When a non-NIU student was shot in the leg late Wednesday near the Village Commons Bookstore parking lot,...

Feithen: DeKalbs perception as unsafe may be unfounded

Feithen: DeKalb’s perception as unsafe may be unfounded

By Dave Gong | September 6, 2011

DeKalb's problem with drugs and violence may be more perception than reality, said DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen. Feithen said three high-profile incidents that have occurred in DeKalb within the last few years -the Feb. 14, 2008 shooting at Cole Hall,...

Team of NIU officials assesses possible student threats

By Kyla Gardner | February 24, 2011

DeKALB | A team of senior officials from different NIU departments meets weekly to discuss students. Though you may not know it exists, this team works to keep the NIU campus safe. Campus threat teams – which identify students whose behavior might be...

Campus crime blotter for 02/14/11

By Northern Star staff | February 14, 2011

The following was taken directly from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. Jan. 27 At...

Campus crime blotter for 1/24/11

By Northern Star staff | January 23, 2011

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. Wednesday At 5:51 a.m.,...

Campus crime blotter for 12/2/10

By Northern Star staff | December 1, 2010

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. June 7 At 7:56 p.m.,...

Campus crime blotter for 11/29/10

By Northern Star staff | November 28, 2010

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. Aug. 23 At 3:55 p.m.,...

Campus crime blotter for 11/23/10

By Northern Star Staff | November 22, 2010

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety.Thursday At 10:07 a.m.,...

Campus blotter for 11/18/10

By Northern Star Staff | November 18, 2010

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. Nov. 2 • At 12:10...

Campus blotter for 11/16/10

By Northern Star Staff | November 15, 2010

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. Nov. 2 At about 12:45...