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Sycamore City Council approved the purchase of  properties located at 474 N. Cross St. and part of lot 1002 on N. Cross St.

Sycamore City Council approves purchase for longtime leased NIU property

By Abby Byer | April 14, 2022
The City of Sycamore will be purchasing NIU properties that they have been leasing since 1998 that was used as the College of Engineering.
Expanding the engineering parking lot is a needed upgrade for students

Expanding the engineering parking lot is a needed upgrade for students

By Anthony Parlogean | October 4, 2019

Across from the Engineering building and Anderson Hall are Lots V and A. Lot V is a normal, paved parking lot, however Lot A looks anything but normal with its loose gravel and old western atmosphere. Lot A needs an update mostly because there is not...

Paving petition gains traction among business students

By Noah Thornburgh | September 22, 2019

As of 3 p.m. Thursday, to get Lot A paved has over 600 signatures, 37 of them from faculty and staff.Martin said he started the petition Sept. 10 after seeing a tire pop off after driving over a pothole in the lot. Commuter Lot A’s north-half, east...

This week in photos: Sept. 3-10

This week in photos: Sept. 3-10

By Keith Hernandez | September 10, 2015

The Supermileage team’s Huskie Rocket is seen during the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology’s Welcome Day Picnic on Sept. 9 outside of the Engineering Building.

Top 4 best places to nap around NIU

Top 4 best places to nap around NIU

By Northern Star staff | March 25, 2015

Holmes Student Center, main floorSurrounded by the pungent aroma of Subway, one can always enjoy a cozy nap at the Holmes Student Center.For many students who live off campus there isn’t time to run home and eat or nap and make in back time for class....

In Focus: How can the SA improve parking for students?

By Perspective Staff | November 18, 2014

Blake GlossonOne potential solution to this problem is to convert at least some of the blue parking spaces into yellow.Aside from the lack of parking, metered parking is a flawed system — at least from the student’s standpoint. For one thing, the...

Pass/Fail: NIU apps save students cash; Not all get equal printing rights

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | October 1, 2014

Pass: NIU apps save students cashEngineering students are aware of the exorbitant price of genuine software these days.Buying genuine software for personal or corporate use is something that’s not easy for students. Technical students, especially engineering...