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The entrance to the Asian American Resource Center. NIU is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month during April. (Evan Mellon | Northern Star)

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, April celebrations

By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer | March 29, 2023

DeKALB – NIU is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in April. Throughout the month, there will be a number of events at NIU to attend and experience to learn more about Asian American heritage, hosted by the Asian American...

SGA Senators Edwin Perez-Hernandez (left), Atlas Babcock, Princess Rogers, Arianna Ramos, Alexia Musgraves and Debbie Allen discussing the meaning of diversity. The senators were disappointed with the outcome of the SGA petition for Black students. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)

SGA’s DEI comments on failed petition, discuss future

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | March 19, 2023

DeKALB – The Student Government Association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee hosted a panel that touched on the failure of the recent petition for Black students and to get feedback and encourage conversation between SGA representatives...

Vernese Edghill-Walden founded the office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Edghill-Walden will no longer be working at NIU following Spring 2023.

Founder of DEI office leaves after 8 years

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | March 1, 2023

DeKALB – The time for change is in the air as we move toward a new tomorrow. Vernese Edghill-Walden, who served as NIU's first vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, announced her departure on Feb. 15 after nearly...

This will be the second discussion in the alumni speaker series this fall that the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has featured.

NIU alum gives discussion on health care

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | November 4, 2022

Join Samantha Musyoka-Katia virtually from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday for From CNA to CEO; An Adventure to Kenya, a discussion detailing NIU alum Musyoka-Katia's professional career. The discussion will be hosted by Sherrill Morris, chair and associate...