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Neptune Central located in Neptune Hall has a fireplace, chairs and couches, making it a good spot to take a nap at. (Daija Hammonds | Northern Star)

Best spots to catch some z’s on campus

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | October 30, 2022

There are many places throughout campus that can provide the comfort and quiet needed to obtain that beauty sleep. The key to napping anywhere: don’t care what others think. It may be difficult to trek back to one’s dorm room in between classes...

Pass/Fail: City Council saves homes from zones; steam outage will leave students cold

By Carl Nadig | October 29, 2014

PassCity Council decided to exclude the John and Harrison Street neighborhoods from a proposed enterprise zone.These neighborhoods are sacred to the city’s identity. These streets are meaningful to the people who live or have lived in the area. The...

Steam outage to affect 6 buildings

By Northern Star Staff | October 22, 2014

A steam outage will be in effect Nov. 2-14 for some campus buildings.The outage is due to emergency repairs planned for the East Heating Plant’s main steam lines, according to an NIU Today news release. The dates are subject to change depending on the...

College set to host diversity film series

By Northern Star Staff | January 27, 2014

The College of Education will begin screening an ongoing series of films covering the theme of diversity.The films explore the subjects of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and how they intersect within culture.All movies will be shown at...

New look for Faraday Lecture Halls

By Jalen Cobb | September 14, 2010

Faraday Hall went under the knife this summer. The on-campus building received technological renovations in the form of interactive monitors, digital document cameras and other learning tools. This state of-the-art renewal has been in the works for a...