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University to receive funding for anniversary projects

By Dan Doren | January 30, 2020

DeKALB — Eight university projects, selected by committee as part of a competitive process, will receive grant funding in celebration of NIU’s 125th anniversary.The eight projects were chosen based on how effectively they would increase awareness...

Asking students about their interest in Donald Trump impeachment trial

By Kennedy Jones | January 24, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has now entered its fifth day according National Public Radio. Several students in DuSable Hall were asked if they had been following the impeachment trial and what their thoughts are on the subject....

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Campus dining locations phase out cash purchases

By Ashley Dwy | September 11, 2019

DeKALB — Some campus locations have stopped accepting cash payments within the last few years to reduce cash errors and shortages at certain retail dining services.Specific satellite locations, like Sandella’s Café at DuSable Hall, the Three Sons...

SA elections set for Tuesday, Wednesday

SA elections set for Tuesday, Wednesday

By Northern Star Staff | March 25, 2019

DeKALB — SA elections are scheduled to open on HuskieLink at 9 a.m. Tuesday and close 5 p.m. Wednesday.There will also be polling stations available in DuSable Hall, Barsema Hall, Holmes Student Center, Founders Memorial Library, LaTorette Hall, the...

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

By Kierra Frazier | March 18, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association is looking to double voter turnout in this year’s elections. Students are being advised to vote in this upcoming SA election at the end of March because SA leaders said it affects them in more ways than they think. SA...

Fill in the blank: My favorite spot on campus is…

By Northern Star Perspective Staff | January 31, 2019

Ashley Hines | Contributor... DuSable HallBeing a political science major, almost all of my classes the last two semesters have been in DuSable Hall. The building is the closest building to my dorm, which inherently makes it superior to any other building....

Dining halls need to offer more fresh options

By Chris Grask | September 23, 2018

Campus dining is falling short when it comes to offering fresh and diverse options for NIU students due to budget restrictions. While new restaurants and more culinary options has been presented in recent years, the limited amount of fresh options has...

Corn and Chicken will be served in Dusable Hall from 11 to 2 p.m. today as part of a fundraiser for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S.

SHPE to sell chicken and corn today

By Northern Star staff | September 7, 2016

Corn and Chicken will be served in Dusable Hall from 11 to 2 p.m. today as part of a fundraiser for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S.This is the first fundraiser these two organizations have done with each other. The...

Looking Into Legacies

Looking Into Legacies

By Jay Ibarra | March 3, 2016
Cole Hall was originally built in 1968, but following a shooting on Feb. 14, 2008, it was renovated and reopened in 2012.

Pass/Fail: SA delivers student opinions in letters, students in the dark about power outages

By Kara Mercer | February 22, 2016

Pass:The Student Association has been active in lobbying for a state budget which shows a great deal of leadership.It was a great action to deliver roughly 20,000 letters and postcards to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office in order to make it clear that the...

Student Trustee Paul Julion discusses a recommendation approved by the Board of Trustees, which aims to enhance cellphone signals on campus in “dead areas,” such as New Residence Hall and DuSable Hall, Sunday night at the Student Association Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. 

Senate supports interfaith space

By Margaret Maka | November 23, 2014

The Student Association Senate voted Sunday to support an interfaith space at NIU as part of a collaborative effort between the Senate and Better Together.Better Together, an organization approved by the Senate Nov. 7, is an interfaith association aimed...