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Student organizations wait at tables to get students involved with them at NIUs involvement fair in August 2020.

NIU should have same responsibility as students in stopping virus spread

By Danielle Elliott | August 28, 2020

The Dean of Students office sent out an email Saturday to student organization representatives who were registered to participate in the involvement fair during the weekend. The email was sent as an effort to criticize some of the behaviors of representatives...

In the age of social media, rumors of alleged threats can spread in seconds and be blown out of proportion.

Students on social media should verify information before sharing

By Jordan Radloff | November 20, 2019

Any possible threat to campus should be taken seriously, but spreading rumors on social media about threats that aren’t proven to be true does more harm than good in making the student population feel safe. Students should have waited for the university...

NIU sexual violence reports increase, officials say could indicate more willingness to report

By Ashley Dwy | October 31, 2019

DeKALB — NIU saw an increase in reported Violence Against Women Act crimes in this year’s Clery Report, but officials say this could indicate an increasing willingness to report, not an increase in the total amount of crimes.Megan Sippel, director...

Fitness classes at the Recreation Center include dance fitness, indoor cycling and more.

Student Recreation Center locker rooms to get remodel

By Ashley Dwy | September 23, 2019

The Recreation and Wellness Center locker rooms are undergoing a remodel to enhance privacy and inclusivity, with the project expected to be finished by the fall 2020 semester.The budget for the remodel is $1.1 million, and funding is from the auxiliary...

Sophomore nutrition major Fayth Springer leads a protest against the Title IX process Friday May 3.

Students call for change to Title IX

By Sophia Mullowney | May 3, 2019

Sophomore nursing major Ashley Burkhardt embraces sophomore psychology major Cassandra Kamp at a Friday May 3 protest against the Title IX process.

SA prepares for spring elections with Candidate Meetings

By Sophia Mullowney | February 13, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU Student Association [SA] held its first candidates’ informational meeting Monday in the Campus Life Building.No students were present at the meeting besides representatives from SA. Speaker Tristan Martin said the lack of attendees...

Student Affairs faces changes, new positions and roles

By Sophia Mullowney | September 27, 2018

DeKALB — The Office of Student Affairs is phasing in new leadership positions and a presence in the Holmes Student Center for Student Involvement and Leadership Development [SILD].After facing some vacancies due to staff departures in the last academic...

Law enforcement hopes to improve relationship with students

By Sophia Mullowney | September 13, 2018

DeKALB - Campus and DeKalb police, various Greek organizations and students gathered at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening at Barsema Hall for a safety meet-and-greet intended to connect the campus with law enforcement.Various Greek liaisons and campus organizations...