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Men’s soccer to face EIU at home, last game before MAC play

By Marcel Carrasco | October 7, 2019

DeKALB –  Coming off a difficult 5-0 loss Saturday against Saint Mary’s College – California, the men’s soccer team has a chance to regroup 6 p.m. Tuesday when it faces Eastern Illinois University in front of a home crowd at the Soccer and Track...

Work-hour cap limits students

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 11, 2016

NIU should increase its hour cap from 20 hours per week for student-employees so students can earn living and tuition expenses easier.The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was fully implemented in 2015, and as a result, all hours for part-time...

NIU credit rating down

By Alexander Chettiath | October 29, 2015

NIU and three other Illinois universities saw a downgrade in their credit ratings on Monday because of their “high reliance on the State of Illinois for operating funding,” according to a report issued by Moody’s Investor Services.Moody’s is a...

Redshirt junior Cameron Stingily maneuvers through the Eastern Illinois defense Saturday night at the Huskie Stadium.

NIU battles to continue win streak

By Brian Earle | September 22, 2013

Football lived up to its motto Saturday night when it defeated Eastern Illinois at Huskie Stadium, 43-39, “the hard way.”The Huskies (3-0) quickly found themselves facing their biggest deficit of the season, 20-0, in the middle of the first quarter....

Men’s basketball falls to Eastern

By Brian Earle | February 24, 2013

In its final non-conference matchup, men’s basketball was defeated 59-47 at the hands of Eastern Illinois on Saturday. It was a competitive first half, as the Huskies and Panthers traded the lead 11 times. The Huskies jumped out to an early 5-0 lead,...

Eastern Illinois University honored for veteran support

By Northern Star Staff | January 22, 2013

Eastern Illinois University has been awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education for its efforts in support of student veterans, according to a Tuesday news release from the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs (IDVA). EIU was selected...

Northern Star File Photo - NIUs Sarah Mclaughlin backhands a tennis ball.

Men’s women’s tennis set for weekend matches

By Sean Anderson | February 22, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s tennis will both hit the hard top this weekend.The women’s team will travel south to Carbondale for matches against Arkansas State and Southern Illinois.The Huskies (5-2) opened the season with a loss, but have turned their...

Students have mixed feelings about universities’ use of slogans

By Linze Griebenow | November 21, 2011

Amanda Owens, senior sociology major at Northeastern Illinois University, said she forgot colleges have slogans. "Can you tell me what [the university slogan] is?" Owens said. Northeastern's slogan is "Learn in the City, Lead in the World." Recently,...

Mike Morocco, senior time arts major, takes the eco park bike
path as a shortcut back to his apartment Tuesday afternoon.

NIU may be paving the way for new bike paths

By Chelsey Boutan | September 20, 2011

Before NIU Sgt. Alan Smith crosses from one side to the other on the sidewalk, he always looks over his shoulder. "I've almost been hit several times just walking down the sidewalk," Smith said. "You have to turn around because the bikes just fly through."...

Illinois Universities see decline in enrollment

Illinois Universities see decline in enrollment

By Jessica Sabbah | May 2, 2011

Since fall 2006, NIU has seen a decline in enrollment by about 5.8 percent. Although NIU is not the only four-year Illinois public institution to suffer a dip in enrollment between fall 2006 and fall 2010, other schools have grown over the past four years....

DeKalb murder database proposed

By Jim Maahs | February 8, 2011

DeKALB | State Representative Dennis Reboletti, R-Elmhurst, has proposed a bill that would create a public murderer database. Rebolettri's bill was proposed over outrage of the murder of an Eastern Illinois student in 1998. Justin Boulay strangled Andrea...

NIU Police Department will have 14 unarmed security guards. These security personnel will operate as foot-patrol security guards for the NIU campus and in the immediate vicinity where many students live.

Serious crime concerns are not unique to NIU campus

By David Matz, Kyla Gardner, and Alex Fiore | November 17, 2010

In the weeks since the disappearance and murder investigation of NIU freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller, campus safety and security has been a concern for NIU students and the surrounding community. In a letter sent home to parents and family members of...