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The Center for Black Studies sits adjacent to a vacant lot where
the new DeKalb Police Station will reside.

Black Student Union opposes location of new police station

By Felix Sarver | January 17, 2012

The City of DeKalb hasn't won everyone over with the new location of the police station.The Black Student Union (BSU) has been gathering signatures for a petition against the construction of a new police station near the intersection of West Lincoln Highway...

Study Abroad Fair set for Wednesday

By Lauren Dielman | September 19, 2011

NIU will host the 19th annual Study Abroad Fair Wednesday. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. Faculty and students in attendance can learn about financial aid, grants and loan options for...

Film focuses on roles of African women

By Troy Doetch | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Our idea of the African woman bartering in market stalls doesn't usually include a ride to work in a chauffeured, black Mercedes-Benz. Maybe it should. Mama Benz: An African Market Woman will be screened at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Center for...

Promoting diversity: NIU holds closing ceremony for Black History Month

By Jacqueline Evans | February 28, 2011

NIU closed Black History Month Monday night in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. The event, titled "Black Pride Renewed, Refreshed, Redefined" was sponsored by the Center for Black Studies and Campus Activities Board. The program featured performances from...

Black history month speaker event postponed

By Jacqueline Evans | February 2, 2011

The Center for Black Studies has postponed its program featuring speaker Pat Reid Merritt, who was scheduled to give a lecture at the Regency Room in the Holmes Student Center Thursday. The new date will be announced on a later date. The Miss Black and...

Who’s responsible?: NIU faculty, students respond to criticism of higher education

By Jacqueline Evans | January 27, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported on the findings of the book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, which comments on college graduates, stating that "more than a third of college seniors are no better at crucial...

NIU student fatally shot in Chicago

By Alex Fiore and Jacqueline Evans | December 2, 2010

DeKALB | An NIU freshman was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in the Marquette Park neighborhood of Chicago. Marcus Miller, 18, of the 7200 Block of South Francisco Avenue of Chicago was shot in the 2600 block of West 71st Street, the Chicago Tribune reported....

Center for Black Studies hosted Talented Tenth University Menotorship Program

By Jacqueline Evans | November 21, 2010

DeKalb - The Center for Black Studies hosted the 26th Annual Talented Tenth University Mentorship Program over the weekend. The program focuses on bringing high school students to NIU and giving them an in-depth look at different aspects of college life....

Members of Zeta Phi Beta participate in the organizations annual AIDS Walk-a-thon in this Sept. 25, 2005 file photo.

13th annual AIDS walk pushes for awareness

By David Matz | September 23, 2010

Awareness is the collective theme for Zeta Phi Beta National Sorority's 13th annual AIDS walk. "Awareness is number one," according to Mary Hodges, peer outreach coordinator for the Open Door Clinic from Aurora. "The main goal of the AIDS walk is to spread...