Northern Star

Editorial: NIU needs more help for transfers

Northern Star Editorial Board

March 25, 2014

Despite transfer students from community colleges composing a significant portion of NIU’s population, they remain some of the most ignored people on campus.The school is hemorrhaging transfer students: 544 transfer students who attended NIU in the fall did not return for the spring for reasons oth...

Correct approach can aid freshmen retention

Northern Star Editorial Board

March 18, 2014

Keeping freshmen enrolled for a full year — and past their first year — has proven difficult for NIU.NIU should focus on three issues that plague incoming freshmen: Tailoring general education requirements to majors, implementing effective financial advising and assuring incoming freshmen they can’t...