Northern Star

Author speaks for Diversity Dialogue

Author Bryan Stevenson signs his book “Just Mercy” for freshman engineering major Claudia Cruz 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. “I’ve been waiting for weeks for Bryan Stevenson to come to NIU,” Cruz said.

Clarissa Hinshaw

October 27, 2016

DeKALB | Bryan Stevenson, author of Common Reading Experience book “Just Mercy,” visited NIU to talk about his book and the implications it makes about a broken criminal justice system.Stevenson said the criminal justice system is broken when dealing with minorities and crime. He discussed his e...

SA rejects bill for more contact with new organizations

Lianne Abellar (left), freshman pre-elementary education major, and Minnika Hoggsterom (right), sophomore biological sciences major, talk about Promoting Leadership through Unconditional SisterHood, an organization for female empowerment. The organization was approved at the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

Leah Nicolini

May 9, 2016

A bill to require senators to serve as an advisory contact to student organizations was turned down, 6-8-1, at a Student Association Senate meeting Sunday.Senator Matthew Holt designed the bill to create a healthier relationship between new organizations and the Senate by requiring the advisory cont...

Letter to the Editor: UNIV class description on point

Ed Klonoski

October 19, 2015

I would like to take the opportunity to respond to “UNIV 101 needs better description, curriculum” (October 15, 2015 Northern Star), and to share important and exciting changes to the 2015 UNIV 101/201 courses. Ms. Zaccaria states that “NIU either needs to change the UNIV 101 curriculum to match t...

Students openly express political views during ‘This I Believe’ event Monday

Nick Bender, junior business administration major, presents an essay on the importance of voting in the Sky Room in the Holmes Student Center Monday.

Joe Palmer

November 5, 2012

Students overcame social stigmas and openly talked about their political beliefs during a This I Believe event in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room on Monday. Teresa Bozikis, graduate assistant for the Orientation and First Year Connections Office, said the event was designed to allow for the exc...