Northern Star

Internet policy needs deadlines

Northern Star Editorial Board

September 17, 2014

The Computing Facilities Advisory Committee and Chief information Officer Brett Coryell needs to set deadlines for revising the language in NIU’s Acceptable Use Policy.The university’s Acceptable Use Policy enforces use of NIU’s Internet network “based on common sense, decency, ethical use, ...

Vision 2020 technology goals ahead of schedule

Sophomore Illustration major Avery Muether watches music videos on YouTube in her dorm room Tuesday afternoon. A goal of President Peter's Vision 2020 plan is for NIU to improve wireless internet on campus.

Josh Green

March 6, 2012

The improvement of Wi-Fi technology, cloud services and other wireless amenities - goals for Vision 2020 - are ahead of schedule in terms of completion. The program has met certain goals, like the opening of Grant North Tower C, which has full Wi-Fi coverage. The technological improvements are meant...

Everybody prints and that’s how the university plans to keep it

A pile of papers sit on a printer at the Douglas computer lab in 2011.

Kyla Gardner

January 31, 2011

DeKALB | NIU is the only university in Illinois or the Mid-America Conference that offers unlimited free printing, a benefit that students will enjoy for some time to come. The Computing Facilities Advisory Committee was considering implementing a fee for printing, as reported to the Student Associati...