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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...

This week: 3 ways to eat free on campus

By Northern Star staff | September 6, 2016
1. NIU Financial Cents program and the College of Business are looking for volunteers to help with the Junior Achievement program for the 2016-17 academic year. An information session for any NIU student who is interested in becoming a volunteer will be held Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in Barsema Hall, Room 300. Pizza and refreshments will be available after the brief meeting.2. Edible Education will host a workshop noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Academic Advising Center OSAS Lobby. The informational workshops will teach students various ways to achieve academic success while providing them with a free lunch.3. The Public Relations Student Association (PRSSA) is hosting an open house in DuSable 204 at 9 p.m. Free pizza will be provided.

Free math tutoring offered in DuSable

By Kia Clair | February 11, 2013

The faculty in the department of mathematics want to do their best to help Huskie students succeed, so they’re now offering free tutoring for students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in DuSable Hall, Room 326. “The tutoring center provides...

Vending machines deserve your respect

By Beth Schumacher | February 5, 2013

Getting kicked, shaken, pushed around, and having money shoved in your nostril (money slot) is probably not something you want to experience every day. This is an average day for Morty, the Founder’s Memorial Library vending machine. “It’s not easy,...

Deja Manuel, a sophomore undecided major, votes for the student senate elections Tuesday in the Holmes Student Center. Alberta Dequin, (center) a retired teacher and Kelli Bradley (right) from student affairs worked the voting booth next to the bus turn around.

Voter turnout speculation marks SA elections

By Brian Singer | September 25, 2012

Speculation of the voter turnout has marked the first day of the Student Association (SA) Senate elections. The SA opened the polls Tuesday for students to vote for senators to be in the SA Senate. The Senate is one of the three branches of the SA. The...

Four years of NIU in review

By Aaron Brooks | April 24, 2012

My decision to attend NIU was influenced by three factors: location, cost and reputation. After four years at NIU I have found other aspects more important. Reflecting on what has been important to me as a student, four factors come to mind: atmosphere,...

Photojournalist Chris Birks

NIU alumnus speaks on photojournalism Friday

By Lauren Dielman | October 24, 2011

Photojournalism plays a large role in shaping public opinion, NIU alumnus Chris Birks said during a speech Friday in DuSable Hall. Birks earned a master's degree in communication from NIU and currently teaches in Benedictine's University's Department...

Kevin Choi, freshman electrical engineering major purchases a
sub from Subway.

Students have a variety of dining options around campus

By Hailey Kurth | September 27, 2011

Going home for lunch during the week can be tough, especially for students with back-to-back classes. For those students, there are a number of food options available across campus. "We try to give students options," said Michael Stang, executive director...

Vision 2020 should improve campus facilities

By Editorial Board | September 25, 2011

Have you ever used a restroom in Reavis or DuSable?If you have, you may have noticed that the accommodations are far from ideal: broken stalls, unexpected odors and cramped spaces. DuSable doesn't fare much better. Compare these buildings to others, like...

Study space series: Scattered studiers sequester in scholarly spots

By Kyla Gardner | April 6, 2011

If you wish the day had 26 hours instead of 24, the answer to gaining some extra minutes might be studying in NIU's academic buildings. Follow the Northern Star through its weekly installment of the best places to study on campus and around DeKalb to...