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Freeman connects to student body

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 4, 2019

As NIU President Lisa Freeman approaches her first full year as NIU’s official president, it is important to acknowledge the progress that has been made in mending the relationship between students and the administration.Prior to Freeman’s presidency,...

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

By Kierra Frazier | March 18, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association is looking to double voter turnout in this year’s elections. Students are being advised to vote in this upcoming SA election at the end of March because SA leaders said it affects them in more ways than they think. SA...

NIU President Lisa Freeman sits with students to get acquainted with them Monday during Pizza with the Presidents in the Holmes Student Center.

Freeman and SA President get to know student needs

By Kierra Frazier | November 7, 2018

DeKALB — NIU President Lisa Freeman and Student Association President Khiree Cross joined students for lunch Monday to become better acquainted with one another and the student body.Pizza with the Presidents was held in the Regency Room of the Holmes...

Students must remain hopeful for Freeman’s presidency

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 19, 2018

Lisa Freeman was approved for contract negotiations Thursday as NIU’s first female president, and the Northern Star Editorial Board would like to express a cautiously optimistic attitude.Despite disagreeing with the override, the Editorial Board recognizes...

Presidential process incites debate

By Northern Star staff | July 30, 2018

DeKALB — Former State Senator Robert W. Pritchard and student Nathan Hayes were sworn in as trustees by Chairman Wheeler Coleman July 16.“I look forward to putting the experiences I’ve had over the last fifteen years in the legislature working on...

Presidential search to start fall 2018

By James Krause | September 21, 2017

DeKALB — After meeting with several stakeholder groups over the past several weeks, the Board of Trustees has set a timeline for their search for a permanent president.The Board announced that in the “best interest of the university,” the search...

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