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Afternoon snow settles onto the Greek Row houses of Greenbrier Drive just off campus. NIUs Presidential Task Force on the Revitalization of Greek Life has presented their findings and recommendations in a report to the University after a year of research. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

NIU task force recommends how to save Greek life

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | February 5, 2023

DeKALB – A task force created by NIU President Lisa Freeman, dedicated to revitalizing and improving Greek life, gave its findings to the university after research and data gathering from various subcommittees during the 2021-2022 academic year. According...

City council accepting proposals for land near Greek Row

By Colin Kempsell | January 23, 2023

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council is accepting proposals for the purchase of vacant land in the North Annie Glidden neighborhood, adjacent to NIU’s Greek Row. The plot of land on the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Blackhawk Road has been the subject...

A Securitas placard rests on a car dashboard outside Grant North Residence Hall.

Inside NIU’s private security force

By Eddie Drinkwine | October 31, 2022

DeKALB — They guard our residence halls and patrol our streets, but you may not know who or what they are. Securitas USA is a private security company hired by the NIU Board of Trustees and arrived on campus on Aug. 15; but why were they hired in the...

New street signs designed by the university standing tall after being installed around the DeKalb area this semester. (Abbi Sweeney | Northern Star)

Huskie Pride street signs to be installed around DeKalb

By Eric Bjork, News Reporter | August 20, 2022

DeKALB — On the week of Aug. 7, the DeKalb Public Works Department began the installation of brand-new street signs which are NIU themed.  The street signs in Greek Row, located north of the NIU campus, have been replaced with the new signs.  Eventually,...

Student Association discusses safety on Greek row

By Tom Burton | October 14, 2018

DeKALB — The Student Association Senate filled two senator positions and opened discussions for the Annie Glidden North Corridor Revitalization Plan in its weekly meeting Sunday.Tristan Martin, speaker of the Senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing...

Students discuss NIU race issues

By Leah Nicolini | December 3, 2015

Ariel Owens, Student Association director of Public Affairs, stopped participating in class after she said her English teacher asked her to comment on a poem on behalf of her entire race.Instances of on-campus racism, like the one Owens said she experienced,...

Slurs, injury don’t stop black lives matter protestors

By Walter Douglas | December 8, 2014

A pregnant protester was hit by a car while crossing Lincoln Highway during a march Saturday, but the protesters returned Sunday to continue their efforts to fight racism.The man who was responsible for hitting the woman was charged with one count of...

Class aims to fix enrollment

Class aims to fix enrollment

By Walter Douglas | November 24, 2014

A business class is gaining experience in and out of the classroom by gathering enrollment and retention information to be presented to NIU President Doug Baker after Thanksgiving break.Business management professor Eric Wasowicz said Baker’s Aug. 20...

City takes right steps for student safety with lights

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 12, 2014

Adding 16 light fixtures to the area around Greek Row is a good step in improving safety in the area, which is home to many students.In September, Greek Row saw a higher police presence due to an increase of crime in the area. Fifteen mob action cases...

Greek Row gets lights to improve security

By Brennan Schneider | November 11, 2014

Sixteen lighting fixtures will be added to Greek Row in an effort to improve safety in the area.The lights are expected to be installed over Thanksgiving or winter break so the streets will be clear of students’ cars, said 1st ward Alderman David Jacobson....

Pass/Fail: Roads around Greek Row get brighter; SA gives out too much money for food

By Mohammed Taha Faridi | November 11, 2014

Pass: Roads around Greek Row get brighterGreek Row is not well-lit, but that’s going to change soon.ComEd plans to install additional street lamps in the Greek Row area later this month, which will make it safer for students to walk home at night.The...

Police: Increase presence in Greek Row

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 22, 2014

After reports of a Sept. 6 fight involving at least 20 people on Greek Row, the DeKalb Police Department must permanently boost police surveillance in the area.The fight occurred at 12:30 a.m. at Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 919 Greenbrier Road, after SAE members...