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State releases initial funds for new facilities, DuSable improvements on hold

By Kyle Mathas | February 12, 2020

DeKALB — The state has begun to release funds for NIU's capital budget, following an announcement from Gov. J.B. Pritzker.The state has released more than $22 million for NIU to move forward on building two new facilities in its capital budget, according...

Americana musician to visit DeKalb Library

By Northern Star Staff | February 12, 2020

DeKALB — Musician Dave Ramont will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the DeKalb Public Library. The event is free. Ramont, a Chicago native, is a guitarist who specializes in Americana music, according to Ramont's official website. Americana is...

Baseball team travels to Florida to fight common enemy with Boston College

Baseball team travels to Florida to fight “common enemy” with Boston College

By Jemea Green | February 12, 2020

DeKALB — The baseball team will travel to Winter Haven, Florida to face the Boston College University Eagles and raise awareness of ALS during this weekend’s matchup.Pete Frates, who promoted the ice bucket challenge, was a mutual friend of both head...

It’s time for fans to embrace NIU’s men’s basketball team

By Mike Knapp | February 11, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team is on one of its hottest runs in years, and the community is beginning to notice.The Huskies’ six-game winning streak is the longest in Mid-American Conference play in school history. If the season ended today,...

City council accepts grant to include hard-to-count populations in the 2020 Census

By Kierra Frazier | February 11, 2020

DeKALB — DeKalb City Council members passed a resolution at Monday night’s meeting to accept a grant of $73,930 from the Illinois Department of Human Services to help include the city’s hard-to-count populations for the 2020 Census. Hard-to-count...

SGA Senate to have fewer seats, making elections more competitive

By Dan Doren | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The SGA Senate will have fewer seats to fill with spring elections around the corner, with the aim of making the elections more competitive.The Senate passed three pieces of legislation Sunday that alter the language of the SGA’s Constitution,...

SGA grants funds to student organizations

By Dan Doren | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — Three student organizations were granted supplemental funds at Sunday’s SGA meeting: The Black Student Union, the National Society for Black Engineers and the Exercise Science Club.The Senate voted to allocate $2,960 to the Black Student...

SGA confirms deputy election commissioner

By Dan Doren | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The SGA Senate voted unanimously to confirm Eric Guenther, senior business management major, as deputy election commissioner.The deputy election commissioner helps to administer SGA elections and referenda and assists the election commissioner...

SGA Senate appoints two senators-at-large

By Dan Doren | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The Senate appointed two senators-at-large: first-year engineering major Albino Rosales and Cytyois Bills, senior environmental science major.Rosales talked about his experience as a first-generation student and said he wants to provide others...

Anniversary exhibit displays ‘Huskie identity’

By Dan Doren | February 6, 2020

DeKALB — The NIU community will get to view the 125-year history of the university at the recently unveiled “Becoming Huskies” exhibition through December as part of the university’s year-long celebration.The opening reception for “Becoming...