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The East Lagoon, where students, faculty, and community members take in the warm and sunny weather this Thursday afternoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: Across Campus September 15

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | September 15, 2022

DeKALB – When walking across campus from class to class, it may be difficult to appreciate the many things that happen around us. In the gallery above, Multimedia Editor Sean Reed spends an hour walking across campus, capturing the everyday occurrences...

Lincoln Hall sits in front of New Hall and will be torn down to be turned into a Health Informatics Technology Center. Lynda Ransdell, the dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences was involved in the planning process for the center.

Health Center to replace Lincoln Hall

By Ally Formeller | March 10, 2022
Health Informatics Technology Center will promote collaboration and will include students within all disciplines.
Hazardous weather conditions continue

Hazardous weather conditions continue

By Northern Star Staff | February 3, 2019

DeKALB — Despite above zero temperatures expected for the week, the National Weather Service has issued a series of other warnings for the area, including risks for dense fog.The warnings come after below freezing temperatures caused the university...

Fill in the blank: My favorite spot on campus is…

By Northern Star Perspective Staff | January 31, 2019

Ashley Hines | Contributor... DuSable HallBeing a political science major, almost all of my classes the last two semesters have been in DuSable Hall. The building is the closest building to my dorm, which inherently makes it superior to any other building....

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No Car on Campus? No Problem!

By Sarah LaLond | September 20, 2018

If you drive at NIU, then you know the struggle of finding a parking spot in the correctly colored lot. You’re also probably familiar with the tickets and fines aspect of Campus Parking Services. If you don’t have car on campus, don’t worry; here...

Physical Plants flood cleanup applauded I want to congratulate and thank the staff of the NIU Physical Plant for all they have done and are continuing to do in the aftermath of campus flooding. They have been working around the clock to get all classrooms and office space on campus ready for the start of classes. The Art Building was particularly hard-hit, and the crews are continuing their efforts to ready the classrooms for later this week. I am deeply humbled by their dedication and tireless efforts. My hats off to all involved in the massive cleanup effort. Rich Holly Acting director, School of Art

Letter to the Editor: Student Enrollment

By Kevin Nedberg | September 19, 2018

Enrollment in university always has and always will be a struggle, and I think most institutions recognize that. However, I think NIU should pat itself on the back for the efforts made to both stabilize and increase our enrollment.I do, however, think...

The categorization of academic programs from each college. No programs from the College of Visual and Performing Arts were recognized as a candidate for review.

Feedback on reports available via website

By Madison Kacer | May 5, 2016

Prior to beginning the program prioritization process, NIU employees gained guidance from other higher education institutions like Indiana State University, Lehman College and Boise State University.Program prioritization, which began in 2014, uses task...

Police Report: April 15-17

April 25, 2016

The following was taken directly from the NIU Police Department. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The NIU Police Department provides police reports online at niu.edu/publicsafety/.April 151. At 8:55 p.m. April...

Police Report: April 12-14

April 21, 2016
The following was taken directly from the NIU Police Department. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The NIU Police Department provides police reports online at niu.edu/publicsafety/.April 121. At 5 p.m. April 6, theft $500 and under was reported to have occurred at Grant North. This case was suspended April 12.April 132. At 12:22 a.m., criminal damage to property was reported to have occurred at Lot D. This case is open.3. At 10:39 a.m., unlawful use of a weapon was reported to have occurred at Stadium Drive. This case was closed by exception.4. At 6:30 p.m., burglary was reported to have occurred at Stevenson South. This case is open.5. At 8:30 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported to have occurred at Neptune East. This case was closed by exception.April 146. At 12:01 a.m. April 8, harassment through telephone was reported to have occurred at Grant North. This case was suspended April 14.7. At 7 p.m. Feb. 1, domestic battery was reported to have occurred at Stevenson North. Bacarii D. Crocket, 19, of Chicago, was charged at 3:39 a.m. April 14.

Police Report: April 9-11

April 18, 2016
April 91. At 1 a.m., possession of cannabis 30 grams and under was reported to have occurred at Stevenson North. This case was closed by exception.2. At 5:10 p.m., criminal defacement of property was reported to have occured at the Holmes Student Center. This case was suspended.April 103. At 12:01 a.m. Feb. 19, theft $500 and under was reported to have occured at the Holmes Student Center. This case was referred to another agency.4. At 12:01 a.m. April 8, harrassment by telephone was reported to have occurred at Grant North. This case is open.April 115. At 7 p.m. Feb. 1, battery was reported to have occurred at Stevenson North. This case was opened April 11.

Police Report: Feb. 12-15

By Northern Star staff | February 18, 2016

The following was taken directly from the NIU Police Department. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The NIU Police Department provides police reports online at niu.edu/publicsafety/.Friday1. At 11 p.m. Feb. 10,...