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NIU is working to help those students who need it most, with its support of the DoublePell campaign.

Editorial: Doubling Pell Grant creates opportunity for success

By Northern Star Editorial Board | January 25, 2022
Doubling the Pell Grant would allow students a better opportunity for future success.
Second Ward Alderman Tom Teresinski discussed the potential farmland use by the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St. at a city council meeting Monday. Old Elm Farms placed the highest bid during an auction and can farm the land if the ordinance passes.

Council to hold public hearing on federal grant Monday

By Northern Star Staff | February 6, 2020

DeKALB — A public hearing is set for Monday night’s City Council meeting for residents to give their opinions on a five-year Community Development Block Grant.The Community Development Block Grant is a federally funded program aimed to increase housing,...

Dorm Decorating Tips for Students

By Kaylee Stangle | August 23, 2019

Between seeing one’s living space for the first time and getting to know neighbors, the first few days back on campus can seem more like a spinning blur than reality. Here are some crafty tips to make decorating a dorm room simple, without sacrificing...

DeKalb seeking public input on plans to spend community grant

By Scott Nicol | February 11, 2016

DeKalb is seeking public input through Sunday on how to use the expected $395,000 in funding this year from the Community Development Block Grant.The Community Development Block Grant program, funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,...

Anthro museum gets $150K grant

By Northern Star Staff | September 21, 2014

The Anthropology Museum received a $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Thursday as a part of the Museums for America program.The program provides more than $16 million to support museums nationally. The museum will use the...

Three faculty members given humanities awards

By Jack Manning | January 22, 2014

Three members of the faculty were each given the National Endowment for the Humanities Award and they are looking to put the grants that came with it back into the NIU community through their upcoming projects.The recipients were Jennifer Kirker-Priest,...

Library puts grant toward remodeling

By Northern Star Staff | January 15, 2014

The DeKalb Public Library received an $11.6 million check as a grant.The check was given by Secretary of State Jesse White Monday.The money will go toward the library’s remodeling project, which will cost an estimated $24 million, according to the Daily...

Professor awarded research grant from NASA

By Ali Combs | June 19, 2013

NASA has awarded geography professor Wei Luo a multi-year grant to further research how much water was on Mars to shape the surface of the planet. The grant totals $291,000, which will be used to develop algorithms and apply them to the latest data retrieved...

NIU college to introduce new robotics curriculum

By Julia Boyle | April 30, 2013

A new lab and new curriculum--new engineering students have changes to look forward to thanks to a $50,000 grant. The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has introduced a new curriculum for future students following a grant from OMRON Foundation....

DeKalb receives grant for e-recycling

By Ryan Chodora | April 30, 2013

In an effort to celebrate Earth Month, Gov. Pat Quinn has allocated about $98,000 in electronic waste recycling grants for 49 counties, including DeKalb County. DeKalb County will receive $2,000 in grant money which will go toward advertising its electronic...

Blotter 9/25

By Northern Star Staff | September 26, 2012

The following was taken directly from area police and fire department records, or from DeKalb County court records. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.

Sept. 25, 2012

William M. Boelcke, 31, turned himself in to DCPD on an active warrant for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

 Dr. Laura Vasquez (right), professor of communications, and Diane Nilan, (left) founder and president of Hear Us Inc, answer questions in Wirtz Hall on Saturday night after the showing of their documentary on the edge. The film focused on eight women from all over the country and their struggle with homelessness.

NIU professor receives grant to make film

By Kathleen Hauge | September 17, 2012

Laura Vazquez will soon be back behind the camera. The associate professor in communications plans for her next production to be led by her Communications 496 Special Topics class. Two years ago, she finished a documentary on women trying to escape poverty;...