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Photography Manager Wade Duerkes (left) and Associate Director for Women and Gender Programs Sam Glaab-Lanigan sit at a table watching Janek Sunga, a graduate student majoring in political science, write on a postcard. The GSRCs Women’s History Month photo series and postcard project was open to all NIU students and students were photographed with their postcards for social media. (Victoria Wakeford | Northern Star)

GSRC hosts postcard and photo event for Women’s History Month

By Victoria Wakeford, News Reporter | March 6, 2024

DeKALB – At the Holmes Student Center, a table was set up with markers, postcards, a photographer and one goal: to celebrate Women’s History Month.   From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the HSC, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center hosted...

The Arndt House, where the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is located, sits at the edge of campus. The GSRC has temporarily moved from the Arndt House to the third floor of Wirtz Hall. (Sam Dion | Northern Star)

Repairs force temporary relocation of GSRC

By Brandon Clark, News Reporter | March 4, 2024

DeKALB – The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center has temporarily moved from Arndt House to the third floor of the Health Services Building at 385 Wirtz Drive.   The initial reason for the move was to address leaks in Arndt House’s roof, but...

International Transgender Day of Viability is March 31. There are multiple events happening at NIU in celebration of the holiday.

Transgender Day of Visibility events

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | March 27, 2023

DeKALB – Transgender Day of Visibility, the day to recognize and reflect on transgender people’s history and present, is Friday. Here are three events students can participate in to celebrate.   NIU: EDUCATION AS LIBERATION, OPEN SUBMISSIONS From...

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Student Health Center at NIU is offering monkeypox vaccinations on Monday by appointment.

On-campus monkeypox vaccine clinic to be held Monday

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | September 23, 2022

DeKALB – A Monkeypox vaccination clinic will be open on Sept. 26 at the Student Health Center. The clinic will be open to students, faculty and staff from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday only. Additional days to receive a monkeypox vaccination will be...

NIU has been named an LGBT friendly school in recent years.

NIU continues to foster safety for LGBTQ students

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | September 21, 2022

As visibility of the LGBTQ  community has risen over the years, the concern of the wellbeing of LGBTQ students in universities has become an ongoing discussion. NIU was given a 5 out of 5 on the Campus Pride Index, a measurement and evaluation of a university’s...