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Opposition to new police station remains

By Ian Gough & Joe Palmer | April 9, 2012

Irving Construction will be the contract manager for the new DeKalb Police Department station. The decision was made at a DeKalb City Council meeting Monday. Interim DeKalb Police Chief Ron Pearson said the department hopes construction starts soon, but...

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin vigil planned

By Northern Star Staff | March 28, 2012

A vigil for Trayvon Martin will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the MLK Commons. Senior Farouk Olayiwola will speak at the event, as will Derrick Smith, the academic counselor at the Center for Black Studies. Martin was a 17-year-old killed Feb. 26 while...

Senior history major Nina Cunningham is escorted from the city
council meeting by police chief Bill Feithen after raising her
voice in protest of the DeKalb Police Stations relocation Monday

Students removed from council meeting

By Olivia Willoughby | February 13, 2012

Several angry students had to be removed from the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday.After discussing the main agenda, the council invited citizens to speak about issues they were concerned with. Three students took the opportunity to address the new...

Ryan Agee holds his head in his hands as his mother, Kimberly
Agee, checks in on him during a memorial ceremony for his brother,
Steven Agee II, who was killed on Nov. 23 in an off-campus

Campus honors shooting victim at vigil

By Chelsey Boutan | November 29, 2011

As a slideshow played showing pictures of Steven Agee II, some students started crying when the last two slides appeared. "We will never forget 11-23-11...and though we must say goodbye we will never forget you," they read. More than 600 members of the...

Center for Black Studies hosted Talented Tenth University Menotorship Program

By Jacqueline Evans | November 21, 2010

DeKalb - The Center for Black Studies hosted the 26th Annual Talented Tenth University Mentorship Program over the weekend. The program focuses on bringing high school students to NIU and giving them an in-depth look at different aspects of college life....