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Freshman nursing major Catie Kulhan (left) and Samantha Coleman freshman health science major (right) eat dinner at A Night at The Oscars in Lincoln Halls food court Wednesday night.

Housing and Dining holds special Oscars-themed dinner event

By Perri Killam | March 7, 2012

Chicken Carbonara, carved beef, sparkling grape juice, chocolate covered strawberries and red velvet cake - not your typical college food. The Oscars may have ended over a week ago, but NIU’s Housing and Dining celebrated Wednesday night at dining halls...

Sports bar atmosphere hits dining halls

By Felix Sarver | October 4, 2011

Students looking for a sports bar atmosphere should consider attending dinner at the residence halls tonight.Neptune, Douglas, Lincoln and Grant will offer a Sports Bar Night as their dinner theme, said Michael Stang, executive director of Housing &...

NIU offers free condoms to promote a safer-sex environment

By Faith Healy | September 20, 2011

Students looking to get intimate and keep it safe can rest easy; Health Enhancement provides condoms for free. "Our goal was to remove barriers so that students who wanted to use condoms could get them quickly and cheaply," said senior health educator...

Christian Smith (left), Johnny Tran (left center) junior time
arts majors, Alex Beach (right center), and Mike Lundgren (right)
senior new media technology majors talk on the stairs of Gilbert
Hall Tuesday evening.

Gilbert Hall renovations set to take effect

By Matthew Frierdich | August 25, 2011

Plans to renovate Gilbert Hall are moving forward. Gilbert closed its doors as a residence hall in 1995, at that time it started to house university offices. The building is set to open in 2013. The new Gilbert will be targeted to upperclassmen. "We wanted...

Freshman Survival Survival Guide

Freshman Survival Survival Guide

By Taurean Small | August 21, 2011

Congratulations: you're officially a freshman again. While it sucks starting over at the bottom of the totem pole, you should at least feel relieved knowing you are approaching the finish line of your educational career. Adjusting to college might be...

NIU Dorm Life: Living in Douglas

By Allyson Martin | February 3, 2011

DeKALB | With room self selection starting up this month, the Northern Star will be looking at what each residence has to offer. Check back over the next several issues to read about which hall would fit you best. Douglas Hall is located across from the...

Residence halls catch up with fire safety

By Katherine Orr | September 14, 2010

The residence halls are finally catching up with fire safety as sprinklers are installed in the rooms. Dave LaBanc, director of facilities and operations , said sprinklers have been installed in three out of the five residence halls. "The residence halls...