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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...

NIU continues to advocate for undocumented students

By James Krause | February 5, 2018

DeKALB — NIU is working to assist students that are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a month remaining before its expiration deadline.The deadline for legislation that would continue to allow renewals of legal status for...

Morgan Brickley, Fraternity and Sorority Live associate director, shows the certificate she received after graduating from the Citizen Police Academy 2017 spring program.

NIU Campus Police train residents

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 18, 2018

DeKALB — NIU Campus Police is preparing for its citizen police training academy.The 11-week Citizen Police Academy program is free and allows DeKalb residents and the campus community the opportunity to partake in a simulated training exercise to offer...

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...

Diversity bill moves forward

By Julia Martinez | October 24, 2016

Correction: The Northern Star mistakenly reported the human diversity requirement would require students to obtain one credit in a human diversity course. However, students would be required to take a three credit hour course.DeKALB | A bill that requires...

CDO to survey faculty for diverse courses

By Satta Kendor | September 24, 2015

Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden said she will be working to integrate diversity into NIU’s curriculum using a survey distributed to faculty members.Edghill-Walden became NIU’s first chief diversity officer on Aug. 1. Her role is to...

NIU hires chief diversity officer

By Northern Star staff | July 6, 2015

Vernese Edghill-Walden has been named NIU’s first chief diversity officer.The chief diversity officer will infuse diversity throughout the curriculum and help students attain cultural competency, among other duties, said Lisa Freeman, executive vice...

LaVerne Gyant (left), Center for Black Studies director, helps senior engineering major Krystal Wilson at the center. The chief diversity officer, who will be hired in May, will be in charge of promoting diversity in academic and social settings on campus.

Apps for chief diversity officer to be reviewed Friday

By Satta Kendor | April 6, 2015

Applications for the chief diversity officer, who is expected to make $100,000 to $175,000, will be reviewed Friday, said Provost Lisa Freeman.Despite NIU’s uncertainty surrounding next year’s state allocation, interviews for a pool of eight to 10...

Task force to find chief diversity officer for campus

By Shikha Duttyal | April 9, 2014

NIU has launched a search for a chief diversity officer, a new position to promote diversity on campus.The CDO will report to the executive vice president and provost and will serve on the president’s cabinet and the Council of Deans.“Diversity is...

Diversity initiatives lead to position

By Jack Manning | February 6, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker has started the search for a chief diversity officer, a position created to better accommodate NIU’s diverse student body and staff.Before making the decision to create the position, members of Baker’s administration looked...