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Clouds over the College of Nursing building Monday at 1240 Normal Road. The NIU board of
trustees approved a lease-to-purchase agreement with the DeKalb CUSD 428 Tuesday for the
building and 9.1 acre property. (Christian Quevedo | Northern Star)

Board of Trustees approves sale of nursing building

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | April 4, 2023

Editor's note: This piece has been corrected to reflect that Eric Wasowicz retained his position as the chair of the Board of Trustees and Montel Gayles as board member. The building of the new nursing building will also not be completed by Fall 2023. DeKALB...

An automated machine that separates out wastewater samples for the NIU Covid-19 surveillance lab to test for traces of the virus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Wastewater screening indicates campus COVID-19 levels

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – Although students are no longer required by NIU to screen for COVID-19, wastewater screening shows how much of the virus is present at different residence halls – which is a tool for students trying to stay healthy. Barrie Bode, professor...

New York City Lounge to open in Grant Hall

New York City Lounge to open in Grant Hall

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2016

The Residence Hall Association will hold a grand opening for the New York City Lounge 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18 in Grant Towers.Free food, music, pool and pingpong, among other recreational games, will be available for attendees. To mark the grand opening, students...

Trying to enjoy the weather? Check out the top 4 prettiest places on campus

Trying to enjoy the weather? Check out the top 4 prettiest places on campus

By Northern Star staff | March 27, 2015

It’s good to get away and surround yourself with the beauty of nature.You don’t have to go that far to find them, as there are many on campus. Here are the top four prettiest places on campus. 1. The East Lagoon, NIU entrance off Lincoln HighwayThis...

Students to dress up for Hollywood prom in Grant Hall

By Shikha Duttyal | March 27, 2014

Students will be able to dress up and dance at the Grant Hollywood prom today.The prom is 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Grant North towers. The event is open to all students and is free. The dress code is formal.“It is different this year and bigger,”...

Grant grate falls through, prospective student injured

By Kyla Gardner | April 6, 2011

A Reavis High School senior is "still shaken up pretty bad," from his fall almost 2 weeks ago through a grate outside Grant Hall, his lawyer said. Nello Gamberdino said the student fell 15 to 20 feet down through the grate when he stepped on it outside...

NIU Dorm Life: Living in Grant

By Leah Spagnoli | February 22, 2011

DeKALB | With room self selection under way, the Northern Star will be looking at what each residence hall has to offer. Check out the next issue to read about the final residence hall, Stevenson, to decide which one fits you best. Grant Hall is located...

Grant Towers sell dates for charity, relaxation

By Alex Fiore | November 29, 2010

Just days away from final exams, the Grant Towers staff is giving students the opportunity to put down the books and blow off some steam. The Grant Hall D council is sponsoring a charity date auction Tuesday night and hosting a "Jingle ‘N' Mingle" mixer...