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Black Student Union to hold Chill Fest April 25

By Northern Star staff | April 13, 2015

The Black Student Union will hold its annual Chill Fest 5-10 p.m. April 25 at the Center for Black Studies.Chill Fest is open to the public and will have music, free food and games. There will be a barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken sandwiches....

BSU, SA disagree on group’s status as umbrella organization

By Jackie Nevarez | May 1, 2014

Student Association President Jack Barry said breaches to SA bylaws spurred controversy in a supplemental funding case, according to a statement Wednesday.On April 6, SA Senate voted to allocate the Black Student Union $8,925 in supplemental funding....

Race sparks discussion at SA

By Jackie Nevarez | February 24, 2014

The Student Association Senate’s guest speaker spoke about the origin of Black History Month, leading to some disagreement among senators Sunday.Guest speakerDerrick Smith, academic counselor at the Center for Black Studies and adviser to the Black...

Go in depth with black history

Go in depth with black history

By Ariel Owens | February 4, 2014

Don’t neglect less popular figuresThe educational system has failed students by neglecting to teach all of black history.In one of my classes, I asked everyone to write down the historical black figures they learned about in school. There was a catch:...

Mike Mudge, consultant for Rock River Energy Services, Co., discusses DeKalb County residents seeking third-party energy suppliers at the city council meeting Monday night.

Council approves NIU agreement

By Joe Palmer | April 23, 2012

The DeKalb City Council voted unanimously in favor of an agreement between the city and NIU’s Board of Trustees in a meeting Monday. The agreement would allow DeKalb City Manager Mark Biernacki to enter into an agreement to begin work on the DeKalb...

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin vigil planned

By Northern Star Staff | March 28, 2012

A vigil for Trayvon Martin will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the MLK Commons. Senior Farouk Olayiwola will speak at the event, as will Derrick Smith, the academic counselor at the Center for Black Studies. Martin was a 17-year-old killed Feb. 26 while...

Students, faculty react to Agee’s death

By Lauren Dielman | December 4, 2011

Former NIU student Ryan Chambers was in the apartment when Steven Agee II, senior sociology major, was fatally shot Wednesday Nov. 23. "During the incident I was upstairs in my room," Chambers said in an email. "The shooting happened two floors under...

Who’s responsible?: NIU faculty, students respond to criticism of higher education

By Jacqueline Evans | January 26, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported on the findings of the book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, which comments on college graduates, stating that "more than a third of college seniors are no better at crucial...