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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...

Two NIU students, Alicia Gonzalez, junior psychology and sociology major, and graduate student Christine Diaz, hold a banner next to three other demonstrators at the protest against President Donald Trumps decision Tuesday.

DACA students deal with repeal

By Lindsey Salvatelli | September 11, 2017

An intensification of emotional and mental stress has gripped undocumented students since the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was announced Tuesday.That same day, acting President Lisa Freeman responded to President Donald...

The city of Geneva and village of Bensenville offer features like online payments and concern reports on their websites, which were designed by CivicPlus. DeKalb hired the company to bring the city’s website to code with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide features like in the websites above. 

DeKalb pays 50K for site redesign

By Satta Kendor | February 23, 2015

DeKalb is undergoing a $50,570 website renewal project — a project $30,570 over budget — to comply with standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.First ward Alderman David Jacobson said the renewal of the city’s website has been in discussion...

Point/Counterpoint: Voter identification laws

By Holly New & Troy Doetch | October 24, 2012

Holly New The potential for voter fraud is outstanding. A study from the Pew Center for the States, published February 2012, found that “approximately 24 million—one of every eight— voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or...

Alyssa: AT&T should not merge with T-Mobile

By Alyssa Pracz | September 14, 2011

Although the merging of AT&T and T-Mobile has benefits by obtaining more towers for better service, I agree with the Department of Justice's lawsuit to block the merging of the two cell phone companies. The consequences would outweigh the benefits...

Parker: AT&T should merge with T-Mobile

By Parker Happ | September 14, 2011

The merger of wireless giant AT&T with T-Mobile will prove to benefit customers wanting more from their carrier. If the merger occurred, AT&T would pass Verizon as America's largest wireless company with approximately 129 million customers compared...

Sheena Warren steps up as new director of Womens Resource Center

Sheena Warren steps up as new director of Women’s Resource Center

By Amy Kreeger | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | The Women's Resource Center has some new leadership. The WRC's new director, Sheena Warren, stepped in this semester after previous director, Jill Dunlap stepped down. New to the university, Warren has more than 14 years of experience doing community...

Obama recommends NIU alumni for department of justice position

By Northern Star Staff | November 17, 2010

An NIU alumni has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the Department of Justice. Andrew Traver graduated from NIU in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in...

DeKalb Co. Drug Court receives grant to add 3 positions

By Jessica Wells | September 21, 2010

The DeKalb County Drug Court recently received a federal grant which will be used to add new positions to its staff. Marilyn Stromborg, DeKalb County Drug Court Coordinator, said the $200,000 grant from the Department of Justice will start Oct. 1 and...