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Grading scales do not reflect student performance

By Anthony Parlogean | September 16, 2019

There are two types of grading scales utilized by professors: the plus-minus grading scale and the traditional grading scale. The plus-minus scale is no more efficient than the traditional grading scale is. In fact, neither grading scale is entirely effective...

How would you grade NIU this year?

By Northern Star columnists | December 4, 2011

  Aaron Brooks An upgrade to the residence halls is something that NIU really needed, and it is good to see progress in that area. In other areas, however, the administration's priorities seem misplaced. Giving a facelift to the aging Holmes Student...

In Focus: Tips for getting through finals week

By Colin Remes | December 1, 2011

Colin Remes Columnist Study early and often, but study just a little bit at a time. Instead of going home and watching TV during your free time, pick up a review sheet or write a few words in that paper you've been putting off. There will always be another...

In Focus: Does NIU make the grade?

In Focus: Does NIU make the grade?

By Northern Star Columnist | May 8, 2011

Jack Baker, columnist NIU has done a great job of making plans to improve the campus. With the new residence hall, renovations to both Cole Hall and Grant, the new outdoor recreation complex and other projects, the campus will be looking much better in...